Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
DEPARTMENT: Student Health Center (SHC)
- Provides primary care to Fairfield University students in collaboration with the SHC Physician
- Provides operational support to the SHC
- Provides individual health education to patients and provides health education outreach to Fairfield University students
UNUSUAL WORK CONDITIONS: Access to confidential medical information; ability to function during peak periods of demand for health care; exposure to all types of illnesses and blood borne pathogens.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL NEEDED:
EDUCATION: Master of Science in Nursing degree
- CT Registered Nurse license
- CT Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license
- ANCC Accreditation (or equivalent) as an Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner
- CPR certification is required
EXPERIENCE: 3-5 years APRN nursing experience, demonstrated interpersonal skills.
REPORTS TO: Director of Health Center
Provide primary care to Fairfield University students in the Student Health Center (SHC) in collaboration with the SHC Physician as authorized by the CT Nurse Practice Act and in a manner consistent with Fairfield University Mission and Identity. This involves: conducting physical assessments; ordering diagnostic testing, as appropriate, which may include laboratory testing or certain diagnostic imaging tests; implementing treatment plans which may include ordering and dispensing prescription medication, specialty referrals and patient education. Provide health education outreach in various forms (e.g. dorm talks, health literature development, mentoring student groups with a health education focus). Assist the SHC Director and the CT Department of Health in the identification and management of infectious disease outbreaks in the University community. Document all clinical encounters in the student’s medical record in accordance with the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Function as a patient advocate as indicated. Assist the SHC Director with the development and maintenance of SHC Clinical Policies and Procedures. Assist the SHC Director with the implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive Quality Assurance program. Support the SHC RN staff and the SHC Operations Assistant as needed. Participate in the professional growth and development of the department. This involves: Monitoring developments in health care through membership in professional associations, attendance at workshops and seminars, and in the reading of professional literature Promoting an image of efficiency and courtesy throughout the University community Attending departmental staff meetings as requested Recommending improvements in policies and procedures that may lead to more effective and comprehensive health care for the students Supporting the SHC/University mission Perform other health care and administrative functions or duties as appropriate. Promote safe and secure working conditions. This involves: Promoting the proper utilization of equipment and materials Notifying the SHC Director immediately of any unsafe working conditions Adhering to Infection Control Policies and Procedures Maintaining required clinical competencies. Participates in SHC committee work as assigned by the SHC Director; Examples include: The SHC Risk Management Committee which is charged with implementing and maintaining a program of risk management designed to protect the life and welfare of the SHC’s patients and employees. The SHC Quality Improvement Committee which is charged with setting the quality improvement priorities and standards, as well as the oversight, coordination and development of quality improvement activities.
FUNCTIONS REQUIRING SPECIAL PRIVILEGING:
- Performing vaginal wet mounts
Duties may be changed and/or be added at any time.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Student Affairs - Nurses
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Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.
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