Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Lewiston (463,474) $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS*

*$5,000.00 SIGN-ON BONUS: pro-rated based hours per week. First 1/2 is paid upon successful completion of 90 day review/introductory period completion and second half is paid after 6 months from hire date, pending successful completion of introductory period.

You will come for our dedication to service, industry competitive salary and excellent benefits. You will stay when you discover our organizational culture and supportive leadership that prioritizes your professional growth.  For over 70 years, our committed team of dedicated professionals has provided the solid foundation where hope and healing can begin to flourish.


General Summary:

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for direct and indirect outpatient care to adults presenting with mental illness.  This will include assessment, development of the plan of treatment, participation in on-going psychiatric medical management, recommendation of consultations and referrals, and participation in discharge planning. 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

·  Works from paradigms of Recovery, Trauma Sensitivity, and Co-occurring illness. Further, has respect for a consumer-driven plan of care to the extent that is medically safe and will pursue the least restrictive treatment interventions.

·  Provides general health screening and assessment as relevant to psychiatric medication management, e.g. monitoring weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar. 

·  Provides medication injections of psychotropic medications according to agency policies and procedures.

·  Provides medication and health information and education as indicated, and as is necessary to support a solid process of informed consent and risk/benefit decision-making.

·  Available to assist with cross-coverage of other agency mid-level or physician providers of services to adult patients. This would include such duties as assisting with managing refill requests, and assisting with managing urgent or acute clinical circumstances during usual work hours.

·  Participates as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team.  Respects and considers input from everyone involved in patients' care or support systems.  This includes other staff and professionals, family and significant others.

·  Serves as Psychiatric Consultant for Behavioral Health Homes, as needed.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Must be licensed as a Nurse Practitioner by the State of Maine, with one to three years of directly relevant experience working with individuals who have serious and persistent mental illness. 

Knowledge of current diagnosis, treatment methods, and pharmacology sufficient to meet the standard of psychiatric medical care is fundamental. 

Adult or Family Psychiatric specialty certification, DEA certificate and relevant experience required.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Participates in recruitment, selection, and orientation of new staff members in accordance with agency and program policies and procedures. Provides clinical supervision for other staff according to licensure or certification requirements.


Some of our benefits include:

  1. Generous Paid Time Off - full-time employees earn 23 days per year to start (pro-rated for part-time positions of 20 hours/week or more).

  2. Health, Dental - health benefits eligibility starting at 24 hours/week.

  3. Agency paid life insurance policy

  4. 403(b) Retirement Plan - with employer match.

  5. 9 Paid Holidays

  6. Opportunities for agency paid trainings and Professional Development

  7. Friendly Neighbor discounts such as Verizon, Sullivan tire, and Governor's Restaurant

  8. Gym membership reimbursement

  9. A work culture focused on employee wellness and inclusivity

  10. Industry Competitive Salaries

  11. Quality Supervision and a friendly and supportive atmosphere

*$5,000.00 SIGN-ON BONUS: pro-rated based hours per week. First 1/2 is paid upon successful completion of 90 day review/introductory period completion and second half is paid after 6 months from hire date, pending successful completion of introductory period.

Tri-County Mental Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to maintaining a culture of mutual respect. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation, or expression. We celebrate our differences and thrive on inclusivity.