Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Charlottesville, VA
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Position Type: Hourly Wage

Department: Elson Student Health Center

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-11-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia Department of Student Health Counseling and Psychological Services is seeking a wage Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to work up to 24 hours per week.

The individual will be responsible for providing comprehensive psychiatric nursing assessments, medication evaluations, and medication management of patients seen through CAPS. The individual will also work collaboratively with CAPS psychiatrists and psychotherapists in rendering psychiatrically oriented treatment, crisis intervention and case management to UVa students.

Individual must have Master's Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health nursing from an accredited School of Nursing, national certification as an NP; a current registered nurse license and an NP license to practice in the State of Virginia; current Prescriptive Authority from the State Board of Nursing; a current prescriptive authority number as issued by the Virginia Boards, a Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number, and 5+ years experience in advance practice roles within community and/or University mental health/counseling services.

To apply, candidates must submit a CV/Resume, Cover Letter and Contact information for 3 References through Jobs@UVa ( This position will remain open until filled.

The Department of Student Health and the University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to developing diversity in faculty and staff.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Performs psychiatric mental health (PMH) independent professional advanced practice nursing duties in accordance with established policies, procedures and the ANA PMH Standards of Practice.
Consistently demonstrates competencies of advanced practice in PMH Nursing: assessment, counseling, treatment, case management, consultation, clinical and professional leadership, collaboration, ethical decision-making, expert coaching and guiding.
Ensures compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements.
Ensures that the highest quality nursing care is provided to patients and their families.
Develops and maintains partnerships with clinicians, physicians and administrators to achieve quality care.
Demonstrates strong communication skills, both written and verbal; critical analysis skills; problem solving skills and prioritization/time management skills.

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