Clinical Registered Nurse

Job Details

Job no: 514822
Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Nursing Services
Union: PSU
Categories: Health & Medical Services, Counseling/Health/Wellness

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Clinical Nurse Manager, in collaboration with other health care providers, is responsible for the triage, assessment and patient care of illness, injury and general health concerns for all patients using University Health Services (UHS). Nursing services are provided during regular clinic hours which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for age appropriate nursing care through the nursing process. Determines the severity of the patient's problem based upon data collection and patient history and identifies the routine, urgent or emergent nature involved. This is accomplished by telephone interaction with the patient or in person (walk-in patients).
  • Provides nursing care, treatment, medications, and patient care plans as ordered by the provider (MD/NP/PA). Accurately and appropriately communicates and documents patient response to care and change in patient condition.
  • Acquires and maintains current knowledge in nursing practice, including a working knowledge of emergency procedures, equipment and supplies. Keeps precise problem oriented health records. Considers factors relating to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning and delivering patient care. Uses Universal Precautions when exposed to blood and body fluids.
  • Adheres to policies and procedures of UHS. Participates in regularly scheduled nursing meetings, committees and task forces. Participates in programs of quality improvement, peer review, and continuing education. Participates in RN Clinical rotation and provides coverage for allergy/travel RN, as needed.
  • Responsible for patient education such as prevention, healthy lifestyle promotion, age appropriate health concerns and appropriate use and access of medical services.
  • Performs related duties as assigned or required to meet Department, Executive Area/Division, and University goals and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited BSN degree program and three (3) years progressively responsible general clinical experience or Associate’s degree from an accredited relevant field and five (5) years clinical experience equivalent to the BSN.
  • Current license to practice professional nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Certified in basic CPR at hire and bi-annually renewed.


  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to lift and transfer patients.
  • Understands responsibilities with respect to Title IX, Clery and other compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrates capacity, skill and willingness to engage students and contribute to student success.
  • Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy.
  • Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
  • Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  • Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosure to others.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Typical Walk-In Health Care Clinic Environment and Activity.
  • Ability to lift and transfer patients.

Work Schedule

37.5 hours per week. Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Salary Information

Level 29

PSU Salary Schedule

Special Instructions for Applicants

Please submit a resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. Search may remain open until filled.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Jun 30 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
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The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the preeminent public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts—often called “The top college town in North America”—the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. 

As one of the nation's top public research universities – as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding – the campus spends more than $180 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. The university works in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunities for students, faculty and the public. 

Eight schools and colleges offer more than 85 undergraduate majors, 68 master’s and 48 doctoral degree programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and world. UMass Amherst is also home to New England's premier honors college.

The 1,159 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers and the campus has regularly been listed among the top performers in terms of faculty awards. With over 24,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries, the student body is the most academically successful in the history of the campus. Students participate in 240 organizations, 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, extensive intramurals, living-learning residence halls, community service, and internships. With one of the largest residential life systems in the nation, UMass Amherst houses approximately 12,000 students on campus. The university is enjoying a facilities renaissance, including new buildings in the sciences, the arts, and recreation. UMass Amherst is part of the Five College consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst colleges.

As an employer, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national leader in developing family-friendly policies, benefits and amenities designed to help faculty members develop both productive careers and satisfying personal lives. The university offers one of the nation’s most generous parental leave policies. The university is also part of the Academic Career Network, a regional consortium formed to serve dual-career couples and encourage greater diversity in the academy.


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