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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 direct psychiatric evaluation, medical assessment and intervention to mentally ill individuals in the community who are experiencing, or at risk of, an acute psychological crisis. Provides consultation and education to program staff, other agencies and other disciplines, including other services of VNSNY. Assists in the overall functioning of the Mobile Outreach. Works under general direction.
Licensure: Board certification or eligibility required. New York State Physicians License required.
Education: Medical degree from an accredited college of medicine required. Completion of residency program in psychiatry required.
Experience: Two years of experience in working with patients in mental health setting preferred.
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