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.