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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, United States
1 day ago



Under general supervision from the Director of Psychiatry, provides preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic health care services to members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC). FLSA Status: Exempt. 

Essential Functions:  Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics.  This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.



1.  Direct and Indirect Psychiatric Care:  Provides psychiatric evaluations and treatment for patients of all ages presenting with symptoms of mental illness.   

  • Provides on-going direct psychiatric care at various community sites to patients of all ages, abiding by the highest standards in clinical treatment to patients and their families.
  • Determines diagnoses, develops care plans, and prescribes medications as allowable.
  • Carefully documents history, all findings, treatments and education provided in accordance with current medical practice standards and HIPPAA.


2.  Has an expanded scope of practice within the psychiatric and mental health specialty that includes assessing patients, synthesizing and analyzing data and understanding and applying principles of health care at an advanced level.

  • Managing the physical and psychosocial health status of patients
  • Analyzing multiple sources of data, identifying alternative possibilities as to the nature of a health care problem and selecting, implementing and evaluating appropriate treatment.
  • Making independent decisions in solving complex patient care problems.
  • Monitors patient treatment progress through regular medication reviews.
  • Consults with other mental health, health care and traditional providers to ensure continuity of care and best possible patient outcomes.


3.  Interprets results of laboratory, x-ray and other tests.

  • Diagnoses and treats illnesses within current professional standards for Nurse Practitioners, conferring with primary care Physicians and specialists as needed.
  • Initiates actions for further tests and procedures as needed.


4.  Distinguishes between normal and abnormal findings to recognize various stages of serious physical, emotional or mental problems.

  • Observes appropriate medical practices applied to stabilize chronically ill persons.
  • Adjusts treatment within established standards of practice.
  • Refers difficult or complicated cases to physicians or other health care providers as appropriate.
  • Confers with, and informs, primary care physicians and specialists as needed to provide quality patient care.


5. Writes prescriptions for medications within Nurse Practitioner's scope of practice and as allowed by licensing board.

  • Instructs patients in the proper use of medications and possible side effects.
  • Monitors medication administration for reactions and side effects in accordance with pharmaceutical information and medical history.


6.  Provides education to patients concerning their illnesses, ways to maintain and/or improve their health and researches responses to questions from patients.


7.  Is able to identify an emergency medical situation and activates the Emergency Response system in a timely manner.


8. Maintains records and reports on patients, program activities and status and other required information for use in program operation, quality assurance and other purposes.

  • May delegate appropriate components of nursing regimen and clerical regimen to allied personnel to improve clinic operation.


9.  Maintains knowledge and proficiency in medical practices through continuing education.

  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and staff in-service education.
  • Participates in, and conducts, studies relevant to health care needs of patients.
  • May serve in a teaching capacity in the development of other health care workers.


10.  Plans and participates with other professionals and agencies involved in providing services to families and, where appropriate, coordinates health care and services required to include immunization and disease contact, environmental health and health education.


11.  Administrative Duties: Stays up-to-date on current and emerging issues, technologies and research in the areas of mental health and substance abuse that affect the SRPMIC.

  • Obtains Continuing Medical Education credits (CMEs) required for Arizona licensure and Board certification.
  • Maintains privileges at Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC).
  • Ensures accurate and timely data entry of patient information in “RPMS” (Indian Health Service data system), “MAISE” (SRPMIC/HHS data system) and any other systems required for patient care or billing. 
  • Maintains an active DEA registration. 
  • Prepares and submits reports as required.


12.  Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Director of Psychiatry, Assistant HHS Director or HHS Director.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of specialized psychiatric clinical care practices for adults and children.
  • Knowledge of disease processes and co-morbidities common in Indian communities.   
  • Knowledge of chemical dependency issues in Indian families, adults and children.
  • Knowledge of mental health issues in Indian families, adults and children.
  • Knowledge of Type II diabetes and its interaction with substance abuse and mental health issues.
  • Knowledge of epidemiology, statistics and research methodologies.
  • Knowledge of public health problems and practices.
  • Knowledge of health benefits and health care coverage.
  • Knowledge of the Indian Health Service and all other sources of care for American Indians. 
  • Knowledge of health education methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of principles of patient-centered and family-centered care.
  • Knowledge of resources within and outside the Community.
  • Knowledge of history and culture of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and Tribal Laws, rules, customs and traditions.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging pharmaceutical therapies.
  • Knowledge of emerging psychiatric and mental health care therapies.


  • Skill working with Native American patients and families.
  • Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with health care providers, resource agencies, Tribal officials, staff, patients, families and members of the Community.
  • Skill identifying health care systems issues, especially in the area of mental health and substance abuse.
  • Skill developing policies and procedures.
  • Skill in diagnosis.
  • Skill in applying varied interventions with individuals/families in crisis
  • Skill working within various community settings, including community ambulatory clinics, other satellite community health care settings and corrections facilities.
  • Skill presenting findings in court.


  • Ability to heal and comfort.
  • Ability to work with all patients of all ages.
  • Ability to work as part of a behavioral health team.
  • Ability to work within a community setting utilizing all resources.
  • Ability to plan for the short and long-term.
  • Ability to work effectively with health care providers, resource agencies, Tribal officials, staff (professional and paraprofessional), patients, families and members of the Community.
  • Ability to provide psychiatric and mental health care within scope of practice and license.


Education:  A Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university (a National League of Nursing, NLN, or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, CCNE accredited institution) and current registration as a professional Nurse Practitioner in the State of Arizona.

  • A Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university and current registration as a professional Nurse Practitioner in the State of Arizona with content in psychiatry and mental health program of studies for Nurse Practitioner is highly preferred.
  • Must maintain current certification and/or licensure appropriate to Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner including national certification (ANCC or AANP) and pursue a minimum of 10 hours annually of related continuing education credits.
  • Prescription privileges certificate from the State of Arizona, registered independent DEA member required.

Experience:  Two (2) or more years of experience as registered professional Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner required.

  • Prefer knowledge of Pima and Maricopa language.

Equivalency:  Any equivalent combination of education and experience that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered.

Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. 

SRPMIC is a mandatory covid vaccine employer.  All employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.  

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate. In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2)  fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources. Documentation must be received by position closing date.

 The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted. Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.


Job Information

  • Job ID: 64168066
  • Location:
    SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, United States
  • Position Title: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Company Name For Job: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
  • Job Function: Psychiatric / Mental Health
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $100,580.00 - $143,328.00 (Yearly Salary)

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