Psychiatric Family Nurse Practitioner

--Washoe Tribe Health Center--

Position Title

Psychiatric Family Nurse Practitioner

Job Type





E20 (122377.32 - 203962.2)


Clinic Behavioral Health


Position Summary

Under direct supervision the Psychiatric Family Nurse Practitioner is responsible for performing advance practice sessions within the scope of his/her license and training. Provides services consistent with the stated goals of assisting community members maintain or increase their level of mental health by various medical practices or routines. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Advanced Practice Nursing, preferably Family Practice, current license (RN and APN) to practice as an Advance Practice Nurse in the State of Nevada and certification as an Advance Practice Nurse from ANA or ANC certification agencies are required.

  • Psychiatry specialty training and designation.

  • Preference will be given to Native Americans.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Conducts comprehensive history and physical examinations. Assess, diagnose and treat individuals or families with psychiatric disorders and identify risk factors for such disorders.

  • Works collaboratively with the treatment teams to provide patient assessment and diagnosis, formulate treatment plans, prescribe medications, order laboratory tests, interpret tests results, provide patient education, prepare medical records and refer patients for inpatient care in accordance with the statues, regulation and protocols regulating the profession.

  • Provides Psychiatric Evaluation and follow up visits

  • Orders, performs and interprets laboratory tests as follows: Laboratory study, x-ray, CT, ultrasound, and MRI.

  • Performs invasive procedures after successfully completing the didactic, instructional, and performance criteria for competence.

  • Sets-up plan-of-care with the supervising physician evaluating all procedures.

  • Prescribes medications/IHS Formulary according to the following protocol:

  • Commonly prescribed drugs: Formulary – NP will prescribe.

  • Over-the-counter medications: NP will prescribe.

  • Commonly prescribed drugs: Non-Formulary: NP will need pharmacy protocol adherence.

  • Controlled substances: NP will prescribe subject to countersigning by supervising physician.

  • Psychotropic medications: NP will prescribe with consultation and co-signature of supervising physician as well as referral to Behavioral Health Unit.

  • Provides psychiatric health services, education, limited counseling, and emotional support.

  • Refers patients to appropriate physicians and consults.

  • Functions under the auspices of the primary care physician in accordance with the Nurse Practitioner Certification Act.

  • Turns over the medical management of unstable patients or designate alternative physician to the primary care physician.

  • Discusses therapeutic measures with the primary care physician.

  • Consults in person or by telephone with the primary care physician or designated alternative physician.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.

  • Knowledge of records management procedures.

  • Knowledge of a Tribal community clinical setting or demonstrates the ability to be sensitive to and work with American Indians.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of modern medicine.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and regulations including established professional standards.

  • Ability to plan and conduct a medical service and health program for clinic patients.

  • Ability to instruct patients in medical care.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and other personnel.

  • Ability to make decisions.

  • Ability to plan and organize.

  • Ability to analyze and problem-solve.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; occasionally is required to operate a motor vehicle; stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in a clinical setting with a moderate noise level.

  • The Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California requires a background check of each new hire for employment purposes. Therefore, all conditionally offered positions will be subject to the following:

  • Negative alcohol and drug screen

  • Meet requirements of Public Law 101-630

  • Obtain or possess a valid driver’s license for either the State of Nevada or California within 30 days

  • Must be insurable under the Washoe Tribe’s driving policy