Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, CA

Job posting number: #7055658

Posted: January 31, 2019

Job Description

Basic Function
Under the direction of the Director of Health Services and in accordance with standardized procedures, the Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner is responsible for performing physical examinations and treating common episodic and chronic health care problems, counseling patients and families, monitoring patient progress, assisting with medical research projects, and assisting the Director of Health Services as needed. Works in collaboration with other health care team members, consulting and referring as appropriate, but retains responsibility for ongoing clinical management of patients.

Representative Duties
Provides health screening, immunizations, primary care services, health maintenance care and annual physicals.
Diagnoses, evaluates, treats and manages acute and chronic illness, disease and injury, and infections per protocol and/or in consultation with or referring to another health care provider.
Obtains medical histories and conducts physical examinations.
Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic tests or studies.
Administers and prescribes medication dosages, routes, and frequencies based on patient characteristics as needed.
Analyzes and interprets patients’ histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses; develops and implements treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, professional practice guidelines, and University policies and procedures.
Assists the University medically or otherwise, in case of a disaster.
Counsels and educates patients regarding health promotion/illness prevention; recommends appropriate community resources to meet patient/family needs.
Prepares documentation for medical records including updating patient medical chart by posting examination and test results, diagnosis, medications and treatment in written/computerized form.
Performs minor surgeries and procedures such as biopsies, suturing, lesion removals, splinting and immobilizing.
Supervises and reviews the work of assigned nurses and staff.
Assures and maintains compliance with local, State, and Federal health regulations.
Maintains current knowledge of medical advances, medical research, medical technology, and relevant issues by attending continuing education courses/conferences, professional meetings, reading professional journals, and maintaining membership in professional organizations; assists the Director of Health Services in assessing health and medical trends.
Operates a variety of medical tools and equipment.
Maintains inventory of medical supplies and equipment.
Maintains and participates in programs to promote optimum health for the University community, including (but not limited to) health education, urgent care, and mental health.
Participates in campus community relations by representing department at meetings and serving on committees as needed.
Initiates and provides emergency care services in life threatening situations, including but not limited to First Aid and CPR.
Maintains strict patient confidentiality and protects health operations by keeping information confidential.
Coordinates communications with other administrators, University personnel, outside healthcare providers and contractors as needed.
Works with the University student health insurance program and student athletic insurance program.
Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of
Advanced clinical information regarding proper treatment for various medical conditions.
The uses and effects of medicine and narcotics.
College/University and community health principles and procedures.
Physical assessment, clinical assessment and treatment of common illnesses, including first aid, emergency, triage and care, urgent care, intervention, prioritizing needs, and using universal health precautions.
Local, state and federal health laws, regulations and codes; these include but are not limited to California Nurse Practice Act, Medical Practice Act, OSHA, CLIA, and other relevant laws, regulations, and codes.
Medical terminology, policies and procedures.
Laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
Proper disposal of materials, including bio-hazardous fluids and sharps.
Various types of medical equipment.
Principles and practices of crisis intervention.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Relevant office technology and software, such as email, Microsoft Word and Excel, and the internet.
Multicultural and LGBT health care and sensitivity to their health care needs.

Ability To
Provide clinical care and health education to students of the University.
Provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome evaluation of each patient seeking care in managing his/her health concerns.
Evaluate and assure proper care of illness and injuries.
Triage and refer students for care as appropriate.
Operate various types of medical equipment.
Prepare and maintain records, charts, and statistical information.
Adhere to rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Analyze a situation accurately and take prompt action.
Maintain current knowledge of advances in the field.
Apply general and psychiatric medical knowledge and techniques.
Observe, record, and respond with therapy to reactions, symptoms, and behavior.
Interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Work cooperatively with students, staff, faculty, and community members in a friendly, respectful, and professional manner embracing a culturally diverse population environment.
Use a computer to input, edit, and extract data and information.
Maintain strict confidentiality.
Work independently with minimal direction

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program in the areas of adult health, pediatrics, college health, and family health.
Successful completion and graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant program and two years of clinical health care experience in general practice, family practice, urgent care, college health, or related area.

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