Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Part-time)
Child and Family Services - Buffalo, NY

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Part-time) Position Summary: The psychiatric nurse practitioner is responsible for providing psychiatric evaluation and medication management for clients within the outpatient clinical services programs. The days of this position are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:
  • Provide psychiatric evaluation and medication management to youth and adults receiving services in the outpatient clinical services programs;
  • Review and sign client treatment plans;
  • Provide consultation to agency staff regarding client treatment;
  • Complete progress notes for client services following appropriate Current Procedural Terminology;
  • Provides any information necessary for the proper dispensing of medication at home, and when needed at school;
  • Communicates any medication, behavioral or primary health concerns of child to parents and child’s therapist;
  • Document any concerns in the child’s chart and monitor monthly;
  • Participate in various program committees i.e. Special Incident Review, Poly-Pharmacy, Case Conferences, and Consumer Advisory as necessary;
  • Review all Laboratory test results and discuss any concerns with the nurse if necessary;
  • Work collaboratively with mental health therapists regarding behavioral health concerns and outcomes;
  • Demonstrates appropriate communication skills both written and verbal;
  • Shows respect and courtesy in all interactions and communication internal or external to Agency;
  • Interest, knowledge and support for the Agency’s mission, values and philosophy;
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills in both organizational and interpersonal matters;
  • Supports and communicates with supervisor and coworkers in a cooperative manner;
  • Incorporates the Agency mission, values and philosophy in decisions, behaviors and actions;
  • Demonstrates initiative and serves as a role model within the program;
  • Must maintain and submit all of the required documents and comply with all aspects of the Vehicle Safety and Usage Policy.
  • Models and practices sensitivity, fair treatment and acceptance of diversity in all interpersonal interactions
  • Participates and contributes to program Quality Improvement process.
      Minimum Requirements:
    • PNP from a recognized accredited school;
    • Two years’ experience as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is preferred;
    • Ability to relate well to children and other staff members;
    • Must have mobility to access multi-level buildings.
        Essential Physical Requirements:
      • Frequently move about inside and outside the office in reaction to situations and duties.
      • Frequently communicate accurate information with coworkers, clients and children who will use the agency services.
      • Frequently operate a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, printer and phone system.
      • Must be able to access multi-level buildings and travel to sites within the community.
          Essential Mental Requirements:
        • Must be able to understand the written and spoken word and respond effectively during the majority of time spent on the job;
        • Must be able to learn and comprehend basic instructions and orientation to job;
        • Must be able to multi-task on a frequent basis;
        • Frequently participate and coordinate with others regarding work situations and decisions;
        • Frequently interact appropriately and diplomatically with varied stakeholders such as volunteers, staff members, visitors, referral sources, etc.
            Equipment Used:
          • Computer Usage: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Anasazi software, telephone, fax machine and copier.
              Environmental Working Conditions:
            • Multi-level buildings, enclosed office environment.

              To apply for this position, please complete the online application .

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