Staff Position

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Position Details

Job ID # 20-003
Department Wellness Center
Reports To Director of the Wellness Center

Position Summary

Provide leadership and oversight for medical services at the Wellness Center, including primary health care for the student/employee population at Northwest University while making independent nursing decisions based on policies, procedures, and best practices. Collaborate as a team member with other Wellness Center professionals to develop integrated/holistic health care services and programming that promotes lifestyle practices that support physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health and wellness.
Part-time, 0.29 FTE

Essential Functions

1. Direct patient care.

  • Obtain relevant patient history, medical examinations, diagnosis, and creation/implementation of treatment plans.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Perform procedures according to scope of practice including but not limited to: administer immunizations, phlebotomy, nebulizer treatments, and 12 lead EKG procedures.
  • Provide emergency and acute care assessment, including triage, intervention and appropriate referrals.
  • Create and maintain accurate medical documentation.
  • Provide educational information and instructions for patients regarding treatment options, procedures, follow-up, and lifestyle practices that support health and wellness.
  • Work in collaboration with patients and with other healthcare practitioners.

2. Perform Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) waived lab tests including urine analysis, pregnancy test, simple microscopy, rapid strep, rapid mono, hemocue, Flu A/B, and coordinate additional lab tests with contracted services at an external laboratory.

3. Consult with MDs, NDs, dietitians, counselors, and other healthcare providers from various disciplines to provide collaborative and high quality patient care.

4. Contribute to the professional, efficient operation of the Wellness Center by overseeing the ordering of supplies and maintenance of equipment, medication ordering and inventory, vaccine and vaccine supplies ordering, and maintaining cleanliness of medical offices.

5. Work with Wellness Center personnel to provide input for the design and improvement of health care systems and the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures.

6. Maintain documentation of services, information for quality assurance reviews, and data for institutional goals assessment.

7. Maintain knowledge of and compliance with professional ethics and standards including adherence to HIPAA, OSHA, CLIA, DEA, and all other state and federal laws and regulatory guidelines related to professional practice and the operation of a university health clinic.

8. Access to Protected Health Information

  • Position involves medical treatment and as such requires full access to client medical records.

Education/Experience/Skills

1. Master’s degree from an accredited program.
2. Three years of experience working as an advanced practitioner with all age groups.
3. Active, unencumbered Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), Physician’s Assistant (PA), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), or Medical Doctor (MD) license to care for all ages in the State of Washington.
4. Knowledge and experience in outpatient care providing direct patient care with demonstrated skills in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of health issues.
5. Active Drug Enforcement Authority (DEA) registration.
6. Current BLS for healthcare provider, first aid, bloodborne pathogen training and certification. CPR instructor credentials preferred.
7. Commitment to a client-centered, holistic, and integrated model of health care.
8. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to engage professionally and respectfully with colleagues and patients, and work well in a collaborative team environment.
9. Demonstrate ability to coordinate activities in a self-directed, organized, efficient, and timely manner.
10. Computer skills including proficiency in Outlook and electronic health records.
11. Demonstrate commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.

Working Environment

1. Work is generally performed indoors in a typical office/clinic during weekdays.
2. Some weekend/evening work may be required.
3. Position works with strictly confidential information and in compliance with federal and state privacy laws.
4. Work requires occasional exposure to bodily fluids and bloodborne pathogens and requires compliancy with protective protocols.

Physical Demands

The functions are usually performed while sitting at a desk, but may involve some amount of time standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting (max. of 40 lbs.), walking, carrying, reaching, stretching, climbing, perform repetitive motions of the hands or wrists, and other movements. The abilities of seeing, hearing, and speaking are also required.


Lifestyle Standards

Recognize, understand, and agree to live by the spiritual, moral, and ethical standards of Northwest University, as outlined in the Employee Manual.

Application Procedure

Please submit your resume, a letter of interest describing your qualifications, and a completed application form to the Human Resources office. Applications are available online (www.northwestu.edu/jobs), or in the Human Resources Office of Northwest University.

You may submit your package by mail, scan and email, or fax.

Northwest University
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
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Fax: (425) 739-0695

Inquiries regarding staff positions may be made to:

Human Resources Office
Northwest University
5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-5749
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Northwest University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admissions and access to, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Northwest University is an "At Will" employer.


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