Mid-Level Provider (Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner)

University Health & Counseling Services

The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater invites applications for a Mid-Level Provider (Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. The University Health & Counseling Services (UHCS) values clinical excellence, collaboration, time-sensitive care, and has a deep commitment to the personal and academic development of university students. A Mid-Level Provider provides primary care with a prevention/health promotion emphasis.

Position: Part time academic staff Mid-Level Provider (Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) appointment with possibility of renewal

Qualifications: Must have current or be eligible for DEA license.  Prefer ACLS certification, experience with college health population, Masters level degree or higher and demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.  Must have or be eligible for Wisconsin Licensure as a Physician Assistant or for Nurse Practitioner.  Nurse Practitioner must have Registered Nurse license or eligible for license in the state of Wisconsin, Nurse Practitioner certification from a nationally recognized accrediting body, Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber license or eligible for license in the State of Wisconsin.                               

Salary: Competitive

Responsibilities:Direct Care Responsibilities include and are not limited to:
•Provides a full range of outpatient medical care as a Mid-level provider to students.  Scope includes care for minor trauma, illnesses, reproductive health care, and health maintenance/health promotion for the student population.  Provides care and assists in the management of health services for students with chronic illnesses and disabilities and may include an in-depth assessment and plan of care, as needed.
•Provides care to students by obtaining and evaluating patient history, performing an appropriate physical exam, ordering and evaluating laboratory tests and medications.  Utilizes EMR effectively.
•Provides consultation, cooperative case management and professional leadership with UHCS staff.
•Provides continuity of care to patients by coordinating health care needs through intervention, counseling and referral on and off campus.
•Promotes health maintenance, promotion and self-advocacy by individualized teaching and providing information for self-care and behavioral change for each student as appropriate.  Identifies and responds to students at risk for serious health conditions.

Non-Clinical Duties and Responsibilities include and are not limited to:
•Prepares and presents campus and community health programming. 
•Keeps current with new developments in health care by attending in-service programs, professional conferences, reading professional literature and participating with UHCS staff in numerous settings.  Maintains necessary certification/licensures.
•Participates in the development and maintenance of quality care and AAAHC accreditation standards.
•Involvement in additional programs and committees for UHCS, UWW campus, and professional organizations.
•Participates as a member of UHCS and university committees, including preceptor-ships and other student learning activities.

University: Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is the premiere public regional university with an enrollment of over 12,000 students in 50 undergraduate majors, 11 graduate degree programs, and one specialist degree program. It offers high-quality career-oriented programs integrated with a model general education curriculum. UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. 

Community: Whitewater, a city with a population of over 14,450 is located in southeastern Wisconsin near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest.  The immediate area offers a wide variety of summer and winter recreational activities, including facilities of the nearby Whitewater Lake recreational area.  Whitewater is 50 miles from Milwaukee, 45 miles from Madison and 110 miles from Chicago. 

Application: A complete application package must include a letter of application, resumé or vita including all relevant professional experience, all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable for initial application), Reference list - must include five professional references, Current Physician Assistant or Registered Nurse license, Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner license, and Nurse Practitioner certification from a nationally recognized accrediting body. Only complete applications will be considered.  Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request.  Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

Please send materials to:
Karen Brueggeman, assistant to the
Search & Screen Committee Chair
Health & Counseling Services (UHCS)
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI  53190-1790
Telephone:  (262) 472-1305
Fax:  (262) 472-5608
Email:  brueggek@uww.edu

Review: Applications received by 5/20/2013 are ensured consideration; the position is considered open until otherwise noted.

UW-Whitewater is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.