Department: Health Services Office Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time Position Type: Administrator Posting Date: Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled Posting Number: 1001863
About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.
Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesVassar College has an opening for a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to assist the Student Health Service team in the performance of direct patient care services for our adolescent/young adult student population to include diagnostic and therapeutic services with physician supervision. Within the PA or NP Physician relationship, the mid- level practitioner exercises autonomy in medical decision making and services provided. This individual should have an advanced knowledge base and skills in health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, physical and psychosocial assessment and management of health and illness applicable to the care of college students. PA/NP will manage urgent/emergent care and triage as well as alcohol and substance abuse education and STD prevention programs for the Health Service.
Perform outpatient clinical care in collaboration with our medical staff.
Provide clinical oversight to our nursing staff.
Participate in on-call schedule.
Coordinate follow up of patients discharged from regional hospitals. Order diagnostic testing and therapeutic modalities such as lab tests, x-rays, EKG's.
Prescribe and administer medications under supervising/collaborating Physician's scope of practice.
Conduct sports physicals and travel screening.
Provide health counseling and education to student patients including substance and alcohol abuse and sexual health issues.
Supervise and guide medical office assistant staff.
Coordinate Health Service Medical lab functions.
Coordinate Sexual Health Programming and HIV prevention strategies.
Represent Health Service on the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education Committee.
Participate in various committees to advocate for the health of students.
Participate in Student Support Network meetings and follow up on students with medical issues.
Serve as an Integrated Health Service liaison to Health Promotion, Counseling Service and Consultant Psychiatrist.
Develop and implement special programs to promote student health and wellness as requested.
Support Vassar College EMS as a liaison for Health Services.
This is a full-time, academic year, benefit-eligible position.
Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Program required.
Current Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner licensure in the State of New York.
BLS certification recommended.
Must be able to function with a high level of autonomy, be self-motivated and detail oriented and possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills. Supervisory skills a plus.
Proficiency with computers is required and familiarity with electronic health records is desirable in addition to knowledge of New York State Regulations.
3 years of experience in either Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Adolescent Medicine or College Health or related field.
Experience in psychiatric patient management a plus.
Required Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents Transcripts 1 Transcripts 2 Transcripts 3 Other 1 Other 2
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your online application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter including your salary requirements, and contact information for three professional references. You will also have an option to attach your unofficial college transcript(s) and NY State license. The selected candidate will be required to present these documents at the time of hire. Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.
For full consideration applicants should apply by:
Anticipated Start Date: Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):
Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.