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.
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
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
- 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
- Uses Universal Precautions when exposed to blood and body
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Experience in working with adolescent and young adult
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
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.
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