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Purpose of this Position: The Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) provides clinical care to Emerson College students experiencing acute illnesses/injuries and chronic health conditions at the Boston campus health center / Center for Health & Wellness (CHW). The APC is expected to provide services and care that supports the CHW mission to assist students to achieve their own personal wellness and contributes to the achievement of their academic success. The APC is expected to exhibit a commitment to diversity, collaboration and team building.
The position is part time 16 hours/week and will include coverage of one evening clinic until 8 PM. The position is for academic year 2019-20 ( August- May)
Report To: Director, Center for Health & Wellness
Direct Staff Reports: None Student Workers this position supports: None
Essential Functions of the Role:
Assess/manage acute illnesses & injuries
Obtain health histories, medication use, allergies & risk assessment screenings
Review immunization status & provide immunizations
Functions under defined scope of practice for Advanced Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant which include, assessment, diagnosis, ordering/interpretation of laboratory or x-rays as well as prescribing of medication when indicated.
Refers students to specialists as appropriate
Collaborate and consult with other CHW team clinicians & the consulting physician when appropriate and to fulfill Commonwealth Of MA regulations
Phone & on site triage assessment of students presenting/calling with non-emergency health concerns
May participate in development or implementation of educational outreach activities
File Care & Support reports to CAST case manager
Document medical visits, follow -up test results within the students EHR on a timely basis
Communicate with students through the Online secure health portal.
Graduate of a professional advanced practice educational program MS degree in Nursing or related science/health specialty field
Current MA license for RN/NP or PA & eligibility for DEA/MDPH prescriptive authority
Demonstration of strong interpersonal and excellent clinical decision making skills
Ability to perform phlebotomy & CLIA waived laboratory testing
Current Professional Liability/ Malpractice Insurance $3 M per occurrence / $6 M aggregate
Current CPR certification
Working knowledge of developmental needs of adolescents/ middle aged adults
Demonstrated competence and experience with GYN, Contraceptive, STI, PrEP
Familiarity using screening tools, PHQ-9, GAD, AUDIT, CUDIT
Familiarity with using electronic medical record (Medicat preferred)
Required Work Experience:
Minimum of 3 years experience in adult, family or primary care practice setting
Preferred Work Experience:
Minimum of 5 years clinical practice in ambulatory, primary care school or college-based practice setting
Experience with culturally diverse population
Prior experience in developing/presenting outreach programs
Work Environment and Demands of the position:
Physical Place and Existing Conditions Usual Office Conditions Intellectual and Mental Concentration for extended periods of time Requires long periods of mental concentration Requires constant coordination of Mental and Visual Attention Yes Requires ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time: Yes Requires ability to lift and move objects that are Under 10 lbs Requires ability to move materials No Requires working in difficult physical positions and body contortions No Amount of time required to travel to do this job N/A
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Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.