Primary Purpose of Position
The primary purpose of this position is to provide psychiatric care to the students of the university community. This entails providing psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders, and medical assessments for students, as well as prescribing medications and monitoring their use in a therapeutic setting. Provide psychiatric emergency intervention as needed. Consult and collaborate with the clinical staff of The Counseling Center, as well as the Medical Clinic staff to provide appropriate, collaborative care for students. Facilitate the processing of both voluntary and involuntary hospitalizations. Become familiar with and utilize referral sources within the University and external community
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The mission of Student Health Center is to provide physical, psychological, environmental and wellness services to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University students, facility, and staff. As a health organization operating with an academic institution, the Student Health Center is committed to the support of the educational, research and service mission of the University.
The commitment is demonstrated through the participation and support of programs and activities, which enhance the overall well-being of the University community. This mission is fulfilled through the delivery of primary, preventive and educational services, which are responsive, accessible, and of high quality. A strong commitment is made to maintaining professional excellence in addressing the health problems that are unique to this population in an effort to:
- Minimize interference in academic achievement by health concerns;
- Educate students toward the achievement of healthy lifestyle as a foundation for pursuing personal and professional goals; and
- Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and healthy atmosphere, in which student’s faculty and staff live and work.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, completion of a Nurse Practitioner program approved by the North Carolina Joint Subcommittee of the Board of Nursing and Board of Medical Examiners, and "approved to practice medical acts" by the Joint Subcommittee.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Clinical Nurse Specialist with seven to ten years’ experience working with persons who have mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders or a combination of licensure, education and experience demonstrating ability to effectively perform essential job functions.
Maintain licensure as a psychiatric nurse practitioner in the State of North Carolina.
Required License or Certification
Licensure in the State of North Carolina as a (Psychiatric) Nurse Practitioner, Master’s Degree (required) with higher education preferred.
- Have the appropriate DEA license.