If you are ready for a satisfying and rewarding career, join our team of diverse and motivated professionals at Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC). CHC is one of the country’s most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental and mental health services to the uninsured and underinsured. CHC is building a world class primary health care system that is committed to caring for special populations, and that is focused on improving health outcomes for our patients as well as building healthy communities. We are one of the leading health-care providers in the state of Connecticut, providing comprehensive primary care services in medicine, dentistry, and behavioral health. With more than 145,000 active patients, CHC is the health care home that works to keep our patients—and our communities—healthy. We go beyond the traditional health services to bring care wherever our patients and clients are, using innovative service delivery models and state of the art technology. We use the latest treatments and technologies within the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model (PCMH) to care for our growing patient base.
Specific Responsibilities and General Duties:
Assesses clients referred for evaluation and treatment by primary care providers or by LCSWs in primary care centers of school based health centers of CHCI.
Prescribes medication as needed and monitors client response to medication in coordination with the client’s primary therapist.
Provides client hours at least one evening session per week or as needed
Participates in multidisciplinary team and other Behavioral Health departmental meetings (including the Performance Improvement Committee) as assigned.
Consults with CHC Medical providers concerning psychotropic medication of their clients.
Coordinates with community providers involved in the care of Behavioral Health clients (with the client’s signed consent).
May order relevant lab tests and procedures with appropriate consent, to help in the diagnosis or management of patient’s condition. Receives and reviews lab reports, providing feedback to clients and/or consultation to primary therapist as needed.
Expected to be proficient in the use of psychopharmacology.
Behavioral Health documentation must meet all regulatory requirements made by licensing and third party agencies and must be accordance with CHC Behavioral Health Policy and Procedures.
Uses state-of-the-art knowledge, relating research and current clinical knowledge to the actual practice of psychiatry to improve patient outcomes and reduce complications.
Coordinates with other medical specialties in the detection and treatment of psychiatric patients’ non-psychiatric medical or surgical conditions.
Complies with collaborative agreement requirements with psychiatrists as required by state law.
Confidentiality of Information:
Full access to patient’s electronic health record.
Education Masters: Nursing (Required)
Certifications APRN (Nurse Practitioner) - State of Connecticut CPR - American Red Cross or American Heart Association
Work Experience Nursing Medical Behavioral/Mental Health
Skills Basic Computer Skills EMR/EHR
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Community Health Center, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including medical/dental plans, tuition reimbursement, short term/long term disability coverage, 403b plan with discretionary company match/contribution, flexible spending plans, group life insurance coverage, Employee Assistance Program, classroom based/on-line computer skill development resources and more! Please note that completion of a background check, receipt of proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and completion of all requirements of our Infection Control policy will be required prior to working at Community Health Center, Inc.