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Nurse Practitioner (Temporary)

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 23, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Nurse Practitioner (Temporary)

Primary Purpose:
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is responsible for the assessment of patients in student health services (SHS). The NP performs physical examinations, confers with patients in person and by phone/electronically, collaborates with others in the department to assure smooth flow of patient care consistent with established quality indicators and participates in the overall coordination of patient care. The NP reports to the director of health services, with clinical supervision from the supervising physician. The NP contributes to SHS health and wellness educational activities, outreach and presentations. The NP collaborates with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) providers and other campus partners to ensure continuity and coordination of care.

This is a 3 day, 24 hours/week position based on the Stockton campus expected to end in July 2024. Possible extensions based on need and funding may be available.

Essential Functions:
  • Practices under the standard procedure established for the NP role consistent with Student Health Services policy and in accordance with requirement set forth by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Conducts age appropriate assessments of patients, including history taking and physical examination consistent with department protocol.
  • Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status, patient education, family involvement, and patient advocacy. Diagnosis and treatment of common acute minor illnesses and injuries, follow-up management of stable chronic diseases, provides preventive health care information and guidance.
  • Consults with supervising physician or other clinicians as dictated by patient need and assessment findings.
  • Participates with physicians and other clinicians in the department to assure effective patient care consistent with quality indicators for patients cared for in the designated service.
  • Reviews medical record for follow up or ordering of diagnostic studies under established protocols.
  • Establishes and maintains communication with other health care providers and departments to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness and to promote consistency and continuity of care.
  • Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, college community, patients, and families.
  • Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties/activities of health care team members.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of care given by team members.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified by the institution. - Performs efficiently in emergency situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
  • Participates regularly in staff development activities for department personnel.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning.
  • Participates in department Performance Improvement activities.
  • Participates in program review and student learning activities as requested.
  • Identifies and solves problems effectively.
  • Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, colleagues, and all members of the University community.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of computers and telecommunication modalities to document, track and convey information.
  • Facilitate health education both individually and to groups on campus as assigned.
  • Collaborates with director and supervising physician to establish and implement clinical policies and procedures.
  • Seeks opportunities to promote professional and personal growth through available academic facilities and continuing education activities.
  • Works as a member of Student Health Services performing all other duties as assigned.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Masters prepared nurse practitioner.
  • Experience practicing in a primary care, urgent care, or college health setting.
  • Possess and maintain an active licensure in the state of California as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Adult Nurse Practitioner (NP).
  • Possess and maintain a current National Certification as a Family or Adult Nurse Practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
  • Experience working with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system.
  • Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification.
  • Possess and maintain active CA Furnishing License.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Possess and maintain active Current DEA License.
  • Experience practicing in a higher education setting.
  • Women’s health care experience.
  • Experience conducting health education programming for a community.
  • Experience developing policy and procedures.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequent walking, reaching, simple grasping, repetitive motion and computer use. Occasional standing for long periods, pushing/pulling, bending or squatting. Occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens, hazardous materials and trauma may reasonably be anticipated. Personal protective equipment will be provided to reduce or eliminate exposure to routine or limited infectious agents. Constant public contact and communication. May require lifting up to 25 lbs.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work performed in an office/clinical setting during clinic hours. May require some evening or weekend work depending on clinic operations. May require occasional travel to other campuses (Stockton, Sacramento, San Francisco).

Hiring Range: $80.00-$85.00 per hour. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.


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