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Registered Nurse

Employer
Hamilton College
Location
Clinton, NY
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Registered Nurse

Location:
Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Nov 29, 2021
Description:

This is a non-exempt part time position with a 75% work schedule (1365 hours per year).  Full time (35 hours per week) during the academic year with summers off. 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform triage on patients both by phone & in person, assess need & schedule as warranted, and document pertinent patient information in chart, not limited to but including allergies, current medications, vital signs, and overall health information.
  • Follow established written protocols, and conduct any screening tests as required.
  • Administer medications, immunizations, and other therapeutic or diagnostic procedures (blood tests, eye exams, ear irrigation, etc.) within the framework of established protocols.
  • Provide individual patient teaching, health education counseling, and act as a patient advocate.
  • Work with various equipment: laptop/docking station, laboratory equipment (centrifuge, refrigerators), office equipment (copier, fax), and clinic equipment (scales, otoscope, BP cuff, etc.). Monitor all equipment for maintenance and repair. Notify supervisor of any issues in a timely fashion.
  • Annually review RN protocols and procedures and provide updates in collaboration with other office staff and practitioners as they develop.  This includes keeping current on new trends and sharing medical knowledge with co-workers.
  • Assist in maintenance of inventories for immunizations, medications, and health related supplies. 
  • Perform point of care laboratory testing as required to include rapid strep tests, rapid mono tests, urine dips, urine pregnancy tests, and assist with hemoccult testing as needed. 
  • Maintain a safe and comfortable work environment by cleaning equipment regularly and wiping down exams rooms between encounters.
  • Proficiency with travel counseling and vaccinations is preferred.  Review travel itinerary for students planning to travel/study abroad and review CDC guidelines with such students, including updating their immunizations as recommended and arranging for travel medications when indicated.  Collaborate with on campus clinicians for maintaining care of such students.  Communicate with study abroad program when needed.  Meet with special groups that have scheduled travel during the semester in order to educate group with CDC recommendations and work with individuals needing further supports for their upcoming trip.
  • Maintain accurate and complete documentation of all interactions involving patient care.  This includes SOAP notes, progress notes, official logs and records.  This also includes review of incoming student required health information, verifying student vaccination records and making sure information is accurately noted in our ICM module, following up with all students that have outstanding requirements.
  • Participate in internal and external quality assurance activities designed to evaluate and improve college health services
  • Maintain certification in nursing field by maintaining licenses without any lapses, maintaining malpractice insurance, keeping BLS certification current, maintaining infections control certification, as well as HIPAA certifications per state and/or campus guidelines.

Qualifications:

Degree from an accredited school of nursing.  Current license to practice in New York State and BLS certification and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in nursing required. 

Demonstrated assessment skills, decision making, and patient education skills required.  Phlebotomy skills and college health and/or travel health experience preferred.

Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.


Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Organization

Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at hamilton.edu/facts.

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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Telephone
315-859-4011
Location
198 College Hill Road
Clinton
New York
13323
United States
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