Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Part Time- .5 FTE

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Student Health / Counseling

Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) is the central student affairs division of the University of Denver.

SAIE supports students in their holistic development through advocacy, collaboration, and education, and we strive to be full partners in students’ learning experience. SAIE values student centricity; diversity, equity, and inclusion; collaboration; adaptability; and accountability. The Division’s strategic priorities are:

  • Enrich the holistic student experience
  • Elevate & Embed diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Engage purposeful partnerships
  • Enhance staff development, learning & wellbeing
  • Enact sustainable practices & operations

SAIE includes Housing and Residential Education; Student Engagement; Fraternity and Sorority Life; Health and Counseling Center; Inclusion & Equity Education; Disability Services Program; The Cultural Center; Access & Transitions; Learning Effectiveness Program; Veterans and Military Resources; Student Outreach and Support; Student Rights & Responsibilities; Budget, Operations, and Division Resources; New Student Programs; Parent & Family Engagement; and Community and Driscoll Commons.

The Health & Counseling Center (HCC) is a fully integrated, on-campus, accredited college health center that provides a wide range of medical and mental health services. The University of Denver is deeply committed to Inclusive Excellence and Equity and seeks a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who possesses cultural humility and a strong understanding of systems of oppression and can integrate those perspective into all their work. This position works in the Counseling unit at the HCC.

The mission of the HCC is to enhance overall student well-being and success through inclusive physical and mental healthcare, prevention, education, advocacy, and recovery support services. Most shifts are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with occasional shifts from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Physicians, nurses, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health professionals staff the HCC. All students enrolled for academic credit (full-time or part-time, undergraduate, or graduate) may use the HCC.

Department Summary

The University of Denver and the Health and Counseling Center are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching and/or service

Position Summary

The Psychiatry team consists of one .5 FTE psychiatric nurse practitioner (this position), one part-time psychiatrist, and our medical providers. It provides evaluation and medication management for complex students’ mental health needs. This role provides diagnostic and pharmacologic treatment to students, including prescribing and monitoring medication for psychiatric illnesses and educating students about their illness and medication. In addition, our psychiatric team provides consultation services to and collaborate with staff across the HCC, including counselor/therapists and medical clinicians, to ensure continuity of care for each student that utilizes our services. This position plans and leads a psychopharmacology case consultation/training seminar two times a month for 10-14 mental health trainees. After-hours work and coverage for the second psychiatrist as needed.
When needed, this position will also assist with managing psychiatric emergencies.

Essential Functions

Client Care:

  • Psychiatric diagnostic evaluations/ Prescribe medications/ Develop treatment plans
  • Evaluating 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 revises interventions to achieve optimum result
  • Collaborate, consult, and coordinate client care with HCC providers (medical and counseling) as needed.
  • Work through Point N Click (EMR) to ensure notes are completed and signed
  • Respond to client messages from by administrative support team
  • Respond to prescription refill requests
  • Completing medical-need forms for students seeking insurance benefits for medication
  • Respond to insurance company inquiries

Training and Consulting:

  • Provide/facilitate 2x month, 1.5 hours of psychopharmacology trainings with counseling center
    interns and practicum students on topics related to psychotropic medications and treatment
  • Attending and participating in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings
  • Attend staff and team meetings and annual retreats
  • Collaborate, present, and coordinate patient care with DUHCC clinical staff as needed

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position.

The successful candidate

  • Is a positive contributor to a team-based, inter-professional environment with an innovative, collaborative, improvement-oriented culture.
  • Has demonstrated experience providing psychiatric consultation and medication management to young adults from diverse backgrounds.
  • Keeps current on best practices for providing psychiatric care in order to promote health and mitigate risks.
  • Fosters strong working relationships with healthcare professionals across disciplines.
  • Has excellent documentation skills that are timely to support continuity and clarity of care plan across team members.
  • Strong personal commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Possess strong active listening skills and reading comprehension abilities.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exhibit superior critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of psychopharmacology and the potential side effects and drug-drug interactions encountered in prescribing.
  • Possess a high level of social perceptiveness.
  • Displays exceptional customer service skills.
  • Demonstrate strong active learning skills as well as complex problem-solving abilities.
  • Exhibit strong organizational skills and effective time management abilities.

Required Qualifications

  • Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the State of Colorado, graduated from an accredited program
  • Colorado license (APRN + RXN authority)
  • Valid DEA license
  • 2+ years of experience working independently as a LPMHNP

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Board certified
  • Experience in a university/college counseling center as an LPMHNP.
  • Experience providing consultation and training to medical and mental health providers.
  • Previous experience working with a diverse community
  • 5+ years of experience working independently as a LPMHNP

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
This is a .50 FTE, benefited position. During the busier academic weeks (30 to 33 weeks a year), this schedule position works three days a week and has a reduced schedule or alternating/off weeks during holidays/summers/school breaks. Hours of operation are: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Some after-hours crisis consultation may be necessary. This position does not require weekends, evenings or holidays, and includes a generous benefits package. This position may opt into extended hours shifts as desired.

The minimum number of hours in any given week is about 18, some weeks will be zero, and the annual hours is 1044

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 2, 2023.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 14.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $55,000-$60,000

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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