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Psychiatric Registered Nurse - COMCARE

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  COMCARE 

Pay:  This position has been approved for a pay increase from $45,038.00 to $72,027.80 annually, and the new rate of pay will be implemented in October. Individuals hired prior to the implementation will receive a retro payment based on their hire date.  

Work Schedule: M - F, 8a - 5p  


Provide direct and indirect services to patients. Respond to patient inquiries/issues by telephone and communicate with medical provider. Document verbal orders from medical provider. Document all patient interactions. Communicate with lab, pharmacies, and other health care providers. Provide medication for patients through pharmacy refills, samples, PAP, or other means. Provide direct services to patients through refill appointments, vital signs, administering long acting injections, provider referral, or urgent care needs. Assist medical providers in patient care or coordination. Assist in processing prior authorizations required by insurance companies.


Assess and triage telephone patient telephone calls and drop in visits or appointments from patients of assigned medical providers for psychiatric and medical issues

  • Monitor signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Monitor and encourage medication compliance
  • Monitor and assess for efficacy of prescribed medications
  • Monitor and assess for side effects of prescribed medications
  • Assess needs and communicate with medical provider
  • Provide education to patients regarding medications, mental health issues or other medical questions
  • Attend refill appointments (NSNAP) for assigned patients, as needed
  • Monitor vital signs, as needed
  • Provide crisis management, as needed
  • Administer long acting injections


Document in the EHR all patient interactions and activities.

  • Document all telephone calls with patients, including response to patient issue
  • Document interaction/directions with medical provider or other staff members
  • Document all refills in EHR and in electronic prescribing system
  • Document all samples, PAP, vouchers and other medications provided to patients
  • Document all contact regarding patient from outside entities


Coordinate patient care

  • Work medical provider orders as directed
  • Order/Enter lab and give patient instructions
  • Contact with pharmacies to coordinate or ascertain appropriateness of refills
  • Utilize electronic prescribing system, or other means, to refill medication
  • Coordinate care with outside agencies: group homes, substance abuse treatment centers, nursing homes, medical offices, hospitals, etc.
  • Enter discharge orders into the EHR
  • Provide medication, as needed, for hospital discharges
  • Communicate, as needed, with family members, case managers, therapists, or other care partners


Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. One to two years of experience. Registered Nurse in the State of Kansas. Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy. Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens. Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE. In order to comply with the requirements of the federal health care staff COVID-19 vaccination mandate, all employees of COMCARE and the Health Department must be fully vaccinated. All offers of employment are contingent upon submission of vaccination documentation prior to start date. 


Preferred Qualifications : BSN; One to two years of work in the mental health or substance use treatment fields


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita