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Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Job: 117347

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Facility: Kern County AES Center

Type: Full-Time

Shift: Day 8 hour

Recruiter: Kerry Nichols


Why Wellpath

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”




About this role

Our Psychiatric ARNP works under the supervision of the Staff Psychiatrist in accordance with established The Company policy and procedure as well as within state guidelines; maintains documentation required by state or facility guidelines to demonstrate compliance with supervision requirements; provides psychiatric consultation, diagnostic and treatment services to the identified resident population, including medication management and crisis intervention services

What you bring to the table


  • Graduation from an accredited nursing school.


  • Two (2) years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner.
  • Experience in a residential healthcare institution preferred. 


  • Certification and licensure as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the state of CA, as recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Adult PMHNP certification.
  • Must maintain CPR certification, and any other certifications (such as First Aid) required by contract.

What you will do

  1. Provides comprehensive assessment, plan development, implementation of plan of care and evaluation of effectiveness of interventions with revisions as necessary.
  2. Initiate, monitors, alters medications and treatments according to approved protocols. Demonstrates thorough understanding of all requirements and practice standards relating to the prescription, administration of medications including compliance with organization policy and procedures, documentation, requirements, medication education.
  3. Monitors medication and initiates appropriate therapies for certain conditions and changes medications according to variations in a resident’s response within established protocols.
  4. Observes and differentiates between signs and symptoms associated with normal human physiology and those indicative of pathological changes.
  5. Documents all relevant resident care issues in residents’ progress notes and treatment plan. 
  6. Includes the use of seclusion and restraint and alternative interventions, documentation requirements, disaster and fire procedures, infection control, risk management.
  7. Is sensitive to cultural diversity issues, treats residents as an individual, and considers the culture of the residents when providing care and treatment.
  8. Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with/sensitive to the age and life span developmental needs of each resident.
  9. Participates in psychiatric on-call schedule if on-call services are required
  10. Ensures progress note and treatment plan documentation is in specified format, problem oriented, and is legible
  11. Ensures all documentation is dated, timed, legible, problem oriented and signed
  12. Adheres to the established formulary for therapeutic regimens before using non-formulary medications.
  13. Assumes responsibility and accountability for his/her individual judgments and actions.
  14. Provides input into AES Center committees such as Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Quality Improvement, Resident Care Management, Mental Health Treatment Team, as requested by Staff Psychiatrist.
  15. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
  16. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  17. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
  18. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  19. Perform other duties as assigned.


EOE Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Our investment in you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
  • Time off & leave benefits
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental benefits
  • Perks and discounts
  • And more available here
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