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Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
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Status (Full-Time) Civil Service
The Health Service is seeking a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to provide advanced health and psychiatric assessment, utilizing advanced pharmacology and psychopharmacology in collaboration with the medical director, collaborating physician and staff psychiatrist. This person is an active member of multidisciplinary treatment teams and takes referrals primarily from the University Counseling Center, Health Service clinicians, Office of Disability Services, the psychiatrist and other health care professionals. The Health Service provides a full range of primary care services, with on-site laboratory, x-ray, pharmacy and health education services to an exciting student population. Our primary focus is to enhance the ability of our students to participate fully in intellectual and personal growth opportunities afforded by the University.
This is a full-time, 10-month position, with June and July as leave time. Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, health and life insurance, retirement program options, tuition waivers and working with a team of dedicated and talented professionals. Benefits may be carried during leave time, and pay may be spread over 12 months. The salary shall be commensurate with experience.
Candidates who possess valid licensure as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Illinois will be given preference. Minimum qualifications include certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse by a national certifying organization. Compensation for additional licensure may also be available. Eligible candidates will have a review of credentials through the university. To apply, send a letter of application, resume, names and contact information of three (3) references, Illinois Nurse License, and Advanced Practice Nurse Certification online: https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php . Review of applications will begin Jan. 11, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Please see job description below.
Function of Job
In collaboration with the medical director, collaborating physician and staff psychiatrist, provide advanced health and psychiatric assessment, utilizing advanced pharmacology and psychopharmacology.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
- Obtain the mental health history and perform necessary physical examination and testing to determine the differential diagnosis and treatment plan for the management of psychiatric and mental health disorders, including the differential diagnosis and management of medical disorders with psychiatric symptoms.
- Utilize independent and interdependent decision-making with direct accountability for clinical judgments.
- Manage medication and employ psychotherapeutic interventions for patients with psychiatric and mental health disorders, utilizing evidence-based research.
- Develop and implement health policy as it relates to psychiatric and mental health care.
- Provide leadership in the practice of psychiatric mental healthcare.
- Promote and provide education to patients and the university community on psychiatric and mental health disorders.
- Participate in case management and consultation with others in the mental healthcare community including professionals from Health Service, Counseling Center, Office of Disability Services and outside healthcare personnel.
- Promote mental health and disease prevention.
- Understand pathophysiology as it relates to patients with psychiatric and mental health conditions.
- Work with medical director, collaborating physician and psychiatrist at Eastern Illinois University.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
- Licensure as a Family or Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner