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Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - APRN)

Johnson County Government
USD $50.61/Hr.-USD $75.91/Hr.
United States, Kansas, Olathe
111 South Cherry Street (Show on map)
Jun 17, 2024

Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - APRN)



Healthcare, Welfare, and Social Services

Benefits Category
Full Time - Regular (Full Benefits)


Salary Min
USD $50.61/Hr.

Salary Max
USD $75.91/Hr.

Organizational Unit
Mental Health

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday 8a-5p, on-call work may be required

Driving Status
Intermediate (5%-25%)


A career with Johnson County Government is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to serve a diverse and expanding community in meaningful ways. We challenge ourselves to be a different kind of government because we care deeply about our community and each other. Committed to our shared values, we provide excellent public service, seeking always to improve ourselves and our organization. We offer wonderful benefits, retirement plans, wellness incentives, a great organizational culture, and much more! If you're searching for something more than just a job, something akin to a calling, then consider the challenge and opportunity of being a member of Johnson County Government! Johnson County Mental Health Center is seeking a full-time Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - APRN). This position works in our outpatient facility in Olathe. This posting will remain open until position is filled.

Job Description

Job duties includes:

    Conducts evaluations of clients by performing individual histories, assessments, and diagnostic evaluations determining the need for medication(s) and other diagnostic investigations; determines the most appropriate intervention, treatment, or procedure.
  • Develops treatment plans; participates in case conferences and consults with physicians, clinicians, other professional staff, clients, and families as necessary and coordinates with other service providers in developing, monitoring, and adjusting a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan.
  • Prescribes medication under protocol; administers approved treatment and medication as directed; orders and/or performs laboratory and screening tests in accordance with approved protocols. Provides and evaluates patient care according to protocols and quality assurance criteria; Reviews and prepares protocols for approval by physician staff.
  • Performs crisis intervention as required; assists clinical staff in mitigating crisis situations; recommends and administers medication to patients in crisis situations. Evaluates patients for voluntary and involuntary commitment; signs commitment for clients requiring hospitalization.
  • Provides ongoing review, assessment, and medical management of patients; performs regular and emergent follow-up assessments; supervises assessments and medication reviews by nursing staff, as appropriate; educates the patient and /or parent/guardian about the identified illness, potential benefits/risks of recommended and alternative treatment modalities, and prognosis; monitors outcomes, needs for revision of diagnosis and/or medication regime and works with other staff to coordinate services.
  • Completes documentation for all direct services provided; prepares other documentation and reviews, approves, revises, and provides signatory responsibility for various client related documents prepared by other staff. Provides consultation to non-medical and interdisciplinary professional staff, as necessary, concerning patients for whom the practitioner carries responsibility; provides consultation regarding patients with complex or unique needs; provides professional education and training to other staff.

Job Requirements

Minimum Job Requirements:

Master's degree in Nursing or relevant medical field and licensure in the State of Kansas as a Nurse Practitioner (APRN); valid Driver's License with an acceptable driving record; and one year experience prescribing in an outpatient clinic, in a Community Mental Health setting, or relevant experience are required.

Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions. Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.

Preferred Job Requirements:

Certification in a Psychiatric Specialty is preferred.

Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions:

Excessive standing and/or walking: 40%.

Lifting: varies by assignment.

Exposure to hazardous materials (bodily fluids).

Within sixty (60) days of hire, employees (select DHE and EMS positions) must produce proof of immunization, proof of immunity, proof that immunization is medically contraindicated, submit a written objection to immunization based upon a sincerely held religious belief, or receive vaccination for the following: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR); Tetanus Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis (TDAP); and Varicella (Chickenpox).

All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments in a declared emergency situation.