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Assistant Director, Nursing, Department of Student Health Service

Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-04
Req: R0003178
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Job Description Summary

The Assistant Director of Nursing - SHS will occupy a vital leadership role within Wake Forest University Student Health Service. Directs, and/or participates in nursing services. Supervises nursing staff. Serving as a key thought partner with, the Student Health Service Leadership Team in support of, and vision for, comprehensive student wellbeing at Wake Forest University. This is a full time 12 month position.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

Major Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Directs nursing functions including orientation, performance, and duty descriptions, scheduling, payroll, and professional development for outpatient clinic, observation unit, after-hours unit (when utilized), and allergy and immunization clinics.

  • Provides 24-hour accessibility for nursing clinical concerns and questions during the academic year.

  • Recommends nurse recruitment, hiring, and discharge.

  • Provides patient assessment and care.

  • Oversee the ordering and budget for clinical supplies.

  • Work with outside vendors to coordinate and maintain clinical equipment, clinic supplies, laundry supplies, and temporary staffing needs. Maintains budget related to these areas.

  • Ability to be a positive contributor to and leader of a team-based inter-professional environment with an innovative, improvement-oriented culture. Ability to diffuse emergency situations with a strong, yet compassionate, approach.

  • Knowledge of policy and procedure structure, development, and adherence. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information

  • Coordinate on-call nursing schedules for times when the clinic is closed.

  • Works within the EHR system to develop scenarios for nursing staff. Troubleshoots as needed

  • Speak to Student Groups as requested

  • As needed, draws blood, collects other specimen, performs approved laboratory tests (such as strep screen and urine dipstick), prepares specimen for reference lab.

  • Establishes and monitors nursing component of quality assurance program.

  • Assists with planning, implementation, and maintenance of regulatory compliance standards such as Bloodborne Pathogen, Hazard Communication, and Infectious Disease.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Serves as primary nurse during summer clinic hours as needed.

Other Functions:

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

  • Serves as a member of the Student Health Service Leadership Team.

  • Assists with quality improvement processes including (but not limited to) accreditation, continuing education for nursing staff, and day-to-day performance of nursing staff.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • BS in Nursing or 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.

  • Skilled in nursing supervisory functions and management functions.

  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to building a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming organization.

  • Knowledge of Infection Control, HazCom, BBP, HIPPA, and other appropriate health care practice standards.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with SHS staff and patients.

  • Ability to organize and coordinate works schedules and workflow.

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

  • Ability to perform phlebotomy and intravenous procedures.

  • Knowledge of procedures and stands for administration of medication.

  • Proficient in the use of MS Windows software and Electronic Medical Records.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a management team.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Previous college health experience.

  • Demonstrated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work for staff and team development.

  • AHA BLS Instructor.

  • Demonstrated experience leading highly effective nursing teams.


Supervises RN and CMA staff including scheduling, assigning work, reviewing performance, annual competency verification, recommending salary increases, promotions, or discharges.

  • Works under minimal supervision.

  • Works under license as Registered Nurse by NC Board of Nursing.

  • Recommends, tracks, and monitors specific budget items.

  • Responsible for verification of RN and CMA license status with NC Board of Nursing.

  • Assures that nurses’ actions meet standards established by NC Board of Nursing, ANA Standards of College Health Nursing Practice, CLIA, OSHA, and applicable standards.

  • Directly supervises Lead RN and Case Manager/RN positions and all nursing staff (RN, CMAs).

Additional Job Description

Priority review will be given to applications received by March 29, 2021.

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.


Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.​

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, NC, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene.

Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town (

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