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  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)


    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 Assertive Community Treatment program, which works as a multidisciplinary team to provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support to adults living with serious mental illness.  These services are provided in the community where our clients live and work. 

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Prescribes medications within their scope of practice.
    • Completes routine medical history and physical examinations when needed.
    • Evaluates and assesses the bio-psycho-social needs of patients.
    • 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.
    • Conducts therapy sessions utilizing appropriate intervention: e.g., individual, couples, family, and didactic teaching.
    • Provides, when indicated, case management sessions with significant persons in the patients’ life.
    • 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.

                                                                                           *DENOTES ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILTIES


    • Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited (ANCC) educational institution.
    • Five years of progressive experience in the Behavioral Health Nursing field.
    • Licensed with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
    • Current license in your state of residence.
    • Licensed in Nebraska and Iowa as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse APRN-NE or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner ARNP-IA, license to be held in the state you practice.


    Leadership- Good managers should be able to lead the employees they manage. Leadership traits include coaching, emotional stability, enthusiasm and self-assurance, Warmth and competence are unique qualities of leadership.

    Communication- Good managers must be able to communicate well, listen effectively and be aware of nonverbal communication. 

    Problem-Solving-Good managers are able to identify and solve problems and take responsibility for problems that arise rather than seeing them as someone else’s responsibility and take an ethical approach to problem-solving. 

    Accountability- A manager with strong accountability qualities will take action and responsibility for their goals and objectives.

    Integrity- Key attributes of a good manager are derivatives of legitimate character and integrity. 

    Initiative and Creativity- Plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions; makes constructive suggestions; prepares for problems or opportunities in advance; undertakes additional responsibilities; responds to situations as they arise with minimal supervision; creates novel solutions to problems; evaluates new technology as potential solutions to existing problems.



    (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


    (Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).      

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Position Type: Full-time