Advanced Practice Nurses 
                   of New Jersey


Job Op Morris and Essex County

July 25, 2015 7:48 PM | Suzanne Drake (Administrator)

Morris and Essex County

NJ Memory & Behavioral Care is currently recruiting:

  • A full-time Psychiatric Advance Practice Nurse to join our thriving private practice.
  • We will also consider hiring part-time or per diem for the consultation (not office-based) role, minimum 5 hours/week.   This role could be performed in evenings or on weekends.

Full time position:

The successful candidate will be responsible for initial and follow-up Psychiatric consults in select skilled nursing facilities (approx. 80 to 90% of weekly duties), as well as a small office-based practice seeing some of our established patients for routine follow-up’s (approx. 10 to 20% of weekly duties).

Daily patient encounters will be between 10 to 15, depending on the mix of initial vs. follow-up services.   We use streamlined, one page note templates which facilitate efficient workflow. We only “make recommendations” in our consults (rather than “write orders”). 

There are no hospital-based services, no admissions, no discharges, minimal paperwork or administrative responsibilities beyond clinical documentation and billing submission. Participation in our on-call schedule will consist of 1 weeknight in 7 and 1 weekend per month – this is via phone only (no rounds).  

Schedule is flexible, position affords much autonomy/independence – but at the same time, support and assistance is always available from our two board certified psychiatrists. 

Compensation:  Choice of “Independent Contractor” or “Employee” contract structure is available.  We offer above market reimbursement up to $135,000 for Independent Contractors, as well as PTO and Holidays.


Established in 2009, NJMBC 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, and was the Chief Resident at New Jersey Medical School prior to that.  Some of his past experiences include being the Associate Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at Overlook Hospital, Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry at Runnells 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 Somerset Medical Center for 5 years.  Prior to that she was the Chief Resident of Psychiatry at New Jersey Medical School.

We are a successful and expanding group.  We foster a friendly, straightforward, empowering culture - without drama, politics, or layers of bureaucracy.  We are looking for the right candidate to join our team and share in our continued growth.

Dr. Barnas will serve as Collaborating Physician.

Contact Dr. Barnas

Cell: 201 519 7447



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