Psychiatric ARNP - Downtown Public Healt...
Public Health - Seattle & King County - Seattle, WA

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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP's) integrate knowledge and data from many scientific frameworks to provide holistic health care to individuals. These health care components include assessment, diagnosis, prescription of medications and other treatments, client education and referrals for other services.

This Short-Term Temporary Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP - Psych) will work at the Downtown Family Health Clinic. Downtown Public Health is a primary care clinic located in downtown Seattle and serves an ethnically and economically diverse clientele.

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants.


1. NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line application with completed supplemental questions.
2. Resume

You can attach multiple documents if necessary or required, such as your cover letter or resume to your application. Your options are:
• Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
• Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.
WORK LOCATION: Downtown Public Health Center - 2124 4th Avenue in Seattle.

WORK SCHEDULE: This Short Term Temporary position will generally work between Monday and Friday, 1-2 days per week, between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm. This position is overtime eligible. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for health or leave benefits.

CONTACT: If you have questions about this position, please contact Mary Fatica, Nursing Recruiter, at or at (206) 263-8358. If you have any questions regarding the application process,please contact Dan Hughes, HR Analyst, at or at (206) 263-8411.

Examples of Duties:
  • Obtain health history through client interview and develop and record a psychiatric assessment to include psychiatric diagnosis and risk identification through assessment and interpretation of data for patients.

  • Participate in education of RNs/MAs/NPs/residents. Delegate follow-up patient care to RNs/MAs.

  • Be a resource for & consult with medical & resident staff, & behavioral intervention specialist as needed. Recognize common medical conditions and complaints to identify and separate from psychiatric diagnoses.

  • Respond to medical or psychiatric emergencies.

  • Participate in continuing education, guidelines development, staff development, committee meetings.

  • Develop and implement individualized mental health treatment plans, ensure coordination of services, oversee referrals. Prescribe & case manage psychiatric medications. Act as a consultant to health care team, other staff and the community.

  • Communicate care through charting and verbal interactions with the client and inter-disciplinary health team providing them with leadership and direction; consult, education, orient and train as needed.

  • Ensure quality of professional practice by practicing within professional, legal and ethical standards.

  • Participate in QI/QA activities as requested. Provide psychiatric services as an independent psychiatric health care provider based on PHSKC clinical practice guidelines, CDC guidelines, mental health standards as well a current community standards.

  • Knowledge of advanced practice of nursing; advanced knowledge of human systems, including wellness/illness, growth and development, basic nutrition, behavioral, psycho-social and family systems; anatomy and physiology, patho-physiology; pharmacology and therapeutics and alternative treatment modalities, diagnostic testing and interpretation of results, clinical decision-making.
  • Knowledge of health promotion, risk assessment and education techniques and principles.
  • Thorough knowledge of health care system structure and function; community, professional and educational resources.
  • Demonstrated ability in: mental health assessment, communication (oral, written and use of information management systems and health care technology), medical records documentation, writing orders, time management, problem solving, crisis intervention, interviewing, analytical and critical thinking, leadership and case management.
  • Demonstrated ability to consult, investigate, facilitate and present effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability in initiating appropriate emergency response.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with diverse cultural and socio-economic populations providing therapeutic client interventions and group dynamics.

Desired Qualifications :
  • Two years' experience providing adult psychiatric services.
  • Experience providing care to diverse socio-economic populations.
  • Knowledge of alcohol and drug addiction and withdrawals.
  • Experience providing psychiatric services to an underserved, diverse population.

Supplemental Information:

  • Washington State license as a Registered Nurse (in good standing) and a bachelor's degree in nursing science from a School of Nursing accredited by the National League of Nursing.
  • Washington State license as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (in good standing) with prescriptive authority.
  • Completion of advanced practitioner training and certification as a nurse practitioner with a psychiatric specialty.
  • A National Provider Identification (NPI) must be obtained within the first 30 days of employment.
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration must be obtained within 30 days of employment. Public Health can assist with acquiring DEA registration.
  • Board certification or eligibility to be board certified within 2 years is required.
  • Washington State Drivers License or the ability to travel to work locations with limited or no public transportation may be required for some positions.
  • The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law
  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.

The selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing.

For more information on our selection process, please refer to

  • Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
  • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
  • Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.

UNION AFFILIATION: This position is represented by the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA).

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