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University Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Washington and Lee University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description:

The University Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) works as a member of the Student Health and Counseling Services team with the staff of the University Counseling Center, the Student Health Center, and the Office of Health Promotion to provide comprehensive primary medical, counseling/psychological, and health promotion services to students at Washington and Lee. Assists students with a wide range of psychiatric assessment, care and counseling concerns to help them achieve their fullest potential and achieve academic success, both through direct clinical service and related outreach activities. Provides expert consultation as needed to other clinicians within Student Health and Counseling in areas related to assessment, care and management of students with psychiatric conditions. Provides expert consultation as needed to University officials in situations requiring behavioral threat assessment and intervention. This is a 10-month position that provides two months off in the summer.

Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of expertise.

Essential Functions
  • Participates in a shared/rotating call schedule to maintain 24/7 emergency support for students.

  • Provides psychiatric assessment and care to undergraduate and law students. Provides individual and group therapy to undergraduate and law students regarding a wide range of concerns, including academic success, life management, brief psychotherapy, crisis management and emotional and psychiatric illness. Direct services account for approximately 60-80% of the PMHNP's time.

  • Documents all clinical contacts appropriately in Counseling Center student records; enters appropriate encounter information in scheduling/utilization tracking software system; conducts and documents all clinical activities in accordance with professional standards, including pertinent privacy standards.

  • Provides expert consultation as needed to other clinicians within Student Health and Counseling in areas related to assessment, care, and management of students with psychiatric conditions.

  • Provides expert consultation as needed to University officials in situations requiring behavioral threat assessment and intervention.

  • Participates as appropriate professionally in University service and the professional activities of the department and division. These may include development and presentation of ongoing training, education and health promotion programs for the University community, advising student organizations, supervising student organization activities and budgets, serving on University committees or advisory groups, attending meetings that address student life issues and other activities that support the mission of the department and Student Affairs (e.g. participating in orientation activities, attending programs or events planned by the Division, etc.). These indirect services account for approximately 20-40% of the University PMHNP's time.

  • Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Pay: $90,000 - pay commensurate with experience

Work Schedule: This position works 10 months per year (mid-August through mid-June), M-F, 8:30am-5pm

Minimum Qualification s: Must meet requirements for licensure as a nurse practitioner by the Virginia Boards of Medicine and Nursing and be board certified through either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Unless already eligible for autonomous practice, must have an established practice agreement with a psychiatrist that meets the requirements of the Code of Virginia. Must possess DEA licensure for prescribing, appropriate continuing medical education, at least three years of pertinent clinical mental health experience (including psychiatric evaluation, medication treatment and management, and counseling/psychotherapy), appropriate professional liability insurance, and be eligible for PMHNP certification. Knowledge of and experience in psychological and developmental needs of the college population, alcohol and other substance abuse problems, diversity and multicultural issues, sexual assault, and eating disorders are essential. Professional demeanor, common sense, excellent clinical and interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, the personal maturity to deal effectively with ill and/or troubled students, and the ability to maintain confidentiality of personal health information and work effectively as a professional staff member on a multidisciplinary health care team are required. We value team members and teamwork, and we meet weekly as a staff.

The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Boosters are required. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please upload a cover letter and resume. You will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references.

External Applicants: Application instructions for external applicants are located on the or here .

Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Instructions are located at or here .

Physical Requirements:
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.

  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Working Conditions: The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Types of Work: Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Benefit Eligible



Weekly Hours:


Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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