Family Services brings people together to find the support they need, improving their lives and communities, and building a stronger, safer Hudson Valley.
This is a professional, medical position which provides psychiatric care for clients in any of the aspects of our community mental health program. Prescribers function with wide latitude to exercise independent professional judgment. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners also act as resources of information for other employees of the agency. Clinical supervision is received from the Medical Director while administrative supervision is received from the Clinic Director.
Typical work activities:
- Render psychiatric and neurological diagnostic services for clients, utilizing the contributions of mental health professionals;
- Participates in the intake and screening process of patients;
- Provides medication management;
- Works to insure continuity of service;
- Provides referral information to alternate placement facilities;
- Reviews intake and treatment plans and signs the record as required by regulations;
- Participates in in-service training of professionals and nonprofessionals;
- Participates in information-educational community activities to further community knowledge in the detection and prevention of psychiatric
- Act as a resource person for other staff in the areas of medicine, psychiatry and neurology;
Salary $130k to $140k – 40 hours; some positions are not 40 hours
Salary prorate to position Most are 371/2 hours
35 hours - $130k to $122k
371/2 hours - $121k to $131k
40 hours - $130k to $140k
Offers a good work/life balance
Patients are 18 and over
Clinic has longstanding relations with hospital and agencies; great network of services
Nomrally- Initial evaluation – 1 hour session; follow up 20 minutes; providers booked all day; 20 to 25 patients per day; no show – 20/30%.
Office support takes care of schedule/etc.; licensed MSW, Center DirectorKnowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:
- Thorough professional knowledge of the practice of psychiatry;
- Good knowledge of current psychiatric treatments and trends;
- Ability to supervise and instruct staff members;
- Ability to develop good community relations;
- Ability to write clear and concise reports;
- Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and supportive working relationships with all members of the clinical and clerical staff;
- Inform Clinic Director of relevant clinical and administrative issues;
- Consult appropriately;
- Actively support program goals and system improvements/changes;
- Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating patient condition and making decisions on an appropriate course of treatment;
- Ability to relate sympathetically to a potentially difficult client population;
- Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
37.5 hours/week: New Paltz (Mondays & Fridays 9:00am-5:00pm,
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00am-6:00pm) Wednesdays 10:00am-6:00pm).
- Possession of a license as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner issued by the New York State Department of Education
- ANCC board certification required
- Currently credentialed with Medicare and Medicaid preferred