Triage Nurse (Wage)

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2019-02-19
Req: R0003243
The Registered Nurse II/Nurse Practitioner I/Physician Assistant role provides career tracks for registered nurses, certified nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.The first career track is for registered nurses whose responsibilities range from advanced level focusing in a specialty area of nursing or research to having either charge or supervisory responsibilities. The second career track is for certified nurse practitioners performing entry level to journey level responsibilities that require an advanced level of nursing certification and license. The third career track is for physician assistants performing entry to advanced responsibilities that require training and license as a physician assistant.

The Elson Student Health Center seeks applicants for the position of Triage Nurse. This position develops a partnership with students, including education & anticipatory guidance, encouraging them to become active participants in, and assume responsibility for their care; to become informed consumers capable of navigating a complex healthcare system, adopt healthy lifestyle practices, and successfully manage their chronic illness.

Scope of services involves all aspects of professional nursing care to include:

  • Perform rapid assessments of a wide range of acutely ill patients, both by phone & in person.
  • Perform focused history and physical exams, prioritization & disposition of acutely ill patients, ensuring they receive the appropriate level of care in a timely manner.
  • Retrieve, read and synthesize health related information from multiple sources including: inpatient records, discharge summaries, clinic notes, radiology reports, lab values, immunization records, home health records, PT/OT reports, social work or mental health provider's notes/reports.
  • Function autonomously utilizing nursing protocols to perform health screenings, required and recommended vaccines, allergy injections, order laboratory and radiological testing, refill prescriptions, and initiate referrals.
  • Collaborate with the nursing supervisor and other nursing colleagues to develop a suitable plan that takes into account patient acuity, available resources, and other complicating factors.
  • Perform specific therapeutic interventions to assist with medical and nursing management of students requiring ongoing care.
  • Communicate updated patient status, including improvement or worsening of symptoms, the need for additional interventions, and readiness for discharge.
  • Performs assessments prior to and following interventions to assess response to care and adjusts the plan of care accordingly.
  • Provide follow-up calls to assess progress of previously seen patients.
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  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

    This position is for 16 to 32 hours/week.             

    Anticipated Compensation Range: $25.00 - $30.00  Hourly

    This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link:

    To apply, please submit an application online through Workday at and attach a current CV/Resume, Cover Letter and the Contact information for 3 references. Search on requisition number: R0003243.

    The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.  This position will require an Education Verification, Drug Screen, and Professional Licensure Check.

    Questions related to the application process may be directed to Brandi Shifflett, HR Specialist at (434) 243-4095 or [email protected].


Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program.  Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Degree preferred.

Experience: 1 year of relevant experience.


  • Proficiency with skills common to an ambulatory care setting including triage, care of the acutely ill and those with non-acute concerns, and concepts of health promotion & maintenance.
  • Utilizes critical thinking when encountering complicating factors
  • Ability to adapt rapidly to changes in clinic volume, patient acuity, and related factors to ensure the efficient & equitable use of resources.
  • Possesses expertise in medication administration via multiple routes, intravenous therapy, and other skills required to provide direct patient care to the college population.
  • Able to establish patient baseline from which to gauge progress or deterioration.
  • Able to recognize & respond to changes in patient condition, and transfer to a higher level of care if indicated.

Licensure: Licensed to Practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.  May require Valid Virginia Driver’s License (VADL). 


Job requires standing for prolonged periods, and frequently bending/stooping/walking,   Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull > 100lbs.   May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, vibrations, humidity, cold, heat, noise, outdoor climate, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 2/20/2019
Application Due: 9/1/2019
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