Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Job Description

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Psychiatric nurse practitioner provides mental health care within the scope of practice for a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner guidelines to a case load of patients.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective psychiatric nurse practitioner job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included psychiatric nurse practitioner job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Apply evidence based practices and best practices critical time intervention and trauma informed care
Perform professional work that requires specialized to general knowledge of fields of advanced practice nursing, and a solid understanding, use, and application of concepts, theories, principles, practices, terminology, and applied bases of area of specialization, specifically psychiatry mental health, and addictions
Develop a nursing assessment tool to reflect the holistic needs of each client with consideration of his/her psychological, physiological, social, ethnic, cultural, educational and spiritual strengths and needs
Oversee the direct implementation of nursing care to ensure that it is carried out in accordance with the plan of nursing intervention and overall treatment/service plan and to ascertain if the needs of the client require modification of the plan
Conduct in-reach to hospitals and residences, engaging consumers and assessing for medical and psychiatric support needs in the community Conduct home visits to consumers who have transitioned to the community
Participate in team meetings and provides nursing input on the development and implementation of treatment/service plans
Coordinate nursing care activities with other professional disciplines to ensure that the nursing plan is consistent with and integrated with the total treatment/service plan
Develop and implement that policies and procedures relating to medication management
Perform medication reconciliation, using technology as available
Provide health education/teaching for clients and their families

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, DEA, BLS, ANCC, CRNP, CDS, US, ARNP, PMHNP, NP

Education for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the psychiatric nurse practitioner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Education, Health, Graduate, Science, Department of Education, Nursing Education, Psychiatry, Medical, Communication

Skills for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Desired skills for psychiatric nurse practitioner include:

Practices
Psychiatric principles
Additional medical training
Conducting psychiatric evaluations and treating patients
Nursing theory and practice
Process gained through extended clinical study and experience
Community agencies most frequently used in mental health care
Ability to prescribe pharmacological agents and non-pharmacological therapies
Area of mental health counseling
De-escalation of agitated

Desired experience for psychiatric nurse practitioner includes:

Conduct counseling sessions, with direction as needed by other qualified professionals, according to principles of communication, human behavior and psychiatric nursing
Participate in risk management and quality assurance concerning health related issues
Manage medical supplies and equipment
Provide emergency care and crisis interventions
Monitor medications and observes and records effects and side effects
Provide information and conducts group discussions on various health topics

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Examples

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a psychiatric nurse practitioner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Escort consumers, when indicated, on appointments with community based treatment providers
  • Oversees the direct implementation of nursing care to ensure that it is carried out in accordance with the plan of nursing intervention and overall treatment/service plan and to ascertain if the needs of the client require modification of the plan
  • Conduct in-reach to hospitals and residences, engaging consumers and assessing for medical and psychiatric support needs in the community
  • Conduct home visits to consumers who have transitioned to the community
  • Provides health education/teaching for clients and their families
  • Provides information and conducts group discussions on various health topics
  • Provide psychiatric assessment
  • Provide clarification of clinical diagnosis
  • Recommend treatment options
  • Review patient's progress
Qualifications for psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Attend and provide feedback in case conferences
  • Prescribe psychotropic medication as appropriate for client care
  • Counsel other appropriate staff, , caseworkers, milieu staff, psychologists, nurses relative to individual, group and family therapy
  • Recommend discharge and aftercare planning
  • Provide client education on mental health issues and strategies for recovery
  • Sign and abide by the provisions of at least one Collaborative Practice Agreement with a Psychiatrist
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a psychiatric nurse practitioner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Evaluate, diagnose, and assess patient conditions
  • Assume responsibility for the development and realization of an individual ongoing care plan for all patients
  • Collaborate with all members of the healthcare team
  • Promote evidenced-based care within a healing culture for the patient population served and their families
  • Function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Contribute to the team
  • Apply psychiatric and related treatment acquired through training
  • Provide services within organizational programs
  • Utilizing specialized knowledge and skills in performing Family Practice or Adult Medicine health assessments
  • Writing prescriptions for medications without the co-signature of a physician, utilizing her/his own NYS license and DEA number
Qualifications for psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Identify those characteristics that would be of help in the development of the clinical treatment plan
  • Follow-up psychiatric consultations on residents referred by the clinical staff for special problems, behavioral and or psychiatric
  • Complete the psychiatric evaluation required for application for OVR
  • Develop and administer a program of clinical staff training oriented to the relationship of psychiatric problems and behavioral disorders to the clinical rehabilitation process
  • Prepare discharge summary identifying status and recommended discharge plan
  • Perform admission history and physicals on all new clients and for documenting, according to policy, in the Medical Record past medical history, physical findings, diagnoses, treatment plan, written orders, and prescriptions if indicated
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a psychiatric nurse practitioner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Provide care and supervise the transfer of clients to the emergency room as warranted
  • Provide input to the incident review committee and training committee
  • Participate in conferences
  • Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed
  • Complete related duties as assigned
  • Provide treatment of patients who need a significant level of mental healthcare but are unable to attend regularly scheduled appointments
  • Participate in providing a unique combination of open access scheduling and integration within the medical clinic
  • Perform psychiatric assessments at intake, for housing, and as needed
  • Diagnose psychiatric disorders
  • Provide medication management according to standard practice
Qualifications for psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Write prescriptions for psychotropic medications as allowed by state regulations and collaborative practice agreements
  • Administer psychotropic injections
  • Monitor the use and status of medical and pharmaceutical supplies
  • Consult Medical Director and/or medical literature when unusual or complex cases are encountered
  • Review records provided by outside medical providers (such as primary care physicians), and update electronic health record accordingly
  • Order diagnostic tests as appropriate, review results, and adjust treatment accordingly
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of psychiatric nurse practitioner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Intervention and support for patients awaiting enrollment in the mental health program
  • Treatment of patients who need a significant level of mental healthcare but are unable to attend regularly scheduled appointments
  • Scheduling and integration within the medical clinic, where mental health issues are most often identified
  • Provide input into the incident review committee and training committee outside conferences
  • Perform diagnoses
  • Participate in the multidisciplinary treatment process
  • Provide psychiatric care, including admission evaluations, follow-ups, and urgent and emergent consultations to individuals with mental health needs
  • Participate in the creation of an individualized treatment plan after discussing the case with the mental health care team, collecting and reviewing psychosocial data, medical history, nursing assessment, and other pertinent information
  • Evaluate patients for the need for a higher level of care, including hospitalization
  • Provide patient education, specifically around issues related to medications and treatment adherence, and aftercare services
Qualifications for psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • 6+ months of experience as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
  • Registered Advanced Practice Nurse with State of Colorado upon hire
  • Full prescriptive authority in the state of Colorado upon hire
  • National certification as an Advance Practice Nurse (such as ANCC)
  • Strong medical diagnostic and therapeutic skills in psychiatry practice
  • Integrate nursing and medical concepts in planning care for medically complicated psychiatric patients
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of psychiatric nurse practitioner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Counsel patients using advanced psychotherapeutic techniques, including in group settings, if needed
  • Participate in team meetings with the treatment staff, on a daily basis if working on a mental observation unit and on a weekly basis if working in one of the clinics
  • Provide clinical supervision for psychiatric nurse practitioner trainees as needed, including appropriate direct supervision and documentation of evaluation and feedback
  • Diagnose psychiatric disorders according to the DSM 5
  • Evaluate need for consumer hospitalization or other emergency medical care
  • Provide the best in quality care in our inpatient unit
  • Practice with an outstanding staff dedicated to making a difference in people's lives
  • Follow-up care with patients that includes medical management
  • Compensation package includes a lucrative hourly rate
  • Must a valid Ohio Nurse Practitioner License
Qualifications for psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Licensed to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Arizona (an APRN license in the state of AZ is required)
  • Graduation from an approved school of nursing (at least a bachelor’s degree) and completion of an approved adult or psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program
  • At least one year of psychiatric Nurse Practitioner work experience
  • Familiarity and comfort in treating ADHD other psychiatric issues
  • Bilingual (Spanish, Mandarin or Arabic preferred)
  • Current Advance Cardiac Life Support Certification

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