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Advanced Practice Nurse/Physician Assistant, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

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Job Overview

The College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, is looking for an Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician Assistant candidate to join our team of international leaders committed to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral disorders. The successful candidate will provide outpatient services in collaboration with a range of professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, other advance practice providers, and social workers.  This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.

Essential Functions

Working with a designated supervisor, assist in providing comprehensive, continuous, and personalized care to patients in various areas of behavioral health. 


Characteristic Duties 

  • Collect comprehensive histories of new patients.
  • Conduct basic physical and psychosocial assessments of individuals and/or families. Work with physicians and other providers in delivery of care.
  • Manage common episodic and chronic illnesses and administer medication and treatments as prescribed; obtain treatment consents as needed.
  • Provide counseling and health training.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Participate in research activities.
  • Order supplies as necessary; stock and maintain rooms as required.
  • Provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (e.g., performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. 

Minimum Requirements For Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse

  • A Master's degree in Nursing and graduation from an ANA approved Nurse Practitioner Program. 
  • Current/valid RN license to practice in the state of Ohio. 
  • May require certification in corresponding specialty.
  • Three (3) years nursing experience. 
  • Additional related work experience may be required depending on specialty/sub-specialty.


Additional Qualifications Considered
Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Certification in Psychiatric Mental Health as Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMHCNS-BC) or Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). Candidates must be eligible and willing to sit for the examination. 


Minimum Requirements for Physician Assistant

  • Professional Degree
  • Graduation from a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessor agencies.
  • Certification as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
  • Must be licensed/license eligible in the State of Ohio with prescriptive authority.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience is required.
  • Additional related work experience may be required depending on specialty/sub-specialty.


Additional Qualifications Considered
Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Psychiatry http://www.nccpa.net/psychiatry. Candidates must be eligible and willing to sit for the examination.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Often
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Bending - Seldom
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Reaching overhead - Seldom
  • Pulling, pushing - Seldom


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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Advanced Practice Nurse/Physician Assistant, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Date:  Nov 19, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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