Nurse Practitioner - University Health & Counseling Services - 16578

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 10, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of University Health & Counseling Services at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater seeks a Nurse Practitioner.

Reappointment for subsequent terms is dependent upon needs of the position, university funding and external forces.


Serves the university community and primarily provides health care to students. Actively participates in health education activities. Participates in the general development of UHCS policies, procedures, and educational materials. A primary goal is to promote and enhance successful student learning though the delivery of quality health care, counseling and education. As a guiding principle, all UHCS deliberations will consider “what is best for the students” first, and “what is best for the staff” second. The UHCS is an affirmative action conscious organization. It is every employee’s responsibility to enhance staff collaboration and cooperation and to assist with general clinic functions as needed, based on staffing and patient care needs.

This appointment is full time (1.0 FTE/40 hours per week) during the academic year and part time (.6 FTE/24 hours per week) during the summer months (Mid-May through Mid-August).


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Nurse Practitioner license or eligible for license in the State of Wisconsin
  • Master of Science and/or certified specialist with experience
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in primary care
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Sensitivity to development issues of young adults and willingness to function with a team approach
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  1. Provides advanced practice nursing care to students within the overall supervision and policy established by the Medical Supervisor. Scope includes care for minor trauma, illnesses, reproductive health care, health maintenance and health promotion for the general student population. Provides care and assists in the management of health services for students with chronic illnesses and disabilities and may include an indepth assessment and plan of care, as needed.
  2. Provides care to students by obtaining and evaluating client history, performing an appropriate physical exam, and assessing and treating appropriate to level of training.
  3. Provides consultation, cooperative case management and professional nursing leadership with UHCS staff.
  4. Provides continuity of care to patients by coordinating health care needs through intervention, counseling and referral on and off campus.
  5. Promotes health maintenance, promotion and self-advocacy by individualized teaching and providing information for self-care and behavioral change for each student as appropriate. Identifies and responds to students at risk for serious health conditions.
  6. Prepares and presents campus and community health programming. Participates in the development and selection of printed materials.
  7. Keeps current with new developments in nursing and health care by attending inservice programs, professional conferences, reading professional literature and participating with UHCS staff in numerous settings.
  8. Participates in the development and maintenance of quality care standards.
  9. Participates as a member of UHCS and university committees.
Supervision received:
  • Medical Supervisor provides clinical supervision. Associate Director provides administrative supervision
Supervision exercised:
  • Clinical supervision of interns, student workers and practicum students


Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. In the fall of 2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System’s restructuring of the state’s 13 two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges, UW–Rock County began operating as a branch campus of UW–Whitewater under the new name of University of Wisconsin–Whitewater at Rock County. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Main Campus and Rock County Campus are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs. UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( ).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per UPS Operation Policy: TC1, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see . If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages go to our: ALEX webpage, which is our interactive benefits decision support tool.


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles ( ) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices ( ). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( ) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys ( ).


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

The University of Wisconsin–Whitewater has authority to implement temporary workforce reduction and cost saving measures to address financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, consistent with Wisconsin law and Board of Regents, UW System, and UW–Whitewater policy and procedure.


Review of applications will begin immediately and position is open until filled. Interviews will begin the week of August 24, 2020 . Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or .

For questions regarding the position, please contact:

Karen Brueggeman
Talent Acquisition Coordinator
(262) 472-1305


Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  • Three Professional/Supervisory References with contact information
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