Nurse Practitioner

Oregon, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 22, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Summary


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.


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Essential Functions


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

Minimum Qualifications

    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.


Preferred Qualifications

    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.


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%)



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