Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant (PMHNP)(Psych PA)
Le'Chris, Inc. - Morehead City, NC

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Le'Chris, Inc., CABHA Certified, CARF Accredited mental health agency servicing Eastern NC, is seeking a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will provide direct patient care services and perform medical acts as a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant. Services will be provided under the supervision of a Psychiatrist for patients requiring psychiatric evaluation and medication management. State of North Carolina licensure required. Experience with mental health population required. Competitive compensation and benefits package. Submit resume for consideration.


  • Will provide medical care to patients through medication management in the various Le’Chris offices.
  • Prepares and administers medications and treatments with knowledge of purpose and adverse effects of treatment provided.
  • Completes all documentation for observation, planning, and evaluation of care provided to patients, including orders by physicians.
  • Functions in monitoring capacity as assigned for completion of patient’s care, employee guidance and discipline.
  • Maintains open lines of communication between Medical Director, supervisors as well as other departments.
  • Acts on patient’s behalf to assure patient rights and to prevent patient abuse.
  • Acts on first aid knowledge in emergencies.
  • Is aware of safety issues, accomplishing responsibilities in a safe manner, re-enforces good safety practices displayed by other staff members.
  • Is able to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Works as a team member.
  • 11.Is able to perform the following physical activities: Kneeling, Stooping, Standing, Reaching, Pulling/pushing, Walking, Grasping, Moving fingers, Hearing, Talking, Sitting, Repetitive motions.


  • Current FNP or PA license in North Carolina, or permit to practice.


  • Knowledge of DSM-IV diagnoses and techniques for diagnosing treating clients with varying diagnosis
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to write detailed documentation
  • Willingness to be on-call 24/7 on a rotational basis
  • Ability to function as a team member within the Le’Chris organization and to work in cooperation with the LME, other provider agencies, and various community agencies.
  • Available to work outside of the agency in order to complete assessment in various locales
  • Client Rights and Confidentiality, including HIPPA
  • Abuse/Neglect/Exploitation
  • On-going service specific trainings necessary to enhance skills and maintain licensure.
  • Periodic updates of the above trainings are the joint responsibility of Le’Chris and the employee.