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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

New Jersey NJ

Posted: 07/20/2018 Department: Nurse Job Number: 4900

Title: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Location: Northern New Jersey, NJ 07044

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Nurse

Hours: Full-time

Description: Hiring a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for a management service organization (MSO) in New Jersey. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will work as a part of the multidisciplinary health care team in the primary care setting, focusing on the behavioral health needs of the patient. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will provide culturally competent, age and education level appropriate behavioral health care. Works closely with physicians and other clinicians in a team approach to patient care.


  • Collaborate with the medical providers to develop programs and working relationships that promote shared approaches to the evaluation, treatment planning, and monitoring of common mental health conditions.
  • Provide a variety of therapeutic mental health treatments including, but not limited to counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and initiation, titration, and monitoring of psychiatric medications.
  • Establish and modify patient treatment plan based on clinical assessment as well as accepted standards of practice, cultural competence and patient’s understanding.
  • Document responses to those treatments.
  • Formulate differential diagnoses.
  • Provide episodic visits to monitor acute and chronic mental health conditions.

Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited school.
  • Certification by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and/or American Nurses Credentialing Center is required.
  • Licensed or certified Advanced Practice Nurse/Nurse; practitioner (APN) to practice as a Psychiatric APN.
  • Currently licensed by the New Jersey Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.
  • Must have prescriptive privileges in the State of New Jersey.

Experience Requirements:

  • At least two years of experience in behavioral health field either acute or primary care.

Desired Skills:

  • Must be detailed-oriented, possess excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with Electronic Health Record (EHR) required.
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