APRN/PA at UF Student Health Care Center - Psychiatry (CHFM) (529624)

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Nursing
Department:35030200 - SH-BEHAVIORAL SERVICES

Classification Title:

Adv Reg Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant

Job Description:

The Student Health Care Center at the University of Florida within the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine (CHFM) is seeking an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (APRN) or Physician Assistant (PA) to join our team. This position provides psychiatric assessments, diagnosis, medication evaluations, treatments, follow-up care, and crisis intervention/emergency services for University of Florida (UF) students. The Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner will provide consultation services to the UF Community and maintain clinical records on findings and treatments following the established charting guidelines. Additionally, this position offers regular backup and after-hours psychiatric emergency/urgent duties with other Student Health Psychiatry (SHP) staff as part of 24-hour crisis intervention on-call services.


  • Conduct psychiatric assessments, diagnoses, and medication evaluations for students with various mental health concerns, including multicultural issues, trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, and gender/sexual minority struggles.
  • Offer treatment, follow-up care, and crisis intervention/emergency services for students in need.
  • Provide psychiatric consultation services to Counseling and Wellness Center therapy staff, Student Health Care Center medical providers, student groups, and UF community members, including Housing and Residence Education, Dean of Students Office, Disability Resource Center, RecSports, University Athletic Association, and UF Police Department.


  • Maintain clinical records in accordance with established charting guidelines, ensuring accurate and comprehensive documentation of findings and treatments.

Emergency/Urgency Duties:

  • Provides regular backup and after-hours psychiatric emergency/urgent duties with other SHP staff as part of 24-hour crisis intervention on-call services.

Typical schedule: Monday-Sunday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, 40 hours a week. Hours and days can vary according to the SHP’s needs; Provides evening and weekend telephone on-call consultation as assigned per rotation.

About the Student Health Care Psychiatry:

The UF Student Health Care Center Psychiatry (SHP) is committed to addressing mental, emotional, and behavioral conditions through a comprehensive range of services, including psychiatric evaluations, treatment planning, coordination of care with other professionals, and medication management. Embracing a Collaborative Care Model, SHP integrates psychiatry, therapy, and general medical services to improve patient outcomes, control costs, and reduce mental health stigma. At the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC), psychiatry providers, therapists, and primary care providers work closely together to ensure a holistic and supportive approach to mental health care.

About Gainesville, Florida:

Gainesville (http://cityofgainesville.org) is home to Florida's largest and oldest university and is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events, and athletics. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for preserving historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums, and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. It is a hidden gem in North Central Florida, within a couple of hours to major cities such as Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa. We are central to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. We have warm weather much of the year, allowing for year-round outdoor activities. Due to the diverse atmosphere generated by The University of Florida and UF Health Shands, the leading employers in Gainesville, Gainesville is also a wonderful place to raise a family. For more information about Gainesville, FL, please go to: The Guide to Greater Gainesville. Explore Gainesville in 60 seconds.

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and is commensurate with skills and experience.


  • Health Insurance: UF participates in state and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families, and domestic partners. Additionally, voluntary insurance options are available, including vision, dental, long-term disability, and more.
  • Retirement Options: UF offers attractive retirement options, such as the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan, State University System Optional Retirement Program, Florida Retirement System Investment Plan, and Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Leave: UF employees have access to a generous paid leave plan, a sick leave pool, paid maternity/paternity leave, paid medical leave, and leave payouts.
  • See more information on benefits here: https://benefits.hr.ufl.edu/

As a state organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. See https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.

Minimum Requirements:

APRN: Master’s degree with a major in nursing or another health-related area and licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes.

PA: Graduation from a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) and licensed as a Physician Assistant in accordance with Chapter 458, Florida Statutes.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Psychiatric ARNP has obtained Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification, then subsequent board certification (PMHNP-BC).
  • Psychiatric PA has obtained Psychiatric-Mental Health PA certification, then subsequent board certification.
  • Two years of appropriate experience
  • Adept at dealing with the problems of a college-age population, consultation/outreach, development theories of the adolescent and adult, and being able to understand the individual in the context of a diverse social/cultural milieu. 
  • Should have personal attributes that enable them to facilitate effective interpersonal relationships and communicate with colleagues and patients, as well as a wide range of students, faculty, staff, and administrators. 
  • Experienced in multicultural, trauma, eating disorders, alcohol/substance abuse, gender, and/or sexual minority psychiatric treatment interventions with college student populations. 
  • Demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage a multitude of clinical situations.
  • Integrative knowledge of EPIC and Titanium medical record systems with the ability to maintain and manage confidential information in accordance with HIPAA and FERPA.
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, highly organized, and detail oriented.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Employment with the University of Florida is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • This position is not remote. The work location is on the University of Florida campus.
  • For your application for this position to be considered complete, you must upload a resume, a cover letter, or a letter of interest.
  • Be available to attend occasional 7:00 am meetings.
  • This position consists of predominately computer work, so being able to sit for extended periods.
  • Be able to transport himself/herself to various training activities and meetings.
  • If you are a Florida resident claiming veteran's preference, please upload a copy of your DD-214 with your application for consideration.

At Community Health and Family Medicine and its divisions, everyone belongs, grows, and thrives!

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

An application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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