Job Description

Adult Psychiatric APRN

StayWell Health Center, a fast-paced federally qualified community health center, seeks an Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who under indirect supervision, and in collaboration with a Psychiatrist provides highly-specialized independent care to a specified population of patients.

Some responsibilities within this rewarding role are:

  • Completes psychiatric assessments and evaluationsdiagnoses, treats, follows-up, consults, and performs medication management and Behavioral Health education services.
  • Ability to utilize DSM V criteria.
  • Orders appropriate lab tests for therapeutic drug monitoring and urine toxicology screening.
  • Participates as an active member of the Behavioral Health Multi-Disciplinary Team which is responsible for the clinical oversight of diagnostic procedures and treatment plans
  • May participate in planning Behavioral Health programs and in developing specific Behavioral Health policies and procedures.
  • Pursues continuing education opportunities to update medical and psychiatric knowledge to assure quality patient care while maintaining current certification and licensure.
  • Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments where appropriate.


  • Board Certification: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Six (6) months to one (1) year experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Previous work in community health center or hospital outpatient department desirable
  • Strong verbal, writing and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with electronic health records
  • Ability to adapt to scheduling changes
  • Sensitivity to cultural issues and differences
  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English desirable

Excellent Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • No-cost medical coverage
  • No-cost life insurance
  • 10 paid holidays annually
  • 25 PTO days annually
  • Continuing Medical Education stipend
  • Licensure expense reimbursement
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • National Health Service Corps Student Loan Repayment eligibility
  • 401k for eligible employees
  • Optional supplemental coverage (short- and long- term disability) available

How to Apply

StayWell Health Center Waterbury