Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.
The Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Director of Student Health and Wellness Services is a 9 month, full-time position, providing primary health care to students as well as administrative support to the Director of Student Health and Wellness Services. This position is a hybrid position combining both a clinical role and an administrative role for which the approximate break down of time will be 80% clinical and 20% administrative.
Essential Responsibilities: • Provide direct patient care and perform consultations for other SHWS clinical staff to assist with patient management as required. • Consultation with other medical providers and/or refer students to physicians and other community health care providers beyond the scope of a college health service provider as needed. • Assists students in identifying and utilizing resources designed to improve and maintain health. • Designs a comprehensive plan of intervention, treatment, consultation, and follow up. • Prescribes or recommends medications or other forms of treatment within scope of practice. • Provide assistance to Director in maintaining operations, standards of practice and policies for departmental function. • Assists in updating various forms used in the Student Health and Wellness Center. • Assist with immunization compliance and health record review of incoming students. • Support campus emergency preparedness and response, including management of and effective communication about public health issues. • Establish appropriate liaisons with other College departments, federal, state, and community health agencies, and other health related resources. • Direct the administrative operations, and establish, review, and update policies and procedures to support staff and student needs. • Serve on departmental, divisional, college, state and/or national committees as required or delegated by the Director of Student Health and Wellness Services. • Participate in other related duties as directed.
Additional Responsibilities: • Must be able to communicate in English, including excellent writing and effective public speaking and presentation skills. • Must be able to operate standard office equipment, including computer, printer, copier, calculator, and fax machine. • Must be able to speak on the telephone and consult with other medical providers.
Supervisory Responsibilities: • Provide leadership and support to a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, a registered dietitian, a violence prevention advocate and educator, an alcohol and other drugs counselor and educator, and a medical insurance coordinator to ensure the delivery of quality primary health care, health education, and health promotion services to Swarthmore students. • Will need to be open to on-call phone consultation which may take place after hours, on holidays and weekends.
Required Qualifications: • Master’s degree or doctorate and completion of training as a Family Nurse Practitioner. • Current Certification as a Registered Nurse Practitioner or license-eligibility in Pennsylvania at the time of hire. Ability to obtain, if not already held, license for prescriptive authority in Pennsylvania. • National Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. • Current CPR/BLS Certification as well as proficiency in phlebotomy. • Five years of relevant professional experience in health care services and administration. Preference will be given to candidates with supervisory and management experience including design, development, and direction of health-related programs and services, and responsibility for quality of health care practice and outreach. • Knowledge of local and national issues, trends, and best practice standards in primary health care, college health, health insurance, and managed care, as well as of national certification. • Ability to multi-task, triage health problems, and respond effectively to medical emergencies. • Ability to triage mental health issues and work closely with colleagues in Counseling and Psychological Services to provide comprehensive health care support to Swarthmore students. • Understanding of and appreciation for the values of residential liberal arts colleges rooted in Quaker traditions, including respect for the individual, consensus decision-making and social responsibility. • Knowledge of and experience supporting a diverse student community, including race, gender, and LGBTQ+ identities, combined with an affinity for working closely with students. • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication and critical thinking skills are essential.
Preferred Qualifications: • Familiarity with electronic health records desired. • Experience with adolescent and young adult/college aged patients, preferably in a college health setting, is strongly preferred but not required.
Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspectives represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.