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 PMHNP iRecruitMD Ft. Benton, Montana US 07/18/2018
This is a great opportunity 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. - Oversight provided by experienced Inpatient Psychiatrist who is onsite and available for mentorship, development and success- Team currently has 2 Psychiatrists, 1 Addiction Medicine Physician and 6 PMHNPs- Generous time off ... More
Medical Director Four Winds Saratoga New York US 07/18/2018
We are looking for a full-time Medical Director for our Adult Partial Hospital/Intensive Outpatient Program. The Medical Director will provide psychiatric care to patients in collaboration with the treatment team including Program Director, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Therapists and RNs. Candidates must be board eligible or board certified in adult psychiatry with current licensure in New York State. Broad clinical experience with medication, individual and family treatment ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Inland Northwest Behavioral Health Spokane, Washington 07/16/2018
Join Inland Northwest Behavioral Health today and provide help, hope, and healing. We are currently seeking Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners for our anticipated September 2018 opening of our Spokane, Washington hospital. It takes a passion for meeting the behavioral health needs of our communities and a special experience that meets the high expectations patients have come to expect of the Fairfax Behavioral Health team. We are expanding into Spokane County as joint effort with Providence ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Melmark Pennsylvania US 07/16/2018
MelmarkPsychiatric Nurse PractitionerGeneral ResponsibilitiesThis role reports to the Director of Health Care and works within a comprehensive multi-service agency which provides residential, educational, therapeutic and recreational services for children and adults with ... More
Psychiatric NP: Oregon Opportunity | $100,000, Flexible Schedule Merritt Hawkins Oregon US 07/16/2018
One-Of-A-Kind Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Opportunity Collegial and nurturing practice where both employees and patients are undeniably taken care of and happy This is a part-time employed opportunity with the ability to work as much or as little as you want with most PNPs working a 3-day work week 100% outpatient practice with no call Guaranteed base salary commensurate with agreed-upon shifts and work schedule On the ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Corizon Health Adrian, Michigan US 07/16/2018
Correctional Care | Committed Careers | Corizon Health We have an exceptional opportunities for Psychiatric Nurse Practitionersto join our healthcare team atthe following locations: Detroit Re-Entry Correctional Facility (20 hours per week-Outpatient) Gus Harrison Correctional Facility (32 hours per week-Outpatient) Qualifications of the Corizon Health Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner ... More
Outpatient Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Aspirus Clinics, Inc. Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 07/13/2018
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 Nurse Practitioner (NP) Outpatient Maine Behavioral Healthcare Biddeford, Maine 07/13/2018
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) OutpatientMaine Behavioral HealthcareMultiple Locations Maine Behavioral Healthcare is seeking a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) or Psychiatric Physician Assistant (PA) to join their teams in Norway, Rockland, and Biddeford. Under the direction of a physician and/or Medical Director at ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) Inpatient Maine Medical Center Portland, Maine 07/13/2018
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) InpatientMaine Medical CenterPortland, ME The Department of Psychiatry at Maine Medical Center is seeking a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) or Psychiatric Physician Assistant (PA) to join our psychiatric inpatient team in a variety of settings. We are seeking clinicians to work with our Consultation ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) Inpatient Maine Medical Center Portland, Maine 07/13/2018
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) InpatientMaine Medical CenterPortland, ME The Department of Psychiatry at Maine Medical Center is seeking a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) or Psychiatric Physician Assistant (PA) to join our psychiatric inpatient team in a variety of settings. We are seeking clinicians to work with our Consultation ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) Outpatient Maine Behavioral Healthcare Norway, Maine 07/13/2018
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) OutpatientMaine Behavioral HealthcareMultiple Locations Maine Behavioral Healthcare is seeking a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) or Psychiatric Physician Assistant (PA) to join their teams in Norway, Rockland, and Biddeford. Under the direction of a physician and/or Medical Director at ... More
PSYCHIATRIST OR PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER Western Wisconsin Health Baldwin, Wisconsin 07/12/2018
Western Wisconsin Health is seeking a full-time Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to join our team of well-rounded board-certified providers. We are looking for a provider who shares WW Healths vision of creating healthier tomorrows for our patients and is passionate about supporting its community members along their wellness journeys. Our ideal candidate will have experience working autonomously but in collaboration with physicians to provide behavioral health care ... More
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