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Advanced Practice Nurse: Sparta, NJ

Position Title:    Advanced Practice Nurse

Responsible To:    Medical Director, Collaborating Psychiatrist

Location: Sparta, NJ

Qualifications:   Current New Jersey RN license; Advanced Practice Nurse Certification (Psychiatric/Mental Health with Prescriptive Authority) in the State of New Jersey; Master’s Degree preferred.  A minimum of 2 years’ experience with services to persons with chronic mental illness; experience with children/adolescents a plus; 1 year prescribing experience with a psychiatric population.  Computer literate and skillful with computer applications such as Electronic Health Records.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team for the purpose of delivering outpatient services to adult mental health consumers through the use of evidence based individual and group psychotherapy and counseling; psychopharmacological treatment, medication management and monitoring, medication counseling; illness management and recovery education, family consultation and/or counseling.
  • Enters into a collaborative agreement with a NewBridge Services Psychiatrist for ongoing consultation regarding scope of practice, psychiatric responsibilities, case reviews and services to be provided by the APN and Psychiatrist.
  • Provides staff with information regarding medications, side effects, expected treatment outcomes, and other medical issues related to medication management.
  • Provides initial assessments, psychiatric evaluations, and psychiatric updates for consumers assigned through the Access Department. The APN collects comprehensive health and mental health data that is pertinent to the individual’s situation; uses effective clinical interviewing skills; involves the clients, family and others in the client’s environment (as appropriate) in data collection; and synthesizes available data, including diagnostic tests, to determine diagnoses and level of risk.
  • Develops an individualized treatment plan considering the client’s characteristics and situation in collaboration with the client. Includes strategies that address the identified diagnoses and desired outcomes.
  • Implements and manages the treatment plan in a timely manner and according to regulatory and professional standards, documenting treatment plan reviews no less frequently than every 90 days during the first year of service and every 6 months thereafter.
  • Uses prescriptive authority, procedures, referrals, treatments and therapies according to state and federal laws and regulations. Provides clients with information about intended effects and potential adverse effects of proposed prescriptive therapies; prescribes pharmacologic agents based on a current knowledge of pharmacology and physiology, based on clinical indicators and results of diagnostic and laboratory tests; evaluates the effects and outcomes of treatments.
  • Coordinates care delivery with other health care providers as indicated for the assigned caseload, especially prior authorizations for treatment including medications, pharmacy services, and laboratory services.
  • Documents consumer’s status and progress as related to evaluations, treatment, and community referrals, and according to regulatory and professional standards.
  • May administer injectable medications (depending on outpatient location), and is responsible for maintaining the medication area according to safety policies.
  • Assists outpatient clients in obtaining access to medications through pharmaceutical assistance programs and other entitlements.
  • Works with the administrative staff to manage appointments for caseload.
  • Partners with a NewBridge Psychiatrist in a collaborative agreement that identifies the services to be provided within the scope of each practitioner’s expertise.
  • Works with the Medical Staff team to ensure clients’ services are addressed in a timely manner: assists with coverage for refills according to NewBridge policy, may help to direct client during an emergency.
  • May provide supervision to and evaluate Nursing students (primarily APN), interfacing with academic setting and NewBridge clinical staff in order to provide a learning experience that is mutually beneficial.
  • Participates in team meetings, supervision and committees.
  • Regards adults with serious mental illness as persons with dignity and competence and engages them as full partners in service planning, delivery and evaluation.
  • Conducts activities in a culturally competent manner, ensures clients rights and responsibilities, and adheres to confidentiality rules.
  • Assumes other duties as needed by the organization.

 

For inquiries, please send an email* referencing the Position Title with resume and cover letter attached to:  Janice Bernard at jbernard@newbridge.org


NewBridge Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status.


*Please note, due to security concerns NewBridge is not currently accepting emails originating from a Yahoo.com address*

 

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