Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

General Statement of Duties:

Persons in this position provide a range of specialized medical diagnostic and treatment services to patients. PNPs in this position work under the supervision of the Medical Director / Chief Psychiatrist. As designated Nurse Coordinator, the incumbent provides supervision to assigned nursing staff.

Persons in this position are classified exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Major Essential Functions:

Conducts psychiatric evaluations and assessments;

Diagnoses client illnesses and carries out the necessary psychiatric treatment program;

Promptly documents services as required by State and Federal laws and agency regulations and/or requirements;

Meets agency standards for staff productivity;

Provides consultation and coordination of services with case managers and other agency staff;

May provide crisis intervention and emergency assessments;

May provide periodic psychiatric coverage for Arbor House patients, including on-site admission work-ups;

Coordinates care with other healthcare professionals; and may provide consultative           services to other professionals;

May provide services to off-site clientele (e.g., to inmates at the regional jail);

Provides administrative and clinical supervision to assigned nursing staff and other


Coordinates nursing services and other medical department services and initiatives;

Oversees operations and compliance activities under the CSB’s alternative delivery site

pharmacy license;

Coordinates leave schedules with other CSB physicians/NPs and works cooperatively with other CSB prescribers to provide backup coverage as needed during absences;

Maintains effective relationships with co-workers and customers based on courtesy, compassion, and respect;

Makes effective use of available technology, including computers, e-mail, and voice mail in order to enhance customer service;

Responsible for other duties as assigned, consistent with agency policies and procedures.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of community behavioral and developmental health treatment services, and demonstrated interest in serving individuals with serious mental illness; knowledge of treatment protocols for individuals with a co-occurring intellectual disability and/or substance use disorder; thorough knowledge of the principles of recovery; ability to provide professional treatment services consistent with professional licensing in Virginia; ability to write concisely and effectively; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated good judgment. 

Minimum Education and Experience:

Incumbent must have a Masters of Science in Nursing, and have graduated from an accredited program for nurse practitioners.  He/she must show current certification and/or licensure as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and in Nursing.  He/she must possess and maintain current licensure and prescriptive authority in the Commonwealth of Virginia and with the DEA.  At least two years of experience in a mental health treatment setting is preferred. Staff member is responsible for submitting proof of license renewal to the Human Resources office.

Other Information:

Equipment: Computer and electronic health record; voice mail.

Work Environment: General office environment with standard lighting levels, temperature ranges, air quality, ventilation, and noise levels.

Work Location: 1241 and 1353 N. Main St. office; other facilities as needed.

Work Hazards: Standard hazards associated with human service and/or behavioral health office environment; occasional hazards associated with problem behaviors and necessary use of medical procedures. Use of universal precautions required.

Work Schedule: Office hours as defined in letter of employment; additional hours as needed to fulfill job requirements.  Regular attendance is required.