• Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

    Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
    Position Number
    Eldert Lane Shelter
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Overview


    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



    • 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.



    • May conduct workshops for clients and staff on health related issues to include health maintenance, medications, and medication administration.
    •  May precept nursing students and nurse practitioner students.
    •  May be assigned as a chair or part of an agency committee(s).
    •  May serve as the agency Bloodborne Pathogen Coordinator and teach the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard workshop and makes recommendation concerning the agency' infection control posture.




    • Ability to react appropriately in emergency situations.
    • Ability to perform and interact as part of a multi-disciplinary team in order to provide primary care to clients.
    • Ability to secure the cooperation of and work effectively with others.
    • Ability to prepare accurate and timely reports.
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including communication by electronic means.
    • Knowledge of emergency treatments and interventions.
    • Knowledge of teaching and consulting techniques.
    • Knowledge of the Agency's routines, procedures, and policies.
    • Knowledge of cultural, ethnic, and linguistic needs of clients relating to cultural competence




    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.


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