Physician's Assistant/Nurse Practitioner - Leave Coverage starting Sept. 2021 until Dec. 2021

Job Locations US-NJ-Lawrenceville
ID
2021-1400
Category
Education
Type
Temporary

Overview

Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School, one of the country’s premier independent schools, is located in central New Jersey, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia.  Lawrenceville attracts outstanding students in grades 9-12, including about two dozen post-graduates. Lawrenceville’s more than 810 students come from more than 30 states and 30 countries, with more than a quarter receiving assistance from a more than $10 million dollar financial aid budget.  Across residential, academic, and co-curricular settings, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose, inspiring the best in each to seek the best for all.


The Lawrenceville School seeks enthusiastic, energetic, collegial individuals who want to work with both adults and students in a collaborative and inclusive academic setting. 


Summary: Provides patient care based on Standards of Joint Protocols between Physician’s Assistant or Nurse Practitioner and Supervising Physicians. Possesses the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary to meet the physical, psychological and social needs of patients primarily in the adolescent growth and development period. Possesses knowledge of universal precautions and infection control techniques.

This position will be 20 hours per week (Monday through Friday), plus every third-weekend coverage (which would add about 6 hours in the Infirmary on any given on-call weekend). Start of positon will be the end of August and will end the third week of December.

Responsibilities

  • Provide inpatient, outpatient and emergent care
  • Diagnose and treat acute illnesses and injuries
  • Provide ongoing care for chronic illnesses
  • Assess and monitor patient response to treatment plan
  • Complete documentation of medical history and exam findings using an Electronic Medical Record System in a timely manner
  • Conduct inpatient rounds as directed by the Medical Director
  • Complete all appropriate documentation regarding prescription ordering and dispensing
  • Triage students with more complex emotional and/or physical problems and refer to appropriate resources
  • Interface with counseling staff as needed
  • Monitor students' use of prescribed psychotropic medications and initiate appropriate follow-up and collaboration with the Medical Director including parents and heads of house if needed
  • Provide on-call service to the Infirmary as scheduled by the Medical Director.  Instruct and teach patients about their health issues and treatment plan.  Evaluate response to treatment plan
  • Provide parental notification of conditions and treatments as needed
  • Communicate with heads of house, administration and faculty based on HIPPA and Patient Privacy guidelines
  • Promote Infirmary Services by supporting and promoting quality assurance activities
  • Write admission orders for newly admitted inpatients

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of an approved Physician’s Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program
  • 3-5 years of clinical experience in a pediatric office, hospital or school setting preferred
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant or Nursing
  • NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician’s Assistants)
  • ANCC (American Nursing Credentialing Center)
  • New Jersey State Physician Assistant License
  • CPR/AED Certification or BLS/AED CertificationSelf-motivated team player with desire and drive to learn and grow
  • Able to work independently, with limited support and minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage diverse tasks, often with interruptions
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills for interaction with all levels of the school and external community. Able to communicate clearly about patient’s conditions.
  • Computer proficiency, especially with electronic medical record keeping systems
  • Knowledge of universal precautions and infection control technique
  • Self-motivated team player with desire and drive to learn and grow
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills. 
  • Calm and unflappable, with a strong work and service ethic and positive outlook. Enthusiasm for education, our School community, teenagers and Lawrenceville’s mission is essential. 

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