Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Baltimore, MD)

Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.: Baltimore | Baltimore, MD

Job Description

Full Time Exempt Full-TimeDowntown Baltimore Clinic, Baltimore, MD, US

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is an independent health care provider who, working in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, is responsible for providing mental health treatment to adult clients of Health Care for the Homeless. This role’s primary duties are assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness in homeless individuals in Baltimore.


  • Effectively provide psychiatric care including assessment, diagnosis, treatment and referral as required for adult clients
  • Accurately monitor clients’ compliance with and reaction to psychotropic medications
  • Effectively provide on-site and telephone consultation with care team staff
  • Regularly review and update medications in the electronic medical record
  • Effectively provide general guidance with regard to overall mental health care delivery
  • Models and reinforces the Health Care for the Homeless “core values” of dignity, authenticity, hope, justice, passion and balance
  • Actively participates in performance improvement activities and actively participates in advocacy activities that support the mission of HCH
  • Performs other duties on an as-needed basis
  • Protects our client’s personal health information by maintaining compliance with HIPAA and other relevant Health Care related IT security regulations



  • Master’s degree in nursing
  • Graduate experience with an accredited psychiatric nurse practitioner program
  • Current licensure and certification to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of Maryland
  • Possesses CDS and DEA licenses with buprenorphine waiver
  • BLS CPR certification


  • 2 years of direct psychiatric clinical care experience, preferably working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary clinical setting
  • Direct client care experience with populations similar to clients of Health Care for the Homeless;  experience in a community or public health setting working with the underserved is preferred
  • Comfortable working with homeless and/or low-income individuals and families


  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact and maintain relationships with a wide range of personalities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish and English speaking) preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency with EMRs
  • Able to cope with interruptions, be flexible, and be a team player
  • Flexible approach, working with several cross-disciplinary teams in a collaborative style
  • Culturally sensitive working with staff and clients from diverse backgrounds
  • Able to work with ill, disabled, emotionally upset and sometimes hostile individuals


  • Must be able to stand and walk continuously throughout the shift
  • Able to move frequently throughout the day, including sitting and standing for long periods of time, bending and lifting up to ten pounds at least three times per day
  • Must be willing and able to work in outreach sites
  • May be exposed to infectious disease with little likelihood of harm if established procedures are followed


This role is exempt.

To apply please view the listing at Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.: Baltimore.