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Nurse Practitioner

Grassroots Crisis Intervention
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Columbia, MD
$120,000 - $150,000 a year - Full-time


Columbia, MD

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flextime

Full job description

Position Summary: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will provide outpatient psychiatric evaluation and medication management services at the Grassroots Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and Crisis Stabilization medical staff including nurses and physicians and facilitating advanced services. The Psychiatric NP provide psychiatric services to adult and youth clients with behavioral health and substance use disorders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing psychiatric services to clients in a variety of clinical settings during scheduled
  • hours. Scope of services includes outpatient psychiatric evaluations and medication management services.
  • Assess, diagnose, and treat adults, adolescents, and children experiencing symptoms of a behavioral health and substance use disorders.
  • Prescribe, recommend, or discontinue drugs and treatments to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders in accordance with the Collaborative Practice Agreement and the state’s Nurse Practice Act.
  • Responsible for prescribing medication for withdrawal management (i.e.Suboxone/Buprenorphine) as appropriate
  • Collaborate with counselors, social workers, or other treatment team members to coordinate client care.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate completion of medical records, including assessment, treatment plan, progress notes, outcome measures, and billing entries.
  • Participates in discharge planning with New Beginnings Social Workers and Peer Counselors
  • Counsel clients during appointments, as necessary.
  • Design/participate in the development of individualized treatment plans, incorporating best and leading practices into treatment interventions.
  • Examine or order laboratory or diagnostic tests for clients to provide information on general physical condition and mental disorders.
  • Collaborate with guardians, relatives, and significant others on client’s conditions and treatment when clinically appropriate.
  • Prepare and submit assessments, progress notes, reports, and summaries to entities/agencies (funders, insurance companies, etc.) as required.
  • Responsible for making independent decisions based on protocols developed utilizing national guidelines for treatment interventions.
  • Manage performance improvement processes for programs/operations that are directly supervised including preparation of annual Performance Improvement Plans and Performance Analyses.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Nursing with focus on Psychiatric nursing
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner licensure/certification required.
  • Graduation from a state-certified advance practice program specializing in psychiatry/mental health.
  • Supervisory/management experience in a fast-paced mental health setting required
  • Experience providing direct client care to persons receiving treatment for psychiatric and substance use disorder.
  • Ability to work with both adult and youth/child populations.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Presentation/training skills including small and large group presentations and trainings.
  • Ability to function successfully in an environment requiring immediate response to urgent situations.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with local and statewide community resources.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Computer skills with various software and the internet.
  • Ability to operate as part of a team, alongside physicians and other nurses.

Work Conditions:

  • Hours are flexible to meet program needs.
  • ·Use of personal vehicle for work related activities (reimbursable mileage).
  • Evening and weekend on-call coverage required.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $120,000.00 - $150,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Pain Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health
  • Trauma Medicine

Standard shift:

  • Day shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities
  • Overtime pay

Supplemental schedule:

  • Extended hours
  • Holidays
  • On call
  • Overtime

Weekly schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • Clinic
  • In-person
  • Outpatient

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Columbia, MD: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Master's (Required)


  • Nursing: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Mental health counseling: 1 year (Preferred)
  • substance use disorder: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Behavioral health: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Required)

Work Location: In person