Psychiatric Advanced Nurse Practioner

Department For Persons With Disabilities Oak Ridge , NJ 07438

Posted 2 weeks ago

Are you passionate about making a difference in others' lives? Then come join the Straight and Narrow team!

Headquartered in Paterson, NJ, Straight and Narrow is the largest program of its kind. We provide innovative and compassionate services to individuals struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders. We are looking for dedicated, caring and compassionate people to work in our Residential/Outpatient Treatment Facilities and Community Programs.

Psychiatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner (PANP)

Schedule per week: 20-25 hours per week

Location: Paterson, NJ

Job Summary:

The Psychiatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner will provide clinical services including initial and ongoing assessments, initial treatment, crisis plan development, prescription, ongoing management of medication and discharge planning. The psychiatric nurse practitioner will be responsible for treating a range of adult male and female clients having mental illness and substance abuse disorders who are currently attending residential or outpatient services at Straight and Narrow. The PANP will participate in Multidisciplinary Team Meetings (MDT) weekly.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing residential and outpatient care to clients showing a change or decline in mental status, chronic or urgent medical conditions

Work independently with other members of the medical and clinical team.

Take part in a Multidisciplinary team that provides primary care to clients

Perform clients histories, risk factor assessment, ordering of therapeutic and diagnostic tests; and attend to consultations and appointments

Prescribe medications following the agencys policy, formulary and relevant regulations of the State

Consult with physician on cases that are beyond the scope of qualification of APNP

Put all relevant client data in medical records

Formulate, execute and review healthcare education delivered to patients for diseases prevention

Ensure smooth communication with other medical and clinical professionals for effective delivering of service to clients

Benefits

For full time positions, we offer medical, vision, dental, life and supplemental life insurance. Accidental and Critical Illness Insurance, 403B with employer match, Paid Time off (PTO), in house training seminars, two training days for certified professionals. SN also offers supervision for those individuals trying to become

Job Qualifications:

  • Possession of a degree in Advanced Practice Nursing, New Jersey Licensed

  • Authorization to prescribe medication

  • 3 years experience with addiction and psychiatric treatment.

  • Knowledge of addiction and psychiatric principles, practices and procedures.

  • Knowledge of prescribed medications and side effects.

  • Skill in interviewing individuals

  • Ability to diagnose and provide treatment to individuals

  • Be compassionate, sensitive, and possess strong reasoning and thinking skills

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with clients, staff, medical team and all other involved in client care.

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