Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber

Organization: Journey Mental Health Center

Location: Madison, WI

We have an opening for an Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber with our Prescribers group!  The Advanced Practice Nurse (APNP) provides direct psychiatric care to consumers served at Journey Mental Health Center (Journey).  Treatment is provided on-site in a Journey Mental Health Care Center location or via telepsychiatry to other Journey locations. Under the supervision of the Medical Director and in collaboration with other medical staff, the APNP will be responsible for the psychiatric aspects of clinical care within the team, including both initial psychiatric assessments and follow-up visits (or medication reviews). Most of the clinical interventions will occur at one of the JMHC sites, although some may occur in the community. It may also involve weekend or evening shifts as necessary to allow the program to extend its hours of operations.

Journey Mental Health Center (JMHC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the agency’s belief that staff diversity and cultural humility are the foundation for services, which are accessible, effective, and relevant to the diverse needs of our consumers.

It is important that we choose employees that reflect our mission, vision and values, thus our selection process is thorough and sometimes longer than other employers.

Thank you in advance for providing us with complete and accurate application materials and for your patience when waiting to hear from us.

Though you may have excellent experience, strong work ethic and passion for recovery, due to our funding contractual agreements, candidates we hire must meet the Essential Qualifications specified in the job postings in order to be offered an interview. Please review the qualifications carefully. We wouldn’t want you to put effort into your application materials if you don’t meet the essential qualifications.

You can read about the many benefits of working at JMHC on our careers page.

The position is responsible to the Medical Director and to the manager of the various programs in which he or she works.

  • ANCC Board-certified as a Psychiatric/Mental Health APNP
  • Meet appropriate state licensing requirements to provide clinical services
  • Certification across the life-span
  • Ability to perform a behavioral health assessment, including assessment for psychiatric illness, substance abuse, and suicide risk
  • Ability to work with the other clinicians and the consumer to develop a treatment plan
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently
  • Demonstrate ability to function collaboratively as part of a team, seeking and accepting consultation when appropriate
  • Commitment to working towards improving cultural sensitivity, as demonstrated by valuing difference/diversity, recognizing limitations in personal competencies and expertise, and having concrete ideas about how to improve cultural awareness, knowledge and skills
  • Commitment to work towards consumer involvement and empowerment within a recovery focused model for delivering care
  • Commitment to work with consumers with both mental health and AODA issues
  • Excellent communication skills (both orally and in writing)
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, a favorable driving record, adequate insurance (per state law) and access to a vehicle.


  • Demonstrated expertise in providing cross-cultural MH services
  • Experience in providing telepsychiatry services
  • Clinical experience in crisis intervention/emergency mental health service
  • Fluent in Spanish, or Hmong, or American Sign Language

The Journey APNP provides direct psychiatric services to consumers assigned to him or her, including comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment including:

  1. Psychiatric assessment, consultation, and/or participation in service planning for individual consumers.
  2. Ongoing monitoring of consumer progress and mental status as indicated in the treatment plan;
  3. Prescribing and monitoring of prescribed medication as determined by clinical need;
  4. Timely completion of charting;
  5. Education of consumers regarding at-risk behaviors that predispose to medical illness;
  6. Health screening for symptoms indicative of physical disease;
  7. Consultation to treatment team related to consumer presentation, relationship between psychosocial and physical health issues, and appropriate use of psychotropic medications, their side effects, toxicity, etc.;
  8. Work with the program manager or coordinator to support the team functioning and enhance the quality of care provided by the program.
  9. Medical/psychiatric backup to other prescribers employed by JMHC.
  10. Medical/psychiatric backup to the Emergency Services Unit.
  11. Participation in the training of students and staff, as requested.
  12. Work with community caregivers (i.e., primary care providers, outside service providers, housing supports, etc.) to ensure coordination of care;
  13. Participation in the multidisciplinary team via team meetings, formal or informal consultation, joint meetings with the consumer, etc., to ensure that consumers receive coordinated, comprehensive care.
  14. Participation in administrative duties as assigned by the Medical Director (i.e. being a member of committee).
  15. Other duties as assigned by the Medical Director.

The above statements are not to be interpreted as an exhaustive list, but are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by this employee.

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