The Society of Psychiatric 
Advanced Practice Nurses

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Job Op: Paterson

  • 03/23/2018 2:46 PM
    Message # 5994837

    Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse Job Summary:

    The Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse will provide clinical services including initial and ongoing assessments, initial treatment, crisis plan development, prescription, ongoing management of medication and discharge planning. The Psychiatric APN will be responsible for treating a range of adult male and female clients having mental illness and substance abuse disorders who are currently attending residential or outpatient services at Straight and Narrow. The Psychiatric APN will participate in Multidisciplinary Team Meetings (MDT) weekly.

    Schedule per week: 20-25 hours per week

    Location: Paterson, NJ


    Job Qualifications:

    1. Must have Master's Degree, 
    2. Must be Licensed as an RN and Certified by ANCC in Psychiatric or Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. 
    3. Must be authorized to prescribe medications and possess CDS and DEA
    4. Min 3 years experience with addiction and psychiatric treatment.
    5. Knowledge of addiction and psychiatric principles, practices and procedures.
    6. Knowledge of prescribed medications and side effects.
    7. Skill in interviewing individuals
    8. Ability to diagnose and provide treatment to individuals
    9. Must be compassionate, sensitive, and possess strong reasoning and thinking skills
    10. Must have the ability to communicate and work effectively with clients, staff, medical team and all other involved in client care.


    • Responsible for providing residential and outpatient care to clients showing a change or decline in mental status, chronic or urgent medical conditions
    • Work independently with other members of the medical and clinical team.
    • Take part in a Multidisciplinary team that provides primary care to clients
    • Perform client’s histories, risk factor assessment, ordering of therapeutic and diagnostic tests; and attend to consultations and appointments
    • Prescribe medications following the agency’s policy, formulary and relevant regulations of the State
    • Consult with physician on cases that are beyond the scope of qualification of APN
    • Record all relevant client data in medical records
    • Formulate, execute and review healthcare education delivered to patients for diseases prevention
    • Ensure smooth communication with other medical and clinical professionals for effective delivering of service to clients

    To Apply
    :  send resume directly to

    Attention: Reina Rivas


Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses

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