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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Psychiatrist/Medical Director FCA Hicksville, New York US 11/19/2018
FCAs Hicksville & Hempstead Family Treatment and Recovery Centers & Hicksville Open Access Center Programs counseling to individuals and families who are seeking help to achieve and maintain a lifestyle of recovery from substance use disorders. Primary Responsibilities include: Conduct diagnostic assessments and diagnose clients according to DSM-5 criteria. Prescribe and monitor psychotropic medications Complete health assessments ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner T.Arthur-Mensah MD.Inc Sheffield Village, Ohio US 11/17/2018
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to work in a private outpatient adult psychiatric practice located in Sheffield Village in Lorain County,Ohio. More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Alexander Scagnelli MD PC Warwick, Rhode Island US 11/16/2018
Full time or part time position available. Our group is seeking a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for medication management. Competitive salary, very flexible with office hours and locations. Our main office is located in Warwick, RIand we have satellite offices in South County (South Kingston) and Providence, RI. You have a choice which office you would like to work from and you also have the choice of being at all 3 if you prefer. New graduate students are encouraged to apply. RI license ... More
Psychiatric NP Carle Champaign, Illinois US 11/16/2018
Psychiatric NP Practice Details Include: Join a team of 12 psychiatrists, 3Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, 14 psychologists and 14 master's level therapists Monday Friday, 8-5 schedule, some evening and weekend hours possible; Patient Advisory System handles after hour calls Outpatient, adult only practice Weekly collaboration with ... More
Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner iRecruitMD Houlton, Maine US 11/15/2018
Outpatient Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner needed for FQHC Quantifications-Masters Degree in Nursing Psych-Psych Certified PMHNP-licensed in the state of Maine or in the process of attaining license Duties-Provide outpatient mental health services to under served population-collaborate with primary care physician-manage and treat mental health and psychological problems Benefits include-100% paid Health, Dental Insurance-1500 ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner PMHNP Inpatient iRecruitMD Ft. Benton, Montana US 11/15/2018
Seeking a Inpatient PMHNP to work with a multi-specialty group of behavioral health clinicians providing consultative, therapeutic and psychiatric services at an organization focused on providing the best mental health care to patients in need. JOB DETAILS: Inpatient Opportunity 7 on 7 off schedule, 24 hour shifts 26 weeks off per year Consult patients in inpatient setting in partnership with hospitalists and inpatient psychiatrist ... More
Psychiatrist/ Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Mary's Center Washington, Dist. Columbia US 11/14/2018
We are hiring an Adult Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to join the supportive and dynamic behavioral health team at Mary's Center. The Psychiatrist/ Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is responsible for psychiatric evaluations, prescription and management of psychotropic medication, monitoring and interpreting results of laboratory diagnostic tests, monitoring the side effects and interactions of medication, and providing education and direction to patients for medication ... More
PEDIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER District Medical Group Inc. (DMG) Phoenix, Arizona US 11/13/2018
PEDIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER Childrens Rehabilitative Services The Childrens Rehabilitative Services Outpatient Clinic of District Medical Group Inc. (DMG) is actively seeking a full time Pediatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). The CRS Program is dedicated to serving children and youth with special healthcare needs. CRS provides medical care and support services to ... More
Pediatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner District Medical Group Inc. (DMG) Phoenix, Arizona US 11/13/2018
PEDIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER Childrens Rehabilitative Services The Childrens Rehabilitative Services Outpatient Clinic of District Medical Group Inc. (DMG) is actively seeking a full time Pediatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). The CRS Program is dedicated to serving children and youth with special healthcare needs. CRS provides medical care and support services to ... More
INPATIENT ADULT PSYCHIATRY District Medical Group Inc. (DMG) Maryvale, Arizona US 11/13/2018
INPATIENT ADULT PSYCHIATRY Phoenix, Arizona, Metro Area District Medical Group, Inc., (DMG), a large multi-specialty faculty practice group is seeking an inpatient Attending Psychiatrist for our adult inpatient program to staff our new hospital in Maryvale, AZ. The facility is currently being renovated and projected to open ... More
Outpatient Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Aspirus Clinics, Inc. Wausau, Wisconsin US 11/10/2018
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 Nursing Faculty University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland US 11/10/2018
The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is currently recruiting for a full-time Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing faculty member to join the Department of Family and Community Health. UMSON enrolls more than 1,800 students in its baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral programs. It is ranked among the top ten schools of nursing by U.S. News & World Report. UMSON is part of the University of Maryland, graduate professional campus that also includes the schools of medicine, ... More
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