Full-Time, 9-Month, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment
Colby College has an AAAHC accredited student health service that provides comprehensive care to the students at Colby. This individual will work in close collaboration with the director of health services in the Garrison Foster Health Center. The Physician Assistant/APRN/FNP will diagnose and treat student illnesses/injuries and assure continuity of care between the student, the Health Center, the Athletic Trainers, and other community agencies and resources. Responsibilities include outpatient appointment visits, coverage of athletic events, performing minor procedures in office, and providing “on-call” coverage. The successful candidate must be comfortable with all aspects of student health, and provide quality care to students from diverse backgrounds and identities in an inclusive environment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Treat medical patients during office hours
Prepare and update patient records through our medical records system
Establish rapport with patients to encourage candid discussion of medical needs
Prescribe and refill medications as necessary
Provide advice on healthy habits and practices for patients based on their current health status
Create treatment plans and provide referrals to specialists when required
Share night and weekend call with other medical staff; provide back up call to nurses both during office hours as well as on evenings and weekends
Share medical coverage of home varsity athletic games (evenings/weekends) with other Health Center medical staff; provide initial assessment and management of injuries at the scene
Assist with performance and interpretation of laboratory procedures, such as cultures, wet preps, urinalysis, and other appropriate tests, to be processed in the Health Center Lab
Engage in activities to enhance the health and wellness of Colby students as well as improve the visibility and credibility of the Garrison-Foster Health Center on campus and in the community
Attend continuing education meetings and staff meetings at the Health Center
Participate in ongoing quality improvement/management activities as assigned
Completion of PA/NP Plan of Supervision every two years (See Section XIII – PA/NP/Primary Supervising Physician Plan of Supervision); a collaborative plan outlining need for consultation with supervising physician is attached and signed by PA/NP and physician
Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
Graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner program; licensed as a PA/NP in the State of Maine and hold current DEA licensure, including prescribing of Schedule II medications
Certification and maintenance of certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Three years’ experience as a PA/NP, preferably in family, emergency, adolescent or pediatric medicine
Musculoskeletal assessment and concussion management skills preferred
Ability to work collaboratively with nurses, physicians, Health Center staff, and other constituencies across campus
Talent to communicate with students and parents in a clear concise compassionate manner
Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy standards
Experience and/or training in medical management of transgender care preferred
Evidence of current life support training, BLS/AED
Competency in using Electronic Medical Record as well as basic computer functions such as WORD, EXCEL.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, establish priorities, and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community
Must be able to work some nights and weekends for athletic events and on call requirement
Reporting to the director of health services, this position interacts with students, faculty, staff, and outside constituencies.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
General health and medical services environment. Position involves frequent movement; some lifting (up to 50 pounds) required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is necessary.
Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the “Apply Now” button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:
Mid-Level Provider Physician Assistant/Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Family Nurse Practitioner – Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855
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For more information, please go to: http://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/midlevel_pa_npa_4_2017.cfm