Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Counseling Center

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

This position is for a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) who is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) with specialized, advanced education and clinical competency to provide behavioral health care for a diverse population in a university setting. Duties include:

Patient Care
Psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, prescribe medications, and develop treatment plans; evaluate students to determine psychiatric risk for suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, and psychosis; provide psychiatric urgent care in crisis situations; assess social/economic factors for each patient to individualize care; assess response of medication interventions and revise interventions to achieve optimum result; and collaborate, consult, and coordinate patient care with University Health Services (UHS) providers as needed.

Administrative Tasks

Complete medical-need forms for students seeking insurance benefits for medication; respond to any client messages taken down by front office staff; respond to prescription refill requests; respond to insurance company inquiries; work through Titanium Task List to ensure notes are completed and signed; and consult with Physician monthly and PRN for case consultation.

Attend and participate in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings; collaborate and coordinate patient care with University of Tennessee Chattanooga Counseling Center (UTCCC) clinical staff as needed.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Strong active listening skills and reading comprehension abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Superior critical thinking and analytical skills

  • Working knowledge of pharmaceuticals, side effects and potential problems with medicine combinations

  • High level of social perceptiveness

  • Exceptional customer service skills

  • Strong active learning skills as well as complex problem solving abilities

  • Strong organizational skills and effective time management abilities

Review of applications will begin on August 28, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.

Qualifications :

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Nursing with current licensure as an APRN in Tennessee; Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by ANCC or AANP/Current DEA certification; and two years recent practice as PMHNP.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Nursing with current licensure as an APRN in Tennessee; competent in using electronic health records and information systems in providing effective documentation of patient care; and experience working with diverse populations.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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