New York State Psychiatry Institute
  • 02-Aug-2018 to 17-Aug-2018 (EST)
  • PI- Washington Heights Community Service
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $101,235 -110,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package based on percentage of full-time effort

The Inwood Clinic is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner, providing primary medical services for behavioral health outpatients.  The Inwood Clinic is one of the outpatient clinics of the Washington Heights Community Service (WHCS).  WHCS is a comprehensive community-based program for individuals with severe mental illness who live in Northern Manhattan. WHCS consists of an inpatient unit at NYSPI, and three outpatient clinics, the Inwood, Audubon and OnTrackNY/WHCS clinics. The mission of WHCS is to provide quality, culturally sensitive, recovery-oriented, evidence based treatment to all our clients.

We serve adults, 18 years and older in the local community, which is predominantly Hispanic. We specialize in the treatment of psychotic disorders (e.g., Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder) and major affective disorders (e.g., Bipolar Disorder or Major Depression); though have the ability to treat all psychiatric illnesses. All services are available to all eligible clients regardless of ability to pay and are available in Spanish and English.

The Inwood clinic offers a variety of services such as psychopharmacologic management, case management, individual and group therapy. We provide injectable medications, laboratory testing and conduct outreach visits when needed. Family Therapy and Dietitian Evaluations on-site are provided as needed.

WHCS successfully expanded services to provide primary care services to our behavioral health patients. We currently have one nurse practitioner at the Audubon clinic and we are seeking an Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) to join our team at the Inwood Clinic location. The NP will provide primary care to patients receiving treatment in our outpatient mental health clinics. The NP will collaborate with behavioral staff to identify clinic patients' not receiving primary care and work with the team to provide engagement, prevention and continuity of care. The NP will refer to specialty care when indicated.


In this role, you will work independently, triaging as well as completing physical examinations, medical assessments and treatment for WHCS behavioral health clinic patients. You will have the opportunity to shape a new program and educate and collaborate with the interdisciplinary staff.

The duties include:

Ensures that all patients within the Behavioral Health clinic receive primary care on site and/or through linkages with community partners.

Obtains and documents subjective history (interval or comprehensive) as appropriate to chief complaint or reason for visit.

Conducts relevant physical exam, documenting pertinent positive and negative findings.

Identifies and documents a diagnostic impression and formulates a differential based on the subjective and objective data obtained.

Writes prescription(s) according to New York State and federal law.

Formulates a goal-directed plan that includes health maintenance, anticipatory guidance and appropriate medical and nursing interventions according to established protocols/practice agreement.

Assesses and documents patient response to treatment and interventions.

Refers patients to sub-specialties and actively collaborates in team meetings and care planning for all clinic patients. Documents referrals, consultations and follow up.

Administers care in accordance with safety, environmental and infectious control principles and regulations identified by the institution and legislative bodies.

Orders and/or administers medication, intravenous fluids, blood and blood products.

Performs venipuncture, orders, evaluates lab tests, documents findings and orders follow up tests as needed.

Initiates and provides crisis and emergency care services as appropriate, medical emergencies and in life threatening situations

Coordinates disease prevention and health maintenance programs using available resources

Counsels patients and families as to the nature and course of medical illness, medications tests or treatment procedures


Minimum Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Nursing

Current New York State RN & NP licenses

National Board Certification

BCLS certification


Preferred Qualifications:

At least five years of NP experience, including experience with primary care related emergencies and adult behavioral health population

Spanish language fluency

Familiarity with community-based health care


To apply:   Submit an application with cover letter and resume by August 17, 2018 through our website Only applications submitted through the RFMH website will be accepted.


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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