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Psych NP

Queens, NY

Posted: 05/06/2024 Job Number: 27077316

Job Description

The psychiatric nurse practitioner is responsible for providing psychiatric services to the clients served by the Outreach team. The NP will work alongside other clinicians in the field to contact, build rapport with and assess clients residing in and around the transit system (about 30% of the time) and to work ongoing with clients served by the team in office settings (about 70% of the time). Two NPs are sought, one to work based in the Bronx, upper Manhattan and Queens and one to work in Brooklyn, lower Manhattan, and lower Queens. Travel to sites can be via Metrocard or agency vehicle. Preferred schedule is either Sun-Th or Tues-Sat with 8 hour days or M-Th or T-Fri with 10 hour days.

NPs clarify diagnoses, participate in care conferences, perform crisis intervention and work alongside program and agency leadership to help design and implement care strategies to improve client outcomes. The NP will be supported in obtaining their 9.58 to enable them to assist in involuntary removals of clients as necessary. The role collaborates extensively with other staff on the team. NPs will perform psychiatric assessments, recommend interventions to team members and other service providers in the community (hospitals, care managers, etc.) and provide ongoing care for our clients. The NP will work extensively in systems (PSYKES, SPOA, Healthix) to coordinate care and referrals and to monitor for alerts on our most vulnerable clients. There are ample opportunities to help train new learners for more established NPs and for new NPs, there is a supportive environment with weekly formal supervision with highly experienced NPs as well as thoughtful orientation period with frequent check ins.

NP-part time 3 days a week, 9-5 weekdays, any three weekdays can work-location will be one day from MAP in the Bronx and two rotating days at programs in Harlem and on the LES, as well as one day in Washington Heights. All program days are in clinical locations, not in the field.

Psych experience a plus
  • Examining and diagnosing patients of all ages and backgrounds courteously and efficiently
  • Maintain charts accurately and comprehensively
  • Creating diagnostic and treatment plans, sometimes including the prescription of medications, suturing, ordering of labs/medical imaging, or referring to outside specialists
  • Guide the staff with your medical expertise and experience
  • Provide in service staff training and consultation to the social service team
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