Frontier Health
  • Johnson City, TN, USA
  • Full Time
  • Watauga Behavioral Health Services


Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner performs in an expanded role and practices based upon protocols that are established and approved by a physician who serves as a supervisor for the mid-level practitioner.


Education:      Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required or professionally recognized physician assistant program required.

Licensure:       Must have or be eligible for licensure as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the state of Tennessee and/or Virginia.

Certification:  Completion of NLN accredited Nurse Practitioner Program and certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner required.

Experience:     Experience as a staff nurse, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant preferred.

Knowledge/Skills:     CPR training.

                               Ability to maintain composure in difficult situations.

                               Verbal/written communication skills


  1. Conducts psychiatric evaluations, both brief and extensive for adult, children, and/or adolescent clients under established protocols with the supervising physician.  Outpatient:  Maintains outpatient schedule of 20, 40, 50 minute sessions and meets at least 90% of established productivity.
  2. Provides psychiatric management of clients through participation in multidisciplinary treatment planning process and under supervision of a physician.
  3. Serves as a resource person to other clinical staff regarding psychiatric issues.
  4. Interacts with referral sources, particularly medical referral sources, in such a way as to enhance patient care and positive community relationships.
  5. Complete accurately and timely medical records in accordance with the standards of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and other applicable accrediting, licensing, utilization review and payor agencies. Meets expectation thresholds or approval indicators for Medical Records compliance.
  6. Comply with relevant Frontier Health reimbursement rules and regulations as applicable.
  7. Provide effective communication with Frontier Health staff, and regulatory agencies, managed care organizations, patients, and families in a appropriate and timely manner.
  8. Maintains current knowledge of available resources for client population and actively coordinates services with clinical staff.
  9. Maintains knowledge of agency policy and procedures, especially as they relate to functions of this position in timely documentation, AIMS testing, patient medication education, lab work, and sample medicating.
  10. Records ideas concisely and clearly and in a timely manner in keeping with clinical records standards.
  11. Must possess knowledge of human behavior, psychopathology and understanding of the relationship of family and community on the individual.
  12. Attend and participate in regularly scheduled staff meeting and inservices and individual program planning staffings as needed.
  13. Responsible for continually upgrading knowledge and skills to maintain certification.
  14. Gears patient education to age and comprehension level of patient.
  15. All other duties as assigned.     
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