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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Company: Legacy Health
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

US-WA-Job ID: 22-29409Type: Regular Full-TimeHomebased EE WashingtonOverview If you share Legacy's mission of making life better for others, we invite you to consider this opportunity as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Your ability to assess, diagnose and make recommendations for Legacy's primary care clinic patients, and will ensure that proper care and support is provided. Throughout your work in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary primary care teams, you'll lend compassion and thoughtful insights in the treatment of complex psychiatric patients and their families. Responsibilities: Provide psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations, for patients in primary care clinics who have psychiatric or behavioral health comorbidities. The psychiatric nurse practitioner will conduct an examination and order relevant laboratory studies to help determine a diagnosis to make treatment recommendations to the patient and primary care provider. The treatment recommendations might include biological as well as psychotherapeutic modalities and will also include a recommendation for an appropriate setting for the delivery of this care. When appropriate, the psychiatric nurse practitioner will initiate treatment and continue to monitor the patient's progress until stabilization. Once stabilized the patient may continue to follow-up with the psychiatric nurse practitioner or may be referred to the primary care provider. The psychiatric nurse practitioner will work in collaboration with multidisciplinary primary care teams to ensure high quality patient care. Provide support and educational training for physicians and non-physician staff in providing care for complex psychiatric patients and their families. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner remains responsible for the patient throughout the course of the treatment and will determine when the patient will be released from care Qualifications:

  • Education - As required by licensure.
  • Experience - A minimum of 2 years clinical experience is preferred. Licensure:
    • Applicable state RN license required.
    • National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) required.
    • Current applicable state license as a Nurse Practitioner with Prescriptive Privileges (NP-PP) required.
    • Possess a national Nursing certification allowing billing for Medicare.
    • Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association. Legacy's Values in Action - Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy's Values in Action. Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled. For additional information please formally apply or contact Erin Pendergraft at


Keywords: Legacy Health, Vancouver , Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Vancouver, Washington

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