Academic Staff - Nurse Practitioner in Student Health & Counseling Center (Public May Apply)

Code: 13091 Posted: 04/27/2017

POSITION SUMMARY
 

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Student Health, Counseling & Disability Services.


The Student Health & Counseling Center (SHCC) provides a variety of health and personal counseling services which enhance the quality of the student's life while at UW-Parkside as well as promoting positive health habits. The Student Health & Counseling Center is a department within the Division of Student Services headed by the Dean of Students. This is a .60 FTE position over 12 months.

Under the direction of the Director of the Student Health, Counseling and Disability Services and in collaboration with the nursing staff, counselors, psychiatrist, and collaborating physician, the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) (working title: nurse practitioner) is an Advance Practice Nurse who provides high level direct and indirect patient/client care through phone triage and face to face contacts that includes assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. The CNS has prescriptive authority in the State of Wisconsin and provides clinical evaluations of diverse adult medical issues, including mental health, men's and women's health, orthopedics, dermatology, and management of a broad spectrum of acute and chronic disease. The CNS also provides education and counseling on a wide array of health related issues; assists with crisis intervention and management, protocol development, and presents educational programming/advice on health maintenance and healthy lifestyle behaviors. The CNS possesses CPR/AED Certification. Work hours may vary and will include some evenings. Other duties included as assigned.

 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

70% A. Patient Care
  1. Utilize best practices to provide direct and indirect advance practice nursing care by performing comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of illnesses and injuries in the college student population. 
  2. Provide care and consultation to clients on health care management and prevention of illness. 
  3. Write orders for x-ray, lab test, and physical therapy and make referrals to other agencies and individuals as the needs indicate. 
  4. Perform CLIA Waved laboratory test, collect and prepare specimens (blood and body fluids) for contracted off campus laboratory testing: 
  5. Comply with CDC Universal Precautions, OSHA Blood borne Pathogens Standards and report communicable disease findings as required by regulatory agencies. 
  6. Dispense medications and administers vaccines from the formulary to treat client, within scope of practice. 
  7. Perform minor office procedure as scope of practice and SHCC service allows. 
  8. Audit charts to maintain quality controls and to ensure best practices in care are maintained. 
15% B. Develop Health Lifestyles Programs
  1. Develop educational programs and conduct trainings to promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors on topics such as: prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, birth control, diet and exercise, drug and alcohol abuse; immunizations and mental health.
  2. Work with SHCC staff to develop marketing materials related to the Healthy Lifestyles Programs.
  3. Educate campus community on health resources and services available to students on the campus.
10% C. Department Functions
  1. Maintain drug, medical supplies, and equipment inventory (includes ordering and replenishing the medication room and exam room). 
  2. Participate in creation and revision of protocols, policies, and procedures. 
  3. Conduct quality assurance (QA) monitoring activities and maintain confidentiality and security of protected health and counseling information. 
  4. Assist with the orientation of health and counseling center staff. 
  5. Act as a preceptor/clinical instructor at the SHCC for NP students when requested, as time allows. 
  6. Collaborate with the counseling staff to optimize care. 
  7. Assist with supervision of LTE nurse and health office employees when requested. 
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.
5% D. Professional Development
  1. Maintain certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse. 
  2. Maintain Prescriptive Authority, DEA, and CPR/AED Certification. 
  3. Maintain currency with medical, nursing and mental health issues and developments. 
  4. Attend and/or participate in campus committees and programs as time allows.
 
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
 
  • Knowledge of "best practices" in order to perform a comprehensive assessment, diagnosis of illness and injury, and overall patient care. 
  • Knowledge of handling medical hazardous waste; blood and body fluids as indicated according to department policies and procedures. 
  • Ability to create legible, clear, and succinct written record of assessment, diagnosis, plans and treatment. 
  • Ability to collaborate with the counseling staff, physician, psychiatrist, and nursing staff. 
  • Ability to incorporate health and wellness principals into patient encounters. 
  • Ability to work independently and within an interdisciplinary team. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective professional working relationships within the campus and surrounding communities. 
  • Ability to work under frequent interruptions and physical demands of a college health and counseling environment. 
  • Ability to do occasional bending, stooping and lifting in the course of patient care or supply set ups. 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with attention to detail and accuracy. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated program planning and presentations.
  • Ability to perform full range of motion activities such as , but not limited to: walking, standing, lifting (up to 25 lbs. unassisted), or climbing while performing duties.
  • Ability to use touch, sight, and hearing in performing physical assessments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English.
 
QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
  • Master's Degree in Nursing or closely related field.
  • One to two years of experience working as family or adult health nurse practitioner.
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and groups.
  • CPR/AED Certification.
Preferred:
  • Experience providing alcohol/drug counseling or prevention programming.
  • Experience presenting to a diverse audience on mental health, wellness, drug and alcohol education, and reasonable accommodations.
  • Experience working with electronic records systems (preferably Point-n-Click).
 
SALARY AND BENEFITS

Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
   
REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

Review of applications begins on May 15, 2017. Applications received by 11:59 PM on May 31, 2017 will receive full consideration.

 
APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants Apply Here (candidates not currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) - follow link then continue to STEP 2

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STEP 3: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:
 
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three (3) references
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THE UNIVERSITY AND AREA

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University's primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.

 
LEGAL NOTICES

A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at 262-595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Lori King

Contact Phone: 262-595-2598

Contact Email: kingl0@uwp.edu

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345