Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Bennington College
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Bennington College

Job Type: Full Time

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Bennington College invites applications for the position of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner within the department of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the Student Health Center on campus.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide direct psychiatric services to Bennington students including medication assessments, evaluations, consultation, on-going medication management, and short-term psychotherapy for Bennington students
  • Provide psychiatric crisis intervention for high risk students with limited on call/emergency services as needed
  • Educate and instruct patients on preventive care, medical/psychiatric issues and the use of prescribed medical treatments
  • Serves as a resource and clinical consultant for other Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS) and supplement care for health services medical team as appropriate
  • Participate in health-related initiatives that support the overall health of students and the larger Bennington community
  • Maintain patient records according to office protocols and ethical standards.

Bennington College serves a diverse student population inclusive of members of ethnically/racially minoritized, international, LGBTQIA+, and disability communities as well as diverse gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political beliefs. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse and intersecting backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success and community cohesiveness. Each individual (faculty, staff and student) will be accountable for upholding these values. The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, power, and privilege through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse realms of interest, backgrounds, experience, and accomplishment to apply.

Ideal candidates for this position will be committed to creating communities of inclusion, equity, and belonging through personal, group, and community engagement, education, and therapeutic intervention. This candidate will demonstrate clinical and professional competence in understanding and supporting students of all intersecting identities.


  • Master’s degree in healthcare field and graduate of approved Nurse Practitioner (NP) program
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, multicultural competencies and collegiate mental health; preferred experience of working within a higher education setting and/or with young adults
  • Candidates must possess strong clinical skills and experience in handling crisis situations and demonstrate a willingness to assess and respond to mental health and behavioral crisis situations
  • Strong interpersonal skills required and ability to collaboratively with clinical and interdisciplinary team
  • Technological aptitude, including familiarity with electronic medical record systems, clinical documentation and/or telehealth platforms software is a plus

This role will require on-campus work; partial hybrid work arrangements may be arranged. The position requires the successful completion of a background check. In the interest of the health and safety of the entire campus community, Bennington College requires all employees to provide the College with proof of (full) vaccination against COVID-19 on/before their first day of employment. The College complies with law relative to requests for vaccine exemptions but individuals must request an exemption and receive approval prior to their first day of employment.

The College

Bennington College offers a comprehensive benefits program for full-time eligible positions. Benefits includes medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, and tuition benefits including Tuition Exchange scholarships, on-site fitness center as well as generous time off benefits (4 weeks of vacation, 10 sick days and 17 paid holidays).

Bennington College is a laboratory for innovation in higher education. At Bennington, learning and making—on campus and in the field—are inseparable, and its graduates are noted for their outsized impact on the world’s stage. This campus celebrates the ongoing making of work—shared on walls, in shows and performances, in lectures and readings, and in conversations—and believes that equity, diversity, and inclusivity are vital to a collaborative community. This position captures, contributes to, and reflects the ethos of this creative community.

Nestled at the foot of the Green Mountains in Vermont, the campus consists of approximately 370 acres. The College was named one of ten with the best architecture by Architectural Digest. From campus, it is a short drive to the cultural offerings of the northern Berkshires in Massachusetts, Albany, New York, and many of Vermont’s top recreational centers. New York City, Boston, and Burlington, Vermont are all within three and a half hours by car.

Salary: $70,000

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Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Bennington College is fully committed to advancing antiracism and social justice throughout all aspects of the institution. The impetus of this work was President Laura Walker’s establishment of the President’s Working Group on Anti Racism (PWG) with the goal of becoming an antiracist, equitable institution "that is more diverse, more inclusive and is actively fighting against racism while exploring the intersections of class, gender, and other vectors of identity and positionality."

Bennington College’s inaugural Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and College Diversity Officer, Dr. Alfredo Medina, has prioritized working collaboratively with all constituents in dismantling systems, policies, and programs that are systemically racist and to consistently create and sustain equitable systems and solutions to challenges at the college. Additionally, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) Associate Director is charged with overseeing educational and social justice literacy training and programming on campus for students, faculty and staff. The ODEI works to finalize an action plan that incorporates PWG recommendations and addresses system and policy related initiatives.

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