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NP - Nurse Practitioner
Ref No.: 15-00598
Category: NP - Nurse Practitioner
Location: New Milford, Connecticut
Start Date: 08/05/2015
NP - Nurse Practitioner
Authentic blend of nature and country living...

The Community - New Milford, CT
New Milford is a town in southern Litchfield County, Connecticut on the Housatonic River. New Milford is home to the Canterbury School, a well-known Roman Catholic boarding school. The school's Chapel of Our Lady features the Jose M. Ferrer Memorial Carillon. The house that inspired the 1946 Client and 1948 film, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, still stands in the Merryall section of town.

New Milford is an authentic blend of nature, local farms, and country living. Explore the beauty of our local parks or Lover's Leap State Park and its iconic bridge. Enjoy the shops and restaurants in our historic New England village or take a stroll on the picturesque town green, one of the longest in the state. Go kayaking or rowing on the Housatonic River or boating and swimming in Candlewood Lake, the largest in Connecticut.

Behavioral Health is evolving and Geriatric psychiatry is one of the fastest growing sectors. The aging baby boomer population and changes in how behavioral health services are provided to the adult and geriatric community makes this sector one of the best to be associated with. A progressive leader in the industry that partners with committed nurse practitioners that own a passion for what they do. Exceptional compensation, benefits and growth potential are certainly there. Just as importantly, though, it is the professional respect and appreciation from a forward thinking CEO and management team that will get your attention.

Requirements (duties include but are not limited to)
  • Provides clinical assessments; treatments; behavioral and medication management.
  • Works in collaboration with the behavioral health consultants as a member of the interdisciplinary team assigned to the facility.
  • As a resource to facility staff, provides consultation on nursing practice and psychopharmacology as appropriate.
  • Participates in case reviews, consultations and utilization review.
  • Responds to urgent calls from the facility and facilitates problem solving.
  • Maintains accurate records on patients treated Maintains accurate daily records for billing purposes and submits in a timely manner as directed.
  • Provides in-service education at the facilities as needed.
  • Participates in staff and facility medical staff meetings as needed.
  • Provides quality, reliable and consistent behavioral health services to the patients of assigned facilities and communicates with the staff at the facility.
  • Advanced practice nurse degree from an accredited university.
  • Holds a valid nurse practitioner license state practicing in accordance with the regulations of that state or in the process of obtaining it.
  • State controlled substance license or in the process of obtaining it.
  • DEA Certificate or in the process of obtaining it.
  • Holds a collaborative agreement or attestation with physician in accordance with the regulations of the state practicing in.
  • Must be able to meet the credentialing requirements of the facilities assigned to. Must be able to become credentialed with Medicare and Medicaid and other payers as necessary.
  • Geriatric and/or psychiatric experience preferred.
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