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On-Call Nurse Practioner/Psychiatrist 

About the Organization KMHS is Kitsap's nonprofit, designated community mental health provider for adults with acute and/or chronic serious mental illnesses, and children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. During 2016, KMHS provided services to more than 6,800 children and adults.

On WA's beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, offers easy access to both the pristine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula and the big-city lights and culture of Seattle. We offer competitive salary, benefits & a positive work environment.

Inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment services offer evidence-based treatment, using trauma informed care to help people reach their recovery goals. We offer whole person care through mental health and substance use treatment and care management, close care coordination with on-campus and community-based primary care providers, and with partner PCHS, now offer dental care to KMHS clients and the community. Many community partners assure people receive behavioral health care in the right place, in the right way, at the right time. Together we are weaving a web that connects emergency room and hospitals, substance abuse treatment, and primary care providers; creates partnerships for early intervention at home and school, supports multiple law enforcement, jail, and justice endeavors, and works to ensure housing, food, and other social supports together with social service agencies and community collaborations.

The Kitsap Mental Health Services community fosters a culture of hope and empowerment through a safe, welcoming environment, compassionate relationships, and a commitment to respecting life experiences.

KMHS is a tobacco/smoke-free and scent-free facility  
Category Medical Services  
Open Date 10/10/2017  
Full-Time/Part-Time On-Call  
Shift Various Shifts  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Main Campus)  
Description

Purpose:  To perform comprehensive psychiatric medical assessment and participate in the planning and development of a treatment approach which includes all aspects of the bio/psychosocial model,  reviewing admits with the Charge Nurse and provide Admitting Orders for patients during midweek, and performing psychiatric evaluations and treatment on weekends. Psychiatric and medical decision-making for care of inpatients.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:
• Provide both medical and psychiatric admission evaluations for patients admitted to the Adult Inpatient Unit (AIU) and Youth Inpatient Unit (YIU), taking into consideration requirements for those detained under the Involuntary Treatment Act.
• Provide ongoing psychiatric and medical treatment including obtaining necessary consultation for the AIU and YIU.  This includes evaluation and monitoring of both psychiatric and medical medications, other somatic treatments as well as psychosocial aspects of treatment.
• Make decisions about use of seclusion and restraint and compulsory medications.
• Participate as a team member of the inpatient services unit, keeping in mind the above stated purpose.
• Coordinate clinical decisions with outpatient psychiatrists and outpatient treatment teams.
• Provide charting/reports and client documentation as necessary in a complete, accurate, and timely manner.
• Participate in on-call coverage for the 24-hour programs.  This coverage typically runs from 5:00 in the evening to 8:00 in the morning on weekdays and on weekends, and occurs on rotation with the other providers.
•  In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.

Physical Considerations:  While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to sit and talk or listen.
 

 
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:  Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy.  Licensed to practice medicine in Washington.  Specialization in psychiatry.  Board certified or eligible preferred. ARNP: ARNP license with prescriptive authority in the State of Washington with a specialty in area of psychiatry appropriate to care team assignment (child and adolescent or adult).

 
Salary TBD  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.
 

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