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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, Department of Psychiatry

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine’s doctors are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff. With world-class research, teaching and medical practice opportunities, why not choose the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine?


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 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. 
  • 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

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.
  • Three (3) years nursing experience. 


Physician Assistant:

  • 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 prior to start.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Nurse Practitioner-Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse:

  • 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. 

Physician Assistant:

  • 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


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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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, Department of Psychiatry

Date:  Sep 29, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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