Registered Nurse, Department of Student Health Service

Job description

Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-24
Req: R0002852
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Job Description Summary

Provides primary care nursing services in day clinic and observation unit. Evenings and weekends, independently provides primary care nursing in an after-hours urgent care clinic with a physician on-call. The position is full-time during fall and spring semesters. The schedule includes days, evenings, and some weekends. The schedule includes day shift Monday through Friday with the possibility of weekend rotations.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

Major Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Provides nursing triage, assessment, care, and documentation in outpatient clinic. Assists clinicians, administers vaccines, medications, treatments.

  • Working alone, provides nursing triage, assessment, documentation, and care in after-hours clinic according to nursing standards and written protocols with physician on-call. If appropriate care is beyond capabilities of SHS, activate the emergency response system or arrange transfer to appropriate medical facility.

  • Provides care of patients in observation unit including observing, reporting and documenting medical condition, administering medications and providing for hygiene and other daily living activities.

  • Effectively communicate with other healthcare providers.

  • Collects specimens for testing. Prepares specimens for reference lab and performs approved lab tests.

  • Performs phlebotomy.

  • Ability to operate diagnostic equipment such as EKG and spirometry.

  • Answers telephone, able to effectively triage and support patient needs.

  • Starts and monitors IV’s for hydration.

  • Provides information and instructions regarding preventive health, healthy practices, and self-care.

  • Maintains confidentiality.

  • Able to accurately document and utilize forms in the electronic medical record.

  • Correctly and accurately code for all applicable charges on the patient record.

  • Maintains quality, safety and infection control standards.

Other Functions:

  • Verifies compliance with immunization requirements.

  • Participates with other SHS staff in planning, projects, and programs such as health promotion, surveys, assessments and Division of Campus Life events.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • BS in Nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • NC Board of Nursing licensure and current CPR/AED certification.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of nursing theory and standards of practice.

  • Proven skill in providing nursing assessment and treatment according to accepted nursing standards and written protocols in outpatient primary care facility.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of University records and medical information.

  • Proficiency to perform phlebotomy, intravenous procedures, collect urine, and throat swab specimen.

  • Knowledge of procedures and standards for administration of medications.

  • Ability to work independently with physician available by telephone.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; strong interpersonal skills.

  • Skill in responding to telephone inquiries, scheduling, record management, supply and equipment maintenance and inventory.

  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and infection control standards.

  • Ability to make decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with SHS staff and other University personnel.

  • Ability to document accurately and timely using the electronic medical record.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Experience in a primary care outpatient setting with independent nursing assessment responsibilities.

  • At least two years of nursing experience working with college age population preferably at a campus health clinic.


  • May oversee, direct, and guide work of other nursing and support staff.

  • Works independently with physician on call.

  • Licensed by NC Board of Nursing.

  • Practice complies with Nursing Practice Act of North Carolina, ANA Standards of College Health Nursing Practice, CLIA, OSHA and other applicable standards.

Additional Job Description

Time Type Requirement

Full timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/7/2020
Application Due: 12/17/2020
Work Type: Full Time