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 Nurse Practitioner Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Cheyenne, Wyoming US 09/23/2018
Duties may include, but are not limited to: -Utilizes independent practitioner status with prescriptive authority to assess and administer treatment for psychiatric illness. -Initiating, prescribing, renewing, refilling, monitoring, and managing the care of patients on psychotropic medications -Performs comprehensive psychiatric evaluations including detailed history of mental status evaluations on assigned patients. -Evaluates available data and orders appropriate ... More
Mental Health Nurse Practitioner- Workplace Violence Prevention BJC Healthcare Saint Louis, Missouri US 09/22/2018
Job ID: 1179456Employment Status: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary: RegularYour Career. Made Better.Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported ... More
Mental Health Nurse Practitioner -Workplace Violence Prevention BJC Healthcare Saint Louis, Missouri US 09/22/2018
Job ID: 1179457Employment Status: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary: RegularYour Career. Made Better.Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported ... More
(Work from Home) Certified Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Lifespan innovaTel Telepsychiatry Other / Non-US US 09/21/2018
Nurse Practitioner InnovaTel Telepsychiatryis rapidly growing leader in providing telepsychiatry. As one of the nations premier providers ofbehavioral health services to community based clinics, InnovaTel continues to expand and has opportunities for nurse practitioners to provide care from your own home. InnovaTel Telepsychiatrypartners withbehavioral health clinicsacross the nation to provide expertbehavioral ... More
Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric) (CKP) NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) West Brentwood, New York US 09/20/2018
DUTIES: The incumbent will perform the following general duties: Examine patients to determine the nature of the psychiatric complaint and the treatment to be prescribed; Author medication orders and clarify orders when required with nursing; ... More
Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric) NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) West Brentwood, New York US 09/20/2018
DUTIES: The incumbent will perform the following general duties: Examine patients to determine the nature of the psychiatric complaint and the treatment to be prescribed; Author medication orders and clarify orders when required with nursing; ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Actify Neurotherapies Princeton, New Jersey US 09/19/2018
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)Location: Princeton, NJHours: Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 2:00pm Join a growing national practice with an established local presence delivering cutting-edge mental health care. The Princeton office of Actify Neurotherapies is expanding. Enjoy a team-based approach to care offering rapid-acting treatments including IV ketamine for mood and anxiety ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) Matrix Providers Quantico, Virginia US 09/19/2018
AtMatrix Providers - You come first. Always. Your successis the focusof our entire business. We are hiring for a rewarding opportunity as a civilian Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)to join our team of talentedprofessionals who provide health care services to our veterans and their families in the Behavioral Health Departmentat ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Wesleyan Unviersity Middletown, Connecticut US 09/18/2018
Position Details Wesleyan University has approximately 2,900 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. The office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)operates on an 8:30 4:30 weekday schedule with 24/7 coverage through an on-call rotation. Outreach is included in the services provided and is essential to the community health model to whichCAPSadheres.CAPSprovides ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Wesleyan Unviersity Middletown, Connecticut US 09/18/2018
Position Details Wesleyan University has approximately 2,900 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. The office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)operates on an 8:30 4:30 weekday schedule with 24/7 coverage through an on-call rotation. Outreach is included in the services provided and is essential to the community health model to whichCAPSadheres.CAPSprovides ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Wesleyan Unviersity Middletown, Connecticut US 09/18/2018
Position Details Wesleyan University has approximately 2,900 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. The office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)operates on an 8:30 4:30 weekday schedule with 24/7 coverage through an on-call rotation. Outreach is included in the services provided and is essential to the community health model to whichCAPSadheres.CAPSprovides ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Arora Group Jacksonville, Naval Medical Center, Camp Lejeune US 09/18/2018
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) to work in the Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Program at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner may work in any of the behavioral health clinics or sub clinics, including Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation Program Clinic, Deployment Wellness Clinic or associated clinics at Marine Corps Air Station New River, which fall under the Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is a full-time ... More
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