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Job Opening: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Location: Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

Schedule: 20-40 hours per week, flexible, preferable to include at least some hours on 2 weekends per month.

Duties:
1. Performs psychiatric evaluations of clients’ mental/emotional health status and develops appropriate treatment/therapy plans based on diagnoses of symptoms and behaviors.
2. Analyzes situations and adopts an effective course of action.
3.  Counsels assigned clients: discusses treatment options with clients, parents and/or legal guardians and provides necessary information for educated decision-making process.
4.  Participates in treatment meetings.
5.  Orders diagnostic and laboratory tests as indicated,
6.   Prescribes appropriate psychotropic medications based on clients’ diagnoses and psychiatric evaluations; monitors clients’ reactions, relief of symptoms, and degree of side effects on a regular and on-going basis.
7. Writes prescriptions for medications as needed and appropriate.
8. Reviews medications with client and monitors for side effects.

Requirements:
1.  Licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner valid for Pennsylvania.
2.  Experience working in a psychiatric hospital or similar in patient setting desired.

Compensation:  $135,000-$145,000 for full time plus excellent benefits including PTO, health insurance

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