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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Location: 

38677, MS, US, University

Department:  University Counseling Center (10001028)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu

Definition of Class

This is a professional position in which the incumbent provides patient care for students within the University community. The incumbent works collaboratively with the psychiatrist to provide patient assessment and diagnosis, formulate treatment plans, prescribe medications, order laboratory tests, interpret test results, provide patient education, prepare medical records and refer patients for inpatient care in accordance with statutes, regulations and protocols regulating the profession. The incumbent works under the supervision of the Psychiatrist and the Director of the University Counseling Center.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Provides patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment plans in accordance with statutes, regulations and protocols regulating the profession.
  • Collaborates with the staff psychiatrist, the nursing staff and technical personnel, as well as the counselors at the University Counseling center and outside local counselors.   
  • Provides psychiatric health services, education, counseling and emotional support.
  • Refers patients for inpatient care, in collaboration with the staff psychiatrist, as necessary.
  • Issues medication prescriptions in accordance with treatment guidelines.
  • Orders laboratory tests, interprets and explains the test results to patients.  
  • Provides patient education regarding medications, risks, benefits and reasonable outcome expectations.
  • Communicates with patients and engages in follow-up as necessary.
  • May also provide primary medical care services as indicated, in accordance with statues, regulations and protocols regulating the profession.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Works collaboratively to provide patient care in accordance with statutes, regulations and protocols regulating the profession.
  2. Provides psychiatric health services, education, counseling and emotional support.

Minimum Education/Experience

Education:
Masters of Science in Nursing, with a Psychiatric/Mental Health emphasis, from an accredited college or university.


AND


Experience:
Three (3) years of experience related to the above describe duties.


AND


Licensure:
Must be licensed as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner  (PMHNP) by the Mississippi Board of Nursing.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.