Advance Practice Nurse
The APN position will be responsible for conducting medication re-evaluations for consumers who have been seen by the psychiatrist. Aids in formulating diagnostics impressions based on DSM-V criteria in collaboration with the psychiatrist and other treatment member. May practice in the role of therapist, providing individual and/or group psychotherapy, as needed.Can write prescriptions for non-controlled substances. Will be in verbal and/or electronic contact with the supervisory psychiatrist. Attends meetings as required. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the consumer served. The individual demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the consumer population served. He or she must be able to assess and interpret data about the customer's status in order to identify each customer's needs and provide the appropriate care, including age-related care, needed by the consumer group.
Master's Degree in psychiatric/mental health specialization or equivalent with prescriptive authority; Minimum of three years psychiatric nursing experience, one year post graduate preferred. Current license in New Jersey is required.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing (legibly) to multi-disciplinary staff. Employee must possess a valid driver's license and if duties required driving, be able to drive an agency owned vehicle.
Experience with developmental disability population is a plus.
Knowledge of Tele- Psych Services a plus.
Advance Practicing Nurse