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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: Psychiatric Registered Nurse
Salary: $40347.84 Annually

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Provide direct and indirect services to patients. Respond to patient inquiries/issues by telephone and communicate with medical provider. Document verbal orders from medical provider. Document all patient interactions. Communicate with lab, pharmacies, and other health care providers. Provide medication for patients through pharmacy refills, samples, PAP, or other means. Provide direct services to patients through refill appointments, vital signs, provider referral, or urgent care needs.  Assist medical providers in patient care or coordination.

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:

Assess and triage telephone patient telephone calls and drop in visits or appointments from patients of assigned medical providers for psychiatric and medical issues

  • Monitor signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Monitor and encourage medication compliance
  • Monitor and assess for efficacy of prescribed medications
  • Monitor and assess for side effects of prescribed medications
  • Assess needs and communicate with medical provider
  • Provide education to patients regarding medications, mental health issues or other medical questions
  • Attend refill appointments (NSNAP) for assigned patients, as needed
  • Monitor vital signs, as needed
  • Provide crisis management, as needed

Document in the EHR all patient interactions and activities

  • Document all telephone calls with patients, including response to patient issue
  • Document interaction/directions with medical provider or other staff members
  • Document all refills in EHR and in electronic prescribing system
  • Document all samples, PAP, vouchers and other medications provided to patients   
  • Document all contact regarding patient from outside entities

Coordinate patient care

  • Work medical provider orders as directed
  • Order/Enter lab and give patient instructions
  • Contact with pharmacies to coordinate or ascertain appropriateness of refills
  • Utilize electronic prescribing system, or other means, to refill medication
  • Coordinate care with outside agencies: group homes, substance abuse treatment centers, nursing homes, medical offices, hospitals, etc.
  • Enter discharge orders into the EHR
  • Provide medication, as needed, for hospital discharges
  • Communicate, as needed, with family members, case managers, therapists, or other care partners



Adaptability:  Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities, approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly; focusing on being part of the solution.

Communication:  Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills. Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through the appropriate methods.  Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely.

Customer Focus:  Makes patients and other customers and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind and strives for continuous improvement in services. Gains patient trust and respect; meets or exceeds patient and other customer expectations.

Decision-Making/Problem Solving:  Makes timely sound, well-informed, objective and appropriate decisions, using experience, knowledge, and education. Set priorities and act accordingly.

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


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  High school diploma or equivalent. Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.

Years of Experience:  1-2 years

License, certifications, etc…  Registered Nurse in the State of Kansas.  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

Educational Requirements:  Graduate from an accredited school of nursing to obtain a BSN degree

Years of Experience:  1-2 years of work in the mental health or substance use treatment fields


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:

KBI & DCF background checks, Driver's License Screen, Pre-employment urine drug screen



Electronic charting, email and internet,  phone and voicemail


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  1919 N Amidon

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: 20003176

Open Date: 3/19/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 4/19/2019 11:59:59 PM