Nurse Practitioner- Fort Lewis College

Colorado, United States
$55,000.00 - $56,000.00
Feb 10, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Position Summary 

The Nurse Practitioner is foremost and always a “Teacher of Health” and promotes healthy lifestyles.  These functions are performed with every patient contact, through individual counseling and guest-speaking experiences in classrooms. The position also acts as a preceptor for Nurse Practitioner, and RN students.    

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Education: Masters or Doctorate in Nursing  
  • Board Certification for practice as a Nurse Practitioner  
  • Possess a current NP license, RN license, DEA license or working toward RXN license to apply for DEA license  
  • CPR certification  
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • At least 1-year clinical experience providing Acute and Chronic Care  
  • Preferred experience in providing:  
  • College Health  
  • Mental Health Assessment and Medication management  
  • Sports medicine  
  • Travel health  


  • Specialized knowledge:  
  • Strong knowledge of Sexual Health: Experience advising patients in sexual health as it pertains to a college student population, includes sexuality counseling; contraception and human reproduction; prevention, evaluation and treatment of sexually transmitted infections; sexual dysfunction and other issues of andrology and gynecology.  
  • Immunizations  


  • Specialized Skills:   
  • LARC contraception  
  • Performs Suturing and Skin biopsies  


  • Abilities: Proven experience working efficiently and multi-tasking in a fast-paced office; show attention to detail; work with minimal supervision  
  • Personal Characteristics: team-oriented, dedicated, personable, empathetic, patient, systems-oriented; student success driven  

Major Responsibilities 

  • Makes independent decisions about health care needs of patients within the scope of training and experience.  Provides Primary Care to patients. Collaborates with supervising medical providers on as-needed basis by phone, personal contact or chart review.  
  • Follows medical standard-of-care guidelines in provision of health care services. Consults with Medical Director in developing standing orders, protocols and written policies as needed for the medical management of patients.  Reviews and updates nursing protocols periodically, or as needed.   
  • Performs functions and duties at the SHC in compliance with institutional policies of Fort Lewis College.   
  • Acts as liaison/referral source for patients needing care beyond the scope of the campus SHC (radiology, specialist consults) and facilitates timely referrals for those needs.  Collaborates and coordinates with primary care physicians, specialists, and mental health professionals in the evaluation and continuing care of shared patients.   
  • Makes entries into medical record following standard SOAP format.   
  • Creates and reviews protocols and policies for SHC functions, with close oversight by the Clinical Director who reviews and approves prior to becoming standards of practice.  
  • Participates and represents the SHC on FLC committees, orientation functions, assessment, strategic planning, and in classroom educational activities.  
  • Represent Fort Lewis College at regional and national college health meetings/conferences such as the Rocky Mountain and American College Health Associations events, and local and regional Public Health/Emergency Planning meetings when called upon.  
  • May perform the work of any ancillary position within the SHC as necessary.   
  • Ensures strict confidentiality of patient medical information.  
  • Works closely with Counseling Center staff and consulting psychiatric NP and/or psychiatrist with referrals in both directions, and to initiate medications by protocol based on consultation.  The Provider evaluates mental health issues, initiates and monitors use of medications in the student population as needed, with plans for continued consultation for medication management.  
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities  
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508.  
  • Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned  


Work Conditions 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).  
  • Ability to work in a confined area.  
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period-of-time.  
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.  
  • Ability to work in a health clinic during a pandemic with the use of daily Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  


Salary range is  $55,000 to 56,000,  for this Part-Time (.7FTE) position   plus a comprehensive benefits package.  



Typical Work Hours:  

August-April: Four days per week (days may vary each week), Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm      

May:  Three days per week  (days may vary each week), 8 am to 5 pm   

June & July:  Up to Two days per week fill-in (days may vary each week), 8 am to 5 pm   

Some call time on weekends during the pandemic to answer medical questions as needed. 

Application Process 
A complete application packet includes: 

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position 
  • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion.  “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” 
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references 

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: 



Application materials received on or before March 7, 2021, will receive full consideration. 

Position will remain open until filled. 


The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,  

and pass a background check. 


The College and the Community  

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. 


Equal Opportunity   

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  

To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See  

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?  

Office of the Title 9 Coordinator  

Molly Wieser  

230 Skyhawk Station  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7241  

Other discrimination questions?   

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator  

David Pirrone  

192 Education Business Hall  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7182  

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request. 


  * Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.  


ADAA Accommodations  

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.