Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Cascade AIDS Project | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 6/06/2023

Job Location: Prism Health - Portland, OR

Position Type: Full Time

Cascade AIDS Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Prism Health is the only nonprofit LGBTQIA+ health center providing comprehensive primary care, behavioral healthcare, and pharmacy services in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, and Idaho). Since opening its doors in 2017, Prism Health has become a model for culturally specific care and now serves over 1,500 patients with a wide range of services, from day-to-day primary care and pharmacy needs to targeted services like gender-affirming care and specialized population health screenings. Prism Health is part of Cascade AIDS Project (CAP NW), the oldest and largest service provider in the Pacific Northwest for people living with HIV/AIDS. Learn more about us at and

CAP is excited to announce that we are hiring an experienced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management in an outpatient setting to patients at our LGBTQ+ primary health care center, Prism Health. Patients may have chemical dependency, emotional or behavioral disturbance and/or other psychiatric diagnoses. The PMHNP works autonomously and in collaboration with various staff to diagnose and manage patients’ mental healthcare. The PMHNP manages, coaches, evaluates, and disciplines employees under their direct supervision. The PMHNP is an integral part of the clinic’s quality committee and will be involved in the preparation and application process for certification as a Federally Qualified Health Center. The PMHNP must be compassionate, self-confident, analytical, personable, and calm under pressure.

This full-time position reports directly to the Director of Behavioral Health and indirectly to the Prism Health Medical Director. The PMHNP is responsible for clinical supervision of support staff, currently including Certified Medical Assistants. This individual will work at Prism Health in SE Portland and may work from home part-time if desired (hybrid schedule). Travel throughout the county and evening and weekend work are occasionally required.

NOTE: This is a management position.

COMPENSATION: $155,000 annually

Successful candidates will have:

  • Strong understanding of issues particularly relevant to LGBTQ+ people
  • Experience working with patients of all ages (pediatric to geriatric)
  • Experience working in an electronic medical record.
  • Exemplary customer service as well as written and verbal communication skills.


CAP is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.

Any non-temporary full-time or part-time employee (working .5FTE or greater) is considered eligible for the benefits below:

Vacation + Leave + Other

  • 16 days of paid vacation (128 hours) each year for the first two years of employment
  • 21 days of paid vacation (168 hours) each year of employment beginning in year three
  • 12 days of paid health leave per year
  • 12.4 paid holidays per year
  • Longevity bonus – two weeks of paid leave on the fourth anniversary, must be used within two years after the date awarded. Additional longevity bonuses are awarded at eight-year and 12-year anniversaries
  • Continue Education Reimbursement
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement (if not assigned a company phone)
  • Pre-Tax Transportation Program


  • 401(k) Plan – CAP matches employee contributions up to 3% of salary, this benefit includes on-call and per diem staff

Health Coverage

  • Flexible Spending Account to set aside employee pre-tax dollars for unreimbursed medical and dependent expenses.
  • Medical and vision insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Kaiser Permanente)
  • Dental insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Lincoln or Willamette Dental)
  • Voluntary supplemental vision insurance (Lincoln)
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP)

Life Insurance + Disability + Family Leave

  • Life Insurance ($100,000) and AD&D insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for the employee (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Long-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Short-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)

Loan Forgiveness Programs – Employees are eligible to apply to the following programs

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Oregon Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program (licensed and unlicensed providers)
  • Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative (SHOI) Program


  • Graduate of an accredited Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program.
  • Oregon licensure as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority.
  • Certification: Member in good standing with the Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Three (3) years in practice as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Three (3) years or more experience in providing psychiatric mental health services in a primary care or community behavioral health setting.
  • Certification in CPR/BLS.
  • Sensitivity to, interest in, and competence in cultural differences, HIV/AIDS, minority health, sexual practices, chemical dependency, and a demonstrated competence in working with persons of color and gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community.
  • Strong initiative and self-starter with the ability to effectively solve problems.
  • Ability to work independently with accountability, exercise sound judgment and discretion.
  • Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic, and sexually diverse populations.
  • Ability to engage in equity and inclusion initiatives and discussions in the workplace, including but not limited to engaging in workshops, team and department meetings, and critical conversations for how CAP can better support the communities we serve


  • Supervisory / Managerial training or experience
  • Experience with OCIHN/Epic preferred.
  • Experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS and/or knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention issues.
  • Experience working with hard-to-reach communities (rural areas, high-risk populations, etc.)
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional relationships across a multicultural spectrum of organizations and professionals.
  • Previous experience with development and oversight of policies and procedures, preferably in a clinical or medical setting
  • Willingness to accommodate provider services outside the regular business hours.
  • Lived experience of systemic oppression and non-dominant cultures. We encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, transgender, non-binary, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities, including HIV.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings.

CAP cares about the safety of our team members and clients. All new employees are required to provide proof of vaccination status to HR at the time of hire (unless a documented medical or religious exemption is requested and approved). Employees not subject to a state or federal vaccine mandate will be required to undergo regular testing for COVID-19 at no cost to the employee.

Listing Type
Healthcare | Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer

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