Utah State University

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner / Clinical Assistant Professor (Nursing)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/1/2023 6:31 PM)
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.
Telework Eligible


The Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence and Department of Nursing is seeking a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who will contribute to interdisciplinary care of children and adolescents. The hired individual will be a member of Sorenson Center interdisciplinary teams to insure coordinated care of clients of the center. The hired individual may also provide supervision to trainees in the Sorenson Center and teach classes in appropriate areas (e.g., psychopharmacology, behavioral health nursing).


Position start date is negotiable but ideal start date is in May 2023. Located on the main campus in Logan, Utah, this is a 1 FTE, 12-month fiscal year position. Review of applications will begin February 14, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


This position is not eligible for full-time telehealth work, but some telework is incorporated in the position. The position is contingent on a successful background check.


Additional Information

  • Excellent benefit package with generous contribution to your retirement, competitive health benefits, and 50% tuition reduction for employee, spouse, and dependent children. View more information here: Summary of Benefits 2022-2023
  • Generous professional development support for continuing education
  • Assistance with fees required to maintain professional requirements including nursing licensure, DEA license, etc.

Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Sara Boghosian. (435 797-0926; sara.boghosian@usu.edu).


  • Provide psychiatric care, including medication management and psychotherapy, to Sorenson Center clients with a primary focus on children and adolescents. Patient visits will be primary conducted in person but based on patient need/preference, telehealth visits will also be provided.
  • Work with other professionals and students as a member of Sorenson Center interdisciplinary teams.
  • Provide supervision, as appropriate, to students / trainees.
  • Teach on occasion (typically no more than one course per year).
  • Engage in outreach activities to support the mission of the Sorenson Center.
  • Serve as a member of research teams when appropriate.
  • Serve as a member of the Sorenson Center interprofessional education planning team to help develop training curriculum for students who have practicum placements in the Sorenson Center.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. A graduate degree in nursing with a psychiatric emphasis from an accredited college or university
  2. A current license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Utah with the Psychiatric Mental Health Specialty (or eligibility for this license by the start date)
  3. National certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  4. Possess (or eligible for) a Utah controlled substance license
  5. Possess a federal DEA Certificate
  6. Training and experience working with children and adolescents
  7. Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team setting
  8. Comfortable treating children and adolescents for a variety of psychiatric conditions

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Teaching or mentoring experience

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Current curriculum vita (CV) to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
  2. Cover letter describing qualifications for the position to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile at the beginning of your application in the Documents 1-10
  3. Contact information for three professional references

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

Department Highlights

The Department of Nursing is in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. The Baccalaureate Nursing degree, including RN to BSN completion, is offered on the Logan campus, while the Practical Nursing certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing are offered at Statewide (Utah) Campus sites.


SCCE Highlights 

The Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence (SCCE; https://cehs.usu.edu/scce/) provides comprehensive clinical services and applied training across the lifespan, integrating across several programs and departments. Services are provided by teams of dedicated trainees and professionals who also engage in cutting-edge research related to clinical practices and interventions.  Services provided in the SCCE include: Hearing and Balance, Speech-Language, Behavioral Health (including Psychology, Psychiatry, and Marriage and Family Therapy), and applied behavior analysis services. The Behavior Health clinic includes an Integrated Assessment team that conducts comprehensive interdisciplinary evaluations for youth and adults with suspected developmental / behavioral concerns. 


College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provides students with real-world service and research opportunities.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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