As a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team, provides advanced clinical psychiatric nursing care to referred clients. Collaborates with Psychiatrist to provide psychiatric evaluation, medication review and on-going treatment for clients. Ensures accuracy of diagnosis and appropriate pharmacologic interventions, and support appropriate multidisciplinary interventions. Provides leadership within team to recommend program placement and coordinate interim treatment planning .
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the agency.
Performs assessments and ongoing medication management and treatment of clients.
Performs history and physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines in collaboration with a physician and assures appropriate documentation of supervision
Observes client progress, records findings and formulates plan and prognosis, based on client’s condition. Discusses case with psychiatrist, other treatment team members and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive care plan.
Submits health care plan and goals of individual clients for periodic review and evaluation with the psychiatrist. May recommend changes to the plan of care.
Prescribes or recommends medication or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, diet, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures. Prescribes or recommends continuation or discontinuation of medications and treatment.
Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess clients' clinical problems and health care needs. Orders laboratory tests, x-rays, and other diagnostic procedures.
May refer clients to psychiatrist for consultation or specialized health resources for treatment.
Improves clinical staff quality of care through consultation with and education of interdisciplinary personnel, clients, and their significant others.
Performs crisis intervention using verbal and nonverbal techniques.
May have on-call responsibilities.
Immediately reports serious incidents, serious incident allegations, incidents, or sensitive situations to supervisors.
Attends regularly scheduled clinical meetings and supervision, attends professional development activities and training.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited nurse practitioner program, and currently licensed in New York State as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Current DEA certification. ANCC certification is an asset. Two years experience with persons with co-occurring health/mental illness and HIV/AIDS preferred. Must be eligible for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs May be required to possess a valid NYS driving license and a clear driving record.
Continued employment is based on the ability to maintain professional licensure and accreditation, and participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs.