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Company: International Medical Placement, Ltd.
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Seeking a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to join a multidisciplinary team in a community-based healthcare setting --The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) will work as part of a multidisciplinary team providing coordinated treatment. The PNP engages the consumer in the shared decision making about medication and the next steps in medication treatment. Assessments of mental status, continuity of care and compliance of clients receiving services, instruction of psychopharmacology and mental health practices to clients and families, consultation with physicians and use of health care resources, and access for concomitant chemical dependency disorders are included in job summary. --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. --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. --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 Required: NYS licensed psychiatrist/NP and experience in community-based mental health services.
Community/Facility info: Provides a comprehensive array of treatment and rehabilitation services to promote self-sufficiency, wellness and recovery, and an enhanced quality of life for individuals with mental health and addictive disorders. For more than 40 years, this facility has built its reputation as an exceptional provider of mental health and substance abuse services at licensed locations throughout Erie County. Focuses on providing effective, accessible, and culturally-sensitive services. The agency delivers a full range of services to a diverse, multicultural consumer population. For many years the organization has placed a strong emphasis on serving Hispanics through employing a cadre of fully bilingual, bicultural staff. Currently operates licensed programs which include outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinics, Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS), Homeless Outreach and Supported Housing Services, Health Home Services, OnTrack NY, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Vocational Services. Also operates a 22-bed residential treatment program for pregnant and parenting women and their children and a 16-bed Safe Haven residence for chronically homeless individuals with mental illnesses. Incorporated as a 501 (c )(3) nonprofit corporation in 1972. It operates programs licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.
Contact: For more information please contact Ben Ferro at [email protected] or call 716-689-6000.

Keywords: International Medical Placement, Ltd., Buffalo , NP, Other , Buffalo, New York

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