Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) - Seattle

Employer: Fairfax Behavioral Health
Job Type: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
Location: Kirkland

Job Description:

Fairfax Behavioral Health in Kirkland, WA is seeking a full-time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) to join our specialized team in the treatment of Behavioral Health patients. Fairfax has Acute inpatient and outpatient programs available for both adolescents and adults. The new PMHNP will be rounding in our patients in our inpatient settings with an emphasis on helping our Psychiatrist with weekly med-checks.  The caseload averages 12-16 patients per day. A schedule of 40 hours a week (full-time).  

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide psychiatric medical care under the oversight and in collaboration with the psychiatric physicians.
  • Complete a Psychiatric Admitting Evaluation on newly admitted patient
  • Ensure that appropriate orders and recommendations are made for treatment and psychiatric/medical care following the initial psychiatric/medical evaluation
  • Conduct reviews of patients’ psychiatric/medical status as needed
  • Communicate with families on significant psychiatric/medical issues
  • As directed, ensure that psychiatric rounding occurs on patients throughout their stay at the facility
  • Respond to or give appropriate orders for emergency needs or care of patients in crises as needed
  • Document the patient's medical record each time he/she sees and/or treats a patient and keep progress notes regarding treatment as well as written doctor's orders.
  • Participate as needed in utilization reviews with insurance companies for the benefit of patients and their families
  • Make appropriate discharge recommendations and prescriptions for psychiatric medication needs for each patient at the time of discharge
  • Countersign all telephone orders in the patient record

Job Requirements:

  • PhD or Master’s Degree in Nursing from recognized school of nursing
  • Current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner/APRN in the State of Washington or willingness to obtain licensure in the State of Washington.
  • Board Certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric and Mental Health
  • Current National DEA Certificate

Salary: Based upon experience; Relocation Reimbursement


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance;
  • Life Insurance;
  • Short- and Long-term Disability;
  • Accident Insurance; 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Vacation and Medical Leave;
  • 401(k)Retirement Savings Plan and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

Benefit Highlights: 

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Career development opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries

An option for Independent contractor can also be considered if needed/desired.

To Apply: Interested individuals should apply by visiting Fairfax Behavioral Health - Kirkland 

Our Facility

The patient population we care for is culturally and clinically diverse, creating a stimulating and rewarding workplace. Our strong team environment and mission allow us to provide friendly services that focus on the highest quality patient care. Fairfax compensation and competitive benefits package will support and enhance a lifelong career. The Hospital is conveniently located in Kirkland. The Hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient support services to communities throughout Western Washington.

Kirkland is located just east of Seattle, the Pacific Northwest's largest urban center (metro population 3.25 million), with world-class arts and entertainment, a robust economy and an outstanding school system. The city hugs magnificent Puget Sound and offers magnificent mountain views to the north, east and south. Seattleites are famously fond of the outdoors, fresh seafood and good coffee. The Kirkland Hospital is part of the Fairfax expanding network of facilities that support our continuum of care for Behavioral Health to the greater Seattle area.

Our Mission: The mission of Fairfax Behavioral Health is to provide the highest quality of patient care in response to the behavioral health care needs of our community, by focusing on the experience of our patients and families.