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Nurse Practioner, Coordinator of Sexual Health & Wellness

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Princeton University
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Jul 23, 2021

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Overview

The Sexual Health and Wellness service (SHAW) provides counseling, education, evaluation and treatment of issues related to sexual and reproductive health and gynecological concerns. The Coordinator of the Sexual Health and Wellness service provides administrative oversight for this program as well as performs a significant portion of patient care in SHAW. The SHAW coordinator will also be asked to provide general medical care and to share in on-call duties. This individual is seen as a content expert in the area of sexual and reproductive health and provides clinical consultation to other clinicians in the service. In addition, this person will be the point of contact who represents UHS in collaborations with campus partners for any outreach or projects related to sexual health and wellness that impact the campus community. As such this individual is expected to possess leadership skills in both the clinical arena as well as in the areas of innovative development and implementation of initiatives designed to improve the quality of care reproductive health care delivered to PU students.

This is a full time (100%), 12-month position. Daily work schedule will be Mon: 8am-7pm, Tues-Fri: 8am-5pm; May be required to work some Saturdays (9am – 4pm), with weekday schedule adjustment.



Responsibilities
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Clinical Care (70%)

SHAW-specific clinical duties and responsibilities include:

  • Performance of annual gynecologic/well-women’s exams
  • and experience in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), and gender-affirming care (GAC).
  • Problem-based care, including but not limited to assessment and management of:
  • Vaginal complaintsBreast problemsUrinary Tract InfectionsMenstrual irregularities and vaginal bleedingHirsutismAbnormal pap smearsChronic pelvic painContraception management, including initiation and surveillance of contraceptive methods; management of contraceptive side effects; providing contraception to medically complex patients, either alone or in consultation with a physician when necessaryPlacement and management of contraceptive implants and intrauterine devicesDiagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s)Care following sexual assault including STI testing and treatment as well as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) initiation and monitoring Diagnosis pregnancy and provides both pre-pregnancy counseling, pregnancy options counseling and early pregnancy-related care.

    Takes health history and performs physical examination and annual sexual health exam as indicated by the chief complaint and follows national guidelines for screening exams. Diagnosis and treats common gynecological problems and sexual health problems.Provides continuity and coordination of healthcare services. Identifies and coordinates care for complex medical and gynecological health problems with other expert providers both within and outside UHS.Orders and interprets appropriate diagnostic tests.Assesses psychosocial emotional, spiritual, environmental, biological, behavioral, and cultural factors impacting client.Teaches, counsels and assists clients and their significant others to assume responsibility for the prevention of illness, and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health, in general, and SHAW, specifically.Prescribes modalities to promote wellness and management of illness, including but not limited to medication, nutrition, and exercise. Prescribing medications and immunizations is done within the guidelines of the Nurse Practitioner’s prescriptive authority of The New Jersey Board of Nursing.Works collaboratively with physicians, Nurse Practitioners, physician assistants and other disciplines in the delivery of care, including consulting with specialists and making referrals as needed.Applies evidence-based decision-making when assessing and treating patients.Documents all patient encounters in the electronic medical record using Medicat, in a timely fashion.Oversees in-house HIV testing.Assists RN in abnormal Pap smear follow-up and management.Ensures patient confidentiality.Work hours may require flexibility depending on operational need. Participates in the after hour (overnight and weekend) on-call rotation that is shared among providers.

General Medical clinical duties and responsibilities include:

    Identifies, manages, and monitors uncomplicated common general medical (non-sexual/non-reproductive) acute and chronic health problems (all gender inclusive care), within approved guidelines.

Administrative Management (20%)

    Develops guidelines for abnormal Pap follow-up and STI testing following national guidelines.Tracks statistics for service utilization as well as frequency of campus outreach and collaboration activities.Coordinates Sexual Health and Wellness care with other services in UHS.Oversees SHAW preparation for AAAHC accreditation.Oversees SHAW preparation for annual reports and other forms of data compilations.Complies with State guidelines for reporting STIs and provides copies of positive results to the state.Ensures that patient care is conducted efficiently and in a safe environment.Participates in UHS committees.Participates in regular staff meetings.
Leadership (10%)

    Develops, reviews, and revises patient care policies and procedures for SHAW.Acts as a resource and consultant for colleagues who provide sexual health and reproductive care.Provides feedback to colleagues regarding care and skill competency when appropriate; this feedback may be referenced in annual performance appraisals. Assists in interviewing and hiring of medical and other professional staff.Participates in quality assurance activities.Keeps other UHS staff informed about SHAW activities through oral and written reports.Ensures staff participation in SHAW-specific skills development programs.Maintains awareness of the latest developments in SHAW so that these can be incorporated, where appropriate, into our program.Serves as a resource to other UHS staff on issues related to women’s and men’s sexual health.Serves as a resource to the University regarding issues related to sexual health and wellness, including SHARE, Peer Educators, Resident Advisors, LGBT Center and others. This includes, at times, speaking opportunities to student groups or collaborating with students in the implementation of outreach activities.

    Provides the number of SHAW inventory items to financial managers for the purpose of budget forecasting on an annual basis.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

    New Jersey state certification as a Nurse Practitioner. New Jersey Licensure as a registered professional Nurse.ANA (or equivalent national certification) as a Nurse Practitioner.CPR/AED certification.Completion of a Master’s program in nursing with a specialization as Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, or Adult Nurse Practitioner.Minimum of two-four years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner at least two of which shall have included the provision of women’s health care.Excellent physical assessment skills. Willingness to work in collaboration with the gynecologic consulting physicians.Be flexible, have a positive attitude, and be interested in empowering men and women regarding self-care.Excellent computer skills, ability to learn the PUHS-specific program, Medicat, and use EMR effectively.Excellent technical skills including but not limited to: insertion and removal of long-acting reversible contraceptive methods, including IUD’s and implants.and experience in the management of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), and gender-affirming care (GAC). If no extensive experience in these areas, must participate in training programs with the goal of becoming proficient in and delivering clinical services in these specialty areas.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Administrative experience.Experience in performing colposcopies and vulvar biopsies independently.Experience in the provision of gender-affirming care. Experience in a college health setting.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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