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Western Oregon University

General Information


Job title: Patient Care Provider - Mid-Level Practitioner S1330
Job location: Monmouth, OR 97361 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 03/18/14
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: 4956.00 - 7598.00.00 / monthly DOE + 95% employer-paid benefit package

Job Classification

Job Category:Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

Job description:

Department: Student Health and Counseling Center
Class: 6258 Recruitment: S1330
Review Date: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

This is a full-time, academic year (September to June) position in the Student Health and Counseling Center at Western Oregon University in Monmouth and is represented by the Service Employees International Union/Oregon Public Employees Union. The Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS), in the Division of Student Affairs, provides outpatient healthcare for students who are enrolled at WOU.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 800 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college.

Patient Examinations: Take a detailed medical history for patients presenting at the Student Health Center outpatient clinic. Examination of the various systems of the body to aid in determination of illness and/or disease. Conduct microscopic examination of samples to identify infections, blood cell counts, or abnormalities. Draw blood, take smears, and perform or order laboratory studies. Interpret results of laboratory studies. Provide follow-up as needed.

Patient Treatment: Develop and carry out complete patient treatment plan as primary health care provider. Prescribe medications, food supplements, and non-prescription medicines to the extent authorized by professional licensing body. Refer patient to physician and health specialists for conditions outside this employee's ability to diagnose or treat according to established guidelines. Make referrals and do appropriate follow up requiring knowledge of campus and community resources.

Training: Instruct medical assistants and other health specialists in techniques to expand their skills. Authorize and oversee treatment given under supervision. Follow-up with providers, school and health resource organizations as needed to obtain specialized help and/or financial assistance, and to promote understanding. Participate in development and review of protocols, procedure manuals, standing orders, and revision of health education literature and forms as needed. Perform quality assurance tasks. Update professional skills and knowledge through in-service and review of professional literature. Use multi-line phone, computer, and general medical office equipment. Clean, sterilize, and maintain clinical equipment keeping clinical areas clean and stocked with supplies.

Specialized care of patients: Conduct pelvic examinations of patients; provide for partner treatments as needed. Prescribe birth control methods within the limits of established guidelines. Perform pre- and post-pregnancy care. Data collection and reporting as required.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Valid Oregon License and National Board Certification as an Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner OR ability to practice medicine without physician oversight are required. Must be able to follow written protocols and standing orders of clinic physicians. Must have a DEA license. Must have a current CPR certification. Must be proficient in physical exams, venipuncture and skilled in handling laboratory supplies and equipment and must know how to follow universal precautions for handing blood and body fluids. Familiarity with classifications of medications and the ability to use medication/disease reference is required.

Required areas of knowledge:
Extensive knowledge of:
a)Comprehensive assessment skills
b)Diagnostic techniques
c)Current treatment for human disease
d)Medical principles and practices
e)Patient education techniques

General knowledge of:
a)Human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pathology, nutrition, and pharmacology
b)Human behavior and growth
c)Isolation techniques used in working with patients with infectious or communicable

Basic knowledge of:
a)Community resources for patient referral.
b)Must be familiar with classifications of medications and able to use Physicians’ Desk Reference and Drug Facts
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