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Departmental Overview UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive college health service providing fully accredited primary medical care, counseling and psychological services, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty, and staff. UHS provides on-campus medical care and coordinates supplemental needs for off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. The Clinical Services Program within the UHS includes urgent care, primary care and specialty clinics, laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, and a major medical insurance plan.
Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics. Services are designed to enable students to get the most from their educational experience, minimizing the impact of illness, injury and emotional distress on their academic career. Medical care and wellness programs are available to faculty and staff to meet their occupational health needs and minimize lost work time. These visits generate ancillary encounters with the Radiology, Clinical Laboratory, Physical Therapy and Pharmacy departments. The Counseling and Psychological Services department sees an additional 15,000 visits per year.
Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Nurse Practitioner Supervisor and/or Associate Medical Director, Nurse Practitioners provide primary care including diagnosis and treatment in the general medical and urgent care settings at the University Health Service (UHS). Nurse Practitioners are an integral part of both healthcare and administrative teams within the Clinical Services unit and support the mission of the UHS by optimizing the health of individuals and campus as a whole. Individuals in this position must reflect a balance and understanding of both patient care needs and efficient clinic operations.
Duties and Responsibilities: I. CLINICAL CARE In accordance with Standardized Procedures and consistent with community standards and UHS policies and procedures, provides direct patient primary care. 1. Takes appropriate health history according to presenting complaint and physical findings including pertinent negatives. 2. Conducts an appropriate physical exam corresponding to presenting complaint, and history. 3. Formulates appropriate medical and nursing assessment of patient problems. 4. Formulates appropriate disposition and/or treatment plan. Includes: ordering and interpreting diagnostic test(s), implementing therapeutic treatment modalities (including medications), and providing appropriate patient education. 5. Integrates patient education and instruction in health maintenance and disease prevention into practice including guidance in nutrition, risk factors, episodic illness, contraception and self care, and behavioral health. 6. Counsels and provides emotional support to patients as appropriate. 7. Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and determines when to collaborate or refer to a physician and/or specialist for further evaluation and/or treatment. 8. Evaluates the total health care needs of patients and develops plans for comprehensive care. 9. Works collaboratively and cooperatively with the health care team in the management of medical, gynecological and urgent conditions. 10. Provides feedback and/or follow-up to patients in a timely fashion. 11. Determines the need for appropriate follow-up care and arranges for appropriate referrals of patients for further evaluation. 12. Consults colleagues when appropriate and in a professional manner.
II. DOCUMENTATION OF PRACTICE Maintains professional standards of documentation. 1. Records content of all patient encounters within the patient's electronic medical record utilizing standardized templates (or progress note using SOAP) and workflow. 2. Medical documentation is easily interpreted by all members of the health care team. 3. Charts in a timely fashion. 4. Charting reflects the process of care, patient progress and current patient status. All communications with patient should be recorded on EMR. 5. Documents on-going and significant problems on the Problem List. 7. Updates current medications, allergies and significant medical history at each visit. 8. Completes appropriate forms including, but not limited to, work-related injury forms, encounter forms, ancillary forms and urgent care forms. 9. Appropriate referrals and documentation on EMR include in visit orders, referrals, request for insurance authorization, etc.
III. ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Demonstrates a positive, constructive attitude that facilitates the goals and mission of the University Health Service. A. Adheres to principals of quality, client oriented standards. 1. Demonstrates professionalism, courtesy, and sensitivity in all interactions with patients and staff regardless of cultural, racial/ethnic background or sexual orientation. 2. Refers administrative inquires, patient complaints/concerns to appropriate supervisors. 3. Knowledgeable of and adheres to all policies regarding patient rights and responsibilities, rules of confidentiality and patient privacy (HIPAA and FERPA). 4. Maintains an understanding of the social and environmental context of health on the college campus. 5. Arrives at workstation in a timely manner. 6. Submits leave requests in a timely manner. 7. Reliable attendance maintained. B. Implements University and UHS policies and procedures. 1. Knowledgeable of UHS departments, services, and locations. 2. Knowledgeable of and adheres to operational, administrative, business, and personnel policies. a) Actively demonstrates a working knowledge of Clinical Services policies and procedures. C. Works collaboratively with Health Services staff following a team approach.
IV. LEADERSHIP/PROFESSIONAL GROWTH A. As a nursing professional, demonstrates an ability to communicate knowledge both formally and informally. 1. Collaborates with other disciplines in planning, developing, gathering, implementing, and evaluating patient education materials. 2. Participates in the orientation of new employees. 3. Acts as a preceptor providing instruction and guidance in a constructive manner. 4. Serves in a teaching capacity and as a resource person for the development of other health care workers, individual patients, volunteers, and groups. 5. Engages in self evaluation and goal-setting to maintain and/or improve quality of own performance. 6. Maintains RN, NP, NP Furnishing, DEA, and CPR (ACLS if appropriate) licensing and certification. Provides timely documentation to UHS. B. Contributes to the professional development of nursing and Nurse Practitioner practice. 1. Demonstrates and supports professionalism in nursing and Nurse Practitioner practice. 2. Develops and maintains area(s) of clinical concentration or specialty that are consistent with UHS needs. 3. Serves as a resource person for other nursing staff in the enhancement of basic nursing practice. 4. Takes responsibility for own educational needs and keeps current on literature pertinent to ongoing advanced practice. Shares with staff information from research in professional literature. 5. Attends and participates constructively in staff meetings. 6. Participates on UHS committees as assigned. 7. Participates in the development of standards, policies and procedures essential to the delivery of quality medical, nursing, and preventative health care services. 8. Assists in identifying NP staff educational needs and issues in NP practice. Prepares professional literature to share with other NPs and/or appropriate staff. 9. Contributes to (and participates) in Quality Assurance and Peer Review activities as needed. 10. Facilitates problem-solving. 11. Contributes constructive concerns and/or ideas for improving practice efficiency and work relationships.
V. WORK STANDARDS A. Organized and able to prioritize workload. 1. Assures timely patient care. Keeps pace within either appointment system or Urgent Care drop-in system and maintains appropriate pace within the limits of available resources and within expected goals of productivity. 2. Contributes to productivity of unit by demonstrating an ability to work efficiently. 3. Maintains professional communications. 4. Maintains a professional demeanor even when under pressure or difficult situations are encountered. 5. Demonstrates respect for co-workers by keeping a reasonably clean and well-organized work area. B. Knowledgeable in emergency policies and procedures. 1. Knows emergency/disaster plan. 2. Knows use and location of emergency equipment at a level appropriate to the assigned unit. a. Initiates basic CPR as needed. b. Initiates ACLS as appropriate to training and resources. C. Demonstrates understanding and consistently follows Standard Precautions. Implements UHS Bloodborne Pathogen and all Infection Control policies. D. Adheres to hours of work and payroll responsibilities. 1. Demonstrates flexibility in work schedules which may include rotation to other clinical areas as needed and may include evening and weekend shift assignment.
Must have completed a minimum of five years of practice as a Nurse Practitioner Hold and maintains:
Active State of California RN License and NP Certification (Adult/Family/Women's Health)
NP Furnishing Number and DEA License.
Active Board Certification.
Experience in a college/university health setting
Specialized experience in Women's Health, LGBTQ care, and/or Eating Disorders
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information 40-60% FTE (16-32 hour per week). This is a limited appointment (temporary) lasting a duration of 6-9 months.
Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Mandated Reporter This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
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