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Advance Practice Nurse

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff



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Job Summary

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) welcomes applications for an Advance Practice Nurse. The APN will conduct psychiatric evaluations and psychiatric follow-up appointments; provide case consultation to a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, LPC's, and interns; and collaborate with CAPS staff on all aspects of clinical service delivery.

Who We Are

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) offers confidential, on-campus mental health and psychiatric services for a variety of concerns such as academics, anxiety, body image, depression, relationships, substance use and more.

CAPS fosters the well-being of students and helps them succeed by providing a full range of clinical services, consultation, and outreach to the campus community.  We also offer outstanding training to the next generation of mental health professionals. CAPS is a multicultural, multidisciplinary, and multi-theoretical staff.  We are committed to affirming diversity and seek to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone we serve.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Provide Medical/Psychiatric Coverage
  • New psychiatric evaluations and follow-up appointments.
  • Psychiatric and staff consultations. 
  • Urgent/Crisis clinical services.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests when indicated.
  • Attend meetings and trainings.
  • Collaborate with other departments and clinics.
  • Comply with all CAPS guidelines around charting/documentation/billing/quality improvement. 
  • Participate in peer reviews
  • Represent the department in mental health topic presentations.

What We Can Offer

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A Master of Science Degree in Nursing from a program accredited by the American Nurses Association or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, conferred by May 2019.
  • Current registration in the State of Colorado as an Advanced Practice Nurse by date of hire.
  • Certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurse’s Credentialing Center. 
  • Prescriptive authority from the Colorado State Board of Nursing. 
  • Eligible for Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) licensure.

What You Will Need

  • Basic functional computer skills (experience with Windows based systems).

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience working within mental health settings. 
  • Experience working with electronic health records. 
  • Experience with diagnosis and treatment of ADHD disorders and Substance Use disorders. 
  • Experience conducting sessions in Spanish/Mandarin/Arabic. 
  • Experience working with minority and under-served populations.
  • Experience working with international students. 
  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services desires individuals who want to work in a collaborative multidisciplinary team environment. 
  • Two or more years of experience within a psychiatric field.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by May 23, 2019 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer