Advanced Practice Clinician

Western Washington University   Bellingham, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on May 23, 2024
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Western Washington University is seeking an Advanced Practice Clinician.

About the University: Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Western Washington University is committed to achieving excellence through advancing inclusive success, increasing our Washington impact, and focusing on transformational education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and based on innovative scholarship, research, and creative activity. Western's greatest strength is the outstanding students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae who make up its community. Western supports an inclusive governance structure for all and provides a learning and working environment in which everyone can thrive. In pursuit of this excellence, individual employees are expected to establish and maintain productive and effective inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, student, and external constituents. Further, individual employees are expected to have the ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economic, societal, environmental) into all aspects of performing their job duties.

About the Department: The Student Health Center supports Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity. About the Position The Advance Practice Clinician provides ambulatory health care service delivery at the WWU Student Health Center, as directed by the Student Health Center Director. This is a permanent full-time 9 month position.

Job Duties/Responsibilities: Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic medical and mental health illnesses including those elements of primary medical care that are reasonable within the constraints of the nature, funding, and calendar of operations of the WWU Student Health Center. This includes developing treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, evidence-based practice, and professional guidelines. The Advance Practice Clinician also provides a holistic approach to patient care, including providing patient education as appropriate. Perform general health and pre-participation physical examinations. Perform minor surgical procedures and provide casting/splinting services within one’s scope of practice. Provide after-hours call coverage on a rotation with 3-4 other providers. Provide prompt evaluation and institute appropriate plan of care for emergencies including stabilization of patient prior to transport to the emergency room. Assist in providing coverage of clinic responsibilities as requested by the Student Health Center Director. Coordinate and follow-up with medical referrals in the community as necessary. Participate in University activities as requested by the Student Health Center Director. Provide in-service training and consultation for nurses and other staff in Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services as necessary to promote professional growth, improve their skills and perform their duties. Assist in the WWU Student Health Center Quality Improvement Program. Other duties may be assigned and mutually agreed upon as needed.

Required Qualifications: FNP, DNP or ARNP certification with master’s or doctoral degree (MSN, MN, DNP) or Graduate of a Physician Assistant. Program accepted by the State of Washington for licensing with certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working effectively with people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Demonstrated effectiveness as a communicator, with excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution. Experience assessing, diagnosing, treating mental health disorders within the scope of the family practice care model. Three or more years' experience in practicing primary care medicine in an ambulatory care setting. Current or eligible for Washington State License Licensure remains in good standing with maintenance of continuing education requirements. Current DEA certification for prescription and controlled substances without restrictions. Current BCLS certification.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a University or College Health Clinic setting. Experience working in an Urgent Care Clinic setting. Experience providing gender affirming care within the scope of the family practice care model. Computer proficiency in Microsoft suite of products. Proficiency with Point and Click EMR Conditions of Employment Successful FIT testing and the ability to wear a N95 mask for several hours. Maintains tetanus, pertussis, influenza & COVID vaccinations. Proof of measles, mumps, rubella, hep B & varicella immunity. All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. This position requires a fingerprint background check.

Salary: $83,852 - $96,430. Through longevity this position tops out at $109,008 (9 months)

Benefits Information:

Benefits Overview for Administrative Professional Position.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.

The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires which includes a sexual misconduct background check.