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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (F/T)

Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services


Program: Nathaniel Clinic

Reports to: Director

Work Location: Central Harlem

Overview: CASES is one of New York City’s leading providers of services for individuals with behavioral health challenges who are involved in the criminal justice system. Our consumers have complex needs related to mental health, substance use, medical, and psychosocial challenges. The Nathaniel Clinic is an Article 31 outpatient mental health clinic licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) that serves individuals age 13 and older. Clinic staff include psychiatrists, registered nurses, psychologists, social workers, peer specialists, and medical schedulers. Services include psychiatric evaluation, medication management, psychotherapy, and health monitoring. Every day, we work together to promote the recovery and rehabilitation of young people, and men and women involved in the NYC criminal justice system, making an extraordinary difference in their health and well-being. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will join the clinical team supporting the ongoing expansion of clinic services.



Conduct psychiatric assessments
Conduct risk assessment, provide guidance and direction on risk management ensuring high risk consumers receive the frequency and intensity of services needed and are appropriately monitored and supported
Assist consumers, family members, and significant others with concern and empathy
Work in collaboration with consumers and significant others to support recovery goals
Respond to walk-ins and unscheduled consumer needs and provide expedited services to consumers based on risk assessment status
Prescribe medications indicated by diagnosis and lab results, teach consumers about side effects and monitor response to prescribed medications
Work collaboratively with therapists and registered nurses providing specific goals and measurable objectives for inclusion in treatment plans
Ensure services are recovery-oriented and trauma-informed
Provide culturally competent services in accordance with CASES policies
Ensure justice-involved consumers are effectively engaged, appropriately served and afforded the opportunity to build the capacity to change their lives
Participate in staff meetings
Provide crisis intervention services
Run treatment groups
Communicate with families, referral sources, care managers, criminal justice alternatives-to-incarceration programs, hospitals and other parties to coordinate care
Meet productivity standards and work collaboratively with the medical schedulers responsible for centralized scheduling
Maintain an 80% show rate for consumers scheduled for regular appointments
Effectively use the electronic health record (EHR) ensuring documentation is completed within expected timeframes set by CASES in accordance with OMH, NYS Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) standards
Promote the integration of primary care working collaboratively with the onsite Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) medical providers and the clinic’s nurses to ensure the effective delivery of health monitoring services
Promote and deliver integrated treatment to consumers with co-occurring substance use disorders
Complete buprenorphine training and obtain the waiver to prescribe
Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow team members
Participate in case reviews and provide consultation and support to non-medical staff on complex cases
Uphold the codes of conduct and CASES’ policies and procedures
Exercise sound judgment and hold protected health information and other sensitive information in the strictest of confidence in accordance with agency, state, federal and HIPAA confidentiality policies
Participate in practice improvement projects that benefit consumers and the clinic
Other duties as assigned


A Nurse Practitioner degree with specialized training or experience in Psychiatry. A current license to practice as a nurse practitioner in the State of New York. A current DEA registration for the prescribing of controlled substances. ANCC certification or pending application is required. Enrollment as a Medicare provider. NYS OPRA (Ordering/Prescribing/Referring/Attending) status approved or application pending required and a Health Commerce Account in place by the onset of employment. The former is needed to prescribe to clients with Medicaid, the latter is needed to adhere to NYS I-STOP law.
Extensive experience working with people with mental illness, serious mental illness, and co-occurring substance use disorders, and primary health care problems
Experience working with the justice-involved population with mental illness and knowledgeable about risk assessment and risk management
Excellent written and communication skills
Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred
To be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). You are required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide a National Provider Identifier (NPI).
Benefits: Here at CASES we offer benefits that will assist you in making the most of your career and your life. Our programs include health and wellness insurance which is offered through Aetna. A retirement 403(b) plan is held with Principal, education, and training. Additionally, our portable ancillary benefits are offered through Aflac, Legal Shield, and ADP Flexible spending account; which is then deducted through payroll along with commuter benefits, additional short-term disability, cancer, additional income protection, hospitalization coverage, and identity theft protection

Additional information
In one document, attach your cover letter and resume in PDF or Word format. No phone calls please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

CASES is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with CASES is based solely on qualifications and competence for a particular position, without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, age, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or marital, military, or citizenship status. We also actively recruit individuals with prior involvement in the criminal justice system.Your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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Posted on 05/10/18; CVMHA ID #12070