Physician or ARNP - Psychiatry (On-Call)

MultiCare Health System
Seattle, Washington
Closing date
Aug 4, 2023

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Per Diem
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Navos is seeking a per diem Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. The ARNP/MD is responsible for providing routine medical care in a 60-bed psychiatric inpatient facility, with predominantly involuntary admissions. The ARNP/MD conducts complete medical examinations, diagnoses medical conditions, initiated medical treatment for routine problems, and refers patients to other care providers for medical problems that cannot be treated at the Facility. The ARNP would consult with the physician as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

  • Performs routine history and physicals for new admissions.
  • Manages patients with chronic medical illnesses and evaluates patients for acute complaints.
  • Works directly within and interdisciplinary team, which includes staff psychiatrists, the medical physician, RN’s, LPN’s and mental health specialists.
  • Accurately dictates H & P’s, and appropriately documents other medical care given.
  • Makes appropriate clinical decisions based on abnormal lab values and refers patient to a specialist as needed for non-routine care.
  • Understands when consultation with a physician is appropriate based on medical complexity and other factors.
  • Provides safe, efficient and quality care to all of the clients
  • Supports a system-wide understanding of trauma prevalence, impact and trauma informed care.
  • Fosters healing, hopeful, honest and trusting relationships for consumers and employees; Values consumer voice, choice and self-advocacy.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to cultural competence.
  • Promotes a safe, calm and secure environment with supportive care and family-driven services that are trauma specific and promote recovery and wellness.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Follows organization infection control policies and procedures. At risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens.
Position Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Experience providing medical care in family practice, geriatric and young adult populations.
  • Experience working with mentally ill populations preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of psychotropic medications, their administration, and the assessment and treatment of side effects.
  • Ability to provide educational supervision and case consultation.
  • A knowledge of theories of human behavior, personality development, and psychological and physical causes of mental disorders; understanding of principles and methods of intervention.
  • Familiarity with rules, regulations and professional standards governing the treatment of mentally ill clients.
  • Interested and able to provide care for a chronic population with multiple medical and psychiatric problems.
  • Skilled and knowledgeable regarding treat of routine medical problems, able to recognize non-routine problems and refer for appropriate treatment.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting, according respect to others based on knowledge and experience, as well as discipline.
  • Ability to tolerate the stress of a busy inpatient psychiatric care setting.
  • Ability to interact with consumers with sensitivity, tact and respect; as well as firmness, when necessary.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters.
Education and/or Experience:

Advanced Nursing Degree and prior work experience in psychiatric settings is preferred. Experience with both acutely and chronicle mentally ill adults preferred. Must have current, thorough familiarity with psychotropic medications, their prescribing, administration, and appropriate monitoring, including the assessment and management of potential side effects.

Physician applicants must possess and maintain a current unrestricted WA state medical license, as well as current federal DEA/NPI licenses.

Completion of an APA- approved residency in Psychiatry- MD in good standing.
Must be Board Eligible or Board Certified in Psychiatry.

4 plus years of direct patient care in the treatment of severely and persistently mentally ill clients or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:

Must possess a Washington State MD/DO and/or RN & NP license, as well as current federal DEA/NPI licenses, active Medicare provider status and ongoing Board Certification.

For more information and a complete opportunity overview, please email Kate Loos at

To learn more about Navos please visit

Additional Information:

At Navos, we offer a healing home for children, young people and adults who are vulnerable to mental illness and substance use disorders. The mission of Navos is to improve the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness by providing a broad continuum of trauma informed care with a focus on recovery and resilience. Navos responds to the needs of people with mental illness in King County. Services are targeted to those who live at or near poverty, often as a result of their mental illness. Navos is committed to embracing equity and inclusiveness in everything we do. Our efforts are intentional, deliberate, and a fundamental part of the everyday expectation for working at Navos.

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