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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner FT/PT

Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services


Program: Assertive Community Treatment

Reports to: Team Leader                                       

Location: Brooklyn & Manhattan

Overview: CASES is looking for fulltime and part-time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners for the Brooklyn & Manhattan Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams. The ACT teams provide mobile community based mental health treatment. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes a psychiatrist, nurses, social workers and peer specialist staff. The team provides 80% of its treatment services in community locations. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will demonstrate a commitment to the assessment and treatment of individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.



Work with the ACT team psychiatrist to deliver psychiatric care
Provide psychiatric assessments, mental status examinations and pharmacological evaluation services in the community
Ensure consumers are seen at least monthly and in accordance with ACT licensing standards for the delivery of psychiatric care in the community
Work collaboratively with the RN and LPN ensuring consumers receive routine lab tests, timely access to medications and effective medication management
Prescribe medications, teach consumers about side effects and monitor response to prescribed medications
Administer injectable medications such as Risperdal Consta, Invega Sustenna, Proxilin and Haldol
Complete medication authorization documentation and communicate with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to request medication authorization
Work in collaboration with consumers and significant others to support recovery and rehabilitation goals
Work collaboratively with the team ensuring consumers receive services based on their immediate needs and current status in ACT treatment
Provide crisis intervention services working with the team leader to address urgent needs
Participate in team morning organizational meetings and weekly clinical meetings
Communicate with hospital staff when consumers access emergency and inpatient services
Ensure services delivery is flexible, recovery-oriented and trauma-informed
Provide culturally competent services in accordance with CASES policies
Effectively use the electronic health record (EHR) AWARDS Foothold Technology
Ensure documentation is completed within 24-hours of the service contact and are available to be read in the daily organizational meeting
Promote the integration of primary care working collaboratively with the Manhattan onsite Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) medical providers and the community primary care providers serving the consumers ensuring medical needs are addressed and monitored
Promote and deliver evidence-based integrated treatment for 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
Exercise sound judgment and hold protected health information and other sensitive information in the strictest of confidence in accordance with agency, state, federal 42 CFR and HIPAA confidentiality policies
Other duties as assigned


• Valid New York state license for practice as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner;
• Extensive experience working with people with serious mental illness, and co-occurring substance use disorders, and primary health care problems
• Experience working with the justice-involved and homeless 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). If you are appointed and lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.

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 #12071