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Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

The University of Kansas Watkins Health Services
Lawrence, KS Full-time
Posted on June 14, 2019

This is a professional position for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), certified in Psychiatry Mental Health, at Watkins Health Services (WHS) on the KU campus in Lawrence, Kansas. The incumbent will work interdependently, independently, and dependently as a member of a health care team in the performance of a health care regimen. Duties will be carried out in accordance with 1) WHS administration policies and operational procedures (which must be followed in all aspects of patient care); 2) established standards and ethics of the medical profession; and 3) personal clinical qualifications. Within this framework, duties are carried out with considerable latitude for independent judgment and action.

The incumbent in this position will see, hear and possibly have access to confidential information that must be handled in accordance with all relevant state and federal laws and University policies and procedures regarding its use and disclosure.  This position is also authorized to review, create and process patient information and/or data in accordance with established procedures in the performance of job duties.
WHS utilizes computer technology in all aspects of its operations, including an electronic health record system.   The incumbent must become familiar with and be able to use the appropriate computer hardware and software programs associated with this position.  

The incumbent must become familiar with and adhere to the Watkins Health Services Customer Service Plan to ensure appropriate interaction and positive outcomes with both internal and external customers.

Watkins Health Services is a unit in Student Affairs.


Required Qualifications:

  • Masters of Science in clinical specialty of Psychiatric Nursing.
  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Two years of related professional work experience.
  • Licensed or eligible to be licensed by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.  
  • Board certified or eligible in Psychiatric Mental Health specialty.
  • Current unrestricted Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration.
  • Current BLS certification.