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Child ARNP/Psychiatrist (Temporary) 

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 6/13/2018  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Main Campus)  

“KMHS provides medication services in the outpatient setting through teams focused on several categories of clients, including children, adults and older adults. We have some flexibility of assignment for this posted position, so we welcome interest in serving any of these categories.”

Provide psychiatric evaluation, medication management, follow-up and consultation to patients individually and jointly with team members, family members and significant others. Become an integral part of the treatment team, assuring adequate initial and ongoing assessment, helping team members to best use and expand their own skills, and providing a resource to team members for all aspects of psychiatry.

• Exchange information and help to develop treatment plans and approaches to patient care. This is typically done at a treatment team meeting regularly each week.
• Manage an ongoing caseload of patients on medication. Patients may be seen individually, with case managers, with family members or other medication management endeavors as may be developed.
• Provide leadership in providing formal and informal education for the team, e.g. present cases, lecture, and participate in the in-service program for the staff.
• Participate in administrative activities including meetings of the Medical Services Unit, quality assurance activity, and participate in the clinic with the nurses and personnel as needed.
• Serve as a resource and backup consultant to the nurses in the medication clinic.
• Collaborate with other ARNPs and Psychiatrists to provide five-day-a-week coverage for the medication clinic for nurse consultation and urgent patient needs.
• Provide charting/reports and client documentation as necessary in a complete, accurate, and timely manner.
• In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description

Position Requirements

ARNPor MD license with prescriptive authority in the State of Washington with a specialty in child psychiatry. Experience with chronically mentally ill children preferred. Excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to communicate with chronically mentally ill consumers. Must be able to work collaboratively with agency staff, community providers, and family members of consumers.

Salary DOE  
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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