Services for the Underserved

  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

    Job Location US-NY-Brooklyn
    Homeless Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Overview

    The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides direct psychiatric services for homeless individuals in Shelter program who are not connected to care and/or unstable. Refers Residents for ongoing psychiatric care in the community. Monitors ongoing care.


    • Meets with Program Director, Assistant Director- Clinical, Program Nurse, and Social Service staff to coordinate shelter residents to receive ongoing psychiatric treatment in the community.
    • Meet with all new residents within the first 30 days for psychiatric evaluation.
    • Provide referrals for transitional Psychiatric Treatment to all Residents not currently in care.
    • Write prescriptions for psychotropic medications as allowed by state regulations and collaborative practice agreements. Review health assessments completed by the Program Nurse and provide clinical feedback.
    • Provide medication management including prescription refills and medication education to consumers.
    • Administer medications including those administered by injection.
    • Document patients' medical and psychological histories, physical assessment results, diagnoses, treatment plans, prescriptions, or outcomes.
    • Prepare Psychiatric Assessments for the purpose of HRA 2010e Housing Application and/or other applications for housing or needed services.
    • Provide training to other team members on topics including medications and drug interactions.  
    • Communicates and coordinates care with psychiatrists in the community, as needed.
    • Refer residents to emergency care if needed, work with emergency responders/emergency room staff to coordinate emergency treatment, coordinate treatment and discharge planning with hospital staff. 
    • Provide in service staff training monthly and consultation as needed to the social service team. 
    • Provide crisis intervention and address all emergency situations as appropriate. 
    • Assist in building evacuation during fire drills and building emergencies.
    • Maintain CPR/First Aid Certification.
    • Maintain up to date, accurate, complete, and timely consumer chart documentation.
    • Attend staff meetings, case conferences, group supervision, and trainings as needed.
    • Attend face to face supervision with Collaborating Psychiatrist at least monthly. Make chart work available to Collaborating Psychiatrist for quarterly reviews.
    • Comply with all SUS Employee Policies, Procedures, and Protocols, SUS Corporate Compliance Policies, and NYS Dept. of Social Services Rules, Regulations, and Statutes. 
    • A work schedule that includes some weekend and evening hours will be required.


    Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays


    • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in New York State and credentialed by the State to practice as an advanced Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in psychiatry.
    • Must be registered as a NY State Medicaid provider. Must have a DEA# and an individual NPI #. Must carry individual malpractice insurance.
    • Preference is given to those who have experience working on a multi- disciplinary team and/or previous experience with homeless population. 
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, to assist adult males of diverse ethnicities, backgrounds, ages, and sexual preferences.
    • Bilingual preferred. 



    Company Overview

    Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island.


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