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How to Apply

Follow the application procedures in the announcement. After screening by a search committee, successful candidates will complete an employment application, provided by the university or which can be downloaded as a (.pdf).

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Announcement Number:S3043-12-52-X
Location:University Student Health Center
Other Information:Temporary part-time, “as needed” basis, renewable each fiscal year,
Not to extend beyond June 30, 2014.
Work days are Monday through Friday.
Supervisor:Ms. Suzanna Sherlinski, Interim Nursing Supervisor
Date Posted:July 2, 2012
Last Day to Apply:December 31, 2012 prior to 4:30 p.m.
Contact Person:Ms. Kristina Wood - Human Resources (570) 389-4933
Rate of Pay:Pay Group 9 $28.56 (hourly) negotiable

Essential Elements of Position:

To function in the role of a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner performing acts of medical diagnosis or prescription of medical, therapeutic, or corrective measures in collaboration with, and under the direction of a physician licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Examines student patients reporting to the health center or triaged from Registered Nurses, obtains a medical history and performs a physical examination.

Performs appropriate diagnostic tests available in the office, or orders diagnostic tests through an approved outside agency or laboratory.

Interprets and reports the results of such studies to the patient.

Develops an appropriate treatment plan.

Prescribes medications and treatments in accordance with standards of practice for the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner.

Sees patients for follow-up and outcome assessment.

Works independently within professional parameters; determines when to involve a physician on a case.

Provides health counseling and patient education.

Refers patients when appropriate, according to professional judgment, or after consultation with collaborating physician to hospital emergency rooms, to physician consultants, to community agencies for further evaluation and/or treatment; collaborates to insure continuity of care with other health care disciplines.

Manages medical records, test results, and other patient’s data in a manner to ensure confidentiality.

Participates in quality care and peer reviews.

Formulates and documents Progress Notes and other related reports.

Develops and participates in health education programs presented on campus.

Participates in periodic review and revision of Health Center maintenance, illness and counseling protocols in conjunction with other members of the Health Center Staff.

Assesses needs for staff education; collaborates with Health Center Director, assumes a lead role in developing and presenting in-service education programs for Health Center staff.

Prepare, review and revise written protocols in conjunction with Health Center Director.

Applicant must possess these skills, knowledge, and abilities or to be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Knowledge of the theory and practice of professional nursing

Knowledge of disease processes and their signs and symptoms

Skill in the application of techniques used in performing physical examinations

Ability to assess routine laboratory and diagnostic test results

Ability to work with a variety of medical, nursing and laboratory equipment

Ability to record accurate and detailed histories and records of patients

Ability to develop and implement plan of primary care to meet the needs of individual patients

Ability to communicate oral and written ideas clearly and precisely

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and health team members

Ability to recognize changes in patient’s overall condition and signs and systems that warrant physician referral

Minimum Experience and Training:

Master of Science in Clinical Nursing and Certification as a Registered Nurse Practitioner by the State of Nurse Examiners; with clinical specialty in family or adult practice and licensure as CRNP in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Applicants will be rated on the following criteria:

1. Possession of certification in Family Health or Adult Health.

2. Experience in primary care or college health.

Finalists must communicate well and successfully complete an interview.

Prior to a final offer of employment the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and credential verification and criminal background check.

Completing this search is contingent upon available funding.

Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verifications, educational and credential verification and criminal background check.

Application Procedure:

In order to receive consideration, submit a Bloomsburg University Merit Systems Employment Application to the Human Resources office by 4:30 p.m. on the last day to apply. Applications are available in the Human Resource Office, located in Waller Administration Building or may be downloaded from Faxed or electronically submitted resumes and/or applications will not be considered.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.