Howard University Mission
Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.
Salary commensurate with qualifications, education & University guidelines.
BASIC FUNCTION: The primary purpose of this position is to provide advanced nursing care and treatment to patients. Perform physical examinations, order diagnostic tests, develop treatment plans and prescribe drugs or other therapies.
Responsible for providing limited supervision for one or more functions within a department. Formally plans, assigns, directs, and coordinates the work of these functions. Typically responsible for performing some non-supervisory duties in addition to supervisory responsibilities. May perform staff evaluations and make recommendations regarding pay and/or performance.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
Internal contacts include students, faculty and staff. External contacts include parents, hospital officials, local health departments, community providers and the general public.
Prescribe medication dosages, routes, and frequencies based on patients' characteristics such as age and gender.
Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests such as complete blood counts (CBCs), electrocardiograms (EKGs), and radiographs (x-rays).
Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
Develop treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines.
Diagnose or treat acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, and injuries.
Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized.
Counsel patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, and herbal remedies.
Recommend interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.
Detect and respond to adverse drug reactions, with special attention to vulnerable populations such as infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, and older adults.
Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances.
Provide comprehensive primary health care.
Provide basic life support/cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the event of life threatening emergencies.
Document all pertinent patient data in the medical record.
Collaborate with other health care professionals in meeting patients’ health needs.
Adhere to and follows guidelines and standards of practice of the organization governing physician assistants. Serve on assigned Health Center or university committees and also serves as chairperson when appointed.
Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Skill in the operation of computers, related software applications and standard office equipment, in a timely accurate and efficient manner.
Good communication skills, with competence in both oral and written English.
Ability to provide personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
Ability to exercise discretion and ensure a high level of confidentiality.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, students and parents and the general public.
Ability to work staggered hours of duty as scheduled/or beyond hours to complete assignments.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related field and 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience. 14 years of related work experience may be substituted in lieu of educational qualifications.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at (202) 806-1316.