GILEAD - APRN Nurse Practitioner
Company: Columbia Association, Inc.
Posted on: March 13, 2023
Established in 1968, Gilead has over 50 years of experience
providing the highest quality services that support each person's
recovery from mental health or substance use challenges in their
lives.Gilead empowers personal growth, independence and recovery
through improved mental health, physical well-being, and community
integration. Gilead's supportive and collaborative services are
marked by excellence, compassion, innovation, and integrity.
Summary Responsible for performing psychiatric and medical care to
individuals within a community support program(s). Provides
medication management to clients within the Outpatient Clinics of
Gilead. Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides psychiatric and medical care to clients by overseeing
and prescribing medication behavioral health.Position has clinical
supervision by psychiatrist(s) and administrative oversight by the
- Practices appropriate medication management and uses sound
clinical judgment based on best practice standards.
- Provides clinical knowledge regarding severe and prolonged
mental health and substance abuse disorders as well as medical
knowledge related to heath and well being.
- Provides ongoing medical education to case managers both
informally and in training formats.
- Conducts psychiatric evaluations, Mental Status Exams for all
newly admitted clients as well as annual renewals.
- Prescribes and monitors medication for clients throughout
agency. Consults with other staff, agencies or specialists as
- Makes appropriate referrals for acute, chronic and preventative
behavioral/medical health care.
- Practices appropriate follow up to special needs clients,
including ordering of labs and diagnostic imaging consultation as
- Coordinates patient care with colleagues, nursing staff,
reception, clinicians, outreach, case management staff and other
agencies as necessary.Assesses clinical risk factors and performs
crisis evaluations as needed.
- Contributes to bio-psychosocial assessments, diagnosis,
treatment plans and goals.
- Educates clients on preventive behavioral/medical health care
and chronic disease management or refers to appropriate resources
- Documents all required encounters. Completes contacts and
progress notes within 72 hours of encounter including client
education, response to medications and assessment of any potential
side effects or confounding variables.Communicates pertinent client
information to collaborative treatment team.
- Provides 65% of time working directly with clients.
- Supports the processes for all contractual agreements,
certifications or licensing regulations including but not limited
to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS),
CARF, and Department Public Health (DPH).
- Maintains and implements the Recovery philosophies with direct
implications to staff, clients, family, and community
- Participates in clinical meetings and ad hoc work groups in an
effort to carry out the mission of the program within and outside
of the organization.
- Consults with psychiatrist(s) regarding medical and mental
health needs regarding risk management.
- Works in coordination with the agency Administrative Support
Staff for proficient service delivery.
- Other duties as assigned
- Position does not have direct supervisory responsibilities;
however the APRN/PA's role is to be a leader within their
respective program(s).In the absence of Management Staff Members
the APRN/PA is a principle person in the program, providing
guidance and peer support to other members of the team. Completes
daily responsibilities with attentiveness to individual client
needs and with willingness that supports effective team
Skills Oral Communication SkillsProfessionalismPsychopharmacology
Knowledge Technical Communication SkillsOrganizationMedication
Management Client-Customer Relational SkillsTime ManagementDSM IV
Knowledge Education and Years of Experience
- Degree: A BA or higher degree in nursing from an accredited
program to practice as an Advanced Practical Registered Nurse or
Physician Assistant. Connecticut licensure for Registered Nurse and
Advanced Practice Registered or PA required. Prefer certification
by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Clinical
Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.
- Number of Years of Experience: 5
- Prior medical and clinical experience in the field of mental
health and addictions.
- Demonstrate competence in and current knowledge of Community
Treatment, Psychopharmacology, Crisis Intervention, and supervision
- Must maintain and provide proof of valid driver's license and
automobile insurance in good standing.
- Ability to provide leadership under stressful or crisis
situations.Ability to problem-solve.Ability to meet deadlines and
establish and prioritize multiple tasks.
- Ability to travel to various agencies, businesses, and meet
with clients in their homes, if needed.
- Must meet and maintain all required trainings, certifications
etc. as needed.
- Demonstration of ethical behavior and sound judgment that
supports the NASW standards of care.
- Uphold confidentiality by following the HIPAA regulations.
- Working conditions are based in office settings.
- Local travel.
- Possibility of exposure to unsanitary environments, bodily
- Possibility of exposure to use of substances, vulgar
statements, or hostile/dangerous situations. Physical Demands
- The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the
essential functions of the job.Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- Requires the ability to coordinate hands and feet in performing
simple movements, such as bending, reaching and grasping; to exert
a small amount of physical effort in sedentary to light work
involving moving from locationto another.
- Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination to perform skilled
movements as well as semi-skilled repetitive movements.Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. THIS JOB
DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN
ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING
CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION.WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO
ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS,
MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND
ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY.REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE
MADE TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES IN MEETING THE
EXPECTATIONS OF THIS POSITION. We support equality for and
advancement of all people, based on their qualifications and
actions alone, without regard to color, gender, age, religion,
national origin or disability.
Keywords: Columbia Association, Inc., Middletown , GILEAD - APRN Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Middletown, Connecticut
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