Job ID: 289608021  |  Last Updated: 7/10/2019

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

JOB CLASS TITLE: Physician Extender


DEPARTMENT: Dept of Health and Human Services


SALARY RANGE: $73,338.00 - $129,577.00 Annually

RECRUITMENT RANGE: $73,338 - $101,458



APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time

WORK LOCATION: Granville County

OPENING DATE: 06/26/18

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

Looking for an exciting career in Medical Services -- we need to talk!

The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is one of the largest, most complex agencies in the state, with approximately 18,000 employees. In collaboration with its partners, it is responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all North Carolinians.

We are currently recruiting for a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Physician Extender) at R.J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center (RJB) in Butner, NC. RJB is one of three inpatient centers for treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders in conjunction with other mental and medical illnesses. RJB is accredited by the Joint Commission and Certified by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an inpatient psychiatric hospital.

Our location is ideal with four seasons, mild temperatures, and provides an easy commute to the N.C. mountains or beaches. Butner possesses small town charm but is within 30 minutes of a major metropolitan area including Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham, NC.

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is responsible for assessing the psychiatric condition of the patient. Duties include the development, implementation and follow-up monitoring of the psychiatric treatment plan which includes appropriate discharge planning. Position participates in treatment team and care planning in an inpatient setting. Completes timely and appropriate documentation of treatment services. The PNP works closely with Psychiatrists and other multi-disciplinary treatment staff on ensuring the overall quality patient care.

This position is eligible for the State benefits package including health insurance, retirement, paid sick, vacation, holidays, longevity pay, etc. Flexibility is required to meet patient needs. Annual salary is determined based on equity, budget, and other salary administration considerations. This position is considered mandatory to hospital operations and subject to the adverse weather policy which will be discussed during the interview process.

NOTE: All employees must receive an annual seasonal Influenza vaccination or obtain an exemption prior to start date. All employees must successfully complete and maintain NCVI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention) certification upon hire.

If you are looking for an exciting career in Medical Services, work as part of a multidisciplinary team and want to impact lives, consider the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner opportunity at RJB ADATC in Butner, NC. To learn more about our facility and how you can make a difference, click here

Qualified applicants must exhibit and application clearly reflect work experience that demonstrates the following:

Ability to perform bio/psycho/social psychiatric assessments, evaluations and psychotropic medication management for adults, preferably in an inpatient setting.
Ability to provide sound clinical judgment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and their families, clinical and non-clinical staff, etc.
Ability to compile clear and concise notes for patient's charts and maintain appropriate clinical documentation.
Ability to assess and interpret laboratory results, clinical data and information relative to the patient's condition.
Excellent communication skills that demonstrate ability to respond to patients in a prompt, respectful, caring and compassionate manner.
License to practice must be current and unrestricted.

Management prefers experience with Joint Commission and CMS.

Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the North Carolina Medical Board or approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and the North Carolina Medical Board.


The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Please make sure you complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. Processing applications will take an average of 6 8 weeks due to the high volume of applications received. It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the most qualified applicants. Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application.

All employees are required to adhere to the Facility's Vaccination Policy.

All positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks.

All Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities are a tobacco free environment. The use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campus.

For technical issues with your applications, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact Human Resources at 919-575-7720.

R.J. Blackley ADATC
100 H Street
Butner, NC 27509


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An Equal Opportunity Employer, NC State Government

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