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Psychiatric APRN - Mental Health

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Job Description:

The Utah Department of Corrections is seeking a dependable, organized and dedicated Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for the Utah State Prison, in Draper, UT.

Are you dependable, honest and self motivated? 
Are Your Strengths:

Attention to detail, thinking on your feet, learning new things, quick study, Then this job is for you!

The Psychiatric APRN is responsible to provide direct care to patients at the Utah State Prison, which includes facilitating social and emotional needs, supervising medication schedules and evaluating patient progress. 

Successful candidates will:

  • Be well-versed in patient care for a variety of different mental disabilities and dysfunction.
  • Provide fast and efficient nursing care for patients located at the Utah State Prison.
  • Possibly be required to deal with crisis intervention and treatment.
  • Provide evidence-based individual therapy, such as cognitive behavior therapy for depression and anxiety.
  • Submit to a pre-employment drug test.
  • Coordinate clinical activities and follow-up.
  • Communicate with others regarding inmate's/client's/patient's status and progress
  • Provide consultation, makes recommendations, gives appropriate advice, and/or facilitates decisions.

The ideal candidate 

  • Current  Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license in the State of Utah with Psychiatric Mental Health Certification.  
  • A Controlled Substance license and a DEA certification with no disciplinary action.

Salary ranges specified reflect a minimum starting and top of range dollar amount. Actual rate per hour will be determined by evaluation of qualifications and skills of the individual and the availability of monies through budget and grants or by following DHRM rule.

What's in it for you?

Besides working with a dedicated team of professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the public's safety, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide a generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance. As well as training, development and support to make our employees a success.

The Agency

The Utah Department of Corrections is a dedicated team of professionals who ensures public safety by effectively managing offenders while maintaining close collaboration with partner agencies and the community. Our team is devoted to providing maximum opportunities for offenders to make lasting changes through accountability, treatment, education, and positive reinforcement within a safe environment. For more information on the Utah Department of Corrections please click here.   



The State of Utah offers eligible employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program.  Please click the following link for detailed information: Benefits

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 Example of Duties:
  • Provides medical consultation in specialized areas of knowledge.
  • Provides direct and/or indirect patient care oriented toward improving or maintaining health and preventing illness.
  • Provides in-services for direct care staff on methods of patient care; oversees direct care staff in administering prescribed treatments.
  • Coordinates clinical activities and follow-up.
  • Maintains and updates patient charts, records, and information.
  • Assesses client/patient needs. Develops and implements plans to meet those needs.
  • Recommends, advocates, and/or implements new and/or changes to existing policies and procedures, laws, or regulations.


 Typical Qualifications:
(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)
  • instructional methods and techniques
  • identify developmental needs of others and coach, mentor, or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • provide consultation and/or expert advice or testimony
  • evaluate information against a set of standards
  • work with or contribute to a work group or team to complete assigned task(s)
  • develop and maintain applicable professional contacts, resources, and /or networks
  • principles, theories, and practices of nursing
  • agency and/or organizational program(s)
  • agency objectives, organization, structure, and mission
  • follow and apply treatment plans as developed by a licensed professional
  • assess physical, mental, social, and/or economic needs
  • arrange, coordinate, or schedule time and details
  • coordinate the activities or tasks of people, groups, and/or organization(s)
  • communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
  • principles, theories, and practices of human growth and development
  • develop approaches for implementation of an idea, program, or change in operations
  • develop individualized treatment plans
  • speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
  • review and/or edit documents for accuracy and completeness
  • enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in either written or electronic form
  • monitor or track information or data


 Supplemental Information:
  • Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc..
  • Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time..


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