Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Behavioral Health Integration

  • MaineHealth
  • South Portland, ME, USA
  • May 08, 2020

Job Description


Biddeford, ME

 *24-40 hours per week*

 Maine Behavioral Healthcare, a MaineHealth member, has an exciting and interesting position for a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) to work with the Southern Maine Health Care Women's Clinic in Biddeford. This is a well-established position working alongside the medical providers, the LCSW, and other support staff in the Women's Clinic. It is ideal for someone interested in providing highly valued psychiatry services within a medical team.  You will be a member of the medical staff team, as well as the larger Behavioral Health Integration program where training, supervision and consultation are provided.  As one of the largest BHI programs in the nation, we have approximately 40 clinicians providing care at over 50 primary care locations and almost 10 specialty offices throughout Maine.

The position is for at least 24 hours per week, but could be 40 hours per week if the applicant wants to take on additional PMHNP duties at local SMHC primary care practices.

In this role the PMHNP will provide psychiatric evaluation, determine diagnoses and prescribe appropriate treatment as indicated for a variety of psychiatric conditions.  As a member of the patient care team, the PMHNP will establish therapeutic relationships in order to facilitate patient's progress with treatment goals. To be effective, the PMHNP will have the demonstrated ability to balance independent clinical decision making with appropriate consultation from providers.  

In addition, the PMHNP integrates biopsychosocial information into single, shared medical record and obtains consultation from a collaborating physician when appropriate. 

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·       Ability to attain (or currently licensed as) an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License in the State of Maine.

·       Certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. 

·       Minimum of 2 years' experience as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner preferred.