2023-2024 Academic Year

  • Campus: University of Colorado Boulder
  • City/State: Boulder, Colorado
  • Position Type: University Staff
  • Full/Part Time: Full Time, 10 months
  • Background Check Required: Yes
  • Start Date: August 7, 2023

Job Summary

CU Boulder’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) invites applications for our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Fellowship. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Fellowship is an accepted member of the Association of Postgraduate APRN Programs.  It is designed to help early career PMHNPs continue their professional development and training, develop professional autonomy, and complete the hours needed for them to obtain full prescriptive authority.

Who May Apply

PMHNP Fellowship program applicants must complete a psychiatric nurse practitioner program prior to the start of the program and be within 18 months of completion of this degree.  We are committed to seeking a diverse group of applicants. A commitment to the values of social justice and multiculturalism, as evidenced by coursework, community involvement, or life experience is required.

The ideal candidate has a background in college mental health, experience working with transitional-age youth, and desire to acquire necessary clinical/supervision hours for licensure. The candidate should also have relevant and significant clinical experience providing direct psychiatric services. PMHNP Fellows must have interest in working on a multidisciplinary team, be familiar with electronic medical records, and be comfortable managing a busy and demanding clinical schedule.

Clinical Services and Educational Opportunities

The PMHNP fellow will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed professional counselors. The fellow will collaborate with CAPS (Counseling and Psychiatric Services) staff on all aspects of service delivery. The PMHNP fellow will also attend CAPS staff meetings, all-staff trainings and psychiatry specific staff meetings and trainings.

The PMHNP Fellow will continue their professional development and training by completing initial psychiatric evaluations and follow-up medication management appointments with patients. The PMHNP fellow may also have the opportunity to participate in provision in group therapy and/or workshops (dependent on interest as well as previous experience. Applicants will be able to participate in didactic seminars on facilitating groups, professional issues, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Supervision for the PMHNP Fellow will include 1 hour of weekly individual supervision with a PMHNP or MD. The PMHNP fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in supervision specific for a specialty track.

Specialty Track

The PMHNP fellow will be able to receive additional training and experience in one of the following areas if desired:

  • Substance use
  • Eating concerns
  • Transcare

Applicants are encouraged to indicate in the application which elective(s) best fit their interests and skills. Applicants may indicate interest in more than one track if they desire.

Orientation

Applicants are encouraged to indicate in the application which elective(s) best fit their interests and skills. Applicants may indicate interest in more than one track if they desire.

Start Date, Stipend and Benefits

The state date for this position is August 7th, 2023  and will end June 7th, 2024. Positions are a 40-hour/week, 10 month commitment. Please see the job posting for stipend information. Benefits include vacation time, sick leave, paid university holidays, continuing education opportunities and health insurance. 

Application Instructions

To apply, please refer to the posting on the CU Jobs website (clicking the link below) by March 13, 2022.

Questions may be directed to Sascha Arbouet, MD or call the Counseling and Psychiatric Services office at 303-492-2277.

Apply for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Fellowship