Aurora, Arapahoe County
Jul 03, 2014

Posting Description: The University of Colorado Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, is seeking a part time, board certified psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with clinical expertise in all aspects of psychiatry. Primary clinical responsibilities will be at the University of Colorado Infectious Disease Group Practice/HIV Clinic. This faculty position will participate not only in patient care, but teaching activities that may include supervision of nursing students and conferences for trainees. Applications are accepted electronically at, refer to job posting F01456 Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be $40/hour, commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications: *Master's Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from an accredited and approved program; Current ANCC credentialing in Psychiatric-Mental Health NP or Psychiatric-Mental Health CNS; *Current, active and unrestricted licensure as Colorado NP or CNS with prescriptive authority; *Prescriptive authority from the Colorado State Board of Nursing. Consideration will be given to candidates who have completed all requirements for this authority except for supervisory hours. *Obtain Medical Staff Privileges within the University of Colorado Hospital. *Knowledge of psychiatric illnesses and syndromes, differential diagnosis, and the use of psychotropic medications.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: *Ability to accurately assess, diagnose and treat patients with complex psychiatric disorders who also have serious comorbid medical disorders; *Develop and implement individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity and duration of therapy; *Prescribe, direct and administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental, emotional or behavioral disorders; *Collaborate with other professionals, family members, community providers, community organizations to maintain and maximize quality care for patients. *Effective oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills; *Basic computer skills to include e-mail, Microsoft Word and navigating the Internet; *Computer skills necessary to use an electronic medical record; *Clear understanding and respect for the importance of maintaining patient confidentiality; *Ability to deal with patients in a safe, calm, and therapeutic manner; *Familiarity with evidence-based psychotherapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; *Applicants should be comfortable working with a multidisciplinary team; *Ability to prioritize multiple job responsibilities, work independently, and exercise good professional judgment.

Desired Qualifications: *Experience working with medically ill patients who also suffer from severe and persistent mood and anxiety disorders

Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus