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Penn Medicine

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner




West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Position Description: Chester County Hospital is searching for a per diem Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to join their Consult-Liaison Psychiatry Service! This NP will be required to work a minimum of one weekend per month and one holiday per year. This position requires candidates to have a PMHNP Psychiatric Mental Health certification (through ANCC).

SUMMARY: This team completes psychiatric assessments and recommendations for patients in the Emergency Department and hospitalized patients. This Nurse practitioner will work on a team with two CL psychiatrists and will collaborate with our Behavioral Health Intervention Team of care managers and care coordinators who conduct assessments and engage in discharge planning. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with autonomy to manage the daily work and to engage with care team members. The ability to work and communicate effectively in a team environment is essential.


  • Provides direct clinical care for patient population according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based practice standards in collaboration with an integrated psychiatric consultation team.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, and develop treatment plans for patients experiencing psychiatric disorders in the medical hospital.
  • Maintains accurate and confidential medical records. Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatments, outcomes, education, referrals, and consultations consistent with organizational standards in the electronic health record (EHR).
  • Identifies self properly to the patient and family, and clarifies the role of the nurse practitioner if necessary.
  • The nurse practitioner should function within their scope and refer to the collaborating physician when outside of scope, and/or directed by the collaborating physician or when requested by the patient and/or family.
  • Performs interventions specific to assigned patient population and collaborative agreement.
  • Participates in the performance improvement processes to meet quality of care and service standards.
  • Demonstrates awareness of professional responsibility as role model to peers and members of the health care team.
  • Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patient’s clinical status.
  • Addresses patient and family concerns and creates a therapeutic relationship to provide support.
  • Provide patient education, counseling and instruction regarding patient diagnosis, medical treatments, medications, and preventative care.
  • Participate in and support accreditation, compliance and regulatory activities of the organization.
  • Identifies patient/family needs for community resources and refers appropriately.


  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • PMHNP Psychiatric Mental Health certification (through ANCC) (Required)
  • PA CRNP licensure (CRNP) (Required)
  • PA RN licensure (RN) (Required)
  • 3-5 years of Psychiatric Nurse background (Preferred)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Master's degree in nursing and 2+ years >2.5years of experience, The CRNP must be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and approved by the Medical Board. Education Specialization: Master's Degree or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nursing. (Required)


This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards. The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute. The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole. Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.