The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides direct psychiatric and consultative services for participants of the PACE Program. The PACE program, offers a personalized healthcare program provided by our own geriatric professionals and guided by a care plan developed and customized for our elder client’s individual’s needs.
The PMHNP evaluates, diagnoses, and treats psychiatric conditions. Consults with interdisciplinary teams (IDT) on psychiatric diagnostic and treatment issues, including psychotropic medication use and non-pharmacologic interventions. Serves as liaison to the inpatient team during psychiatric hospitalizations, obtaining updates and providing clinical recommendations for authorizing services. Provides Psychotherapeutic counseling for participants if indicated. Conducts Psychotherapy groups in collaboration with program Social Workers. Works relatively independently with medically, psychiatrically, and socially complex older adults across multiple settings. Works collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team setting.
Comprehensive compensation and Benefits Package including Health, Dental, Life, Vision & Disability insurance, 403b Savings Plan with discretionary match. Malpractice Insurance is covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). Wonderful opportunity to precept residents and students at PACE program. Continuing Medical Education Stipend of up to $1500 and 5 days of leave per year. Reimbursement of initial and renewal costs of licenses. 25 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) to start and additional 10 paid holidays annually.
Requirements - Master of Science in Nursing required, Certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner required. Current MA RN/NP license, current DEA and MCSR license. Two years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner preferred. Two years of experience prescribing psychotropic medication to adult psychiatric patients preferred. Ability to work independently across multiple settings and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team setting.