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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Enrollment & Student Services

Position Title Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care
About the University Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department The Student Health Center support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position

Western Washington University's Student Health Center is seeking to add a full-time 9-month Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner to our team. The Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner provides ambulatory health care service delivery at the WWU Student Health Center, as directed by the Student Health Center Director.

Position duties/responsibilities:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic medical and mental health illnesses including those elements of primary medical care that are reasonable within the constraints of the nature, funding and calendar of operations of the WWU Student Health Center. Provide a holistic approach to patient care, including providing patient education as appropriate.
  • Perform general health and pre-participation physical examinations.
  • Perform minor surgical procedures and provide casting/splinting services within one’s scope of practice.
  • Provide after-hours call coverage on a rotation with 3-4 other providers.
  • Provide prompt evaluation and institute appropriate plan of care for emergencies including stabilization of patient prior to transport to the emergency room.
  • Assist in providing coverage of clinic responsibilities as requested by the Student Health Center Director.
  • Coordinate and follow-up with medical referrals in the community as necessary.
  • Participate in University activities as requested by the Student Health Center Director.
  • Provide in-service training and consultation for nurses and other staff in Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services as necessary to promote professional growth, improve their skills and perform their duties.
  • Assist in the WWU Student Health Center Quality Improvement Program.
  • Other duties may be assigned and mutually agreed upon as needed.
Required Qualifications
  • FNP or ARNP certification with Master’s degree (MSN, MN).
  • Current or eligible for Washington State RN/ARNP License, with maintenance of continuing education requirements.
  • Current Drug Enforcement Administration certification for prescription and controlled substances.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working effectively with people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Three or more years' experience in practicing primary care medicine in an ambulatory care setting.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a University or College Health Clinic setting.
  • Experience working in an urgent care clinic setting.
  • Experience assessing, diagnosing, treating mental health disorders within the scope of the family practice care model.
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications, including an excellent benefits package.
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications, including your demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working effectively with people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Position closes 02/06/2020 at 11:55 pm

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

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All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

Job no: 497624
Advertised: Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Pacific Standard Time

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