Nurse Practitioner

Bennington, VT | Part-time

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Bennington College seeks a nurse practitioner who will be responsible for providing direct clinical care with a primary focus on women’s health in support of the College’s Student Health Services, a program that provides routine health care and health education to a diverse student population of approximately 700 students. This position is part-time, 3-4 hours every other week during the academic terms (28 weeks per year). 

Working in collaboration with the Director of Health Services, the nurse practitioner will evaluate and manage routine health matters, assess the physical and psychological health needs of patients, provide preventative health education  and, as needed, will refer students with specialized needs to physicians, hospitals or other outside agencies. The nurse practitioner will administer and dispense medications, including vaccines, perform a variety of in-house laboratory tests and interpret results, and manage/document confidential patient records.  The position serves as a liaison to the campus and community on health issues and as such requires the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of individuals.

This hands-on position requires the ability to work in a fast-paced, small-team environment.  Candidates must have the ability to convey an open-mindedness regarding the health issues and concerns of students. Qualifications should include APRN, and a minimum of five years of clinical experience within a community-based healthcare setting dealing with adolescents/young adults. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, phlebotomy and laboratory skills required; minor procedure skills preferred.  Preference for candidates who possess knowledge of health education and alcohol/substance abuse prevention. The position requires excellent interpersonal skills – candidates must possess a positive and engaging approach to their work and must be able to effectively and respectfully deal with a diverse population. Candidates must possess demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with discretion and strong computer skills (including, among others, Gmail, gdocs and electronic medical records).  The position requires the ability to occasionally move up to 50 lbs. The position may require occasional teaching of Nurse Practitioner students

Bennington College requires employees having clinical contact with patients to have a single adult pertussis booster, tuberculosis screening test, and annual influenza immunization; such will be provided at no cost to the employee. This position requires successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.

Bennington serves a diverse student population - inclusive of ethnic/racial minorities, international and global constituents, sexual minorities, and various social classes, among other identities. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success. Each individual (faculty, staff and students) will be accountable for upholding these values.  The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, and power through its institutional policies and areas of study.