Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner – Wake Forest – North Carolina

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THE OPPORTUNITY: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
THE LOCATION: Wake Forest, North Carolina
Ready for a change?  We have an excellent, full time opportunity available for an experienced psychiatric mental health practitioner to join our team in Wake Forest.  Our partial hospitalization program is a less restrictive, yet intensive treatment service for teens ages 13-18 years old who have significant and serious mental health and/or emotional issues.  Treatment includes individual and family therapy, mental health education, skills training as well as other activities.  Our program supports teens who are “stepping down” from inpatient care and also serves as a “step up” for teens who need more support than outpatient therapy can provide.

You will be conducting initial psychiatric diagnostic evaluations and final discharge evaluations, meeting weekly with patients for medication management, and engaging in collaborative treatment and discharge planning.  You will be a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team, supporting the program’s mission and treatment philosophy.


-Excellent compensation and benefits

-12-15 patients per week, maximum

-W2 employed position

-Monday – Friday work schedule

-Provide evals, diagnoses, treatment and prescribe medication

– Collaborate with psychotherapists around treatment and discharge planning


  • Knowledge of short term/stabilization mental health treatment

  • Knowledge of acute adolescent and child psychological disorders and relevant pharmacological treatment

  • Strong clinical assessment skills and strong ability to develop appropriate treatment plans

  • Risk assessment, patient crisis de-escalation and crisis management skills

  • Ability to develop therapeutic relationships quickly and effectively with patients and families and engage them in the therapeutic process

  • Able to provide virtual / telehealth mental health care, as needed

  • Working knowledge of empirically supported treatments, including DBT, CBT and ACT


  • At least two years of independent PMHNP practice experience with child and adolescent population is required

  • Prior experience with an emphasis in psychiatric or partial hospital program work is preferred

  • Maintain required collaborative relationship and complete continuing education or training requirements as mandated by credentialing agencies
  • PMHNP certification is required

  • Will consider physician assistants who have at least 3-5 years of psychiatric experience with adolescents at higher levels of care
  • No family nurse practitioners for this position
  • Active and valid DEA license required

  • North Carolina State license to practice independently with prescriptive authority is required

  • Exceptional English verbal and written language skills
  • Demonstrated competency and sensitivity in the area of multi-cultural, racial, religious/spiritual, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues

  • Competency using EMR systems, Microsoft Outlook, and other electronic platforms

  • Current active BLS/First Aid certification

  • Current North Carolina driver’s license is required

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