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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Psych NP / Integrated Behavioral Health Leader - Phoenix AZ 702 CIGNA HealthCare of AZ, Inc. Phoenix, Arizona 01/28/2020
Who We Are:Cigna Medical Group is an award-winning group practice, with 20 locations across greater Phoenix. What makes us different? Here, your doctors coordinate as one whole care team to provide quality, personalized care.Coordinated care isn??t just knowing your health history. Your health plan. Or what other Cigna Medical Group doctors are doing. It??s ... More
Employed Adult Psychiatry Opportunities in Chattanooga, TN! HCA- Parkridge Valley Adult & Senior Campus Chattanooga, Tennessee US 01/27/2020
Parkridge Health System in Chattanooga, Tennessee is seeking two inpatient Psychiatrists for full-time employment at our Parkridge Valley Adult and Senior Campus.Opportunity Description: HCA employed position at the regions largest behavioral health facilities Treatment of patients 18 years and older Adult inpatient to include Partial Program and IOP coverage Telepsych available ... More
Psychiatrist Emergence Health Network Texas US 01/27/2020
Psychiatrist OverviewWe are an agency committed to innovative behavioral health services in trauma-informed care that promote healing and recovery to instill a sense of empowerment and foster a lifelong sense of resilience. General DescriptionThe purpose of this job is to perform professional and highly responsible psychiatric services to clients with mental health problems, ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Job Emergence Health Network Texas US 01/27/2020
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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Silver City, New Mexico US 01/26/2020
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Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner NorthEast Washington Alliance Counseling Services - Chewelah Colville, Washington US 01/25/2020
Seeking a full-time Psychiatric nurse practitioner to join a collaborative team at NorthEast Washington Alliance Counseling Services (NEWACS). Work within a local team that includes one part-time psychiatrist, six master's-level clinicians and six other behavioral health clinicians who are a part of the 135-member NEWACS organization. Enjoy the benefits of working with a collaborative team and the outstanding quality of life in the welcoming rural community of Colville. Competitive ... More
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist iRecruitMD Lindale, Texas US 01/24/2020
Seeking an Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist to help build a new behavioral health department at an FCHQ in East TX. Visa Sponsorship, Loan forgiveness, Full Benefits Community patient care Mentoring/ supervising mid-level NP's Competitive compensation & comprehensive benefits Opportunity to help start a new Behavioral Health Department in East TX #Glassdoor More
Psych Nurse Practitioner iRecruitMD Lowell, Massachusetts US 01/23/2020
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Examines and treats patients to assure continuity of care. Makes assessment of each patient which includes, but is not limited to, presenting problem, medical history, allergies, psycho-social problems, medications, and current living arrangement of individuals and their families.Reviews lab values that are abnormal and plans appropriate disposition/treatment in absence of the primary physician.Demonstrates the knowledge and ... More
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