Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Jobs

People who work as Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners (NPs) assess patients for physical and mental health concerns and conditions. As certified advanced practice nurses, Psychiatric NPs can diagnose patients based on assessment findings and offer treatment options. Interventions may include counseling, psychotherapy, and the prescribing of medication. In addition to treating mental health conditions, Psychiatric NPs work with people dealing with grief, anger, family problems, and many other issues.

Psychiatric NPs often work closely with other health professionals, creating an interdisciplinary treatment plan to ensure patients receive the many benefits of holistic treatment. Psychiatric NPs can meet with patients individually or in a group setting. Depending on their area of expertise, these practitioners may work in private practice, behavioral health-clinics, residential treatment centers, or alongside general practitioners working with adults or children. Psychiatric NPs also work in public health and correctional facilities.

Depending on a Psychiatric NPs chosen specialty, he or she may work with children, teens, geriatric patients, or other populations. Some specialize in specific psychiatric diagnoses or substance-abuse problems, while others offer family counseling services.

Many Psychiatric NPs are passionate about educating the public, often advocating to destigmatize mental-health diagnoses. Some work as consultants for corporations, healthcare companies, or community groups. They provide resources and conduct regular research, always eager to learn and teach those around them.

Psychiatric NPs must have excellent communication and listening skills. These specialists should be emotionally stable, caring, and conscientious with a desire to educate and solve often deep-rooted problems.

To become a Psychiatric NP, individuals must earn a master’s degree in nursing. Although many Psychiatric NPs choose to obtain a doctorate degree, it is not required. Master’s students must specialize in psychiatric nursing and go on to obtain a Registered Nurse license, as well as certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Some students opt to focus on specialized areas of study to work with children and adolescents, seniors, or those struggling with substance abuse, eating disorders, or other painful issues.  

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Charlottesville, Virginia US 11/17/2017
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Counseling and Psychological Services The University of Virginia Department of Student Health Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is seeking a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to work up to 32 hours per week. This is a salaried position. The individual will be responsible for providing comprehensive psychiatric nursing assessments, medication evaluations, and medication management of patients seen through CAPS. The ... More
ARNP- Psychiatry MultiCare Health System Spokane, Washington US 11/17/2017
The reasons to work at MultiCare are as unique as the people who do. Join us for the professional challenges you seek. In the settings you prefer. With schedules that fit your life. Learn more at www.multicarejobs.orgPosition Summary:At Rockwood Clinic, part of the MultiCare Health System, we recognize Nurse Practitioners as an integral part of our medical community. You'll find everything you need to excel in your job including outstanding facilities, comprehensive ... More
Nursing Home Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Needed in Central Missouri SSM Health - St. Mary's Hospital Audrain Mexico, Missouri US 11/17/2017
Nursing Home Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Needed in Central Missouri About The Opportunity SSM Health St. Marys Hospital - Audrain has an exciting opportunity for a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to join our Geriatric Behavioral Program which provides coverage in Jefferson City, Mexico and outlying communities via outreach and telehealth. The incoming Nurse Practitioner will work in various nursing ... More
Nurse Practitioner - Mental Health Integration and Outpatient Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Tomah, Wisconsin US 11/17/2017
The Tomah VA Medical Center is hiring for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) to work in the Primary Care Mental Health Integration section and Outpatient Clinic. Primary duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following: * The NP is a psychiatric prescriber for veterans, including medication management and clinical (psychiatric) management of veterans. * The NP will be supported by staff psychiatrists, including psychiatrists available remotely via telemental health. ... More
Nurse Practitioner Behavioral Health (Emergency/Inpatient Psychiatry) Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Albuquerque, New Mexico US 11/17/2017
The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) Behavioral Health Care Line is seeking a qualified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to provide overnight psychiatry services in the emergency department, behavioral health units, and acute medical/surgical units (as needed). The incumbent will be part of the Mental Health Urgent/Emergent Care (BEACON) team composed of highly skilled Advance Practice Providers (NP/PA), and a consultative psychiatrist.The BEACON program's primary mission ... More
PMHNP or FNP Graduate Nursing Faculty Anderson University Anderson, South Carolina US 11/16/2017
Anderson University (South Carolina) and the College of Health Professions, School of Nursing invite applications for a full-time, twelve-month position in the nursing graduate programs (MSN/DNP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The position starts immediately. Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts institution affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Candidates ... More
Nurse Practitioner - Mental Health - Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Tomah, Wisconsin US 11/14/2017
The Tomah VA Medical Center is hiring for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) to work in the Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP). Primary duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following: * The NP is a prescriber for veterans, including medication management and clinical management of veterans. * The NP will be supported by medical physicians, psychiatrists, and other NP/PAs. * The NP may be asked to respond to consults initiated from medicine ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Affiliated Clinical Services West Bend, Wisconsin US 11/13/2017
AFFILIATED CLINICAL SERVICES 111 EAST WASHINGTON STREET WEST BEND, WI 53095-1518 www.affiliatedclinical.com Pay: Pay is very competitive and based on experience. Duration/Usual Hours Per Full-Time/Part-Time, 10 to 40 Hours Per Week.Exact days and hours ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Jack Mannheimer, MD PC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania US 11/13/2017
Thriving Southills of Pittsburgh psychiatric private practice seeking a full time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Certified, preferably credentialed on most insurance panels. Practice offers great collegial support, a benefit package, experienced auxiliary staff. Interested parties should contact Heather McLaughlin at 412 469 8220 or email Curriculum Vitaes at hmclaughlin2@hotmail.com. More
Clinical Assistant, Clinical Associate or Clinical Professor, Director of the Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Program The University of South Carolina, College of Nursing Columbia, South Carolina 11/13/2017
The University of South Carolina, College of Nursing is seeking a qualified candidate eligible for the rank of Clinical Assistant, Clinical Associate, or Clinical Professor to fill a full-time program director for thePMHNPprogram andCONfaculty position. In addition to teaching, this administrative position includes opportunities for clinical practice and research/scholarship activities are expected. Faculty appointment and salary are commensurate ... More
Opportunity for Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant UVA University Physicians Group Charlottesville, Virginia US 11/10/2017
Opportunity for Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant UVA University Physicians Group is currently recruiting for a full time or part time, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. You will have the opportunity to support the Psychiatry Departments team working with both patients and their families. The ideal candidate will have an NP license to practice in Virginia, with a masters degree from an accredited program and (1) or more years experience working in mental ... More
Addictions Counselor 3 (St. Lawrence Addiction Treatment Center) NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Ogdensburg, New York US 11/07/2017
Duties Description: The Addictions Counselor 3 is the lead member of the facilitys multidisciplinary treatment team and provides professional addiction counseling and supervision. Specific duties include: 1. Leads and directs the case management counseling team; 2. Supervises eight counselors who manage the care of 40 patients, as well as all per diem ACAs; 3. Monitors clinical record-keeping ... More
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