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Job Summary Student Wellness Services provides primary care and health education to graduate and undergraduate students who are scientifically-minded, culturally diverse, and engaged in a rigorous academic environment. Our tight-knit campus allows for flexibility and strong relationships within Student Affairs to support the unique needs of each student.
Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Wellness, and reporting to the Medical Director, the incumbent will support the mission of the Institute by delivering evidence-based, high-quality healthcare services and promoting health and wellness education.
The Advanced Practice Nurse/Physician Assistant provides holistic care in the area of physical examinations, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of health related problems within the framework of authorized policies and protocols providing medical care to students at The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Student Wellness Services.
Provides evidence -based, quality health care to students for primary care of acute, sub-acute, chronic and episodic conditions, illnesses, and injuries
Perform complete physical examinations (pre-matriculation, study abroad,) including taking medical history using the clinical techniques of observation, percussion, palpation, and auscultation
Follow protocols, diagnoses common illnesses and injuries using the above noted techniques with the ability to distinguish between normal, normal variance, and abnormal findings based upon evaluation of the patient's medical history and physical examination
Select and request laboratory tests, x-rays, and diagnostic tests, interpreting test results together with a patient's history and physical to assess a patient's needs and problems
Establish and document the health care plan maintaining clear and accurate documentation of the problem, plan, outcome, and evaluation process
Perform women's health examinations including screening for abnormalities, contraceptive methods, pregnancy testing, and STI evaluation with referral to community specialists if needed
Collaborate and consult appropriately with supervising physician/medical director in a timely manner and for more complicated health problems
Makes timely and appropriate referrals to community providers
Prescribe medication and contraceptive methods in accordance with prescriptive authority according to the State of California Nurse Practice Act/California Physician Assistant Board
Incorporates preventive/basic health education guidance during each clinical encounter
Participates in immunization programs for the prevention and control of communicable diseases
Collaborate with other health disciplines of the Student Wellness Services in providing care and treatment of students (Counseling and Psychological Services, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Trainers)
Clinical Responsibilities (Administrative Duties)
Provide consultative services on health -related issues to other campus programs, review and update patient educational materials
Participate in campus outreach programs as requested
Participate in Quality Assurance/Improvement programs for Student Wellness Services
Attend weekly staff meetings
Additional duties as assigned (contributes to health center website updates and presence, assist in medically related response to individual and/or groups during campus wide crises and natural disasters, health form review)
Master's degree in nursing, university-based Nurse Practitioner Program (Family or Adult) /Physician Assistant program or equivalent training and experience as outlined by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) or Physician Assistant Board (PAB)
Nurse Practitioner: Current California license as a Registered Nurse, BRN certificate, and BLS certification; Valid BRN furnishing certificate and valid, unrestricted DEA number/certificate
Physician Assistant: Current California license as a Physician Assistant and BLS certification; unrestricted DEA number/certificate
3+ years' experience working in college/university healthcare environment. Demonstrated experience in health education and health promotion activities
Experience in provision of gender dysphoria care and hormone therapy prescription and management
National Board certification with ANCC, ACNP, or NCCPA
Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and leading group discussions
Experience with Electronic Medical Records and Office Software programs
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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