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.
General Nursing Services (70%)
Provide Telehealth visits.
Provide independent and appropriate
clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of health
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
Develop a workable appropriate plan
of care and follow up plan of care.
Prescribe pharmacologic agents,
non-pharmacological interventions or treatments as
Coordination of Care (15%)
Work collaboratively with other
Health Service clinic staff to provide quality, comprehensive,
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
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
Provide educational materials as
seems appropriate or when asked to do so.
Participate in health information
sessions with students as needed
Requires a Master's degree or a
combination of education and 2-5 years relevant
training/experience. 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.
Doctorate degree in Nursing or a
combination of education and 5-9 years of relevant
training/experience. 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.
Benefit Eligible: Yes
37.5 hours per week/7.5 hours per
9 months annually (0.8 FTE,
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%)