Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant

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Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant

Humboldt State University

Closes (Revised): Thursday, February 28, 2019

(Job #18-32) Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, $4,742-$8,624/month. (Appointments are normally made at the beginning of the salary range.) This is a full-time, benefitted, exempt, 10/12 pay-plan (work 10 month with pay and benefits over 12 months) position with a one-year probationary period in the Student Health Center with an anticipated start date in October 2018. Classification will be dependent on the qualifications of the finalist.

The Place:
Known for its quality academic programs and its hands-on approach to learning, Humboldt State University has a well-earned reputation as one of the best primarily undergraduate public universities in the United States. The residential and rural campus of 8,200 students is nestled between mountains, giant redwood trees, and breathtaking Pacific Ocean beaches. The local area offers many outdoor recreation opportunities as well as a full range of dining, cultural, and entertainment opportunities, all without the hassle and expense of a major metropolitan area. Local K-12 schools consistently rank in the top 10% in the state, and the local produce is second to none. Humboldt State University also benefits from being part of the world's largest university system, the 23-campus California State University (CSU).

The purpose of Student Health and Wellness Services (SH&WS) at Humboldt State is to help students achieve and maintain academic success and lifelong health and well-being by providing timely and appropriate primary and acute health care, disease and injury prevention education, professional outreach, referrals, educational services and campus consultations. Student Health Center staff work under the mandate of the California State University in delivering a specified range of health care services which requires that employees understand, support, and comply with the mission, goals, policies, and procedures of SH&WS; and accept the concept of a team and the multidisciplinary approach to providing quality health care. The SH&WS team works closely together to serve their mission, while also valuing a warm, fun, and collegial environment - frequent laughter, occasional staff pot lucks, and a group of talented people serving a meaningful mission together make SH&WS a great place to work, full of exceptionally dedicated staff who are excited to welcome new staff members to our team.

Under the general supervision of the Student Health Center Director and under lead oversight of the Student Health Center Medical Director, the Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant works independently according to specific established protocols and state regulations to perform a variety of duties associated with acute ambulatory care for students, which includes working in a busy “urgent care” acute clinic, as well as with scheduled appointments. Duties include: physical examinations and histories; diagnosing common illness and injury (including common psychiatric and sports-related problems); developing and documenting treatment plans; ordering common laboratory and other standard diagnostic tests and procedures; counseling patients regarding medical problems and medication use; com-plying with therapeutic regimens and protocols; treating medical and minor surgical conditions based on skill and experience; recommending appropriate follow-up treatment including consultation and referral; furnishing medication to patients according to applicable laws and regulations; participating in peer review activities, medical staff meetings, case reviews and in-house clinical training sessions; and serving on Student Health Center committees.

Maintaining an unencumbered license to practice in the state of California is a condition of employment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Nurse Practitioner: Academic degree or certificate from an approved college or university-based Nurse Practitioner program or equivalent training and experience as outlined by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Incumbents must be clinically competent as a Family Nurse Practitioner and possess sufficient experience to independently perform the duties of a Nurse Practitioner in an urgent care setting.

Physician Assistant: Academic degree or certificate from an approved college or university-based physician assistant medical training program or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

License and Certifications: Possess and maintain a valid California license as a Registered Nurse and a BRN certificate evidencing that the individual is qualified to use the title of Nurse Practitioner, as required by the California Board of Registered Nursing, OR possess and maintain a valid license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of California. Possess and maintain a valid DEA number and certificate. Possess and maintain a valid BRN Furnishing Certificate (NP).

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Comprehensive Knowledge of:

  • Advanced nursing and primary care principles, methods and procedures (NP)

    Thorough Knowledge of:
  • Medical theories, practices and protocols relative to urgent care, subject areas such as growth and development, pathophysiology, psychosocial assessment, pharmacology, nutrition, disease management, and the principles of health maintenance
  • Applicable state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician

    General Knowledge of:
  • Effective supervisory principles and practices

  • Clinical competence required to work as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

    Ability to:
  • Work independently in assigned areas of practice established by the supervising physician
  • Demonstrate clinical competence in eliciting patient histories, conducting examinations, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses and injuries, assessing patient needs and making appropriate referrals
  • Use clinical techniques and diagnostic tools
  • Interpret laboratory and other test results
  • Keep current with developments in the medical field pertinent to the scope of practice (urgent care).
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse health center staff
  • Be sensitive to and communicate effectively with diverse patients
  • Provide lead work direction to specified health center support staff

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Three years of general medical experience that demonstrates clinical competency as a Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. Two years of clinic experience with orthopedic issues and treatment of depression / anxiety.

    Application Procedure:
    To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials
    through Interfolio:

    Apply here:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for at least three professional references
  • HSU Employment History Form (
    (NOTE: This form replaces the HSU Employment Application form, which should no longer be used. Down- load the HSU Employment History Form and save it as a PDF file prior to filling it out. If the form is filled out on line (accessed via a web browser), content WILL NOT be saved.

    The Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a computer station and front office staff available for applicants requiring assistance.

    Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019. To be notified in the event this recruitment re-opens for a subsequent review of applications, send an email to [email protected] that includes the job number (18-32) and applicant's last name in the subject line of the message.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated.

    A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

    Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

    New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits

    If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or [email protected]

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    Posted: 11/28/2018
    Application Due: 2/4/2019
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