About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
Under general direction of Associate Director for Medical Services and under the supervision of one or more physicians provides health care, including acute episodic illness and/or injury, chronic disease management, and health maintenance, for patients of the University Health Service (UHS). Evaluates and treats common acute injuries and illness using guidelines and physician consultation by phone when necessary. Triages and refers to physicians any patients that require further evaluation. Provides these services for UHS patients and campus visitors.
With general supervision functions independently within the scope of departmental and institutional policies and procedures; refers exceptions to Director of Medical Services.
Manages acute, episodic, or stable chronic Illness or injury. Takes patient medical history, performs a physical examination, and evaluates age related patient development. Orders and/or performs appropriate laboratory and other diagnostic tests, Interprets results of tests, and makes appropriate clinical judgments. Assesses physical and psychosocial health/illness status of patients. Recognizes abnormalities and brings to attention of physician those not covered by standard guidelines. Regulates medications and diet, provides psychosocial support and counseling. Prescribes medications following guidelines. Dispenses starter doses of medication to patients when Pharmacy is closed. 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. Provides health education and teaching.
Maintains working knowledge of emergency equipment.
Provides functional supervision to LPN, Clinic Assistants and other support staff in the area.
Keeps precise problem oriented health records.
Participates in regularly scheduled department and organizational meetings, task forces, and committees. Participates in programs of quality improvement, peer review, and continuing education.
Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a multi-cultural environment.
Performs other related duties.as required.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Graduate of an accredited BS degree nursing education program plus completion of Masters level program for nurse practitioner.
Current license to practice professional nursing, and practitioner certificate from a national nursing organization and current registration in Massachusetts.
Two (2) years Nurse Practitioner experience (1 year of which may be in N.P. clinical education experience) must include prescriptive practice in an ambulatory care setting.
Experience in interpreting diagnostic tests including laboratory and x-ray results.
Currently certified in basic CPR.
Ability to exercise considerable independent judgment and ability to make assessments quickly and accurately
Ability to lift and transfer patients.
Functions with a high level of autonomy due to in-house physician coverage not exceeding 50% of shift if working a weekend or evening shift.
Provides these services primarily on weekdays, but may have evening and weekend shifts. In addition to regularly scheduled clinic hours, shares Walk-in Clinic coverage and on-call responsibilities as needed to cover day, evening, weekend, and holiday shifts.
Level 30/31 - Professional Staff Salary Schedule
Please submit a cover letter, resume, copy of current CPR certification and names and contact information of three professional references by July 31, 2019 to ensure priority consideration. Include nursing license number, nurse practitioner license number, DEA number, MCSR number and expiration dates on your resume. The position will remain open until filled.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
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