Located between picturesque bluffs and the mighty Mississippi River, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) is actively recruiting for an outstanding candidate to be a psychiatric provider at our Student Health Center. This exciting opportunity is for a position that allows for an abundance of flexibility in your schedule and includes no after-hours/on-call coverage. This recruitment is for one position, and is open to Nurse Practitioners and Physicians with psychiatric certification. UWL has a rich tradition of providing an exceptional educational experience for students and our dedication to student success is what makes our university unique.
The Student Health Center is a 27,000 square foot facility located in the Health Science Center—a $27 million state-of-the-art educational, research, and healthcare facility completed in 2000 under the supervision of the La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium. The Student Health Center provides patient care to students at UWL and Western Technical College. This position functions under the general supervision of the Director of the Student Health Center, with collaboration with both the Director of the UWL Counseling & Testing Center and the Director of WTC Counseling & Enrollment Services.
This unique opportunity includes:
- Collaborative relationship with physicians
- Busy outpatient psychiatric practice
- Regular consultation with primary care and mental health professionals
- Almost exclusively young adult patients
The psychiatric provider will assess, diagnose, and provide recommendations for patients presenting for psychiatric concerns. This provider will also conduct on-going risk assessments and perform age-appropriate, full psychiatric evaluations. Other responsibilities include: referral, consultation, and documentation.
Successful candidates will have experience and expertise in serving young adult clients from diverse backgrounds. Interested applicants would benefit from having experience working in an interdisciplinary setting and work well independently.
NOTE: This position will be filled as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or as a Psychiatrist based on qualifications. Percentage of appointment and benefit eligibility will vary based on title. This is a part time position during the academic year and has limited hours during the summer months.
- Must be board certified as a mental health nurse practitioner OR certified as a Physician with board certification in Psychiatry.
- Eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse and certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber in Wisconsin.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Experience in a college health setting and/or with adolescent and adult psychiatry.
- Expertise in providing crisis intervention.
- Experience engaging in collaborative work with a multidisciplinary team.
- Experience with electronic medical records (EMR).
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with persons of diverse socio-economic, racial/ethnic, international, and LGBTQ backgrounds, including knowledge and sensitivity about multicultural issues.
A complete application must include a cover letter, résumé, contact information for three references (name, title, email address and telephone number), and a copy of your current licensure/certification(s). This position will remain open until filled. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Gretchen Reinders, Panel Search Chair, at email@example.com.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 25 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Clery-report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.