Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Posting Number: R0000904
Location: Salem Campus

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Position Summary:

Provides culturally informed direct clinical service to Willamette University students, including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health problems, primarily focusing on medication management for mental health needs. Works collaboratively with medical providers in a multi-disciplinary and holistic wellness center. Facilitates care within the larger community by coordination and communication with health care professionals and family members as appropriate.

The duties and responsibility of the PMHNP include but are not limited to the following functions, which are
not listed in any particular order of importance or significance:

1. Conduct psychiatric evaluations and diagnose mental health problems and psychiatric disorders for
Willamette University students; provide or refer to appropriate treatment
2. Provide psychopharmacologic interventions to treat symptoms of a full range of psychiatric illnesses
based on current best practices and accepted standards of clinical management
3. Follow current best practices in psychopharmacologic management and develop an individualized
treatment approach based on symptoms, preferences, culture, lifestyle, co-morbidities, risks, and benefits of the
plan for the student
4. Provides coordinated supports and develops collaborative relationships between Health Services,
Accessible Education Services, Residential Life, Learning Services, and other on and off campus resources.
5 Maintenance of appropriate clinical documentation (including DSM/ICD diagnosis as appropriate) and
caseload consistent with professionally accepted standards.
6. Serves as a resource and provides consultation to parents, families, faculty, staff, administration when
7. Performs other duties as assigned.


1. Current and unrestricted license as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Oregon
with prescriptive privileges
2. At least 2 years experience providing psychiatric medication management preferred
3. Expertise in supporting students one or more of the following areas: affective illness and distress,
substance use/abuse, persistent mental illness, survivors of sexual assault, and/or students who are traditionally
under-served (international students, first generation, students of color, self-identified men, LGBTQ, etc.).
4. A demonstrated commitment to inclusion, equity, and social justice with experience in providing
support and advocacy for diverse communities (includes but not limited to: race, ethnicity, sexual orientation,
gender expression, ability, and socioeconomic status).
5 Experience working within a collaborative team based approach to clinical services in a fast paced work
7. Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively communicate in English, both orally and in
8. Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people in a manner that positively portrays the
University and its programs, personnel, and philosophies.
9. Ability to execute those physical activities required to perform the essential functions including, but not
limited to, regular standing, sitting, and being mobile; continual talking and hearing both in person and on the
telephone; regular seeing; and all other activities required to perform essential functions.
10. Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff,
faculty, and students.

11. Successful completion of a criminal conviction record check.

8-16 hours/week during the academic year, 8 hours/month during the summer months when classes are not in session.

Work involves a variety of complex duties and responsibilities in the University's efforts to provide a healthy, safe, and accessible environment for students. Requires considerable judgment and discretion in task fulfillment, and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Quality performance of responsibilities has a distinct impact upon the reputation of the University and Bishop Wellness Center. As most work is performed indoors, incumbent will generally not experience adverse environmental conditions or exposure to hazards.

You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials:

  • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
  • Current Resume

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.





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Job No:
Posted: 2/14/2018
Application Due: 4/16/2018
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