Chicago Area Psychiatric Mental Health APN Opportunity

at Palos Health (view profile)
Location Palos Heights, Illinois
Date Posted April 5, 2019
Category Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Job Type Full-time


Only 22 miles from downtown Chicago, Palos Medical Group (PMG) is offering an opportunity for a highly qualified APN (NP or CNS). If you are looking to work in a Behavioral Health department that provides a full continuum of care, this may be for you!

Position Highlights:

  • Palos Health's Behavioral Health experts provide community education and prevention, diagnosis and treatment, through rehabilitation and recovery services.
  • We are looking to expand the current 6 psychiatrists, 3 APNs, psychologist and 2 LCSW group.
  • Palos Community Hospital's Behavioral Health experts provide community education and prevention, diagnosis and treatment, through rehabilitation and recovery services.
  • New providers will join an experienced treatment team of board-certified psychiatrists, advanced practice nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and counselors.
  • An extensive offering of inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs, classes and support groups provide a full range of treatment options to meet the needs of the patients served by our providers.
  • A 24-hour Crisis Line is staffed with an experienced Intake Team.
  • Epic EMR. 


  • Full-time position for a Psychiatric and Mental Health  Advanced Practice Registered Nurse to function in an outpatient role and as a provider for patients in Palos Community Hospital’s Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs.  Experience working with patients with mental health, addictions and co-occurring problems is strongly preferred.


  • Competitive base salary plus productivity bonus based on RVU’s and annual quality incentive opportunity.
  • 403b plan that generously matches contributions when vested.
  • Generous Benefits – Life, health, dental, vision, disability and other options available.
  • Occurrence-based Professional Liability Coverage - No Tail Obligations.
  • Paid holidays, vacation and continuing education days.
  • Annual CME allowance. 


  • Master’s degree from an accredited School of Nursing with ANCC certification as an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health CNS or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
  • ANCC Certification as a NP or CNS.
  • Illinois Advanced Practice Nursing License, Controlled Substance License and DEA required.
  • Buprenorphine waiver or commitment to completing the 24 hours of training to obtain a buprenorphine waiver.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse on an inpatient psychiatric unit.
  • Focus on promoting evidenced-based care within a healing culture for the patient population served and their families.
  • Able to assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the plan of care for patients served, through consistent behavioral health methods.
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