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Psychiatric APN for children 


Seeking to hire a full-time Psychiatric Advance Practice Nurse (APN) for children

Job summary

  • Performs comprehensive psychiatric evaluations of assigned patients, exhibits knowledge of age specific criteria, ensuring that the full range of medical and behavioral considerations are considered in determining the diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic test as indicated by patient presentation and medications prescribed
  • Functions within an interdisciplinary team in the assessment/evaluation of patients, and articulates verbally and in written documentation the integration of client history and assessment information
  • Works with school personnel to coordinate information, as needed
  • Formulates psychosocial treatment plans, with relevant goals, behaviorally-measurable objectives that serve as indexes for evaluating treatment progress, an realistic time frames for achievement
  • Documents assessments, treatment plans, progress reports, and discharge summaries in the clinical record, with all entries authenticated and time/dated
  • Plans for, communicates, and documents discharge/aftercare/transfer plans for clients completing treatment and/or accessing other services in the continuum
  • Collaborates as a member of an interdisciplinary clinical team, including but not limited to active participation in program and clinical team meetings, providing clinical support for team colleagues, and engaging in program-related performance improvement processes and activities
  • Provides clinical supervision to Agency teams, as assigned. This supervision supports Agency ethics and culture
  • Prescribes medications as indicated by signs, symptoms and diagnosis. Obtains informed consent for same. Patient and family education are provided regarding medications
  • Knowledgeable of Emergency Medical Treatment/First Aid
  • Participates in psychiatric Peer Review, assess cases as assigned and provide feedback as indicated
Position Requirements


  • Must possess a Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited education institution
  • Documented knowledge of at least two (2) years’ work experience with children and their families with mental illness
  • Current and valid NJ RN license
  • Current and valid NJ APN license
  • Current and valid Federal DEA certificate
  • Current and valid CDS certificate
  • Current and valid Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification or be eligible for FNP
  • Current and valid CPR certificate
  • Valid driver's license and must be insurable by agency's automobile insurance



CPNJ embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion in all of it policies and procedures. Care Plus adheres to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, et seq and NJ Law Against Discrimination.

Care Plus NJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has clarified that asking employees whether they have received the COVID-19 vaccine is not a disability-related inquiry under the ADA.  Care Plus as a healthcare provider mandates that all new hires have the COVID vaccination prior to the start date of employment. Requiring all employees to have the COVID vaccination is for the protection of our employees and the clients we serve.  Therefore, prior to Orientation you will be required to upload proof of your COVID vaccination or at the very least, proof of your first vaccine shot.  Failure to have this information timely upload to the onboarding portal may result in delay of your start date and/or withdrawal of the job offer.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Location Main Site  
About the Organization CarePlus New Jersey is a northern New Jersey provider of recovery-focused mental health, substance abuse, and family services that address the unique needs of individuals with a holistic approach to recovery and overall wellness.

Operating out of over 23 sites - including three outpatient centers located in Paramus, Fair Lawn, and Montclair, ten residential facilities, offices at three local hospitals, and seven community offices - our services are convenient to clients located throughout Northern New Jersey. We also provide educational programs on mental health-related topics to area schools and community groups.

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State laws.  
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