Mental Hlth Nurse Practitioner
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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 10/16/2016
Visiting Nurse Service Of New York
Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation s largest not-for-profit community-based health system. VNSNY provides a comprehensive array of home- and community-based programs, including health plans, tailored to the needs of high-risk, vulnerable New Yorkers, improving their quality of life. Each day, more than 18,000 VNSNY employees including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, dieticians, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 35,000 patients, helping them to live the best lives possible.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:
The ACT Program s mission is to provide a full range of services to persons with serious and persistent mental illness for whom prior modalities and interventions have been ineffective. ACT represents a model of care, which brings the team to the client, focusing on engaging and keeping the client involved in treatment through outreach and continual contact and support.
Responsible for providing mental health assessment and treatment to patients with psychiatric symptoms, cognitive deficits, and/or behavioral problems. Provides advanced nursing care in collaborative practice with AMH psychiatrist. Works under general supervision.
Licensure: License and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State required. License as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the State of New York required. Valid drivers license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs.
Education: Masters degree in psychiatric nursing required.
Experience: Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs required. Minimum of one year of experience in a medical/surgical/psychiatric environment preferred.
VNSNY is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you would like more information about your EEO rights, then please visit: