The 21 hour/week Nurse Practitioner will join a dedicated team of health professionals in the Counseling, Health & Wellness Center (CHW) at Suffolk University, an integrated care setting composed of Health Services, Counseling Services, and Wellness Education. Reporting to the Associate Director/Director of Medical Operations, the Nurse Practitioner provides health care for Suffolk University undergraduate and graduate students in accordance with university, state and federal rules and regulations and nursing standards of care. CHW’s medical practice includes a physician consultant who provides clinical consult to the medical team and limited direct patient care. In addition to clinical service delivery, all CHW staff have the opportunity to collaboratively develop and implement educational materials for students and engage in outreach to the campus community.
Successful candidates will bring an interest in multi-disciplinary and holistic approaches to student health in a higher education setting, an interest in working with diverse populations, and an awareness of healthcare disparities and culturally responsive treatment approaches. CHW is committed to providing culturally responsive services to the diverse population students at Suffolk University. For this reason, CHW staff members participate in ongoing professional development related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Clinical Service Delivery:
- Provide direct patient care in compliance with CHW protocols, policies, and procedures.
- Offer scheduled appointments for non-urgent issues each day as well as walk-in/crisis appointments on a rotating schedule.
- Conduct thorough history and physical exams for myriad chief complaints related to illness or injury and various types of routine physicals.
- Develop and implement plans of care, collaboratively with each patient, based on patient's presenting concern.
- Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify patient's health care needs.
- Perform blood draws, administer intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal injections, and perform out-patient medical procedures if/when necessary.
- Provide educational tools in the course of treatment and ensure effective interactions with patients and families.
- Prescribe appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments.
- Appropriately refer patients off-campus for consultation or treatment with specialized health providers/resources for specialized healthcare needs.
- Complete required documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
- Assist with CHW outreach to students requiring medical follow-up as identified by the Week-in-Review and Student of Concern Committees.
- Act in compliance with university policies/procedures, regulatory requirements, and advanced practice nursing standards and guidelines.
Participation in Student Affairs Division Initiatives and CHW Quality Improvement:
- Maintain ongoing communications and collaboration with Counseling, Health, and Wellness providers and staff.
- Actively participate in the quality improvement processes undertaken by CHW and the Student Affairs Division, to which CHW belongs.
- Attend and participate in departmental meetings, professional development, medical consultation, and didactic trainings related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and other topics relevant to college health.
Outreach to Campus Community:
- Provide outreach and/or training sessions for students, families, and/or Student Affairs colleagues related to college student health.
- Perform other duties, as assigned by the Director of Counseling, Health and Wellness and/or the Associate Director/Director of Medical Operations.
- Massachusetts APRN licensure as Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner.
- AANP or ANCC board accreditation.
- Ability to work independently and as part of the health services team.
- Strong general medical knowledge.
- Interest and ability to work with a diverse patient population.
- Commitment to interdisciplinary practice and holistic approaches to overall health.
- 2-5 years of experience providing primary medical care to late adolescents/young adults, ideally in a college health setting.
- Experience providing services working with historically underrepresented populations including Black/African American, Indigenous/First Nations, Latinx, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, multiracial and other students of color, international students, and/or students who identify as LGBTQIA+.
- 21 hours/week can be divided Monday – Thursday but must be consistent week-to-week.
Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.