CHIEF BLACKBIRD CENTER                                      P.O. BOX 39                                              ODANAH, WI 54861

Job Title: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Department: Clinic

Hourly Rate: Negotiable, DOQ

Exempt: Yes

Supervisor: Clinic Administrator, Medical Director/Psychiatrist


The psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides treatment for patients with psychiatric illnesses and substance use disorders along the lifespan in an outpatient setting. Treatment includes assessing, planning, implementing, and coordinating care among a multi-disciplinary team. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner practices under the supervision of a psychiatrist and will be part of the Medication Assisted Treatment program and multidisciplinary team.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

  • Performs mental health assessments, diagnoses, treatment plans, medication management, and evaluation of patient progress.
  • Case management
  • Prescribes medications, reports adverse findings to collaborating/attending physician and refers appropriately for consultation or specialty services.
  • Conducts therapy, medication assessments, and crisis response to new and existing clients.
  • Provides consultation and education to staff, caregivers and clients as it is relative to the treatment and medication needs of the clients.
  • Maintains documentation of services including service plans, progress notes, medication informed consent, treatment plan reviews and other required information in compliance with agency and third-party compliance standards.
  • Receives medical supervision from BRHWC Medical Director.
  • Manages difficult or emotional client situations, responds promptly to client needs.
  • Meets client and organizational commitments daily.
  • Adheres to state and federal confidentiality laws and regulations, including HIPAA.
  • Maintains the highest ethical and moral standards in professional practice and interactions.
  • Work effectively with individuals and families to assist them in solving physical, mental, and social problems, with members of the health team and other allied professionals.
  • Keep records and provide reports as needed for grant compliance.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities.
  • Participates in conferences, staff meetings, seminars, and in-service training or teaching programs.
  • Maintain contact and working relationship with supervising psychiatrist.
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in client interactions and support programmatic cultural activities.
  • Completes all other duties as assigned by the supervisor consistent with the responsibilities of the position and licensure.
  • Demonstrates appropriate medical coding and documentation to facilitate the billing process.

Qualification Requirements:

Fluency in documenting in an electronic health record.

Ability to respond to crisis and difficult client situations with professionalism and tact. Reacts well under pressure.



Education and/or Experience:

Required: A Bachelor’s degree in nursing with WI RN license. Master of Science degree in Nursing. Certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner or possession of a State waiver of equivalency. Current license as an Advanced Nurse Practice Prescriber in the state of WI. If candidate is not licensed in WI, he/she will be given 3 months from hire to obtain license. At least 3 to 5 years clinical experience as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner preferred. Must have waiver training to prescribe suboxone or be willing to take training soon after hire.


Other Skills and Abilities:


CPR certification. Excellent computer skills in general.

Comprehensive knowledge of psychotropic medications and nursing protocols relevant to community psychiatric nursing.

Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of clinical assessment, common health problems, mental health, clinical consultation, continuity of patient care and the community aspects of health services.

Working knowledge of legal aspects of nursing with respect of programs and how the laws relate to patient care.


Background Check:

This position is contingent on ability to pass background check. Driver check required to meet eligibility for tribal insurance.


Language Skills:

Excellent communication skills; written, verbal and public speaking.


Reasoning Ability:

Above average critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Analytical skills: able to synthesize complex and diverse information, collect data and do research, use intuition and experience to compliment data


Physical Demands:

Must be physically able to perform all job duties. Walking, standing, bending, stooping and occasional lifting up to 25lbs and/or carrying for short distances. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment: 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. Subject to inside and outside conditions. Noise level is moderate.


Drug-Free Workplace in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River Tribe’s Employee Policy & Procedures Handbook. Indian Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s Preference Policy.


Opens: April 25, 2019

Closes: May 9, 2019 @4:30pm