Advanced Practice Nurses 
                   of New Jersey


Jpb Op: Somerset, Morris, Essex, Union, and Middlesex counties

March 05, 2018 8:36 PM | Suzanne Drake (Administrator)

Pelorus Elder & Behavioral Health is currently recruiting:

  • One full-time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to join our thriving private practice, consisting of 3 Board Certified Psychiatrists, 3 Psychiatric NP’s, and 3 PA’s.
  • We would alternatively consider hiring a part-time or per-diem candidate for a minimum of 3 days/week, which would include Friday, plus two of Tues/Wed/Thurs

Full-time Position: Location: can be tailored to candidate’s preferences, regions include Somerset, Morris, Essex, Union, and Middlesex counties.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for initial and follow-up Psychiatric consults in select assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. (The option to incorporate office-based/outpatient practice duties into work schedule is also possible. We have offices in Cedar Knolls [Morris County], Raritan [Somerset County], and Springfield [Union County]).

Daily patient encounters will be approximately between 11 to 16, depending on the mix of initial vs. follow-up services. Only light clinical documentation is required - just initial and follow-up progress notes. There is minimal bureaucracy or busy-work: no H&P’s, no “discharge summaries”, no “treatment plans”, no “treatment team meetings” or “rounds”.

We use streamlined, one-page note templates which facilitate an efficient workflow. We usually only “make recommendations” in our consults, rarely “orders”. All of our clinicians perform the exact same duties, so together we have refined our processes to be as efficient and pleasant as possible. There are no hospital-based services, no admissions, no discharges, minimal administrative responsibilities beyond the described clinical documentation, and billing submission.

Participation in our telephone-based on-call schedule will consist of 1 weeknight in 7 and less than one weekend/month. Call is via phone only. There are no on-call rounds, no admissions (or admission orders), no discharges (or discharge orders). Phone calls during on-call shift are infrequent: during most on-call shifts, there are zero phone calls received.

Daily work schedule is flexible, position affords much autonomy/independence – but at the same time, support and assistance is always available to you from our three psychiatrists.

Experience in working with psychotropic medications is very strongly preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate.

Compensation: We offer very competitive compensation - salary from $130,000 and upward (based on experience/resume), with annual increases, and available productivity bonuses, as well as the option of full health benefits, a retirement plan, 4 weeks PTO, 3 CME days with a stipend, and national Holidays off.

About Pelorus:

Established in 2009, Pelorus is the full time private practice of Dr. Matthew Barnas - board certified in Geriatric and Adult Psychiatry. Dr. Barnas completed his Geriatric training at Yale University, his TMS training at Duke University. He was the Chief Resident at New Jersey Medical School prior to that. Some of his past positions include being the Associate Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at Overlook Medical Center, Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry at Runnells Specialized Hospital, and Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry at the East Orange V.A.

Dr. Unnati Patel is board certified in Adult Psychiatry. She joined NJMBC in 2014, after being the Director of the Psychiatry Consultation service at RWJ Somerset Medical Center for 5 years. Prior to that, she was the Chief Resident of Psychiatry at New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Ritesh Amin is board certified in Adult Psychiatry, and also completed his training at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, the same program as Dr. Barnas and Dr. Patel.

We are a very strong, successful, and expanding group. You will have the full support of 3 Psychiatrists, as well as the collegiality of our current NP’s and PA’s as well. We are looking for the right candidate to join our team and share in our continued growth!

Drs. Barnas, Patel, and Amin will all serve as Collaborating Physicians.

Direct Contact Information and To Apply:

Contact Dr. Barnas

Office: 973-295-6335



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