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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NewYork-Presbyterian Psychiatry Opportunities NewYork-Presbyterian New York City, New York US 04/19/2018
New York-Presbyterian Psychiatry and Experience Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Opportunities ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner WellSpan Health York, Pennsylvania US 04/19/2018
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners WellSpan Philhaven Behavioral Health WellSpan Philhaven, part of WellSpan Healths six-hospital health system in south central Pennsylvania, is currently seeking Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners to join our established Behavioral Health teams in York and Lebanon, Pennsylvania. WellSpan Philhaven offers mental health services to 1,000 people each day. Our programs serve children through seniors and our levels ... More
Program Director, APRN - Miramar Nova Southeastern University Miramar, Florida US 04/19/2018
The College of Nursing at Nova Southeastern University is inviting applications for a full-time Program Director position for the APRN Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Program on the Miramar campus. This is a key leadership and administrative position under the direction of the Assistant Dean, responsible for overall development and coordination of the APRN Program. Faculty rank will be determined at the time of hire. The position requires you have or be eligible for State of Florida ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, Tennessee US 04/19/2018
Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity - of culture, thinking, learning and leading - is sought and celebrated. It ... More
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (HUD-VASH) Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Vancouver, Washington US 04/19/2018
NoneBasic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing ( ... More
Nurse Practitioner (APRN) Psychiatry Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Somerset, Kentucky US 04/17/2018
Duties include but are not limited to: Document patient care in the patient chart via the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). Complete clinical reminders, encounters, and clinical pertinence reviews as directed. Assigned to treatment teams and adhere to team meeting responsibilities including treatment planning. Skilled in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology including Suboxone. Provide a comprehensive clinical/psychiatric summary as ... More
Psychiatric Health Practitioner American University Washington, Dist. Columbia US 04/16/2018
The Psychiatric Health Practitioner provides psychiatric healthcare services to American University students within the scope of practice of a Nurse Practitioner licensed by the DC Board of Nursing. The practitioner serves as a resource to Student Health Center staff on best patient care practices, and collaborates extensively with the Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling Center, and other campus partners to educate the campus community on psychiatric care. The practitioner participates ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner iRecruitMD Phoenix, Arizona US 04/16/2018
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Seeking a board certified PMHNP for many locations in Arizona, both inpatient and outpatient. Opportunity to join a large & successful health organization that has offers a full range of integrated health services for all stages of life.All opportunities are full-time, competitive salary, and come with an extensive benefit package. Benefits include:Medical,Dental, ... More
Outpatient Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Aspirus Clinics, Inc. Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 04/14/2018
Would you like to help build our program? We are seeking Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners to join our team at Aspirus: Opportunities to practice either outpatient medicine or inpatient psychiatry consult liaison service. Live in a wide range of locations throughout the Aspirus system to include but not limited to Wisconsin Rapids, Medford or Wausau. NEW 4th Floor Behavioral Health Clinic at Aspirus Riverview Hospital and Clinics to be completed in June 2018 ... More
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Senior in Hurlburt Field, FL at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. Booz Allen Hamilton Hurlburt Field, Florida US 04/14/2018
Job Number: R0026513Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems ... More
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Senior in Fort Bragg, NC at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. Booz Allen Hamilton Fort Bragg, North Carolina US 04/14/2018
Job Number: R0026513Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems ... More
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Senior in Cannon Air Force Base, NM at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. Booz Allen Hamilton Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico US 04/14/2018
Job Number: R0026513Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems ... More
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