Location(s)
Springfield
Type
Full Time
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Behavioral Health Network (BHN) has a history of successful early career employment for bright and hard-working candidates looking for their first APRN position out of training.

Our APRNs work independently doing clinical evaluations, diagnostic assessments and medication management. We have readily accessible support and supervision both formally with staff psychiatrists and informally and our mid to late career APRN staff offer peer mentorship and support for junior colleagues.

Who are we?

 Outpatient Psychiatry Program

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938.  BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.

Reasons to work with BHN:

  • Work with an agency who does amazing things for others
  • You will be able to change a person’s life
  • You will expand your experience in various health areas at the same time
  • You will have the opportunity to grow within the agency
  • You will not be bored with our fast-paced environment
  • You will have excellent benefits package & time off benefits available

BHN maintains its commitment to social justice and diversity and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Job Requirements

APRNs at BHN have the following qualities:

  • Familiarity with Internet, word processing and email systems.
  • Verification of supervision by supervising psychiatrist as required by Massachusetts law.
  • PNMHCSs who are licensed to prescribe medication must submit current certification and evidence of authorization from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, a completed and accepted Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration application, and a Federal DEA Certificate.
  • Master’s Degree or higher in mental health nursing from an accredited college or university recognized by the National League for Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Current, valid, and unrestricted license to practice at the highest level of independent practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mark as appropriate:
  • Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in psychiatric and mental health nursing with APRN-BC
  • Designation in one of the following areas: 1. Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; 2. Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health •Nurse Practitioner; or 3. Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
  • Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in child and adolescent psychiatric and mental health nursing with APRN-BC designation. Documentation must state: “A Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.”

**NOTICE**

In accordance with the BHN Mandatory COVID vaccine policy - all staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated no later than day one of employment. Medical or religious exemptions will be offered and must be approved prior to starting work.

The same guidelines noted above apply during flu season (defined as December 1st – through end of flu season as announced by the CDC) for BHN’s Mandatory Influenza Vaccine policy.

Additionally, BHN is a Tobacco Free workplace. All Staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors agree not to smell of or use Tobacco or ENDS products while on paid work time or within sight of any BHN facility.

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