Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner

Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 24, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description
Health Services
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Job Summary:The Garrison Foster Health Center at Colby College is a comprehensive student health service that provides care to the student body. This individual will work in an inclusive environment, in close collaboration with the director of health services, diagnosing and treating student illness and injury while assuring continuity of care between the student, the health center, sports medicine, and other community agencies and resources. Responsibilities include outpatient appointment visits, performing minor procedures in office, as well as on-call coverage. The successful candidate will have competence in all aspects of primary health care specifically student health, and training in providing care to students from diverse backgrounds and identities. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.


  • Review patient medical records; examine and treat patients
  • Perform minor procedures as trained and credentialed
  • Maintain accurate records and schedules
  • Promote good health practices
  • Assist with performance and interpretation of laboratory procedures and other tests done in the health center lab
  • Share on-call coverage with other medical staff, including after hours and weekends
  • Review documentation of nursing patient encounters and all hospital emergency room visits when on call
  • Perform quality improvement activities as assigned by the director of health services
  • Serve on health center committees as appointed by the director of health services
  • Use non clinical time to support activities that enhance the health and wellness of Colby students as well as improve the visibility and credibility of Health Services on campus and in the greater community, including but not limited to health education programs, accreditation activities, campus committees, residence hall/campus presentations and/or other opportunities as agreed upon in collaboration with the director of health services; activities may fall outside normal office hours
  • Complete the PA/NP Plan of Supervision every two years
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


  • Graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner program; licensed as a PA/FNP in the state of Maine
  • Certification and maintenance of certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • 1-3 years experience as a PA/NP, preferably in family, emergency, adolescent or pediatric medicine
  • Evidence of current Basic Life Support Certification (CPR)
  • Experience with adolescent/young adult health care, women's health, sexual health, and care for LGBTQIQ populations preferred
  • Highly developed computer skills including experience using Microsoft Office Suite, email and web applications, as well as ability to fully function within an electronic medical record
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with physicians, nurses, athletic trainers, and support staff within the health center as well as staff from various departments on campus
  • Talent to communicate with students and parents in a clear concise compassionate manner
  • Appreciation of Colby’s mission and a commitment to working with a diverse student population at a top liberal arts college
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, establish priorities, and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community


Reporting to the director of health services, this position interacts with students, faculty, staff, and outside constituencies.


General health and medical services environment. Position involves frequent movement; some lifting (up to 50 pounds) required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is necessary. Routine occupational exposure to blood or body fluids. Physical ability to safely wear a respirator; verification of Hepatitis B, MMR, and varicella immunity status due to potential exposure to communicable diseases.


Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the 'Apply' button on the Colby Careers website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

PA/NP - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855