Mental Health Nurse

Posted: 12/31/2020

The Portage County Health and Human Services department is looking to hire a full-time Mental Health Nurse!

What are the primary job responsibilities? 

Provision of Medical Services and Consultation, which includes:

  • Administers and monitors medications of assigned clients.
  • Provides consultation to clients and caregivers regarding clients and use of psychotropic medications.
  • Performs typical nursing care such as assessment, treatment, education, counseling, and referrals.
  • Assesses needs pertinent to the health of the individual, families or groups.
  • Reviews and maintains all documentation of medication distribution.
  • Receives medical supervision from psychiatrist.
  • Initiates and monitors Clozaril medication procedural protocol as needed.
  • Initiates patient medication assistance programs for clients.
Provision of Nursing Support Services to the Agency Psychiatrist, which includes:
  • Complete prescription refill requests under supervision of psychiatrist per psychiatrist request.
  • Screen client phone calls and client requests of psychiatrist.
  • Phone in doctor’s orders per psychiatrist request.
  • Assist in the completion of prior authorizations for medications per psychiatrist request.
  • Serves as a resource for staff, community, and other health providers.
For a complete position description email:

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Graduate from accredited school of nursing with Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree required.
  • One year experience working with the seriously mentally ill preferred.
  • One year of nursing experience preferred; public health nursing experience preferred.
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Wisconsin. Maintain Wisconsin Nursing license required.
  • Current CPR certification or ability to become CPR certified required.

Portage County offers a robust benefit package for permanent employees working at least 20 hours/week. Benefits include:

  • State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan
  • Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with the High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution or PPO Co-pay Plan)
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Plan) Paid by the County
  • Vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance- premium paid by the County (for positions working at least 30 hours/week)
  • Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County (for positions working at least 30 hours/week)
  • Dental insurance
  • Deferred Compensation Plan 457B
Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer