Part-Time Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
The Wilkins Wellness Center (WWC) is an ambulatory, acute-care facility which provides health care services to Shenandoah University students and other members of the university community including staff, faculty and visitors. In addition, it operates a counseling center focused on behavioral counseling.
The Wilkins Wellness Center is seeking applicants for an FNP or PA position with the ability to practice in the state of Virginia. The ideal candidate will have a deep level of knowledge in care across the age spectrum as well as all aspects of health and wellness. FNP will ideally be eligible for independent practice, the PA will have supervision offered by the Medical Director of the University.
The ideal candidate for the Wilkins Wellness Center will direct and provide care to our student population. The candidate will provide health education for SU students through the team of nurses and counselors on staff as needed to help students understand their illness or injury and manage it appropriately.
The FNP / PA reports to the Executive Director for the Wilkins Wellness Center and Behavioral Health unit. This is a part-time position with hours being determined monthly. There is no promise of work hours being made in periods of time where the students are on holiday. Schedules will be predominately cover evenings and weekends. (4p-9p M-F) (1p-5p Sat Sun) during the Fall and Spring semesters only. There may be some opportunity for summer hours during camps and the absence of the full-time FNP.
Specific duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
- Plan, supervise, and provide day-to-day operation of the comprehensive student health services program by providing the clinical care and treatment after triage by the nurseDirect, Supervise and provide clinical guidance to the Health Services Team as well as the Behavioral team (during a crisis case).Provide consultation to students as appropriate; refer students to appropriate health care providers, agencies, and services.Develop and implement educational programming for SU students. Design and teach health-related workshops, trainings, and classes in formal and informal settings when asked to do soConduct program needs assessment and evaluation, formulating and implementing policy and protocols as needed to maintain effective operation when asked to do so by the executive director.Work collaboratively and cooperatively with campus staff to maintain a student-centered environmentSupervise and direct the health-related testing and administer prescription medication according to established treatment guidelines. Coordinate other health services programs, i.e., immunizations. Provide oversight for health promotion and disease prevention efforts campus wide, including crisis management and CSID activities as needed when asked to do so by the executive director.Participate, prepare and maintain records and reports with accuracy and confidentiality; complete health, safety, and other records and statistics with assistance from staff in both WWC and Behavioral.Serve as the coordinator for any public health incident on campus and act as the liaison to other University departments in the absence of the executive directorAssist staff in maintaining a department in a safe, clean, and orderly condition; assure compliance with established safety procedures and regulations. Maintain appropriate inventory of supplies and medications in both WWC and Behavioral serviceMaintain current licensure and DEA number in the state of Virginia and comply with all rules and regulations governing the scope of practice of an independent APRN and a Physician’s Assistant.
- Family Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority also known as an Advanced Practice RN with licensure to practice independent of physician supervision in the state of VirginiaDoctorate of Nursing Practice Preferred. Masters of Science in nursing mandatory, interest in Mental and health and Psychiatry welcomePhysicians Assistance with prescriptive authority with licensure to treat students under a physician supervisionPublic health experience preferredCurrent practitioner in an urgent care setting with skills in GYN exams, suturing, etc.License must be in good standing with no prior infractions or sanctions5+ years of experience in an emergency / urgent care setting and in-office experience a plus
The position requires a leader with a strong knowledge of health care issues regarding state and federal compliance and in dealing with health care privacy regulations. Experience working with college-age students and willingness to function as a member of a team is desirable.
How to Apply:
The complete application will include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.
Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.
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**Note: A pre-employment background check and drug screen will be required as a condition of hire. If the job requires driving for University business, a satisfactory driving record will be required as well.
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