Qualifications: Master’s of Science in Nursing from a school duly accredited by a national accrediting agency approved by the State of New Jersey Board of Nursing for the preparation of psychiatric advanced nurse practitioners. Three years of direct practice experience, at least one of those years in a community mental health setting. Must be an R.N. and be certified as an Advanced Practice Nurse by the Board of Nursing, having successfully passed the highest-level practice examination in the area of psychiatric mental health.
Responsibilities: The Advanced Practice Nurse will deliver services in accordance with approved joint protocols and a practice agreement with the Medical Director where mandated by law (e.g. prescribe/order medications-new meds or renewals) and independently under their license where allowable by law (e.g. medication education and counseling ). Provides psychiatric evaluations, comprehensive health assessments, medication monitoring, medication counseling, psycho education, consults with other clinical staff, attends staffing meetings and functions as a member of the treatment team. Provide consultation and education to staff. Identifies relevant psycho-dynamics. Assists in the identification of relevant treatment issues and the formulation and signing of treatment plans. Utilizes a wide range of treatment modalities. Log in and monitor all medication samples. Dispose of expired medication samples. Emergency first aid as mutually agreed upon. Confirms blood work. Completes all charting and record requirements and reviews all cases on a regular basis and insures that the case is properly documented. Monitors appropriateness of treatment modality, frequency of contact, length of stay, other services available and medication regimens. Available for crisis consultation with staff via telephone as required at times other then scheduled days. Facilitates psycho-educational and therapeutic groups. Monitors clients’ health/medical issues, and makes treatment recommendations. Creates an atmosphere conducive to an open dialogue for all clinical staff in the department. Gives written and verbal orders to nurses regarding client medications. Provides injections of medications for Partial Care members as required. Attends meetings at the request of the Medical Directors or Senior Director of Programs including the Performance Improvement Committee. Facilitates psycho-educational and therapeutic groups. Monitors client’s health/medical issues and makes treatment recommendations. Consults with collaborating psychiatrist as indicated by service agreement and joint protocols. Conducts medication inventory. Dispenses medication as prescribed. Complete clinical and medical documentation in electronic clinical record system, timely and accurately. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.
REPORTS TO: Medical Director (Clinical Supervision) & Chief Operating Officer (Administrative Supervision)
Location: East Orange, NJ