Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Job description

Job Category:

Professional/Administrative

Position Title:

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Division:

Dean of the College

Department:

Student Health Services

Department Statement:

The Colgate Student Health Services provides convenient, high quality and cost effective care to a diverse group of students. Functioning as the primary care provider, Student Health Services offers routine medical care, women’s and men’s health, and mental health services, while also promoting wellness through health education. Student Health Services frequently partners with the University Counseling and Psychological Services and Shaw Wellness Institute to provide a holistic approach to health and wellness.

Accountabilities:

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant is a member of the Student Health Services staff, working in collaboration with Counseling and Psychological Services, and reporting to the Medical Director of Student Health Services. This position works collaboratively with other members of the Student Health Services Team, Counseling and Psychological Services Staff and a consulting Psychiatrist in order to provide high quality mental health and psychiatric services to Colgate students. Practice is guided by protocols and standards set forth by the NYS Department of Education/Office of Professions and best evidence-based practices.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
•Provide effective and accurate care of patients;
•Provide mental health patient assessments, diagnosis, and treatment plans in accordance with the statutes, regulations, and protocols regulating the Profession (Scope of Practice, NYS Dept. of Education/Office of Professions);
•Provide psychiatric health services, education, counseling and related emotional support for students;
•Ensure practice is equitable and inclusive for all patients, which may require specific mental health outreach/education for marginalized student communities (first generation students, students of color, LBGTQ community, international students, etc.) to ensure equity and access;
•Refer patients for inpatient care or emergency services in collaboration with a consulting Psychiatrist, Medical Director and Counseling and Psychological Services staff as necessary;
•Collaborate with a Consulting Psychiatrist, Counseling and Psychological Services staff, local mental healthcare providers and student’s home providers, as needed;
•Issue prescriptions in accordance with treatment guidelines, NY State licensure requirements, and best evidence-based practices;
•Order laboratory tests, and interpret implications of the test results to the patient;
•Provide patient education regarding medications, risks, benefits, possible side effects and reasonable outcome expectations;
•Communicate effectively with patients and engage in follow-ups as needed;
•Follow policies and procedures, with respect to accurate documentation and releases to communicate student health information, to other providers, counselors, deans, parents or guardians, etc.;
•Participate in Department, Division and other campus meetings/events/projects; and
•May also provide primary medical care services as needed.

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Direct Patient Care

Description:

Demonstrated ability to deliver medical and health services to the student community at an experienced nurse practitioner level. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement policy, approaches and solutions for assessing and mitigating broad health issues and outbreaks.

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Direct Patient Care

Description:

Demonstrated ability to deliver medical and health services to the student community at an experienced nurse practitioner level. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement policy, approaches and solutions for assessing and mitigating broad health issues and outbreaks.

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Customer Service

Description:

Demonstrated ability to communicate with and engage patients and the campus community to understand, guide, answer questions and meet the general health needs of the student community. Maintain confidentiality of healthcare protected information (HPI).

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Licensure and Certifications

Description:

Maintenance of New York State licensure as a Nurse Practitioner with regular and DEA prescriptive privileges. Maintenance of BLS/AED certification for the healthcare professional. Maintenance of annual OSHA and bloodborne pathogen training.

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Networking

Description:

Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships and collaborate with numerous local, regional and national health groups to provide medical and broad health services. Ability to work effectively with local healthcare organizations (e.g. hospitals, EMS, county health groups, volunteer groups, and vendors). Demonstrated ability to advance student health initiatives via development of collaborative relationships with other campus resources.

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Training/Education

Description:

Demonstrated ability to effectively teach healthcare concepts to non healthcare professionals. Ability to develop effective student health-related programming.

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Systems and Equipment

Description:

Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently use the electronic medical record system consistent with privileges associated with the position’s required professional licensure. Demonstrated ability to effectively use medical equipment and process lab samples consistent with procedures associated with the position’s required professional licensure.

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Administrative

Description:

Demonstrated ability to effectively and consistently apply time management, problem solving, and planning skills in the implementation of processes or programs. Demonstrated ability to effectively use technical solutions to assist in the collection/maintenance of key data and records and within university, division and department guidelines. Demonstrated ability to consistently meet functional accountabilities while staying within assigned budget constraints.

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Personal Accountability for Results

Description:

Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.

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Effective Communication

Description:

Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.

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Problem Solving and Decision Making

Description:

Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.

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Change Management

Description:

Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.

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Leadership and Teamwork

Description:

Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.

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Creativity and Innovation

Description:

Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Description:

Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.

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Sustainability

Description:

Understands the impact of decision making and personal behavior in achieving the university’s commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutral campus; supports and advances the university’s sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications:

•Current NYS licensure, DEA prescriptive privileges;
•A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in the field of Mental Health;
•Previous experience working with a diverse patient population, and with young adults/college-aged students;
•Strong organizational skills, including effective time management and prioritization capabilities;
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as presentation skills; and
•Must be committed to working collegially and networking with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis.

Education:

Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Master’s degree from an accredited college or university

Certifications:

CPR/AED Certification

National Certification through ANCC / NCCPA is preferred

Other Information:

Colgate has a diverse student, faculty, staff, and alumni population representing a variety of races, gender identities, social economic status, sexual orientations, languages, national origins, etc. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan presents a framework for continuing the creation of an inclusive campus and engaging the Colgate community in this effort in the years ahead.

Please describe how you would contribute to and/or be mindful of diversity and inclusion in your work. You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading. A diversity statement may be any length (e.g. a short paragraph, a page).

Requisition Number:

2021S028Posting

Temporary:

No

Work Schedule:

Weekdays, with occasional weekends.

This is a 10-month position, with benefits.

Job Open Date:

05/18/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act:

CAMPUS CRIME REPORTING AND STATISTICS
The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at [email protected]. You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at: www.colgate.edu/offices/support/campussafety.

 

 

 

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Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 9/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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