Location: Newport, RI Category: Education Posted On: Thu Feb 11 2021 Job Description:
Assume an independent clinical practice, assessing, diagnosing, and implementing a health care management plan for both acute and chronic conditions within the scope of the Student Health Services and as described in the State of Rhode Island General Laws, Chapter 5-34-3.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform comprehensive physical examinations of clients to identify actual or potential health problems.
Assess and analyze clinical signs and symptoms, diagnose actual/potential health problems, and structure a care plan to promote optimal health; consult with other health care professionals as needed.
Maintain complete and accurate clinical records and reports.
Independently prescribe and/or administer appropriate medication, corrective measures, and medical therapeutics within legal scope of practice.
Provide referrals to consulting specialist and conduct follow-up as necessary.
Demonstrated documented experience with routine outpatient GYN care.
Demonstrated experience with Electronic Health Records (EMR).
Initiate emergency treatment of acute medical problems within written protocol.
Promote wellness through health teaching and counseling for a wide variety of health issues/concerns.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Health Services.
The Nurse Practitioner of Health Services will be scheduled for 33 weeks at 30 hours per week, starting the last week in August of the Salve Regina University's academic year through the week leading up to commencement. In addition, 1 additional week at 30 hours per week, will be required during the summer months for record review of incoming students. In certain circumstances, would need to be available for weekend shifts on rotation with the other providers.
The employee is not exposed to known adverse environmental conditions other than those of working in healthcare settings.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Possess the knowledge and clinical skills to provide patient care as a nurse practitioner without direct supervision. Possess the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; be able to organize, coordinate, and supervise support staff. Possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to prepare and deliver health education presentations before groups of students or staff. Knowledge and proficiency of computer software applications (Microsoft Office programs, etc.) Proven ability to provide culturally sensitive patient care and to represent a diverse campus community positively and effectively with prospective students, parents, faculty, staff, and the public. Strong respect and desire to support diverse and inclusive communities.
Education: Master's degree in nursing and a bachelor's degree in nursing or related field from an accredited institution. Experience: A minimum of two years of experience as a nurse practitioner specializing in family practice or adult medicine.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Must have a current R.I. Registered Nurse License and meet all qualifications as a Registered Nurse Practitioner in either adult medicine or family practice. Must meet all qualifications for prescriptive privileges. (Reference: Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner as defined in Chapter 5-34-35 and 5-34-39 of the R.I. General laws. Certification as a Nurse Practitioner by a nationally recognized organization by virtue of examination. Must have current C.P.R. certification.
Experience in college health Areas of experience should include general internal medicine, gynecology, mental health issues, orthopedics, and urgent care/emergency medicine.
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
health and dental coverage
tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, Salve Regina is a private, coeducational university offering a comprehensive and innovative liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition. We empower students to explore their talents through our diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.