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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Washington, DC

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Hiring Company

The Catholic University of America

Positions Available

Part Time


Position Description

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (part-time)  Counseling Center     

Position N/A Position Summary:  The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at the Counseling Center is a part-time university employee (not an independent contractor) who performs psychiatric services to student clients who are being seen at the Counseling Center for ongoing psychotherapy.  The Psychiatric Practitioner also acts as a consultant for cases seen by other staff members.  In addition, the Psychiatric Practitioner participates in the Counseling Center’s training of graduate student therapists.

Essential Responsibilities Include: Evaluate clients for psychiatric diagnosis. Initiate, recommend, and conduct pharmacotherapy— front desk will handle scheduling of patient appointments (45-minute initial evaluations and 15-minute follow-up “med-checks”). Assist in evaluation of crisis or emergency cases. Serve as consultant to senior staff and trainees through contact via e-mail, voice mail, and/or brief impromptu meetings, responding to staff queries within the day. Discuss cases and collaborate with senior staff through periodic attendance of senior staff meetings. Train students in psychopharmacology—give two separate hour-long presentations to extern class (one presentation per semester on a Thursday morning); allow each doctoral psychology intern to sit in to observe one initial psychiatric evaluation per week. Occasionally receive urgent calls from family and patients.  Often need to assess critical nature and coordinate treatment recommendations with senior staff. Keep patient contact notes and also log patient contact with brief entry into the electronic client record system.

Minimum Qualifications A Master’s or Doctoral degree (MSN, DNP, or equivalent) in Nursing with a national certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner and a minimum two years of experience. Must be licensed in DC as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

How to apply: forward application, resume, and cover letter with salary requirements as an attachment to (salary expectations are considered part of application process): CUARecruitment@cua.edu. Reference position title in subject line of email. Please do not include photos on resumes and save documents with first/last names. All applicants must be supportive of the mission and vision of The Catholic University of America.  Position is open until filled.
 
 


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