Alternate Employment Models for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

Especially if you’re a NP in Pennsylvania, keep reading!

Healthcare employment models haven’t changed since the 1800’s, but have now reached a tipping point as millennials take the helm as the largest segment of the healthcare workforce. National and regional governments are finally embracing the full scope of practice and new ways of working to allow flexibility, diversity and independence in our work as healthcare providers.

Nurse practitioners in particular are garnering significant attention as many states lift requirements for collaborative agreements in attempts to expand services to ensure the right care is delivered, to the right person, in the right environment, and at the right time.

This week, we are excited to highlight an incredible opportunity for a talented Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with an entrepreneurial spirit to perform on-site consultations on a part-time basis at a skilled nursing facility in Millersburg, PA. If you enjoy making your own hours, working independently but also collaborating with a team of bright, ambitious advanced practice providers, and are seeking the flexibility and autonomy of private practice, this is an excellent opportunity for you!

The position offers a competitive, incentive-based compensation model with a supportive work environment that offers mentorship and training.

Responsibilities include: providing full scope of psychiatry services, monitoring the use of psychotropic drugs in compliance with federal guidelines for Gradual Dose Reduction (GDR), recommending proactive behavioural interventions to avoid unnecessary hospitalization, proactively following-up with patients to assess for efficacy of recommended interventions, educating patients, families and facility staff on psychiatric best practices, and working closely with facility staff to optimize treatment and increase patient participation in rehabilitation treatment.

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Qualifications: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Active Pennsylvania State Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner License, and prior experience either working in a long term care setting or with the elderly is preferred, however, willing to train the right candidate.

To apply: interested candidates are asked to sign-up to to apply, or email your cover letter and resume to

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