Employment Opportunity – Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Jan 16th, 2018Comments Off on Employment Opportunity – Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Northwest Neurobehavioral Health (NNH), LLC, located in Meridian, Idaho, and one of Idaho’s largest multidisciplinary community clinics, is currently recruiting a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to provide professional nursing care to patients with mental health diagnosis for Behavioral Health and Recovery Services; to work with clinical and case management staff to coordinate care, and assist in treatment plans for clients.

NNH accepts a wide range of insurances, and insurance panel credentialing is provided along with administrative staff support and office space. Our support staff will help provide scheduling, prior authorization requests, billing, translation services, liaison with managed care, and practice management. Work hours are projected to be 30+ hours a week at an hourly wage that will be determined by the individuals work experience.

Meridian, Idaho is a suburb of the state capitol, Boise. The Boise metropolitan area is dynamic with two Universities, intense college sports programs, historical architecture and landmarks, and low cost of living. Boise is home to the Broncos Stadium, Bogus Basin Ski Resort, the World Center for Birds of Prey, and the Boise National Forest. Music lovers can also enjoy weekly outdoor music festivals during summer months. Year-round entertainment options include Ballet Idaho, symphony, theatrical performances, mountain biking, and hiking. Boise also provides a unique treatment environment, as it is at the center of a vast, medically underserved, rural area.


  • Master’s level or DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) prepared
  • ANCC Board Certification (American Nurses Credentialing Center)
  • Valid Idaho APRN (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse) license
  • Valid Idaho RN (Registered Nurse) license

Knowledge of:

  • Professional nursing principles, procedures, and techniques used in the care and treatment of psychiatric patients
  • Social, psychological, and physical factors of mental and emotional disorders
  • Medical and psychological terminology
  • Medications, including psychotropic drugs, and effects on psychiatric patients
  • Control, preparation and administration of medications
  • State of Idaho laws and regulations for the nursing profession
  • Regulations pertaining to psychiatric nursing and the treatment of the mentally and emotionally disturbed patients
  • Theories, principles, and techniques of group and individual psychotherapy
  • Symptoms and behavior patterns associated with mental illness
  • Medical and psychiatric emergency procedures
  • Basic computer programs

Ability to:

  • Apply professional psychiatric nursing care principles and procedures in the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric patients
  • Develop interpersonal therapeutic relationships with psychiatric patients
  • Keep accurate written charts and electronic records of patient activities and progress
  • Comply with laws, rules, regulations, protocols, and procedures
  • Use professional judgment to ascertain and to apply appropriate intervention techniques with patients in crisis
  • Communicate effectively with a variety of individuals and function calmly in situations, which require a high degree of sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy
  • Provide prompt, efficient, and responsive service
  • Exercise appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information; analyze and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Work in an office environment where interaction with clients will require adaptability when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or potentially dangerous situations. May be subjected to verbal and physical abuse from patients
  • Maintain effective audio, visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, communicating with others, reading and writing, and operating office equipment


  • Conducts intake assessments through interviews with patients and relatives to gather case history
  • Plans and provides nursing care for patients
  • Makes nursing diagnosis of the medical and emotional status of patients and recommends treatment options
  • Consults with psychiatry and other behavioral health staff in designing appropriate treatment plans for clients
  • Prescribes and notes reactions to psychotropic drugs and other medications
  • Arranges further medical attention when necessary
  • Assists the client in understanding the nature of emotional disturbances and accepting the need for treatment
  • Assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and patients
  • Documents all patient information on medical charts and follows physician’s written orders
  • Maintains patient confidentiality
  • Maintains accurate records and documentation of patient treatments, immunizations and laboratory results according to standard medical recordkeeping
  • Performs administrative duties such as filing, answering phones, typing, and completing progress notes in the computer system
  • Provides courteous, high quality service to patients and members of the public by personally responding to requests for service or making appropriate referral


  • NNH is a National Health Service Corp approved site for the HRSA Loan Repayment program
  • There are opportunities to collaborate/consult with other providers within the organization, including speech/language and occupational therapists, counselors, clinical social workers, neuropsychologists, psychologists, and other nurse practitioners
  • While NNH does not hold any official university ties, several clinical staff members at NNH have held, or currently hold adjunct faculty positions at universities in the Boise area, and additional teaching opportunities may be available for future clinicians
  • There are several opportunities to provide educational presentations and workshops to organizations in the community to enhance professional development
  • The position is full-time with 30+ projected hours a week at an hourly rate based on experience. At this time group health insurance is not available through NNH

If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Angela Bonning, Business Operations Manager at 208-955-7335 or email your resume to abonning@nnhidaho.com

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