Staff Registered Nurse

Job description

The mission of the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is to provide exceptional, inclusive, integrated health care. We promote student success and wellness through education, advocacy and outreach to the University of Denver community.

The HCC is an on-campus health facility open 8 am 5 pm Monday through Friday with evening hours until 7 pm a minimum of 2 days per week during the academic year. This position requires regular evening and occasional early morning work. The work environment is a busy office setting, which features a fast pace, frequent interruptions, occasional down time, daily contact with the public, and requires self-motivation. The environment involves balancing a variety of priorities and responding quickly to emerging problems. Office and patient care environments include: Exposure to blood, body fluids and hazardous waste other than blood and body fluids; Occasional exposure to toxins, and poisonous substances; Occasional exposure to hazardous materials such as chemicals and liquid nitrogen; Occasional exposure to dust, loud, unpleasant noises and combative situations; frequent exposure to communicable disease.

The University of Denver and the Health and Counseling Center are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching and/or service.

Position Summary

The Staff Registered Nurse position at the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center is a 0.9 to 1.0 FTE fully benefited nursing position at the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC). The HCC is a fully integrated, accredited college health center that provides a wide range of medical and mental health services. The mission of the University of Denver HCC is to promote student success by providing exceptional, inclusive, integrated health care. This role is a 5 day per week medical office position providing direct patient care to a diverse body of University of Denver students including assisting providers with procedures, exams, and treatment while also assisting with various administrative duties within the HCC. This position offers a competitive college health RN salary with a comprehensive benefit package including paid continuing medical education, generous paid time off, and no nights, weekends or call. An overview of benefits can be found at:

The well-qualified candidate should be able to establish emphatic connections with DU students as a clinician while adhering to established DU and HCC policies and protocols. They should be familiar and comfortable with incorporating the values of Inclusive Excellence and multicultural competency into their daily work. This position requires medical knowledge and leadership skills to function independently and perform medical triage and other rapid assessments (both in-person and over-the-phone) with independent judgment not only in the medical care of patients but also in direct interaction with medical staff. This position reports to the Medical Practice Manager and performs duties under the direction of the providers, Medical Director, and Executive Director.

Essential Functions

  • Direct Clinical Service- 70%
    • Perform basic medical clinic tasks including rooming patients, obtaining and documentation of the patients presenting chief complaint, vital signs, weight, height, allergies, medications, and relevant tests in the electronic record.
    • Collect blood and body fluid samples by approved methods (venipuncture, finger stick, etc.), prepare and track specimens for testing and/or transportation to affiliate laboratory.
    • Performs CLIA waived in-office laboratory tests, ECGs, nebulizer treatments, spirometry, ear lavage and other clinical procedures as assigned by treating providers.
    • Provide referral assistance to patients, assist with appointment scheduling, refill prescriptions under protocols or medical provider orders.
    • Perform phone and in-person triage.
    • Administer allergy injections and schedule allergy immunotherapy according to orders provided by allergist/Practice Providers
    • Follow up on patients referred to emergent/urgent care visits outside the HCC and request appropriate records for follow-up
    • Start IVs and manage IV therapy/medications as ordered by the provider
    • Administer immunizations, injections, and oral medications according to level of experience/training and current HCC protocol
    • Accurately document all information in the Electronic Health Record.
    • Support clinic flow through active schedule management insuring patient/student concerns are triaged and scheduled appropriately
    • Respond and provide assistance during emergency situations within the facility.
    • Initiates protocols and standing orders appropriately.
  • Administrative- 30%
    • Assist in compliance with AAAHC accredited institution guidelines and practices including tracking, verifying, and insuring compliance with various certifications (TB testing, Influenza immunizations, medication storage temperature logs, ACLS crash cart readiness).
    • Act as the HCC Infection Control Nurse providing resources, insuring compliance, tracking infections, and providing annual training regarding safe injection practices.
    • Maintain nursing skill competency and enhance professional growth and development through continuing education activities.
    • Share knowledge gained through continuing education with the staff.
    • Assist with Quality Improvement programs at the HCC including developing, updating and implementing HCC policies and procedures.
    • Perform duties in a cost-effective manner, striving to avoid wasting resources without jeopardizing quality of care and service.
    • Interact with patients, visitors, and Health Center staff in a courteous manner, and demonstrates a sincere initiative in meeting patient needs. Ensures confidentiality of patient and institutional material.
    • Support and uphold clinic policies, objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control procedures, and codes and requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
    • Assists in health promotion activities on campus
    • Incorporates the values of Inclusive Excellence and multicultural competency into daily work.
    • Other duties as assigned to support the work of the HCC medical practice.

Supervisor Duties

  • Occasional supervision of Medical Assistants

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • This position requires sophisticated written and verbal communication skills, and involves meetings with students, parents, administrators, and off-campus vendors; and writing memos, and reports.
    • A basic understanding of math and basic statistics is required.
    • Able to understand and relate to complex theories behind several related concepts.
    • Able to concentrate on fine details with constant interruption.
    • Able to remember multiple tasks/assignments given to self and others for a long period of time.
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to function independently.
    • Broad perspective, maturity, discretion, confidentiality.
    • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with various students, parents, coworkers, and departments.
    • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of multiculturalism and diversity through involvement and participation in university/division-wide projects and initiatives.
    • Positive attitude and ability to adapt to change with equanimity.
    • This position also requires extensive collaboration with a variety of people and offices on campus.
    • This position also requires extensive collaboration with a variety of people and offices on campus.
    • Ability to operate a wide variety of medical equipment, as well as a personal computer, fax machine, and photocopier

Required Qualifications

  • Completed training required for RN licensure in CO.
  • Unrestricted registered nurse license in CO.
  • Experience in patient care, nursing or related scope of practice and associated technical and professional skills commensurate with degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • All of the required qualifications and:
  • BSN degree with minimum 3 years clinical nursing experience.
  • Clinical triage and assessment skills.
  • 1 to 2 years of experience nursing in a college health center.

Physical Activities

  • Ability to: perform simple motor skills; simple manipulative skills such as writing and picking up a telephone; moderately difficult manipulative skills such as typing; see clearly at both near and far distances; lift 35 lbs and communicate both verbally and in writing.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m with up to two evenings per week until 7pm during the academic year. Evenings and weekends as required.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on August 9, 2019.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range:
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 492581
Posted: 7/27/2019
Application Due: 9/23/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable