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  • Job Title: Nurse Practitioner-Adult Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Job ID: 2017-28251
  • Location: Gracie Square Hospital
  • Full/Part Time/Per Diem: Full-Time
  • Shift: Day

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Nurse Practitioner-Adult Psychiatric Mental Health

Location: NewYork-Presbyterian/Gracie Square Hospital

At Gracie Square Hospital, now is an exciting time of growth and change, providing numerous opportunities to make a big impact on both our future and yours. As a member of the New York-Presbyterian Health-care system, we have an unwavering commitment to excellence and are always looking for ways to improve. And it’s dedication like this that drives our success as New York City’s premier provider of inpatient behavioral health services. Pursue the following position, and join us in taking our hospital – and your career – to the next level.


The Nurse Practitioner-Adult Psychiatric Mental Health will provide direct clinical care including assessment, medication management and medication administration, Must possess ability to work autonomously, collaborating with physician, peers and others in the health care community. Successful candidate should have experience working with psychiatric clients as well as with co-occurring substance disorders. 


2 Positions Available


Essentials Job Duties: 


Must provide direct clinical care including assessment, medical management and medication administration. Provides psychiatric evaluations to clients. Provides treatment planning recommendations. Provides psychiatric emergency crisis management and consultation. Participates in clinical and staff development. Ensure documentation meets regulatory and accrediting standards. Provides assistance with quality improvement and other hospital initiatives. The Nurse Practitioner is also responsible for the management of care for a specified group of patients in accordance with mutually agreed upon protocols and within the policies and procedures established by the Department of Nursing, The American Nurse's Association and Gracie Square Hospital. 


Patient Care Management and Documentation

  • Obtains and documents subjective history (interval and comprehensive) as appropriate to chief complaint or reason for visit
  • Conducts regular physical exam, documenting pertinent positive and negative findings
  • Identifies a diagnostic impression and/or formulates a differential based on the subjective and objective data obtained
  • Writes prescription(s) according to New York State and federal law
  • Formulates a goal-directed plan that includes health maintenance, anticipatory guidance and appropriate medical and nursing interventions according to established protocols/practice agreement
  • Assesses and documents patient response to treatment and interventions
  • Provides and documents health teaching that is oriented to the appropriate problem and/or developmentally age-appropriate health maintenance or anticipatory guidance issues
  • Consults and/or refers as per collaborative agreements/protocols. Documents same as well as documents follow-up

Quality Assurance

  • Conducts review of patient records in collaboration with peers and physician colleagues to determine quality and appropriateness of care provided
  • Engages in ongoing peer review and quality review activities, competency evaluations and Medical Board reviews

Patient Safety

  • Administers care in accordance with safety, environmental and infectious control principles and regulations identified by the institution and legislative bodies
  • Practices in accordance with their scope of practice as delineated by collaborative agreement, practice protocols and delineation of privileges to include ordering and/or administering medication

Patient Rights

  • Demonstrates an awareness and knowledge of patient's rights and responsibilities while receiving care within the institution
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the referral mechanism when a patient believes these rights have been violated
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the hospital's policy governing the application of supportive devices to a patient
  • Protects confidentiality and privacy


  • Serves as a resource person and participates in staff developmental programs
  • Provides patient education and counseling on health status and treatment plan
  • Serves as clinical preceptor for students from selected programs


  • Assists staff in developing appropriate quality improvement study design for potential use in research
  • Participates, when appropriate, in quality improvement activities
  • Identifies need for investigation and data collection to improve patient care
  • Evaluates and implements relevant research findings 


  • Collaborates on clinical problems with nursing service personnel, medical staff or other health care providers
  • Collaborates with other members of the interdisciplinary team to determine and achieve goals of patients and families
  • Collaborates with administration and professional staff of the hospital in the establishment and implementation of community services

Professional Practice

  • Participates in the department staff meetings and committees as required and appropriate
  • Serves as a professional role model for advanced practice for staff, the interdisciplinary team and students

Service Excellence

  • Treats both internal and external customers with courtesy, respect and caring behaviors
  • Promotes a safe, therapeutic environment for patients, families and staff
  • Acknowledges cultural differences that exist among staff and patients
  • Identifies customer service needs on the unit
  • Creates positive first impressions
  • Communicates compassionately and effectively

Performs other job related duties as assigned


Required Education: 

  • Master's Degree in Nursing or completed alternative certification requirements for the graduates of Nurse Practitioner programs prior to April 1, 1989, BSN and/or MSN is preferred
  • Must possess New York State prescriptive rights


  • Current New York State Registered Nurse License
  • Current New York State License as Nurse Practitioner in area of practice
  • National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner in the specialty of practice
  • Basic Life Support Certification for all Nurse Practitioners who provide direct patient care




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