Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

Job Summary:

The psychiatric nurse practitioner will provide culturally competent mental health care to patients who are experiencing varying levels of difficulties due to substance abuse or mental health concerns, and in need of medication evaluation or medication management services. The psychiatric nurse practitioner works in various program settings, such as detoxification, residential, and day programs (PHP/IOP), serving an adult population with serious to mild mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Salary: $80.00 – $100.00 per hour

Primary Specialty

Behavioral Heath-Psychiatric



Location - In Office

  • Charlotte, NC

Start Date



13 Weeks

Job Type



  • The ARNP will be responsible for planning and implementing the primary care service delivery to patients per health care plan and written protocols
  • The ARNP will provide primary, secondary, and tertiary care, including counseling and referral within a multidisciplinary team
  • They will work under the direction of the psychiatrist to perform assessments, medication management, evaluation and on-going treatment of clients
  • Evaluate and assess medical issues, behavioral health problems, comorbid conditions, and/or need for detoxification
  • Consult with the psychiatrist and behavioral health staff in designing treatment plan for clients
  • Document patient information on medical charts and follow physician’s written orders
  • Assist clients with understanding emotional disturbances and accept the need for treatment
  • Administer and document patient reaction to psychotropic drugs and other medications
  • Prescribing appropriate medications and treatments under the guidance of the Medical Director
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of clinical interventions
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of a treatment plan related to detoxification and/or any other medical issues
  • Monitors clients and maintains a safe, protective environment for the clients
  • Develops positive, supportive relationship with all clients
  • Assist clients in developing and implementing healthy lifestyle program
  • Implements treatment plan interventions as needed for physical health
  • Participates in and required performance improvement plans
  • Utilizes all available means to communicate effectively and efficiently with the treatment team
  • Completes medical/nursing documentation according to licensing standards
  • Keeps thorough and current documentation on all clients
  • Stays informed regarding current drug abuse and treatment information
  • Works closely with the entire treatment team, including the program psychiatrist, in providing and coordinating treatment for all clients
  • Assists in providing medical and clinical information for concurrent reviews or other insurance matters
  • Provides educational lectures to clients and families on medical aspects of substance use disorders
  • Performs all other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in nursing
  • 1 year experience in a behavioral health, mental health, or psychiatric facility
  • Experience with KIPU, EMR software, highly desirable
  • Complete TB testing upon being hired
  • Complete and be within the requirements of Background and Drug screening results

License / Certification

  • Holds a current license in good standing in the State as an NP


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