Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner


We are North Idaho’s premier provider of integrated medical, dental and behavioral health services. Our amazing care teams deliver world-class healthcare utilizing a patient-directed, community-focused approach. Providing high-quality, affordable Healthcare from the Heart is our passion. Our mission is to deliver a healthcare experience that provides hope, inspires change, and extends life for our patients and our community.

Top reasons to join our team:

  • Our employees are mission-minded
  • We are passionate about providing excellent patient care
  • Community-focused
  • Committed to a fun and supportive team environment
  • We offer high-quality competitive employee benefits

Provides diagnosis, treatment, and management in a behavioral health clinical setting to a specified population. Provides consultation for in-house patients for Heritage Health providers and, if needed, assumes responsibility for psychiatric care. Counsels and educates patients regarding treatment and refers to ancillary and support services.

  • Certified as Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the State of Idaho or qualified to receive certification as an FNP or (PMHNP) in the State of Idaho.
  • Minimum 2-4 years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • State of Idaho RN licensure or ability to receive licensure required. ACLS certification required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  1. Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories.
  2. Knowledge of health education theory and practice.
  3. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  4. Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
  5. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  6. Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise.
  7. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  8. Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  9. Knowledge of the Spanish language is preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide psychiatric care through diagnosis, clinical judgment, and management to restore, maintain, and improve mental health status in accordance with practice policies and scope of practice, including:
  2. assessment of physicals, emotional, and developmental status of the individual and family;
  3. analysis of health behavior related to personality, lifestyle, and culture;
  4. prescriptive treatment of health problems as defined by nurse practitioner act;
  5. counseling and client advocacy;
  6. provides health education to clients, clinic staff, and community organizations;
  7. performs assessment of the environmental status of the community and its impact on health.
  8. Obtains patient histories and develops patient care charts, ensuring completeness and accuracy.
  9. Supervises and/or coordinates the activities of patient care and/or support staff.
  10. Works in collaboration and/or coordination with other healthcare providers within the clinic team and community agencies to provide comprehensive client care.
  11. In coordination with other clinic staff, maintains system of quality assessment and assurance in accordance with quality assurance plan.
  12. Participates in program planning, development, implementation and evaluation relating to specific job, clinic, and program functions.
  13. Participates in a continuing education program designed by the nurse practitioner and approved by the Medical Director.
  14. Participates in staff meetings, conferences, and in-service training and continuing education.
  15. Participates in recruitment, interviewing and performance evaluations of clinical personnel.
  16. Performs administrative duties, including: community outreach and education, staffing, attending behavioral health meetings, acting as intermediary between other agencies, and goal setting/monitoring of progress.
  17. Participates in peer review.
  18. Maintains standards of care as described in Principles of Practice, protocols, and Scope of Practice as approved by the State of Idaho Board of Nursing and the American Medical Association.
  19. May participate in planning programs and in developing specific health policies and procedures.
  20. Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
  21. Participates in QA/QI activities.
  22. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  23. Performs other related functions as required for clinic operations.
  24. Attends meetings.
  25. Meets with behavioral health lead to monitor functioning of department.

20. Negotiates and collaborates with PSR agencies.

21. Monthly staffing with PSR agencies.

22. Heritage Health outreach.

23. Monthly staffing with counselors; bimonthly meetings with KBH and Region One Mental Health.

24. Heritage Health staff have an active role in our Patient Centered Medical Home model of care. This role is designated as part of the Heritage Health PCMH Care Team.

25. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position.

26. Participates in evaluations of behavioral health staff.


Heritage Health enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe working environment. Each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements, participating in emergency response tasks as requested, and serving on safety committees and teams as requested. In addition, employees must accept the responsibility for maintaining the safety of themselves and others by adhering to all written and verbal instructions, promptly reporting and/or correcting all hazards or unsafe conditions and providing feedback to supervisors and management on all safety issues.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

Required to stand, sit, and be mobile one-third to two-thirds of the time. They are required to use hands to finger, handle or feel over two-thirds of the time; while reaching with hands and arms occurs one-third of the day. Climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling or crouching occur less than one-third of the time. Communicating by talking / hearing occurs over two-thirds of the day. Amount of time spent lifting or exerting force is about 50% for up to 10 pounds and less than one-third of the time up to 25 – 40 pounds. Rarely is there a need to lift more than 41 pounds. Must be able to manage efficient keyboard use, hear, see, speak and read.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to solve complex practical problems
  • Positive interpersonal, communication & persuasion skills over the phone, computer & in person
  • Must be able to simultaneously manage several objectives and assign priorities
  • Deal with a wide variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines with a strong organization skill set for easy retrieval of information and to ensure competent closure of issues
  • Ability to work overtime as needed, maintain alertness & meet the controlled substance policy.
  • Good judgment and sound decision making and conflict management skills to inspire confidence from the customer
  • Manage complex analysis and use deductive reasoning

Working Conditions:

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment in a clinic. Work may be demanding and chaotic at times. Exposed to patient population that will present a variety of contagious diseases, physical injuries, and emotional states of mind.

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