Full Practice Authority APRN - Mental Health
University of Illinois

Urbana, Illinois

Posted in Education and Training

$135,000.00 per year


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Full Practice Authority APRN - Mental Health

McKinley Health Center

Job Summary
To provide primary mental health care for students presenting with mental health concerns.
Duties are listed in order of greatest importance. Other responsibilities may be assigned.

• Independent Patient Care Responsibilities (95%)

1. Take patient histories, sufficient to address the patient's chief complaint and other health concerns.

2. Provide mental health assessment and treatment for students with mental health problems. Appropriate treatments may include individual, couples, and group psychotherapy if applicable, referral for hospitalization, and be consistent with limitations of MHU staff resources.

3. Prescribe, administer, and dispense prescription and nonprescription medications.

4. Provide emergency triage for crisis evaluation and management, including developing a safety /crisis plan, when necessary.

5. Follow up with patients to review lab test results and progress in an appropriate and timely manner.

6. Make referrals to other providers as appropriate to facilitate treatment plans with standard and crisis interventions. This may include outpatient psychotherapeutic techniques or facilitating hospitalization at community hospitals on behalf of students.

7. Consult with other mental health care professionals, physicians and/or health care professionals to confirm difficult diagnoses and facilitate appropriate treatment plans.

8. Ensure that patients receive adequate education to effectively participate in their diagnostic and therapeutic plan and that they understand and assent to that plan and understand other appropriate alternatives.

9. Complete all visit documentation in an appropriate and timely manner as determined by policy.

10. Display competency concerning diagnosis and procedure coding.

11. Adhere to established Health Center policies and procedures including maintenance of records.

12. Develop and maintain the technical skills necessary to provide excellent and efficient patient care. This includes competency with computer applications that enhance individual patient care and the efficiency of the health center.

13. Be efficient in the care of patients concerning time spent with patients, number of patients seen, and resources utilized, such as laboratory, consultations, and pharmaceuticals.

14. Be effective in the care of patients, concerning overall patient outcomes, satisfaction, and cultural competence.

15. Provide patients with access by staffing clinics and special events per policy.

16. Collaborate with other clinical staff for patient care.

17. Provide mental health consultation to Mental Health Unit clinicians.

18. Provide mental health consultation to health service physicians, Counseling Center staff, Housing, and other appropriate University faculty and staff.

• Practice and General Responsibilities (5%)

19. Share on-call responsibilities for after-hours and weekend mental health emergencies. (Currently, there are no formal on-call responsibilities. This policy is subject to change if University needs should be required.)

20. Participate in Mental Health Unit staff meetings and case conferences.

21. Actively participate in McKinley's quality improvement and risk management programs and its peer review processes as outlined in policy and annual plans.

22. Attend and participate in assigned McKinley and campus committees.

23. Participate in university and health center promotions and promotional material as needed.

25. Utilize other members of the health care team appropriate to their skill level, licensure, and classification.

26. Treat patients, staff, and colleagues with courtesy and respect.

27. Adhere to the University, Civil Service, Health Center, and individual unit policies and procedures that serve as guidelines for individual practice. Guidelines for patient care management are the protocols of care.

28. Work within the scope of practice and comply with privileges granted.

29. Responsible and accountable for supporting and ensuring a culture of safety, quality, and risk management including compliance with ethics.

30. Stay informed of the newest developments in mental health by attending educational conferences, literature reviews, and consulting with other clinical personnel.

31. Maintain a current Illinois license, Illinois Licensed Controlled Substance registration, and federal DEA controlled drug registration.

32. Register and maintain access to the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program.

33. Assume appropriate related additional duties to further the mission of the unit.

Physical Demands

  • Standing : Frequently
  • Walking : Frequently
  • Stairs : Occasionally
  • Sitting : Occasionally
  • Lifting/Carrying : Rarely
  • Pushing/Pulling : Rarely
  • Talking : Frequently
  • Hearing : Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions : Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination : Occasionally
  • Visual Acuity : Frequently
  • Working Conditions
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) : Frequently
  • Minimum Qualifications

    State of Illinois Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Full Practice Authority license Illinois Licensed Controlled Substance, including Schedule II medications

    Preferred Qualifications

    Five-years of experience working with mental health patients.
    Experience in college health.
    Certification working with mental health conditions.

    Appointment Information

    This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. Starting salary is $135,000 and is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, while also considering internal equity.

    Application Procedures & Deadline Information

    Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on June 30,2024 (extended). Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Tiffany Rice at tsrice@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

    All McKinley Health Center Employees are required to comply with the Employee Immunization Policy https://public.powerdms.com/UIUC/documents/1455696/Employee Immunization

    The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify .

    Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal , or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu .

    Requisition ID: 1020724
    Job Category: Technical
    Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu


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