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Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric
Department Campus Health and Wellness (7501)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona (UA), Campus Health Service’s (CHS) Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS) department is seeking a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to join a team of health care professionals committed to improving the health of adolescent and adult college students through an integrated model of health care and community health. In addition to treatment, the CHS includes educating students on how to better manage their physical and mental health. We also take a role in educating/training future health professionals in the value of integrated and community based health care.

This position will provide psychiatric services for currently enrolled UA students seeking care at the CHS as part of an interdisciplinary counseling and medical team. The position will also involve significant engagement in consultation with CHS medical providers and counseling staff.

This position will work Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm; no weekend or after-hours call. Although this position is listed as working on a Fiscal basis, an Academic schedule may be considered.

The UA CHS is the first fully accredited college health service in the nation and is ranked as the 2nd best college health service in the U.S. in the 2017 Princeton Review. It is a diverse organization of over 150 employees who are committed to improving the health and safety of adolescent and adult college students. Come be a part of a team that promotes health, wellness and safety to the UA and the surrounding Tucson community. For more information on the Campus Health Service, please go to http://www.health.arizona.edu/about-us.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide psychiatric services to enrolled students, including diagnostic work-up, medication evaluation and follow-up, as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Provide psychiatric consultation to CAPS non-medical practitioners.
  • Provide psychiatric consultation to CHS primary care staff.
  • Provide crisis intervention and brief therapy on a limited basis.
  • Supervise psychiatric nurse practitioner interns as needed.
  • Complete timely and appropriate documentation utilizing an electronic medical record system.
  • Participate in CAPS and CHS team meetings, as indicated.
  • Collaborate in the interdisciplinary team delivery of outreach education, crisis response and other adjunctive services.
  • Provide consultation to faculty, staff, family members, and others while complying with professional confidentiality guidelines.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Licensed to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Arizona (an APRN license in the state of AZ is required), or will be by the date of hire.
  • Graduation from an approved school of nursing (at least a bachelor’s degree) and completion of an approved adult or psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program.
  • Current DEA Controlled Substance Registration Certification.
  • Certification in specialty area of psychiatry.
  • At least one year of psychiatric Nurse Practitioner work experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Training and experience in delivery of outpatient psychiatric services in a system setting.
  • Background in providing psychiatric consultation in a multi-disciplinary setting, with both medical and non-medical practitioners.
  • Experience in a university setting or working with college students.
  • Familiarity and comfort in treating ADHD as well as other psychiatric issues.
  • Ability to work with students in crisis situations.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence and background in working with ethnic minority and international patient populations.
  • Bilingual (Spanish, Mandarin or Arabic preferred).
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Medical / Health Professions
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $100,000-$115,000 Annually (DOE and may be prorated by an academic schedule)
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A21968
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 09/04/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Patricia R. Morales, PHR, SHRM-CP
HR Program Coordinator, Sr.
Campus Health Service
(520)626-6903
prrodri1@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 08/10/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 08/21/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Are you licensed to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Arizona (an APRN license in the state of AZ is required); OR, will you be upon hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a current DEA Controlled Substance Registration Certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you hold a certification in the specialty area of psychiatry?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have at least one year of psychiatric Nurse Practitioner work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Have you graduated from an approved school of nursing (at least a bachelor's degree) and completed an approved adult or psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program; OR, will you by time of hire?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference/Referee Contact Information
Optional Documents