In collaboration with the program director and social services team, The PMHNP performs comprehensive assessments, diagnoses, orders, conducts, supervises and interprets diagnostic and laboratory test, prescribes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments in the direct management of clinical and medical services for the agency. The NP promotes health and the prevention of illness and injury to ensure that optimal quality services are rendered to all clients in a manner consistent with current medical practices.
•Demonstrate and practice cultural competence and sophistication in delivering health care to residents of a 200-bed men’s shelter
•Prepare psychiatric reports as needed including but not limited to mental status exams and comprehensive psychiatric evaluations.
•Provide short-term or time sensitive treatment compatible with the shelter stay.
•Provides psychiatric follow-up care as needed, including psychopharmacology and supportive psychotherapy
•Review client’s assessment evaluation to determine the progress, effectiveness, and appropriateness of treatment services offered.
•Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings to discuss the needs of the clients served and develop treatment plans
•Attend in-service training sessions and staff meetings required by shelter for continued growth and development.
•Assist and implement wellness and trauma informed practices.
•Liaise with hospital admission staff to advocate for and coordinate admission of clients whose symptoms may create a danger for themselves or others.
•Adheres to all State, Federal, and Regulatory agency laws and regulations as well as exhibit the highest ethical comportment as per the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Code of Conduct and relevant standards of care
•Create psy-evalautions for inclusion into supportive housing application
•All other duties as assigned by the Program Director
•Graduate of an Accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
•Licensed in New York State and credentialed by the State to practice as an advanced Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in Psychiatry, Required
•Board Certified or Board eligible with intent to obtain board certification w/I 1 yr., required
•DEA License, required
•Experience in implementing at least one type of evidence-based treatment (e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
•Acceptable clearance checks for State Central Register and fingerprinting as required by the program.
•Prior experience working with the homeless population served, preferably within a shelter setting
•Ability to speak, read and write Spanish preferred.