Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner; 4161-602-A

91-14 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372, USA Req #2314
Friday, June 18, 2021

STATEMENT OF THE JOB

Under an affiliation of a physician, the Nurse Practitioner provides services within the scope of his/her license/certification and according to the professional standards of his/her discipline. The Nurse Practitioner will meet CCNS’ requirements for qualitative and quantitative contacts with clients.  Including medical evaluations, conducting groups related to wellness and self -management, provides psycho-education to improve participants understanding and management of specific disorders

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Determine clients’ diagnosis and psychiatric needs, prescribe the medication to be utilized during the course of treatment, and provide education.
  • Review the appropriateness of the existing medication regimen through review of the medication record and consultation with the client and staff to prescribe and/or administer medication, including injectable and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT Services); monitors the effects of the medication on the clients’ mental and physical health, including measuring weight, height and blood pressure for clients ages 5 and older for clients who participate in treatment within the agency’s substance abuse programs and mental health clinics.  Document prescriptions, interventions, weight, height, and blood pressure upon every visit.
  • Collaborative documentation on all required forms and documentation in the client record.
  • Conduct Psychiatric evaluations, psychiatric updates, health monitoring, smoking cessation, and crisis intervention as needed and required by regulations.
  • Track and maintain paperwork for special programs, such as City funded children’s immunization and flu shots.
  • Works collaboratively with the Psychiatrist and treatment team. Functions as a vital part of an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Ensuring that target population has access to service according to contractual requirements and Agency Mission.
  • Follow-up on referrals made on behalf of the participant and respond to all referrals in a timely and professional manner, recognizing the need for effective collaboration in order to insure the highest levels of service provision.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Represent agency and Clinic at inter-agency meetings and conferences.
  • Conduct staff meetings and/or training as directed.
  • Empower individuals to identify and achieve recovery goals in chosen life roles/environments.
  • Develop and facilitate classes, groups and activities whose focus is medication education and management, wellness self-management, symptom monitoring, and smoking cessation.
  • Report all incidents as outlined in Agency policies and procedures manual in a timely and professional manner.
  • Collect urine specimens for toxicology’s.
  • Identify service gaps which impede Agency’s ability to deliver services and function in an efficient and professional manner. 
  • Report to Behavioral Health Services Administrative Staff and/or other Agency Administration any issues which may have a negative impact on the reputation of the Agency, client and/or staff welfare or any corporate compliance issues. 
  • Provide coverage at multiple program locations.
  • Participate in in-service trainings and attend relevant workshops/conferences at the request of or with the permission the Clinical Director.
  • Participate in the development of new service initiatives, including research, analysis and preparation of written reports.
  • Participate in all CCNS CQI and QA projects.
  • Participate in all audit processes.
  • Participate, as needed, in Agency response to serious incidents
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

SPECIFICATIONS FOR EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or equivalent
  • New York State Nurse Practitioner License and Current Registration
  • Current CPR (BLS), First Aid
  • DEA registration
  • ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) Certification
  • Apply for and maintain valid NPI number
  • Must receive (Medication Administration Training) & become MAT certified within first 6 months of employment

 

SPECIFICATIONS FOR EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and communication skills.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in word processing/data entry skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and team work skills.
  • Possess the skills to appropriately assess/de-escalate/intervene in crisis
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with multicultural staff

 

SPECIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work flexible hours, according to the needs of program operation.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, & climbing stairs.
  • Should be able to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, & office equipment.
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, & office equipment.
  • Ability to read printed & handwritten materials.
  • Ability to travel to multiple locations within the five boroughs as needed.
  • Able to lift 25 lbs.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • 91-14 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372, USA