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Nurse Clinician- John Merck Program for Autism and Developmental Disorders

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
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Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. This is nearly one in five adults. Are you searching for the opportunity to make an impact on these individuals? Are you passionate about dispelling widespread stigma and misunderstanding associated with mental health?


For more than 60 years, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been a national leader in the treatment of mental health and addictive disorders throughout the lifespan.  In conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, we continue to strive to be one of the nation’s foremost academic- based psychiatric care facilities and remain dedicated to providing professionals with state-of-the-art training and assistance.

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is hiring a Full-Time Nurse Clinician to help support the John Merck Program for Autism and Developmental Disorders for its Oakland location. This position will work primarily daylight hours. 

Functions as clinician on select cases and assists physicians as needed.

  • Able to interface with various members of multidisciplinary team members to coordinate all aspects of patient care.
  • Actively participates in treatment team meetings.
  • Acts as liaison between disciplines, departments, and hospitals for assigned patients
  • Assesses client from holistic perspective.
  • Attend a minimum of 2 unit based inservices yearly
  • Attend a minimum of 6 educational meetings offered within Institute or Outside Program
  • Completes documentation according to established policies and in timely fashion
  • Coordinates and facilitates with MD and treatment team direct admissions and DEC admissions as assigned
  • Coordinates daily care for assigned team
  • Coordinates patient follow-up discharge plans and medical plans with Social Work and Primary Medicine respectively.
  • Has good organizational skills that leads to effective time management.
  • Have knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses and be able to differentiate diagnosis on assigned patients.
  • Initiates or reviews admission paperwork of all assigned patients
  • Leads routine therapeutic patient groups
  • Maintain competency requirements
  • Maintains professional communication with multidisciplinary team members
  • Monitors psychiatric, medical, psychosocial status of assigned team.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary meetings and other activities
  • Participates in on-going review and development and provision of Group Programming for the unit
  • Provides education and consultation regarding psychiatric treatment, management, and psychopharmacology for staff
  • Provides patient/family education around psychiatric medication/diagnosis as needed.
  • Provides routinely scheduled staff education on clinical issues
  • Role Models professional practice
  • Rounds daily on team of assigned patients and/or discuss patients with treatment team
  • Utilize up to date practices/information in delivery of patient car


  • Bachelors degree in Nursing or related field required 
  • MSN preferred 
  • Two years psychiatric nursing experience preferred


Posted: 2019-05-31 Expires: 2019-06-30

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