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Clinical Manager, Nurse Practitioner

Company: VNS Health
Location: Palisades Park
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Provides direct psychiatric evaluation, medical assessment and intervention to clients admitted to Community Mental Health Services (CMHS) programs. Provides medication management and assessment on an ongoing basis. Provides consultation and education to other agencies and disciplines, including other VNS Health services. Assists in the overall management of the CMHS program. Acts as a key resource in providing clinical and operational guidance and support to assigned teams and other staff to achieve and enhance team outcomes. Provides advanced nursing clinical care for clients in accordance with current State and Federal rules and regulations for nurse practitioner scope of practice and national standards of care. Works under general direction.

  • Performs psychiatric evaluations of identified clients.
  • Assesses current administrative processes and clinical protocols; identifies opportunities for improvement relating to quality and cost while maintaining adherence to compliance and nursing standards of care.
  • Provides medication management, ongoing assessment, and supportive counseling on a monthly basis, at a minimum.
  • Evaluates need for physical evaluations and/or medical services and make referrals, as indicated.
  • Provides full scope of advanced nursing practice for targeted client populations. Evaluates client responses to therapy and interventions. Ensures revision of the inter-professional plan of care as necessary to achieve quality outcomes.
  • Consults with other mental health providers and community agencies, including other VNS Health department/programs, as well as members of the CMHS program, regarding individual clients.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and case conferences for the CMHS program.
  • Maintains client records in compliance with VNS Health, state, city and federal requirements.
  • Evaluates clients for psychiatric hospitalization, as necessary.
  • Provides clinical supervision and direction to CMHS program staff, including on-site observation of direct patient care and participation as needed in direct care. Participates with CMHS program staff and other appropriate VNS Health staff in the development and implementation of in-service trainings.
  • Collaborates with program management to ensure the provision of the highest quality mental health services to clients. Participates in the formulation and update of clinical and administrative policies and procedures and the preparation of policy and procedure manuals.
  • Encourages resistant clients to accept mental health services through intervention with clients and/or family members.
  • Participates in VNS Health and community programs and education, as requested.
  • Assists program management and any related staff in the prevention, identification, and resolution of patient crises.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
    Licenses and Certifications:
    • License and current registration to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in New York State Required
    • Valid driver's license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs.
      • Master of Science in Nursing, or other graduate degree from a nurse practitioner educational program registered by the New York State Education Department as qualifying for NP licensure Required
        Work Experience:
        • Minimum of three years of clinical experience in a mental health setting specializing in children/adolescents and families Required

Keywords: VNS Health, North Bergen , Clinical Manager, Nurse Practitioner, Executive , Palisades Park, New Jersey

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