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Physician's Assistant or Nurse Practitioner

Employer
Amherst College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Amherst College


Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College invites applications for consideration for either a Physician's Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner position. The Physician's Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner is a full-time, one-year term position, starting at $110,000 - commensurate with experience. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the w ays in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

Under the general direction of the Director of Health Services, the Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant provides evaluation and treatment for - acute illness or injury, episodic illness, chronic disease, and health maintenance using guidelines set by the College's Health Services. Refers to the Director any patients that require further evaluation and definitive care. Using independent judgment provides this service for a diverse set of students during scheduled clinic hours throughout the year and during on-call hours when needed. After-hours duties may include sporting event coverage. The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming environment.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Patient Care

  • Functions interdependently under the guidance of the Director in the identification, management, and treatment of health or injury problems. Takes a patient's medical history, performs physical examinations and procedures. Orders and/or performs appropriate laboratory and other diagnostic tests, interprets results of tests, and make appropriate clinical judgments.
  • Assesses physical and psychosocial health/illness status of patients. Recognizes abnormalities and brings to the attention of the Director those not covered by standard guidelines.
  • Regulates medications and diet, provides psychosocial support. Prescribes medications in accordance with NP/PA written guidelines.
  • Uses Universal Precautions when exposed to blood and body fluids.
  • Coordinates all phases of patient health care, makes arrangements for outside examinations and refers patients to other health care professionals if indicated. Provides health education and teaching to a diverse and inclusive community. Provides care to patients under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, as well as emotionally unstable patients.



Performs other duties functions as requested

  • Has developed clinical expertise and provides expert consultation to other health care staff.
  • Maintains working knowledge of emergency equipment.
  • Participates in scheduled meetings, task forces, and committees. Participates in programs of quality assurance, peer reviews, and continuing education.



Qualifications

Required:

  • Graduate of an accredited BS degree nursing education program, plus completion of Master's level program for Nurse Practitioner or completion of a master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program
  • Current Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant license to practice in Massachusetts.
  • Two years Nurse Practitioner/Physician's Assistant experience and must include prescriptive practice in an ambulatory care setting.
  • Experience in interpreting diagnostic tests including laboratory and x-ray results.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse student body in culturally competent ways.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, time management, and organizationalskills
  • Must successfully complete pre-employment physical and lift test


Preferred:

  • Experience in working with adolescent and young adult patients



Amherst College offers many opportunities for professional growth and development, continued learning, and career advancement.

Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply).

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information .

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs . Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. (Current employees and students should apply by clicking on the Career icon from their Workday home screen) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To find information about job group and level (JGL) follow this link.


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