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 TruHealth Nashville, Tennessee US 09/15/2019
The purpose of this position is to provide medically necessary psychiatric services and treatments to adult and geriatric psychiatric patients in both an acute care (75-90%) and outpatient/long-term setting (10-25%) Under the direct collaborating Psychiatrist in accordance with regulations, the NP provides psychiatric management of patients in coordination with attending Physicians, Nursing and Facility Staff, while also providing clinical support and communication to residents, families, ... More
Psych NP iRecruitMD Urbana, Illinois US 09/14/2019
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
PMHNP needed for Indiana Psychiatry practice National Medical Services Wabash, Indiana US 09/12/2019
We are seeking a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) for an outpatient Psychiatry practice in Indiana. Will consider experienced providers or strong new graduates. Other providers on site. Patient load will be 12 - 15 ppd. Schedule will be M - F, 8a - 5p. Inpatient rounding 1 in 4 weekends. Salary will be $140 - 160k with a comprehensive benefit package including 5 wks vacation, malpractice, health ... More
Staff Psychiatrist Fenton Wellness Fenton, Michigan US 09/11/2019
Seeking someone to join a team of both psychiatry and psychotherapy within an established outpatient clinic. Focus adult, adolescent and child psychiatry, diagnosis, and medication treatment. Providing strong staff, EHR, and e-prescribing. More
Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner iRecruitMD Houlton, Maine US 09/11/2019
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 iRecruitMD Grant Pass, Oregon US 09/10/2019
Seeking a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to join a large FQHC in the beautiful Southern Oregon. Very flexible that offers full-time or part-time opportunity. Full-time providers have the ability to work 4 days per week with a salary of $140K. The position offers an excellent benefit package that includes health, dental, life, 401K, PTO, CME, etc... Job Description Treat diverse populations throughout their communities, especially ... More
Tenure-Track Associate Professor of Nursing Fairfield University Fairfield, Connecticut US 09/10/2019
About Fairfield University: Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health ... More
Physician - Psychiatry-Child Marshfield Clinic Marshfield, Wisconsin US 09/09/2019
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!Job Title:Physician - Psychiatry-ChildCost Center:568700 Mfld-Behavioral HealthScheduled Weekly Hours:40Time Type:Full timeJob Description:Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin is seeking a third BE/BC Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist for our out-patient tertiary ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - CAMBA Atlantic and Magnolia Shelters NYU Langone Health Brooklyn, New York US 09/08/2019
Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, a designated Level 3 Medical Home, is the largest federally qualified health center network in New York State, and the second largest in the nation. It includes nine primary care sites, 33 school-based health centers and dental clinics, four day care centers, the nation's largest dental residency program, and New York State's largest behavioral health program. The network also includes 12 community medicine sites providing care to disenfranchised New Yorkers, ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Bedford Atlantic Shelter NYU Langone Health Brooklyn, New York US 09/08/2019
Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, a designated Level 3 Medical Home, is the largest federally qualified health center network in New York State, and the second largest in the nation. It includes nine primary care sites, 33 school-based health centers and dental clinics, four day care centers, the nation's largest dental residency program, and New York State's largest behavioral health program. The network also includes 12 community medicine sites providing care to disenfranchised New Yorkers, ... More
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Central Coast Behavioral Health Arroyo Grande, California US 09/06/2019
We are looking for a Compassionate, Caring, and Detail Oriented NursePractitioner or Physician Assistant. You will be joining a multidisciplinary group that has a goal to provide exceptional, high quality psychiatric care to our adult community population. We primarilytreat anxiety disorders, mood disorders and dual diagnosed psychiatric patients but have a varied number of patients with other ... More
Psychiatric Physician Assistant iRecruitMD Grants Pass, Oregon US 09/06/2019
State-of-the-art hospital in Southern Oregon seeking a Physician Assistant to join their Psychiatric Team. Job Details: Managing up to 8 established patients on the inpatient unit during the weekday shifts, up to 10 established patients on the weekends. All patients have a Psychiatrist as the primary attending as back up who will co-sign notes. Home call: 5pm-7am, providing call coverage answering questions ... More
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