Psychiatric CRNP in Coatesville, PA at Child Guidance Resource Centers, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/27/2021

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Job Description

CGRC’s Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) works as a part of CGRC’s Psychiatry team.  The CRNP is a board certified or eligible professional, with clinical skills, a commitment to quality client care and medical education.  The CRNP role is responsible, in collaboration with a psychiatrist, for the overall direction and implementation fo the medical and psychiatric diagnosis, evaluation, medication management, clinical care, and treatment of clients enrolled in CGRC services.  Care is provided both in-person and virtually via telehealth services when appropriate.

If you’re looking for the opportunity to share and expand your competencies working with a diverse team of clinical professionals across a plethora of clinical programs supporting the diagnosis, treatment planning and medication management, CGRC’s CRNP may be for you!


  • Determine psychiatric diagnoses of clients through clinical examination and evaluation, utilizing client medical and clinical records, school records, as well as reports prepared by other members of the clinical team.
  • Complete comprehensive, timely psychiatric evaluations which adhere to a life domain format.
  • Develop effective and timely treatment recommendations that are specific, individualized and prescribe well defined roles.
  • Review case history and past treatment documentation though chart review and discussion with treatment team to understand past clinical approaches and basis of problem.
  • Ability to continually assess and evaluate client needs and modify treatment recommendations as necessary.
  • Demonstrate therapeutic relationship skills including an understanding of boundary issues and confidentiality.
  • Able to develop therapeutic alliances with children, adolescents, and family members; work with clients to resolve potential problems inherent in the therapeutic relationship.
  • Attend to issues of cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender diversity as they impact the course of treatment.
  • Ability to clinically evaluate clients for the need for change in level of care.
  • Prescribe and monitor client medication as required.
  • In collaboration with staff psychiatrist, monitor treatment responsibilities of the other team member and ensure the highest level of care.  Attend and participate in staff conferences for the discussion of diagnosis, treatment, and care of clients in services.
  • Function as part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and provide clinical leadership.
  • Effectively utilize supervision by presenting clinical material professionally.   Understand when additional supervision may be needed.
  • Aware of and bring to supervisor, issues that might require additional supervisory or administrative attention.
  • Identify and respond to program supervisor’s expectations regarding timeframes, quality, and quantity of work.
  • Record all case progress notes including date, start time and stop time with AM/PM, number of minutes, and session type.
  • Complete medication informed consent and medication order sheet thoroughly, attaching copy of prescription to order sheet.
  • Indicate occurrence of client education through use of client education stamp.
  • Complete all documentation requirements within determined time frames.
  • Write legibly and complete all paperwork consistent with CGRC corporate compliance procedures.
  • Understand and adhere to all professional requirements related to confidentiality and client records.  Adapt to new agency protocols as new standards arise.
  • Adept at using the dictation system and speak clearly and fluidly.
  • Maintain and complete required written, telephonic, and personal contact with client and family, and other involved professionals, to ensure appropriate and timely access to mental health services as necessary.
  • Communicate with pharmacies regarding medication questions as needed.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills by providing a positive attitude with others, maintaining collaborative relationships with colleagues, and taking initiative when needed.
  • Consult with other professionals involved in service to the child, adolescent, and family.
  • Attentive to program and agency expectations regarding productivity.
  • Assist with service authorization and pre-authorization as needed.
  • Handle all administrative duties such as chart documentation, billing requirements, and other necessary paperwork consistent with licensure, accreditation, funding sources, and CGRC technology reporting requirements.
  • Report to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time.
  • Participate in organization-wide performance improvement activities.
  • Conscientious about the use of his/her leave time.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and the ability to apply the need to control and contain costs.
  • Complete annual educational requirements.
  • Seek out additional training and/or education as it pertains to his/her job or career goals.
  • Maintain current licensure.
  • Participate in competency assessments, reviews, and validations.
  • Keep current on technical and medical advances and innovations that might be of value to clients and the organization.
  • Ability to deliver and comfortable providing services virtually via telehealth when appropriate.


  • Board certified or eligible CRNP with an area of specialization in pediatric or family psychiatry required.
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program.
  • Licensed in PA to practice by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and all other registrations, certificates, licenses and permits as may be required to practice.
  • Minimum of one to three years of experience providing psychiatric services to children and adolescents.
  • Competent to address age-specific issues relative to the population served.
  • Must possess an amalgam of abilities, including clinical acumen, administrative expertise, people skills, etc.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Experience with EHR (Electronic Health Record).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Integrity, maturity, and sound judgment, capable of maintaining the highest standards for psychiatric services.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

Who is CGRC? We are a premier children’s provider that embraces our clinicians as partners in our organization’s strategic plan. 

What can CGRC do for you? Do YOU want to be a Change Agent? If so, we want you to be a part of the Child Guidance partnership. Working here means being open to new clinical experiences both as an individual and as part of a team. We offer reimbursed comprehensive clinical supervision and training with the opportunity to develop your leadership competencies and career interests on a personal level. Join any of our organizational committees, task forces, or work groups. If you are furthering your education, we want to be your partner.  We are offering flexibility for classes, internship possibilities within our organization, and the availability for licensure supervision.  It is important to us that you enjoy a healthy work-life balance and we will encourage you to have personal goals that focus on self-care.


At CGRC, you can enjoy a relaxed working environment with flexible work schedules that allow for a healthy work-life balance. We encourage and support career development and there are always opportunities for you to learn and grow within the organization. 


We have a competitive compensation package and generous time off and benefits for eligible employees. You and your family can also enjoy discounts and offers through our Tickets at Work Program. CGRC is an eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. 


Child Guidance Resource Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer