Psych RN – FT Day Shift Opportunity in Lakewood, CO

Title:  Registered Nurse 

Location:  Lakewood, CO

Term:  Full-time, Employee

Schedule:  M-F, 8am-5pm

Compensation:  $64,800 Base Salary + Full Benefits + Generous PTO + Etc. (more details below…)


This position will provide psychiatric nursing services to patients by collaborating with prescribers in all phases of medication management and follow-up, medication groups, medication problems and side effects and identifying potential physical problems impacting the mental health of consumers.


Job Summary:

  • Coordinate prescription refills; respond to all refill requests within 3 business days.
  • Coordinate PAP refills; respond to all refill requests within 3 business days
  • Assist consumer with med box refills.
  • Review and order labs, notify prescriber of any abnormal labs requiring immediate attention.
  • Assist prescribers in tracking and meeting timeframes for annual labs and AIMs
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Coordinate medication processing and applications with PAP office.
  • Stock and reconcile the medication cabinets.
  • Provide consumers with medication education.
  • Screen calls from consumers for medication problems and refills. Return calls promptly, within 24 hours during working days.
  • Monitor consumers for side effects of meds, including AIMS testing or any medical condition that may affect their mental illness.
  • Monitor and review consumers’ charts for medication/medical issues with appropriate follow-up.
  • Coordination of care with consumers’ prescribers, including documentation of medical medications & dosing, physical diagnoses, monitoring of potential medication interactions with psychiatric medications, and referrals as indicated.
  • Submit prior authorizations to consumers’ insurance in a timely fashion; address medication changes with prescribers as needed.
  • Attend mandatory in-services, compliance with individualized training plan if required.
  • Participate in supervision by coming prepared with an agenda. Report high risk/problem cases, and utilize a problem solving approach as well as feedback.  Attend supervision at times and intervals agreed upon with supervisor.
  • Provide group treatment as determined by Network Director.
  • Engage child and adult consumers and their families in the treatment process and goal-setting, primarily for medications only clients. Identify risk factors including lethality.  Work constructively with consumer to reach agreed upon outcomes, and coordinate care with internal and external providers.
  • Applicant should exhibit enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment.
  • Maintain effective interpersonal relations with consumers, peers, subordinates, upper management, visitors and the general public.
  • Effectively respond to client/consumer needs and problems, initiates and maintains positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, pages, email and other requests.
  • Cooperate with other community agencies, as appropriate, and in agreement with supervisor. Volunteer to work on Center committees and/or task forces.
  • Provide back-up for clinical emergencies as needed with various other Center offices.



  • AARN, BSRN, MSRN with addition of two or more years of experience and/or training in a psychiatric setting.
  • Candidate must have a good understanding of psychotropic medications and their side effects.
  • Candidate must have developed awareness of various medical conditions, medication interactions or side effects that may affect the health or psychological functioning of a client.
  • Applicant must have basic computer skills such as e-mail and prescription writing.



Our client offers an outstanding benefits package, including a very generous PTO plan, medical insurance, health savings accounts, dental, vision, mail-order prescriptions, vision, employer paid short and long-term disability insurance, employer matching 401(k), EAP, and flex spending accounts.  We offer free supervision for employees working towards licensure.