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
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.
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
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
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.
Department For Persons With Disabilities