Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

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Thundermist Health Center is a federally qualified community health center, serving three communities in Rhode Island – Woonsocket, West Warwick, and South County – for fifty years. Services include primary care, pediatrics, OB/GYN, internal medicine, dental, pharmacy, fully-integrated behavioral health (inclusive of psychopharmacology and counseling), school-based health centers, social services, and nutritional services, including the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program. Thundermist serves clients with and without health insurance. In 2019, Thundermist served an estimated 50,000 patients. Thundermist is a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home, the highest level of accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

About the Program

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Residency Program is a twelve-month program that provides comprehensive training in delivering evidence-based care to underserved populations in a high-functioning patient-centered medical home setting.

Thundermist Health Center is committed to providing effective and efficient behavioral health care in the primary health care setting. Our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Residency Program will provide residents with the opportunity to work as a member of a closely knit multi-disciplinary care team. Residents will deliver care to a diverse population of patients with a full spectrum of diagnoses and will learn to work cohesively with a wide variety of health care professionals.

Residents will receive a unique and hands-on mentoring experience from a team of six highly experienced behavioral health care professionals. These professionals, known as residency preceptors, will work side-by-side with residents to help them develop the expertise they need to succeed in their field. Program preceptors include:

  • Alexandra Chabot, PMHNP
  • Laura Davidson, DNP, PMHNP
  • Agnieszka Janicka, MD
  • Jason Rafferty, MD, MPH, EdM
  • Mary Rose, MS, PMHNP, CCM

Why Thundermist Health Center?

Here at Thundermist Health Center we want to ensure each of our residents are setup to achieve their highest level of professional success. In addition to our program preceptors, the Thundermist Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Residency Program will provide residents with:

Full integration into the organization

  • Involvement in quality and practice redesign.
  • Participation in weekly residency steering committee.

Core Elements:

  • Highly individualized precepted experience.
  • Weekly didactic sessions: scheduled learning sessions on a variety of complex, clinical challenges most commonly encountered in FQHCs.
  • Specialized rotations.
  • Quality improvement training.

Direct clinical practice, including but not limited to:

  • Psychopharmacologic treatment.
  • Medication-assisted treatment.
  • Substance use screening and treatment.
  • Evaluation and treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and other psychiatric disorders.
  • Continuous training to Thundermist model of high-performance health system: access, continuity, planned care, team-based, prevention-focused, expert use of electronic technology and data.
  • Training on Thundermist quality improvement model.
  • Ongoing multi-input evaluation component using qualitative and quantitative measures.
  • Participation in Project ECHO® case-based distance learning platform.

How to Apply

Through a rolling admission process, we select four fully qualified psychiatric nurse practitioner residents. Accepted applicants will be offered a full-time salaried position with benefits and will be expected to sign a one-year employment commitment to Thundermist upon completion of the residency program.

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Residency Program. To apply, applicants must be a graduate of a master’s or DNP program, ANCC certification as a PMHNP, bilingual preferred with a stated commitment to practices as a PMHNP in safety net settings and an interest in integrated health care practice.

For more information, please call (401) 825-6930 or email NPResidency@ThundermistHealth.org

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