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Licensed Practical Nurse

Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

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Licensed Practical Nurse

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Full-time or Part-time::

Full Time


Health Services

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Hiring Range::

$37,287.00 - $43,200.00

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Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

Student Health Services primary purpose is to provide for the high quality and cost-effective health care and well-being for the
students of Fayetteville State University, to be cost effective and to assist the students
during this transition period in maintaining a state of health that will allow them to be
successful as a college student and to become a college graduate with no change or minimal change in their health status. Student Health fosters teaching new health
awareness skills that will become a lifelong health habit. If the student should experience an alteration in their health status, then the Student Health Services Staff will assist in helping them transition to a higher level or different level of care and to return to their optimum state of health and as soon as feasible return to their normal activities.

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The primary purpose of the Licensed Practical Nurse is to assist in the delivery of
health care to the students enrolled at Fayetteville State University. The Licensed
Practical Nurse (LPN)is responsible for applying the North Carolina State Board of Nursing components of the Licensed Practical Nurse Scope of Practice to include, patient assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, reporting and recording, collaborating, patient teaching, and accepting responsibility for practice.
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to: gathering data and documenting student symptoms, carrying out prescribed treatments, administering medications, doing patient teaching in health promotion, reporting changes in patient’s condition, assisting the provider during clinic hours and with special procedures, and documenting observations as care is rendered.

Description of Work Continued::

The Licensed Practical Nurse is assigned a shift which may include some after hours
call and call back. Must be available to work any and all normal clinic hours. The Licensed Practical Nurse sometimes functions alone on different shifts or assignments. S/he maybe in charge and has the responsibility for delivery of routine care, assuring that supplies and equipment are available for the regular clinic hours and performing controls on lab supplies. He/she must communicate with local health care providers about referrals and continuity of care for the student.

Direct Patient Care

a. Conduct sick call.
b. Collect data for acutely ill or injured to ensure immediate care, notify Director &/or
provider when patients conditions warrants immediate attention or change in plan of
c. Assist in coordinating ease of flow of clinic operations.
d. Obtain chief compliant, medical history, and vital signs.
e. Assist provider with routine examinations, routine lab work, and special
f. Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by physician provider, i.e. assist with suturing, removing sutures, ear and eye irritations, apply dressings, hot soaks,
compresses, splints, slings, giving allergy injections, immunizations, and recording
results, administer oxygen, observe for desired effects, adverse reactions and notify
Director and/or Provider.
g. Be able to dispense medications per established protocols and clinic formulary. Counsel students with appropriate information, cautions, and warning pertaining to standard-in-house medications. Insure each medication is accompanied by appropriate written patient information. Record appropriate information on in-house daily prescription log, to include, patient name, date, medication, strength, quantity, lot number, and expiration date.
h. Health promotion teaching. Teach and model a healthy lifestyle.
hi. Communicate with off campus health care providers for referrals and continuity of
i. Schedule off campus appointments, receive x-ray reports, lab reports, and reports
from local emergency departments for follow up care.
j. Arrange for referrals, may include assisting with transportation.
k. Maintain confidentiality.
l. Make nursing care decisions based on policies and procedures, and standing
orders of the Student Health Service.
m. Notify Director of all emergencies.
no. Document pertinent observations and treatment rendered.
o. Administer medications per standing order or provider orders, to include injections.
p. Maintain supplies and equipment for clinic hours.
q. Give complete verbal report to oncoming staffers. Notify the Director and/or provider counsel with of any students that are experiencing an emotional crisis and make referrals as needed.

Indirect Patient Care

a. Keep legal medical records, documenting pertinent data on appropriate forms. Must have familiarity with an electronic medical record system
b. Screen health forms for compliance with the North Carolina Immunization Law.
c. Teach and model proper health habits and preventive medicine to student.
d. Assist in restocking medications and supplies as needed.
e. Prepare clinic for next shift. Must be ready to receive students at all times.
f. Maintain positive public relations with students, families, and university family.
g. Annually renew CPR certificate. Annually renew OSHA certificate
h. Maintenance of Student Health Service building for safe and clean clinical environment.
i. Attend applicable workshops and continuing education programs concerning
delivery of health care and nursing skills.
j. Keep daily logs.
k. Perform administrative duties such as answering telephone and scheduling appointments work as receptionist as needed. Assist with secretarial duties as needed.
l. Maintain current knowledge of health care resources available for students off

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

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

Knowledge skills and abilities::

It is essential that the Licensed Practical Nurse have considerable knowledge of
nursing techniques, patient care, and treatment of conditions of college age students and the skills to apply this knowledge. He/she must know and understand how to use appropriate equipment in the clinical area. He/she should be able to observe Student Health Services Policies and Procedures in the clinical setting and have considerable knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene, basic health and safety practices applicable to the clinical area. This person should be knowledgeable in all areas of responsibility, and in the delivery of quality health care. He/she must maintain current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) skills. The LPN must make objective and accurate clinical observations of patient’s condition and possess ability to remain in control and function efficiently in an emergency and in stressful situations. S/he must establish and maintain an effective working relationship with patients, families, co-workers and the university community.

Preferred Qualifications::

A minimum of two years work experience as a practical nurse. Additional skills would be beneficial such as communication, oral and written; organizational, decision making, interviewing, and the listening and understanding of adolescent /young adult development.

Licensed Practical Nurse Diploma

Current Basic Life Support Card

Minimum two years of experience in one or more of the following settings: hospital, outpatient clinic or primary care setting, health department, emergency room, university/higher education clinical setting, and/or urgent care

Closing Date::


Open Until Filled::


Other Information:

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.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.


Working at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a member of the prestigious University of North Carolina System. Situated in southeastern North Carolina, FSU prides itself in being in one of the most diverse cities in the country and neighbor to one of the nation’s largest military installations – Fort Bragg.

FSU has a rich history that serves as genesis for its current status as a leading institution of higher learning. A year after the Civil War ended, the Phillips School provided primary education to Fayetteville’s black citizens, and the Sumner School provided intermediate education for this population. The two schools were consolidated in 1869 and dedicated in April of that year as the Howard School, in honor of the Freedman’s Bureau chief General O.O. Howard. Seven prominent African-American men pooled $136 to purchase two lots for the first building that housed the Howard School. Robert Harris was named the first principal of the Howard School.

In 1877, the Howard School became not just the first public normal school for African Americans in North Carolina but also the first state-sponsored institution for the education of African-American teachers in the South. It was renamed the State Colored Normal School in Fayetteville that year, Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, Fayetteville State College in 1963, and Fayetteville State University in 1969.

While FSU’s roots are as a teacher education institution, it now offers nearly 70 degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Many of the programs are accredited by the top agencies. The university’s School of Business and Economics is endorsed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies for business programs in higher education. Currently, less than one-third of U.S. business programs and only 15% of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Receipt of this distinguished accreditation provides evidence that FSU’s School of Business and Economics has established itself as a leader among business schools. Additionally, the Master of Business Administration program has been cited by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review as one of the best graduate business school programs in the country. The Department of Criminal Justice is accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). FSU’s criminal justice program is the only such program in North Carolina to hold ACJS certification.

FSU is rapidly becoming a center for research and technology. In spring 2010, the university, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, cut the ribbon on the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center. The center is home to the electron microprobe, an advanced imaging tool that magnifies objects up to 300,000 times.

FSU is a partner in the community. The institution has formulated a strong relationship with the local municipality and with civic and social organizations in the area. The institution enjoys its partnership with its military neighbors. In the coming years, as a result of Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC), Fort Bragg will be home to more than 50,000 soldiers and some of the nation’s top military brass. To address their educational needs, FSU has implemented a degree in intelligence studies with plans to offer more academic programs with the military in mind.

Students who come to FSU know they will be learning in a nurturing environment from some of the top scholars in their respective fields. As they matriculate, they know their degrees will prepare them to be 21st century global scholars, change agents, and contributing members of society.

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