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Position Detail - Advance Practice Clinician/Nurse Practioner

Advance Practice Clinician/Nurse Practioner

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Health Care/Counseling

Mount Holyoke College, a gender diverse women’s college in picturesque western Massachusetts, is seeking a primary care advanced practice clinician (NP or PA) for a full time, 9 month (academic year) position at Health Services. The position is being re-opened as we anticipate a full campus Fall 2021.

MHC embraces diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, and encourages clinicians of color, LGBTQ candidates, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply. The position description is detailed below.

Questions can be directed to Cheryl Flynn, MD, medical director at


Position: Primary Care Clinician: Advanced Practice Clinician (APC)


Supervisor: Physician Medical Director, CHS 


Position Description: As a member of the College Health Services staff, the primary care clinician provides direct primary care services to Mount Holyoke College students within the NP/PA’s scope of practice. The APC also participates in CHS programs and public health initiatives that foster health & wellbeing of our students. In all professional matters, the APC maintains a commitment to excellence, collaboration, and supports the mission and philosophy of College Health Services, the Division of Student Life, and Mount Holyoke College as well promote multiculturalism and inclusivity for all.


Essential Functions

Support MHC student success through the delivery of high quality, comprehensive, evidence-based, cost-effective primary care, in collaboration with a supervising physician (medical director of CHS) and within designated scope of practice.

  • Medical management of those seeking primary care services at student health clinic
    • Screening and preventive services
    • Comprehensive assessment of acute illnesses, injuries, and undifferentiated symptom presentations, including cost-effective diagnostic testing
    • Primary care management of chronic health conditions, including mental health
    • Provision of high quality, evidence-based treatments, patient education, and as needed consultations/referrals to specialty clinicians
    • Maintain proper, professional, and timely medical documentation
    • Adhere to all ethical and legal professional standards, most especially confidentiality
  • Urgent care/after hours care
    • Cover weekend clinical hours as assigned during academic year
    • Share in on-call services for weekends & after hours, offering direct consultation & support for triage nursing
  • Clinical consultation and collaboration
    • Consultative support for nursing and laboratory staff within CHS, as needed during routine workday and for special projects
    • Collaboration with other healthcare team members within  CHS and MHC (nutrition, physical therapy; counseling, psychiatry, athletic trainers) 
    • Coordinate services with “home” health care team
    • Third party consultation (i.e. families, MHC colleagues) for issues related to individual students


Non-clinical activities

  • Participation working groups &/or projects (i.e. education & outreach, quality improvement, diversity & equity training, info technology)
  • Professional development, participation on college/divisional/departmental committees;
  • Clinical teaching, as requested and supported by supervisor
  • Maintain professional certifications and licensure 


Minimal Qualifications

For Nurse Practitioner Applicants:

  • Masters of Science in Nursing 
  • Completion of an NP training program from an accredited school

For Physician Assistant Applicants:

  • Bachelor degree and completion of accredited PA program
  • Satisfactory completion of National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant Exam

Massachusetts state Advanced Practice Nursing licensure or Physician Assistant licensure

Minimum of 3 years of clinical practice required, preferably in primary care specialty

CPR certification

DEA certification or eligibility


Knowledge of the developmental issues of adolescents/young adults; experience working with the college population desirable.

Full spectrum primary care skills including mental health, ambulatory basic orthopedics, GYN care, and common office procedure; familiarity with transgender care a plus.

Demonstrated commitment to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Computer skills sufficient to chart in an electronic health record and facility with basic email, word processing.

Solid and respectful communication skills, both verbal and written.

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