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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, Department of Psychiatry

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Date: Jun 26, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Nurse Practitioner - OR - Physician Assistant

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati


The College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, is looking for a Nurse Practitioner - 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 work with a designated supervisor, assist in providing comprehensive, continuous, and personalized care to patients in various areas of behavioral health in collaboration with a range of professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, other advance practice providers, and social workers.


We have opportunities for contributions in outpatient and inpatient general psychiatry as well as psychiatric emergency services. The focus area will be determined based on candidate interest and departmental need. This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • 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, as applicable.
  • Order supplies as necessary; stock and maintain rooms as required.
  • May 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.


Nurse Practitioner Minimum Qualifications: 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. Three (3) years nursing experience.


Nurse Practitioner Ideal Qualifications: Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) 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.


Physician Assistant Minimum Qualifications: 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 and current/valid license in the state of Ohio.


Physician Assistant Ideal Qualifications: Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Psychiatry Candidates must be eligible and willing to sit for the examination.


For additional information you may visit or contact Dr. Melissa P. DelBello, Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, University of Cincinnati, 260 Stetson Street, Suite 3200, Cincinnati, OH 45219 or via email to


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 / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


REQ: 37614 


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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