Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner
Vacancy Number: S00573
Working Title: Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner
Career Band Title: Physician Assistant
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus
Competency Level: Journey
Essential functions of this position:
This position functions as member of a clinical team in the provision of health care in a fast- paced college health center. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to obtaining extensive medical history; assessing, diagnosing, and treating acute illness and those elements of primary medical care that are reasonable within the constraints of the nature of student health and the individual’s certification; prescribing the appropriate therapies including medication; providing on-going medication monitoring; ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic tests including laboratory, radiologic, and EKG tests; assisting with emergencies; documenting all pertinent data in patient’s electronic medical record; referring clients to physicians/specialist and/or other community resources as appropriate; and providing a holistic approach to patient care, including provision of patient education as appropriate.
N.C. Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Graduation and or completion of an educational program for Physician Assistants accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and an active Physician Assistant License issued by the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners.
Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position:
Current CPR certification required
Must have the ability to respond to a broad range of medical problems with varying complexity and make the right decisions about treatment
Must have thorough knowledge of techniques in interviewing, medical and relevant history taking, principles and practices of general medicine and disease states as they relate to the area of work for general medical conditions
Must have thorough knowledge and ability to plan and monitor a regimen of care based on assessment and findings.
Must have considerable knowledge of available resources and appropriate referral methods
Must have skills in performing clinical functions and in performing/assisting with routine minor surgical procedures
Must have the ability to examine patients and detect abnormalities; ability to record accurately and completely all information necessary to evaluate and formulate a care plan and the convey this to the supervising physician as needed
Must have the ability to effectively communicate with patients, families and colleagues
Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and to gain the confidence of patients and families and work effectively with them
Preferred education, professional skills and experience:
Previous work experience as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in a college/university setting strongly preferred
Certifications or licensure required to perform the essential functions of the position:
Nurse Practitioner Candidates: Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, completion of a Nurse Practitioner program approved by the North Carolina Joint Subcommittee of the Board of Nursing and Board of Medical Examiners, and “approved to practice medical acts” by the Joint Subcommittee.
Physician Assistant Candidates: Graduation and or completion of an educational program for Physician Assistants accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and an active Physician Assistant License issued by the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners.
*All diplomas, degrees, licenses and certifications must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Recruitment Range: $58,000 - $60,000
NC Salary Grade Equivalency: 81
Hours Per Week: 1.0 (40 hours per week)
Months Per Year: 9 Months
Work Days: Monday - Friday
Work Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM, occasionally may need to stay past 5pm to finish with a patient
Position Number: 7658
Job Posting Date: 07/11/2017
Job Closing Date: 07/25/2017
PLEASE NOTE: To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application. Due to the high interest in positions at UNCW, we are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the position if selected for an interview. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.
For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.
This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.