Healthcare, Other Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative
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General Statement of Duties: Fitchburg State University and Community Health Connections Family Health Center (CHC) has partnered to provide an array of health benefits to students, faculty and staff. The university is seeking a qualified Physician Assistant and or a Nurse Practitioner to provide priority health care to students of the university at the Community Health Connections Family Health Center (CHC). The incumbent will also provide services to community members at CHC when not attending to university students. He/she will be physically located at the ACTION Center of CHC, and serve as a liaison for the university. He/she will participate in educational programs provided on campus for the student community in coordination with CHC. The position is under the general direction of the supervising physician, and coordinates the comprehensive health care needs of the specific patient population and provides appropriate direct patient care through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of specific conditions.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Provides primary care services to individuals and families across the lifespan.
Practices within the collaborative model with physicians, nurse practitioners and clinical psychologists.
Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses, and treatment for a specified patient population through in person appointments, telemedicine, and phone consultations
Assesses patient's physical and psychosocial health/illness status through history taking and physical examination.
Diagnoses, manages, and appropriately refers patients with acute, episodic, or chronic illness according to proper protocols.
Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions.
Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate.
Directs and coordinates the patient care activities of nursing and support staff as required.
Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
As appropriate to the position, participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs.
Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests according to established guidelines.
Facilitates and coordinates patient care referrals to specialists and outside agencies
Develops and provides educational materials and/or programs to patients, families, and other health care professionals at the Center.
Participates in defining nursing standards, practices, and educational needs of patient care staff
Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care.
Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage.
Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
Knowledge of community medical diagnostic and patient care services in area of medical expertise.
Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise.
Maintains open and positive lines of communication with all other administrative and faculty offices as needed.
May serve on University-wide committees as applicable.
May share call responsibilities of the service.
Manual skills required include good eye and hand coordination in combination with finger dexterity for administration of injections, treatments, etc. Good color vision is required for perceiving changes in skin color and colors of medicines, solutions, etc.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work both independently and in a team
Actively participates in the quality assurance program.
Serves on appropriate committees.
Managing patient care is a team effort that involves clinical and non-clinical staff interacting with patients.
Demonstrates understanding and commitment to the established CHC Values and Standards
Other job-related duties as assigned.
Maintains credentialing, certifications, and licensures necessary for the position.
Certified in Massachusetts to practice in the expanded role as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner.
ACLS or CPR/AED Certified
Demonstrated mastery of a specialty area or other related field normally acquired with a minimum of two years progressively responsible experience. Physical requirements include near visual acuity to observe changes in health/illness status of patients.
Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of student populations served by the University.
Demonstrated skills in the application and use of computers and technology and well-developed organizational communication and team skills,
Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with members of the University community, outside agencies, and the general public.
The physical and mental demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Satisfactorily pass a background check and a CORI check conducted by the Criminal History Systems Board.
Environmental Working Conditions: Usual working environment found in outpatient primary care office setting. Exposure to blood products, body fluids, cleaning solutions and medications.
About Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master's degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students.