Job Purpose The Towson University Health Center is accepting applications for a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant to provide urgent and primary care services to students. This provider will assess urgent or walk-in patients and decide if they can be treated immediately or if they need to be referred to another for further evaluation. Most allergy immunotherapy and emergency contraception visits will be done by this provider.
Must have the ability to perform both urgent and primary care. Will perform medical assessments of both sick or injured patients and routine health maintenance assessments. This includes acute and routine physical exams and a varitey of women's health assessments. These can range from routine gynecologic visits to acute gynecologic problems. Evaluates walk-in patients, and treats those with simple issues and refer more complex evaluations to other providers. Administer routine immunizations, injectable and oral medications, and allergy desensitization therapy. Initiate and maintain IV infusion of appropriate patients. Performs medical history and physical exams. Orders, performs and/or interprets diagnostic and laboratory tests. Formulates a plan of treatment in conjunction with the patient. Performs minor surgical and diagnostic procedures as permitted by privileging process. Communicates diagnosis and treatment recommendations in terms the patients can understand. Answers patient’s questions and encourages patient participation in treatment decisions. Prescribes appropriate, cost-effective medications, emergency contraception, and other treatment measures. Patient education: Counsels patient on abnormal findings; educates the patient on possible drug side effects, self-care, preventive measures, and follow-up plans. Determines the need for hospitalization or specialty referral. Documents all pertinent findings, treatment plans and communications with patient in electronic medical record according to Health Center policies and medical standards. Participates in the precepting of PA and Athletic training students, and other duties as assigned. Participates in staff meetings and quality assurance activities, including peer review and audits, quality improvement projects as assigned, lab proficiency testing for provider microscopy, development of clinical protocols and guidelines. Participates in continuing education to improve knowledge of college health and satisfy certification and licensure requirements
Completion of certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant training program; Maryland licensure as a Physician Assisstant or Nurse Practitioner; two years of outpatient experience in primary care, urgent care, or emergency room setting. The candidate must feel comfortable with simple office procedures (e.g. I&D, simple suturing) and starting of IV's.
Knowledge of and experience with immunization schedules and allergy desensitization is desired. Urgent Care or College Health experience. Knowledge of Women's Health issues especially contraceptive issues and emergency contraception. Experience with Electronic health records.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits $80,000 and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here. This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 180000FC
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).