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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: PT Psychiatric ARPN - Benefited
Salary: $0 

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Clinical positions working under established protocols to provide highly skilled care to mental health consumers by formulating diagnostic impressions, providing ongoing care of established patients and providing medication when appropriate.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.  Employee must be able to complete complex tasks by applying standard office policies, authorized instructions, and past precedents to achieve a desired outcome. Employee must quickly recognize emergency or sensitive situations and take appropriate action. Critical decision making and the ability to think through the consequences of a decision are essential in this position.


Essential Job Functions:

Assessment and treatment of patients with mental disorders to include diagnosis and medication management

  • Conducts medication evaluations
  • Conducts medication review follow ups
  • Determines and/or verifies the patients’ mental health diagnosis
  • Prescribes psychotropic medications to patients if needed
  • Makes referrals to other COMCARE mental health services if warranted
  • Orders and reviews lab tests and follows up on any abnormal results
  • Monitors pertinent vital signs
  • Participates in an “on call” rotation

Completes documentation of pertinent activities in a timely and thorough manner

  • Completes a medication evaluation note or a medication review follow up note for every patient seen
  • Completes the documentation within the agency standard of forty eight hours from the date seen
  • Completes letters and other reports related to patient care as needed
  • Documents any medications prescribed or dispensed to patients
  • Documents the outcomes for  patients of medications prescribed including side effects or benefits

Overall job performance

  • Adheres to COMCARE/Sedgwick County Organizational Policies, Code of Conduct and County Values
  • Meets medical staff productivity standards
  • Demonstrates dependability through appropriate use of leave time and showing up to work on time
  • Maintains knowledge of psychiatric evaluation and treatment
  • Maintains appropriate licensure
  • Demonstrates  good communication and collaboration with other mental health and medical providers



Accountability:  Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.

Adaptability:  Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly; focusing on being part of the solution.

Analytical Thinking:  Works systematically and logically to resolve problems, identify causation and anticipate unexpected results.  Manages issues by drawing on own experience and knowledge and calls on other resources as necessary.

Customer Focus/Client Orientation:  Makes patients and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; makes a conscious effort to include diversity of input in all decisions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of patients; acts with patients in mind and strives for continuous improvement in service delivery. Gains patient trust and respect; meets or exceeds patient expectations.

Dependability:  Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:   Masters of Science in Nursing Degree from an accredited College or University with an emphasis in Psychiatric/Mental Health.

Years of Experience:  Five years or more nursing experience

License, certifications, etc…  Current license to practice as a Registered nurse in the State of Kansas. Certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.  Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy.  Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens.  Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.

Preferred Qualifications

Years of Experience:    Five years or more nursing experience with significant experience working with the SPMI/SED population in a clinical setting coordinating psychopharmacological treatment, providing direct clinical services or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies.

License, certifications, etc…Certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, CNS in Psychiatric/Mental Health by the State Board of Nursing, Certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist by the American Nurses Association desired.


Physical Requirements of Position:

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.


Testing/Screening Requested:

• Background checks including but not limited to KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry • Motor vehicle screens • Urine drug screen



Candidates must have basic computer or intermediate skills in word processing and email software, must be able to learn complex software related to an electronic medical record.


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. AND call duties

Location of work:  COMCARE

May work in adverse conditions.  Fast-paced environment and may occasionally work with combative emotional consumers.


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20003507

Open Date: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 3/28/2019 11:59:59 PM