Nurse Specialist, Clinical Psychiatry

Mar 01, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Nurse Specialist, Clinical Psychiatry

Requisition Number: STFR004389

Division/College: University Health and Counseling

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


Reporting to the Director of Behavioral Health, working under the supervision of a psychiatrist,

  • Serves as a primary behavioral health provider to perform psychiatric evaluations, triage emergencies and provide follow-up care and referral to community clinicians as per departmental service model.
  • Provides psychopharmacological evaluation and management, including prescription of psychotropic medications under established protocol guidelines.
  • Provides clinical consultation to UHCS Behavioral Health and Medical clinicians and other staff as designated by the Director of Behavioral Health, in accordance with best practices.
  • Performs as a liaison to the University community.
  • May participate in providing direct training and/or in-service education.
  • Performs scheduled and walk-in assessments, as well follow-up visits.

    This is a 35 hours/week, benefits-eligible position. Work schedule to be determined, but will include occasionally rotating in a weekly on-call schedule with overnight phone availability. Schedule includes evening and occasional Saturday hours.


    • Master’s degree in psychiatric nursing,
    • Current Commonwealth of Massachusetts license as Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with current authorization by the Board to engage in advanced practice nursing activities, including prescriptive practice for psychotropic medications, and ability to perform comprehensive behavioral health assessments and treatment plans.
    • Certified as either Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Adult or Family), or Adult Psychiatric- Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.
    • Minimum of 12 months experience as a prescribing psychiatric nurse clinician.
    • Active Federal DEA and Massachusetts MCSR certificates.
    • Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated success interacting with patients and staff with tact, discretion, and sensitivity in a highly diverse patient and staff setting.
    • Ability to make safe and appropriate triage, walk-in and urgent visit assessments, formulate safety and
    follow-up plans and make safe and appropriate referral for ongoing community treatment.
    • Ability to work collaboratively within the clinical and administrative policies and procedures of a university
    health center setting, and with all health center and academic support staff, community-based hospitals and health care providers.

    Additional Information:
    This position requires a criminal background check.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: [email protected]

    Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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