Job Information

University of Utah Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Per-Diem) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/08/2020

Requisition Number PRN10699N

Job Title PS Nurse Practitioner

Working Title Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Per-Diem)

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 2

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Hours per week may vary depending on need.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics


Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $55/hr TBD

Close Date

Job Summary

The University of Utah College of Nursing seeks psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) to provide mental and behavioral health care at a variety of practice sites including but not limited to:, South Jordan Health Center, Impact Mental Health, Juvenile Justice, and others.

This position is within the College of Nursing’s PMHNP Faculty Practice. We are a dynamic team of PMHNP’s who are committed to excellence, innovation, and mentoring future PMHNPs. We practice in a variety of settings, and enjoy a large degree of self-determination. Most clinics are open during the day, M-F. There may be call, depending on the clinic’s needs. We manage our own patient panel, but as part of a supportive team, we often collaborate.

This is a patient-focused organization. The University of Utah Health Sciences exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The Health Sciences Center seeks faculty and staff who are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at the work site if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.


Position Summary: The PMHNPs hired will: provide mental health services in a clinical practice setting. They will demonstrate psychiatric advanced practice nursing skills in health promotion, diagnosis and treatment; provide and manage pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies; provide and manage therapeutic counseling and related interventions; and use the process of assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation to provide evidenced-based care to address the psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual needs of patients.

The position requires a considerable degree of independent skills and judgment necessary to monitor and respond to changes in patients’ condition, as well as critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in clinical decision-making to help patients across the lifespan achieve, maintain, and restore health. Engagement in clinical education through PMHNP student precepting is an expectation of the position.

Principle Functions and major areas of responsibility include:

1. Perform accurate comprehensive health history, review of systems, and psychiatric mental health examination, concluding with diagnosis and treatment.

2. Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic procedures and tests, as indicated by the history and psychiatric mental health examination, to identify and assess psychiatric issues and health care needs.

3. Develop differential diagnoses on the basis of clinical and laboratory data.

4. Provide inpatient and outpatient psychiatric mental health care. Recognize emergency situations and initiate emergency care/triage.

5. Provide individualized client therapy and psycho-education for identified problems, disease states, and social/cultural situation.

6. Collaborate with other members of the health care team to coordinate care for clients.

7. Complete necessary documentation appropriately, including the billing encounter form.

8. Instruct, supervise/precept and serve as mentor to students and trainees in medicine and nursing as assigned. Ensure a positive learning environment.

9. Participate in inter-professional collaborative practice, sharing and receiving referrals for care with other professionals.

10. Participate in research/scholarship.

11. Contribute to site-specific quality improvement and care provision data collection efforts.

12. Maintain clinical competence by participating in and offering leadership for continuing education activities.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Often: Infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids), hazards (includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Utah. Nationally certified as a Nurse Practitioner as required under State Law. Certification in BLS may is required. Demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge of specialty area; and demonstrated leadership, teaching, research and communication skills are required.

Utah State prescriptive privileges preferred.

Licensure is obtained by completing a Master’s degree in Nursing or equivalency (the only equivalency to the Master’s degree is current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner) and a National Certification which requires the successful completion of a nationally accredited examination.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Care is appropriate to the population served.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


• Licensure to practice as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the State of Utah.

• Utah State prescriptive privileges preferred.

• Experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a [strong or demonstrated] commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

• Graduation from an accredited College or School of Nursing as a PMHNP . Doctor of Nursing Practice ( DNP ) degree preferred.

• Individuals who are licensed and certified as a psychiatric mental health APRN /Clinical Nurse Specialist will be considered.

• Excellent clinical and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with patients and other members of the health care and academic team are critical to success.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.