Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Knoxville, Tennessee


This position is for a clinic opening tentatively on June 24, 2024. 

Who We Are: Family Care Center (FCC) was founded in 2016 with the mission to improve access to mental health care in the local community. FCC brings together the highest quality providers with a wide range of skills including psychiatrists, psychologists, marital therapists, family therapists, licensed professional counselors, and child therapists to work as a team to help individuals and families on their journey to grow and thrive. 

Why We Are Unique: 

  • We prioritize giving our Provider's sufficient time to get to know their patients.
  • We enable our Providers to focus on clinical care through extensive administrative support.
  • We empower our Providers to grow and maintain healthy work-life balance.
  • Our quality Providers enjoy being a part of our culture with a higher than industry standard clinician retention rate.
  • Family Care Center believes in autonomy, support, and empowerment for our providers.

Position Summary: The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) provides direct client care, including assessing, diagnosing, planning, and prescribing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of health problems, health promotion and preventive care within this specialized area of practice. The PMHNP is involved in practice activities with the goal of improving the quality of care in an outpatient setting. 

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Performs psychiatric diagnostic evaluations to determine diagnoses, treatment strategies, and care coordination needs for clients with mental health, substance use, or other psychiatric and medical needs.
  • Provide all psychiatric and/or medical services within reasonable and expected medical standards, timelines, and in conformance with all requirements imposed by the applicable health licensing boards.
  • Applies medical knowledge and skills to the process of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of illnesses.
  • Maintain timely, complete, accurate and legible medical records for all patients evaluated and treated by the Nurse Practitioner. 
  • Performs timely, concurrent, accurate clinical/billing documentation meeting professional standards in compliance with State and Federal regulations, clinical necessity, and appropriate coding standards.
  • Performs pharmacologic treatment strategies, orders medications, monitors, and evaluates progress on psychiatric and/or other medications.
  • Order, obtain and assess appropriate laboratory tests and diagnostics. Base clinical decisions on laboratory interpretation.
  • This position works as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide clinical services and coordinate care to mental health patients.
  • Assures timely access to care, demonstrates flexibility in scheduling to fully meet client needs, and meets applicable productivity standards.
  • The PMHNP will assume client care responsibilities inclusive of psychiatric evaluation, professional diagnoses and prescribing and/or administering treatment.
  • Collaborates with MD or DO for challenging or complex cases.  Elevates to higher levels of care when necessary.
  • Completes medication and health education to include but not limited to informed consent, benefits, risks, side effects, and alternative treatments for medications ordered, health/wellness management, metabolic risk reduction strategies.
  • Competent and comfortable with conducting Telemedicine technology appointments- both for intake and follow up encounters.
  • Care coordination: Professional and timely communication/care coordination with client/families/involved agencies/ PCP/ and other specialty care providers to ensure timely and coordinated treatment planning and evaluation of patient progress.
  • Remain in compliance with state laws and regulations for PMHNP, including meeting supervised hour requirements, CME, and completing appropriate assessments in timely manner with supervising physician.

 Other Duties: 

  • Attend weekly mandatory supervisory meeting with physician or as deemed appropriate by supervising physician or Chief Medical Officer. 
  • Assists as required by supervisor with other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master's or doctorate degree from an accredited nursing school, required. Completion of an accredited Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, required.
  • At least one year of experience as a PMHNP preferred.
  • Current Licensed Practitioner with full and unrestricted licensure in the state of practice and active state DEA License required.
  • BLS from the American Heart Association required.

Compensation and Benefits:  

  • $100,000 - $115,000 annually depending on experience. 
  • Opportunity for compensation rewards through our 5-star program $32,000 annually.
  • Sign-on bonus of $5,000.
  • Relocation bonus available.

Family Care Center offers competitive compensation and benefits packages with the ability to also maintain work-life balance. Full time employees are eligible for 401k, vision, dental, medical, life, and employee wellness and discount plans.

Family Care Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.