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Job ID: 208349

Psychiatric Nurse Specialist - Health Services
Tufts University

Date Posted Apr. 3, 2023
Title Psychiatric Nurse Specialist - Health Services
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Health Services


Tufts university counseling and mental health service (CMHS) is a division of tufts department of health and wellness, which also includes tufts health service and tufts health promotion.  The department contributes to the educational mission of the university through a variety of activities devoted to prevention, intervention, and consultation.  Serving a diverse student body of approximately 6000 undergraduate and graduate students, CMHS is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment which is inclusive and culturally informed. We are a multicultural team with an ongoing focus on deepening our understanding of the intersectional identities of all members of our community.  We bring energy and a collaborative approach to the provision of brief counseling and psychiatric services.  In addition, we are active on campus doing training, outreach and liaison work, as well as consulting to the tufts community of students, parents, faculty, and staff regarding students of concern.  We also provide crisis intervention and emergency on-call services to the campus community in the event of a mental health crisis

What You'll Do

This is a part-time and benefits eligible position at 28 hours per week.


The Psychiatric Nurse Specialist provides direct clinical services to students, including medication consultation, evaluation, treatment, referral, and psychiatric triage and crisis management.  The Nurse Clinician is expected to play an active role in outreach to the Tufts University community, as well as act as a mental health consultant to students, faculty, and staff. The position also includes participation in 24-hour emergency on-call rotations, involving telephone and/or face-to-face after hours evaluations when necessary, and may participate in and present in in-service trainings.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing, and Board certification in Adult and/or Adolescent Psychiatry required
  • Demonstrated familiarity and skill prescribing psychiatric medications for late adolescents, preferably in a college setting
  • Sstrong generalist experience working with psychiatric/medical issues including anxiety management, eating and body image issues, sexual and other forms of trauma, substance abuse, non-suicidal self-injury, suicidality, depression and mood disorders, ADHD, ASD, etc.
  • Demonstrated training and experience working with diverse populations including, but not limited to African American and other students of color, LGBTQ+ students, as well as students of different ethnicities, immigration histories, and intersecting identities
  • Demonstrated cultural competency
  • Ability to participate in after-hours on-call rotation and other after-hours campus activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • We are committed to strengthening and expanding culturally competent clinical and programming expertise in a number of areas, including providing relevant and effective services for communities of color; students having non-binary, transgender, and related identities; students on the autism spectrum; students struggling with eating disorders, alcohol and other drug issues; and first-generation student issues
  • Bilingual candidates are urged to apply    

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

The is a hybrid role expected to be campus at least 2-3 days each week.

Pay Range

Minimum $100,100.00, Midpoint $125,150.00, Maximum $150,200.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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