Student Health Center Nurse (Internal)

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Position TitleStudent Health Center Nurse (Internal)About Susquehanna

As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.susqu.edu.

Position Summary

Job Summary
To advance and support the health, wellness, and learning of the Susquehanna University student. Assess and respond to common illnesses, implement a general plan of care, evaluate progress, and collaborate with health providers and university personnel to promote positive student outcomes. Must have a strong medical knowledge base, be able to relate well to young adults; offer a sensitive, non-judgmental attitude and necessary guidance toward health promotion and health education.

Specific Responsibilities
•Responsible to Student Health Center Director for medical policy, procedures, health law and public health care.
•Responsible to provide general oversight to the health center and safety of the Susquehanna University student.
•Devises, implements, and evaluates plans of care utilizing sound clinical judgment based on assessment of the physical, psychological, emotional, societal and environmental needs of the student.
•Provides education about diagnosis, treatment of medical condition, and appropriate preventive measures as needed.
•Offers continuity of care as needed, based on original and/or ongoing assessment of student’s status.
•Participates in after-hours telephone call in rotation with the other health center staff nurses (not applicable for per diem status).
•Assesses real and or potential health hazards relating to current health status, including analysis of risky behaviors that cause impact on health status.

•Educates and encourages students to recognize and change behavior that has a negative impact on their health.
•Assists individuals to assume responsibility for the prevention of illness and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health.
•Works collaboratively with the nursing staff at SU Health Center, seeking consultation with Nurse Practitioners and/or physicians when clinical care exceeds the nurse’s scope of practice as established by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
•Conducts physical assessment, medical history and treatment (including prescriptive medicines) under established health protocols, standing orders, policies and procedures, and the direction of medical providers.
•Documents in charts utilizing clear, concise language.
•Consults, refers, and collaborates with other disciplines involved in the delivery of total student care within the SU community (i.e. Disabilities Office, Counseling Center, Campus Ministry, Residential Life, Athletic Trainer, etc.) and the greater community; this can be done with assistance of the NP/MD.
•Acts as a resource to the campus community with regard to health promotion. Must be willing to participate in health education programs which may occur after-hours.
•Demonstrates evidence of professional growth by maintaining professional certification through continuing education.
•Responsible to maintain confidentiality of all patients.
•Responsible for OSHA, CLIA, FERPA, and HIPAA other state and federal regulatory guidelines.
•Participates in professional Quality Assurance program, including annual peer review
•Addresses needs and problems of special students in a professional, objective, caring and creative manner.
•Provides support to parents concerned with their child’s illness, while respecting the confidentiality of the student.
•Ensure complete and accurate medical records are available for Susquehanna University students.
•Participate in staff outreach and off-site health care programs (not applicable for per diem status).
•Conduct inventory of supplies and place orders when necessary, ensuring timely arrival of supplies. This includes stocking and issuing of all on site and trip first aid kits, as well as the Health Center clinic rooms.
•Assess and triage illnesses and injuries utilizing the Susquehanna University Health Center standing orders and medical procedure manual.
•Follow and complete the contract Susquehanna University physician’s orders.

•Maintain a current documentation of problems, diagnostic and treatment for each student.
•Correspond and collaborate with all departments and with the community to ensure holistic care for students i.e. counseling center.
•Participate in and/or lead SU related health and wellness educational events.
•Performs point-of-care CLIA waived laboratory tests: rapid strep, urine culture, urine pregnancy, finger stick glucose monitoring.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Possess good physical assessment skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Skilled using a personal computer, calculator, copier, fax, Excel, Word, Publisher, Power Point, Outlook, DataTel, and Laser Jet Printers.

Education
Graduate of an accredited nursing program, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and current RN license in the state of Pennsylvania required.

Physical Demand
Normal Medical office environment, heavy lifting may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

Education
BSN is preferred.

Experience
Knowledge and experience in critical care, emergency medicine or outpatient health center is preferred. Experience with EPIC and telephone triage a plus.

Special Instructions to the ApplicantBenefits EligibleYesNumber of Months10 monthsOther Number of MonthsFull-Time/Part-TimeFull TimeWork Schedule/Hours per WeekOther - 36 hpw during AYPosting date08/16/2019Closing date08/20/2019Open Until FilledNoAnticipated Start DatePosting NumberAH00621Supplemental Questions

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  1. This position is open to internal candidates only. Are you currently employed by Susquehanna University?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents for ApplicationRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
  2. Other Additional Documents

 

 

 

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Posted: 8/20/2019
Application Due: 8/29/2019
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