Student Health Services Nurse Practitioner
JOB FAMILY: Health Care
JOB CATEGORY: OPEIU
JOB CODE: HSNP-0102
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
JOB TITLE DEFINITION:
The Student Health Services Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) performs assessments, examinations and treatments; provides accurate client education, appropriate ordering and reporting of test results, and proper use of consultations; serves as a resource for internal and external customers, providing sound interpretation and application of professional standards of practice; and adheres to policies, procedures, and protocols. The Student Health Services Nurse Practitioner is responsible to the designated supervisor of assigned department for maintaining acceptable standards of care.
Master’s degree or equivalent knowledge; Pennsylvania nurse practitioner license, in good standing, with two years of related experience that is applicable to the assigned work area. Must maintain current credentialing and privileging.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
- Provide health services to patients in accordance with established University protocols and procedures
- Deliver health education to patients regarding preventative care and prescribed treatments
- Examine and complete medical diagnosis on patients; assess the patient’s condition and plan care based on that assessment
- Consult with a physician, as needed, regarding patient’s care
- Serve as a patient advocate by attending to patient concerns, assessing situations, reporting concerns to supervisory personnel, and instituting/recommending appropriate action
- Responsible for the maintenance of records and communication according to policies and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)
- Assist with the orientation, training, and supervision of new departmental staff, practicum students, student workers, and volunteers
- Serve as a professional role model and resource through demonstration of advanced nursing practice
- Assess own professional learning needs in collaboration with designated supervisor and attend in-services and continuing education programs to maintain and improve clinical knowledge and skills
- Participate in departmental/ staff meetings by sharing concerns, observations, and ideas
- Assist with the development, review, and revision of clinical practice guidelines; recommend changes in operational procedures
- Participate in departmental quality improvement activities, committee work, and special projects when appropriate
- Practice good clinical judgment, careful listening, critical thinking, and effective decision making in the performance of duties
Duties are performed under general direction and the employee exercise independent judgment in the planning and arrangement of work directed toward an established objective. Employee determines action to be taken. Knowledge of established policy, procedure and practice is required.