Professional Nurse - Journey

Job description

Job Title:

Professional Nurse - Journey

Position Number:


Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates



Department Homepage:

Advertising Department:



Student Affairs

Classification Title:

14101 Professional Nurse

Competency Level:

2 - Journey

Working Title:

Professional Nurse - Journey

Number of Vacancies:


Full Time Equivalent (FTE):


Full Time or Part Time:

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

$39,152 - $68,472

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$39,152 - $61,687

Salary Grade Equivalency:


Work Schedule:

M-F -Occasional weekend..This is a 9 month position

Work Hours:


Position Location (City):


Job Category:

Staff - Professional

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Division of Student Affairs actively supports the University’s missions of education, research, and service by providing comprehensive programs and services to assist each student in developing intellectually, socially, morally, and culturally. The Division anticipates students’ developmental needs throughout their collegiate experiences and promotes students development by fostering a community of learning, which encourages individual student involvement and participation. The Division of Student Affairs provides a broad range of support services, activities, and programs that seek to: Assist students in developing respect and appreciation for individual differences, interpersonal civility, and human rights. Enhance the learning environment, facilitate retention, and optimize the student experience. Accommodate the diverse needs of all students. Support a community environment that is welcoming, safe, and secure. Assist students in meeting their basic needs for housing, nutrition, and physical and emotional well-being. Provide the means for students to become active participants and leaders in their own learning. Assist students in developing logical thought processes and sound decision-making skills. Assist students in developing an appreciation of the arts. Moreover, the division seeks to contribute to the development of the whole individual by fostering in each student a deeper appreciation of the importance of life-long learning, individual responsibility, and human diversity. Through collaboration, the division provides programs and services that are grounded in theory, assessment, and sound practice

The Student Health Service of East Carolina University is a separate and distinct department within the Division of Student Life and is charged with the responsibility of providing health care for its student body which now exceeds 21,000 persons. The primary care encompasses delivery of acute medical care; preventive medical care; wellness education, mental health care; laboratory and pharmaceutical services; therapeutic massage; administrative support services; and advisory and educational assistance to other university departments, i.e., Athletics, Intramural Recreation Services, Health Physical Education Recreation and Safety, and other departments of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Student Health Service is mandated by the University of the State of North Carolina to deliver “state of the arts” medical care economically to all fee-paying students through a pre-determined budget. These services are utilized currently at a rate of 40,000 patient visits annually and are administered by a staff of sixty-five persons through eight different sections within the Department. The diverse medical needs of the ECU Student Body require that the SHS be a multi-functional and constantly changing department.

Job Duties :

Duties of this position include but are not limited to:A. Identify and document patient’s needs. B. Prepare student for exam or procedure. C. Anticipates provider’s needs and have needed supplies available. D. Assist provider with exam/treatments as needed. E. Administer medication as ordered by provider. F. Orient patients to services at SHS. G. Provide follow up instructions and counseling to students regarding prevention, treatment and medication. H. Provide documentation of individual patient care through nursing interviews, nursing discharge, and the utilization of SHS forms. I. Recognize changes in patient status and appropriately communicate verbally and in writing to the provider. J. Identify learning needs of patients, their families and friends. K. Assist in setting goals for assessed needs. L. Implement and evaluate care and teaching. M. Accurately assess, plan, and intervene in the care of patients seen in the Urgent care area based on Student Health Service Nurse Assessment Protocol. This involves triaging of patients according to the acuity of their health problem. Patient care is initiated by the triage nurse in all triage categories (acute, same day, appointment and nurse visit) based on nursing judgment and needs of the student. If patient fits into the nurse visit category, the nurse will be the health care provider for the visit. He/She will formulate the nursing diagnosis, provide health care based on the Nursing Assessment Protocol, educate the patient on the use of the self-care clinic, review health care instruction sheets for specific complaints, obtain appropriate specimen when necessary, and instruct student of self-evaluation of effectiveness of treatment received. N. If needed, the Registered nurse will function as the rapid care nurse. 1) Administration of allergy vaccines per allergist’s instructions to include assessment, education and consent. 2) Recognize allergy vaccine reactions requiring immediate and or emergency intervention. 3) Administration of immunizations and vaccines with consent. 4) Repeat BP’s and specimen collection (throat and urine) per provider specifications. 5) Function in the role of employee health nurse for SHS by monitoring SHS employee’s needs for annual vaccination and or immunizations. 6) Organize outreach programs. 7) Administration of injectable contraceptives and other prescribed cyclic medications. Rotates as telephone triage nurse: 1) Triage patient’s calls and other related calls using approved protocols and/or provider consultation. 2) Advise appropriate process of health care access at SHS. Refer patients to appointments or for an onsite evaluation through Urgent Care. 4) Provide education relation to preventative and palliative measures. 5) Refer emergency calls to 911. 6) Document calls including assessment, plan of care and/or instructions given. 7) Assists appointment secretary and/or receptionist as needed in guiding patients on how to appropriately access care at the SHS. 8) Manage and directs calls from outside offices and pharmacies appropriately. If needed, functions as the tracking nurse. 1) Refer to job description and work plan for detail. Equipment, Supplies, and Inventory. Participate in maintaining annual inventory record for unit. Maintain supplies in the assigned area. Participate in checking emergency equipment, narcotics and keeping log as assigned. Other Responsibilities: A. Provide feedback to the nurse manager on day-to-day activities. B. Maintain awareness of interdepartmental relationships, i.e., attempt to bridge communication problems. C. Follow organizational policies and procedures. D. Supervise assigned personnel in the work area during work hours. E. Present self as a professional role model for peers, students, and other health care personnel. F. Attend nursing staff meetings. G. Attend in-house educational programs and local and regional continuing education programs that are relevant to work. H. Attend and actively participate in assigned committees.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina.

License or Certification required by statute or regulation:


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina

Minimum of two years of nursing experience in a professional medical setting

License or Certification required by the Department:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.

Job Open Date:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date; If no closing date is indicated, the position will be posted until filled and may close at any time after the recruitment has been completed. :


Open Until Filled:


Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting:

Alternate option:

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment:

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information:

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 1/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time