Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant- Various Departments
UCONN Health Center - Connecticut

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At the UCHC, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in delivery of direct clinical care services involving medical therapeutics to high risk patients.


Considerable knowledge of fetal and neonatal and adult anatomy and physiology; knowledge of different disciplines and disease states; knowledge of medication and their interactions and reactions; physical assessment skills; counseling skills; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in performing invasive procedures; ability to work independently; ability to work under pressure; ability to formulate plans of care; decision making ability.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Registered Nurse, and completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program; or have a Bachelors degree, and have completed a two year accredited and approved Physician Assistant Certification program. Possess or be eligible for a license to practice in the State of Connecticut. Possession of knowledge, skills, abilities as stated above.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Incumbents in this class may be exposed to communicable and infectious diseases.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Evaluates, assesses patient illness/injuries; performs physical examinations, and special examinations; takes medical histories; develops plans of care; intervenes in crisis situations or patient deterioration; provides routine and illness care; orders medications; orders diagnostic tests and evaluates results; performs invasive procedures, i.e., intubation, insertion of arterial lines, etc; may direct the transport team for acutely ill infants; assumes responsibility for patient follow-up, coordination, and referrals to other health care providers as necessary; maintains patient medical records; may develop policies/procedures; participates in or designs changes in the system of care delivery; may participate in clinical research; provides patient counseling/education; participates in medical student and health professional teaching; acts as a clinical consultant to peers and other health care professionals; performs related duties as required.

WORK SCHEDULE: Full time, part time, and per diem opportunties in various departments. Flexible hours and shifts, weekend and holidays as required. 30 minute unpaid meal break.


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