Katie Kern

21907 64th Ave W., Suite 200

Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
 

Qualifications 

  • Registered nurse practitioner in Oregon and Washington
  • ANCC Board Certified in Lifespan Psychiatry
  • Graduate of National Health Service Corps 
  • DEA registered
  • Wide ranging experience with diverse populations
  • Adaptive to different environments with extensive in-home service background
  • Experience with structured and interpersonal group therapy
  • Advanced training in motivational interviewing

 

Education and Licensure

OHSU School of Nursing, Portland, OR (2008)
Undergraduate RN program
Master of Nursing, specializing in psychiatry/mental health

Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL (2002)
B.A. Fitness Management

Mental Health Experience


Mindful Therapy Group, Mountlake Terrace, WA: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (12/2015-current)

  • Provide assessment, diagnosis, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of mental health disorders to variety of adult clients
  • Develop and maintain panel of clients with complex mental health symptoms from intake to recovery

 

Peninsula Community Health Services, Bremerton, WA: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (02/14-Current)

  • Service to primarily low-income and medically complex adults at federally qualified health center
  • Develop workflow for efficient and successful integration of behavioral health services into primary care setting
  • Maintain panel of clients with complex mental health symptoms from intake to recovery
  • Offered non-pharmacologic interventions when appropriate and desired
  • Collaborate with behavioral health counselors and primary care colleagues to optimize client care and improve overall outcomes
  • Provide both curbside consults and chart review psychiatric consults for primary care colleagues as needed
  • Lead clinician in implementation of Screening with Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment program
  • Develop relationships and enjoy ongoing collaboration with local counselors and regional support network with goal to provide best treatment for clients

 

Lutheran Community Services Multicultural Counseling Center, Portland, OR: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (06/11-01/14) 

  • Service to primarily low-income and immigrant/refugee population
  • Collaborated with counselors and case managers for treatment planning
  • Provided culturally sensitive mental health interventions, often through the use of interpreters
  • Developed and presented community outreach presentation on PTSD to Iraqi Society of Oregon

 

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinics, Rosewood Family Practice Clinic, Portland, OR: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (05/11-01/14) 

  • Service to primarily low-income and medically complex adults at federally qualified health center
  • Developed psychiatric provider role at family practice clinic
  • Performed acute crisis assessment and intervention
  • Provided curbside consults for primary care colleagues
  • Offered non-pharmacologic interventions when appropriate and desired
  • Collaborated with primary care, social worker and behavioral health colleagues on clinical and psychosocial interventions
  • Developed presentation for RN staff titled: “Psychotropic Effects and Advice: nursing strategies for assisting clients and providers in managing the effects of psychotropic agents”

 

VA Hospital- Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program, Portland, OR: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Case Manager (12/08-05/11) 

  • Service to persistently mentally ill veteran population in recovery based model of care
  • Provided medication management services in collaboration with client and support system
  • Conducted outreach case management visits with veterans in community and home environments
  • Consulted regularly with client, client’s family, caregivers and case managers on treatment planning to promote recovery, improve quality of life and prevent relapse.

 

VA Hospital- Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, Portland, OR: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Intern (06/07-06/08) 

  • Service to general outpatient veteran population
  • Performed intake assessments, diagnostic evaluations and medication management.
  • Created comprehensive treatment plans for patients 
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary treatment team 
  • Facilitated two interpersonal therapy groups (prisoner of war and grief/loss group) as co-therapist 
  • Provided individual counseling for patients with varying diagnoses 

 

VA Hospital- Emergency Care Unit, Portland, OR: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Intern (03/08-06/08) 

  • Performed acute psychiatric evaluations 
  • Screened for suicide, substance abuse, and violence 
  • Provided brief psychotherapy 
  • Recommended treatment plans and medication adjustments as needed 
  • Collaborated with various VA departments and providers regarding ongoing care of patient 

 

New Urban High School- Counseling Department, Milwaukie, OR: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Intern (01/08-06/08) 

  • Led cognitive behavioral therapy group for adolescents with anxiety
  • Provided individual counseling and psychotherapy
  • Conducted family meetings as appropriate 
  • Collaborated with school counselors and teachers

 

Multnomah County Department of Corrections- Mental Health Clinic, Portland, OR: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Intern (01/07-06/07) 

  • Performed intake assessments of inmates 
  • Provided supportive therapy for inmates 
  • Triaged patients for mental health clinic based on acuity 

 

Health Care Experience


Serenity Hospice and Palliative Care, Portland, OR: Registered Nurse (10/06-12/08) 

  • Provided in-home nursing care to hospice patients 
  • Performed assessments in physical, spiritual, and psychosocial and interpersonal realms 
  • Promoted patient and family education regarding medication, disease process, and death & dying process 
  • Counseled families in time of need 
  • Collaborated with hospice care team

 

Our House of Portland, Portland, OR: Registered Nurse (11/06-12/08) 

  • Provided nursing care to AIDS and advanced HIV patients in residential setting 
  • Performed assessments and provide nursing diagnoses 
  • Practiced critical decision making 
  • Collaborated with residential care staff

 

Health Management Solutions, Portland, OR: Health Screener (12/05-12/07) 

  • Conducted biometric screenings for lipid panel, glucose, blood pressure and BMI for corporate employees
  • Applied motivational interviewing techniques to address client concerns

 

At Your Home Care, Portland, OR: In-home Caregiver (06/04-09/06) 

  • Provided in-home care for dementia, special needs, and hospice patients 
  • Organized and directed activities while offering companionship 
  • Assisted with activities of daily living 
  • Administered medications