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Certified Nurse Practitioner

  • Full time

  • Full benefits


Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health Services (LCBHS) is recruiting a Certified Nurse Practitioner. The position will be responsible for providing medical assessment and treatment to youth and adults experiencing crisis related to mental health and addiction. Work is performed within established policies and procedures under the direction of the Medical Director and is reviewed through conferences and reports.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct nursing and medical examinations for youth and adults in crisis upon presentation to the facility, identifying potential risks and possible options for support/intervention, in collaboration with crisis care staff.

  • Provide treatment for patients with mental health and substance addiction problems, including medication administration in conjunction with nursing staff.

  • Discuss difficult cases in regularly scheduled clinical supervisory and peer group meetings.

  • Refer to in-house and community resources to meet patient needs, including telehealth services.

  • Serve as a member of the crisis care team, providing consulting for other professionals within the agency.

  • Provide indirect clinical supervision to crisis care team members, within scope of practice.

  • Prepare and maintain necessary records and reports.

  • Maintain therapeutic posture with patients experiencing emotional instability, exercising self-control in volatile situations such as verbal/physical threats and/or confrontation. Assist in conflict resolution and de-escalation.

  • Maintain patient confidentiality. Immediately report safety concerns related to patient care issues, maintenance concerns, property destruction, theft, or any other safety concern preventing or directly or indirectly impacting the effective provision of treatment services.

  • Participate in on-call rotation with other advanced practice providers employed by the agency, supporting crisis care and addiction services.

  • Assist with training of new staff as required.

  • Develop and provide continued oversight of lab and pharmacy protocols and procedures.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the leadership team.

Required Licensure / Certification and Experience / Abilities:

  • Certified Nurse Practitioner in the State of South Dakota required.

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) required.

  • Dual certification for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Sensitivity to special needs of the patients; and ability to recognize, and work with cultural and ethnic differences.

  • Thorough knowledge of mental health diagnoses and substance use disorders, including symptoms, treatment, causes, and prevention.

  • Ability to diagnose various mental and related illnesses and to develop and carry out treatment plans.

  • Ability to make routine professional and administrative decisions.

  • Ability to utilize in-house and community resources in the treatment and prevention of mental illness.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, other employees, and the public.

  • Ability to community effectively, orally and in writing.

  • Ability to plan and organize time effectively.

  • Ability to interpret and follow written state guidelines.

  • Ability to follow directives of supervisors.

Hiring Insights


Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health Services (LCBHS) is an integrated behavioral healthcare agency offering a variety of different programs in southeastern South Dakota. LCBHS provides residential, outpatient, and inpatient programs as well as patient-centered medical homes, medication-assisted treatment, and crisis services to individuals experiencing substance use disorders or mental illness. LCBHS is considered by many to be the premiere, fully integrated non-profit provider of substance use disorder and mental health services in Southeastern South Dakota.

Staff and Facilities

LCBHS provides services with a staff of 170 individuals from office locations in Yankton, Vermillion, and Lake Andes, South Dakota. Plans are well underway for the consolidation of the Yankton locations into one state-of-the-art facility. We are proud to adhere to a “no wrong door” treatment approach that allows ready access to an integrated array of services regardless of the access point.

About our Culture, Commitment to Employees

  • The leadership at LCBHS is committed to ongoing professional development for their staff.

  • Our employees experience professional growth through ongoing training and cutting-edge treatment practices. 

  • LCBHS pays for required CEU’s, licensing fees and certifications.

  • Options are available for student loan repayment through the National Health Service Corp or South Dakota State Loan Repayment Program.

  • LCBHS is a training site for most, if not all, behavioral health specialties.

  • We know life happens, that’s why all employees start with a plan that allows 10 paid holidays, 3 weeks of paid vacation and provisions for paid sick leave and paid emergency family leave.

  • Flexible work hours are available to accommodate life demands.

  • LCBHS invests in employees with a pensions plan providing up to a 6 percent match and immediate vesting.

  • LCBHS employees are supported by strong and competent leadership available 24/7.


LCBHS offers an excellent benefits package!

  • Three weeks paid vacation per year, 10 paid holidays, paid sick leave, paid individual employee health insurance, life insurance, available vision and dental insurance, dependent care savings, health care savings, 401K with up to 6 percent employer match - 100% vested upon enrollment, potential student loan repayment and more!


Come join our family-oriented team of passionate individuals who are serious about making a difference in the lives of our patients and the communities we serve.

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