Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry)
To qualify for this position you MUST have a New York State License to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse; and certification by the New York State Education Department in Psychiatry*.
In collaboration with a licensed physician or physicians, as a Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry), you would provide primary health care to individuals diagnosed with mental illness, alcoholism, chemical dependency or substance abuse. You would assess the physical and psychosocial status of clients by means of interview, health history, physical examination and diagnostic tests. In accordance with a written practice agreement and written practice protocols that include specialty areas and are agreed upon in advance by you and the physician of record, your work may include the diagnosis of illness and physical conditions and the performance of therapeutic and corrective measures. You may prescribe drugs, devices and immunizing agents, upon successful completion of a pharmacology program. You may also perform employee health examinations in accordance with the practice agreement and practice protocols.
*The New York State Education Departments Office of the Professions is responsible for reviewing applications and granting licensure and registration to practice nursing in New York State. For information on license requirements and to obtain an application form, you may link to the Office of the Professions' website. By linking to the Office of the Professions, you will be leaving the Office of Mental Healths website. To easily return to this site, add us to your favorites or bookmark our site.
**You must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. If you receive an appointment, your continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility. Failure to do so may result in the termination of your appointment.
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