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Advanced Practice Nurse Child and Adolescent - A Step Ahead - FT

Advanced Practice Nurse Child and Adolescent - A Step Ahead - FT

Job ID 
2017-1553
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-NJ-Elmer
Posted Date 
10/9/2017

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Overview

PSYCHIATRIC ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE - Full Time - Child & Adolescent

 

Hours:  30 to 40 hours per week

Responsibilities

  • An integral member of the healthcare team, coordinates patient care and communicates and collaborates extensively with the other members of the healthcare team, patients and/or patient’s family/guardian.
  • Maintains and demonstrates high standards of professional ethics.
  • Provides patient and family education relative to nursing/medical and clinical services.
  • Consults with medical specialists associated with patient’s current treatment and/or treatment history.
  • Provide psychiatric evaluations and treatment to patients admitted to the program.
  • Perform nursing histories and physical assessments.
  • Facilitate patient and families in meeting their psychosocial needs.
  • Provide medication evaluations and management in collaboration with the program’s Medical Director/Psychiatrist.
  • Administer medication to patients as prescribed.
  • Annual certification in the Handle With Care behavior management system.

Qualifications

  • Must possess a Master’s Degree and must have current and valid Nurse Practitioner or Advanced Practice Nurse license.
  • Certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center.
  • Must have State of NJ prescriptive authority.
  • Minimally one year experience working with children.
  • Have a thorough understanding of use of psychotropic medications.
  • Shall be involved in continuing education activities to further his/her own professional development.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

EOE M/V/F/D