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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (part-time)

Health and Counseling


Reed College is seeking a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to work in our Health & Counseling Center (HCC). The HCC is an integrated center with a strongly collaborative and multi-disciplinary clinical staff that includes: Psychology Trainees, Staff Counselors, Social Work/Case Manager, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Licensed Psychologists, and Medical Doctors. The HCC strives to evaluate, maintain, and promote the general health of Reed students so that they may pursue their academic interests with clarity, confidence, and joy. The center is heavily utilized and is a lively and energetic place to work.

Reporting to the Counseling Manager, the PMHNP provides care by assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric and mental health problems for Reed’s student community, including health education and health counseling. In discharging these duties the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is expected to be comfortable working with students of diverse backgrounds to include: gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio economic status, and other multicultural identities. Successful candidates must be able to effectively engage with, and address health care needs in a manner that is respectful of and sensitive to student identities, whether similar or different from your own.

This is an exempt position working 3 days per week, Monday through Friday, during the 10-month academic calendar, August 1st through May 31st, with required on-call work three times a semester for one week each time. The salary is $57,500 per year. The expected start date is August 1, 2019. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), 11 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, and many campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse and discounted Trimet transit passes.

Who You Are

  • You are committed to the best professional practices
  • You have a strong understanding of the full range of developmental and mental health challenges affecting late adolescents and young adults.
  • You enjoy working in a fast paced and busy environment where priorities may change quickly, people would describe you as flexible.
  • You are self-motivated and proactive and enjoy working as part of a team but you also enjoy working independently.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills to communicate with colleagues who work in multiple disciplines.
  • You are strongly committed to multicultural competence in mental health service provision. You have extensive knowledge about equity, diversity, and inclusion and social justice theories, methods, and practices.
  • You have impeccable integrity and the highest ethical standards

What You’ll Do 

  • Perform independent clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and mental health concerns.
  • Determine and prescribe as needed, appropriate medications, per accepted standards.
  • Education and consultation with students directed toward enhancing a healthy lifestyle and reducing health-compromising behaviors.
  • Maintenance of accurate, thorough, and timely record keeping.
  • Consultation with clinic staff regarding treatment of student health needs.
  • Managing students mental health crises.


A current unencumbered license as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the State of Oregon with prescriptive privileges and DEA registration is required. Experience in primary care with adolescent and young adult patients is preferred. Experience working with an employee health record (EHR) system is a plus.

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to achievement of your long-term professional goals?
  • Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

 As you apply online, you will be asked to provide an answer to the following:

  • All members of Reed's community are expected to contribute to a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus. Employees who experience the most success at Reed are comfortable interacting with a diverse group of students, colleagues and community members. How would you use your skills and experience to contribute to inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Initial review of applications will begin May 3, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

Reed College’s goal is to reply to every candidate.

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Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.