New York State Psychiatry Institute
  • 26-May-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • PI- Geriatric Psychiatry
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $81,837.50 at 50% effort
  • Salary
  • Part Time

Full Benefit Package Based off percentage of effort

The primary responsibilities of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner are the evaluation and treatment of adult psychiatric patients within various medication research trials at the Clinic for Aging, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders.


In working with a geriatric population, the NP working within a written practice agreement or a collaborative relationship with a physician in an area of specialty, assesses the status of a patient by means of interview, patient history, examinations and diagnostic tests. The NP evaluates test findings, makes diagnoses, initiates appropriate action to facilitate the implementation of the plan of care, and manages the health care of patients within established practice protocols. The primary responsibilities of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner are the evaluation and treatment of adult psychiatric patients within various medication research trials at the Clinic for Aging, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will need to be available to work full days on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Typical tasks include, but are not limited to:
1. Developing a health profile by taking health and developmental history, analyzing clinical laboratory data and other diagnostic tests, pertinent psychosocial data , and health assessment.
Reviewing presenting problem, date of onset and duration
Obtaining information about prior areas of difficulty or disability
Determining the extent of previous treatment modalities for each difficulty or disability identified
Performing physical examination to include blood pressure, clinical rating scales, weight and height
Ordering routine laboratory tests such as CBC , blood chemistry , urinalysis, serology , as well as those tests that are indicated by a mental health exam in order to prescribe medications or establish drug/alcohol usage
Recording findings of health exam on appropriate forms
2. Assessing data, discriminating between normal and abnormal findings.
Identifying abnormalities that require further study
Determining if results of laboratory tests are within normal limits
3. Developing or assisting in the development of a treatment care plan for mental health in collaboration with a physician. The Treatment Plan requires the signature of a physician.
Making appropriate referrals to other community health care providers, including physicians, for medication and consultation
Collaborating with other health disciplines to ensure continuity of care
Counseling clients and family relatives as to the nature and course of illness, medication regimen, test , or treatment procedures, etc.
Providing counseling to clients about health maintenance , stabilization of illness, and prevention of relapse
Providing medication management for assigned patients
4. Evaluating the treatment plan for effectiveness, and instituting necessary adjustments or corrections in collaboration with a physician. Adjustments or corrections requires the signature of a physician.
Assuming primary mental health care responsibilities for clients, and monitoring the coordination and implementation of such care
Developing and modifying the patient's treatment plan as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team.
Prescribing antidepressant medications as part of patients' treatment plan (no controlled substances)
5. Assisting in providing learning experience for staff. Participating in select studies that contribute to health care.
6. Receive voluntary patients in an inpatient setting and sign the Voluntary Request for Hospitalization
7. Sign the Treatment Team Medicaid Certification Form (OMH Form 529) as an additional team member (not in lieu of the psychiatrist/physician) if meeting the definition "a registered nurse with specialized training or one year of experience in treating mentally ill individuals."
8. Admit and discharge outpatient patients.

Minimum Qualifications:

Licensed Nurse Practitioner in New York State.

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter on our website at: . Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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