Employee Health Nurse Coordinator

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Employee Health Nurse Coordinator


UHC Medical Clinic Green

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm

Advertised Salary:

$53,000 - $55,000

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Nursing Professional



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Current Georgia license as a Registered Nurse; Minimum 1-year applicable clinic nursing experience; AHA Healthcare Provider BLS certification. ACLS certification preferred. Clinical nursing skills appropriate to ambulatory care including immunization administration, medication administration and IV therapy. Understanding of age specific, developmental and cultural health needs. Competence in nursing practice to include documentation, critical thinking, communication, and privacy/confidentiality. Skill to perform and document patient assessments, triage, nursing interventions, education, follow-up care, and patient disposition. Coordinate care throughout the visit and in follow-up, including referral to other providers and services. Assess learning needs, and provide education that meets the physical, psychological, social, and cultural needs of the patient. Preference will be given to the candidate with employee and/or occupational health experience.

Position Summary:

The University of Georgia’s Employee Health Coordinator is a Registered Nurse who ensures employees as well as all transient learners are fit for duty and are protected from potential exposures inherent in their jobs. This is done through individual assessments but also through administration of the Employee Occupational Health Safety Program. The UHC EOH Coordinator works closely with the Infection Prevention Coordinator on matters of infection prevention that pertain to employees.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Computer skills to include Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Windows. Basic Keyboarding skills, Experience with electronic practice management and health records.

Physical Demands:

Active throughout the 8-hour work day to include typical busy medical office/clinic demands, including walking, standing, sitting, reaching, typing, bending, talking, listening, pushing, pulling, and lifting up to 20 pounds.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


EOHS Clinical Responsibilities: Individual assessments at onboarding, Ad hoc assessments of injury or exposure at the UHC. Participates in exposure mitigation strategy development. Maintains annual employee assessment and recommended vaccine schedules for healthcare workers. Provides employee health care by implementing the standing orders of the Senior Director of Medical Services. Monitors and advises at risk employees per CDC/DPH guidelines in collaboration with the Senior Director or their designee .

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Clinical Nursing: Practices safe, effective and appropriate clinical nursing in accordance with UHC policies and procedures and within the scope of the RN Nurse Practice Act of Georgia. Provides culturally sensitive and age-specific nursing care to patients of the University Health Center. Demonstrates the ability to administer medications and IV therapy accurately and safely. Performs and documents patient assessments, nursing interventions, education, follow up care, treatment, and services. Manages patient flow in the clinic. Triages patients and identifies appropriate disposition for care. Refers patients to providers and coordinates care throughout the visit and in follow-up to other providers and services. Updates patient medical registries as needed. Supports the work of other clinic team members including scheduling visits, billing, data entry, ordering, and other clinic and Health Center functions. Provides patients with needed information about diagnostic procedures, treatments, and charges as indicated.

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Patient Education: Identifies learning needs, and provides education that meets the physical, psychological, social, and cultural needs of the patient. Provides individualized teaching including ongoing evaluation of patient understanding and compliance. Makes appropriate modifications in instructional techniques for age-related and individual learning needs. Assists with development of new interventions, tools, and methods of teaching. Collaborates with other UHC staff in addressing educational need of patients.

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Leadership: Demonstrates effective leadership skills and supports UHC mission, vision, and values. Exhibits professional knowledge, self-direction, accountability, and the ability to use sound judgment. Provides clinical direction to clinic assistants and administrative assistants. Collaborates with medical providers in directing patient care and outcomes. Supervises clinic operations and staff in the absence of the Clinic Manager. Resolves patient and family concerns and complaints. Demonstrates professional presentation in dress, grooming, and work habits. Demonstrates commitment to organizational goals and the improvement of patient care.

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Posted: 11/13/2020
Application Due: 1/12/2021
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