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RN - Student Health and Wellness (SHS Nurse), UCP 6

Apply now Search #: 494215
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services

JOB SUMMARY

The University of Connecticut Student Health and Wellness, Storrs campus, is seeking an experienced RN to provide compassionate, exemplary care to our unique and diverse student body.  This is a permanent, 12-month, day/evening shift nursing position with occasional weekend coverage. We are an AAAHC accredited site and take pride in the quality of care provided to our students.

This integral position requires the individual to possess exceptional physical assessment and communication skills, both written and verbal with a strong commitment to customer service. Personal characteristics desired include independence, self-motivation, flexibility and the willingness to participate as a team player with physicians, nurse practitioners and other licensed professionals as well as clerical support staff.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the general supervision of the Director of Nursing and Nurse Coordinator, applies nursing skills in the care and treatment of patients.

  1. Interviews patients; documents medical history; examines and assesses condition of such patient, counsels the patient with regard to treatment and prevention.
  2. Interprets and reports observations, in keeping with sound evidenced based nursing practices.
  3. Maintains accurate and timely electronic clinical records.
  4. Administers medications and treatments via established protocols as authorized by licensed physicians and/or Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN's).
  5. Provides specific health counseling and general health education to concerned individuals, patients and groups.
  6. Refers patient for specialized medical care beyond the scope of the Student Health and Wellness, including arrangement for any necessary ambulance transportation.
  7. Gives necessary emergency treatment and referral to anyone injured on campus.
  8. Makes judgments about administering patient care when physician is "on call" with appropriate consultation; administers medications according to approved Student Health protocol in the absence of pharmacist and performs a wide variety of duties appropriate during evening, night and weekend shifts.
  9. Refers and consults with physicians and APRN's for evaluation and recommendation regarding unusual findings.
  10. May administer certain tests (ppd, vision, etc.) and employ related lab procedures, (throat cultures, urine screens, etc.), including electrocardiograms according to Student Health protocols and/or with consultation of the licensed physician and/or APRN.
  11. May work weekends, holidays or variable shifts on a rotating basis.
  12. Participates in and/or conducts in-service presentations; participates in various Student Health and Wellness and University committees and advisory groups.
  13. May have special assigned areas of responsibility such as Advice Line Nurse, Clinic, Triage Desk, Infirmary Unit, or Resource Nurse, which requires emphasis on quick judgement, certain clinical techniques or other specialized care.
  14. Maintains drugs, medical supplies and equipment as necessary.
  15. Supervises patient care administered by other non-professionals in working assignments.
  16. Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut.
  • CPR Certification
  • Three to five years of experience as a nurse in one of the following areas: public health, ambulatory care, emergency or critical care with a patient population that includes adolescents/young adults.
  • Demonstrable physical assessment skills.
  • Experience in a role that requires independent judgement and decision-making skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate functional ability to utilize electronic health records.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in a College Health setting.
  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or other health related field. 
  • Experience performing IV insertion and providing wound care.
  • Experience providing nursing telephone advice.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a permanent, 12-month, day/evening shift nursing position with occasional weekend coverage. Standard schedule will include flexibility within a 35-hour work-week. Based on the academic calendar, hours of work during breaks would reflect our daily Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30 schedule.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494215 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on January 23, 2020. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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