Participates as a member of the health care team in providing primary care services to college students and NAU staff in an ambulatory setting. Although the Registered Nurse (RN) will work in close collaboration with other health professionals to provide safe, high quality patient care, the role also requires autonomous, independent decision-making; strong organization and prioritization skills, and the ability to utilize critical thinking to solve problems. Provides consultation and guidance to Medical Assistants (MAs) and student workers. This position reports to the Director of Nursing.
Administers allergy desensitization injections under the
protocols of Campus Health Services (CHS) and patient’s allergy
Triages patients presenting for care either in person or by phone; assesses urgency of medical or mental health care needs and determines appropriate actions steps to meet patient needs.
Promotes optimal clinic flow and coordination/continuity of care by monitoring patient caseload and redistributing as needed, communicating with other clinic staff as necessary.
Assists in implementing the university’s pre-matriculation immunization requirement by reviewing students’ immunization records, administering vaccines, explaining requirements to students, and providing computer clearance to students in compliance with this requirement.
Prepares patients for health care visits by documenting patient’s chief complaint, assessing vital signs per policy and providing appropriate supplies and patient drapes for exam.
Assists physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in meeting patients’ health care needs by assisting with exams, minor surgical procedures, medication administration, fitting orthopedic appliances, performing EKGs, and ordering lab tests.
Makes nursing assessments and anticipates potential problems. Appropriately documents all nursing assessments and care.
Provides appropriate education to patients in the prevention and management of illness, as well as health promotion. Makes referral to outside resources as needed.
Cares for observation bed patients, documenting vital signs as needed, medications and other treatments, and condition of patient as appropriate.
Performs independent nursing clinic visits such as blood pressure screening and monitoring, administration of immunizations and tuberculin testing, “pre-physicals”, HIV testing, oral contraceptive refills and Depo-Provera injections per CHS protocols and under the direction of the Medical Director.
Provides health care advice by phone to NAU students or other eligible patients as appropriate, referring calls outside the nurse’s scope to another health care provider (NP, PA or MD). May report normal lab/x-ray results to patient upon request.
Stocks and maintains adequate supplies in all patient care areas.
Follows CHS Infection Control policies; autoclaves and mixes disinfectant solutions, per approved procedures, as needed.
Follows CHS OHSA/Exposure Control Plan policies to promote optimal staff and patient safety.
Develops and participates in continuing education, CHS committees and outreach as schedule allows.
Develops and participates in continuing quality improvement activities.
Assists in the orientation of nursing staff at the request of the nursing coordinator.
Coordinates and oversees a specialty assignment such as triage, allergy clinic, inventory, Pap follow-up, case management activities or prescription follow-up.
Provides input for written procedures, protocols, and policies at the request of the Director of Nursing.
Attends staff meetings, shares information and participates in problem-solving and decision-making.
Utilizes an electronic health record to document care, record patient interactions, and schedule appointments, as necessary.
Conducts self in a professional manner at all times and projects a professional image of CHS to the community we serve.
Currently licensed as a registered nurse in Arizona (BSN or
One year of professional nursing experience.
Experience in college health or ambulatory care nursing.
Experience in triaging patients.
Experience with electronic health record documentation.
Current CPR certification.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.