Nurse Practitioner, Health Services - Roger Williams University
Roger Williams University
October 13, 2018
Bristol, Rhode Island
Location: Bristol, RI Category: Staff positions Posted On: Fri Oct 12 2018 Job Description:
This position is fully responsible for the physical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or referral, teaching and follow-up of clients. The practice includes adult and adolescent medicine, and gynecology.
Direct Patient Care Demonstrate clinical knowledge and competency in diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients. Demonstrate expertise in technical skills and exhibits sound clinical judgment. Diagnose and manage patients utilizing lab, x-ray, and other diagnostic studies in an appropriate and cost effective manner. Perform phlebotomy and other lab specimen collection. Independently prescribe and / or administer appropriate medication, corrective measures, and medical therapeutics. Utilize internal/external consultations appropriately. Coordinate care with outside providers to ensure continuity of care. Collaborate with clinic physician and/or outside specialty providers regarding complex medical problems and initiated treatment as appropriate. Initiate emergency treatment of acute medical problems and consult with collaborating physician or refer to urgent care or emergency room as appropriate. Provide patient education to optimize recovery and prevention of illness/injury. Responsible for patient follow-up which may include after hours or weekend phone calls. Maintain clinical documentations on all patient encounters including documentation of phone calls, prescriptions and results reporting. Complete clinical documentation within 48 hours. Maintain patient confidentiality and protect patient's medical information. With patient permission, communicate with family and/or other University departments such as athletics, professors, and academic support, Dean of Students and other applicable individuals/departments on an as needed basis to ensure patient's safety and support student's academic success. Prioritize tasks and meets all clinical objectives. In the interest of providing quality care to the patients and ensuring optimal patient flow, while promoting teamwork and harmony in the workplace. Foster and promote inclusion and equity and demonstrate the capability to accurately understand and adapt behavior to cultural differences.
Administrative Support Support administrative work of the office which includes contributing to efficient office functions, patient flow, divisional and external communication. Contribute to the optimal function of Health Services with a willingness to consider staff needs above personal needs. Works cooperatively with all staff while maintaining enthusiasm and positive relationships with others to accomplish the job goals and objectives.
Staff Oversight Participate in ongoing direction and oversight of clinical support staff in a manner consistent with their training and ability by provide teaching, guidance, and meaningful feedback to enhance professional growth. These positions include the Medical Assistant and Registered Nurse. Oversee care provided by the registered nurse and is available as a referral source to manage illnesses requiring more intensive clinical evaluation and treatment.
Additional Functions Serve on committees such as Alcohol task force, Sexual Assault Task Force, Eating Disorder Task Force. Contribute to campus wide initiatives such as smoking cessation, peer training, immunization and communicable disease control. Provide quest lectures as need in academic classes or for campus clubs and organizations. Maintain current medical knowledge through participation in continuing medical education programs. Participate in intra-office quality assurance with chart reviews and case study presentations. Attend departmental and divisional staff meetings. Be familiar with Heath Services Mission, Patient Bill of Rights, Clinic Operating Procedures, and University Emergency Protocols. Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor or supervisor's designee. Volunteer to assist at major University events such as Commencement, Convocation, Homecoming Weekend, Open House, Accepted Student Days and New Student Orientation.
Prerequisite Qualifications* Registered Nurse with Master's Degree in Nursing. Minimum of two year's clinical experience as a nurse practitioner. Certification as an Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner with licensure and prescriptive privileges in Rhode Island. Must be CPR Certified. Must be available to provide after-hours patient follow up on an as needed basis. Must be familiar with utilizing electronic medical records system.
Preferred Qualifications* Two to three years of experience as a nurse practitioner prior experience in college health is preferred. A wide range of clinical experience is preferred for competency in this role. Areas of experience should include general internal medicine, gynecology, mental health, orthopedics and urgent care/emergency medicine.
* At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
As an institution committed to strengthening society through engaged teaching and learning as well as building the university that the world needs now, Roger Williams University values inclusion, seeks to reflect the diversity of the region and create access to higher education and career success.
The University seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, and teaching or research, can contribute to our diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.
Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law.
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Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams University usually fall between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.
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About Roger Williams University
Roger Williams University is inextricably connected to Roger Williams, the 17th-century leader devoted to freedom of conscience and social justice who founded a community in Rhode Island based on those tenets. Roger Williams' philosophy, and what has been called his 'lively experiment,' nurtured the growth of vibrant and open societies. Our pursuit of excellence in education, academic accomplishment and community service is rooted in his focus on intellectual exchange, critical thinking, inclusiveness and innovation as a means of improving a free society. It is this legacy that inspires our core purpose.