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Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Drexel University is a world‐class, comprehensive, R1 research institution and a global leader in experiential education. For more than 100 years, our renowned Cooperative Education (co-op) program has enabled students to gain professional work experience before they graduate, setting them apart from their peers.

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Drexel offers its highly engaged faculty and professional staff a comprehensive and world‐class benefits package that includes generous vacation and paid time off as applicable (including civic engagement days), up to an 11% 403(b) Retirement Plan match with immediate vesting, and remote and flexible work options for many roles. Our exceptional medical plans include domestic partner and fertility assistance and our award‐winning A Healthier U wellness program. In addition, faculty and professional staff at Drexel enjoy free tuition for themselves and their dependents for Drexel degree programs, certification, and non‐certification programs. And as part of the tuition offering to employees, Drexel participates in a tuition exchange program for dependents with other higher education institutions. These are just a sample of our extensive benefit offerings. Please see this Benefits Brochure for more information.

Nurse Practitioner

Apply now Job no: 499562
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, Enrollment Management and Student Success

Job Summary

Drexel's Student Health Center (SHC) cares for the students at Drexel University’s Colleges and Schools with a range of services in a confidential environment. The Center’s doctors, nurse practitioners, staff and other healthcare providers support the academic and social well-being of Drexel’s students. The SHC goal is to assist current students in developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to their benefit throughout college and beyond.

The Nurse Practitioner plays a vital role in meeting with and assessing student-patients for the clinic to ensure quality medical care for all.

Essential Functions

Provide clinical care and assess patients:

  • Perform history and physical exams, complete medical assessments and documents in EPIC.
  • Determine appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests needed, including mental health counseling.
  • Review and interpret results of laboratory and diagnostic studies and collaborates with physician regarding identified concerns as indicated.
  • Determine appropriate pharmacologic and other therapeutic interventions.
  • Perform telephone triage for patient related concerns/issues.
  • Identify medical conditions that require further evaluation by the physician or other specialists.
  • Identify resources and coordinates referrals for patients requiring additional evaluation or services.
  • Maintain current medical records for all patients and provide documentation of clinic visits.
  • Provide ongoing assessment of medical, psychosocial, and educational needs for return visit patients.
  • Define and prioritize patient and family needs and issues.
  • Collaborate with other team members in formulating an appropriate plan of care for each patient.
  • Plan interventions, when necessary, which are consistent with the needs and goals of the individual and with Program protocols.
  • Make appropriate referrals for care to other agencies.
  • Provide appropriate planning and teaching for patients and families as needed.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance indicators as needed.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary clinic meetings.
  • Represent the clinic at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Medical Director.

Quality Patient Care:

  • Participate or lead Continuous Quality Improvement Projects in collaboration with the Quality Assurance Coordinator.
  • Follow established patient care protocols and standards, ensuring that all federal and State policies, regulations, and guidelines for patient care are met for safety, and infection control programs, including COVID-19.
  • Follow established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
  • Maintain confidentiality of workplace information according to the policies and procedures of the institution and in accordance with Pennsylvania State Law Act 148.
  • Communicate with the referring provider or specialist.

Professional Development:

  • Identify learning needs and develop methods for meeting goals.
  • Maintain current knowledge base of primary care and student medicine through independent study, conference attendance, and participation in appropriate professional activities and organizations.
  • Perform certain educational and research activities as dictated by needs of the clinic, opportunities afforded the clinic, and matching the skills and knowledge and qualifications of the NP.
  • Maintain current certification(s).
  • Conduct SHC clinic specific duties such as immunization clinic and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Nursing.
  • Minimum of 2 years in a primary care outpatient setting.
  • Licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Registered Nurse and Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner.
  • Must have a DEA license.
  • Ability to be a competent clinician and a team player who is committed to improving medical and psychosocial outcomes for student patients.
  • Ability to demonstrate good leadership skills and be able to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, community partners and other stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Student Health setting.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to stand, walk
  • Ability to stoop, crouch, bend
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs.


University City, Philadelphia PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of N. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.


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