Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Student Affairs / Services, Student Health / Counseling

Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) is the central student affairs division of the University of Denver.

SAIE supports students in their holistic development through advocacy, collaboration, and education, and we strive to be full partners in students learning experience. SAIE values student centricity; diversity, equity, and inclusion; collaboration; adaptability; and accountability. The Divisions strategic priorities are:

  • Enrich the holistic student experience
  • Elevate & Embed diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Engage purposeful partnerships
  • Enhance staff development, learning & wellbeing
  • Enact sustainable practices & operations

SAIE includes Housing and Residential Education; Student Engagement; Fraternity and Sorority Life; Health and Counseling Center; Inclusion & Equity Education; Disability Services Program; The Cultural Center; Access & Transitions; Learning Effectiveness Program; Veterans and Military Resources; Student Outreach and Support; Student Rights & Responsibilities; Budget, Operations, and Division Resources; New Student Programs; Parent & Family Engagement; and Community and Driscoll Commons.

The University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is seeking a part-time nurse practitioner or physician assistant (0.8 FTE- 4 days per week, year-round, benefited position) to join an innovative and progressive interdisciplinary team providing ongoing primary health care to University of Denver students. Patient education is valued, with 30-minute appointment times, no production thresholds, and an excellent work-life balance without extensive after-hour commitments. This position includes paid continuing medical education, generous paid time off, and no nights, holidays, or weekends.

The HCC is a fully integrated, accredited college health center that provides a wide range of medical and mental health services. The mission of the HCC is to enhance overall student well-being and success through inclusive physical and mental healthcare, prevention, education, advocacy, and recovery support services. Most shifts are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with occasional shifts from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. The University of Denver is deeply committed to Inclusive Excellence and Equity and seeks a licensed Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant who possesses cultural humility and a strong understanding of systems of oppression and can integrate those perspective into all their work.

Position Summary

TERRIFIC HOURS - GREAT BENEFITS - NO NIGHTS - NO CALL - NO WEEKENDS

The University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is seeking a part-time nurse practitioner or physician assistant (0.8 FTE- 4 days per week, year-round, benefited position) to join an innovative and progressive interdisciplinary team providing ongoing primary health care to University of Denver students.  Patient education is valued, with 30-minute appointment times, no production thresholds, and an excellent work-life balance without extensive after-hour commitments.  This position includes paid continuing medical education, generous paid time off, and no nights, holidays, or weekends. 

The HCC is a fully integrated, accredited college health center that provides a wide range of medical and mental health services.  The mission of the HCC is to enhance overall student well-being and success through inclusive physical and mental healthcare, prevention, education, advocacy, and recovery support services.  Most shifts are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with occasional shifts from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

The HCC is seeking an astute clinician with at least 3 years of clinical experience, familiarity with the healthcare needs of college students, and the experience to function independently and collaboratively.  The ideal candidate should be comfortable incorporating the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion into their daily work.  Physicians, nurses, psychologists, physician assistants, and other professionals staff the HCC.  This position reports to the Medical Director of the HCC and performs duties under the direction of the Medical Director, Associate Director of Medical Services, and Executive Director of the HCC.

Essential Duties

The following duties are customary for this position but are not to be construed as all-inclusive.  Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.

  • Provide general and preventive medical care (both in-person and via telehealth), diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab/radiology tests, seek appropriate consultation when needed and prescribe medicine/treatments.
  • Provide reproductive health services (including IUD and contraceptive implant insertion/removal), gender-diverse healthcare, sports medicine and urgent care services
  • Arrange appropriate timely referrals for specialty care as needed with proper follow-up 
  • Maintain accurate, thorough, and clear patient medical records in a timely manner according to HCC policies and procedures which justify diagnoses, treatments, and billing codes.  
  • Order/perform CLIA waived laboratory tests, obtain necessary samples for laboratory testing, including the performance of pap smears and wet mounts when indicated
  • Perform duties in a cost-effective manner, striving to avoid wasting resources without jeopardizing quality of care and service
  • Maintain competency and enhance professional growth and development through continuing education activities, share knowledge gained through continuing education with staff.
  • Interact with patients, visitors, and HCC staff in a courteous manner, and demonstrate a sincere initiative in meeting patient needs, ensure confidentiality of patient and institutional material, place appropriate forms to be scanned in the electronic medical record according to the nature of the patient visit.
  • Support and uphold clinic policies, objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control procedures, and codes and requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
  • Maintain positive behaviors, approaches, attitudes, and a commitment to interpersonal service towards patients, visitors, and co-workers.
  • Assist in developing and meeting goals for the HCC as a whole, ensure that the department meets HCC goals, and assist in health promotion activities on campus
  • Assist in policy-making, quality improvement, updating and implementing protocols as they pertain to health care delivery
  • Communicate effectively and compassionately with students' parents, professors, etc., as requested with the proper authorization
  • Serve as a staff resource for patient care information, respond to and intervene, as necessary, to resolve patient problems and serve as a patient advocate
  • Perform in-person and telehealth triage and give medical advice according to education, training, and HCC guidelines and protocols

Physician Assistants will work under the supervision of HCC physicians. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • This position requires sophisticated written and verbal communication skills, and involves meetings with students, administrators, providers, and both on and off campus partners.
  • A basic understanding of math and basic statistics is required. 
  • Able to understand and relate to complex theories behind several related concepts.
  • Able to concentrate on fine details with constant interruption.
  • Able to remember multiple tasks/assignments given to self and others for a long period of time.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with the ability to function independently with a broad perspective, maturity, discretion, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with various students, coworkers, and departments with a positive attitude and to adapt to change with equanimity.
  • Positive attitude and ability to adapt to change with equanimity.
  • This position also requires extensive collaboration with a variety of people and offices on campus.
  • Ability to integrate the concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion into daily clinical and administrative tasks.
  • This position also requires extensive collaboration with a variety of people and offices on campus

Required Qualifications

  • NP or PA certificate from an accredited certifying organization and completion of all NP/PA coursework and clinical clerkships from an accredited program.
  • 3 years’ experience in an ambulatory care setting
  • Appropriate medical credentials including Colorado RN/Advanced Practice Nurse license or Colorado Physician Assistant certificate, DEA registration/full prescriptive authority, NPI number.
  • Experience with the health problems of young adults and women’s health care.
  • Eligible to obtain adequate professional liability insurance coverage
  • Excellence in interpersonal, written, and verbal communication with an ability to function independently and show initiative in managing multidisciplinary/interdepartmental personnel and situations
  • Strong and proven skills in patient history taking; physical examination, including gynecology; diagnosis; and treatment with a high technical and professional competence
  • Appreciation for, knowledge and application of the preventive aspects of health care  
  • A broad perspective, maturity, proficient information gathering, and discretion.
  • The ability to operate a wide variety of medical equipment, as well as a personal computer, fax machine, and photocopier
  • Familiarity with electronic medical records
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and work-flow management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion into daily clinical and administrative tasks.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years experience in an ambulatory care setting
  • Experience in a college health environment.

Work Schedule
The HCC is an on-campus health facility open 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday with evening hours until 7 pm two nights per week during the academic year.  This position may involve occasional evening/early morning work. 

Application Deadline
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through www.jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 14.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $80,000-$84,837.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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