Army Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse (66C)
As a psychiatric/mental health nurse and officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you’ll work with some of the finest minds in medicine who are employing groundbreaking protocols and treatments in key psychiatric issues to address the unique challenges that our service men and women face. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, you will serve in a vital role of providing comprehensive mental health care for Soldiers, their families and military retirees.
Scope of practice encompasses prevention through mental health promotion activities, intervention when emotional/mental health problems develop, and stabilization of individuals at their highest level of functioning
Provide specialized care to emotionally distressed individuals both as inpatients and outpatients, and provide consultation within the general hospital community
Conduct patient counseling, crisis intervention, medication management, milieu therapy, group therapy and critical incident debriefings
Serve as an expert educator, advisor and consultant on mental health issues to department chiefs and staff
Coordinate outpatient psychiatric care within the behavioral health care service line
- Conduct medical research on diseases of military importance, and conduct, supervise and participate in graduate medical education and training of other medical personnel needed to sustain a robust medical system.
- Unique duty positions include: psychiatric clinical staff nurse; psychiatric clinical head nurse; head nurse in an alcohol/drug treatment program; advanced practice positions such as psychiatric nurse practitioner; clinical section chief; instructor; program director; member of medical company, combat stress control or medical detachment
Posted June 15, 2021