Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Sarpy County Correctional Facility

$61,201 - $80,553 yearly
  • Heartland Family Service
  • Papillion, NE, USA
  • May 07, 2024
Part time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Psych NP)

Job Description

At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.

Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.  Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships.

If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team-oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you. 


The Nurse Practitioner (NP), an advanced practice nurse, offers a proficiency in the art and science of short-term psychotherapy while having the additional advanced physical and psychiatric assessment skills. Along with the nursing focus on full care provision ranging from mental health promotion to illness prevention, the NP role also involves interventions which encompass psychobiologic diagnosis and treatment. In addition, emphasis is placed on psych education for these patients and their families to promote mental health and prevent subsequent mental disorders.  The NP will be the prescriber for the Sarpy County Correctional Facility within the Mental Health Unit. This position is part time at 24 hours a week.

Compensation: between $61,200 and $80,553 per year (salary is based on total number of years of relevant experience) - contractor status also an option 

Work Schedule: 24 hours per week 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prescribes medications within their scope of practice, including medication assisted treatment (MAT) and Long acting injectables
  • Evaluates and assesses the bio-psycho-social needs of patients.
  • Completes regular follow ups with clients.
  • Participates in regular staffing with members of the mental health team within Sarpy County Correctional Center
  • Develops comprehensive treatment plans in accordance with policy and procedures.
  • Completes updates as required.
  • Communicates information to other agencies/organization as appropriate.
  • Provides progress notes, treatment plan updates and discharge summaries in accordance with agency policy. Documentation is completed within 24 hours of therapeutic interaction.
  • Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance.
  • Display a courteous and caring attitude at all times to the clientele, volunteers, and visitors of Heartland Family Service.
  • Cooperate and collaborate with program area staff, volunteers, and other Agency staff.
  • Abide by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies and requirements.
  • Develop personal and program related skills through participation in internal and external training opportunities including printed material and audio and/or visual media.
  • *Creates, maintains and shares an appropriate a dynamic self-care plan.
  • *Strives to make connections between the agency and the larger community whenever possible in order to contribute to the agency’s ongoing fundraising and friend-raising efforts.
  • *Essential functions of this job are to be performed on company physical work site.
  • Perform other program related duties as assigned.


Job Requirements


  • Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited (ANCC) educational institution.
  • Five years of progressive experience in the Behavioral Health Nursing field.
  • Medication Assisted Treatment training and experience preferred.
  • Licensed with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
  • Current license in your state of residence.
  • Licensed in Nebraska as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse APRN-NE

Other Salary Information

Salary is based on total number of years of relevant experience.

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