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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Opportunity for a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Harrisonburg, Va Pediatric Practice University of Virginia, School of Medicine Virginia US 04/04/2020
Opportunity for a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant for our Harrisonburg, Virginia Pediatric PracticeUVA University Physicians Group is currently recruiting for a full time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. You will have the opportunity to support our Harrisonburg Pediatrics team working with both patients and their families.The ideal candidate will have an NP license to practice in Virginia, with a master's degree from an accredited program ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Pediatrics) University of Virginia Health System Physicians Group Harrisonburg, Virginia US 04/03/2020
JOIN TEAM UPG. The University of Virginia Physicians Group is seeking a Nurse Practitioner with previous psychiatric experience for our Harrisonburg Pediatrics Practice. ASPIRE TO WORK WITH THE BEST. You will conduct initial intakes and follow-up appointments to patients and have a strong desire to meet the needs of patients and their families requiring mental health services. You will work with a group of (8) providers in our pediatrics practice ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Pediatrics) University of Virginia Health System Physicians Group Harrisonburg, Virginia US 04/03/2020
JOIN TEAM UPG. The University of Virginia Physicians Group is seeking a Nurse Practitioner with previous psychiatric experience for our Harrisonburg Pediatrics Practice. ASPIRE TO WORK WITH THE BEST. You will conduct initial intakes and follow-up appointments to patients and have a strong desire to meet the needs of patients and their families requiring mental health services. You will work with a group of (8) providers in our pediatrics practice ... More
Family Medicine Physician Provider Solutions + Development Anchorage, Alaska US 04/03/2020
Seeking a full-time, board-certified/board-eligible Family Medicine physician to join a team at Providence Alaska Medical Center. In this role, you will work closely with advanced practice clinicians in a team-based care model that also includes social workers, nurse case management and clinical pharmacists. Behavioral health is embedded in the clinic as well, with a Psychiatric nurse practitioner and Psychologist available to patients and to provide support for Primary Care teams. Take advantage ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Pediatrics) University of Virginia Health System Physicians Group Harrisonburg, Virginia US 04/03/2020
JOIN TEAM UPG. The University of Virginia Physicians Group is seeking a Nurse Practitioner with previous psychiatric experience for our Harrisonburg Pediatrics Practice. ASPIRE TO WORK WITH THE BEST. You will conduct initial intakes and follow-up appointments to patients and have a strong desire to meet the needs of patients and their families requiring mental health services. You will work with a group of (8) providers in our pediatrics practice ... More
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) District Medical Group, Inc. Phoenix, Arizona US 03/31/2020
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Phoenix, Arizona District Medical Group, Inc., (DMG), a large multi-specialty faculty practice group is seeking a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) for our adult inpatient program to staff our new hospital in Maryvale, AZ. The facility opened April 2019. The ideal candidate enjoys working with hospitalized, ... More
INPATIENT ADULT PSYCHIATRY District Medical Group Maryvale, Arizona US 03/31/2020
INPATIENT ADULT PSYCHIATRYPhoenix, 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 opened April 2019. The ideal candidate must enjoy working with hospitalized, seriously mentally ill patients. Caseload is 10-11 ... More
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