Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit community-based health system. VNSNY provides a comprehensive array of home- and community-based programs, including health plans, tailored to the needs of high-risk, vulnerable New Yorkers, improving their quality of life. Each day,more than 18,000 VNSNY employees — including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, dieticians, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals — deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources tomore than35,000 patients, helping them to live the best lives possible.
Department description (ACT: Assertivce Community Treatment):
It provides in-home mental health and crisis intervention services to individuals who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis and are unable to secure traditional mental health services in the community.
Work schedule: Per Diem (7.25 hours per week).
Responsible for providing mental health assessment and treatment to patients with psychiatric symptoms, cognitive deficits, and/or behavioral problems. Provides advanced nursing care in collaborative practice with AMH psychiatrist. Works under general supervision.
Licensure: License and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State required. License as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the State of New York required. Valid drivers license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs.
Education: Masters degree in psychiatric nursing required.
Experience: Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs required. Minimum of one year of experience in a medical/surgical/psychiatric environment preferred.