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Alba De Vida

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner(PMHMP)  Buffalo, NY  : 5/4/2022
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Buffalo, NY

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will provide general medical care and treatment to the clients in the outpatient program under the direction of the program director. This position includes no managerial or supervisory responsibilities.


  • ? Conduct psychiatric evaluations and assessments.
  • ? Conduct mental status examinations and pharmacological evaluations.
  • ? Prescribe medications, teach clients about side effects and monitor response to prescribed medications, including ordering of laboratory tests as needed.
  • ? Administer injectable medications as needed.
  • ? Complete all documentation (i.e. progress notes and psychiatric assessments) as required in a timely manner in the electronic medical record (EMR)
  • ? Review and provide recommendations for treatment plans.
  • ? Provide expedited services to clients based on risk assessment status as clinically indicated.
  • ? Provide crisis intervention services to clients as needed.
  • ? Communicate with other medical practitioners in order to coordinate treatment for clients.
  • ? Speak with managed care insurance representatives to obtain authorizations for prescribed medications when needed.
  • ? Participate in staff meetings and case conferences.
  • ? Collaborate with primary therapists, clinical supervisor and program director to discuss status of client progress in treatment and provide input/guidance on treatment planning and risk management issues.
  • ? Maintain an 80% show rate for clients who are scheduled for regular appointments.
  • ? Provide a behavioral risk screening for new patients and share the findings with the primary care team.
  • ? Provide a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation as requested.
  • ? Provide ongoing psychopharmacological management as clinically appropriate.
  • ? Recommend and provide behavior management interventions as appropriate and functions as a member of behavior rapid response team.
  • ? Collaborate psychiatric management with the members of the primary care team and the attending psychiatrist.
  • ? Participate in inter-departmental collaborative committees as needed and quality assurance and performance improvement activities.
  • ? Document clinical activities in the medical record, and maintain documentation of administrative activities.
  • ? Maintain a collaborative relation with an attending psychiatrist for all clinical activities and seek supervision as needed.


  • Must be fully vaccinated against covid-19 
  • Master Degree in Nursing and completion of Accredited NP Program required.
  • ? Minimum of three (3) years of practical experience required.
  • ? Active and unrestricted New York State Nurse Practitioner License.
  • ? Active and unrestricted New York State Registered Professional Nurse License.
  • ? Active and unrestricted NPI and DEA registration.
  • ? Verifiable Buprenorphine Waiver, Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000).
  • ? Current CPR/BLS certification.
  • ? NYS mandated Infection Control certification (NYS DOH approved; 4 hours, valid for 4 years)
  • ? Must obtain Mandated reporter (2 hours) prior to hire date.
  • o Website info:
  • ? Obtain within six months of hire:
  • o Supporting Recovery with Medications Addictions Treatment (MAT)
  • ? Obtain within thirty days of hire:
  • o Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment
  • o CASAC Canon of Ethics (6 hours)
  • o Confidentiality related to 42CFR (3 Hours)
  • ? Sound understanding of all federal, state and oversight agency regulations.
  • ? Knowledge of disease prevention.
  • ? Ability to work on a strong team of professionals in a culturally diverse environment.
  • ? Ability to multitask and to work and function under pressure.
  • ? Bilingual ? Spanish strongly preferred.
*Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*

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