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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Nurse Practitioner- Behavioral Health Services Spencer Hospital Spencer, Iowa US 01/17/2019
Spencer Hospital is looking for a Nurse Practitioner to join our team in our Behavioral Health Services department. At Spencer Hospitals 15-bed Behavioral Health Center, we believe each person is a unique individual worthy of respect and dignity. Our mission is to provide a safe environment, medication treatment, and support services while assisting the patient in recovery. Spencer ... More
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner - Across the Lifespan Anderson University - Anderson,SC Anderson, South Carolina US 01/17/2019
Anderson University (South Carolina) and the School of Nursing invite applications for a full-time, twelve-month faculty member with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle and commitment to the integration of faith and learning as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The position starts in January 2019. Faculty rank and status will be determined at the time of appointment based upon the degrees, experience, and record of scholarship. Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, ... More
Nurse Practitioner-Psychiatric Clemson University Clemson, South Carolina US 01/17/2019
Clemson UniversityLocation Redfern CounselingFull/Part Time Full-TimeRegular/Temporary RegularJOB SUMMARY: Clemson University's Redfern Center (Office of Student Health Services) is actively searching for a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to join the team. The Psychiatric NP will have the opportunity to work with the University's student population ... More
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Community Research Foundation San Diego, California US 01/15/2019
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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Community Research Foundation San Diego, California US 01/15/2019
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Harrisonburg Community Health Center Harrisonburg, Virginia US 01/15/2019
Psychiatric Nurse PractitionerAre you ready to join an innovative, growing team of behavioral health professionals addressing todays mental health issues? If you answered yes, then Harrisonburg Community Health Center is for you!HCHC is looking for a talented full-time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to work alongside our diverse team of staff in ourHarrisonburg and Rockingham countylocations. Applicants must be licensed as a Psychiatric ... More
Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner iRecruitMD Houlton, Maine US 01/14/2019
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 Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, New York US 01/14/2019
We are pleased to announce a new full-time position for a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The position is located at the Psychiatric Outpatient Department, Montefiore Medical Center, Moses Division at 111 East 210th Street, Bronx NY. Fifty percent of the position will be dedicated to medication management and care coordination with ... More
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Position Mission Oaks Counseling and Wellness Center, Inc. Camarillo,, California US 01/14/2019
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner PositionMission Oaks Counseling and Wellness Center, Inc.Camarillo, Location: An upscale, new professional building in Camarillo, CA, Ventura County. A recent survey provided by a local medical group indicated that there is a significant need for additional psychiatric services in the Ventura County area. MOCWC ... More
Mental Health Provider (PMHNP, MHNP, FNP): Full-Time or Part-Time ZOOM+Care Portland, Oregon US 01/11/2019
ZOOM+Care is Hiring Mental Health Providers! Are you a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is interested in: Building the nation's first complete health system from the ground up to deliver twice the health care at half the price with ten times patient delight? Participating in growing and refining an established cutting-edge Mental Health Program? Working 34 hours a week with no on-call time? A schedule personally ... More
Nurse Practitioner Pelorus Elder & Behavioral Health Mercer and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey US 01/10/2019
Pelorus Elder & Behavioral Health is currently recruiting: One full-time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to join our thriving private practice, consisting of 3 Board Certified Psychiatrists, 5 Psychiatric NPs, and 4 PAs. We would alternatively consider hiring a part-time or per-diem candidate for a minimum of 3 days/week, which would include Friday, plus two of Tues/Wed/Thurs Full time position: ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner| Missoula, Montana| Outpatient Jackson Physician Search Missoula, Montana US 01/07/2019
Brand new opportunity for a Psychiatric NP to work in gorgeous Missoula, MT for a functional health and wellness center. Outpatient only opportunity with a competitive salary and great benefits. The Opportunity: 4 day work week, outpatient only position in the heart of Montana Join a collegial team at a functional health and ... More
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