Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Long Island City, NY 11101

Department: Nurse Practitioner (NP) Job Number: 5953 Pay Rate: $135000-140000

Job Description

Salary: 135,000-140,000. 1+ years experience. Board eligible acceptable,  with active license

TITLE:                 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

REPORTS TO:    Director of Behavioral Health & Chief Medical Officer



Patient Care:
  • Performs psychiatric evaluations and assessments for patients to ascertain their diagnoses and establish treatment plans
  • Collaborate with the organizations Psychiatrist pertaining to documentation and clinical decisions
  • Provides SBIRT encounters as a part of the Substance Abuse Expansion and Integration Program
  • Provides medication management including education/review of side effects and treatment options with patients so they may give informed consent
  • Provides individual psychotherapy
  • Provides crisis intervention and/or counseling to diffuse conflicts among patients
  • Completes medical forms and documentation related to patient care including any necessary to facilitate transfer, and if indicated, referrals to outside programs or psychiatric clinics
  • Makes and/or tracks all referrals to other mental health agencies and providers
  • Consults with primary care providers to focus on psychiatric and substance abuse issues
  • Works collaboratively with specialists for consultation and referral purposes
  • Coordinates patient's psychiatric care with medical clinic and shelter staff, as well as outside providers
  • Provide coverage for Psychiatrist at the organization regarding supervision of clinical staff when further guidance in patient care may be needed, in person or by telephone.
  • Coordinates emergency responses, including a team to minimize patient's danger to self and others, direct discussion with EMS/FDNY regarding patient's condition, referral to psychiatric or medical emergency departments and follow-up while patient is in the emergency department or upon release
  • Maintains ultimate responsibility for directing the course of the patient's psychiatric care and treatment plan within the scope of his/her expertise while collaborating with Psychiatrist at the organization
  • Encourages health promotion, disease prevention, and health maintenance
  • Provides patient advocacy, as appropriate for the site
  • Participates in case-conference and case management activities

Administrative Duties:
  • Meets with organizations Mental Health team members on a weekly basis, to discuss/implement recommendations and collaborate toward delivering quality psychiatric services to patients, which includes the Substance Abuse Expansion and Integration Program in addition to Article 31. Meetings are held at a central location, allowing clinicians to benefit from the experiences of their colleagues
  • Collaborates with the Registration and Scheduling Departments to ensure appropriate patient scheduling and flow
  • Collaborates with the HIM Department to ensure appropriate documentation procedures; discusses such issues with the organizations MH clinical staff
  • Observes, implements, and promotes the federal regulations as defined by HIPAA and Policies and Procedures as defined by the organization
  • Makes suggestions to the Director of Behavioral Health and the Chief Medical Officer to improve patient care

Assignment, Review, and Approval of Work
The Director of Behavioral Health and the Chief Medical Officer may assign other duties and projects as needed.

Background and Education:
Board eligible or certified as Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with active RN/PNP New York State license.

EMR Access includes the following actions/areas:
Demographic, Registration, Appointment/Scheduling, Scanning, Triage, PMH/Vital, Orders, Immunizations/PPD, Progress Note, Reporting, Labs, Medial Summary, Telephone Encounters; Electronic Prescribing


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