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Staff Nurse

Employer
Colgate University
Location
Hamilton, NY
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Job Details

Job Category:

Professional/Administrative

Position Title:

Staff Nurse

Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Division:

Dean of the College

Department:

Student Health Services

Department Statement:

The Colgate Student Health Center provides convenient, high quality and cost effective care to a diverse group of students. Functioning as the primary care provider, the Student Health Center offers routine medical care, women’s and men’s health, and mental health services, while also promoting wellness through health education. The Student Health Center frequently partners with the university Counseling Center and Shaw Wellness Institute to provide a holistic approach to health and wellness.

Learn more about Colgate University and the Dean of the College Division by reviewing A Candidate’s Guide to Colgate.

Accountabilities:

Specifically, the Staff Nurse assists university physician, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in providing health care and health information to 3000 students. Performs nursing assessments, simple laboratory procedures, draws blood and administers injections. Counsels and educates students in preventative and self care. Areas of focus include responsibility for:

  • providing accurate and effective triage and nursing diagnoses;
  • appropriately following protocol with respect to documentation and communicating student health information to impacted stakeholders;
  • as assigned, may be accountable for efficient and effective operation of specific clinics (e.g. allergy shot clinic, travel clinics, satellite clinic).

This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.

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Direct Patient Care

Description:

Demonstrated ability to efficiently and accurately evaluate and triage patients. Demonstrated ability to execute treatments plans as prescribed by health care provider. Demonstrated ability to execute protocols related to patient care.

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Customer Service

Description:

Demonstrated ability to communicate with and engage patients and the campus community to understand, guide, answer questions within their scope of practice. Maintain confidentiality of healthcare protected information (HPI).
Licensure: Licensure and Certifications Maintenance of New York State licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. Maintenance of BLS/AED certification for the healthcare professional.
Maintenance of annual OSHA and blood-borne pathogen training.

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Networking

Description:

Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships and collaborate with numerous local, regional and national health groups to provide medical and broad health services. Ability to work effectively with local healthcare organizations (e.g. hospitals, EMS, county health groups, volunteer groups, and vendors). Demonstrated ability to advance student health initiatives via development of collaborative relationships with other campus resources.

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Training/Education

Description:

Demonstrated ability to effectively teach healthcare concepts to patients and non-healthcare professionals.

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Systems and Equipment

Description:

Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently use the electronic medical record system consistent with privileges associated with the position’s required professional licensure. Demonstrated ability to effectively use medical equipment and process lab samples consistent with procedures associated with the position’s required professional licensure.

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Administrative

Description:

Demonstrated ability to effectively and consistently apply time management, problem solving, and planning skills in the implementation of processes or programs. Demonstrated ability to effectively use technical solutions to assist in the collection/maintenance of key data and records and within university, division and department guidelines. Demonstrated ability to consistently meet functional accountabilities while staying within assigned budget constraints.

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Personal Accountability for Results

Description:

Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.

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Effective Communication

Description:

Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.

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Problem Solving and Decision Making

Description:

Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.

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Change Management

Description:

Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.

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Leadership and Teamwork

Description:

Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.

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Creativity and Innovation

Description:

Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Description:

Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.

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Sustainability

Description:

Understands the impact of decision making and personal behavior in achieving the university’s commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutral campus; supports and advances the university’s sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications:

- A minimum of one year of experience as an RN in a healthcare setting responsible for direct patient care.
- Previous experience working in a fast-paced environment and experience with EMR software systems, the development of policies and procedures, and quality improvement (QI) programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience in an office environment working with student populations is preferred.

Education:

An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is required.

Certifications:

Must possess current New York State licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse and current BLS/AED certification for the healthcare professional. Maintenance of New York State licensure and BLS/AED healthcare professional certification and maintenance of annual OSHA and blood borne pathogen training required.

Other Information:

This is a 10 month position, working full-time for the months of August – May.

Requisition Number:

2021S106Posting

Temporary:

No

Work Schedule:

Weekdays, with occasional weekends.

Job Open Date:

10/21/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act:

CAMPUS CRIME REPORTING AND STATISTICS
The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at [email protected]. You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at: www.colgate.edu/offices/support/campussafety.

Organization

Colgate is a nationally recognized liberal arts college set on a beautiful campus in central New York.

Some 2,900 undergraduates are enrolled in 54 programs, taking advantage of the university's award-winning curriculumoff-campus study program, and numerous research opportunities.

Students enjoy small class sizes taught by expert faculty members -- not teaching assistants.

The university’s strategic plan offers a blueprint for turning today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders, joining the scores of alumni already playing major roles in a variety of fields. The Center for Career Services is a key player as students make this transition.

Colgate hums with activity. It is a place where the arts thrive. Student-athletes compete at the very highest level of NCAA Division I sports. There are dozens of club and intramural sports programs, and the college’s outdoor education program is second to none.

Above all, Colgate is about academic excellence. It is a tradition forged in 1819 and honed through the years by each class of select students.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students, staff, and faculty in local, national, and global communities. At Colgate, we feel that a diverse and inclusive community is a cornerstone of educational excellence.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students, staff, and faculty in local, national, and global communities. At Colgate, we feel that a diverse and inclusive community is a cornerstone of educational excellence.

The Office of Equity and Diversity at Colgate is charged with fostering a diverse and collaborative community by increasing understanding, respect and inclusion. It is the mission of the office to support campus diversity initiatives with the goal of increasing understanding, respect and inclusion, and to ensure compliance with policies relating to affirmative action, discrimination, and harassment.  The university’s strong commitment to equal opportunity and inclusivity is clearly articulated in the diversity mission statement found here.  The university strives to provide an environment where everyone in our community can learn about, appreciate, and celebrate our diverse cultures and gain understanding, knowledge and skills to be engaged citizens locally as well as globally.

Colgate University fully subscribes to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in private institutions of higher education. Colgate will not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any complaint process at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. This nondiscrimination policy covers both employment and access to educational opportunities.  It is the policy of the university to provide equal opportunity in employment and not to discriminate against any individuals with disabilities who are qualified for employment in the positions for which they apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

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