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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner-Substance Use Treatment
Job Code:102020-011
Location:102-Gloucester Cnsl Ctr
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary:Commensurate with Education and Experience
Closing Date:Open Until Filled

General Information:

Essex and Gloucester Counseling Centers


Provide clinical assessments including symptom assessment, assessment of suicide risk, crisis action plans, mental status exams, diagnoses and recommendations.

Prescribe psychotropic medications as per Psychiatric Practice agreement between Psychiatric nurse practitioner and supervising Psychiatrist.

Practice the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) including the use of Buprenorphine.

Monitors effects of medications and/or side effects experienced by clients; reports results to psychiatrist.

Teaches clients and families about indications, contraindications, side effects, and actions of psychotropic prescription medications.

Collaborates and consults with a variety of professionals and agencies regarding medication management of Mental Health and Substance Abuse clients.

Maintains complete, accurate, and current clinical records and charts, documenting pre-screening and clinical data, treatment plans, hospitalization requirements, progress notes, medication records, daily activities, community resource necessity, pre-discharge planning, and program participation.

Provides liaison communications between psychiatrists, on-call clinicians, staff psychiatrists, law enforcement officers, hospital personnel, etc.; coordinates a variety of services with internal and outside professionals and care-givers.


Minimum Training and Experience:

Commonwealth of Virginia license as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Prescriptive Authority license in Virginia and current U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency registration for controlled substances.  Completion of Buprenorphine Waiver Training or willingness to complete such training for Medication Assisted Treatment.  

PREFERRED:  3 to 5 years of experience in psychiatric nursing.  

Special Requirements:

Must obtain a TB test with satisfactory results by the first day of employment, and yearly thereafter as required by licensing authority. Must be a Registered Nurse certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Possess a current US Drug Enforcement Agency Registration for controlled substances.


Benefits include:

Anthem BCBS Health insurance including dental & vision

Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)

Life Insurance

Staff development and in-service training

12+ paid holidays

PTO accrued at 8 hours first 6 months, increases to 16 hours per month (equals 4.8 weeks per year)

Verizon Wireless discount of 15% on service plans

The agency of MPNN Community Services Board maintains a drug free workplace.

For all positions at MPNNCSB,candidatesmust be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present acceptable proofof vaccination by the date of hire as a condition of employment. MPNNCSBwill consider requests for reasonable accommodations required underapplicable law. To qualify as being fully vaccinated against COVID-19there should be a two week period afterreceiving the second dose (or any government recommended booster shot)in a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, or a two week period afterreceiving a single-dose (or any government recommended booster shot) in asingle dose COVID-19 vaccine.