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Western Montana Mental Health Center Outpatient Nurse in Kalispell, Montana


Western Montana Mental Health Center is Montana's largest community mental health center with a mission-driven purpose of serving our communities. We serve well over 15,000 clients per year with almost 600 staff in 17 counties. We offer a broad continuum of care from community-based services to outpatient services to inpatient addiction recovery services. We believe in supporting our staff members in their work/life balance by providing flexible and personalized use of PTO. Western operates as a not-for-profit, public purpose corporation (501) (c)(3).


  • Generous PTO – Full-time employees eligible upon hire to accrue PTO

  • Low Cost Health Insurance with three available health plans

  • HSA Match for qualifying plans and full-time employees

  • EAP

  • Payroll Stipend in lieu of medical and HSA contribution for qualifying employees

  • Tuition Financial Assistance for qualifying clinical roles


    The RN/LPN is responsible for delivery of care through use of the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) for clients presenting with behavioral and/or substance use issues. Coordinates care and services within a team approach through delivery and monitoring of medications, assisting patients to regain or improve their coping abilities, continuous evaluation, and client education while maintaining standards of professional nursing. Coordinate with outside providers as necessary to ensure continuity of client care. May coordinate, delegate and/or monitor tasks assigned to other members of a care team for clients across their life span that may have a wide variety of medical/surgical conditions. Follows Standards of Nursing Practice as outlined in the Administrative Rules of Montana in Subchapter 12, Rule Numbers 24.159.1203, 24.159.1204, 24.159.1205, 24.159.1206, and 24.159.1207.


  • Provide nursing assessment and triage as needed for appropriate nursing care

  • Take and record vital signs as necessary or ordered by a provider

  • Distribute required medications to clients as prescribed while documenting information on Medication Administration Records (MARs). Includes providing injections as necessary or ordered by a provider utilizing the five “rights” of medication administration with proper documentation

  • Reports medication changes and/or side effects and lab monitoring to the treatment team in accordance with the specific program and WMMHC clinical policies

  • Coordinating with provider and team to refill medications as necessary with comprehensive communication

  • Evaluate and chart psychotropic medication effectiveness, complications and side effects and performs, arranges, and tracks required lab work according to providers’ orders

  • Coordinate with crisis homes to provide care for clients when needed

  • Provide regular and ad-hoc consultation and education service to clients, family members and sometimes the community at large

  • Advises direct supervisor and/or Director of Nursing in advance of any possible or pending involvement in proceedings regarding professional services rendered by any employee

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and use of electronic medical records (EMR) and appropriate documentation within the electronic system in a timely manner

  • Accurately completes daily time card and appropriate billing log(s) and submits them to the direct supervisor in accordance with program policy

  • Attends and participate in all required meetings unless excused by the supervisor

  • Destroys outdated or discontinued medications per destruction policies and procedures.

  • Complete all work in compliance with State Standards and WMMHC Policies and Procedures

  • Maintains strict client confidentiality per HIPAA rules and regulations

  • Maintains professional standards to the community and represents WMMHC appropriately at all times

  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Two-year degree required, such as A.S. in Nursing

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Minimum of one year of experience working with clients with mental illness and/or addictions preferred


  • Completion of CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) training required

  • Ability to pass background check and driver’s license check upon offer of employment.

  • Provide proof of auto liability insurance coverage per Western’s policies.

  • Driver’s License with good driving record if required to transport clients while on work duty

  • Two-year degree required, such as A.S. in Nursing

  • Maintain CEU s independently to maintain License