Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

    Job Location US-WA-Auburn
    # of Openings
    Closing Date
    Open Until Filled
    Job Status
    Pay Grade
    Hiring Manager Title
    Mental Health Manager

    The Psychiatric Mental Nurse Practitioner will provide comprehensive psychiatric outpatient services to youth and adult clients of the Muckleshoot Behavioral Health Program.  Services will include (but are not limited to) psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment coordination, individual and family therapy, medication management, consultation, and documentation of treatment activities.


    1. Provides psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment planning for Muckleshoot Behavioral Health clients.
    2. Provides psychiatric consultation, writing prescriptions, medical screenings and other medication management duties.
    3. Provides individual, family, and group therapy. Maintains a caseload of clients.  Refers clients to other treatment resources in the community as appropriate:  e. inpatient treatment, chemical dependency services, medical, MCFS, DSHS, etc.
    4. Documents all client contacts and provision of services.
    5. Maintains confidentiality in regards to all client information and follows HIPAA policies and procedures.
    6. Assists with clinical consultations; coordinates with other medical providers and staff; and participates in the implementation of medical and staff training activities.
    7. Functions as a member of a team in coordinating mental health interventions with other Behavioral Health staff, providing internal and external consultation and case management for assigned clients, as needed.
    8. Follows all applicable laws and regulations governing medical and psychiatric treatment in Washington State. Follows all related Federal, State, County, and Tribal requirements, including Muckleshoot Health Division Policies and Procedures.
    9. Reports suspected child or elder abuse, domestic violence and threats of harm to the appropriate authorities/agencies. Collaborates with CPS, MCFS, and local law enforcement to ensure safety of affected family members.
    10. Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well-being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.


    • Graduate of an Accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
    • Licensed in the state of WA as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or eligible for licensure in Washington, with maintenance of continuing education requirements
    • Current DEA, NPI & prescriptive authority
    • Four (4) years of Psychiatric Clinical Experience


    Knowledge of:

    • Psychiatric treatment, evidenced based modalities, trauma informed care, intergenerational trauma, and addiction. Applicable laws and regulations governing psychiatric treatment in Washington State.
    • Confidentiality regulations including HIPAA.
    • Native American culture and how culture pertains to effective treatment.

    Skill in: 

    • Communicating in both oral and written forms.
    • Ability to give oral presentations effectively and facilitate various meetings.
    • Ability to provide clinical consultations for staff.
    • Conflict resolution and remaining calm during crises.
    • Clinical documentation including assessments, progress notes, treatment plans, crisis plans, screening tools, and all other required paperwork within the psychiatry field.
    • Collaborating with multiple systems and wrap-around teams for effective client care.
    • Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills in working with staff, providers, and clients.


    The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this class. Work is performed mostly in a clinic setting.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to talk, see and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, walk, bend, balance, crouch, kneel, reach and twist; and frequently use both hands to finger, handle, or feel objects including medical instruments, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift, move, push/pull and/or carry up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and far acuity and the ability to adjust focus. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.


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