Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Company Overview


Youth Villages is a national leader in the adoption and implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services. 


Program Overview


Youth Villages’ Residential Treatment programs serve children with emotional and behavioral problems.  Our residential campuses provide the setting for an intensive treatment program that combines the unique balance of structure and freedom. This enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in less restrictive settings.  We have three different types of facilities—Intensive Residential Centers, Open Campuses, and Group Homes.  Located in Tennessee, Georgia and Oregon, all of these facilities utilize the Re-Education of Emotionally Disturbed Children therapy model (Re-Ed).


Position Overview


Helps with all aspects of patient care including diagnosis, treatments and consultations


Provide input about psychiatric treatment activities by attending treatment team meetings


Monitor the use of medication for the appropriate diagnoses, ensuring that the appropriate dosage is prescribed based on the youth’s age, height and weight and document treatment results


In the event of adverse reaction to medication, respond in the appropriate manner and document


Provide medication management under the supervision of psychiatrists per BOMEX policy


Track patient progress weekly and document their results


Perform child/adolescent psychiatric assessment and document outcome to meet the Youth Villages quality of care criteria and that of all other governing bodies


Educate patients and families about mental illness, treatment and prevention


Provide appropriate diagnoses per the current DSM and prescribe evidence based treatments


Screen patients and appropriately triage for physical illness


Analyze factors for psychiatric illness, such as developmental issues, family dysfunction, genetics, neurological trauma or social or cultural problems


Assess risk factors for mental illness and broader wellness evaluations


Participate in on-call rotation, responding to need for consultation and/or assessment as deemed appropriate


Participate in doctor of the day and complete all required duties/assessments


Attend monthly Medical Staff Meetings and participate in the quarterly National Medical Staff Meeting


Complete all trainings as required by Youth Villages, licensing agencies, and compliance organizations


Education Requirements

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Degree with certification in psychiatry.


Certification and Licensure Requirements

Licensed by state as a Registered Professional Nurse

American Nurses Credentialing Center Certification


Experience Requirements

Ongoing supervision by M.D.




Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.


Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
10 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)




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