Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

Posting Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,000 students and has 145 full-time faculty members, 94% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship, a commitment to connecting the campus with the community and a focus on experiential learning. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), home of 2015 Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine and Drew Fellow William Campbell, the Drew Summer Science Institute, the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as the Wall Street Semester, Semester at the United Nations, Semester on Contemporary Art and Semester on Communications and Media in New York City and several international semester programs. The University also houses the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, an independent professional theater, as well as the United Methodist Archives and History Center and one of the country’s leading concentrations of materials on Willa Cather.

Drew University’s Health Services, a nationally accredited facility, seeks a part-time staff Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner beginning immediately. This is a part-time position, under the Director of Health Services. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner functions both independently and in collaboration with others to diagnose, treat, and manage psychological health problems and to evaluate the effectiveness of care. The Nurse Practitioner is involved with teaching activities on a regular basis, and serves as a link, integrating relevant research and best practices. A background in working with a diverse population is desirable. This individual should be comfortable working with a University population both as a clinical and community consultant.

Key Responsibilities:

The chosen individual will be responsible for:

  • Assessing the physical, developmental, and psychological health status of university students
  • Diagnosing, evaluating, treating, and managing acute and chronic psychiatric conditions
  • Prescribing medications and other treatments appropriate for individual’s condition, and making adjustments as appropriate
  • Ordering and interpreting diagnostic testing as needed
  • Supporting clients with clinical case management when appropriate
  • Collaborating with other members of the healthcare team and other campus departments as needed
  • Providing crisis intervention for individuals
  • Engaging in outreach and educational sessions when appropriate

Requirements:

Must have current New Jersey Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse licensure with prescriptive privileges, including DEA; National Certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner; Masters Degree in nursing. Collaborative Practice agreement with collaborating psychiatrist in accordance with NJ state licensure requirements. Experience in a college health or related field is preferred but not required.

Application:

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and 3 references to HR0917-2@Drew.edu.

 

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. This position is subject to a background check.