Psych NPs working w/ Psych MD at their office

  1. I am interested in learning about any Psych NPs working with Psych MDs at their office. Just as FNPs work with Internal medicine doctors, are there any Psych NPs out there working for or with a doctor?
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  3. by   Psychaprn
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    I am interested in learning about any Psych NPs working with Psych MDs at their office. Just as FNPs work with Internal medicine doctors, are there any Psych NPs out there working for or with a doctor?
    Hi-I am in a group private Psych. practice-my third-in Ct. I love the job and the people. I see pts. for med MANAGEMENT AND THERAPY. What in particular did you want to KNOW?
  4. by   Osorry1
    Hello,

    I'm a Psych NP in a community mental health center with 6 other psychiatrists. It's a great job, and always a different challenge.

    I work well with the other psychiatrists, we consult together about tough cases, their asking my thoughts almost as much as my asking their input. We all share the same types of patients, actually, I'm frequently given some of the more chronic, challenging patients when they leave the inpatient hospital, because the inpatient psychaitrists says "I'll follow them better and make sure they're getting the services and encoruagement they need." My schedule is a somewhat less than theirs as I've only been here a year, so slowly building the numbers.

    I cover for the inpatient doctor when she's on vacation as well. So, except for the paycheck (which they've tried to make as attractive as many of my NP colleagues), my duties, acceptance and activities at the center are equivalent.
  5. by   peaceful
    Quote from Osorry1
    Hello,

    I'm a Psych NP in a community mental health center with 6 other psychiatrists. It's a great job, and always a different challenge.

    I work well with the other psychiatrists, we consult together about tough cases, their asking my thoughts almost as much as my asking their input. We all share the same types of patients, actually, I'm frequently given some of the more chronic, challenging patients when they leave the inpatient hospital, because the inpatient psychaitrists says "I'll follow them better and make sure they're getting the services and encoruagement they need." My schedule is a somewhat less than theirs as I've only been here a year, so slowly building the numbers.

    I cover for the inpatient doctor when she's on vacation as well. So, except for the paycheck (which they've tried to make as attractive as many of my NP colleagues), my duties, acceptance and activities at the center are equivalent.
    Very helpful to see your post on psychiatric NP. What can a psychiatric NP expect to make a year in salary. Trying to figure out if the cost of graduate school, my time, will be be worth it in the end. Appreciate your input on psychiatric NPs. Thank you.
  6. by   Osorry1
    Salaries vary based on area of the country, experince, etc. but in general, most starting NPs earn at least 60-65K per year (national average). Many NPs make significantly more. www.advancefornp.com has a very good salary survey that can guide you. Also many people, like myself, choose to work in health care shortage areas so the government will pay back your loans. That's also an added advantage and should be considered in your decision.
  7. by   peaceful
    Quote from Osorry1
    Salaries vary based on area of the country, experince, etc. but in general, most starting NPs earn at least 60-65K per year (national average). Many NPs make significantly more. www.advancefornp.com has a very good salary survey that can guide you. Also many people, like myself, choose to work in health care shortage areas so the government will pay back your loans. That's also an added advantage and should be considered in your decision.
    Thanks for the information. That was helpful.

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