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Job Title: Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Hiring Organization: Washington State Department of Corrections
Salary Range: 87,276.00 - 139,488.00 Annually
Closing Date: 07/27/2019
Job Location: Washington
Description: Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Washington Corrections Center (WCC)
Shelton, WA

The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) for the Washington Corrections Center (WCC) located in Shelton, WA. This position is full time Monday - Friday 7:00am-3:30pm.


As a reception center, this position will also support the processes necessary in the screening of all individuals entering the prison system in preparation of placement at a parent institution. his positions primary responsibilities are:
  • Utilizes independent practitioner status with prescriptive authority to assess and administer treatment for psychiatric illness of offenders.
  • Performs comprehensive psychiatric evaluations including detailed history of mental status evaluations on assigned patients.
  • Evaluates available data and orders appropriate laboratory tests.
  • Obtains previous psychiatric records. Prescribes appropriate therapies and follow-up as indicated.
  • Maintains accurate, thorough records via dictation of evaluations and dictated or written progress notes.
  • Refers medical problems to the appropriate medical staff as indicated; is available for suicide assessment and crisis intervention. Coordinates with outside community resources to provide continuity of care for WCC mental health outpatients. Records in conjunction with medical records staff.
Provides consultation to and coordinates psychiatric care with other mental health and medical professionals. Reviews difficult or complex cases with the consulting psychiatrist. Participate actively in Health Services Unit meetings and committees. Assists in the development of mental health policies, procedures and protocols.



Must possess a valid Washington State license to practice as a Registered Nurse, AND, current certification from an approved national certification program (American Nurses Association) verifying completion of an advanced formal education program in the area of specialty, AND, possession of a current designation as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the state of Washington.
Recent graduates of the formal education program who are awaiting the results of the licensing examination must have a Washington State issued temporary permit. Failure to obtain a license shall result in immediate termination from the position by the appointing authority.

Special Requirements: Must hold unrestricted license to practice as a midlevel practitioner and prescribe scheduled drugs. In addition, employees will be required to maintain CME credits sufficient to maintain license.
Special Instructions: Apply at the link listed below
Additional Online Information: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2241617/psychiatric-advanced-registered-nurse-practitioner-wcc?department[0]=Dept.%20of%20Corrections&category[0]=Public%20Health&sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
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