Nurse Practitioner - Behavioral Health

Tacoma, WA

Specialty Behavioral Health
Profession Nurse Practitioner

Pacific Northwest Opportunity!

Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital is hiring psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to be part of a brand new behavioral health hospital in an exciting joint venture with two premier health systems!   

As a joint venture between CHI Franciscan Health and MultiCare Health System, Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital has been granted approval to build and operate a new behavioral health hospital in Tacoma, WA. Wellfound hospital is not-for-profit with the aim to provide safe, patient-centered, evidence based and trauma-informed care in collaboration with patients, families, and communities. Our new hospital will open beginning of 2019 and we are hiring now. 

We offer very competitive pay, great benefits, malpractice coverage, CME, relocation assistance, and a starting bonus. 

Job Summary:

Our Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants will provide excellent care of our patients by evaluating medical and psychosocial conditions; developing and implementing treatment plans, including prescription of psychotropic medications; monitoring and evaluating treatment results.

• Evaluates patients by interviewing patient, family, and other persons; conducting physical examinations; observing behaviors; reviewing medical history and related documents; selecting, administering, and interpreting psychological tests; ordering laboratory tests and evaluating results.

• Develops treatment plans by determining nature and extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders; establishing treatment goals and methodologies.

• Treats patients by utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and medications; discussing progress toward goals with patients; providing instructions; monitoring effect of medications; supervising staff provision of services.

• Maintains interdisciplinary treatment by reviewing treatment plans and progress; consulting and collaborating with primary care physicians, mental health therapists, nurses, and other health care providers.

• Assures quality and safe service for patients and staff by enforcing policies, procedures, standards, rules, Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations requirements, and legal regulations; participating in utilization reviews; remaining available for emergency consultations.

• Improves staff competence by providing training and discussions regarding the interrelationship between psychosocial and physiological problems, psychotropic medications, crisis intervention, and related issues.

• Maintains historical records by documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events; writing summaries.

• Updates job knowledge by participating in continuing medical educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.