Psych Nurse Practitoner

Job Title: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Reports To: Medical Director/Program Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Notice: Exempt

Grade: Clinical


·  Assess the need for medications targeting specific symptoms of psychosis and other co-morbid conditions such as depressed mood and anxiety. 

·  Systematically manage and monitor dose changes and side effects in order to ensure the safety and tolerability of these medications.

·  Will provide ongoing diagnostic assessment. 

·  Will provide psycho-education regarding diagnosis and medications for participants and family members.

·  Will coordinate with clinical team to ensure quality care.

·  Works with the Program Director to monitor the clinical status and treatment response of each served individual.

·  Conducts assessments which include psychiatric history, illness course, treatment response, MSE, and arrive at I through V diagnoses and share results with team.

·  Directs psychopharmacologic and medical treatment and collaborates with the team nurse in assessing client physical health.

·  Assists in providing education to clients regarding their illness, response to treatment, and possible side effects of medications.

·  Oversees and signs treatment plans and participates in treatment planning process.

·  Ensures appropriate coordination of care with client PMD's.

·  Makes recommendations for specialty care.

·  With other team members, provides support, education, and counseling to family members to help in the understanding of mental illness.

·  Provides management and/or consultation in crisis situations.

·  May be required to submit written reports and/or verbal testimony and presentation of opinion in legal proceedings.

·  Schedule and assigned duties are subject to change based on the needs of the program and the clients we serve.


  • NYS licensed psychiatrist/NP.
  • Board Certified.
  • Experience in community-based mental health services.