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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TriStar Health is hiring Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Middle & East TN! HCA Healthcare- TriStar Nashville, Tennessee US 06/18/2019
TriStar Health, part of HCA Healthcare, is currently hiring nationally certifiedPsychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioners in the following locations: Madison, TN- less than 10 miles NW of downtown Nashville Columbia, TN- 25 miles South of Franklin/Spring Hill Chattanooga, TN- centrally located 115 miles between Knoxville, TN & Atlanta, GA General Overview of Responsibilities ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner iRecruitMD , Washington US 06/18/2019
What are we looking for in a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner? Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are part of a multidisciplinary team that provides integrated behavioral health treatment to clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Collaborating with therapists, case managers, nurses and other members the treatment team, Nurse Practitioners assist in the development of an individualized ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Central Coast, CA Region Sherriff Healthcare Search Monterey, California US 06/18/2019
MONTEREY PENINSULA: PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER Join a top-notch psychiatry team providing comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and emergency psychiatric services in one of the top coastal communities in the nation.PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER POSITION DETAILS: Join a team of psychiatric nurse practitioners Position includes weekly rotations between inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department ... More
Addiction Medicine NP - Central Illinois Carle Physician Group Urbana, Illinois US 06/17/2019
Carle Physician Group is seeking anAddiction Medicine NPto join the Carle Addiction Recovery Center in Urbana, IL. Position Details Include: Join a dynamic Behavioral Health department that consists of 5 Adult Child Psychiatrists, 8 Adults Psychiatrists, 12 Ph.D. Psychologists, 18 Therapists, 14 Social Workers, three Nurse Practitioners and two Psychometricians Flexible scheduling Outpatient ... More
Full-Time Ranked Faculty, Practice-Education Track (non-tenure), Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland US 06/17/2019
Status: Full TimeJoin the Johns Hopkins community as an academic leader at the School of Nursing. Our faculty members are committed to excellence in research, teaching, practice, and service, and they are recognized nationally and internationally as experts in their disciplines. Scholarship is imbedded in all elements of the role of full time faculty members: research, practice, and teaching. ... More
Psych NP iRecruitMD Urbana, Illinois US 06/16/2019
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 06/16/2019
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
Instructor and Assistant Professor level positions in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Psychiatry New York, New York US 06/15/2019
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Psychiatry Psychiatrist Job Opening at Columbia University Medical Center Position Titles: Instructor and Assistant Professor level positions in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) Job Description: Full time positions are available for outpatient psychiatrists to work within NewYork-Presbyterian ... More
Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Position in NOLA/Baton Rouge Jackson Physician Search New Orleans, Louisiana US 06/13/2019
Physician owned correctional healthcare company serving the needs of the Southeast region offers outstanding opportunity for the right Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner candidate. Work for one of the premier providers in the local sheriffs office providing services to pre-trial detention individuals. Benefits of this position include: Flexible work Schedule, work 24 hours per week or 40 hours per week Light patient load Full healthcare team ... More
Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner iRecruitMD Houlton, Maine US 06/13/2019
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 (PMHNP) Maine Behavioral Healthcare Biddeford, Maine US 06/13/2019
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner(PMHNP) Behavioral Health Integration Maine Behavioral Healthcare Biddeford, ME Full Time, Days Maine Behavioral Healthcare, a MaineHealth member, has an exciting and interesting position for aPsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner(PMHNP) to work with the Southern Maine Health ... More
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Maine Behavioral Healthcare Biddeford, Maine US 06/13/2019
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner(PMHNP) Behavioral Health Integration Maine Behavioral Healthcare Biddeford, ME Full Time, Days Maine Behavioral Healthcare, a MaineHealth member, has an exciting and interesting position for aPsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner(PMHNP) to work with the Southern Maine Health CareWomens ... More
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