Nurse Practitioner

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 02, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
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The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

The Nurse Practitioner will work autonomously and in collaboration with health care professionals and other individuals to assess, diagnose, treat and manage the patient's health problems/needs. In addition to diagnosing and managing acute episodic and chronic illnesses/injuries, the nurse practitioner will emphasize health promotion and disease prevention.

This position is 9 months annually (0.8 FTE, in-line with the academic year) and benefits eligible.

What You'll Do

General Nursing Services (70%)

  • Provide Telehealth visits.

  • Provide independent and appropriate clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of health concerns.

  • Obtain medical histories.

  • Perform physical exams.

  • Order diagnostic laboratory tests and/or imaging and interpret the results of these tests.

  • Formulate the appropriate differential diagnosis based on the history, physical exam and clinical findings.

  • Develop a workable appropriate plan of care and follow up plan of care.

  • Prescribe pharmacologic agents, non-pharmacological interventions or treatments as appropriate.

Coordination of Care (15%)

  • Work collaboratively with other Health Service clinic staff to provide quality, comprehensive, confidential care.

  • Provide consultation regarding health related concerns and make referrals to professionals both within the LC community and the greater Portland community.

  • Participate regularly in Health Service staff meetings and in joint meetings with the LC Counseling Service.

Education & Information (15%)

  • Stay current with advances in medicine through appropriate continuing education as required for a Nurse Practitioner's license with the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

  • Provide educational materials as seems appropriate or when asked to do so.

  • Participate in health information sessions with students as needed.

Must Haves
  • Requires a Master's degree or a combination of education and 2-5 years relevant

  • 3 years of Medical Clinic experience in the role Nurse Practitioner.

  • Master's degree in nursing required. May be waived if individual was previously licensed by the State of Oregon as a nurse practitioner with a Bachelor's degree.

  • Current Nurse Practitioner's, Registered Nurse license from the State of Oregon.

  • Current Drug Enforcement (DEA) license.

  • Knowledge and ability to take a medical history; perform general and specialized gynecological examinations; develop a differential diagnosis and final diagnosis. Knowledge of laboratory tests and ability to order and interpret appropriate laboratory testing. Collection of specimens for laboratory testing--i.e. throat/wound culture, urine, stool, and gynecological specimens. Wound and injury assessment and management.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and compassionately with patients.

  • Knowledge of current vaccination recommendations in accordance with Multnomah County, the State of Oregon and Center for Disease Control recommendations.

  • Prescription Privileges for medications, treatment, laboratory testing, radiology, and physical therapy.

  • Current American Red Cross or American Heart Association certification for CPR and Standard First Aid.

  • Knowledge of appropriate referral implementation to community resources and providers; and proficiency with appropriate language for communicating information regarding the patient to the provider for continuity of care.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with Health Service medical/administrative staff, Counseling staff, student's family members, Student Support Services' staff, Student Life staff, Office of International Students' staff, AES staff and other LC departments when appropriate.

  • Competence in working with individuals from a variety of cultures including different ethnicities, national origins, race, gender, sexual orientation and disabilities.

  • Knowledge and ability to implement privacy laws. Working knowledge of FERPA and HIPAA regulations to maintain patient privacy.

  • Knowledge of limits of competence and scope of practice as defined by the Oregon Board of nursing.

Nice to Haves
  • Doctorate degree in Nursing or a combination of education and 5-9 years of relevant

  • Current Dispensing license from the State of Oregon.

  • Crisis management skills, infection control and community emergency resources.

  • Ability to establish effective consultation and planning.

  • Knowledge of quality assurance review including systematic review of medical records.

Work Schedule
  • Benefit Eligible: Yes

  • 37.5 hours per week/7.5 hours per day

  • 9 months annually (0.8 FTE, Aug-May)

Pay Rate
  • Commensurate with experience/qualifications

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to walk, climb stairs, wear respirator for at least 5 hrs a day.

  • Requires sitting with occasional walking, standing, bending, or carrying of small items (20%)

  • Sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time (80%)

Directions for Cover Letter

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Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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