Covenant College
  • Health Services
  • Lookout Mountain, GA, USA
  • Full Time

The Director of Health Services serves as both a Nurse Practitioner (or Physician's Assistant) and an administrator in the Priesthill Center for Health and Counseling Services. The position reports to the Vice President for Student Development and provides oversight to the office coordinator and registered nurse (RN).

This is an Exempt. 11 month position.


DUTIES:

  1. Diagnose and treat chronic and acute episodic illness
  2. Write prescriptions, perform and oversee ordering laboratory and diagnostic testing as needed
  3. Treat minor injuries and lacerations
  4. Perform health histories and administer medications and injections
  5. Recommend and refer to community resources to meet student needs
  6. Oversee the administrative aspects of the Priesthill Health Center in terms of center development, budget, record keeping, and publicity while updating policies, standards and objectives annually
  7. Initiate communication to faculty members and to legal guardians in the event of a serious illness or injury of a currently enrolled student.
  8. Coordinate annual health fairs and develop and schedule seminars on health related issues
  9. Provide or arrange first aid, CPR, and AED training to selected staff and students
  10. Maintain and review current medical records on clients
  11. Maintain patient confidentiality in compliance with HIPAA
  12. Attend required meetings and participates in committees as requested
  13. Oversee the purchase of supplies as needed for the health center
  14. Compile necessary reports/statistical data concerning care provided at the center
  15. Participate in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations
  16. Develop policies and procedures for the health center; act as a resource person for decisions, planning and policies affecting the health of students
  17. Fulfill such other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Development

Related Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise and evaluate the Office Coordinator and RN
  2. Coordinate care with campus counselors
  3. Provide the Covenant College community with relevant health information and education on a regular basis
  4. Monitor compliance with immunization regulations for tetanus/diphtheria, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) as well as tuberculosis (PPD or chest x-ray)

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. An acceptance of and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  2. Master's Degree (MS) or Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN)
  3. Board Certification or eligible for Board Certification as a licensed nurse practitioner (or physician's assistant) in the state of Georgia
  4. A minimum of three to five years experience as a nurse practitioner (or physician's assistant) in a clinical setting is preferred.
  5. A solid understanding of the commitments of Covenant as a Christian liberal arts college.
  6. A clear understanding of and commitment to the doctrinal standards of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
  7. Must be able to assent to Covenant College's Staff Commitments.
  8. A concern for young adults and the ability to communicate with them effectively.
  9. High degree of personal and professional self awareness and the ability to deal responsibly with confidential matters

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

This job is expected to be performed on campus unless otherwise directed or arranged. The workplace environment for this position will primarily be a professional office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and other business and job specific technology and equipment.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested applicants should apply at https://www.covenant.edu/about/employment and provide a resume and a statement of faith and Christian experience. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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