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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

**Please note the FTE and priority consideration date have been updated, see below for details** Each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to: Southern Oregon University Human Resource Services Churchill Hall, Room 159 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard Ashland, OR 97520 For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number A00280
Job Title Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Transcripts

Administrator candidates hired for a position that requires a post-secondary degree shall provide copies of transcripts prior to start of employment to Human Resources.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please note the FTE and priority consideration date have been updated, see below for details

Each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to:
Southern Oregon University Human Resource Services Churchill Hall, Room 159 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard Ashland, OR 97520

For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

FTE .50
Department Student Health and Wellness Center
Job Location Ashland (15 A)
Other Job Location
Salary/Rate $55,770 @ .50 FTE (based on $55/hr); commensurate with experience
Benefits Eligible Yes
Administrative Appointment Type Renewable
Position Type Regular
Position Summary

The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) of SOU promotes optimal health and well-being of students through the provision of quality services including but not limited to: primary medical care, mental health care, health education, early intervention strategies, community outreach and prevention programs and crisis response services. The SHWC is accredited by AAAHC as an outpatient clinic and supports an integrated service model of care. Services are provided through a fiscally sound and self-supporting approach addressing student and campus community needs respectfully, professionally and in ways that honor diversity. Ability to successfully interact with a diverse population is a must. Services are delivered in a setting and manner that represents the SHWC and SOU positively, and that are supportive of the academic goals and programs of SOU.

This position is responsible for providing much of the clinical psychiatric services in the Student Health and Wellness Center at SOU and serves as expert consultant on mental health issues and system of care for SHWC and non-SHWC university staff. This position provides clinical care of students within the PMHNP scope of practice. Works cooperatively with SHWC staff, patients, families of patients, supervisors, other SOU staff and the local community. The position exists in order to provide outpatient mental health services to the students.

Each SHWC team member is responsible for:
1. Knowing and complying with applicable internal and external policies, procedures, rules and regulations, including but not limited to: SHWC Policy and Procedures, SOU Policy and Procedures; AAAHC Standards, OHSA rules and regulations and profession specific rules, regulations and standards of care.
2. Performing all duties in a positive and constructive manner supportive of a healthy team environment.
3. Open communication by bringing all student, provider, SOU community, and broader community issues, concerns, and/or requests to the Director on a timely basis including but not limited to any potential risk management or quality control issues.
4. Performing other assigned administrative, clerical and housekeeping duties. All duties must be performed in a collaborative, constructive and professional manner supportive of a team environment.

This is a 9 month, academic year, (Sept 16 to June 15) renewable, salary appointment at .65 FTE (26 hours per week). In addition to this appointment, an hourly extension for approximately 10 hours a week is offered during the summer term (9-10 weeks).

Diversity Statement

Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

Minimum Classification Qualifications

• Degree of Master of Science in Nursing from an accredited university or college.
• Has undergone the additional training required for licensure in Oregon as a psychiatric nurse practitioner or MD or DO degree with extensive training and experience in the treatment of mental illness.
• Must have work history that will verify excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
• Licensed as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or MD/DO in Oregon; DEA registration; CPR certification and any other certifications as required by the following regulations and regulating bodies: Oregon Board of Nursing rules, regulations and licensing and Nurse Practice Act; Oregon Board of Medical Examiners; Oregon Health Division OAR and ORS; State Board of Pharmacy ORS and OAR; SHWC Policy and Procedures; Occupational Safety Health Administration; Guidelines for Center for Disease Control; US Drug Enforcement Administration Controlled Substance Act; Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.

Preferred Qualifications

• Preference for 2-5 years’ experience as outpatient psychiatric nurse practitioner or MD/DO with 2-5 years’ experience in a predominantly mental health practice.

This position must possess and maintain a current, valid Driver License. No
This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check. Yes
Supervisory Responsibilities, if applicable
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing, with some public speaking experience.
• Ability to research, interpret and consistently apply applicable internal and external policies, procedures, rules and regulations, including but not limited to: SHWC procedures, guidelines and operational plans, SOU policy and procedures; AAAHC standards, OHSA, and profession specific rules, regulations, ethics and standards of care and to develop well-reasoned conclusions and recommendations.
• Ability to perform all duties in a manner that reflects the highest ethical and professional communication. Ability to adhere to Department Professional Communications Guidelines.
• Ability to communicate openly by bringing all student, provider, SOU community, and broader community issues, concerns, and/or requests to the appropriate person on a timely basis including but not limited to any potential risk management or quality control issues.
• Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
• Ability to adapt to and work effectively in a heavily bureaucratic environment which requires regular interaction with a number of levels within the organization and multiple outside agencies.
• Ability to effectively perform work of a highly sensitive and confidential nature that requires access to information. Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
• Ability to proactively assess work operations and anticipate potential problems; ability to develop and implement strategies for preventing/resolving problems.

Special Conditions
•Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
•Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
•Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
•This position classification has been defined as “exempt” and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
•The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.

Physical Demands

This position requires walking, standing, sitting, crouching, bending, excellent manual dexterity, vision, and hearing. This position requires the consistent use of appropriate personal protection equipment in accordance with OSHA.

Posting Date 01/13/2017
Application must be received by:
for priority consideration
09/29/2017
Closing Date
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 10/09/2017
Work Hours
Contact Name for Applicant Questions Shawn Foster
Contact Email fosters@sou.edu
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.sou.edu/postings/5974

Job Duties

Duties

• Direct patient care: provides psychiatric assessment, makes appropriate and timely diagnoses based on history and examination.
• Provides mental health treatment including prescribing of psychotropic medications and counseling.
• Monitors patient responses to psychotropic medications; assesses patients for side effects and adjusts medications as necessary.
• Provides risk assessment including but not limited to risk of harm to self or others or students and makes appropriate recommendations for interventions, treatment and follow-up through clinical interview and/or observation in an outpatient setting.
• Complies with incident reporting requirements.
• Develops treatment plan and goals, provides treatment that is consistent with the clinical impression or working diagnosis.
• Provides appropriate and timely follow-up referrals to SHWC medical and mental health providers, director, community-based mental health and drug and alcohol service providers, campus resources including but not limited to: academic advising, career services, Disability Resources, Women’s Resource Center, Queer Resource Center, Multicultural Resource Center, Commuter Resource Center, Office of Student Support & Intervention or other campus or community resources as appropriate.
• Provides appropriate and timely follow-up of treatment, findings and tests.
• Dictates using voice recognition software and/or types into clinical record in a timely manner consistent with SHWC policy and standards of the field.
• Communicates to students, with tact, compassion, tolerance and respect the diagnosis and treatment of their medical condition, appropriate preventive measures and use of the health care system.
• Provides quality health care to students in an ethical and legal manner, as well as with concern for the cost of care to the student.
• Must effectively learn and use Medicat EHR software.

Percent of total time 75
Duties

• Psychiatric Consultant Provides consultation to medical and mental health staff and as appropriate to Office of Student Support and Intervention or designee.
• Provides advanced knowledge of psychiatric medications and effectively recommends policy/procedures/guidelines on use of medications.

Percent of total time 15
Duties

• Quality improvement: Routinely perform, review, and participate through daily communications and on assigned work teams, on-going assessment of quality of care, effectiveness and efficiencies throughout the department supporting Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care Standards and best practices in college health.

Percent of total time 5
Duties

• Stays current on all internal communication through regular attendance at clinical team and all staff meetings, reading and signing minutes of missed meetings, and regular use of e-mail.

Percent of total time 5

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • Craigslist
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Listserve
    • Oregon Employment Department
    • The Oregonian
    • Personal Referral
    • Saludos
    • SOU Website
    • Women in Higher Ed
    • CUPA HR
    • Monster
    • Mail Tribune
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • Simply Hired
    • None of the above
  2. What is the highest degree you have earned?
    • None
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • Doctoral Degree

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References