Student Health and Wellness RNs - 2 positions

Apply now Search #: 496294
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Health and Safety

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general supervision of the Director of Nursing and the Nurse Manager, this position provides professional nursing care and health services, including nursing assessments, examinations, and treatment. Provides patient-focused advice and education. Conducts health promotion and educational outreach. Collaborates with other providers to enable the student to attain and maintain health.  As a college health nurse, this position supports the maintenance and improvement of the health of students, identifying and assisting in removing or modifying health-related barriers, and supporting early detection and early intervention strategies. Refers students to other resources as appropriate; maintains electronic medical records and ensures compliance with state laws and regulations, SHaW policies and procedures, and program protocols.

SHaW is committed to diversity and inclusion, competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations, and awareness of how issues of difference, power, and privilege manifest in higher education environments.  The ideal candidate promotes health equity and reduces health disparities by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for health equity, social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interviews patients, documents medical history, examines patients, and makes assessments and/or physical diagnosis of the condition of such patients. Counsels patients with regard to treatment and prevention.
  • Collaborates with healthcare team to formulate individualized plans of care for student patients.
  • Administers medications and treatments via established protocols as authorized by licensed Physicians and Nurse Practitioners.
  • Provides specific health counseling and general health education to concerned individuals, patients, and groups.
  • Refers patients for specialized medical care beyond the scope of the Student Health Service, including arrangements for any necessary ambulance transportation.
  • Gives necessary emergency treatment and referral to anyone ill/injured on campus.
  • Participates in and/or conducts in-service presentations. Participates in various SHaW and University committees and advisory groups.
  • Maintains proper clinical records and reports. Maintains drugs, medical supplies, and equipment as necessary.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of CT.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or another health-related field.
  • Two to three years of current nursing experience working directly with adolescents/young adults in ambulatory care, public health, emergency setting.
  • Demonstrable physical assessment skills.
  • Utilization of an electronic health record.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills necessary for effective work relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate information.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and decision-making.
  • CPR Certification.
  • Must have a demonstrated understanding of and stated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in a College Health Setting or as a Community Health Nurse.
  • Experience providing Nursing Telephone Advice/Triage.
  • IV placement skills.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

These are two (2) permanent, full-time (35 hours/week) 10-month positions, mid-July through mid-May annually.  Incumbents may also be asked to work at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

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

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496294 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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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