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 Mental Health Assistant Professor in the Non-Tenure Clinical Teaching Track University of Colorado, College of Nursing Aurora, Colorado US 03/19/2019
University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus College of Nursing, Office of Academic Programs Job Title: Psychiatric Mental Health Assistant Professor in the Non-Tenure Clinical Teaching Track Position #00008137 Requisition# 15640 * Applications are accepted electronically ... More
Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant Envision Healthcare Derry, New Hampshire US 03/19/2019
Envision Physician Services is seeking a Per Diem Psychiatric NPs and PAs to join our group at Parkland Medical Center in Derry, New Hampshire. Psychiatry experience is required. J-1 Visas Accepted!Facility Information Parkland Medical Center is committed to expanding mental health services including a new eating disorders program. We have a team of seasoned support staff and offer a congenial professional atmosphere. 8-hour shifts during the weekdays, no ... More
UNIV - Instructor or above - CON - Psych/Mental Health NP MUSC Health & Medical University of SC Charleston, South Carolina US 03/19/2019
Job summary: Full-time tenure track faculty position in the CON Doctor of Nursing Practice program: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track. Responsibilities include curriculum/program planning, facilitating and implementing innovative teaching strategies, clinical practice and scholarship. Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.FLSA: SalariedMinimum Experience and ... More
Exciting Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing Opportunities Community Behavioral Health Hospital (CBHH) Fergus Falls, Minnesota US 03/18/2019
Exciting Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing Opportunities! Fergus Falls, MN Applicants may be eligible for a hiring bonus up to $2,500, plus an additional $30,000 in student loan reimbursement! About the Organization: Community Behavioral Health Hospital (CBHH) is a small, state-of-the-art, inpatient ... More
Exciting Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing Opportunities Community Behavioral Health Hospital (CBHH) Fergus Falls,, Minnesota US 03/18/2019
Exciting Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing Opportunities! Fergus Falls, MN Applicants may be eligible for a hiring bonus up to $2,500, plus an additional $30,000 in student loan reimbursement! About the Organization: Community Behavioral Health Hospital (CBHH) is a small, state-of-the-art, inpatient ... More
Psych NP iRecruitMD Urbana, Illinois US 03/18/2019
Seeking Psych Nurse Practitioner to work outpatient Adult Psychiatric facility. This position is a full time opportunity for a certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner -Monday-Friday 8am-5pm -Adult Population only -Consult new psychiatric patients, Medication Management, Provide Psychiatric counseling -Excellent compensation and benefits along with sign on bonus -Relocation assistance Work with an excellent team of Psychiatrist, Psychologist, and ... More
Nurse Practitioner - Behavioral Health Outpatient PeaceHealth Eugene, Oregon US 03/18/2019
PeaceHealth is a well-established financially stable, multi-specialty provider group looking for an experienced Nurse Practitioner interested in a Behavioral Health Outpatient opportunity and the chance to BE A PART OF an EXCITING TEAM! As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for Outpatient Services, you will work with a dynamic team to provide evaluation and medication management services to adults.Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, ... More
Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner iRecruitMD Houlton, Maine US 03/15/2019
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 Nurse Practitioner PMHNP Inpatient iRecruitMD Ft. Benton, Montana US 03/15/2019
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
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Position at Physician-Led Health System Carle Physician Group Champaign, Illinois US 03/15/2019
Carle Physician Group is seeking aPsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitionerto join our Behavioral Health Department in Champaign, IL. Champaign Practice Details: Join a team of 13 psychiatrists, 3 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, 12 psychologists and 18 masters level therapists Monday Friday, 8-5 schedule, some evening and weekend hours possible; ... More
Nurse Practitioner Mohawk Opportunities Schenectady, New York US 03/14/2019
We are seeking a part time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (14 hours per week) as part of Mohawk Opportunities' Assertive Community Treatment ( ACT ) Team: This unique team is an evidence based treatment program that utilizes a mobile, multidisciplinary team of staff to deliver flexible, comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation services to individuals residing in the community with a severe mental illness. The programs goal is to help individuals achieve stability ... More
CO Nurse Practitioner Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland US 03/13/2019
The Johns Hopkins UniversitySchool of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences seeks a Nurse Practitioner to join the multidisciplinary team that evaluates and manages adult patients with mental health complaints who present to the Psychiatric Treatment Services Area, of the JHH Adult Emergency Department.The Psychiatric Treatment Services area is a dedicated 12 bed unit of the adult emergency department at JHH which ... More
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