University Nurse - 9 months

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Job Summary

Kutztown University is accepting applications to fill two (2) University Registered Nurse (9-month) positions for the upcoming academic year. The University Nurse is responsible for providing professional nursing services to all eligible students and works in collaboration with other Student Affairs professionals and Academic Departments to enhance students’ experience, success, and retention by promoting health and wellness.
The University Nurse is responsible for providing professional nursing services in the University for students with injury, illness, and prevention needs. Work efforts are primarily directed toward the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of the physical and mental health of our students; providing nursing assessment and treatment in accordance with established protocols and standards of care; and guiding students to make informed decisions about their health. The University Nurse is also responsible to function as a team member and is expected to utilize their experience and skill in collaboration with their colleagues. The University Nurse often will need to be autonomous and is required to possess the clinical experience to assess, evaluate, treat or refer to a provider as needed.

Compensation Package: $43,530.00 (9-months), plus comprehensive benefits, including:

  • Schedule - Monday – Friday dayshift hours, 9-month position – no weekends, nights, or holidays, and summers off!
  • Paid Time Off – Generous personal, vacation, & sick leave banks, and the University is closed the last week of December for winter break.
  • Medical insurance – Low bi-weekly premium for medical benefits, and dental & vision benefits at no cost, with coverage starting on the first day of employment for employee and all dependents.
  • Group life insurance – Equal to annual salary (up to $40,000) at no cost to the employee.
  • Voluntary Group Life and Accident Insurance– Available for purchase at low rates for additional employee coverage as well as coverage for spouse and children.
  • Long Term Disability Insurance – Available for purchase at low rates with either a 90 or 180-day waiting period.
  • Retirement – 2 plan options.
  • Bachelor’s Degree tuition waiver
  • Minimum Qualifications

    • Current, unrestricted Pennsylvania professional registered nursing license.
    • BSN or diploma in nursing.
    • BLS CPR & AED certification
    • Minimum of three (3) years professional nursing experience in a college health center, emergency, ambulatory care, behavioral health, acute or primary care setting.
    Required Skills
    • Possess critical thinking skills, work autonomously in accordance with scope of practice, and ability to make sound judgments based upon current nursing standards and ethics
    • Demonstrate a commitment to provide nonjudgmental, compassionate care to a diverse student population in an equitable and inclusive manner.
    • Ability to multi-task, work independently and as part of a team.
    • Must have interpersonal skills to courteously engage with students and staff members to effectively achieve desired goals.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of the medical needs of college-aged students.
    • Experience with phlebotomy, injections, TB skin testing, collection of body fluid samples, and preparation of specimens for testing and/or transportation to affiliate laboratory.
    • Prior experience working with adolescent/young adult population.
    Supplemental Information

    Applications & Resumes will be accepted until position is filled, however; to ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than close of business October 30, 2022.

    All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application/resume system ONLY. Please do not fax, mail, or e-mail any documentation.

    Successful interview, reference checks, background clearances (PA Criminal, Child Abuse Clearance & FBI Clearance), and demonstration of ability are requisite qualifications for all positions.

    The University is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.

    Kutztown University is an AA/EOE/member of the PA State System of Higher Education and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.

    Non-Discrimination Statement
    Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University's Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at [email protected] or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by e-mail at [email protected].


    Working at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

    Comprising five colleges - Visual and Performing Arts, Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Graduate Studies - Kutztown University offers a diverse range of excellent academic programs to prepare individuals for successful careers.

    Located on 325 acres in Kutztown (population:4,500), the university is 20 miles from both Reading and Allentown, 90 miles from Philadelphia and 100 miles from New York City. LVI International Airport is 25 minutes from campus. The campus is in a beautiful rural Pennsylvania Dutch community, an easy walk from the borough of Kutztown which has ample stores and shops to meet the needs of students.

    Currently, 10,193 students are enrolled at the university from 26 states and 51 nations. About half of the undergraduates live in residence halls; the rest live at home or in nearby apartments. A well-rounded program of athletic, cultural, and social events and activities satisfies nearly every taste.

    We have 330 full-time faculty members and boast a favorable 19:1 student-faculty ratio. Sixty percent of our faculty have doctorates, 39% earned master's degrees and 1% have bachelor's degrees.

    Kutztown University is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (MSACS); professionally by the National Council of Teacher Education and National League of Nursing.

    Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. The Board of Governors oversees the State System which includes Pennsylvania's fourteen public universities. The Council of Trustees is the local governing body for Kutztown University. The Officers of Administration for the University are the President and members of the President's Cabinet. 

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