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Advanced Practice Provider/Psych/UKHC

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Advanced Practice Provider/Psych/UKHC
Requisition Number RE27478
Working Title
Department Name MG345: Psychiatry
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 14
Salary Range $81,328-137,717/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification

APRN with Psych Mental Health certification or PA-C

Physical Requirements

The ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50-100 pounds on a daily basis; as well as stand, walk and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.


Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, other days/times as required by department

Job Summary

The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) functioning within the acute care behavioral health hospital setting works in collaboration with and is an integral member of, a multidisciplinary health care team. The APP functions primarily in the inpatient psychiatric setting managing the care of acute and chronically ill patients. The APP is generally on a service-aligned team and manages the day-to-day patient care from step down to discharge. The APP may also play a role in the psych admission process as well as in providing consultation-liaison services in the Albert B. Chandler and Good Samaritan hospitals . The APP has a strong foundation in evidenced-based practice and education and has a responsibility for ensuring an environment of safe quality care. The APP demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical and technical competency, sound clinical judgment, professionalism as it relates to interpersonal and general communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and takes responsibility for ongoing professional development and competency validation.

The UK Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit, located in Lexington, KY, is a 10-bed inpatient program that offers a personal, structured environment for adolescents with mental illness or behavioral health problems. The unit’s team of psychiatrists, nurses and staff work together to identify the cause of the behavioral problems and provide treatment. UK Adolescent Behavioral Health is the only facility in the Bluegrass region that has patient safety companions on the unit at all times. The safety companions provide a safe and secure environment for the patient’s recovery. They are also trained to monitor at-risk patients who need constant one-on-one supervision. Patient treatment and safety are our main concerns. Treatment available on the unit include: Group sessions, recreation therapy, music therapy, pet therapy, individual sessions, quiet/free time, school sessions and option spiritual groups.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Preferred candidates will have experience providing direct patient care to patients in an inpatient setting with a diagnosed or suspected mental health condition.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Previous inpatient experience and psychiatric care experience is preferred.

Deadline to Apply 05/02/2021
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2021-04-26 Expires: 2021-05-26

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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