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TITLE: NURSE PRACTITIONER
JOB #: 20-028 (req257)
CLOSING DATE: 11:59 PM on Thursday, February 11, 2021*
CAMPUS: De Anza College
DEPT: Health Services
SALARY GRADE: C1-74
FULL SALARY RANGE: $9,064.54 - $12,148.54 (per month); Starting Salary: $9,064.54 - $9,995.64 (per month) plus benefits
* For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the classified position above.
FOOTHILL - DE ANZA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.
Assigned to the De Anza College Student Health Services department and reporting to the Health Services Clinic Director, this position shall work in accordance with, and under the guidance of physician-approved standardized procedures and guidelines to perform medical and mental health examinations; diagnose common medical conditions and develop treatment plans; prescribe and dispense medications; educate and counsel patients regarding matters pertaining to their physical or mental health; assist in the prevention, detection, and correction of health related problems; refer patients to outside agencies for on-going healthcare needs; prepare and maintain a variety of health records, files, and reports; acts as liaison to facilitate the relationship of patients with resources of the College and community agencies; and perform related duties as assigned. The incumbent will also serve as the evening lead and provide functional and technical direction to clinic staff in the absence of the Clinic Director.
Under the supervision of assigned supervisor, provides clinical services, health promotion, and health education programming to the campus community and provides administrative support for medical services and insurance claims/issues. Position provides health assessment, diagnosis, treatment, counseling, and referral services.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Perform practitioner level physical examinations and clinical assessments, including immunizations, TB skin tests, lab screenings, vision, height and weight, and blood pressure; formulate plan of treatment and preventive health measures within the established clinic protocols.
- Provide treatment for health concerns; collaborate with community agencies and resources; make referrals, as necessary; provide follow-up.
- Answer and respond to inquiries regarding Health Services.
- Respond to emergencies on campus; differentiate between medical non-emergency and emergency cases; administer first aid and emergency care to the injured and ill on campus; assist in contacting emergency medical transport; and assist medical personnel with emergency care and equipment; activate the Emergency medical System as necessary.
- Receive students on a drop-in basis or students who have appointments; prepare paperwork and pre-exam procedures; process insurance paperwork; answer billing inquiries.
- Assist the Director in planning, developing, and implementing a comprehensive program for Student Health Services, including current standard of practice in medicine, nursing, and staff management, licensed lab and hazardous waste management, and insurance issues.
- Participate in communicable disease control and management and occupational health issues.
- Maintain Health Services operational functions, as well as census, records, and survey information; assists in establishing and implementing policies and procedures for the maintenance of confidential medical records and incidence reports.
- Dispense medications and administer immunizations as appropriate, according to the clinic protocols.
- Document all physical findings, nursing assessment, lab results, and interventions; discuss cases with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan.
- Consult with other employees of the District, private health care providers or community agencies or organizations to assist in solving student health problems.
- Provide education on health related topics on an individual and group basis utilizing a model that promotes wellness and prevents illness/injury.
- Assist writing proposals and grants for special program funding.
- Assist in procedures concerning the handling of contaminated items and materials.
- Work collaboratively with Planned Parenthood staff.
- Perform other duties as required.
1. Principles and practices of nursing care.
2. Diagnostic skills for medical evaluations.
3. Current nursing and community health principles.
4. Communicable disease epidemiology, prevention and control.
5. Crisis intervention, drug and alcohol addiction/use, eating disorders.
6. Occupational heal and worker's compensation.
7. Oral and written communication skills.
8. Operation of a computer and assigned software.
9. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
10. Health and safety regulations.
11. Technical aspects of field of specialty.
- Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
- Perform physical examinations and diagnose illness.
- Assess physical and mental status of patients.
- Make decisions regarding appropriate care for patient and need for contacting physician.
- Provide appropriate emergency response and crisis intervention.
- Understand technical and medical terminology.
- Communicate effectively individually and in groups with a diverse population in meeting health related needs about a variety of health related topics.
- Make appropriate referrals and facilitate access to both private providers and community health resources.
- Work cooperatively with students, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
- Maintain records and prepare reports.
- Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
- Understand and work within scope of authority.
Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to:
- Master's degree level Nurse Practitioner.
- One (1) years as a nurse practitioner on a health care setting, with an adult population.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Valid license as Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in the State of California.
- Valid First Aid and CPR certification.
- Office environment.
- Constant interruptions.
- Emergency call-out.
- Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
- Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard and various medical equipment.
- Seeing to read various materials.
- Standing for extended periods of time.
- Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
- Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
- Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy objects up to 30 lbs.
- Contact with blood, blood-borne pathogens and other body fluids.
- Communicable diseases.
- A District on-line application on http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/. *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
- A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
- A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position: Full-Time, Permanent, 11-months per year, Work Schedule: M-F, 10 am - 9 pm
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.
Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html.
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant.
For more information about our application process contact:
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
To apply, visit https://fhda.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/257?c=fhda
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