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Job Summary

The Opportunity 

To join a growing, vibrant Ambulatory Psychiatric Service in a leading Academic Medical Center, providing state-of-the-art, empirically-grounded psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic care in a regional center of excellence.  The focus of this position is on provision of high quality care directly to patients, with potential opportunities to work in general evaluation clinics and/or in a variety of specialty programs (e.g., Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Perinatal Psychiatry).  We strongly support ongoing education and skill development.  We are also developing a post-graduate, APP Fellowship – for more senior clinicians, there may be future opportunities to help develop, teach and supervise within it.  We are interested in both young and “up-and-coming” talent, and in more experienced applicants with leadership aspirations.  


Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


To provide health care and specialized psychiatric services to individuals and supportive services to their families within the Department of Psychiatry in an ambulatory setting; to provide educational experiences for health care professionals; to participate in development, implementation, evaluation, and outcome monitoring. 

Organizational Relationships and Practice Environment: 

  • General supervision for NPs will be received from the Clinical Nursing Director.
  • Specialty training and supervision will be provided by specialty clinic directors or designee.
  • Guidance and support is received from senior APPs and Psychiatrists
  • We maintain a highly collaborative environment and Collaborative/Consultative relationships are maintained with other care providers, clinicians, disciplines, and departments, including program directors and attendings.
  • We use a team-based approached and APPs become critical members of teams that match their interests and need their skills. 

Expected Duties / Capacities:

  • Perform comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and mental status examination.
  • Order, conduct, and interpret appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Diagnose appropriate syndromes based on DSM-IV, DSM-V, and ICD-10 criteria.
  • Plan treatment in collaboration with patients, families, and colleagues.
  • Document all relevant data according to clinical and regulatory standards.
  • Provide indicated treatments based on scientific principles, using, but not limited to, the following interventions:
    • Prescribing pharmacologic agents.
    • Evidenced based psychotherapies (e.g. Cognitive  Behavioral Therapy,  Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy) 
    • Patient education including facilitation of self-care.
    • Referral to other health professionals and resources.
  • Formulate the appropriate psychiatric/medical differential diagnoses based on the history, physical examination and clinical findings 
  • Identifies psychiatric and medical needs of the individual, and associated needs of the patient's family, as a result of the evaluation of the collected data 
  • Establish priorities and a mutually acceptable plan of care to maximize the health potential of the individual patient. This includes delegated medical functions as designated in clinical privileges.
  • Participate in the education of health care professionals and students through mentoring, precepting, feedback in team and clinical care settings, providing inservices, seminars and formal presentations.
  • Participate in own performance evaluation and establishment of plan for self-development and learning.
  • Abide by the standards of care and standards of practice established by Michigan Medicine.
  • Practice within the regulations of the Michigan Mental Health and Public Health Codes.
  • Incorporate guidelines and standards into practice as established by state and national regulatory bodies and professional organizations.
  • Abide by standards of care and standards of practice established by the Department of Nursing.

Nursing Specific Info

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period.
Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort.
Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Required Qualifications*

NP Requirements

  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner specialty certification in the State of Michigan.
  • Current specialty certification to practice as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing or Family Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing. 
  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Certification as a Nurse Practitioner recognized by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).   
  • Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Michigan.
  • Current DEA registration required

NOTE: In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):  

You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Minimum two years’ clinical experience (at any level) in a psychiatric/mental health setting.
  • One (1) or more years’ experience as a Psychiatric-Mental Health NP
  • One (1) year clinical supervisory or leadership experience or demonstrated leadership ability or leading of a change/project or ability to plan, organize and direct the activities of others.
  • Training in evidence based psychotherapy (e.g. cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, or dialectical behavioral therapy).
  • Familiarity with psychotropic medication therapy
  • Knowledge of Michigan Medicine policies and procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as measured by references and interviews.
  • Demonstrated success working within a multidisciplinary team model.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hours per week
Shift: Days with possible evenings based on clinical operations
Location: Rachel Upjohn Building-Depression Center

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with Advanced Practice Nursing opportunities please contact Nurse and Physician Assistant Recruitment at (734) 936-5183 or e-mail For a current listing of all open APRN job opportunities at Michigan Medicine, please visit

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Selection Process

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Nursing, like the University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.   

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.