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Psychiatric APRN

Company: Hill Health Ctr
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Under the clinical supervision of the Medical Director of the BH site and with administrative oversight by the Program Director, the Psychiatric APRN/PA is responsible for providing reasonable and prudent psychiatric/medical care. Practices appropriate medication management and uses sound clinical judgment based on best practice standards. Conducts psychiatric evaluations, monitors medication, contributes to differential diagnosis/treatment planning. May carry a therapy caseload as directed. Functions as part of the multi-disciplinary clinical team. Participates in chart review/peer review.

CS-HHC's Expectations of all Employees

  • Adheres to all CS-HHC Policies and Procedures
  • Conducts self in a manner that represents CS-HHC's Values at all times
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude with all work-related contacts
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about Departmental and CS-HHC concerns
  • Consistently reports to work on time, prepared to perform the duties of the position
  • Meets productivity standards and performs duties as workload necessitates

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides reasonable and prudent psychiatric/medical care. Practice appropriate medication management and use sound clinical judgment based on best practice standards and evidenced-based medicine. Maintain high levels of client satisfaction
  • Consults internally with multidisciplinary staff and with community providers as appropriate
  • Generates appropriate referrals for acute, chronic and preventive behavioral/medical health care. Establishes and maintains good working relationships with community agencies
  • Educates patients on preventive behavioral/medical health care and chronic disease management and refers to appropriate resources or agencies
  • Practices appropriate follow-up care, outreach to special needs patients. Retrieves labs, diagnostic imaging and other consultation reports as indicated
  • Submits encounters following established procedures to ensure accurate authorization of service, accurate coding and timely filing
  • Meets productivity expectations
  • Documents in timely and legible manner consistent with State, Federal and accreditation guidelines
  • Properly documents any off-label use of psychiatric medications
  • Attends/participates and contributes to departmental and committee meetings
  • Contributes to grant application as appropriate
  • Participates in protocol/policy/procedure development and revision in collaboration with Medical Director and Program Director of the site(s)
  • Provides on-call and coverage accessibility when needed
  • Provides supervision, guidance/consultation for staff as needed and directed by Medical or Program Director of the site(s)
  • Establishes and maintains good relationships with clinic staff, other CS-HHC departments, medical staff, and community agencies. Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies
  • Demonstrates competency in standards of psychiatric care
  • Conscientious work ethic, professionalism and accountability
  • Provides assistance during periods of agency need and accept new assignments
  • Participates in Peer Review
  • Performs all other related duties as required



A Psychiatric APRN must have an MSN from an accredited program and certified by the American Nurse's Credentialing Center as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist PMH-CNS and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner PMH-NP). Must be Board certified or eligible. Connecticut licensure as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. A Psychiatric Physician Assistant must be a graduate of an accredited PA Training Program and have NCCPA certification and licensure to practice as an Adult or Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Physician Assistant in the State of Connecticut. CPR certification required.


Experience working in a fast paced environment with co-disordered clients facing multiple psychosocial stressors preferred.


Knowledge and competency regarding diagnosis, assessment and treatment of behavioral health services. Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal. Ability to generate high levels of client satisfaction. Ability to work with interdisciplinary team. Must demonstrate age specific/population specific competencies in area(s) of practice. Knowledge and skills related to individual, group and family system dynamics. Must demonstrate cultural competence.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand or sit for extended periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal to high volumes of stress.

Travel within the State of Connecticut is required on an occasional basis.

Keywords: Hill Health Ctr, New Haven , Psychiatric APRN, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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