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Registered Nurse (RN) / Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Float - Mids/Nights (36hrs/wk.) at Kitsap Mental Health Services

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

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Type: Part-Time
Location: Bremerton, Washington

Job Description:

KMHS is Kitsap’s nonprofit, designated community mental health provider for adults with acute and/or chronic serious mental illnesses, and children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. During 2016, KMHS provided services to more than 6,800 children and adults. On WA’s beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, offers easy access to both the pristine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula and the big-city lights and culture of Seattle. We offer competitive salary, benefits & a positive work environment. Inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment services offer evidence-based treatment, using trauma informed care to help people reach their recovery goals. We offer whole person care through mental health and substance use treatment and care management, close care coordination with on-campus and community-based primary care providers, and with partner PCHS, now offer dental care to KMHS clients and the community. Many community partners assure people receive behavioral health care in the right place, in the right way, at the right time. Together we are weaving a web that connects emergency room and hospitals, substance abuse treatment, and primary care providers; creates partnerships for early intervention at home and school, supports multiple law enforcement, jail, and justice endeavors, and works to ensure housing, food, and other social supports together with social service agencies and community collaborations. The Kitsap Mental Health Services community fosters a culture of hope and empowerment through a safe, welcoming environment, compassionate relationships, and a commitment to respecting life experiences. KMHS is a tobacco/smoke-free and scent-free facility

Registered Nurse (RN) / License Practical Nurse (LPN) - Float Adult Inpatient Unit & Crisis Triage Facility (36hrs/wk.)

As a Psychiatric Nurse, you will be responsible for conducting psychiatric assessments; assessing physical health needs; making appropriate referrals to community physicians; providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist; providing a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services; and sharing shift management responsibility with other staff. Go home every day knowing your efforts helped directly serve your community and neighbors!


  • Examine and assess clients upon admission, determine if the client is medically stable in order to provide care within the scope of practice of 24-Hours Services at KMHS.

  • Obtain admission orders from a physician within one hour of admitting, after obtaining pertinent information and initiating treatment orders.

  • Communicate with providers, process their orders, and implement them maintaining the highest level of nursing care.

  • Document client care, medication, and treatment administration. Evaluate, monitor, and document client responses to medication, treatments, progress to mental health goals, and plan of care.

  • Write and implement a nursing care plan upon admit. Review and/or revise every 24 hours. Collaborate with team (ie: Providers, MHP’s, Shift Supervisors, etc…) to establish and obtain pertinent goals.

  • Administer medications and treatment in a safe manner in accordance with standardized nursing guidelines Organize medications for administration as directed by the designated providers.  Dispose of medications according to KMHS protocol. Count and order medication for clients, maintain house stock, and count and document controlled medications per shift.

  • Initiate emergency procedures using technical skills and professional judgment and perform appropriate nursing/medical intervention(s).

  • Obtain provider orders, verify and initiate, including seclusion/restraint orders per WAC 246-337-110.

  • Train, educate, orient, and mentor new nursing staff, on-call nurses, and nursing students.

  • Provide nursing care including interpreting laboratory results, responses to medications, vital signs, and ongoing physical assessment every shift.

  • Delegate the non-nursing tasks to support staff.  Coordinate with the shift supervisor for unit safety and other client needs.

  • Participate in discharge planning, review of treatment goals, assist in client medication educational needs, ordering of discharge medications, etc.

  • Participate in program activities as a team member, to include but not limited to: leading wellness groups, participating with clients on the milieu, or other interactions as needed.

  • Complete nursing notes, physician orders, and other documentation necessary, for quality care in an accurate, timely manner. While meeting agency, statutory, regulatory, statistical, and funding requirements.

Benefits Include

  • Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits

  • 19+ days of PTO and 8 paid holidays your first year

  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative

  • Loan Forgiveness, training, and extensive education available

  • Multiple locations and opportunities close to home

  • Advancement opportunities available within the agency

  • Free Employee Assistance Program and parking

  • Full Time, Part Time and PRN positions along with flexible hours for professional advancement


The grass really is greener on our side of the water!  Come join us on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, where scenic vistas, outdoor activities, and historic towns offer many options for exploration just across Puget Sound from Seattle.  Residents enjoy a peaceful, unhurried, affordable lifestyle, along with the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds. Seattle is a water commute away via “fast ferry” passenger service or the WA State Ferries, and Tacoma is a modest highway drive.  To learn more, check out

Kitsap Mental Health Services (KMHS) is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization filled with compassionate people doing important work. We’ve been transforming lives and our community since 1978, helping our neighbors with mental and behavioral health challenges to achieve healthy, productive lives.  As one of the largest non-profit employers in Kitsap County, our 500+ employees provide a comprehensive range of services to over 6500 children, youth, adults, and families annually.


  • NEW GRADS are welcome to apply.

  • Registered Nurse (RN) or LPN in Washington State.

  • Two years of RN/LPN experience preferred but not mandatory.

  • Two years of experience preferred in mental health.

  • Experience in a psychiatric environment preferred.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.