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Nurse Practitioner 


What are we looking for in a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner?

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners at Comprehensive are part of a multidisciplinary team that provides integrated behavioral health treatment to clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Collaborating with therapists, case managers, nurses and other members the treatment team, Nurse Practitioners assist in the development of an individualized treatment plan for each client. Taking ownership of the pharmacological intervention, Nurse Practitioners complete psychiatric evaluations, prescribe appropriate medications, and provide general medical counseling and referrals. Our medical provider team has the opportunity to meet monthly to staff cases and receives regular supervision from the Chief Medical Officer. In this role, strong communication skills, the desire to work in a collaborative team environment, and the ability to establish trusting relationships with clients will be essential.

We currently have three positions available in Yakima for psychiatric nurse practitioners. One is located at Selah E&T, our our trauma-informed evaluation & treatment facility for adults experieincing a mental health crisis. The other two positions are outpatient: one working with primarily youth and teens, including those with a first episode of psychosis; and one working with primarily adults and seniors, including some local travel to residential treatment facilities. This senior position requires at least two years of experience working with adults with complex co-occurring mental health and medical needs. All positions will be primarily Monday-Friday day shift, but will also include participation in the evening call and weekend rounding rotations (with additional pay).

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner duties may include:

  • completing initial psychiatric evaluations and assessing mental health & physical health status at routine appointments
  • prescribing & monitoring psychotropic medications and educating clients & their support system about the medication’s purpose, appropriate dosage, and possible side effects
  • collaborating with each client to create an individualized treatment plan
  • educating staff, clients, and other community partners about individual mental health needs
  • following trauma-informed principles in all aspects of client care
  • assessing clients for safety and risk to self or others, and taking appropriate crisis intervention measures when indicated
  • completing all documentation & charting in a timely, client-centered manner
  • participating in on-call and rounding rotations for our inpatient facilities
Position Requirements

Education & Experience: Master's degree or doctoral degree in nursing with psychiatric mental health specialization. New graduates accepted for inpatient and youth outpatient positions; minimum 2 years of experience with adults required for senior outpatient position. 

Professional Credentials: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner license  & Registered Nurse license (both in Washington State), federal DEA certification

Other Requirements: First Aid/CPR certification, driver's license, vehicle liability insurance

Location Yakima  
Employment Classification Full-time 

Available Shift Days 

About the Organization Who is Comprehensive Healthcare?
Comprehensive Healthcare provides innovative behavioral health and integrated healthcare services to clients of all ages. We take pride in our creative and collaborative work environment and in delivering clinically excellent, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services.

What Comprehensive Healthcare Can Offer You
Training and Development
• A variety of career opportunities in a wide range of settings with room for mobility & promotion
• Regular training opportunities including support, supervision, & consultation in implementing evidence-based services
• Clinical supervision toward licensure (where applicable)

Innovative Program & Services
• A strong reputation for providing quality, evidence-based services within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment
• Innovative, forward-looking leadership that seeks to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment
• Joint Commission-accredited organization committed to continuous quality improvement
• Established partnerships with major research universities and other community and healthcare providers to implement cutting-edge treatment programs and services

Excellent Benefits
• Competitive salaries within our communities & industry
• Healthcare coverage for employee & qualified family members
• Generous vacation, paid holiday & sick leave
• Access to Employee Assistance Program services
• Agency-funded retirement plan with contributions equal to 5% of compensation
• Additional retirement investment opportunities with a 50% investment match
• Agency-funded life & disability insurance program
EOE Statement Comprehensive Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

If you need accommodations in order to participate in the application process, please contact Human Resources at (509) 575-4084 or

Pre-employment drug screening is required.

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