Registered Nurse - University Health & Counseling Services - 16587

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of University Health and Counseling Services at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater seeks a Registered Nurse.

Reappointment for subsequent terms is dependent upon needs of the position, university funding and external forces.


Provides professional nursing services for the student body. Primary responsibilities include assisting with contact tracing activities and act as resource for campus COVID hotline and clinic calls. This position would participate in testing and follow-up of testing results of students including communication with those students that are in isolation. Utilizing advanced assessment skills and nursing protocols the Student Health Nurse will participate in triage activities at the front desk area. This role will facilitate a campus-wide immunization campaign encouraging students to receive their influenza vaccine as well as other needed vaccines. This position will be a flexible work schedule which may include some evenings.

This appointment is less than 1.0 FTE (40hrs/week) and is benefit-eligible based on number of hours. This appointment is 4-5days/week during the academic year and reduced during breaks and the summer months (Mid-May through Mid-August) . FTE negotiable based on UHCS and candidate needs and will be agreed-upon prior to employment.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Unrestricted WI RN license
  • Current CPR
  • One year of ambulatory clinic nursing
  • Experience in Nursing Triage and use of protocols
Desired Qualifications
  • 3 years experience as primary nurse in ambulatory primary care setting providing direct patient care
  • Experience with contact tracing
  • Awareness of issues and requirements related to COVID.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients regarding care, treatment plans and follow up.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful, urgent situations
  • Ability to conduct patient assessments and recommend and implement appropriate plan of care
  • Ability to function independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to follow the principles of civility.
  • Proficiency with public speaking.
  • Ability to travel independently to attend meetings, conferences and professional development programs as needed whether on campus or otherwise.
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills

  1. Demonstrates empathy, caring, and understanding of students and their needs when seeking health care.
  2. Willingly anticipate, identify and adopt change.
  3. Continually seeks methods and opportunities to improve the quality of care delivered to students.
  4. Applies ethical and legal principles to the collection, use, and dissemination of medical information.
  5. Maintains appropriate standards of safety, hygiene and infection control for the UHCS environment.
  6. Develops skills and behaviors to manage multiple tasks, maximize work performance individually and as a team member.
  7. Demonstrates the ability to successfully interact with students and staff using verbal and written communication.
  8. Interacts sensitively, effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic and professional backgrounds.
  9. Works effectively with all university departments assisting with students’ academic/athletic health care requirements.
  10. Proficient use of electronic medical records, and electronic technology.
  11. Supports the University and UHCS mission and the strategic priorities for the Division of Student Affairs.
  12. Engage in all job-related interactions and activities, with contacts from within and outside the . University, in a courteous and professional manner, demonstrating the principles of civility.

The Student Health Nurse will provide direct patient care utilizing nursing assessment skills, by protocol, with support from a licensed provider. The nurse will be communicating with students and providers primarily around COVID and follow-up from testing. This may include, but is not limited to, contact tracing, case management, and communication with local public health.
  1. Interview and conduct physical assessment.
  2. Recognize normal findings from abnormal, and implement the intended protocol based on findings. Follow protocol decision tree.
  3. Provide advice for health care concerns based on health education brochures, electronic evidence-based resources, and standards of care.
  4. When findings are beyond intent of protocol, facilitate patient into provider schedule or consult with provider.
  5. Provide follow-up care as necessary, for example, make sure test results are communicated to patient.
  6. Provide triage services for those patients who telephone or contacts UHCS electronically. Assess patient request for services.

The Student Health Nurse will demonstrate and lead by example with advanced communication skills, problem solving abilities, conflict management and fostering a work environment that follows the principles of civility. Active listening and clarification skills are important with this patient population. Must be accountable for own communication and able to maintain positive relationships with varying types of customers (physicians, nurse practitioners, laboratory technicians, nurses, medical assistants, receptionists, schedulers, parents, student patients and other university employees). Able to resource and problem solve in effective manner. Addresses conflict and resolves issues in a professional and timely manner. Maintain required certifications/competencies, i.e., BLS, immunizations, TB testing, fit testing, etc.
  1. The Student Health Nurse acts as a consultant and resource for the SHC and other campus programs.
  2. Provide information regarding clinic and community resources available to students.
  3. Participate in student programs and events on campus.
  4. Provide evaluative data on the performance of new and/or less experienced staff. Orient new staff to the clinical area.
  5. Completes one quality study annually which demonstrates quality improvement according to the AAAHC standards.
  6. Follows all AAAHC standards. Makes recommendation and implements quality improvement processes.
  7. Participates in Peer Review process.
  8. Proficient with data analysis, assessment, and evaluation
  9. Coordinates and participates in delivering flu clinics and other outreach health services as deemed necessary.
  10. Reviews Nursing Protocols, policies and procedures and updates on an annual basis.
  11. Participate in research studies appropriate to Student Health Center’s population.
  12. Participate in social media, marketing of events and health promoting messages.
  13. Coordinates annual staff education and compliance with Bloodborne pathogens, Infection prevention, immunizations and training for new staff.
  14. The Student Health Nurse is accountable to develop and maintain own program of professional development.
  15. Supports the mission of the university and division of student affairs strategic priorities.
  16. Engages in the University goals for Inclusive Excellence
  17. Proficient with utilization of electronic medical records

Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. In the fall of 2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System’s restructuring of the state’s 13 two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges, UW–Rock County began operating as a branch campus of UW–Whitewater under the new name of University of Wisconsin–Whitewater at Rock County. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Main Campus and Rock County Campus are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs. UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( ).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per UPS Operation Policy: TC1, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see . If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages go to our: ALEX webpage, which is our interactive benefits decision support tool.


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles ( ) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices ( ). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( ) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys ( ).


University of Wisconsin - Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorships for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the Employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:
The University of Wisconsin–Whitewater has authority to implement temporary workforce reduction and cost saving measures to address financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, consistent with Wisconsin law and Board of Regents, UW System, and UW–Whitewater policy and procedure.


Review of applications will begin immediately and position is open until filled. Interviews will begin August 27, 2020 . Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or .

For questions regarding the position, please contact:

Karen Brueggeman
Talent Acquisition Coordinator
(262) 472-1305


Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
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