Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Health, Health Sciences, Nursing

About Us:

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Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Provides patient care for members of the University community. Works collaboratively with the psychiatrist, medical and counseling providers and others 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.

Level Scope:

Recognized master in professional discipline with significant impact and influence on campus policy and program development. Establishes critical strategic and operational goals; develops and implements new products, processes, standards or operational plans to achieve strategies. Regularly leads projects of critical importance to the campus; these projects carry substantial consequences of success or failure. Requires significant influence and communication with executive leadership. Problems faced are frequently complex and multidimensional, requiring broad based consideration of variables that impact multiple areas of the organization..

Essential Functions:

85% of Time the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner must:

  • Provides patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment plans in accordance with statutes, regulations and protocols regulating the profession.
  • Provides psychiatric health services, education, counseling and emotional support.
  • Refers patients for inpatient or outside community care, as necessary.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
  • Oversee and monitor psychotropic medications.
  • Provide psychotherapy and integrative therapy interventions.

15% of Time the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner must:

  • Collaborates with the staff and outside providers regarding patient care needs
  • Involvement in case management of psychiatric patients in conjunction with the Psychiatrist, Counseling Case Manager, other therapists and support staff
  • MAY also provide primary medical care services as indicated and trained, in accordance with statues, regulations and protocols regarding the profession
  • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Compassion, sensitivity, and strong communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • A high degree of sensitivity and confidentiality to appropriately manage delicate and urgent patient situations
  • Ability to collaborate and form effective relationships with colleagues, physicians, staff, and patients
  • Ability to solve problems and manage changing priorities
  • Experience with electronic medical records
  • Experience with tracking, measuring, and using patient-reported outcomes in developing treatment plans
  • Knowledge of medical science, the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders, treatment methods, and management of psychiatric conditions and medications
Minimum Qualifications:

Masters of Science in Nursing, with a Psychiatric/Mental Health emphasis, from an accredited college or university.
Two years of experience related to the above described duties.
Must be licensed (unencumbered) as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) by the Idaho State Board of Nursing.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Please provide a resume with employment history, a cover letter indicating interest and qualifications and three professional references.



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