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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

  • Location: Lawrenceville, Mercer, New Jersey
  • Salary: 75-100 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Start Date: 2021-08-11
  • Job Ref: 21-15741
Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (Maternity Leave Coverage)

We are looking to hire a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant for maternity leave coverage from the end of August to the third week in December to work for an exclusive private boarding high school in Lawrenceville, NJ.

This is a dayshift only position working 20 plus hours a week plus every third weekend coverage (which would add 6 hours in the infirmary on any given on-call weekend).

  • Provide inpatient, outpatient and emergent care
  • Diagnose and treat acute illnesses and injuries
  • Provide ongoing care for chronic illnesses
  • Assess and monitor patient response to treatment plan
  • Complete documentation of medical history and exam findings using an Electronic Medical Record System in a timely manner
  • Conduct inpatient rounds as directed by the Medical Director
  • Complete all appropriate documentation regarding prescription ordering and dispensing
  • Triage students with more complex emotional and/or physical problems and refer to appropriate resources
  • Interface with counseling staff as needed
  • Monitor students' use of prescribed psychotropic medications and initiate appropriate follow-up and collaboration with the Medical Director including parents and housemaster if needed
  • Provide on-call service to the Infirmary as scheduled by the Medical Director. Instruct and teach patients about their health issues and treatment plan. Evaluate response to treatment plan
  • Provide parental notification of conditions and treatments as needed
  • Communicate with housemasters, administration and faculty based on HIPPA and Patient Privacy guidelines
  • Promote Infirmary Services by supporting and promoting quality assurance activities
  • Write admission orders for newly admitted inpatients
  • Successful completion of an approved Physician's Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program
  • 3-5 years of clinical experience in a pediatric office, hospital or school setting preferred
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant or Nursing
  • NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants)
  • ANCC (American Nursing Credentialing Center)
  • New Jersey State Physician Assistant License
  • CPR/AED Certification or BLS/AED Certification Self-motivated team player with desire and drive to learn and grow
  • Able to work independently, with limited support and minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage diverse tasks, often with interruptions
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills for interaction with all levels of the school and external community. Able to communicate clearly about patient's conditions.
  • Computer proficiency, especially with electronic medical record keeping systems
  • Knowledge of universal precautions and infection control technique