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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/MD

Spectrum Health and Human Services Cattaraugus ,NY
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $100,000 to $150,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life_insurance, medical, vision
Job Description

SUMMARY OF POSITION FUNCTION:

As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner PMHNP/MD in conjunction with the clinical team, has overall clinical responsibility for monitoring client treatment and staff delivery of clinical services; the PMHNP/MD provides psychiatric and medical assessment and treatment; clinical supervision, education, and training of the team; and development, maintenance, and supervision of medication and psychiatric and medical treatment policies and procedures.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Knowledge and demonstration of agency core values in day-to-day activities
  • PNP for all assigned clients
  • Conduct psychiatric assessments including psychiatric history, course of illness, response to treatment; mental status examination and 5 Axis DSM 5 diagnoses and participate in case review
  • Assist supervising the treatment team in the comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g., onset, course and effect of illness past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status and diagnosis, physical and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g., self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management), and family structure and relationships.
  • Collaborate with the registered nurses in assessment of client physical health, making appropriate referrals to community physicians for further assessment and treatment, and coordinating medical treatments with psychiatric treatment
  • Prescribe psychotropic medications and conduct regular assessment of therapeutic responses and side effects and educate clients regarding psychotropic medications
  • Perform individual, group, and family supportive therapy and illness education in the process of carrying out the tasks above
  • With other team members, provide support, education and counseling to family members of clients to help them become knowledgeable about mental illness, collaborate in the treatment process, and assist in their family member’s progress.
  • Provide crisis assessment and management of patients during regular work hours, during other hours, and as on-call back up as needed
  • Submit written reports and oral testimony and presentation of opinion in commitment and other legal proceedings and in a wide range of treatment, rehabilitative, and support services matters (e.g., AOT, Social Security applications, prior authorization of mediation, etc.).
  • Participate in and supervise the development of the comprehensive treatment plan for each patient at treatment planning meetings.
  • Assist in educating staff in the knowledge and skills basis to the treatment of persons with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Direct and collaborate with the registered nurse on the team to develop, revise, maintain, and supervise team psychopharmacologic and medical treatment and medication policies and procedures.

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the characteristics and problems of adults with severe and persistent mental illness and be knowledgeable about the ACT model
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of effective clinical practices and principles
  • Strong clinical skills and experience providing treatment to persons with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to effectively communicate, negotiate, persuade and instruct.
  • Exceptional judgment and decision-making skills
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Proficient in the use of computer software such as MSWord, Excel, Outlook, etc.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Board certified or Board eligible in Psychiatry and licensed to practice medicine in the state in which the program is operating

EXPERIENCE:

Appropriate to situation

Salary commensurate with experience

Company Description
At Spectrum Health and Human Services, we believe that a gratifying life is attainable for everyone.

Spectrum has been serving the Western New York community for over 40 years. Our staff of highly trained and experienced professionals are here to help individuals and families through some of the challenges associated with mental health and substance abuse issues. Spectrum offers a larger variety of quality behavioral healthcare services than any other provider in Erie or Wyoming County.

We take great pride in our easy-to-access services, available at our centralized community-based locations across Western New York. Additionally, Spectrum offers integrated treatments at satellite locations within medical campuses across Erie and Wyoming Counties. With a large qualified team, Spectrum is available to meet clients needs immediately with our same-day and walk-in clinics.

Mission: To respectfully partner with adults, children and families as they recover from behavioral, emotional, mental health and/or substance abuse-related disorders by offering individualized and meaningful opportunities of hope, empowerment and support to achieve self-defined improvements in their quality of life.

Spectrum Health and Human Services

Why Work Here?

Flexible scheduling, family atmosphere, and great benefits, are just a few things offered here, at Spectrum Health and Human Services

At Spectrum Health and Human Services, we believe that a gratifying life is attainable for everyone. Spectrum has been serving the Western New York community for over 40 years. Our staff of highly trained and experienced professionals are here to help individuals and families through some of the challenges associated with mental health and substance abuse issues. Spectrum offers a larger variety of quality behavioral healthcare services than any other provider in Erie or Wyoming County. We take great pride in our easy-to-access services, available at our centralized community-based locations across Western New York. Additionally, Spectrum offers integrated treatments at satellite locations within medical campuses across Erie and Wyoming Counties. With a large qualified team, Spectrum is available to meet clients needs immediately with our same-day and walk-in clinics. Mission: To respectfully partner with adults, children and families as they recover from behavioral, emotional, mental health and/or substance abuse-related disorders by offering individualized and meaningful opportunities of hope, empowerment and support to achieve self-defined improvements in their quality of life.

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