The Nurse is the key health care provider responsible for nursing assessment, direct nursing care, and appropriate medical record documentation for all students who are cared for at the Student Health Center during clinical work hours.
This 40 hour/week position covers work shifts during weekday business hours. The Nurse may be asked to cover other shifts on occasion as required by the department schedule and requested by the Head Nurse. This is a full-time, benefit eligible position with an anticipated term of one year.
Student Health Services is committed to the development of an inclusive environment and we strive to advance diverse perspectives and approaches in carrying out the mission of Washington and Lee University.
- Responsible for nursing assessment, direct nursing care, and
appropriate medical record documentation for students receiving
care at the Student Health Center.
- Assists the physician/ physician assistant as needed during
scheduled appointment hours, and is responsible for follow through
on evaluation/ treatment orders and medical record
- Provides telephone triage for scheduling visits, will
administer immunizations, allergy shots, and will provide
additional support for clinicians for regular visits and in the
COVID clinic. The Nurse will come into contact with patients
exhibiting COVID symptoms and may assist with COVID testing.
- Responsible for nursing assessment, direct nursing care,
assisting students with meals, carrying out evaluation/ treatment
orders, and appropriate medical record documentation for students
cared for in the SHC Infirmary.
- Has shared responsibility with the other nurses and
administrative staff in the Student Health Center for
- maintaining supplies, records, facility and other necessary
functions for continued smooth operations of a 24/7 college health
- The Nurse must be physically capable of performing the job
duties. Must have the ability to help lift and move patients as
well as the ability to stand, walk, bend, stoop and stretch for
prolonged periods. Must be able to see color changes on patients’
skin, have the ability to listen to heart and lung sounds through a
stethoscope and feel skin temperature and palpate pulses. Vital
sensory abilities include near vision, far vision, perceptual
speed, visual color discrimination, depth perception, and hearing
sensitivity. Motor abilities are vital. Must be able to manipulate
equipment in a safe and effective way. Finger dexterity, arm-hand
steadiness, and manual dexterity are vital abilities. Must be able
to communicate with patients, families, and other health care
workers. Speech clarity, speech recognition and written expression
are vital abilities for performing the job.
- Other duties as assigned.
This position requires current R.N. licensure for nursing practice in Virginia, current CPR certification, pertinent clinical experience and knowledge of current health care practices, dedication to continuing professional education, and the ability to work independently with on-call healthcare provider/counselor backup. Professional demeanor, excellent clinical and interpersonal skills, and a consistent record of attendance and punctuality are necessary. This position requires strong verbal and written communication skills, the personal maturity to deal effectively with ill and/or troubled students, maintain confidentiality of personal health information, and work effectively as a professional staff member on a multidisciplinary healthcare team. The work for this position is varied and fast-paced, and juggling multiple priorities can be demanding. All staff members are expected to promote a professional, welcoming, and efficient atmosphere in the SHC.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information are required.
External Applicants: Please upload your resume on the Quick Apply screen. Your application will automatically populate your resume details, and you may verify and update data on the My Information page. Add your cover letter and any other documents required for the position to the Resume/CV document upload section at the bottom of the My Experience application page. You will not be able to modify your application after you submit it. The My Experience page is the only opportunity to add your cover letter and supporting document attachments. The online application form requires you provide names and contact information for three professional references.
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Click Apply from the Open W&L Jobs report. Update your Education and Job History . Attach your cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references in the appropriate box. Refer to the Job Aid for additional guidance.
- Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working,
primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in
- Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and
- Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of
the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
- Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly
for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
- Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for
sustained periods of time.
- Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg
- Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
- Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something
with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or
- Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to
draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
- Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or
moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor
is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the
substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
- The worker is exposed to infectious diseases.
Types of Work:
- Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible
amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm
and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that
for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is
rated for Light Work.
Pay commensurate with experience.
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.