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Job Position

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job ID: #526
Program: COERRS
Location: Fall River, MA

SUMMARY:  The Clinical Nurse Practitioner works as an integral part of the clinical team. The Clinical Nurse Practitioner will perform, but is not limited to, the following duties: evaluates physiological, neurological and psycho-pharma-logical status of clients, assessing the need for, prescribing and monitoring of medications to those with mental health, substance use disorder (SUD) and co-occurring disorders, participate in diagnostic formations and treatment development, administration of program record-keeping, When necessary perform CPR and administer Narcan. This position may require a flexible schedule including 1st and 2nd shifts. The agency has the right to change your shifts based on the needs of the organization.   

  • Conduct screening and psychiatric medication evaluations to determine eligibility for services.
  • Conduct confidential, quality assessments that are gender and culturally responsive and trauma informed.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and monitor individualized treatment/service plan with each assigned consumer using collaborative information from all sources to develop short and long term goals.
  • Possess knowledge of effective treatment practices such as cognitive therapy, motivational interviewing and trauma-informed techniques and Integrated Treatment in individual, group and family sessions.
  • Evaluate physiological, neurological, and psycho-pharma-logical status of consumers.
  • Assess the need for medications, prescribe and monitor for consumers suffering from mental health, substance abuse disorders and co-occurring diagnoses.
  • Participate in psychiatric formulations.
  • Provide direct psychotherapy when indicated.
  • Provide case consultations when indicated.
  • Participate in utilization review or quality-assurance activity of all records.
  • Maintain timely, accurate, and complete case notes for consumer records.
  • Prepare reports as needed.
  • Link consumers to services provided by community-based organizations such as peer support groups, legal services, nutritional counseling, HIV rapid-retesting and Hepatitis B and C testing and other sexually transmitted infections.
  • Provide crisis intervention by assessing severity of the episode, de-escalating the consumer, referring to emergency response team as needed, and developing a safety plan to assist in resolving the crisis.
  • Develop and coordinate discharge planning with consumer, family, housing, and other community providers.
  • Maintain an ongoing awareness of consumer’s mental status, adding additional services to maintain a therapeutic level of care as needs change.
  • Work effectively with consumers differing in value systems, ethnicity, cultural backgrounds, language capabilities and disabilities.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations by placing calls to Fire, Rescue, Police, and Medical, etc.

The Clinical Nurse Practitioner must perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge/skill and/or ability required.

  • Advanced practice degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Required current prescriptive authority and DEA number in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Current and unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse/Advanced Practicing Nurse in Massachusetts.
  • Three years’ experience in community health settings providing direct services.
  • Meet continuing education requirements to satisfy regulatory, accreditation, and agency requirements and ensure continued professional growth and knowledge of current trends. .
  • Requires Narcan certification annually and CPR certification every two years.
  • Requires valid driver’s license due to business-related travel.
  • Good working knowledge of computers and utilizing electronic health records.



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