Valley Community Health Centers
April 4, 2016
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JOB SUMMARY: Individuals assigned to positions in this class are responsible for providing psychiatric/mental health care. The Board of Nursing requires that the PMH-APRN perform duties according to the national standards for advance practice registered nurses.


  1. Support the mission, vision and philosophy of VCHC as evidenced by compliance with all organizational policies and procedures.
  2. Supports all functions that attain and maintain compliance with regulatory or funding agencies.
  3. Supports and facilitates positive interaction with others as evidenced by: professional maturity, respect for others, a team-centered approach, maintenance of confidential information and an appreciation of a variety of view points and diversity in the workplace.
  4. Exhibits effective communication skills, including proper use of agency communication systems.
  5. Participates in appropriate professional development programs to attain and maintain role competency.
  6. Supports the strategic plan of VCHC as evidenced by a working knowledge of the plan and participation in completing elements of the plan.
  7. Support the business and clinical plans of VCHC as evidenced by a working knowledge of the plan and participation in completing elements of the plan.


  • Conduct psychiatric evaluations.
  • Construct psychiatric and medical histories.
  • Determine priority of psychiatric and medical treatment.
  • Initiate psychiatric treatment including prescriptions for medication.
  • Order and perform laboratory tests.
  • Provide preventative mental health care and education.
  • Provide individual supportive and crisis related counseling or intervention.
  • May be required to perform related administrative duties.
  • Provide written documentation of treatment service.
  • Provide consultative service to other staff.
  • May provide limited supervision of other personnel.
  • May be required to perform various other duties commonly assigned to positions at this level and within the scope of practice for a PMH-APRN.
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