Hope College invites immediate applications for the part-time position of Mid-level Provider in our Health Center.
This position is accountable for providing direct patient care activities including assessment, diagnosis, medical treatment/prophylaxis, and health education within a college health clinical setting.
This person will work two days/week for a total of 14-15 hours per week during the academic year only (mid-August through mid-May).
The Hope College is a Christian, co-educational, undergraduate, residential, multicultural, liberal arts college of 3,200 students, affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, located in Holland, MI.
This position requires a Masters Degree or equivalent with three to five years experience as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in adult, women’s, or family health; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification as a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant and licensure in the State of Michigan is required. Additionally, candidates must be able to accept and support the mission of Hope College. Other skills/attributes necessary include:
- Concern for others and the ability to listen and relate to young adults
- Sensitivity to cultural issues and their impact on health care
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Ability to work independently with the judgment necessary to collaborate in a timely and appropriate manner
- Ability to perform multiple tasks and direct patient care to more than one person at a time
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provide for direct care of students by utilizing assessment, diagnostic and treatment options within a defined scope of practice and following established protocols.
- Perform physical examinations and provide basic emergency care.
- Seek clinical guidance from medical director and consulting physicians as necessary.
- Fill prescriptions from health center formulary as needed.
- Assist in development of clinical protocols, which define the scope and practice of the NP/PA position as well as the RN staff within the college setting.
- Confer, collaborate, and refer as indicated using a multi-disciplinary approach.
- Assist in health promotion and education activities within the health services setting as needed
- Keep Assistant Dean of Students for Health and Counseling, Medical Director, and/or Clinic Coordinator informed of any urgent clinical issues, student concerns, public relations issues affecting perceptions of health services, and any issues that place students, staff or the college at risk.
- Assure that appropriate standards are followed pertaining to OSHA and CLIA requirements as would be reasonable for professional staff in daily activities.
- Demonstrate professional conduct and competent practice consistent with policies, procedures and protocols.
- Assume responsibility for professional development by maintaining current licensure, reviewing professional literature and incorporating new knowledge into own practice.
- Provide consultation to students, faculty, staff or parents regarding health concerns pertaining to students, assuring confidentiality of individual students.
- Listen and respond to complaints of students and parents regarding clinical care issues. Brings unresolved complaints to the attention of the Assistant Dean of Students for Health and Counseling, Medical Director, and/or Clinic Coordinator.
- Represent student health services by working collaboratively and supportively with other staff within the department and across the college.
- Assure confidentiality of student health records and appropriate procedures for release of information to students, faculty, staff and professionals/agencies outside the college. Assures confidentiality of student health records and appropriate procedures for release of information to students, faculty, staff and professionals/agencies outside the college.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, professional resume, and name of three references via email to:
Subject: Health Center
Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment that recognizes the importance of having a diverse faculty and staff in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our multi-cultural nation and global community. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color are, therefore, welcomed. Hope College complies with federal and state requirements for nondiscrimination in employment.