Qualifications: Master’s Degree from a school duly accredited by 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 year 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. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience with an outreach and referral services to homeless individuals seeking shelter.
Responsibilities: The Advanced Practice Nurse will deliver services in accordance with approved joint protocols and a practice/collateral 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). Provide psychiatric evaluations, comprehensive health assessments, medication monitoring, medication counseling, psycho education, consult with other clinical staff, attend 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. Utilize a wide range of treatment modalities. Emergency first aid as mutually agreed upon. Complete all charting and record requirements and review all cases on a regular basis and ensure that the case is properly documented. Available for crisis consultation with staff via telephone as required at times other then scheduled days. Create an atmosphere conductive to an open dialogue for all clinical staff in the department. Provides injections of medications for Homeward Bound Project enrolled consumers as required. Monitors clients’ health/medical issues, and makes treatment recommendations. Completes: daily activity reports, daily sign-in sheets and daily encounter reports and provides all reports to the Program Coordinator. Engages homeless individuals for indication of major problems (e.g. alcohol or substance use, psychiatric disorder, physical disability) that would impact on the type of program appropriate for the homeless. Attempt to obtain information from homeless individuals as to their past history, especially their involvement with programs in the past to which it might be appropriate for them to return. Assists in the process of placement, including the providing of transportation of homeless individuals. Complete clinical and medical documentation in electronic clinical record system timely and accurately. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.
Reports to: Medical Director (Clinical Supervision) Program Coordinator
Location: Newark Airport, NJ
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