Position Title: Registered Nurse (September - June) Position Type: Regular Salary Range:
$32.02 per hr -$43.27 per hr; commensurate with experiencePay Frequency: Hourly Job Description:
Position Summary: The Registered Nurse (RN) is a member of the Student Health Services team of campus physician, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurse, and medical assistant. Together this team practices in the unique environment of college health and the RN directly contributes to student success by assisting medical staff with medical protocols and procedures. The RN provides clinical and administrative support as directed. This position is a nine-month full-time position from mid-September to mid-June.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct Patient Care (Clinical area):
The RN role functions under the supervision of the SHS Clinic Manager and the medical oversight of the SHS Campus Physician, Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant.
- Prepare and/or position the patient for examination by the provider.
- Obtain and document in the electronic medical record (EMR) the reason for visit, vital signs, allergies, medications and related patient information to assist in diagnosis and treatment, per clinic policy and procedure.
- Instruct patient on preparation for tests, medications and procedures. Provide patient with printed information as appropriate.
- Communicate pertinent clinic information to all team members
- Ensure patient diagnostics, referrals and other pertinent information is available prior to scheduled appointment
- Assist with exams, tests, procedures, chaperoning as requested
- Ensure equipment and correct instruments area available prior to procedures, maintaining sterile technique as required
- Label specimens and requisitions according to laboratory specifications
- Perform point of care testing including but not limited to strep, mono, flu, glucose, urinalysis testing.
- Perform procedures as requested including EKGs, ear lavage, inhalation treatments, wound dressings, medical equipment instruction and application
- Perform procedures as requested including initiating and maintaining intravenous therapy, catheterization, and administering intravenous and injectable medications to patients.
- Perform nurse triage visits or telephone triage as needed.
- Assess patients utilizing physical assessment skills, patient history and other pertinent data.
- Prioritize assessment findings; recognize and interpret altered functions and abnormal diagnostic data, report abnormal findings.
- Evaluate, re-evaluate and document patient responses to interventions, modifying nursing interactions as needed.
- Administer, dispense and document medications and vaccinations per clinic policy and procedure
- Process laboratory specimens as ordered according to Reference Laboratory specifications, including venipunctures
- Record patient data for special procedures in the EMR
- Ability to prioritize a high volume of patient activity, including clinic visits, appointment scheduling, incoming telephone calls, walk-in patient requests, and pharmacy requests.
- Inform patients of delays, procedures and other information related to their appointment
- Coordinate services with outside facilities or medical referrals
- Assist with requests for medical records
- Routinely stock exam rooms with supplies, instruments and equipment
- Routinely clean exam rooms and other clinic areas as needed
- Routinely stock and clean laundry items utilized in the center
- Order, maintain and monitor laboratory supplies for the center
- Monitor expiration dates of laboratory supplies
- Perform quality control activities as assigned
- Monitor clinic equipment for safe and effective functioning
- Manage messages securely through the EMR
- Inform patients of center charges as requested
- Maintain confidentiality of all patient and health center information at all times.
- In the absence of the Clinic Manager, the Registered Nurse will assume certain duties.
Indirect Patient Care (Clinical and front office area):
- Schedule follow-up appointments based on patient needs and according to department guidelines
- Monitor clinic schedule via the EMR in order to ensure clinic flow
- Complete paperwork and scheduling requirements for physical exams and travel related appointments
- Perform and/or assist with certain specific requirements with specific medications, such as I-Pledge program with Accutane prescriptions.
- Handle and process infectious materials including use of autoclave steam sterilization.
- Provide administrative support to providers as requested
- Assist patient in completing release of information forms
- Answer questions related to Cowell Center services and other resources
- Direct patient to appropriate areas of need, for example, Counseling and Psychological Services, insurance coordinator services, after hours resources, and other center or campus resources.
- Monitor appropriate task summary areas to ensure documentation and requests are being managed.
- Assist with front office roles as requested
Other Office Duties:
- Lock/Unlock cabinets at beginning and end of each day
- Review shipments upon arrival
- Follows safety and infection control guidelines and recommendations
- Appropriately monitor computers in the clinic
- Assist with staff kitchen/break areas
- Actively and collaboratively, support the mission, goals, and initiatives of the Cowell Center.
- Attend scheduled staff meetings.
- Offer suggestions for clinic improvement or enhancement.
- Serve on departmental and university-wide committees as appropriate.
- Maintain cooperative interactions with other center staff.
- Display a positive attitude within the Cowell Center and across departmental lines to contribute to staff morale and overall customer satisfaction.
- Participate in departmental performance improvement activities.
- Develop and foster relationship and trust with employees and the SCU Community.
- Work individually and as a team in a collegial, respectful, and professional manner.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate in campus outreach activities as time permits. Remain knowledgeable of best practices in the medical field and university student health centers. Assist front desk staff when necessary. Participate in Quality Improvement projects/studies, as needed. Perform other work-related assignments as required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and
experience required or preferred.
This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
Commitment to understand and support Santa Clara University's distinctive Jesuit tradition and educational vision and willingness to model institutional values of service to others, community and diversity. Commitment to understand, support, and model the values of a Jesuit, Catholic university as they relate to Student Health Services.
Santa Clara University is committed to Inclusive Excellence, therefore, it is vital all candidates seeking employment be committed to and demonstrate skills, knowledge and awareness to serve the unique needs of our diverse campus community.
Education and/or Experience:
Current California Registered Nurse license Three years of recent experience, preferred. Background in ambulatory health care, preferred. Current CPR/AED certification. Ability to work well both individually and as a part of a team in a collegial, respectful, and professional manner. Ability to establish professional relationships; interact effectively with diverse constituencies; and maintain confidentiality when required.
Demonstrated ability to use technology in improving the delivery and evaluation of programs and services. Demonstrated knowledge in the application of student development theories. Demonstrated knowledge in addressing the needs of a diverse student population.
Demonstrated presentation skills and ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form with a variety of people including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents. Demonstrated skills in the application of student development theories.
Ability to establish professional relationships; interact effectively with diverse constituencies; and maintain confidentiality when required. Ability to work well both individually and as part of a team in a collegial, respectful, and professional manner. Ability to work independently with a wide variety of student medical needs.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Considerable time will be spent in medical examinations with patients and at a desk using a computer terminal.
• May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
• May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
• Typical medical office environment.
• Mostly indoor office environment with windows.
• Offices with equipment noise, offices with frequent interruptions
Nothing in this position description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
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