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Nurse Practitioner

Apply now Job no: 509898
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Health Services
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General Summary of Position:

The Nurse Practitioner provides accessible, evidence based, confidential, high quality health care to students at the University of Massachusetts Lowell facilitating their personal and academic success.

Direct Clinical:

  • Provide direct patient care to students
    • Collect and evaluate subjective and objective data from history taking, physical exam and diagnostic testing which may include specimen collection including venipuncture, point of care testing, and some microscopy
    • Formulate an assessment; develop and implement a plan of care
    • Document visits in electronic medical record
    • Provide health education, prevention, crisis intervention and patient advocacy
    • Refer patients to appropriate healthcare providers as needed
    • Identify, treat and/or refer acute care emergencies

Supportive Clinical:

  • Coordinate care for students by arranging procedures/testing in the community; including the scheduling of appointments with specialists and in follow up
  • Provide written or verbal communication with faculty, athletic coaches, trainers, healthcare providers, DPH and parents as  needed
  • Process prescription requests by phone/fax/mail order
  • Process prior authorization requests for prescriptions as well as testing as required by insurance
  • Complete DPH paperwork as required and discuss/consult/refer to local BOH per reportable guidelines


  •  Engages in professional development relevant to adolescent and adult healthcare
  • Attend professional development meetings/conferences as required for licensure and certification.
  • Participate in and complete risk management and other mandated trainings as required by the University/Division of Student Affairs
  • Interact/interface with quest Diagnostics/Medicat and UML IT as needed
  • Attend monthly Division of Student Affairs meetings and participate in other Student Affairs offerings as schedules allow


  • Collaborate with Counseling Services and Disability Services regarding shared clients
  • Consult with Supervising Physician regarding patient issues and plan of care as needed
  • Connect students to various on campus supportive services (Centers for Learning, Office of Multicultural Affairs, International Students and Scholars Office, etc.)
  • Support Health Education programming for students

Precept Students:

  • Provide guidance, mentoring and evaluation of nurse practitioner students or other students in the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences as appropriate
  • Facilitate clinical experiences with quality patient care and safety

Quality Assurance:

  • Develop topics for QA studies
  • Periodic review of patient charts for quality measurements
  • Collaborate with Nurse Practitioners and consulting physician in developing and maintaining protocols and guidelines for practice

Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner with a minimum of a Master’s Degree required


  • Current certification by a nationally recognized credentialing agency
  • Current RN/CNP registration with the Massachusetts Board of Nursing
  • Current Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration and DEA Registration


  • Minimum 1 year, 3-5 years preferred, as a Nurse Practitioner in Internal Medicine, Primary Care or Urgent Care
  • College Health experience preferred


  • Excellent clinical knowledge and judgement
  • Ability to function independently, strategically plan and handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously
  • Demonstrated skill and proficiency in performing health care assessments and developing appropriate treatment plans
  • Experience with electronic health records
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work and communicate with a diverse population and with other health care professionals

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is a SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P19. 

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.      

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.

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