The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, in accordance with standardized procedures, performs mental health examinations and treats common episodic and chronic health care problems with an emphasis on health maintenance and disease prevention via direct, outpatient ambulatory patient care. The major emphasis at this level is ongoing direct patient care delivery, including triage assessment, crisis intervention and facilitation hospitalization. Assignments at this level primarily encompass management of patients who present chronic and/or episodic health problems; assignments at this level may include responsibility for occasional community outreach, consultation, participation in program planning and development of patient education information. This position is responsible, in accordance with standardized procedures to conduct in-depth interviews with patients and/or family, construct comprehensive medical and mental health histories, perform initial and periodic examinations, evaluate patient behavior and explore patient's interpretation of health needs. Incumbents directly perform or order appropriate diagnostic studies and interpret finished results; develop and implement long and short-range treatment plans. The incumbent retains responsibility for the ongoing clinical management of the patient. Nurse Practitioner is expected to work in collaboration with other members of the Student Health Center mental health staff, consulting with psychiatrists, other physicians, social worker(s), community therapists and campus-based staff when appropriate. Within scope, the Nurse Practitioner is expected to regularly consult and is responsible for promptly reporting to the Chief of Mental Health Services all issues which may impact patient care and safety. The position is responsible for assuring continuous and ongoing quality, accessibility and safety of mental health services to patients. The incumbent is also responsible for providing professional consultation within Student Health Center and within Student Affairs, to academic, professional and department advisors, and to staff of other campus departments on mental health issues and emergencies under the general direction of the Chief of Mental Health Services.The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.Salary: Hourly $56.76 - $66.49Total Hours: 8-5, M-FCareer Position.Final candidate subject to background check.As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts. Please attach your resume.Click here to see the Student Health website.View Job Description for the position requirements.
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