Psychiatric Nurse Jobs

Description: Department/Unit: Neurobehavioral Inpatient Psychiatry Hours/Shift: Part-Time – 24 hours/week, Day/Evening Rotating Shift (7am - 3:30pm, 3pm - 3:30pm), every 3rd weekend rotation on PM shift (... more
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Overview Shift - Full Time Days Are you a highly skilled and compassionate behavioral health RN looking for a rewarding career in homecare? If so, we invite you to join our team at Amedisys, one o... more
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Overview Shift - Full Time Days Are you a highly skilled and compassionate behavioral health RN looking for a rewarding career in homecare? If so, we invite you to join our team at Amedisys, one of... more
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Company Description Renowned as the academic flagship of the University of Maryland Medical System, our Magnet®-designated facility is a nationally recognized, academic medical center with opportunities across the con... more
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Details Sign-on bonus:  $7,500 Department: Emergency Department Schedule: Full-time, 7a-7p. Hospital: Ascension Borgess Hospital Location: Kalamazoo, MI Benefits Paid time off (PTO) Various health... more
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American Traveler is offering a rewarding Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) contract position in Martinsville Virginia. Shift: Nights 12 Job Length: 13 weeks -- RNs who work with us receive a highly competitive pay a... more
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Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or physician provides nursing care in accordance with the legal scope of practice and within established standards of care, policies and procedures.  D... more
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Description Introduction Ogden Regional Medical Center is committed to investing in the latest technology enabling nurses to work more efficiently. Are you passionate about delivering patient-centered care? Subm... more
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American Traveler is offering a rewarding Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) contract position in Newton Kansas. Shift: Nights 12 Job Length: 13 weeks -- RNs who work with us receive a highly competitive pay and benef... more
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Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or physician provides nursing care in accordance with the legal scope of practice and within established standards of care, policies and procedures.  D... more
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At Cleveland Clinic Health System, we believe in a better future for healthcare. And each of us is responsible for honoring our commitment to excellence, pushing the boundaries and transforming the patient experience, e... more
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Updated: Apr 12, 2024 Location: Orange Job Type Department: Psych Medicine UC Title: HOSP AST SR Position Number: 41011751 Reports to: Nurse Services Manager 2 Working Title: Nursing Assistant Cost Cen... more
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Doctors Community Medical Center, Lanham, MD Full Time - Day Shift (M-F, 7:30a-4p, 8a-4:30p) Position Objective To promote the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective health care through the provision of expert... more
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Responsibilities A professional nurse is an individual accountable for the care of a group of patients. The Registered Nurse (RN) focuses on safe effective patient and family centered care, customer satisfaction an... more
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Psych NP / Mid-level

Genesys Health Alliance  •  Full-time  •  Waycross, GA  •  $65 - $70 / hour  •  2d ago
We are currently seeking a Full-time Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to join our team at Fayette County Jail located in Fayetteville, Georgia. GENESYS Health Alliance proudly manages our faci... more
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Under the direction of the Director of Nursing - Behavioral Health, provides nursing care in accordance with departmental and hospital policies and procedures. Essential Functions: Demonstrates knowledge of hosp... more
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Under the direction of the Clinical Nurse Manager, provides nursing care in accordance with departmental and hospital policies and procedures. Essential Functions: Demonstrates knowledge of hospital policies and... more
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Overview To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability,... more
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Responsibilities A professional nurse is an individual accountable for the care of a group of patients. The Registered Nurse (RN) focuses on safe effective patient and family centered care, customer satisfaction an... more
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Responsibilities A professional nurse is an individual accountable for the care of a group of patients. The Registered Nurse (RN) focuses on safe effective patient and family centered care, customer satisfaction an... more
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This is a Part Time 8-hour with Benefits Evening shift (40-hours per pay period position) located at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego in Hilcrest. Join the Scripps Health team and work alongside passionate caregive... more
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Our Company Adoration Home Health and Hospice Overview Adoration Home Health is seeking a PRN Mental Health Registered Nurse - RN to join our team. This position is a great opportunity to grow your RN skillset wh... more
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24003061 Registered Nurse II – Behavioral Health - Fulltime, Nights Fast-paced, high energy Behavioral Health department is looking for top skilled nurses. Is that you? Work location: Texas Health Plano, 6200... more
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This is a Full Time 8-hour Day shift (64-hours per pay period position) located at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego in Hilcrest. New hire bonus eligible. Join the Scripps Health team and work alongside passionat... more
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This is a Full Time 8-hour Day shift (64-hours per pay period position) located at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego in Hilcrest. Join the Scripps Health team and work alongside passionate caregivers providing patie... more
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American Traveler is offering a rewarding Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) contract position in Salem Massachusetts. Shift: Evenings 8 Job Length: 13 weeks -- RNs who work with us receive a highly competitive pay an... more
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Employment Type: Full time Shift: Day Shift Description: $10,000 New Hire Recruitment and Retention Bonus Full Time Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm $10,000 New Hire Sign on Bonus Registered Nurse – Children'... more
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Description Introduction Do you want to be appreciated daily? Our nurses are celebrated for being on the front line, empathetic for patients. At Portsmouth Regional Hospital our nurses set us apart from any other... more
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Company : Allegheny Health Network Job Description :  GENERAL OVERVIEW: This job provides primary, or acute and/or behavioral healthcare services for certain acute or chronic health conditions in specific popul... more
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Description Hourly Wage Estimate: 34.50 - 49.34 / hour Learn more about the benefits offered for this job. The estimate displayed represents the typical wage range of candidates hired. Factors that may be used... more
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As a psychiatric nurse, you’re likely plenty familiar with the prevalence of mental health issues in this country:

  • More than 1 in 5 adults have some type of mental illness.
  • More than 1 in 5 youth (ages 13 through 18) currently have or have had a seriously debilitating mental illness.
  • Around 1 in 25 adults has a serious mental illness.

If you’re looking for psych nurse jobs, there are opportunities for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPNs/LVNs), and certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Start searching IntelyCare today for full-time, part-time, contract, temporary, or per diem openings.

Psych Nurse Education and Skills

The path to become a psychiatric nurse starts with completing either an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or a bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN) from an approved program. An ADN takes around two years to complete, and a BSN takes around four years. You’ll then need to pass the NCLEX-RN exam and apply for your RN license. If you want to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner, you’ll have to complete further educational and licensing requirements. However, you can begin work sooner as a CNA or LPN/LVN.

After you have two years of experience under your belt, consider earning Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH) certification to demonstrate your competency in this specialty area.

Aside from clinical training, having a compassionate and caring nature is crucial when working with patients who have behavioral health issues. For more insight into what an employer might be seeking in a candidate, check out this sample psychiatric nurse job template.

Resume and Cover Letter for Psych Nursing Jobs

To stay one step ahead of the competition, make sure to customize your psych nurse resume to the job postings to which you plan on applying. For instance, if the posting says the ideal candidate “takes a caring and holistic approach to reach positive patient outcomes,” include that phrase in your resume.

In your cover letter, provide specific examples of how you cared for patients and focused not only on their physical ailments but also on their emotional and mental well-being. Doing this shows the employer that your skills are aligned with the demands of the role.

Interviewing for Psychiatric Nurse Jobs

It’s important to make a great first impression when you interview for psychiatric nursing jobs. A poised and professional demeanor is a must. To help calm any nerves you might have, take the time to review our top nursing interview questions and answers so you can feel prepared.

Psych Nurse Salary

The average psychiatric nurse salary is around $83,900 per year. Your location, years of experience, facility type, and employer can affect what you earn. For a better indication of how much you could make in your area, explore the current openings on IntelyCare.

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