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ARNP - Nurse Practitioner (Relief) Job

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
Type Full time Posted 8/13/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 1/26/2015
WA - Washington (All) - Vancouver Referral - n/a -    

ARNP - Nurse Practitioner (Relief) Job

Date:Dec 30, 2014

Location:Vancouver, WA, US


Req ID:42647

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and nine medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

Department:Behavioral Health Consultation & Liaison (4950)

Within scope of practice and in alignment with both hospital staff bylaws and PHMGs

physician supervision expectations, responsible for advanced level of nursing evaluation,

clinical assessment, prescribing and monitoring medications and follow-up care for patient.

Responsible for patient and family teaching.  Responsible for comprehensive psychiatric

evaluations, mental status examinations, and consultation for/to medical patients.

1. Effectively identifies, evaluates, and addresses disease prevention and health

promotion issues of the population in the practice while administering quality patient

2. Works in an independent and interdependent relationship with members of the medical

staff and other community providers which allows for consultation, collaboration, or


3. Coordination of care with other outpatient physicians, counselors and community

care providers.  Coordinator of mental health care needs with their medical/physical care

as needed.
4. Gives directions to nursing and other staff.
5. Prescribes medications and treatments and ongoing medication management.  Orders

lab and diagnostic tests when appropriate and interprets test results.
6. Educates patients and/or families about preventive care, medical issues, and use of

prescribed medical treatments and/or medications.
7. Maintains legible, accurate, and confidential medical records.  Documents all

medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatment, outcomes, education, referrals and

consultations according to established standards.
8. Analyzes new knowledge gained from conferences, workshops, professional literature,

or “hands-on training” and assimilates this knowledge into clinical practice.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.

MN or MSN with Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing specialty.

Three years psychiatric nursing experience (or equivalent education and/or experience).

WA State RN and ARNP licensure with Basic Life Support (BLS) and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing (CNS) Certification (PMHCNS-BC) or Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) Certification or Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC).

OTHER SKILLS - Preferred: 
Five years strong psychiatric-mental health experience. One year experience as an advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurse. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Controlled Substance Registration Certificate.

Location:  Vancouver, WA 
Job Category:  Nursing - RN Patient Care
Shift:  Day
Shift Length:8 Hours
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Salary range starts at:$43.22
Required Certifications/Licensure:Basic Life Support; Nurse Practitioner - Washington; Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; Registered Nurse - Washington 

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Vancouver, WA || Nursing - RN Patient Care || Per Diem/Relief || BEHAVIORAL HLTH SVCS 

Nearest Major Market:Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market:Tacoma
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