Stony Brook University has established itself as one of America's most dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence and a leader in health education, patient care and research. Listed among the top 1 percent of all universities in the world by Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Stony Brook is home to more than 24,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island's premier academic medical center and teaching hospital. With 603 beds, Stony Brook Hospital is the region's only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Descriptive Title: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Budget Title: same as above
Research Foundation Professional Position
RF Line#: R0976000
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Required Qualifications: Master's Degree in Nursing or completion of a course for Nurse Practitioner and a certification as a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry. Minimum one year of full time working experience in Clinical Psychiatry including prescribing. NP.
Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate in Nursing Practice with a certificate as a Psychiatric NP as well as a Family Practice NP. Clinical Experience working on a Psychiatric Consultation and Liaison Service. Medical Institution experience.
Brief Description of Duties: The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing psychiatric assessments, psycho-pharmacological, non-pharmacological and level-of-care recommendations for individuals admitted to medical, surgical inpatient, acute and intensive care settings with psychiatric and neuropsychiatric co-morbidity. The selected candidate will:
- Evaluate in a timely manner and directly treat patients, under the supervision of an attending psychiatrist, with a wide range of psychiatric problems presenting in acute medical and surgical settings.
- Communicate results of evaluations, treatments and recommendations to primary medical and surgical teams through verbal communication and documentation in the electronic medical record.
- Provide psychotherapy to hospitalized patients, using a variety of modalities to include individual and group therapies, and motivational enhancement towards health behavior change.
- Work directly with nurses and nurse manager on medical/surgical units to evaluate for appropriate continuation or discontinuation of 1:1, safety watches and restraints initiated in response to unsafe behaviors.
- Provide treatment planning and assures continuity of care for patients' behavioral healthcare needs in collaboration with medical/surgical social workers. This may include scheduling appointments in our outpatient mental health and addictions departments, arranging transfers to residential or psychiatric inpatient hospitals and monitoring patients for completion of follow-up care after discharge.
- Involve families and obtain collateral history as needed for accurate assessment.
- Facilitate transfers between medical/surgical wards and inpatient psychiatry units.
- Provide ongoing education and psychological support to medical/surgical nurses, including in the management of delirium, and of patients with disruptive behaviors.
Special Notes: This is a full time position. The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.
Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook University's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), clear a background investigation, submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.
Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a Research Foundation Employment Application, cover letter and resume to:
Brian Bronson, MD
Department of Psychiatry
Health Sciences Center, T-10, Room 020
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8101
Fax # 631-444-1560
Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 02/24/2014, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.
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