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 - Pediatric Psychiatric Mental Health WVP Health Authority Salem area, Oregon US 11/14/2019
Nurse Practitioner PEDIATRIC Psychiatric Mental Health Current practice size: 4 physicians, 2 FNPs,1 PA, and21 staff. Seeking a certifiedPediatric PMH Nurse Practitioner to join this very busy and growing ... More
Psych NP iRecruitMD Urbana, Illinois US 11/13/2019
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
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Inpatient - New York-152329 Delta Physician Placement New York US 11/12/2019
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner(NP) Excellent Base Salary with Incentive Plan Relocation Assistance Offered Student Loan Program to pay off ALL student loan debt Outstanding Benefits - medical benefits through the State so your family will never have to worry about medical care.RESPONSIBILITIES AND FACILITY DETAILS Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner(NP) Deliver high quality healthcare to the surroundingcommunities regardless of their ability to pay We treat more than ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Inpatient - New York-152328 Delta Physician Placement New York US 11/12/2019
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner(NP) Excellent Base Salary with Incentive Plan Relocation Assistance Offered Student Loan Program to pay off ALL student loan debt Outstanding Benefits - medical benefits through the State so your family will never have to worry about medical care.RESPONSIBILITIES AND FACILITY DETAILS Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner(NP) Deliver high quality healthcare to the surroundingcommunities regardless of their ability to pay We treat more than ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner C&A iRecruitMD Covington, Kentucky US 11/12/2019
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner- Needs to be comfortable seeing all ages from Children to adults. Our client is seeking a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. The candidate should be comfortable seeing ages 12 and under. The Avg work week will consist of a 40 hour week. The average daily patient volume is between 15 and 18 patients per day with a mix of 30% psychotherapy/counseling, and 70% medication management. Must treat ages 5 and up. Schedule M-F with no call schedule. ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner C&A iRecruitMD Covington, Kentucky US 11/12/2019
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner- Needs to be comfortable seeing all ages from Children to adults. Our client is seeking a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. The candidate should be comfortable seeing ages 12 and under. The Avg work week will consist of a 40 hour week. The average daily patient volume is between 15 and 18 patients per day with a mix of 30% psychotherapy/counseling, and 70% medication management. Must treat ages 5 and up. Schedule M-F with no call schedule. ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner: Part-Time or Full-Time ZOOM+Care Portland, Oregon US 11/11/2019
ZOOM+Care is Hiring Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners! 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? ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Kootenai Health Coeur d'Alene, Idaho US 11/11/2019
Opportunity for a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Kootenai Health in acomprehensive, integrated, collaborative care team.This full time 7 on/off,inpatient opportunitywith support staff from Psychiatrists, Nursing, Therapists and other highly trained staff. This opportunity includes hospital provided benefits including retirement, healthcare benefits, malpractice coverage, relocation, CME allowance and paid time offas well as other competitive benefits. More
Radiation Oncology Physician Provider Solutions + Development Lubbock, Texas US 11/11/2019
Covenant Health is seeking a board-certified/board-eligible Radiation Oncologist to join its dedicated team in Lubbock, Texas. This is a full-time position at the state of the art Joe Arrington Cancer Research and Treatment Center, with one day per week at Nor-Lea Hospital District, its partner institution in Lovington, NM. Enjoy an excellent work-life balance in the lively city of Lubbock, the heart of west Texas. Highly competitive compensation and benefits package, with sign ... More
Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner iRecruitMD Houlton, Maine US 11/10/2019
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
Family Medicine Physician Provider Solutions + Development Anchorage, Alaska US 11/08/2019
Providence Medical Group's Adult Primary Care clinic is seeking a full-time, board-certified/board-eligible Family Medicine physician to join a well-supported and collaborative team, working closely with APCs in a patient-centered medical home. The clinic is embedded with Behavioral health services consisting of a psychiatric nurse practitioner and psychologist on-site. Join a multidisciplinary team of social workers, nurse case management and clinical pharmacists. Experience outstanding ... More
Internal Medicine NP needed in Beautiful Oregon Community Samaritan Health Services Corvallis, Oregon US 11/06/2019
Samaritan Health Services (OR), a non-profit integrated health care delivery system has an opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner at Samaritan Internal Medicine- Corvallis. Samaritan Health Services is seeking a nurse practitioner to join our team in Corvallis, Oregon. At Samaritan Internal Medicine- Corvallis our focus is to provide the highest-quality primary care to adult patients. All of our clinicians specialize in the care of common adult diseases such as diabetes, ... More
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