Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Classification:Mental Health Provider 4
Grade:Grade 82
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA VC Student Affairs
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Health Profession

Position Summary:

The Student Health and Counseling Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage, is seeking a State of Alaska licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for a 40 hours per week, 9 or 12 month position. This individual will work in a student-centered environment, supporting students through assessment, diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health related needs. This individual will be supporting students' academic success through the provision of behavioral health care. The successful applicant will join a team of dedicated health care professionals serving University of Alaska Anchorage students in a fast-paced, integrated physical and mental health clinic with an on-campus location, focused on the areas of primary physical, mental health, public health, prevention, and health promotion services.

Duties:

2020% Maintain currency in the vast, intense, and ever changing treatment modalities of health care through regular staff meetings, credentialing requirements, and training opportunities. Advise faculty and staff regarding student health problems and provide guidance when crises occur, within HIPAA guidelines. Collaborate with other departments in campus wide planning and activities, as well as with community wide activities. Encourage and maintain collaborative relationships with area health care providers and agencies. Write letters to students, parents, financial aid, and other service providers as needed to provide necessary care. Maintain appropriate relationship with local medical community.Essential
2020% Provide preventative health services i.e. sleep, counseling for pregnancy, HIV and sexually transmitted infections, exercise, stress reduction, communication, and use of alcohol and other drugs. Implement interventions and outreach projects including, but not limited to, suicide prevention, resilience and self-care, health and well being, and participation in health fairs. Provide education to student groups and the campus community on behavioral health related topics. Assist student/campus groups in health education and consultation. Participate in campus wide and division wide activities related to our department and campus medical services. Available as SHCC scheduling allows during regular office hours to assist with crisis calls or crisis walk-ins. Serves in a rotating schedule with other SHCC-MH professionals, carrying a duty phone to provide after hours, weekend, and holiday coverage for the UAA Residence Life, UPD, and DOS campus mental health needs. Professionalism/Management/Consultation Maintain confidentiality in health care records and all other communications to comply with state and federal HIPAA regulations. Provide consultation for peer ANPs as needed and within the scope of license and skills. Provide quality assurance reveiw within the clinic. Participate in staff meetings to regularly develop and review program plans and activities. May precept student nurse practitioners'' or graduate interns'' clinical experiences. May serve as external reviewers for master level nursing student''s thesis defense.Essential
6060% Serves as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, independently diagnosing and treating primary mental health conditions using clinical judgement. Diagnosis: Diagnose acute and chronic mental health conditions in a diverse multiage and multicultural population. Order and may conduct laboratory services. Ensure that all testing is performed in compliance with state and federal CLIA requirements. Consult with and refer to specialists in the health care community such as orthopedics, radiology, endocrinology, dermatology, cardiology, psychiatry, physical therapy,etc. Treatment: Implement and manage treatment of acute and chronic mental health conditions. Provides counseling and crisis intervention for a wide range of mental health conditions. Prescribe, manage and supervise pharmacological treatment for mental health conditions. Dispense medication and manage clinic pharmacy consistent with state regulations. Maintain federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) licensure. Implement emergency and crisis interventions for medical and psychiatric situations that arise within the Student Health and Counseling Center. Create a written record of information gathered and services provided in accordance with legal and professional standards. Communicate to students and health care providers as needed for follow-up of acute and ongoing care. Health Education and Prevention Provide accurate health education to clients regarding their diagnoses, diet, exercise, wellness, coping, and risk factors. Provide accurate health education designed to enhance well being and reduce harmful health behaviors for the campus community, through sponsorship and implementation of forums, speakers, and the Student Health and Counseling Center website.Essential

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Advanced physical and mental health assessment skills
Accurate medical and psychiatric diagnostic skills
Excellent communication and counseling skills
Clinical laboratory skills including management of hazardous waste.
Medical and legal documentation skills
Presentation, public speaking and teaching skills
Knowledge and interpretation of a wide variety of professional, state, and federal guidelines and/or mandates relating to health care.
Professional/ethical and legal codes of conduct re: confidentiality, controlled substances, and Federal HIPAA standards
Ability to make appropriate referrals, as needed
Ability to lead a client and clinical team
Advanced knowledge of skills in medical/psychiatric treatment applications and alternative treatment options
Advanced knowledge of specialized field, if appropriate
Ability to treat and assess more complex, multi-problem cases.

This position requires advanced knowledge of general medicine and behavioral health. Nurse Practitioners working at this level are capable of evaluating and treating more complex cases where experience is essential. Nurse Practitioners at this level are able to use their experience to make timely judgments in assessing complicated problems and to make independent decisions regarding treatment.

Required Education/Experience:

Master's of Doctoral degree in Nursing from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program with a minimum of at least five years of relevant clinical experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, with preference for experience in college health care. State of Alaska licensure to practice as a Nurse Practitioner. National Certification (e.g. ANCC or AANP). Federal DEA license. Additional specialized skills and/or additional experience may be required.

Typical Education or Training: 

Master's or doctoral degree in Nursing from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program. Five years relevant experience, with preference for experience in college health care, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
State licensure to practice as a Nurse Practitioner
National Certification (e.g. ANCC or AANP)
Federal DEA license for prescribing medications.

Job Summary:

The Student Health and Counseling Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage, is seeking a State of Alaska licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for a 40 hours per week, 9 or 12 month position. This individual will work in a dynamic student-centered environment, supporting students through assessment, diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health related needs. This individual will be supporting students' academic success through the provision of behavioral health care. The successful applicant will join a team of dedicated health care professionals serving University of Alaska Anchorage students in a fast paced, integrated physical and mental health clinic with an on-campus location, focused on the areas of primary physical, mental health, public health, prevention, and health promotion services.

40 Hours per week, 9 or 12 month position, complete with a competitive salary (DOE) and UA employee benefits package

Applicant Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references.  Review of candidates will begin on Thursday, August 6, though review of applications may continue until the position is closed.  To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55PM AK Standard Time on August 5, 2020.  This position will remain open until filled.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need

assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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