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Code: 052 Posted: 07/22/2014
Classification will be LTE Nurse Clinician 2 or LTE Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber, depending on the qualifications of the candidate at the time of hire.
Limited Term Employment (LTE) Health Nurse.
The purpose of the Student Health & Counseling Center is to provide a variety of health and counseling services which will enhance the quality of the student’s life and academic success for campus residents and commuter students. The care has as its goal to promote positive life style choices and facilitate academic success. The health nurse is a Registered Nurse who provides primary health care of minor illnesses and injury to students, and as a courtesy to staff and faculty. The health nurse performs physical assessment, evaluates client signs and symptoms and follows physician/nurse practitioner prescribed protocols for the necessary treatment. The nurse also determines the need for referral for more complex care, crisis intervention, counsels on contraception and broad health and wellness behaviors.
List of Essential Job Functions, Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Goals and Worker Activities
Assess and treat minor illnesses and/or injuries according to established clinical/medical protocols.
Assess illness and make appropriate referrals for medical care and treatment.
Assist the physician/nurse practitioner with examinations and consultations when needed.
Dispense medications and give injections according to Clinical/Medical Protocols and physician orders.
Perform health screening procedures and tests that include but are not limited to:
Blood Pressure Screening
Random Urine Drug Testing
Strep A Screening
Urine Pregnancy Testing
Serum and Urine Glucose Screening
F. Document procedures, treatments, medications consultations and referral.
G. Ensure the confidentiality and safety of protected health information/records.
H. Conduct intake assessments of physically disabled students and develop an appropriate plan of care.
I. Provide disabled students with ongoing assistance with coordinating resources for physical for physical needs as appropriate.
J. Provide consultation to clients regarding routine health care management, sexual health needs including contraception, sexually transmitted infections, gender issues, and sexual assault.
K. Participate in quality assurance activities of the SHCC.
L. Participate as an active member of the Student Health & Counseling Center.
M. Comply with CDC Blood Bourne Pathogens Standards and maintain CPR-AED certification.
N. Keep current on nursing, health care, and wellness issues.
O. Other duties as assigned.
Additional Knowledge and Skills
Ability to communicate effectively with patients regarding care and treatment plans.
Ability to remain calm in stressful, urgent situations.
Ability to conduct patient assessments and recommend and implement appropriate plan of care.
Ability to function independently and as a member of a team.
Good organizational and program planning skills.
Ability to properly document written communications.
Ability to present health and wellness topics in group settings.
Knowledge and skill in use of personal protective equipment.
Current Wisconsin licensure as a Registered Nurse
Minimum of 2 years professional experience in ambulatory care, school nurse, public health, emergency or hospital nursing.
Current certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR-AED).
Current Wisconsin Licensure as Advanced Practice Nurse or Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber with possession of a Masters’ Degree in Nursing from a program approved by the American Nurses Association for Nurse Practitioner’s or Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Working Conditions and Atmosphere:
Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with alternating staffing late hours until 7:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays.
Physical demands of the position are typical office activity with moderate to high student traffic.
Potential exposure to blood and other bodily fluids.
Organizational Relationship:The LTE Health Nurse reports directly to the Director of the Health & Counseling Center within the Division of Student Services.
Contact Name: Renee’ Sartin Kirby, PhD, Director
Contact Phone: (262) 595-2640
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org