Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Company Name
Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

Job Title
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

Job Summary:

-PMHNP will diagnose, conduct, and prescribe medications for patients having psychiatric-mental health problems and those likely to have them. The psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner is responsible for providing psychiatric services, physical and psychosocial examination of their patients. Their role also includes developing appropriate treatment plan and providing effective management of patient care with proper evaluation. They may also function as educators and consultants to staff, families, and groups, as well as participate in developing policies and healthcare reforms, improving service quality, and practice evaluation.

Duties Include:

  • Responsible for providing outpatient care to patients showing a change or decline in mental status, chronic or urgent medical conditions
  • Take part in an interdisciplinary team that provides primary care to employees and patients
  • Conduct initial evaluations and collaboratively develop treatment plans with clients for medication, therapy, or a combination of both.
  • Proactively follow-up with clients at minimum monthly to assess for efficacy of recommended interventions and ongoing care until treatment goals are achieved.
  • Utilize a combined medication and therapy approach.
  • Must be comfortable providing various modalities of talk therapy and incorporating behavioral interventions.
  • Collect and document patients relevant health history, risk factor assessment, ordering of therapeutic and diagnostic tests; and attend consultations and appointments
  • Prescribe medications following the clinics policy, formulary, and relevant regulations
  • Consult with physicians on cases that are beyond the scope of qualification of PMHNP
  • Enter all relevant patient data in medical records and case presentations
  • Formulate, execute, and review healthcare education delivered to patients and families for diseases prevention
  • Ensure smooth communication with other health professionals for effective delivering of high quality, collaborative care to patients.
  • Provide consultation to the clinics medical and behavioral health staff to help improve their service delivery to patients.

Education and Certifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent Required
  • Possess Bachelors degree in Nursing followed by a masters degree in Psychiatric or Mental Health Nursing from a state approved and accredited school for professional nursing training
  • Obtain Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Possess and maintain graduate professional nurse, and nurse practitioner registration in a state, which must be unrestricted, current, complete, and active
  • Drivers License Required


  • Proficient in the English language, both in writing and speaking to be able to communicate clearly with all stakeholders, including patients, families, clinic staff and other healthcare professionals
  • Possess strong understanding of generational trauma, the adversities faced in Tribal communities and their impact on mental health
  • Must demonstrate ability to fully engage in an integrative health model.
  • Be compassionate, sensitive, and possess strong reasoning and thinking skills
  • Possess strong computer skills, including working with word processing and data entering applications, as well as with medical software applications

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Travel Requirements:

  • Local, Statewide and out of state travel may be required.


Kingston, Washington

Application URL

Contact Name
Audreena Tom

Contact Email Address

Contact Phone Number
(360) 297-6218