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PeaceHealth | Vancouver, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 134086

PeaceHealth is seeking a Nurse Practitioner - Behavioral Health (Relief) for a per diem, Day shift position. 

PeaceHealth is seeking Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioners (and Physicians) who would be interested in providing relief coverage on a part-time basis.  This is a position that would allow you to have a flexible schedule while still providing service to those in need.  Work with a team of 3 physicians and 5 nurse practitioners.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center provides comprehensive specialty care for more than 250,000 patients a year in southwest Washington. Our highly trained caregivers are committed to providing, safe compassionate care; every time, every touch. As one of Clark County’s largest employers with 3,100 caregivers and 600 active medical staff members, we offer dozens of medical specialty services and programs including emergency, trauma, comprehensive heart and vascular, interventional stroke care, bone and joint, brain and spine, cancer and birthing  services. SWMC has 450 beds and is a Level II Trauma designation.

Within scope of practice and in alignment with both hospital staff bylaws and PHMG's 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 care.
2. Works in an independent and interdependent relationship with members of the medical staff and other community providers which allows for consultation, collaboration, or referral.

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).

    Washington State Nurse Practitioner license or ability to obtain.
    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.

If you are interested, please feel free to reach out to Kim Dianich - kdianich@peacehealth.org or (360) 729-1409.

There may be more than one opening on this posting.

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, 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 ten 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 – the spirit of health.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Vancouver, WA, Southwest Medical Center (150)
Job Category:  NP, PA, CNM, CRNA
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.0
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $45.08, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Nurse Practitioner - Washington; Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; Registered Nurse - Washington

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. 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 || NP, PA, CNM, CRNA || Per Diem/Relief || BEHAVIORAL HLTH SVCS


About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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