The Society of Psychiatric 
Advanced Practice Nurses

Job Op: Cranford, North Haledon, Verona

  • 03/05/2018 1:56 PM
    Message # 5890890
    Suzanne Drake (Administrator)

    Vanguard Medical Group has an exciting opportunity available for a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

    The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will work as a part of the multidisciplinary health care team in the primary care setting, focusing on the behavioral health needs of the patient. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner supports the patient-centered medical home by working with patient, families and staff providers to promote timely access to needed care. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will provide culturally competent, age and education level appropriate behavioral health care. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will assess the patient’s understanding and their family’s and caregiver’s understanding (when appropriate), when providing a plan of care and self-management responsibilities


    At Vanguard you will have the opportunity to provide both medication management and counseling for patients in collaboration with their primary care providers.

    • Collaborate with the medical providers to develop programs and working relationships that promote shared approaches to the evaluation, treatment planning, and monitoring of common mental health conditions
    • Provide a variety of therapeutic mental health treatments including, but not limited to counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and initiation, titration, and monitoring of psychiatric medications
    • Establish and modify patient treatment plan based on clinical assessment as well as accepted standards of practice, cultural competence and patient’s understanding.
    • Document responses to those treatments
    • Formulate differential diagnoses
    • Provide episodic visits to monitor acute and chronic mental health conditions.

    ·       Psychiatric evaluations and counseling appointments are scheduled for 1 hour time slots, medication management in 30 minute time slots.


    • A minimum of 2 years prescribing experience in mental health/behavioral health required
    • Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited school
    • Board Certification by American Nurses Credentialing Center is required
    • Licensed and certified Advanced Practice Nurse with specialty in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health or Family Psychiatric Mental Health
    • Currently licensed by the New Jersey Board of Nursing as an RN and APN
    • Must have prescriptive privileges in the State of New Jersey and DEA license or be eligible for DEA licensure
    • Must be detailed-oriented, possess excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills
    • Familiarity with Electronic Health Record (EHR) required
    • At least two years of experience in behavioral health field either acute or primary care


    • Ability to apply critical thinking skill and make sound judgments both while performing daily responsibilities and throughout the patient’s continuum of care
    • Knowledge and demonstrated abilities to work in a regulatory climate that includes oversight by federal and state rules, payer contracts, governmental benefits and community resources
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills reflecting clarity and diplomacy and the ability to communicate accurately and effectively with all levels of staff and management
    • Detail-oriented, thorough and able to handle multiple talks and projects with varying deadlines and priorities
    • Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work with an electronic health record
    • Possess empathy, mental alertness, precision and analytical problem-solving abilities, communication skill focus and initiative

    Part time and full time flexible scheduling is available

    We currently have openings in our Cranford, North Haledon, Verona offices

    For more information and to apply, contact

    Anya Barrett 

    Manager, Talent Acquisitions

    Human Resources

    Vanguard Medical Group

    973-559-3701 x.222

    Last modified: 03/05/2018 1:56 PM | Suzanne Drake (Administrator)


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