Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Outpatient)

Job Type: Contract/Full-time/Part-time. Percent payment


Description: Under the direction of and in collaboration with a physician, to provide mental health diagnoses, care, and treatment of patients in a comprehensive mental health treatment program and to perform other duties as required.

Example of Duties

  • Provides mental health assessments, diagnoses, treatment plans, and medication management, and evaluates the progress of psychiatric patients' caseload on an inpatient and/or outpatient basis.

  • Secures comprehensive health histories, performs or requests special diagnostic and laboratory tests, interprets test results, performs appropriate physical assessments, and develops comprehensive mental health treatment plans.

  • Prescribes medications, reports adverse findings to collaborate/attending physician and refers appropriately for consultation or specialty medical services.

  • Provides direct and/or indirect patient care oriented towards improving or maintaining health and preventing illness.

  • Responsible for the continuing mental health care of assigned patients and for making appropriate dispositions or referrals and acting as liaison to other community resources.

  • Consults with other staff members regarding their treatment of individual patients.

  • Communicates with clinicians regarding patient status and progress to provide education, guidance, case management, and follow-up, to assure continuity of care.

  • Participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary evaluation team.

  • Prepares and maintains all appropriate mental health records, charts, and reports.

  • Participates in quality assurance activities.

  • Participates in conferences, staff meetings, seminars, and in-service training or teaching programs.

  • Performs other duties as required.



  • Comprehensive knowledge of nursing principles and clinical therapeutic models including the modern principles, practices, and techniques used in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care for psychiatric populations.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of psychotropic medications and nursing protocols relevant to community psychiatric nursing.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of clinical assessment, common health problems, mental health, clinical consultation, continuity of patient care, and the community aspects of health services.

  • Considerable knowledge of the role of mental health programs, services, and activities and the objectives of a mental health agency providing these services.

  • Considerable knowledge of state and federal confidentiality laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.

  • Working knowledge of computers and department program software, internet access, and database, spreadsheet, and word processing programs.

  • Working knowledge of the legal aspects of nursing with respect to relevant programs and how the laws relate to the patient.

  • Ability to apply relevant theoretical principles of Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing practice.

  • Ability to apply sound clinical skills in assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, implementing, and evaluating a plan of treatment for persons with mental illness.

  • Ability to assess progress and encourage positive change, considering cultural and clinical considerations, and the client's own wishes and definitions.

  • Ability to respond in a crisis and to provide skilled treatment to clients with severe problems.

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals and families to assist them in solving physical, mental, and social problems, with members of the health team and other allied professionals.

  • Ability to provide detailed records and reports.

  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Ability to utilize electronic health records, word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs.


You must meet these minimum Training and Experience requirements:

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Master of Science in Nursing.

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin.

  • Certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner or possession of a State waiver of equivalency.

  • Current license as an Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber by the State of Wisconsin.


Supplemental Information:

Miracle Counseling and Life Coaching is recruiting for a talented and passionate Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to join its mental health outpatient practice team. The primary client population will be children, adolescents, and young adults enrolled in services through the Outpatient Clinic or Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) program.

Contract Providers Pay:

The provider will be pay by the percentage agreed upon contract. Please communicate with us to explore the possibilities and future with Miracle.


Please refer to our website for more information about the services we provide. Please contact us with questions. We would like to have a passionate individual committed to help others and be able to interact with the office staff in a positive and compassionate manner. We also would like to have a strong team, for that reason we will introduce the applicant to the rest of the staff, and possibly several meetings to interact with staff and providers will occur. Remember that for you to start helping clients you need to be certified by insurance and the process takes time. Please apply as soon as possible to start working on the certification and background check process.

Employees are eligible for performance-based merit awards with exceptional and commendable performance ratings.

We are looking forward to meeting you and work with you as a team.