College Health Nurse Practitioner (10 & 12 Month Position)

Rank: Administrator IV
Job Posted: July 29, 2022

 

Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

The College Health Nurse Practitioner, which is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), assumes a collaborative practice providing primary health care to the students at Southern Connecticut State University Health Services. The APRN performs appropriate health care assessment and health care management and oversees the delivery of clinical services by the RN staff in collaboration with the Director.

Position Responsibilities

Performs comprehensive physical assessment of students/patients to address health care concerns and to identify actual or potential health problems.

Assesses and analyzes clinical signs and symptoms, diagnosing actual/potential health problems and structures a holistic health care plan to promote optimal health of the patient.

Initiates and interprets laboratory and other diagnostic tests per Public Act 89-389; initiates appropriate treatments based upon results.

Maintains proper clinical records and reports, using problem-oriented medical records that will be reviewed for accountability.

Independently prescribes, dispenses or administers appropriate medication, corrective measures and medical therapeutics.

Administers injections, immunizations and medications when necessary.

Initiates treatment within the scope of advanced practice nursing in acute medical/gynecological emergencies.

Collaborates with the Director regarding complex medical/gynecological problems and initiates treatment mutually agreed upon.

Serves as a clinical consultant for other professional nurses in making clinical decisions in collaboration with the Director.

Serves as a health care resource and promotes wellness through individual health teaching and counseling concerning a wide variety of health issues.

Responsible for ongoing review/evaluations and recommendations for updating specific clinical protocols and procedures.

Assists in the maintenance of the office in-house prepackaged medications.

May have special assigned areas of responsibility, including Women’s and Men’s Clinic and Athletic Physicals as assigned by the Director.

Maintains patient/student confidentiality of medical information.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Qualifications

Possession of a current license to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut. Evidence of completion of a Nurse Practitioner program from an accredited educational institution with a concentration in adult and/or family practice.

Gynecological experience required. Certification by an appropriate national accrediting body; must maintain certification. Licensure (per Public Act 89-389) as APRN. Maintain certification in Basic Life Support for the professional rescuer. Two years previous professional nursing experience. College Health, Emergency Room or Acute Care Medicine experience preferred. Ability to interact effectively with others; interest in and ability to relate to college age students. Able to work autonomously as well as in collaboration with other members of the health care team within the University Health Service. Good communication skills – both written and verbal.

Application

For full consideration, please submit a cover letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Carlissa Stjernstrom at stjernstroc1@southernct.edu. The position will remain open until filled.

  

Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.