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Nurse Practitioner

Kenneth Young Center
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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Nurse Practitioner 


The Nurse Practitioner will provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management to adult patients in an outpatient setting and will collaborate with treatment staff regarding care and treatment of shared clients between staff and programs.

Program Responsibilities 

  • Provide direct services to clients and families through evaluations, assessments, medication monitoring, education of medication purpose/side effects, diagnosis, and treatment options

  • Initial evaluations of new clients

  • Obtain relevant health histories as needed

  • Order and interpret finding of relevant diagnostic and laboratory tests as needed

  • Diagnose psychiatric disorders and differentiate psychiatric presentations of medical conditions from psychiatric disorders

  • Develop differential diagnosis and work with the client, family, and multidisciplinary behavioral health team to facilitate treatment needs

  • Prescribe psychotropic and related medications based on clinical indicators and provide medication training to client, including effects, side effects, and contraindications.

  • Work with nursing staff and behavioral health team to support timely access to medications, including working with pharmacies and pharmacy benefits 

  • Available by phone for acute care/critical needs of clients

  • Assist with hospitalizations as needed

  • Consults with attending psychiatrist when needed.

Administrative Responsibilities 

  • Documents comprehensive, accurate and continual data in clients electronic health records within the organizations standards including psychiatric evaluations, progress notes, discharge summaries, and critical incident reports

  • Assist with identifying, obtaining and maintaining community linkages to necessary services

  • Participate in clinical staffing and case consultations, team meetings and supervision

Clinical Competencies 

  • Ability to complete psychiatric evaluations

  • Ability to prescribe and monitor appropriate psychotropic medications in accordance with pharmaceutical guidelines and standards of practice

  • Ability to educate clients in purpose, use and compliance of prescribed medications 



  • Masters Degree in Nursing from recognized school of nursing

  • Current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner/APRN in the State of Illinois required.

  • Board Certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric and Mental Health

  • One year of experience as a Nurse Practioner.  Psychiatric experience preferred.  

Kenneth Young Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Posted: 2019-08-17 Expires: 2019-09-16

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