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Temporary Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Enrollment & Student Services

Position Title Temporary Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
About the University Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department

The Student Health Center and the Division of Enrollment and Student Services support Western’s mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement.  We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the Position

The WWU Student Health Center is seeking licensed Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner to provide and coordinate direct mental health care services to WWU students.  This is a part time, 6-month position.  The Psychiatric ARNP will provide mental health care to patients including performing mental health assessments, establishing diagnoses and determining appropriate treatment or referral. The position reports to the Director of the Student Health Center.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Diagnose, manage and treat acute and chronic mental illness, including initiation of psychotropic medications and follow up to document progress and stability, including some case management responsibilities.
  2. Provide a holistic approach to patient care, including provision of patient education as appropriate, and participates as requested by the Director in activities of student case management, quality assurance, and department strategic planning.
  3. Consult and collaborate with Student Health Center, Counseling Center and Prevention & Wellness colleagues.
  4. Consult and collaborate with other campus partners; Dean of Students, Residence Life, Disability Resources, as well as community health providers, community agencies, hospitals, and other resources.
  5. Provide in-service education and consultation for providers, nurses and other staff in Counseling, Health and Wellness Services.
Required Qualifications
  1. FNP or ARNP certification with Master’s degree (MSN, MN).
  2. Current or eligible Washington State license or demonstrated eligibility for licensure in Washington, with maintenance of continuing education requirements.
  3. Current DEA licensure.
  4. Minimum of five years of experience providing mental health services.
  5. Knowledge and demonstrated clinical experience to appropriately evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage students with acute and chronic mental health issues, and the knowledge and ability to respond in mental health emergencies.
  6. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  7. Demonstrated awareness, knowledge, and skills to interact effectively with persons representing a wide range of diverse backgrounds such as low income/underemployed populations, students of color, LGBTQ and international students.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Mental Health experience in a University or School Health Clinic setting.
  2. Demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  3. Experience as a collaborator on a multidisciplinary team
Salary Commensurate experience 
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Position is open until filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“The Clery Act”). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western’s campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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