APRN, Psychiatric Contract (January - March 2021)

  • 1338 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20002, USA
  • Contract

Company Description

The McClendon Center, founded in 1980, is a certified community-based service provider operating under the District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health.  As a leading not-for-profit organization in Washington, DC, the McClendon Center provides outpatient behavioral rehabilitation to the mentally ill by fostering creativity, promoting friendship, instilling independence, and providing an outlet for emotional growth and greater participation in the community.   

McClendon Center is a respected and highly rated agency in the District of Columbia. The Center is also the only independent mental health agency in the District to be accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Job Description

The APRN provides direct medication management services for the Center’s clients, carrying assessment and prescribing authority. Independent judgment is used to make decisions in carrying out assignments. 

  • Complies with the medication program by following the Center’s Medication Policy and recommending changes based on best practices, Joint Commission accreditation standards, and District regulations.
  • Prescribes medications (or not) as indicated by a thorough assessment.  Follows best practices and avoids off-label prescribing.
  • Provides input for enhanced client care via weekly clinical team meetings, supervision, and problem solving sessions.
  • Ensures that all clinical documentation is timely, clinically appropriate, and adheres to all regulatory standards.
  • Sees patients when needed as indicated by the prescriber’s ongoing assessment, other staff feedback, and the patient’s feedback (compliance, side effects, etc.).
  • Works with the Medical Director, Director of Nursing and Health Services, Medical Assistant, and Receptionist in a cooperative manner.  Serving the patient is primary.
  • Seeks supervision as needed, especially from senior staff members. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • The APRN must be a licensed APRN in the District of Columbia.  
  • Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication abilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in being able to be clinically responsible. 
  • Free of any investigations or sanctions by local and/or federal regulatory agencies.  
  • Proficient with computers, web-based programs, and electronic medical records.

Additional Information

At the McClendon Center you will find powerful resources for career-long success, including:

  • A competitive starting salary
  • A package of comprehensive benefits including health and wellness, four weeks of combined sick and vacation leave, 403(b) retirement contributions, and life insurance (Full-time employees). 
  • The latest technology and work tools including a laptop and iPhone.

Resumes are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

McClendon Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability.

No phone calls, please. Note: McClendon Center is not accepting resumes or referrals from agencies. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if McClendon Center hires the candidate.

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