Student Health and Wellness APRNs (2 openings)

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Director of Nursing, with support from the Medical Director, the Student Health and Wellness Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) provides patient-centered medical care for all eligible students at the University of Connecticut. The APRN provides clinical care in an ambulatory care environment delivered with a public health equity focus advocating for improved access, quality, and cost-effective care.  Provides professional clinical medical services, including acute episodic illness and/or injury, chronic disease management, and health maintenance. With general supervision, functions independently within the scope of departmental and institutional policies and procedures.

SHaW is committed to diversity and inclusion, competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations, and awareness of how issues of difference, power, and privilege manifest in higher education environments.  The ideal candidate promotes health equity and reduces health disparities by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for health equity, social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides primary medical care for undergraduate and graduate students and promotes the health and safety of the student population. Provides emergency medical services, as needed.
  • Conducts comprehensive health assessments of patients to diagnose and treat potential, acute, and/or chronic health problems and medical/psychiatric risk factors.
  • Manages public health issues affecting the student population, including but not limited to emerging infectious diseases. Follows reporting requirements and collaborates with state and local health departments.
  • Maintains accurate and confidential medical records. Documents medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatments, outcomes, education, referrals, and consultations consistent with AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) standards.
  • Orders, performs, and interprets laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures. Refers patients to specialty care, as needed.
  • Admits to an eight-bed inpatient service, managing patient care from admission through discharge.
  • Educates and instructs patients on preventive care, medical/psychiatric issues, and the use of prescribed medical treatments and/or prescriptive medications.
  • Exercises customer service skills in meeting the needs of the patients.
  • Participates in continuing medical education activities both within and outside Student Health and Wellness, including health promotion and outreach activities.
  • Acts as a preceptor, mentor, and clinical consultant to support the development of other advanced practice registered nurses, professional nurses, student learners, and interdisciplinary colleagues.
  • Serves on multiple committees within Student Health and Wellness.
  • Participates in peer review and the development of evidence-based interventions and best practice guidelines used in clinical practice.
  • Presents and participates in regional and national professional organizations that influence advanced practice nursing and/or health outcomes of a population focus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in nursing /related field
  • Two to three years of related experience
  • Currently licensed as an Independent APRN in the State of Connecticut
  • Evidence of completion of a Nurse Practitioner program from an accredited educational institution
  • Current, unrestricted Controlled Substance Registration by both the State of Connecticut and Federal DEA
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize and integrate appropriate technologies for knowledge management to improve health care
  • Must have a demonstrated understanding of and stated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills necessary for effective work relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate information
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to a fast-moving environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • College Health Experience
  • Public Health Nursing Experience
  • Behavioral Health Care Experience
  • Gynecological Care Experience
  • Practice Gender Affirming Care
  • Simple suturing/I&D

APPOINTMENT TERMS

These are two permanent positions that can be full-time year-round (12 months) or have up to 3 months summer leave (work 9 months per academic year).  The positions are expected to begin August 27, 2021, or sooner.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please specify your preference for the number of months in your cover letter.  

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495492 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Personal lived experience and shared identities are invaluable and persons with lived experience and/or shared identities are encouraged to apply.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This job posting is open until filled. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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