Prescribing Provider – Psychiatrist or Nurse Practitioner

Prescribing Provider – Psychiatrist or Nurse Practitioner

Virginia Beach, VA

The Up Center is the oldest and largest child and family services agency in Hampton Roads and has been part of our community since 1883. Purposefully evolving over the years to meet the changing needs of our region, we continue the work of our predecessors by responding to the needs of our community’s most vulnerable children, families and individuals with a mission of changing trajectories from crisis to wholeness. This mission guides and directs the programs and services that we offer.

As one of the largest non-profit providers of evidenced-based mental health services in our region we provide personal and innovative services to approximately 10,000 children and adults each year. We have a deep understanding how trauma and mental illness impacts people’s and families’ ability to thrive. We work daily to transform both our services and the system of care in our community and have clearly stated strategic goals to both champion this need and to increase our capacity to provide critical services. We execute in collaboration with other organizations, invest in the professional development of our staff and are committed to using a trauma informed approach to focus on recovery and resilience and to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in all our work.

In 2018 The Up Center and Cohens Veterans Network (CVN) formed a partnership to establish a Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at The Up Center. This location will provide short term mental health services to Veterans and their family members. The Prescribing Provider position in conjunction with other Clinic team members, will have a lead role in shaping service care delivery and impact.

Position: Prescribing Provider

Supervisees: None

FLSA Status: Contract Provider

The Prescribing Provider functions as a member of a collaborative interdisciplinary team, focused on providing time-limited, evidence-based practices in an outpatient clinic that serves individual adults, couples families and children. Diagnoses in this population may include mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, transition and adjustment disorders, impulse control disorders, conduct and learning disorders, and mild developmental disorders. The Clinic does not provide long-term support for individuals managing chronically mentally ill conditions or moderate or severe neurodevelopmental or intellectual disorders.



  • Responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders on a collaborative, interdisciplinary clinical team.
  • Expectation of a caseload of approximately 30 clients
  • Work 10 to 12 hours per week out of Virginia Beach office location or remotely.
  • Provides medication therapy and medication education as required.
  • Maintains an active role in interdisciplinary team meetings to discuss evaluations and diagnostic formulations and to assist the team and the patient to develop an appropriate plan of service.
  • Conducts mental status examinations.
  • Completes timely documentation of treatment and recommendations in Electronic Health Record.
  • Assures that psychiatric interventions are coordinated with the interventions of other professionals, and that other providers are kept informed of changes in the psychiatric condition/status of the individual receiving services.
  • Reviews and approves discharge plan.
  • Provides services via telehealth platform, as required.



  • Medical Degree from an accredited medical school or board certification in Psychiatry or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the state of Virginia, in good standing.
  • Requisite professional insurance to operate as an independent contractor.
  • Current DEA number with no restrictions on prescribing controlled substances.
  • Eligible for Tricare, other third-party reimbursement. Individuals excluded from participation in federal reimbursement programs (including Medicaid, Medicare, and CHAMPUS) by the Office of the Inspector General do not meet the requirements for this position.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines, including clinical and clerical staff.
  • Excellent assessment, diagnostic and psychopharmacological treatment skills.
  • Strong clinical skills working with adults, children and families.
  • Familiarity with military culture, and experience working with military populations.
  • Strong dedication to workplace mentorship, education and team-based care.
  • Bilingualism (English/Spanish speaking) a plus.

Job Type: Part-time



  • relevant: 5 years (Preferred)
  • OR: 5 years (Required)



  • Doctorate (Required)



  • Nurse practitioner (Preferred)


Work Location:

  • One location
  • Fully Remote



  • Health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, flexible schedule


EMR Used:

  • Cerna
  • Not listed / Other


Patient Type:

  • Pediatric
  • Adults
  • Family


This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented — enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction


This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply



  • 10 Hour Shift



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