Positions At PRI

Experienced RNs are eligible to receive a $25,000 taxable sign-on bonus once they complete three years of employment at the Psychiatric Research Institute. To be eligible, applicants must maintain full-time employment at UAMS, must be employed in a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week critical area (such as PRI’s inpatient units) and must maintain satisfactory annual performance evaluations with no progressive discipline. Applicants can apply for the bonus up to 90 days after being hired. PRI nurses who refer a nurse to any of UAMS’ critical 24-7 areas and who meets the necessary requirements are eligible for an $18,000 (for full-time) or $9,000 (for part-time) bonus. For more information about these bonuses, contact Angela McFadden at ADMcfadden@uams.edu.

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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Physician Assistant Fayetteville – The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Physician Assistant will augment psychiatrist’s ability to provide medical services to patients; collect and document data, conduct diagnostic procedures, order and schedule laboratory studies and professional consultations and provide direct patient care services for the Washington County Crisis Stabilization Unit, which is a clinic under the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Physician Assistant Fayetteville – The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Physician Assistant will augment psychiatrist’s ability to provide medical services to patients; collect and document data, conduct diagnostic procedures, order and schedule laboratory studies and professional consultations and provide direct patient care services for the Washington County Crisis Stabilization Unit, which is a clinic under the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Physician Assistant Fayetteville – The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Physician Assistant will augment psychiatrist’s ability to provide medical services to patients; collect and document data, conduct diagnostic procedures, order and schedule laboratory studies and professional consultations and provide direct patient care services for the Washington County Crisis Stabilization Unit, which is a clinic under the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute.

Mental Health Professional – The Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP) for the Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI) Washington County Crisis Unit (WCCSU) provides clinical psychosocial services, internal care management, coordination of services during stay and for post discharge, performs discharge planning and follow up contacts for WCCSU clients and families from admission to discharge. The LMHP provides clinical services to client on the unit including assessment, individual interventions, crisis interventions, treatment planning, group therapy, and discharge planning.

Mental Health Professional – The Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP) for the Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI) Washington County Crisis Unit (WCCSU) provides clinical psychosocial services, internal care management, coordination of services during stay and for post discharge, performs discharge planning and follow up contacts for WCCSU clients and families from admission to discharge. The LMHP provides clinical services to client on the unit including assessment, individual interventions, crisis interventions, treatment planning, group therapy, and discharge planning.   

Mental Health Professional- AR Connect –  The Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP) for the Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI) Washington County Crisis Unit (WCCSU) provides clinical psychosocial services, internal care management, coordination of services during stay and for post discharge, performs discharge planning and follow up contacts for WCCSU clients and families from admission to discharge. The LMHP provides clinical services to client on the unit including assessment, individual interventions, crisis interventions, treatment planning, group therapy, and discharge planning.

Mental Health Professional- STRIVE – The Mental Health Professional at UAMS STRIVE provides direct clinical services, including but not limited to, diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, collateral intervention, and crisis intervention to patients. Services are provided primarily in the office, community or home setting based on patient need and pay source permissions.  The MHP must meet a clinical productivity/service access expectation as set by the supervisor and the department.  S/He completes clinical and administrative processes and documentation in compliance with relevant policies and procedures; and participates in staff meetings, training, supervision, and continuing education activities as needed to maintain quality and coordination of care as well as professional licensure and/or certification.

PA/APRN – The Advanced Practice Nurse / Physician Assistant will work with and augment psychiatrist’s ability to provide assessments and medical services to patients across the Behavioral Health Service Line’s (BHSL) ambulatory platform. The provider will collect and document clinical data, conduct diagnostic procedures, order and schedule laboratory studies and professional consultations and provide direct patient care services (including medication management) for ambulatory clinical programs in the UAMS PRI / Behavioral Health Service Line.  The APRN / PA is responsible for managing care of some discussed and agreed upon combination of outpatients across Walker Family Clinic, AR-Connect (virtual clinic), CAST (opioid use disorders clinic) and Interventional Psychiatry (ECT/TMS) including but not limited to answering telephone inquiries and filling prescriptions.

RN- PRI Adult Unit, nights – The Advanced Practice Nurse / Physician Assistant will work with and augment psychiatrist’s ability to provide assessments and medical services to patients across the Behavioral Health Service Line’s (BHSL) ambulatory platform. The provider will collect and document clinical data, conduct diagnostic procedures, order and schedule laboratory studies and professional consultations and provide direct patient care services (including medication management) for ambulatory clinical programs in the UAMS PRI / Behavioral Health Service Line.  The APRN / PA is responsible for managing care of some discussed and agreed upon combination of outpatients across Walker Family Clinic, AR-Connect (virtual clinic), CAST (opioid use disorders clinic) and Interventional Psychiatry (ECT/TMS) including but not limited to answering telephone inquiries and filling prescriptions.

RN- Psychiatric Research Institute NW Clinic – The Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct patient care to assigned patients in our Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI) Northwest Arkansas Clinic in Fayetteville, AR. The RN will primarily provide support for the physicians and act as a liaison between the patient, the front office staff and the physicians.  A successful candidate will have a clinical background preferably in psychiatry or behavioral health.  Primary duties will be to triage to determine the urgency of patient care, handle all crisis calls, answer medicaiton questions in collaboration with physicians, take vital signs, review lab work and present exceptions to physicians, provide clinical assessment for initial call backs and other duties as assigned. A successful candidate will have good communicational skills, good time management and priority management skills, ability to prioritize and work with autonomy, good organizational skills, familiarlity with psychiatric medication and interactions, and clinical experience with psychiatric patients and/ or environment.

RN- Washington County Crisis Stabilization Unit, Days – The Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct patient care to assigned patients in our Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Unit in Fayetteville, AR. The Washington County Crisis Stabilization Unit is a collaboration between the County and the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute. The unit is for patients that may have a mental health crisis, but do not meet criteria for an inpatient psych admission. The unit has 16 beds, provides 24/7 care, and has a typical length of stay of 1-4 days. As a professional nurse, the nursing process is utilized in the provision of care. The RN practices within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to institutional policies, procedures and standards.

RN- Washington County Crisis Stabilization Unit, Days – The Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct patient care to assigned patients in our Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Unit in Fayetteville, AR. The Washington County Crisis Stabilization Unit is a collaboration between the County and the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute. The unit is for patients that may have a mental health crisis, but do not meet criteria for an inpatient psych admission. The unit has 16 beds, provides 24/7 care, and has a typical length of stay of 1-4 days. As a professional nurse, the nursing process is utilized in the provision of care. The RN practices within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to institutional policies, procedures and standards.

RN- Washington County Crisis Stabilization Unit, Nights – The Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct patient care to assigned patients in our Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Unit in Fayetteville, AR. The Washington County Crisis Stabilization Unit is a collaboration between the County and the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute. The unit is for patients that may have a mental health crisis, but do not meet criteria for an inpatient psych admission. The unit has 16 beds, provides 24/7 care, and has a typical length of stay of 1-4 days. As a professional nurse, the nursing process is utilized in the provision of care. The RN practices within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to institutional policies, procedures and standards.

RN PRN- PRI, ECT All Units – The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to assigned patients for all patients in the Psychiatric Research Institute   PRI is a 40 bed unit which cares for adult patients (30 beds) child patients (10 beds). PRI focuses on the psychiatric needs – situational and chronic depression, long standing mental illnesses of all types.  Some of the patients on this unit also require significant medical attention for illnesses typically found in the elderly population. We utilize psychiatry, nursing, social work, and recreational, occupational, and nutritional therapies to help our patients to function at the highest and most independent level possible prior to their to discharge back home to independent living, assisted living, or to an inpatient nursing facility.

Social Work Supervisor – The Social Work Supervisor works with AR Connect leadership to coordinate and implement the clinic’s daily functions in the areas of staff supervision, program policies and procedures, assessment and referrals, and training. The Social Work Supervisor supervises the following staff: Mental Health Professionals and/or Mental Health Paraprofessionals. The Supervisor acts as the lead in clinical and/or administrative supervision with these staff with assistance from AR Connect leadership. In addition, the Supervisor works to provide productivity information to AR Connect leadership to assist in preparing for the program budget.

RN PRN- PRI, ECT All Units – The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to assigned patients for all patients in the Psychiatric Research Institute   PRI is a 40 bed unit which cares for adult patients (30 beds) child patients (10 beds). PRI focuses on the psychiatric needs – situational and chronic depression, long standing mental illnesses of all types.  Some of the patients on this unit also require significant medical attention for illnesses typically found in the elderly population. We utilize psychiatry, nursing, social work, and recreational, occupational, and nutritional therapies to help our patients to function at the highest and most independent level possible prior to their to discharge back home to independent living, assisted living, or to an inpatient nursing facility.

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