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Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner / Nurse Practitioner

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Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 75
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Nursing
Department: Nursing 10033616
Sub Area: NURS- Nurses
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Health Care Professional, Nurses- NURS, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Position Summary

The MSU College of Nursing invites applications for the position of Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) to provide outpatient psychiatric evaluation and medication management services in the College of Nursing (CON) NP Family Medicine Clinic. The PMHNP will provide psychiatric services to adult and youth clients with behavioral and mental health issues and substance use disorders. The PMHNP provides intensive clinical medication management services to patients who have chronic, severe, and persistent psychiatric illnesses. The PMHNP will use judgement in assessing patients and evaluating their care needs, form a plan of care to include prescribing appropriate medications, brief psychotherapy interventions, non-pharmacological interventions, referring to individual, group and family counseling, providing referrals to other disciplines as needed, and acting as a liaison for patients with their other health care providers and families. These visits will be a combination of in-person and virtual visits. The PMHNP will use a scholarly approach to patient care making use of evidence-based practice and continuous quality improvement processes to assure quality, safety, and improved patient outcomes. The PMHNP will work independently and in collaboration with the CON NP practice faculty and other interdisciplinary care providers in the clinic. It is an expectation that the PMHNP will serve as a preceptor to graduate nursing students for the MSU College of Nursing.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide comprehensive mental health assessments
  • Chronic care management
  • Formulate treatment plans
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests
  • Prescribe medications
  • Prescribe non-pharmaceutical treatments and therapies
  • Conduct examinations of the body, when necessary
  • Refer patients to appropriate community services
  • Educate and counsel patients
  • Utilize Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies
  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Utilize established evidence-based practice guidelines when providing patient care
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement process
  • Manage a panel of patients
  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR) documentation
  • Conduct In person and Telehealth visits
  • Take call in rotation with the other providers in the clinic
  • Deliver high-quality, client-centered care
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with individuals involved in all aspects of programming – children, parents, school faculty and staff, grantors, funders, partner agencies, members of the community and Provident team members


  • Precept graduate APRN students
  • Facilitate graduate student DNP projects
  • Participate in Peer Review
  • Represent CON Family Medicine in committees, as needed
  • Design and lead quality improvement projects
  • Participate in ongoing continuous quality improvement
  • Participate in peer learning activities of the clinic
  • Monitor one’s own quality data
  • Monitor and utilize overall clinic quality data to facilitate quality improvement

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing one or two years of post-bachelor degree work such as a Masters in Nursing; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in direct nursing care in a specialized area or a Master’s Degree in Nursing; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in direct nursing care in a specialized area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  This position also requires possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse and specialty certification as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Michigan.  Requires certification as a Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Desired Qualifications

  • DNP or PhD in Nursing
  • Minimum of two (2) years clinical practice experience as a PMHNP in an outpatient setting
  • NP student precepting experience
  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR) experience
  • Experience with Telehealth/virtual visits
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter & Resume

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Please provide 3 professional references

Work Hours



The Bidding Eligibility ends on 06/14/2022 at 11:55 PM

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Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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