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 Nurse Practitioner Higher Ground Recovery Henrico, Virginia US 01/22/2018
Higher Ground Recovery Inc is currently seeking a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to join our team. This is a great opportunity to work with a wide variety of clientele as well as set your own schedule. This position is an independent contractor position that includes: a generous percentage split, patient referrals, beautiful office space located in a coveted west end location, knowledgeable billing and administrative support staff, and a collaborative work environment. ... More
Licensed Arizona Psychologist Crisis Response Network Tuscan, Arizona US 01/19/2018
WHAT DOES CRISIS RESPONSE NETWORK DO? Crisis Response Network is an award-winning nonprofit that operates a 24/7 crisis line serving Maricopa county as well as Northern Arizona. Our mission is to Inspire Hope through our talented and compassionate staff. Since 2007, CRN has been providing crisis contact center services and in that short time has helped thousands of individuals and families connect to the help they need. Additionally, in that short timeframe, CRN has ... More
Licensed Therapist and Psychiatrist or NP/CNS Park Nicollet Melrose Center St. Louis Park, Minnesota 01/18/2018
Licensed Therapist & Psychiatrist or Psychiatric NP/CNS Eating Disorders Melrose Center Be part of these exciting opportunities at the Melrose Center. We have openings for Licensed Therapists and a Psychiatrist or NP/CNS with three locations in St. Louis Park, St.Paul and Maple Grove. Melrose Center is a 67,000-square foot, three story facility located in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota and serves as a center of excellence ... More
Adult Psychiatrist Maine Behavioral Healthcare Maine US 01/17/2018
Adult Psychiatrist Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist for a Consult Liaison & Inpatient Psychiatric Services attending position located at Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC), in Rockport, Maine. The selected candidate will lead an interdisciplinary team, perform psychiatric evaluations, follow up with psychiatric management, and direct care ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Central Coast Behavioral Health Palm Desert, California US 01/15/2018
CCBH is looking for a Compassionate, Caring, and Detail Oriented NursePractitioner to start and develop a new branch of our Psychiatric Clinic in Palm Desert. You will work with the support of a psychiatrist to develop our new branch in Palm Springs/Palm Desert area. You will be joining a multidisciplinary group that has a goal to provide exceptional, high quality psychiatric care to the community. We primarilytreat anxiety disorders, mood disorders and dual diagnosed psychiatric patients ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Arundel Lodge Behavioral Health Edgewater, Maryland US 01/15/2018
Arundel Lodge, Inc. is a behavioral health agency located in Edgewater, MD . Our mission is to partner with individuals and families to improve their behavioral health through recovery-oriented services. Some of the services provided in the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic are: screening and assessment for mental health and substance use disorders; psychiatric diagnostic evaluations; medication management; individual, group, and family therapy; and person-centered treatment planning. ... More
Child/Adolescent and General Psychiatry Positions in MA Universal Health Services Brookline, Massachusetts US 01/15/2018
Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Opportunitiesin Massachusetts Pembroke Hospital in Pembroke, MA and Arbour Fuller Hospital in South Attleboro, MA are both seeking Child/Adolescent Psychiatrists. The work schedule is Monday Friday and can be part-time or fulltime. There is no weeknight or weekend call. Any Doctor on Call scheduled is for extra compensation. General ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Bridgewell Lowell, Massachusetts 01/12/2018
Bridgewellis a non-profit comprehensive human services organization that has been providing support to individuals with developmental and psychiatric disabilities for over 50 years. Our employees take pride in making everyday count to its fullest. They are committed to adding value to the lives of people we support, and they bring energy, ideas and a passion for service. If this describes you, then please consider joining our incredible team! The ... More
Psychiatric Specialist Loyola University Chicago Chicago, Illinois US 01/11/2018
Provides psychiatric and medication evaluation for students. Provides on-going medication monitoring for students. Consults with Wellness Center staff in conjunction with prescribing and monitoring psychotropic medications, and psychiatric evaluations. Provides on-going psychotherapy when needed. Provides walk-in coverage when needed. Provides back-up for 24 hour on-call therapists and leadership team members. Provides consultation ... More
Mental Health and/or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Therapy Partners Fargo, North Dakota US 01/11/2018
Fargo Clinic Seeks Mental Health Nurse Practitioner The premier provider of outpatient pediatric therapy services in North Dakota is growing! Pediatric Therapy Partners in Fargo is seeking a full-time Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to join our team! Do you have a passion to help improve the lives of children and a desire to collaborate with other professionals? Pediatric Therapy Partners currently offers outpatient speech, occupational and physical therapy in a unique fashion ... More
Nurse Practitioner (Mental Health) Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Loma Linda, California US 01/11/2018
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is assigned to Behavioral Medicine Service. The NP Will provide comprehensive Mental Health services for a panel of patients as part of the interdisciplinary team at the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System. This will include but not be limited to assessment, monitoring, and evaluating the patients plans of care and providing the required medical and psychiatric interventions as indicated. Interventions included medication management, ordering and monitoring required ... More
.8 FTE Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Multnomah County Health Department Various Locations, Oregon 01/10/2018
.8 FTE Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner THIS WORK MATTERS! ... More
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