McLean Hospital is a comprehensivepsychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality,cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts andbeyond. Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatmentof mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mentalillness and the training of generations of mental health care providers.McLean's multidisciplinary programs treat a broad range of psychiatricillnesses across the full continuum of care.
The Advanced Practice Nurse/CaseAdministrator II is a professional nurse who has acquired specialized knowledgeand skills through completion of a graduate program of study. The APRNhas the credentials to function in an expanded nursing role and is responsiblefor the daily management of selected patients. The APRN has theresponsibility for assessment and management of patients including diagnosticand therapeutic interventions, implementation and evaluation of an appropriateplan of care. The APRN works with her/his collaborating physician inaccordance with mutually developed practice guidelines.
On the MSE ART, the APRN isresponsible for working alongside an assigned therapist. As a workingteam, the APRN and Therapist deliver the assessment of the case from both theindividual and family and system point of view, and deliver therapy as dictatedby the plan of care derived from the assessment. The primaryresponsibility of the APRN is to assess the need for medication treatment, toinitiate it and oversee its effectiveness, and to maintain communication withthe medical treaters outside the ART, usually the PCP and outpatientpsychiatrist for the patient. The APRN may participate in individual,family and system meetings with the Primary Therapist to assist treatment ingoing forward.
All McLean team members are expectedto consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect,diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.
Graduate degree from an accreditedschool of nursing.
Current licensure in theCommonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse in the Advanced Practicerole in Psychiatric Nursing. DEA and DPH licensure for prescriptivepractice. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Board Certification preferred.