Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

CASES
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Description:

Location: New York, NY

CASES keeps people out of jail and prison by engaging them in effective services that help them achieve success in the community. We specialize in serving youth and young adults and people with behavioral health needs. CASES is a leading New York City provider of alternatives to incarceration, a key solution for a fairer criminal justice system. This is an important time at CASES. New York City is on track to create a smaller, safer, and fairer criminal justice system. Working at CASES is more than a job. It is an opportunity to promote justice for New Yorkers with access to high-quality and evidence-based court services.

CASES is looking for a full-time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for our mobile treatment and outpatient mental health clinic. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will demonstrate a commitment to the assessment and treatment of individuals involved in the criminal justice system. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will mainly work in an outpatient mental health clinic located in Central Harlem and will also provide some coverage as part of a mobile mental health treatment team. The psychiatrist nurse practitioner will complete initial psychiatric evaluation, prescribing and monitoring medications and coordination of care with therapists, integrated primary care staff, and Medical Director. Working collaboratively with therapists ensures individual and group psychotherapy services are care coordination is delivered within the framework of client self-determination, recovery, and cultural competency. Creativity and flexibility is required to support the successful deliver of services to a high need population.

All applicants must comply with CASES/NYC’s vaccination policy. Individuals selected for employment cannot begin working until they provide verification that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with an FDA-authorized vaccine) or submit and gain approval for a Medical or Religious Exemption. Individuals approved for exemption must submit weekly PCR test results.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct initial psychiatric evaluation
  • Conduct mental status examinations and pharmacological evaluations
  • Prescribe medications, teach clients about side effects and monitor response to prescribed medications
  • Review and sign comprehensive assessments completed by therapists
  • Provide recommendations for treatment plans, review and sign treatment plans and treatment plan reviews
  • Administer injectable medications including (Risperdal Consta, Sustenna Invega, Proxilin and Haldol)
  • Provide services to clients based on current status, risk, and as clinically indicated
  • Provide clinical supervision to staff on the type and nature of ongoing psychotherapy needs (individual and group)
  • Support staff to provide recovery-oriented and trauma-informed services
  • Participate in staff meetings
  • Liaison with AOT to establish request for AOT exam in select cases
  • Provide crisis intervention services supporting staff as needed
  • Communicate with hospital ER attending and residents when clients access emergency services
  • Support discharge planning with hospital and ER staff
  • Conduct risk assessment, provide guidance and direction on risk management
  • Use e-prescribing
  • Complete progress notes, significant events, referrals, and evaluations within expected timeframes
  • Use Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and data reports from EMR to track treatment progress and individual client outcomes
  • Maintains at least an 75% show rate for clients enrolled in clinic and scheduled for regular appointments
  • Provide crisis intervention services
  • Use collaborative documentation procedures for assessment and individual sessions with clients
  • Communicate with primary healthcare providers and deliver integrated treatment in coordination with primary care behavioral health integrated wellness services and co-located medical services
  • Work with onsite family nurse practitioner providing healthcare and health monitoring to ensure integration of primary care
  • Work in collaboration with the client and significant others to support recovery goals
  • Participate in Incident Review Committee (IRC) quarterly meetings
  • Provide culturally competent services in accordance with CASES policies
  • Participate in quality assurance, training, and supervision activities established by the supervising consultant psychiatrist and senior staff
  • Any other duties as required by senior CASES staff
  • Complete progress notes, significant events, referrals, and evaluations within expected timeframes
  • Use Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and data reports from EMR to track treatment progress and individual client outcomes
  • Maintains at least an 75% show rate for clients enrolled in clinic and scheduled for regular appointments
  • Provide crisis intervention services
  • Use collaborative documentation procedures for assessment and individual sessions with clients
  • Communicate with primary healthcare providers and deliver integrated treatment in coordination with primary care behavioral health integrated wellness services and co-located medical services
  • Work with onsite family nurse practitioner providing healthcare and health monitoring to ensure integration of primary care
  • Work in collaboration with the client and significant others to support recovery goals
  • Participate in Incident Review Committee (IRC) quarterly meetings
  • Provide culturally competent services in accordance with CASES policies
  • Participate in quality assurance, training, and supervision activities established by the supervising consultant psychiatrist and senior staff
  • Any other duties as required by senior CASES staff

Qualifications:

  • Valid New York state license for practice as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Board certification required
  • Extensive experience working with people with serious mental illness, and co-occurring substance use disorders, and primary health care problems
  • Experience working with the justice-involved and homeless population with mental illness and knowledgeable about risk assessment and risk management
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred
  • To be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). You are required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide a National Provider Identifier (NPI). If you are appointed and lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.

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