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Vacancy ID S2424 Job Title PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER Department Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness School/Parent Organization Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness Division Student Affairs and Campus Life Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Anticipated start date 08/19/2019 If temporary, expected end date Hours per week 37.5 Weeks Per Year 52 Normal Start Time 8:30 a.m. Normal End Time 5:00 p.m. Position/Job Summary

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will provide compassionate, high quality, evidence-based patient care to a diverse college student population in collaboration with a psychiatrist. By meeting with students for psychiatric intake evaluations and psychiatric follow up sessions, the provider will assess health needs, prescribe medication, consult with other medical and counseling providers, provide wellness education, and refer for ongoing treatment as needed while maintaining accurate and thorough medical records.

Position/Job Responsibilities

1.Provide psychiatric assessment and evaluation of students including students returning to campus following medical leave of absence or inpatient admission.

2.Provide psychiatric treatment as indicated including wellness education, counseling, prescribing of medications, monitoring, and other interventions.

3.Provide medical orders including labs, medications and other interventions as appropriate.

4.Communicate with students’ home providers and local specialists regarding diagnosis and treatment.

5.Follow up on students referred to local hospitals.

6.Refer patients needing higher level of care to specialist providers as needed.

7.Consult with professional staff in the Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness in person and by telephone when managing emergent patient issues.

8.Collaborate with and provide education to professional staff in the Center for Counseling, Health, and Wellness

9.Participate in weekly supervision meetings with college psychiatrist.

10.Address the substance abuse needs of students and refer to higher level of care when appropriate.

11.Complete assessment and treatment documentation in a timely manner with comfort using EMR.

12.Make recommendations to the Executive Director, Medical Director, and Director of Counseling for continued improvements in mental health services at the college.

13.Attend clinician meetings, staff meetings, and center retreats.

14.Participate in Quality Improvement activities, health center committees and campus-wide committees.

15.Maintain confidentiality consistent with ethical guidelines and New York State laws.

16.Maintain certification and/or licensing as required by the State of New York.

17.Maintain professional skills and knowledge in mental health consistent with current professional standards of practice.

18. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

Position/Job Qualifications

Masters degree in nursing specializing in psychiatric care. Current New York State license, DEA number, BLS certification, and a minimum of two years relevant experience in an ambulatory setting as a Nurse Practitioner. Demonstrated leadership and decision making abilities. Ability to handle confidential information and respond to emergency situations. Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment. Prior experience with computerized, electronic medical record system is required. Outpatient experience with counseling and prescribing with a student or young adult population OR prior experience working in student health services or with comparable age group is preferred.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position Department description College Description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

Market Hiring Range $85,000 to $99,400 FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes Quick Link Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Letter of Recommendation (2)
  3. Letter of Recommendation (3)
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Posted: 4/20/2019
Application Due: 6/11/2019
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