Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Full Time

US-NY-Bronx
5 months ago
Job ID
2016-1018
# of Openings
1
Category
Other

Overview

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing services and care to children, adolescents and their families supported in the clinic by providing full psychiatric and medical assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning, recommendations and follow up. The Nurse Psychiatric Practitioner also provides clinical consultation to the interdisciplinary clinical team, participate in clinical presentations, agency’s learning collaboratives and weekly consultation meetings. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner adheres to the agency strength based culture and is expected to provide person-centered, trauma informed psychiatric treatment

Responsibilities

Conducts psychiatric assessments to children and adolescents receiving psychotherapy services within the program
Provides maintenance Psychotropic medication management and assesses for the presence of medication side effects
Performs physical examinations and preventative health measures within prescribed guidelines and instructions when needed
Orders, interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess for clinicalhealth care needs
Records findings and formulates plan and prognosis based on condition
Reviews and discusses cases with head Psychiatrist and clinical team, including but not limited to, other health professionals to prepare person supported comprehensive treatment plan
Initiates, develops and submits treatment plans for approval by physician
Prescribes or recommends medication or other forms of treatment related to therapeutic needs
May refer person supported to a physician for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment
Responsible for documenting all visits, medications prescribed and writing of orders
Attends weekly supervision with Psychiatrist or Agency’s Medical Director
Attends weekly interdisciplinary team meeting

Qualifications


Licensed Nurse Practitioner-minimum 2 years’ experience with population served
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (word, Excel) and experience with Electronic Health Record and E-prescribing
Able to encourage positive attitude toward consumer’s capabilities and limitations

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