Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Consultant/1099 Position)

Job Description

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides direct practice and service coordination with clients of our PROS programs. In so doing, he/she consults with and advises the PROS Director and Clinic Coordinator in order to plan, organize, guide and review the overall medical/psychiatric care provided by Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW) at its Pollack Center for Recovery & Wellness (Ronkonkoma) and Synergy Center for Recovery & Wellness (Riverhead) programs under license granted by the New York State Office of Mental Health.  The (NPP) has specific consulting responsibilities outlined below to help ensure that Clubhouse programs and services operate in a manner consistent with the overall agency mission:

“To assist people whose lives have been affected by mental illness to lead healthy, productive, addiction-free, and socially satisfying lives in the community.”


Position:                                              Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Consultant/1099 Position)

Compensation:                                 To be discussed

Location:                                             Riverhead & Ronkonkoma site immediately

Hours:                                                  10-12 hours per week (between both sites)

Start Date:                                          ASAP


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct Care:

·         Provide psychiatric consultation and treatment to clients considering or enrolled in our PROS Clinic program. Ensure the timely completion and submission of proper documentation for such services as guided by the CEO or COO, in concert with NYSOMH regulations for PROS-licensed service provision.

·         Provide group-based services, as needed, to PROS-enrolled clients on curriculum developed in concert with the PROS Directors and the Deputy Director.


Service Coordination:

·         Provide guidance and oversight to staff for the direct psychiatric/medical care and service coordination for clients of our outpatient psychiatric rehabilitation, clinical, and support services. This includes advising the Pollack Center/Synergy Center Program Directors and Clinic Coordinators concerning the adequacy and appropriateness of the scope of services for clients and staff.

·         Provide clinical consultation to PROS Program and Clinic Coordinators in all aspects of clinic service admission, coordination, and risk management.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, Education & Experience Required:

§  Must submit evidence of and maintain the following:

·   A currently valid and unlimited license and registration to practice clinical nursing in the State of New York.

·   An appropriate level of medical malpractice liability insurance

·   Board certification in the specialty of psychiatric nurse practitioner.

·   A currently valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) certification.

·   Must become and remain a qualified provider in the Medicaid and Medicare programs.

·   A Collaborative Practice Agreement with our Medical Director

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with physicians, personnel, residents, patients, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

Must be knowledgeable of reimbursement regulations, practices, and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to outpatient psychiatric care administration.

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