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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Greater Seacoast Community Health

Goodwin Community Health, Families First, and Lilac Pediatrics have partnered together to become Greater Seacoast Community Health, bringing greater opportunities in employment and health care. 

Our Mission: To deliver innovative, compassionate, integrated health services and support that are accessible to all in our community.  

Our Vision: Compassion, Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, Excellence   

SUPERVISOR: Chief Medical Officer   

POSITION STATUS: Part-time 10 hours per week   





Provides clinical services to the patient in accordance with approved treatment protocols and recognized standards of mental health/psychiatric practice.   



  • Current New Hampshire Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner license
  • Current New Hampshire Registered Nurse license
  • Certification by the applicable professional organization
  • One-year experience as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in a mental health care setting preferred
  • Current Basic Life Support Certification



At Greater Seacoast Community Health, we offer services as a team of respectful, qualified professionals. Our patients/clients/customers come first. We respect the fundamental differences, rights, dignity, and worth of all people.  

We believe that the following Professional Standards are crucial for you to embody if we are going to be a match as employer and employee.   

In addition to being competent in the essential functions and minimum qualifications outlined below, you have an important professional role to fill at Greater Seacoast Community Health. To fill that role, you are expected to practice the following attitudes and behaviors while at work.   

1. Remain a professional, balanced, respectful problem-solver--even under stress or when out of your comfort zone. (Excellence, Service Integrity)   

2. Demonstrate trustworthy behavior and speech (personal integrity and professional competence, do what you say you will do, be dependable, be accountable, act as a contributing member of our professional team). (Honesty, Integrity, Teamwork)   

3. Show respect for coworkers and patients/clients/customers (be attentive, recognize others’ contributions and concerns, maintain the dignity of all people, empathize, honor differences, build rapport when possible and forgiveness where necessary). (Service, Meaningful Work)   

4. Keep a positive, “can do” attitude toward tasks, coworkers, management and customers. (Service, Excellence)   

5. Communicate coherently (listen to understand, speak to be understood, no blaming, ask questions). (Honesty, Integrity, Teamwork)   

6. Demonstrate flexibility in the face of changes and new ideas (understand why changes are being made, ask questions about them when necessary, give them a chance and offer feedback where appropriate). (Teamwork)   

7. Be a steward [1] of our organization’s resources (avoid waste, suggest cost-saving ideas, take care of things by keeping them clean and the area safe) and [2] of your personal career (identify one or two areas of growth, learning or certification to pursue every year). (Teamwork, Integrity, Honesty, Service, Excellence, Meaningful Work)   


By practicing all of the above, you are committing to living our Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Honesty, Service, Excellence and Meaningful Work.   



Provide direct patient care including but not limited to: face-to-face psychiatric evaluation, consultation, follow-up, and discharge back to the primary care provider as appropriate   

Document plan for on-going treatment   

Conduct care of psychiatric/mental health emergencies and initiate arrangements for continuing care or referral to appropriate facility   

Provide patient education   

Provide clinical consultation to staff in behavioral and primary care disciplines as requested   

Participate in clinical staff meetings and case conferences in order to utilize interdisciplinary expertise and facilitate individual treatment plans for clients   

Refer patients, as necessary, to other mental health care providers and community resources/services   

Participate in records review to ensure that services delivered are clinically appropriate and effective   

Maintain client records as required by program standards and funding requirements   

Participate in compliance, quality assurance and quality improvement activities as directed   

Participate in training opportunities to advance skills and knowledge in behavioral and primary care   

Work within scope of training and experience and seek consultation when appropriate   

Adhere to all state and federal privacy regulations, including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 and all Greater Seacoast Community Health policies and agreements regarding confidentiality, privacy and security   

Adhere to all Behavioral Health Department Policies   

Support compliance with all privacy and security requirements pursuant to community partners’ and outside providers’ patient confidentiality agreements, including privacy and security requirements for EMR access--This includes immediate reporting of any PHI breach of Greater Seacoast Community Health or outside provider health records to the Compliance Officer, as well as to the program administrator   



Patience, Attentiveness, Clear Communication Skills, Knowledge of the Services, Ability to Use "Positive Language," Time Management Skills, Ability to "Read" Customers  


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Physical Demands:  

1. Physical requirements include ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction; move about on foot to accomplish tasks; use upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward; use upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul, or tug objects in a sustained motion; raise objects from a lower to a higher position or move objects horizontally from position-to-position; pick, pinch, type or otherwise work with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm; apply pressure to an object with fingers and palm.  

2. Requires moderate dexterity skills to perform delicate hands-on work including constant use of typing and calculating equipment.  

3. Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word. Essential functions include activities in which incumbent must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to employees, outside customers, constituents, agencies, and others accurately and sometimes quickly.  

4. Ability to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems; to work with frequent interruptions and to respond appropriately to unexpected situations.  

5. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound.  

6. Visual acuity sufficient for work which deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal operation, extensive reading and visual inspection involving small parts/defects.  

7. Ability to exert up to twenty (20) pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise more objects. Essential functions involve sitting most of the time, but walking, standing, reaching and bending may be required occasionally in a typical office setting.  

8. Ability to transport self to meetings and alternative sites when requested.  



☒Family Practice Category I: Jobs that routinely involve exposure to blood, bodily fluids, or tissues.  

☐Family Practice Category II: Jobs that occasionally involve exposure to blood, bodily fluids, or tissues.  

☐Family Practice Category III: Jobs that do not involve exposure to blood, bodily fluids, or tissues, (persons in this category are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency medical care or first aid, or to be exposed in any way as condition of employment).  



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.  

How to Apply:

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Job Location:

Portsmouth and Somersworth

Date Added: June 29, 2020

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