Nurse-RN/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner(WLS759) in The Bronx, NY at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 9/2/2020

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Job Description

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of America, Inc. and is one of the largest providers of human services in the metropolitan New York area. Founded in New York City in 1896 as a charity staffed by volunteers tending to the city’s poor, today VOA-Greater New York has 1,300 paid staff that provide life-changing, often life-saving services through 80 programs in New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.

VOA-Greater New York services extend to survivors of domestic violence; individuals and families — including veterans — experiencing, or at risk of homelessness; people living with HIV/ AIDS, behavioral health, and substance use issues; adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities; preschoolers with developmental delays; older adults on limited incomes, many with a history of homelessness; and at-risk youth. 

VOA-Greater New York expands, and introduces new services in response to community needs. As such, it is at the forefront of building affordable, supportive housing for seniors; providing a service-rich continuum of care for formerly homeless veterans; and expanding its services for those recovering from domestic violence. Battle Buddy Bridge®, a peer counseling program for veterans, and the work VOA-Greater New York is doing to raise awareness of the impact of Moral Injury, are examples of the organization’s responsiveness, creativity and life-altering work. 

Many of VOA-Greater New York’s programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC. Operation Backpack® is the organization’s signature community service campaign that ensures every student who calls a NYC shelter “home” has a new backpack full of supplies in time for the first day of school.

The Psychiatric / Nurse Practitioner, acting as part of the clinical team, is responsible for the completion of mental health status reports necessary for transition into and within the program from hospitals, community-based programs, and residential settings. He/she may provide other assistance appropriate to his/her education and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:
A current license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of New York, DEA registered, certification by New York Education Department in Psychiatry preferred and a minimum of three years of clinical experience.

Supervisory Role:
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Principal Responsibilities:
The below enumerated principal responsibilities are inclusive of both program specific and firm-wide related administration, as applicable.

1. Conduct physical and mental health/risk assessments and diagnostics, as needed.
2. Assist in the development of client-specific treatment plans, including medication management and monitoring the course of treatment.
3. Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to provide direct care to residents.
4. Participate and coordinate in organizational development activities including meetings, quality and performance initiatives and in-service trainings for staff.
5. Serve as a consulting resource to staff.
6. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Expected Results of Principal Responsibilities:
1. All physical and mental health/risk assessments and diagnostics are performed in a timely fashion.
2. The physical and mental health of the resident population are adequately assessed, and appropriate treatment plans are developed and implemented.
3. To ensure continuity of services for all residents.
4. Staff is knowledgeable of and sensitive to the physical and mental health of the resident population.
5. Staff are appropriately trained.
6. Related duties are performed completely, accurately and on time.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of the job, the employee will be in an office and transitional shelter environment performing administrative work.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to have visual acuity, talk and hear while communicating with peers and/or vendors. This position requires sitting for long period of times. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items up to 20 pounds.

Position Type:
This is a part – time position.

Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.

Other details

  • Job Family Nurse
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Wednesday, September 2, 2020