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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 3, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner ! The PMHNP position provides direct mental health services to university students, including crisis intervention. This role conducts psychiatric evaluations and psychiatric follow-up appointments, provides consultation to a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, LPC’s, and interns, collaborates with CAPS staff on all aspects of clinical service delivery, ensures accurate and timely EHR documentation of the assessment, treatment and referral processes as they occur, collaborates with campus departments as is appropriate for the treatment of CAPS patients, and ensures that issues of Diversity and Social Justice are considered in all assessment, treatment, referral, and training services provided.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) fosters the well-being of students and helps them succeed by providing a full range of clinical services, consultation, and outreach to the campus community. We also offer outstanding training to the next generation of mental health providers. CAPS is a multicultural, multidisciplinary, and multi-theoretical staff. We are committed to affirming diversity and seek to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone we serve.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • New psychiatric evaluations, follow-up appointments, and crisis care.
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic tests and review critical lab results.
  • Psychiatric consultations to medical providers at CAPS and Medical Services (including MDs, NPs, RNs).
  • Staff consultation with non-medical CAPS providers (including psychologists, social workers, LPCs, LMFTs).
  • Provide after-hours psychiatry coverage as needed.
  • Complete medical records in a timely manner, in alignment with department policies.
  • Provide telepsychiatry services in compliance with CAPS policies and procedures.
  • Provide supervision to the psychiatry trainees and junior medical staff.
  • Follow all CAPS guidelines around charting/documentation/billing/quality improvement.
  • Participate in Peer Reviews to ensure quality of care.
  • Represent CAPS in meetings, consultations, presentations, trainings, and committees.
What You Should Know
  • This position offers the opportunity for hybrid work including both remote and on-site work hours.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement .
    • New employees are responsible for providing proof of vaccination or receiving a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer
  • The hiring range for this position is $90,000 - $111,240 annually.
  • Onboarding assistance is available within department guidelines.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require
  • Master's of Science degree in Nursing from a program accredited by the American Nurses Association or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
  • Eligible for Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration.
  • Eligibility to obtain medical liability insurance (as needed).
  • By Start Date:
    • Registration in the State of Colorado as an Advanced Practice Nurse.
    • Certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurse’s Credentialing Center.
    • Full Prescriptive Authority.

What You Will Need
  • Dedication to multicultural and social justice issues.
  • Desire to work in a collaborative multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Digital literacy including proficiency with Windows-based systems.
  • Outstanding communication skills and interpersonal skills.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • 2+ years of experience in psychiatric practice.
  • Ability to conduct sessions with patients in a language other than English; Spanish, Chinese, or Arabic preferred.
  • Experience working with BIPOC, LGBTQ+, international and underserved populations.
  • Proficiency with electronic health records.
  • Experience providing training, consultation, and supervision to trainees, residents, and junior-level psychiatrists and nurse practitioners.
  • Experience providing services through telepsychiatry.
  • Previous supervisory experience and/or an interest in training staff.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by October 17, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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