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Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry at SSM Health

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry

SSM Health Ripon, WI Full-Time

The Opportunity

SSM Health-Ripon Community Hospital is actively recruiting a part time (.5 FTE) Nurse Practitioner to join our experienced and cohesive behavioral health team.  We are seeking an experienced clinician to provide mental healthcare services to children and families with psychiatric disorders.

  • Based in Ripon, WI
  • Salaried position


  • Master's degree from nationally accredited Nurse Practitioner program
  • One year behavioral health nursing experience

The Hospital

SSM Health Ripon Community Hospital has been providing quality healthcare with a personalized approach for nearly 80 years.  The facility features 19 private patient rooms—16 medical/surgical and three Intensive Care Unit (ICU).  Care at SSM Health Ripon is completed by hospitalists-physicians that specialize in taking care of patients while they are hospitalized.  Healing spaces have been incorporated into the hospital for patients and families to seek solitude and comfort.

The Community

The City of Ripon, WI is a thriving community of 7,833 residents located just 20 miles west of the Fox Valley.  Nearby is Fond du lac with just over 43,000, and is situated at the foot of Wisconsin’s Lake Winnebago (a location that gives the city its French name).  Both communities are less than a one hour drive to Milwaukee, Madison (the state capital) and Green Bay – Titletown USA. This puts the city at the center of the state’s population concentration, an area with more than 3 million residents.  

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Job Summary:

In collaboration with Clinic Psychiatrist(s) works independently in a multi-disciplinary clinic to provide care to patients.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:


  • Perform a comprehensive psychiatric and mental health diagnostic evaluation for adult and/or child cases, which includes planning, evaluating an implementation evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to guide screening and diagnostic activities as available and appropriate.
  • Initiate and interpret diagnostic tests and procedures to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic psychiatric intervention.
  • Make referrals for further diagnostic, psychological or medical testing as needed.
  • Provide individual, group, family and pharmacologic therapeutic interventions as necessary.
  • Provide crisis intervention and referral for psychiatric hospitalization.
  • Apply current research findings to guide nursing actions related to pharmacology, other biological therapies and integrative therapies.
  • Write prescriptions for medications, according to state regulation and practice protocol.
  • Provide education about the mechanism of action, intended effects, potential adverse effects of the proposed prescription, ways to cope with transitional side effects, and other treatment options, including the selection of a no-treatment option. This includes health teaching for medication management to support the patient in managing their medications and adhering to a prescribed regimen.
  • Knowledge on the use of the electronic medical record, documents for assessment, plan of care, goals, rationales for changes and collaborative discussions to improve the patient’s care.
  • Work in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team to discuss complex cases.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree from nationally accredited Nurse Practitioner program


  • One year behavioral health nursing experience


  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.

Licenses / Certifications:

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) - State of Work Location, Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) - American Heart Association (AHA), Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) Certification (PMHNP-BC) - American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Certification (RN-BC) - American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Job Type:




Scheduled Weekly Hours:

SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

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