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Professional Opportunities

Open positions at Cougar Health Services are listed at the WSU Jobs website. Active job opportunities include:

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, under the direction of the Cougar Health Services Psychiatrist, will be responsible for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients’ psychiatric problems including crisis stabilization, medication management, and coordination with health and counseling services health care providers.

Patient Services Representative

The Patient Services Representative is responsible for performing specialized and technical duties in support of Cougar Health Services. Duties include, but are not limited to: scheduling patient appointments, answering telephones, triaging patient calls to medical staff, registering patients, maintaining patient records, processing and preparing charge documents, submitting claims to various third party payers and state and federal agencies, obtaining prior authorizations and scheduling referral appointments, establishing eligibility, processing medical and pharmacy remittance advices, maintaining assigned insurance accounts receivables, evaluating patient financial status.

Community Engagement Specialist

Under the direction and supervision of the associate director of health promotion, this position will develop community engagement for health promotion initiatives. This includes participation in strategic planning to effectively identify and communicate with stakeholders as we strive to create and sustain a campus environment that promotes student success and development.


Cougar Health Services physicians provide primary care for WSU students. This practice requires competence in general medicine, gynecology, sports medicine, trauma, infectious diseases including STIs, minor surgical skills, dermatology, women’s health, and psychosocial medicine using current standards of care. In-house referrals are encouraged when appropriate; local and regional specialists are available for referral as needed. Patients needing mental health services may be referred to Counseling & Psychological Services and Behavioral Health to the staff psychiatrist, or to other community mental health professionals. In all interactions preventive care, patient education and cost effective practice styles are valued.

Director of Counseling & Psychological Services

The Director will be a visionary leader with demonstrated managerial experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of all programs and services provided by Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS). Through innovation, creativity, and a collaborative spirit, the Director will provide campus-wide leadership on mental health-related issues and will advocate for and enable the optimal provision of high quality programs and services to a culturally diverse population of nearly 20,000 students.


The Psychologist position involves providing counseling to a diverse student population with a broad range of clinical issues. Duties include clinical service delivery, supervision and training, and consultation and outreach.

Student Employment

Cougar Health Services hires students for graduate assistantships and hourly student employment. You can find and apply for jobs through Handshake, WSU’s electronic job board for students.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are several ways students can get involved at Cougar Health Services.