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
- 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
- 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
- Provides expert consultation as needed to University officials
in situations requiring behavioral threat assessment and
- 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.
$90,000 - pay commensurate with
This position works 10 months per year
(mid-August through mid-June), M-F, 8:30am-5pm
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
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 jobs.wlu.edu or here
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday
account. Instructions are located at jobs.wlu.edu or here
- Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working,
primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in
- Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and
- Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of
the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
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.
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.