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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner / Student Health Center
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner / Student Health Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner / Student Health Center



Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner / Student Health Center


$68,280.00 - $120,576.00 Annually


CSU San Bernardino and Palm Desert Campus, CA

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Employment Status: Full-time, probationary "exempt" position.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Occasional evenings, early mornings, and late clinic hours may be required). Also includes work at Palm Desert Campus.

First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Application review date extended)

Current employees will be given preferred consideration.

Typical Activities

Under the general supervision of the Psychiatrist, Student Health Center Director, Counseling and Psychological Services Director and Medical Chief of Staff, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner performs assigned medical psychiatric treatment activities.

+ Incumbent will in collaboration with the Psychiatrist, and following the established Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner protocols, the Psychiatric NP provides direct therapeutic services in the form of diagnostic assessments and medication treatment for individuals as assigned by the Student Health Center Director, Counseling and Psychological Services Director, Medical Chief of Staff and other SHC Providers. The Psychiatric NP will be part of the interdisciplinary team, advising and making recommendations of the students' overall treatment plans.

+ Incumbent will be responsible for maintaining client records in accordance with established policies and procedures, the established Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner protocols and perform other duties as assigned within the scope of Psychiatric NP practice.

+ Incumbent will in collaboration with other clinicians, the incumbent will develop, maintain, and monitor a clinical case management system to provide continuity of care and follow-up for higher-need clients. The incumbent may collaborate with a case manager or social worker, and may be called upon to write letters or complete forms for academic accommodations through the office of Services for Students with Disabilities as indicated.

+ Incumbent will initiate and develop on-going liaison relationships with community health providers, services, hospitals, and other resources. Develop and maintain a database of referral resources and services in surrounding communities

+ Incumbent will as determined by case management demand, provide direct time-limited therapy, group therapy, and outreach services.

+ Incumbent Act as a consultant to assist providers and counselors with daytime and on-call crisis services. Consult with faculty, staff, students, and family members, who are concerned about a student, while protecting patient confidentiality.

Minimum Qualifications

Nurse practitioner with a minimum of three to five years of psychiatric experience in an outpatient setting. Academic degree or certificate from an approved college or university-based Nursing Practitioner Program or equivalent training and experience as outlined by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

Comprehensive knowledge of advanced nursing care principles, methods and procedures. Ability to work independently in assigned specialized area according to broad guidelines and practices established by a physician; ability to conduct diagnostic examinations and to treat both chronic and episode disorders; ability to assess patient needs and recommend next steps; ability to observe and record unique symptoms and behaviors; ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

+ Prescriptive authority issued by the California State Board of Nursing.

+ Current DEA registration.

+ Ability to maintain certification as required by regulations as needed to perform specific job duties (e.g. Basic Life Support Certification [CPR]).

+ Adult, family practice and psychiatric care experience, with experience in diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and mental health related illness.

+ Commitment to illness prevention and a wellness model of healthcare delivery

+ Ability to operate diagnostic and therapeutic medical equipment, electronic medical record software, Microsoft Windows applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

+ Ability to establish and maintain effective service-oriented relationships with all customers (e.g. students, faculty, staff, outside agencies, regulatory representatives, vendors, and the community) and provide exceptional customer service.

+ Ability to create and maintain a challenging, innovative, positive work environment.

+ Ability to select, provide lead work direction to, train, and evaluate clinical and paraprofessional staff.

+ Ability to perform a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation that includes evaluation of mental status, current and past history of violence, suicidal or self-harm behavior, substance abuse, level of functioning, health behaviors, trauma, sexual behaviors and social and developmental history.

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills (e.g. presentation and public speaking; writing daily correspondence, policies, procedures, reports and related documents) with the ability to communicate with internal and external customers.

+ Possess a commitment to the mission, vision and goals of the organization.

+ Ability to adapt in the work environment to meet patient or organizational needs (e.g. work schedule and assignment).

Essential Functions

+ Ability to perform a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation that includes evaluation of mental status, current and past history of violence, suicidal or self-harm behavior, substance abuse, level of functioning, health behaviors, trauma, sexual behaviors and social and developmental history.

+ Synthesizes, prioritizes and documents relevant data in retrievable form.

+ Plans and assumes responsibility for the clinical management of patients with urgent mental health and psychiatric health related illness in accordance with established protocols and standardized procedures.

+ Provide triage assessment and crisis intervention.

+ Uses a problem oriented format to document patient information in the chart.

+ Assesses the impact of acute and/or chronic physical illness, psychiatric disorders, and stressors.

+ Interprets EKG's, labs and XRAYs and indicated.

+ Consults with the physician as indicated in established protocols and for those conditions which lie outside the NP's individual competence.

+ Functions as a mentor and resource for Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants and Clinical Assistants to ensure quality of care standards are maintained.

+ Collaborates with other health disciplines in providing care and treatment (e.g mental health, etc.). Interprets policies and effective use of all services offered by the Student Health Services to students and other university and community personnel. Makes referrals to outside agencies when appropriate.

+ Works cooperatively with Student Health Center's staff in providing quality patient care.

+ Understands, supports and complies with the policies and procedures of the Student Health Center (SHC) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

+ Actively participates in quality improvement activities within SHC and CAPS as assigned e.g.: in-service education, established meetings, committees, patient education activities and programs to improve the level of care provided in the Student Health Center.

+ Participates in peer review.

+ Actively participates in problem-solving within the clinic as well as the organization.

+ Meets as needed with the physicians and other providers for chart review, problem-solving, and education.

+ Duties and responsibilities may be added or deleted, as the job necessitates.


+ Master's degree or above.

+ Current Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Board Certification.

+ Three years post graduate Psychiatric and Mental Health experience.

+ Supervisory and leadership experience.

+ Experience working with an Electronic Medical Records System (EMR).

Supplemental Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: -resources/current-employees/employee-relations/conflict-interest

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

You have medical, dental and vision plans from which to choose coverage. You may cover yourself and your eligible spouse or domestic partner and children. You are eligible to enroll in coverage if you are appointed at least half-time and for more than six months. If you enroll on a timely basis, coverage begins on the first of the month after your date of hire. You also may enroll during any annual open enrollment period.


Medical Benefits - You have a choice of several Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), depending on location, or Preferred Plan Provider (PPO) insurance plans through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)). You and the CSU share the cost of coverage, with the CSU paying the greater portion of the monthly premium. You may pay your portion of the cost on a pre-tax basis through the Tax Advantage Premium Plan (TAPP).

Dental Benefits - You may choose between two dental plans: a traditional indemnity (fee-for-service) plan allowing you to see almost any dental provider, or a "dental HMO" plan offering a network of dentists from which to choose. Currently, the CSU pays the full dental premium for you and your eligible dependents.

Vision Benefits - Vision coverage includes an annual eye exam, and glasses or contact lenses every other year. Currently, the CSU pays the full vision premium for you and your eligible dependents.

Cobra Benefits - If you lose your eligibility for medical, dental, and vision benefits under specified circumstances (for example, you leave employment with the CSU), the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (COBRA) and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 (OBRA) allows you to continue to receive health care coverage at your expense. You and your dependents can receive COBRA benefits for up to 18, 29 or 36 months, depending on the circumstances.


FlexCash - If you waive the CSU medical and/or dental coverage because you have other non-CSU coverage, you can receive additional cash in your paycheck each month. You will be taxed on this additional income. Currently, you can receive $128 FlexCash per month if you waive medical coverage and $12 FlexCash per month if you waive dental coverage.


Life and Accidental, Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance - The CSU provides you with $10,000 of basic term life insurance coverage and $10,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance coverage. The CSU pays the full cost of this coverage. Coverage is automatic and effective on the first of the month after your date of hire.


CSU Fee Waiver Program - If you are a full-time employee, you are eligible each term to waive certain fees at a CSU campus for a maximum of two courses or six units, whichever is greater. You may transfer your fee waiver benefit to your spouse, domestic partner, or dependent child (up to age 25); however, not all of the fees may be waived or reduced for your dependents.


CalPERS Retirement Plan - The California Public Employees Retirement System is a defined benefit retirement plan that provides lifetime benefits based on members' years of service, age, and final compensation. Full-time employees appointed for at least six months, or part-time employees working at least half-time and appointed for at least one year, are automatically enrolled in the CalPERS Retirement Plan.

Depending on hire and/or membership date, employees are placed in one of three retirement formulas. Each formula determines the employee contribution rate, and the benefit factor and final compensation period used to calculate retirement allowance.

Retirement Plans

Employee Contribution

2% @ 55. 2% @ 60. 5% less a $513 exclusion. 2% @ 62 (there is not an exclusion) is 6.75% for contribution.

Pre-Tax Savings Plans - As a CSU employee, you have three voluntary retirement savings plans available to you, which allow you to invest pre-tax dollars to supplement your CalPERS Retirement Plan benefit. They are:

+ The CSU 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) Plan

+ The Savings Plus 401(k) Thrift Plan

+ The Savings Plus 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

You may participate in any or all of the plans. Each is governed by a different section of the IRS Code resulting in different rules and provisions.


Holidays - The CSU offers employees 14 paid holidays each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and one you may take any time during the year.

Vacation - Depending upon your years of service, you earn vacation monthly as follows: 5/6 day up to three years; 1 1/4 days up to six years; 1 5/12 days up to 10 years; 1 7/12 days up to 15 years; 1 3/4 days up to 20 years; 1 11/12 days up to 25 years; and two days per month thereafter. If you have less than 10 years of service with the CSU, you can accrue up to a maximum of 272 hours (34 days); if you have more than 10 years, the maximum is 384 hours (48 days). Part-time employees accrue vacation on a prorated basis.

Sick Leave - For each month of continuous service, you accumulate eight hours of credit for sick leave with pay. Part-time employees accrue sick leave on a prorated basis.

Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave - You are eligible for up to 30 workdays per calendar year starting within sixty (60) days of the arrival of your new child, due to birth, adoption, or foster care assignment.

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