Dr. Caitlin Margitan, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare in Portland, Oregon, has been appointed to the American Health Council’s Board of Nurses. With 11 months in her current position, three years in the Mental Health services, including two as a Psychiatric RN, the AHC is proud to highlight Dr. Margitan’s skills and expertise in Nursing, Behavioral Health, Psychiatry, and Mental Health.
Obtaining her DNP from Oregon Health Sciences University (2017), Dr. Margitan became involved in her present profession due to the desire to assist underserved populations in her community. She cites her continuous success to setting small, achievable goals in order to progress towards larger accomplishments.
At Cascadia, Dr. Margitan partakes in day to day responsibilities, including prescribing and managing the distribution of psychiatric medication, evaluating mental health illnesses, and educating patients and community members concerning the effects of mental health on patient access to community resources, as well as potential involvement with the legal system.
Dr. Margitan is a member of and professionally associated with Sigma Theta Tau – the International Honor Society of Nursing. Her professional goals within the next five years include expanding Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, and continuing to grow as a healthcare professional. She is proud to have earned her Doctorate degree in Psychiatric Nursing.
In her spare time, Dr. Margitan enjoys traveling to Europe, hiking, and sailing.
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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
- With over 75 locations in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Marion and Lane Counties, Cascadia Behavioral Health is a nonprofit healthcare provider that offers individuals in Oregon access to mental health and addiction treatment services. Staffed with over 16,000 healthcare professionals, Cascadia Behavior Health prides itself in providing supported housing and permanent housing to more than 600 individuals. By providing a home for a person dealing with mental health and addiction issues, Cascadia Behavioral Health believes through relationship building, innovation, and accountability the person can have a fully restored life in the community.