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Western Montana Mental Health Center Registered Nurse - Crisis Receiving Center $2000 Sign on Bonus in Missoula, Montana

Registered Nurse – Crisis Receiving Center (RN-CRC)

Looking for a career that makes a difference in the lives of others, offering hope, meaningful life choices, and better outcomes?

Who we are

Since 1971 Western Montana Mental Health Center (WMMHC) has been the center of community partnership in the 15 counties we serve across western Montana. We have committed to providing whole-person, person-centered care by ensuring an approach to health care that emphasizes recovery, wellness, trauma-informed care, and physical-behavioral health integration. We know the work we do is important and makes a significant impact in the lives of our clients and in our communities.

Working at WMMHC also gives you the opportunity to work under the Big Sky, giving you the adventure of a life time while serving your community and changing lives. We offer a work life balance so you still have time to discover all the natural beauty and recreational dreams that Montana has to offer while still engaging in a career path that is challenging and fulfilling.

If you want to join our team where community is at the heart of what we do, then you’ve come to the right place!

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse (RN) functions collaboratively as part of a 23-Hour 59-minute Crisis Receiving Center (CRC). The CRC team in comprised of a multidisciplinary behavioral health team. This team addresses urgent behavioral health needs including but not limited to significant emotional dysregulation, disordered thought processes, substance use intoxication resulting in behavioral crisis and environmentally de-stabilizing events that require multi-disciplinary crisis intervention. As the RN in the CRC, you will be responsible for utilizing triage skills, providing ongoing assessment, crisis intervention and clinical determination for level of care to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The RN will provide compassionate, person-centered, trauma-informed care to individuals with the goal of stabilization at the least restrictive level of care and an emphasis on post crisis growth. An ideal candidate to fill this RN position will work with community partners, stakeholders, and the multidisciplinary team within the Crisis Receiving Center to coordinate client care and safety. The successful candidate will have experience in working with individuals with psychiatric diagnoses or symptoms, as well as knowledge in assessing and triaging, medication administration including injections, lab collection, supply inventory and crisis management skills.

Come join a team that makes a difference every day!

Current opening in Missoula - Full time, Part time, and Per Diem

Graveyard differential pay available - Full time available for Graveyard

Sign on bonus of $2000 available for full time, new employee


  • Registered Nurse license in the state of Montana

  • 1 years Training or experience in community based psychiatric treatment of individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness - Preferred not required

  • Current and comprehensive knowledge of psychotropic medications and best nursing practices, an understanding of crisis intervention and the use of services as alternatives to in-hospital care

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

  • Current CPR and de-escalation training (CPI)

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

  • Montana Driver’s License with good driving record


We know that whole-person care is not just important for our clients, but recognize it’s just as important for our employees. WMMHC has worked hard to provide a benefits package that encompasses that same concept. Our comprehensive benefits package focuses on the health, security, and growth of our employees. Benefit offerings will vary based upon full time, part time, or variable status.

  • Health Insurance – 3 options to choose from including a no-cost option for employee only

  • Employer paid benefits: Employee Assistance Program, Life insurance for employees and dependents, and long term disability

  • Voluntary options available: dental & vision insurance, short term disability, additional life insurance and dependent care flexible spending account

  • Health savings account (HSA) with match or medical flexible spending account (FSA)

  • 403(B) Retirement enrollment offered right away with an employer match offered after one year

  • Generous paid time off to take care of yourself and do the things you love

  • Accrued PTO starts immediately

  • Extended sick leave

  • 9 paid holidays and 8 floating holidays

  • Loan forgiveness programs through PSLF or NHSC