Registered Nurse

San Diego
Mar 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Registered Nurse

Department: Student Health Center	
Staff Full-Time
Job IRC#26898

Job Description:
Opportunity to work in a unique and exciting student health center at the University of San Diego. Partner with other professionals (MD, NP, PA, RN, MA) in providing primary care services to our students. Provide professional nursing functions by screening, triaging and assessing and treating patients. Perform lab, IV, nebulizer, EKG, cryotherapy, allergy injections and other medical procedures.

Supervision received: Shall be accountable to SHC Director, with supervision by the Nursing Coordinator.

Examples of Work
Employee must possess a clear knowledge of and competence in the following:

• Perform all routine medical procedures per delineation of privileges (to be listed in Protocol Manual).
• Perform all necessary opening and closing procedures.
• Serve as triage nurse, evaluate the needs of the students presenting in person, or by telephone.
• Respond to phone calls from students who have medical questions. Follow up on those students who are seriously ill.
• Care for students requiring first aid and/or routine illnesses not needing a physician or nurse practitioner's attention.
• Instruct and prepare patients for examination and diagnostic procedures.
• Assist in examination and special procedures to include, but not limited to:
• Injections, diagnostic procedures, minor surgery (i.e. removal of stitches), and other special tasks.
• Assist and/or implement the referral process, provide patient education, advise patient on self care, needed follow up and suggested behaviors.
• Perform a variety of license specific nursing procedures at a skilled professional level, to include (but not limited to) wound care, dressing changes, pulmonary treatments, peak flow monitoring, venipuncture, urinalysis, suture removal, IV starts, and ear lavage.
• Monitor lab work and special studies to include advising patients of lab results after the appropriate medical practitioner approval and advisement or as directed by standing orders.
• Maintain the stock, cleanliness and utility of exam rooms, equipment and work areas. Must assure the sterility and safe handling of supplies and equipment. Is responsible for the maintenance of properly functioning equipment.
• Ability to handle emergent and/or potentially critical situations with speed, accuracy and diplomacy.
• Know correct procedure for all documentation, paper work including, but not limited to; lab work and log sheets, immunization program, drug screening, and special lab tests.
• Must assure patient privacy at all times and maintain patient confidentiality. Fully knowledgeable of Federal HIPAA and FERPA requirements.
• Must assure the protection of self, patients, and co-workers from undue exposure to infectious diseases, contaminated waste and hazardous materials.
• Bloodborne pathogen trained.
• Assist SHC Director with implementation of immunization program for University of San Diego. Interface with Registrar and Housing in program enforcement. Supervise ancillary personnel in maintenance and coordination of immunization records.
• Dispense pre-packaged, labeled, properly identified medications to patient on a patient specific order. Dispense non-prescription meds in accordance with professional guidelines.
• Familiarized with duties of front office to provide back-up support for Administrative Assistant as needed (i.e.: telephone protocol, appointments, computer access etc). to insure smooth operation of Health Center.
• Participate in weekly QA and educational meetings to be held at the SHC.
• Participate in health-related campus-wide activities such as immunization clinics, health screenings for collegiate athletes, health education seminars for campus life.
• May function as committee member of interdisciplinary teams with representatives from Athletics, Counseling, Alcohol and Drug Services, and other entities providing for the well-being of students. Attend committee meetings and act as liaison between SHC and wellness committees.
• May function as committee member of interdisciplinary teams with representatives from Athletics, Counseling, Alcohol and Drug Services, and other entities providing for the well-being of students. Attend committee meetings and act as liaison between SHC and wellness committees.

Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Performance of Job Duties:
• Performs all duties in an accurate, thorough, and efficient manner.
• Performs other duties as required.
• Is able to organize workflow to meet the needs of the patient flow.
• Is able to adjust the workflow to meet the most critical needs first.
• Understands and follows policies as outlined in the office manual.
• Understands and displays good general medical knowledge.
Interpersonal Relationships:
• Has good interpersonal skills and is able to communicate effectively at all times.
• Works well with family members, patients and other non-medical personnel.
• Adheres to the highest medico-legal standards of nursing practice.
• Works as a team member, demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills with SHC team.
• Upholds the mission of University of San Diego at all times.
Work Habits:
• Shall maintain a clean, neat and professional appearance at all times.
• Consistently meets assigned work schedule.
• Observes appropriate conduct standards.
• Is motivated and shows ambition in performing job duties.
• Recognizes and completes needed projects.
• Uses information systems to solve problems and answer questions.
• Shows emotional stability.
• Deals with difficult situations in a calm and effective manner.

Graduate of approved School of Nursing. Current active California RN licensure. Possession of a current valid CPR certificate is required. BSN preferred. Must have broad knowledge base of professional nursing practice, policies and procedures; current knowledge of drug and treatment protocols common to ambulatory care. Ability to perform triage quickly and effectively. One year of professional nursing experience which demonstrates evidence of ability to work independently.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Hours: 40 per week

Closing date: Open until filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information,

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, you are strongly recommended to upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers' review.If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at


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