Requisition Number: FAMPR-NURPR-H-10-2020-02
Job Title: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: D - Graduate Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 3
Salary Range: $57.00 - $70.00

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Description/Job Summary

Family Practice and Counseling Network (FPCN) is seeking a Psychiatrist Nurse Practitioner to be part of our network providing integratedcare and comprehensive services to the whole person. FPCN’s vision is that quality healthcare is aright, not a privilege, and all people are entitled to person-centered,accessible, comprehensive, quality and affordable health care. At FPCN, primary care, behavioral health,dental, and wellness services including mind-body practices, nutrition and fitness are all under one roof. 

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner position offers:

  • a competitive salary

  • Federal Tort Malpractice coverage

  • Possibility of student loan reimbursement asFPCN is a NHSC approved site.

  • No on-call responsibilities

  • 30 minute medication checks

  • a supportive and collegial setting within the OutpatientBehavioral Health department

  • Collaborative meetings with the LCSWs, Licensed Psychologists, and LPCs co-treating your patients built into your schedule


  1. Conduct psychiatric evaluations and complete written reports for all clients referred.

  2. Provide medication monitoring as needed.

  3. Maintain monthly quota of billable visits. 

  4. Complete progress notes, medication log andconsents for medication as needed to document all patient encounters. 

  5. Complete other documents as needed clinically or tosatisfy regulatory bodies: e.g., mental status exams.

  6. Review psychosocial summaries, treatment plans,treatment plan updates, consultations, and terminations or transfers withsignature verifying review with therapist, as needed. 

  7. Collaborate with other treating clinicians onquestions of diagnosis, intervention strategies and discharge.

  8. Participate in interdisciplinary treatment teammeetings, consultations and case reviews.

  9. Consults with a collaborating physician asnecessary.

  10. Provide consultation to other BH staff and PCstaff, as needed.

  11. Provide clinical backup in emergency situationson-site. Be available by phone off sitefor consultation re: psychiatric emergencies of psychiatrist’s patients only,if needed. Note that this will berequested only when clinical staff onsite are unable to resolve the situation. Must provide regular schedule and telephonenumbers where he/she can be reached.

  12. Will adhere at all times to a professional code ofethics, and with the policies and procedures manuals of the FPCN and RHD. 

  13. Clients’ rights and confidentiality will bestrictly observed.

  14. Complete CEUs and other requirements to maintainup-to-date license in good standing.

Required Experience

  • Three to five years’ experience working with adults with mental health challenges.
  • Experience with Children and Adolescents preferred.
  • Ability to participate well in a team approach to treatment.
  • Ability to be flexible in providing evaluation, treatment, and consultations.
  • Proficiency in technological skills and ability to learn and use electronic health record.
  • Able to utilize and follow all mental health requirements set forth by applicable state licensing bodies, and the credentialing requirements of insurance companies and other funding sources.
  • Unconditional ability to maintain patient confidentiality
  • Cooperates fully with FPCN’s compliance program.
  • Exhibit behaviors that align with RHD/FPCN’s organizational values, mission, and beliefs and avoid displaying behaviors that are in opposition to those values
  • Support FPCN's commitment to the creation of a trauma-informed system of care that continually recognizes and responds to the impact of traumatic stress on all those who have contact with the organization, including children, adults, families, caregivers, and staff.
  • Demonstrate cultural competence/proficiency in interactions with others by treating co-workers, colleagues and those receiving service with respect and fairness at all times.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive and professional relationships based on respect, trust, and safety.

Required Education

Master's Degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program or related field

Required Qualifications

  • Current Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner license from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Board of Nursing.
  • Current clinical certification: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) Certification or Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification.
  • Evidence of Prescriptive Authority and a current and valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certificate.

Program Summary

Family Practice and Counseling Network,a program of Resources for Human Development, is a network of federallyqualified community health centers that provides person-centered, integrated and comprehensive health services to individuals and families across theirlifespan. The Network promotes resiliency and well-being among patients, staffand surrounding communities. The Network consists of four health centers in Philadelphia – Abbottsford-Falls FamilyPractice & Counseling in the Northwest, the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11thStreet Family Health Services of Drexel University in the North, the HealthAnnex in the Southwest, and Annex West Philly housed in Action Wellness (formerly Action AIDS); and a convenient care clinic in Philadelphia – Fast Family Care. Today the Network serves more than 23,000 patients annually, is an NCQA certified Patient-Centered Medical Home, and recognized by HRSA as a National Quality Leader for Behavioral Health.

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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.