Senior Nurse Practitioner
Provides advanced-level, age-appropriate general medical care, evaluation, treatment and health care maintenance services to college students with a wide range of health concerns. Performs Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner exams. *May also provide health promotion coaching to improve health and wellness for benefits-eligible College faculty and staff.
Works cooperatively with others and accepts direction from supervisors.
Provides acute medical care including but not limited to: respiratory illness, musculoskeketal injury, gastrointestinal disorders, dermatological conditions, gynecological conditions, medication prescription and management, and a variety of infections and systemic illnesses.
Provides care for physical manifestations of stress when appropriate, such as temporary sleep disturbances and reassurance that physical symptoms are not serious or life-threatening.
Provides health care maintenance including but not limited to: routine physicals for students in study abroad programs, travel medicine consults and immunizations, annual gynecological exams, contraceptive counseling and management and ongoing education related to prevention of illness and promotion of health.
Orders and reviews lab work and x-rays and devises treatment plans based on results.
Evaluates and treats students in emergencies in the absence of physician.
Performs a variety of on-site lab tests.
Provides SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) services as part of the Middlebury College –Porter Hospital SANE group.
Consults and collaborates with the College physician, Training Room staff, Commons deans, Counseling staff, and students’ home providers, when appropriate.
Provides support to on-campus mental health care providers for short-term medication treatment.
Provides information and consults with parents when needed.
Documents and updates information in students’ health records.
Admits students to the health center for day observation when their condition warrants, evaluates/directs their care, discharges them when appropriate.
Refers students to on-campus and Middlebury area resources when needed.
Provides consultation for staff including during the early evening and weekend hours via telephone when needed.
Assists in developing and revising flow sheets and protocols as needed.
Participates in periodic health center and campus-wide meetings.
Presents health related information to campus groups when requested.
May be asked to utilize an existing health and wellness program that incorporates motivational interviewing, stages of change theory and safe practices around exercise and positive lifestyle change (nutrition, physical activity, emotional well-being, smoking cessation, community engagement).
May be asked to participate on the Optimal Health Initiative Committee and works with that group to enhance wellness initiatives for faculty and staff across campus.
May be asked to utilize up-to-date screening tools to assess client cardiovascular risk, requiring medical risk assessment and clearance for physical activity by a client’s personal physician as necessary.
May be asked to create community-based wellness groups (i.e. a morning walking group, evening meditation group, etc) based on client needs and preferences.