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Nurse Practitioner

Buffalo

Summary of Position Function

As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner PMHNP in conjunction with the clinical team, has overall clinical responsibility for monitoring client treatment and staff delivery of clinical services; the PMHNP 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.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccine required.  Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered  

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

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Major Duties & 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.

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