75% DIRECT PATIENT CARE
Scheduled visits with RN
•Provide patient care nurse visits utilizing nursing process, by protocol, with support from a licensed provider. Examples include urinary tract infection, emergency contraception, acute pharyngitis, allergy injection, upper respiratory infection, STI screening/treatment, etc.
•Provide advice for health care concerns based on health education brochures, electronic evidence-based resources, and standards of care.
•Provide follow-up care as necessary, for example, make sure test results are communicated to patient.
•Initiates and provides emergency care as needed.
•Perform lab duties and intravenous therapy as needed
•Ability to conduct patient assessments and recommend and implement appropriate plan of care
Unscheduled triage encounters
•Student Health Nurse will provide triage services for those patients who walk-in, telephone, or contact Student Health Center electronically. Assess patient request for services per guidelines approved by Medical Director
•Nurse advice can be done by secure messaging and telephone as well as in person Nurse Visit. If patient is appropriate for Nurse Visit, see patient and provide needed services.
•Assist patients in learning how and when to use the health care delivery system and how to identify personnel resources. Instruct in self-care options when appropriate.
•Document interactions as part of the permanent record including patient symptoms, advice given, and disposition plan for the individual.
•Demonstrates ability to remain calm in stressful, urgent situations
20% INDIRECT PATIENT CARE
•Provide leadership with facilitation of clinic efficiency and effectiveness by working collaboratively with other team members and implement changes that result in improved clinic functioning and best practices of care.
•The Student Health Nurse will serve in a leadership role as the charge nurse, coordinating the daily operations with clinical staff. The RN will oversee the clinical services provided by the licensed practical nurses, and medical assistants.
•Serve as a preceptor for new staff and students seeking clinical experiences.
•Responsible for maintaining the ordering, inventory and stocking of the dispensing formulary, ordering pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and other medications needed for clinical operations
•Work collaboratively with providers, Licenced Practical Nurses (LPN) and Medical Assistants (MA). Provide direction to LPNs, and MA to ensure best practice
•Coordinates and oversees all competency training for clinical staff on an ongoing basis.
•Demonstrate ability to use critical thinking and good decision making.
5% OTHER DUTIES
•Participate in student programs and events on campus.
•Serve as a resource person for other clinic and community personnel and agencies, including public health
•Provide evaluative data on the performance of new and/or less experienced staff. Orient new staff to the clinical area.
•Participates in freshman orientation and other public speaking events.
•Completes one quality study annually which demonstrates quality improvement according to the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) standards.
•Follows all AAAHC standards. Makes recommendation and implements quality improvement processes.
•Participates in Peer Review process.
•Coordinates and participates in delivering flu clinics, TB clinics, and other outreach health services as deemed necessary.
•Reviews Nursing Protocols, policies and procedures and updates on an annual basis.
•Coordinates annual staff education and compliance with Bloodborne pathogens, Infection prevention, immunizations and training for new staff.
•Supports the mission of the university and division of student affairs strategic priorities.
•Engages in the University goals for Inclusive Excellence.
•Maintain required certifications, i.e., Basic Life Support (BLS), immunizations, TB testing, fit testing, etc.
•Other duties as assigned.