Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Part time) New
Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) Website
The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Psych NP) will assist in the provision of psychiatric care for clients of GMHC’s NY State Licensed Article 31 clinic as well as grant funded mental health programs. The Psych NP will facilitate coordination of seamless behavioral health, medical, support and prevention services for program clients. As a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team designed to improve overall functioning of clients, the Psych NP will provide individualized care planning to address the continuum of behavioral health and medical care of clients.
Essential Job Functions
The following duties are mandatory requirements of the job:
- Complete psychiatric evaluations for clients presenting with acute and non-acute symptomology.
- Formulate diagnoses based on interpretation of psychological, social, and substance use history and diagnostic tests.
- Assess psychiatric needs of clients and refer to appropriate agencies and support services.
- Under supervision of Medical Director, provide medication administration, observation, and ongoing psychotropic medication management.
- Provide urgent and non-urgent care (routine scheduled care).
- Conduct multidisciplinary case conferences to enhance patient care using a bio-psychosocial perspective.
- Work collaboratively with staff to ensure an integrated service plan is in place and is supported to address the continuum of behavioral health and medical care.
- Develop, in coordination with Medical Director and Clinical Director, additional behavioral health referral sources and linkages
- Provide all required documentation/statistics accurately and in a timely manner
The following duties are to be performed as assigned by the supervisor:
- Attend grantee meetings, conferences, and/or other trainings as needed.
- Assist with special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Certification
- Master’s Degree in Nursing and Licensed to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of New York.
- Must be certified to practice in the subspecialty of Psychiatry
Special Skills and Knowledge
In addition to the above-listed job responsibilities and educational requirements, the ideal candidate for this position possesses most or all of the following:
- Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills are required. Proficiency in computer systems is necessary.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
- Must be able to work under pressure and work independently
- Must be a professional and responsible person who is able to develop and maintain interagency liaisons as a means of meeting clients’ needs.
- Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus