St. John's Riverside Hospital

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Addiction Specialist

Job ID
Behavioral Health
Position Type
Per Diem
Work Shift
Per Diem, as needed
Posted Salary
$64.471 per hour


St. John's Riverside Hospital is a leader in providing the highest quality, compassionate health care utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art medical technology. Serving the Westchester community from Yonkers to the river town communities of Hastings-on-Hudson, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry and Irvington, St. John's Riverside has been and continues to be a unique and comprehensive network of medical professionals dedicated to a tradition of service that spans generations.


St. John’s has been an integral part of the community since the 1890's and its’ commitment to provide the community with the most advanced medical services available continues to be the hospitals’ vision, mission and value. St. John's Riverside Hospital built itself around an early foundation of nursing and community service. In 1894, the Cochran School of Nursing, the oldest hospital-based school of nursing in the metropolitan area, was founded, thus making the St. John's Nursing Staff more than just the backbone of the hospital, but the heart and soul. St. John’s dedicated nurses give superior attention to those who need it most with a strong emphasis on patient and family-focused nursing care.


St. John’s Riverside Hospital staff is committed to making life better for all patients. The hospital continues to elevate the services provided with the goal of increasing the quality of life for all who entrust St. John's Riverside Hospital to their care.


Personalized care together with advanced technology is what it means to be Community Strong


The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides and administers addiction and mental health services to a select patient population emphasizing a best practices approach with emphasis on preventative health measures and patient education. Maintains and exhibits positive and multi-disciplinary team oriented approach to facilitate the treatment and recovery mission of the BHS Department.

Works in clinical collaboration with a psychiatrist to provide comprehensive addiction and mental health care following appropriate clinical guidelines. Obtains subjective information/history, performs physical/psychological assessments, and evaluates findings. Requests and interprets diagnostic studies and lab tests as indicated by the patient’s physical/mental status. Identifies plan of care, incorporating the physical, psychological, emotional, societal and environmental needs of the patient. Implements appropriate treatment including prescriptions for drugs, devices, and immunizing agents in accordance with established practice protocols. Provides individualized patient education regarding the diagnosis and treatment of his/her medical conditions, as well as appropriate preventative measures. Provides ongoing medication management for addiction and mental illness. Collaborates with other health care providers and identifies resources and initiates appropriate referrals. Provides consultative and instructional guidance to nursing and other health care professionals in the area of expertise. Maintains documentation compliance with all hospital, regulatory and payer guidelines and regulations. Maximizes all professional billing opportunities for hospital, consistent with defined policies.


License and Certification as a Nurse Practitioner in New York State with Psychiatry specialty practice. Must possess at least one year of experience as a Nurse Practitioner in Behavioral Health Services. Must have excellent communication skills. Must possess active DEA number.


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