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Goddard Health Center, on the OU Norman campus, is looking for an Advanced Practice Provider to join our healthcare team. At the Health Center, Advanced Practice Providers provide acute and continuing comprehensive individual health care under the supervision of physicians for students, faculty, and staff of the University of Oklahoma and their dependents.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Performs history and physical assessments of patients that are accurate, complete, concise, relevant, and appropriate for age, gender, and clinical problems. Orders appropriate diagnostic studies and correctly interprets results. Develops, implements, evaluates, and alters the plan of care as needed. Maintains accurate, complete, concise, and timely documentation in the electronic medical record.
  • Provides care that is patient and family centered, compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease throughout the lifespan. Facilitates consistent, coordinated care and clear communication among all members of the healthcare team. Incorporates the patient, family, or caregiver in care planning and treatment across settings. Considers cost effectiveness and risk/benefit analysis when making decisions about patient care. Uses evidence

  • based medicine to systematically analyze and improve patient care practices. Develops, evaluates, and implements standards of care within area of specialization (policies, protocols, etc.).
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with physicians, other health professionals, and health

  • related agencies. Counsels and educates patients and families. Serves as an advocate for patients and families in navigating the health care system.
  • Participates in education of students and other health care professionals. Participates in organizational and departmental meetings, educational opportunities, committees, and work groups as necessary. Participates in quality initiative/performance activities. Promotes interdisciplinary practice and implements strategies to overcome barriers to collaboration.
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

Job Requirements

Required Education: Master’s Degree in Nursing OR Master’s degree from accredited Physician Assistant program.

  • Must be licensed as a Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, or Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Skills:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of etiologies, risk factors, pathophysiology, presentation and epidemiology of medical conditions.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of clinical expertise in working with patients with acute and chronic illnesses.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in procedural skills pertinent to practice area.
  • Demonstrates an advanced level of medical/nursing clinical knowledge, communication and interdisciplinary collaboration, professionalism and systems

  • based practice.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of accountability for the professional practice.
  • Knowledge of the indications, contraindications, side effects, interactions and adverse reactions of pharmacologic agents and other relevant treatment modalities. Manages general medical and surgical conditions.
  • Ability to follow ethical principles regarding patient confidentiality, informed consent, and unanticipated adverse outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Communicates effectively with patients, families, and caregivers.
  • Utilizes critical thinking to synthesize and analyze collected data.
  • Demonstrates insight into own strengths, limitations, and knowledge deficits.
  • Demonstrates initiative to meet identified learning needs using multiple resources.
  • Actively participates in self

  • evaluation by seeking and utilizing guidance and constructive feedback in a professional manner.
  • Continuously seeks opportunities for clinical advancement and knowledge and skill attainment.
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Promotes mutual respect and trust working within a team model.
  • Ability to work with patients and families when a situation is emotional and intense.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to be flexible, resilient, and change oriented.
  • Familiarity with computers and knowledge of computer software.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Organizational skills.

Certifications:

  • Nurse Practitioner: Active Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber (APNP) license in State of Oklahoma AND Active board certification Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant: Active PA license in State of Oklahoma AND Active PA board certification
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist: Active Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license in state of Oklahoma AND Active CNS board certification.
  • Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Clinical Nurse Specialists, must obtain the required licensure from the State of Oklahoma within 30 days after the offer of employment.
  • All Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, and Clinical Nurse Specialists applicants must have: Active Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license, OBNDD registration certificate, or ability to apply for such license/certification prior to or upon hire; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and Advanced Life Support certifications. Obtain within 90 days of employment in this position.

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Standing for long periods of time. Manual dexterity. Speaking, listening, and walking.
  • Must be able to engage in repetitive motions, grasp objects, and communicate effectively.
  • Lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Clinic Environment. Exposure to ill patients, blood borne pathogens, and infectious diseases.

Departmental Preferences:

  • Primary Care Specialty
  • BLS or ACLS Certification
  • Familiarity with Electronic Medical Records

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/PoliciesHandbooks/TBTesting.

Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma: The University of Oklahoma fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes
Special Indications: None

Job Posting: Apr 2, 2024

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