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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - University Counseling Center

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Work type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: Advising/Counseling

Summary: The University Counseling Center’s psychiatric nurse practitioner works within a collaborative interdisciplinary mental health team to provide psychiatric services to students referred by the Center’s mental health treatment providers. They will be under the direct medical supervision of the center’s board certified consulting psychiatrist and administratively supervised by the center’s clinical director.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Masters or Doctorate degree in nursing from an accredited program.
  • Licensed as a registered nurse and certified as a nurse practitioner in Michigan.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in a mental health setting prescribing psychotropic medications and providing medication management to individuals with a wide range of mental health diagnoses.
  • Experience and commitment to working in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Commitment to working with diverse populations (e.g., students of color, LGBTQIA students, student veterans, and students with disabilities) in an affirming environment.
  • Strong clinical, collaborative, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications and Education: 

  • Certified as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
  • Two or more years of experience working in a variety of mental health settings and populations prescribing psychotropic medications and providing medication management.
  • Clinical experience with a university/college student population.
  • Clinical experience working within a short-term treatment model.
  • Interest in providing psychoeducational or behavioral health skills group therapy.
  • Experience working with an APA-accredited psychology internship and/or training programs.
  • Experience providing mental health or preventative programming, counseling (individual and/or group), outreach, consultation, and psychoeducation.
  • Experience working with individuals with substance abuse related issues.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Meet with students referred by the University Counseling Center’s clinical staff for psychiatric evaluations and medication management.
  • Provide culturally sensitive treatment to individuals over a broad range of difficulties and diagnoses, including:
    • Psychological, social, or other difficulties that interfere with students’ academic success.
    • Crisis intervention, including occasional afterhours on-call coverage for the on-campus population.
    • Provide consultation and outreach activities to the university community.
    • Provide training in an APA-accredited internship.
  • Participate in Division of Student Affairs activities pertinent to student well-being, including serving on university committees.
  • Participate in Center’s staff meetings and professional development.
  • Participate in national/regional professional organizations and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned by the director.
  • This is a full-time, 12-month position. Work hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday – Friday during academic year and 2 days per week during summer months (May-August).

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with experience. There is an excellent fringe benefits package.

Department/Division:  The University Counseling Center, Division of Student Affairs. The center is accredited by IACS and has an APA-accredited doctoral internship in psychology. The center is well integrated within the university and has strong supportive partnerships across campus, with access to excellent student affairs leadership. Center staff are innovative, multidisciplinary, collegial, and invested in training and working collaboratively to ensure quality delivery of services to a diverse student body. For additional information about the center, please see University Counseling Center.

Campus:  Established in 1960, Grand Valley State University is a relatively new university with an enrollment of over 25,000. Committed to excellence, Grand Valley offers students personalized attention through relatively small classes and excellent student services. GVSU's main campus is located in Allendale, which is about 12 miles west of Grand Rapids and 12 miles east of Lake Michigan with its beautiful beaches. The 1,237-acre campus includes both rolling hills to the west and deeply wooded ravines to the east. The city of Grand Rapids combines a diverse economy, strong public/parochial schools, outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities, and excellent health care to create a high quality of life for area residents.

Application Deadline: Application deadline is October 20, 2019. Preferred start date is December 2019.

How to Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter, vita, and degree transcript. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references.  Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview.  If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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