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Western Washington University Temporary Nurse Practitioner in Bellingham, Washington

Temporary Nurse Practitioner

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Location: Bellingham, WA

Categories: Enrollment & Student Services

Position TitleNurse Practitioner

About the UniversityWestern Washington University, with over 14,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department

The Student Health Center ( is a primary care medical clinic specializing in college health. The Student Health Center is staffed by a team of board certified family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and support staff. We provide an extensive array of services including preventive health care and management of health concerns, illnesses and injuries. We strive to support student success academically, physically and emotionally. We exist to assist our students to stay well during their college years, get well if they become ill so as to minimize time away from their studies, and to be well lifelong.

The Student Health Center and Enrollment & Student Services Division ( support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the Position

The Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner provides ambulatory health care service delivery at the WWU Student Health Center, as directed by the Student Health Center Medical Director.

Responsibilities include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic medical and mental health illnesses including those elements of primary medical care that are reasonable within the constraints of the nature, funding, and calendar of operations of the WWU Student Health Center.

  • Provide a holistic approach to patient care, including providing patient education as appropriate.

  • Develop treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, evidence-based practice, and professional guidelines.

  • Perform general health and pre-participation physical examinations.

  • Perform minor surgical procedures and provide casting/splinting services within one’s scope of practice.

  • Treat and manage chronic diseases.

  • Provide prompt evaluation and institute appropriate plan of care for emergencies including stabilization of patient prior to transport to the emergency room.

  • Coordinate and follow-up with medical referrals in the community as necessary.

  • Assist in the WWU Student Health Center Quality Improvement Program.

  • Other duties may be assigned and mutually agreed upon as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • FNP or ARNP certification with Master’s degree (MSN, MN).

  • Unrestricted license to practice within the state of Washington.

  • Licensure remains in good standing with maintenance of continuing education requirements.

  • Current DEA certification for prescription and controlled substances without restrictions.

  • Current BCLS certification.

  • Demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working effectively with people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

  • A minimum of three years' experience in practicing primary care medicine in an ambulatory care setting evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients on an every 15-minute schedule.

  • Effective communication; written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution.

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and electronic medical records systems.

  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.

  • Effective time management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrate initiative, work independently with little supervision.

All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination ( by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity ( within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a University or College Health Clinic setting.

  • Experience working in an urgent care clinic setting.

  • Experience assessing, diagnosing, treating mental health disorders within the scope of the family practice care model.

Salary$55 - $68/hr commensurate with experience

Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date NotesThis position is open continuously and the Student Health Center will contact applicants for interviews on an as-needed basis

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services ( , 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services The report can be found at:Annual Security and Fire Safety Report ( .

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

Job no: 500882

Advertised: May 15 2023 09:00 Pacific Daylight Time

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