Do you have what it takes to excel as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in a dynamic college-health environment?
The Student Health Center (SHC) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is seeking a motivated, energetic Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to work with an enthusiastic and diverse student population and a dedicated, caring staff in a modern, well-established University health center. Daytime hours—no weekends, nights or holidays!
The Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner in this position will primarily provide medical services for students in our Urgent Care clinic. They will also provide some medical services in the primary care clinic via scheduled appointments. The Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner will apply professional standards to the practice of medicine including medical care, medical record documentation, patient follow-up, and remain current with the standards of care. The individual must possess excellent patient-care, communication, interpersonal, and computer skills.
The successful applicant will share responsibility for creating a work environment that emphasizes integrity, teamwork, professionalism, respect, and conflict resolution among colleagues and demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism, diversity and inclusive excellence and an ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
The Student Health Center is a 27,000 square foot facility located in the Health Science Center—a $27 million state-of-the-art educational, research, and healthcare facility completed in 2000 under the supervision of the La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium. The Student Health Center provides comprehensive ambulatory health and wellness services to a diverse student population of 12,000 students from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and the Western Technical College. More information about the SHC can be found at http://www.uwlax.edu/Student-Health-Center
Licensed/certified or eligible for licensure in Wisconsin as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Nurse Practitioners: current license or eligible to practice as a Registered Nurse in Wisconsin; current certification or eligible as a Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber in Wisconsin (as defined in Chapter N 8.03 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code)
Physician Assistants: must be NCCPA (National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants) certified or eligible; and licensed or eligible for licensure by the Medical Examining Board(s) in Wisconsin at time of hire
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Experience in Primary care, Family Practice and/or Urgent Care.
Considerable experience in Urgent Care setting including minor surgical procedures under local anesthetic
Experience and competence with electronic health record documentation
Provider experience in university/college health center
Experience in Orthopedics
Experience with women’s and men’s sexual & reproductive health
Experience in mental health
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with persons of diverse socio-economic, racial/ethnic, international, and LGBTQ backgrounds, including knowledge and sensitivity about multicultural issues.
This is a 9-month, academic year appointment, with no-work required during summers. The position includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package. The anticipated start date is October-November 2017. A complete application must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, telephone number, e-mail address).
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. This position will remain open until filled with priority given to applications submitted on or before October 6, 2017.
If you have any questions about this position, or if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process please contact Don Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 25 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Clery-report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the con...tributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.