Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner – Child and Adolescent
ANDRUS, Mental Health Division
ANDRUS is seeking a Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to join our agency. The ideal candidate will be working with a dynamic and talented team providing primary mental health care services.
We are looking for a candidate with a specialty in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The candidate should be comfortable in addressing behavioral and emotional issues, familiar with medical disease processes, and knowledgeable with prescribing and managing psychotropic medications.
A candidate who is flexible, innovative, and comfortable collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team (Primary care physicians, psychotherapists, nurses, and special education instructors) is required. You will be working with a caring and supportive team that is dedicated to high standards of quality and patient satisfaction.
The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will be supervised by the Chief Psychiatrist or designee.
Working at ANDRUS provides a rewarding experience that promotes a child and family-centered care in a supportive and professional environment. ANDRUS nurtures social and emotional well-being in children, families, and the community by delivering a broad range of services. We provide research, training, and innovative program models that promote standards of excellence for professional opportunities on campus and in our service community. We offer a pro-rated (based on hours worked) benefits package and a competitive salary.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Provides psychiatric diagnostic/medication evaluations and medication management for the children/ youth and families served by the ANDRUS Mental Health Division
- Provide children/youth and families with all necessary medication education and psycho-education
- Consults with clinic staff in triaging phone calls, addressing medication problems, and requests for refills. Responds promptly to staff’s questions or requests
- Orders and monitors appropriate laboratory tests at clinically indicated frequency
- Monitors and reviews children/youth charts for medication/medical issues with appropriate follow-up
- Provides medical provider review of medical records as clinically indicated, and as required by contracts or as necessitated by state or federal regulations
- Provides crisis support for clinical emergencies as arranged
- Provides after-hours on-call psychiatric services at frequency negotiated with the Clinic Manager, Clinic Director, and/ or the Chief Psychiatrist
- Attends mandatory training and complies with individualized training plans if required
- Reports high risk/problem cases and solicits consultation and help as needed
- Attends supervision at times and intervals agreed upon with supervisor, and incorporates supervision into clinical practice and job performance
- Completes 95% of all paperwork by the due date
- Engages children/youth and their families in the treatment process and goal-setting
- Identifies/provides appropriate intervention for risk factors including lethality
- Works constructively with children/youth to reach agreed upon outcome, and coordinates care with internal and external providers
- Maintains appropriate professional boundaries and standards
- Provides appropriate follow-up with receiving prescriber as indicated
- Exhibits professionalism, enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment
- Maintains effective interpersonal relations with children/youth, peers, management, visitors, and the general public
- Effectively responds to children/youth/family needs and problems, initiates and maintains positive interactions, and provides timely response to phone calls, pages, email and other requests
- Works cooperatively with other community agencies as appropriate and as agreed with supervisor, participates in committees, task forces, of ANDRUS – Mental Health Division, or the community
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:
- Licensed in the state of New York as an Advanced Practice Nurse at the time of employment
- Board Certified at the time of employment
- DEA, NPI, and prescriptive authority
- Graduate from a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program
- Current Certified Advanced Practice Nurse to be knowledgeable with the treatment of children/adolescents in the community mental health system of care as well as being well versed in the principles of managed healthcare.
- Nurse Practitioner must be knowledgeable and current with regard to psychopharmacology, medical/psychiatric interface, and evidence-based neuropsychiatric/neurobehavioral diagnosis and treatment.
- Nurse Practitioner must be able to provide leadership and collaboration with multidisciplinary mental health team in the delivery of comprehensive and integrated clinically appropriate interventions.
- Knowledge of documentation in electronic medical record and e-prescription writing are required