Part-time Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
This position is a contracted, non-benefited part-time weekend, holiday, and some evenings position providing telehealth medical services to students in isolation for COVID-19 infection. The mission of the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is to enhance overall student well-being and success through inclusive physical and mental healthcare, prevention, education, advocacy, and recovery support services. The HCC is an on-campus health facility providing a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services. This job requires weekend, holiday, and evening work. One should be familiar and comfortable with incorporating the values of Inclusive Excellence and multicultural humility into their daily work. This position requires medical knowledge and skills to function independently and perform medical triage and other rapid assessments (both via telehealth and potentially in-person) with independent judgment not only in the medical care of patients but also in direct interaction with medical staff. Physicians, nurses, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other professionals staff the HCC. This appointment will end should the University no longer require the position. This position reports to the Medical Director of the HCC and performs duties under the direction of the Medical Director, Associate Director of Medical Services, and Executive Director of the HCC. This position is to begin December 1, 2020 lasting through May of 2021 with the potential for extension based on need.
Provide telehealth remote medical check-in services for symptomatic DU students in isolation for COVID-19 infection generally from 8 am to 5 pm on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and holidays, with the potential for some evenings. Hours may vary based on institutional need and clinical volume.
Medical telehealth check-in for symptomatic students in isolation will occur per a schedule arranged within the electronic medical record. Nurses, providers, administrative support team members, and contact tracers have the ability to schedule patients.
Assess and clear students medically from isolation on weekends and holidays and communicate information to appropriate campus partners.
Document all encounters in DU HCC electronic medical record
Educate students in isolation in proper self-care and symptom monitoring, direct students to the proper DU resources, instructs student when/how to access a higher level of care when needed and helps facilitate such care.
Arrange appropriate timely referrals for specialty care/higher level of care as needed with proper follow-up
Maintain accurate, thorough, and clear patient medical records in a timely manner according to HCC policies and procedures which justify diagnoses, treatments, and billing codes.
Perform duties in a cost-effective manner, striving to avoid wasting resources without jeopardizing quality of care and service
Maintains competency and enhances professional growth and development through continuing education activities. Shares knowledge gained through continuing education with staff.
Interacts with patients, parents, and HCC staff in a courteous manner, and demonstrates a sincere initiative in meeting patient needs. Ensures confidentiality of patient and institutional material. Places appropriate forms in the electronic medical record according to the nature of the patient visit.
Supports and upholds clinic policies, objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control procedures, and codes and requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
mMintains positive behaviors, approaches, attitudes, and a commitment to interpersonal service towards patients, visitors, and co-workers.
Assists in developing and meeting goals for the HCC as a whole, ensures that the department meets HCC goals, and assists in health promotion activities on campus
Assist in policy-making, quality improvement, updating and implementing protocols as they pertain to health care delivery
Communicate effectively and compassionately with students' parents, professors, etc., as requested with the proper authorization
Serves as a staff resource for patient care information, responds to and intervenes, as necessary, to resolve patient problems and serves as patient advocate
This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.
APN or PA-C certificate from an accredited certifying organization and completion of all NP/PA coursework and clinical clerkships from an accredited program.
3 years of experience in an ambulatory care setting.
Appropriate medical credentials including Colorado RN/Advanced Practice Nurse license or Colorado Physician Assistant certificate, DEA registration/full prescriptive authority, NPI number.
Experience with the health problems of young adults and womens health care.
Eligible to obtain adequate professional liability insurance coverage.
5 years of experience in an ambulatory care setting.
Experience in a college health center environment.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
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