Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Kennesaw, Georgia


Are you passionate about helping others? Do you want to help children and adolescents make healthy life style choices and other health care decisions?

If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Nurse Practitioner at Devereux has its Advantages

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • A family-style environment that cultivates learning

  • Opportunities to attend trainings and conferences

  • Benefits package that offers ample time off

  • Competitive pay

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health's Georgia Program, located in Kennesaw, GA, provides new hopes, new dreams, and new choices for children, adolescents and young adults struggling with emotional and behavioral health challenges. Our Nurse Practitioner, provides individualized care focusing on the effects of psychiatric and health problems on clients, utilizing established standards and practice guidelines. Provides psychiatric coverage to include admission assessments, psychiatric evaluations, and medication management, under the supervision of a licensed psychiatrist. Serves as a leader of assigned treatment teams. Serves as an educator to clients and their families regarding the details of psychiatric diagnoses, health problems, medications, and other health care related topics. Responsible for emphasizing wellness and self-care by providing clients with the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices and other health care decisions. In accordance with professional training, a licensed nurse practitioner may evaluate, diagnose and treat health problems under the supervision of a licensed physician.

Keywords: MSN, FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C, PNP-C, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


EDUCATION: Graduate from a Master's level psychiatric nurse practitioner program in either family practice or pediatrics. Current valid independent or associate license and to practice in Georgia with no restrictions. GA DEA and NPI are also required.  

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two years experience working with children and adolescents with mental illness is required. Experience in working independently in the assessment and treatment of mental illness in children and adolescents.

Company Overview

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Our Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate servant leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our benefit programs include medical (including telemedicine - medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.

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The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Requisition ID 2018-3235

Category Medical

Position Type Full-Time