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NP - Nurse Practitioner
Ref No.: 15-00599
Category: Nurse Practitioner
Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts
Start Date: 08/05/2015
NP - Nurse Practitioner
Have a WHALE of time advancing your career

The Community - New Bedford/Fall River, MA Area
New Bedford is a city in Massachusetts. New Bedford is nicknamed "The Whaling City " because during the 19th century, the city was one of the most important, if not the most important, whaling ports in the world, along with Nantucket, Massachusetts and New London, Connecticut. The city, along with Fall River and Taunton, make up the three largest cities in the South Coast region of Massachusetts. The Greater Providence-Fall River-New Bedford area is home to the largest Portuguese-American community in the United States. New Bedford is a vibrant and culturally rich (not to mention award-winning!) city. Our working waterfront is America's #1 fishing port. Home to one of the most vibrant artist communities in America and one of the oldest and most charming Zoos in the country. You can savor the mouth-watering food and drinks from the local fresh seafood dining, and experience the world famous Whaling Museum.

Fall River is located along the eastern shore of Mount Hope Bay at the mouth of the Taunton River, the city became famous during the 19th century as the leading textile manufacturing center in the United States. While the textile industry has long since moved on, its impact on the city's culture and landscape remains to this day. Fall River's official motto is "We'll Try, " dating back to the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1843. It is also nicknamed "the Scholarship City " because Dr. Irving Fradkin founded Dollars for Scholars here in 1958.

Fall River was the only city on the East Coast of the United States to have had an exposed waterfall falling in part of its downtown area flowing less than a half mile into a sheltered harbor at the edge of downtown. Fall River was and is unique for the fact that it has two large lakes (originally one lake) along with a large portion of protected woodlands on the eastern part of the city, which is higher in elevation, with the Quequechan River draining out of the ponds and flowing 2.5 miles through the heart of the city, emptying out an estimated 26 million gallons a day into the deep Mount Hope Bay/ Taunton River estuary in the western part of the city. The Quequechan River once flowed through downtown unrestricted providing great waterpower potential for the mills and finally in the last half mile of its length down a series of eight steep waterfalls falling 128 feet, into the Taunton River at the head of the deep Mount Hope Bay. Fall River is one of the few places on the east coast of the United States to have such special and rare features in its geography, along with the natural Fall River granite quarried there. The Quequechan River's enormous waterpower potential and natural granite helped form and shape Fall River into the city it is today.

Overview
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.
Qualifications
  • 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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