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Job Op: Ramsey

  • 06/13/2021 1:31 PM
    Message # 10629417


    Mountainside is hiring for a per diem Psychiatric APN! Starting rate is $100 per hour with hourly rate increase after one year of employment. 

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    Mountainside, founded in 1998, is a leading behavioral healthcare provider dedicated to treating alcohol dependency and drug addiction. Accredited by The Joint Commission and CARF for its high standards of care, Mountainside seeks out passionate and talented individuals to join its staff. We believe that every employee, regardless of position, plays a role in our success.

    The Psych APN will provide psychiatric evaluation and treatment for adults with Chemical Dependency and Co-occurring Disorders age 18 years and older. The Psychiatric APN will collaborate with the multidisciplinary team, attend clinical meetings and see clients individually as determined by their clinical need, as assigned by the Medical Director. He/she will prescribe indicated medications for Outpatient Treatment and will assume responsibility for assuring adequate supplies of prescribed medications and refills. 

    Your Role: 

    • Provides Psychiatric Evaluation and ongoing medication management to clients in Outpatient Service location as need and as assigned.  
    • Prescribes psychotropic medications and medication changes, documents rationale for medications and updates client’s progress in EMR.  
    • Ensures compliance with applicable New Jersey State and Federal Regulations regarding prescribing practices.  
    • Completes Mental Status Examinations, Safety Assessments, and assesses/documents client's appropriateness for OP level of care.  
    • The Psychiatric APN reviews lab results and PGT results with client, and orders appropriate follow-up laboratory or diagnostic procedures.  
    • Participates in clinical meetings and practices as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.  
    • Acts as a resource to Clinical team in providing education and information pertinent to Psychiatry and Addiction treatment.  
    • Provides Education to clients in individual settings on Co-Occurring Disorders, the use of psychotropic medications, anti-craving medications, and Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms and treatment. 
    • Assumes responsibility for monitoring refills of medications for clients throughout their treatment.  
    • Assesses each client for Medication Assisted Treatment, orders MAT medications as appropriate and administers Vivitrol and Sublocade injection when needed.  
    • Participates in Infection Control, Quality Improvement and Peer Review activities and committee meetings as they relate to mental health and addiction issues.  
    • Prepares required reports and completes required paperwork as it relates to the programs and services in the expected time frame.  
    • Provides timely documentation in clients' Electronic Medical Record, consistent with established criteria for UR and billing purposes.  
    • Assists in crisis situations. 
    • Assesses current clinical and programmatic practices and identifies opportunities for improvement and implementation of evidence-based best practices.  
    • Is available for off-hours back-up and on-call.  
    • Attends seminars, workshops and conferences as required by Mountainside.  
    • Meets regularly with Medical Director for formal and informal supervision.  


    • Psychiatric APN training and certification  
    • Graduate from accredited Psychiatric APN program  
    • Maintains current NJ APN license and DEA license/registration  
    • Experienced in addiction nursing and trained in treating psychiatric/co-occurring disorders  
    • Minimum 1 year experience/knowledge in Psychiatric Nursing and/or Substance Abuse treatment  
    • DATA 2000 Waiver (must be obtained within six (6) months of new hire date 
    • Maintains malpractice Insurance  
    • Maintains a current CPR certification 


    • Starting rate is $100 per hour with hourly rate increase after one year of employment and 401(k) with employer matching.

    Interested in becoming part of our family? Apply at is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Company is committed to making employment decisions without regard to any classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.  We simply seek the best.


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