Nurse Practitioner - Behavioral Health Job
Group Health - Tacoma, WA

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Nurse Practitioner - Behavioral Health-121639


We think you should feel good about where you work. If you want a career where you're excited about doing something that helps people and serves the greater good, this could be the right place for you. We're changing the future of health care. Our Tacoma Behavioral Health Services team is searching for an experienced Nurse Practitioner to join and contribute to their integrated care delivery services.

About Behavioral Health Services

We offer mental health services to Group Health members. We focus on the problems patients are currently having and help find ways to cope and to enact solutions. Our providers are trained and experienced in a variety of different areas working with primary care physicians and other specialty providers to coordinate and integrate patient care. Providers on our team include: Mental health therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners & registered nurses.

Group Health's Behavioral Health Services provides the following types of behavioral health care:

  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Individual and group psychotherapy
  • Substance abuse (chemical dependency) counseling through our network
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Psychological testing
Service levels include:
  • Outpatient treatment (in a clinic setting)
  • Partial and full hospitalization (inpatient care)
  • Detoxification (outpatient and inpatient)
As a Nurse Practitioner on this team you will provide care to a wide range of Behavioral Health service patients assigned to your caseload. The ARNP is an integral member of an interdisciplinary team and has authority to prescribe medications, order tests, create Psychiatric assessment evaluations and maintain treatment plans. In this role you will use evidence-based practices to monitor clients' progress in care. You will participate in using Lean standard work processes to enhance quality clinical care initiatives within your practice. You will monitor your ongoing caseload management. This position will be in an outpatient setting with no weekend work. Occasional evening work as needed.

The ideal Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner candidate will be a licensed Clinical Nurse Specialist in Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing with a minimum of two years post Master's experience working with child/adolescent and adult populations within Inpatient and/or Outpatient settings. This ARNP will need to be flexible and willing to help others in this interdisciplinary team environment working with therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors and RNs.

If you're ready to take your Psychiatric NP experience to the next level by joining a top notch Behavioral Health team, please apply to this wonderful opportunity!



Minimum Education Requirements
Masters Degree in nursing.

Preferred Education
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements
Communication, problem-solving, leadership and decision-making skills.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills
Outpatient services as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Behavioral Health treatment for children and families

Minimum Experience Requirements
1 year Previous ARNP experience.

Preferred Experience
Outpatient Psychiatric NP experiece

Expertise in child psychiatry

Minimum License/Certifications Requirements
At time of hire Current Washington State RN license; eligible for Washington State ARNP license. National certification in primary or specialty field.

Preferred License/Certifications
Able to obtain shortly after hire Eligible for Prescriptive Authority within 6 months.

Group Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Job: RNs

Organization: Behavioral Health

Primary Location: WA - Tacoma/Olympia-Tacoma-Tacoma Mall

Bargaining unit: SEIU RNs West

FTE: 1

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Days of shift: Monday through Friday

Hours of shift: Variable 7:30-6:00pm

Travel: No

Job level: Individual Contributor

Job type: Standard

Employee status: Regular

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