Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric

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Hillside Childrens Center
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The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner works as a part of our interprofessional team and is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illness in youth participating in our programs.

 

This position is 24 hours per week. The schedule is flexible Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00am - 4:00pm. On-Call availability is expected.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Initiates referrals for specialist consultations such as psychological testing or neurological evaluation, as needed.
  • Collaborates with members of the interprofessional team (e.g. physicians, nurses psychologists, social workers, psychiatrist, school personnel) to discuss treatment plans and progress. Attends and participates in staff and treatment meetings, provides consultation to the treatment team about clinical issues, and participates in agency committees or work groups as deemed appropriate.
  • Provides education to youth and their families, as well as team members about mental health and medical conditions, health promotion, medications and treatment plans.
  • Provides psychopharmacology consultation and intervention, including prescription of psychotropic medications. Evaluates the effectiveness of prescribed medication while considering potential side effects.

 

Master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing, NYS NP licensure and 1-3 years of relevant child/adolescent psychiatry experience are required. National certification is preferred.  Applicants must also have a valid NYS driver's license and must meet agency driving requirements. This position requires expertise with youth, early to late adolescence, diagnosed with complex mental and behavioral health conditions receiving residential (Residential Treatment Facility) level of care services.

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