The Student Health Center Nurse works with students to promote health and wellness while also educating them about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Ranked by Niche as the second (#2) most diverse private college in Washington State in 2020. Saint Martin’s is extremely proud of our student diversity. Our university treasures persons of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, nationalities, orientations, races, and religions. In particular, we know that students educated in an ethnically diverse settings perform better academically and reap greater professional success than their peers from more homogeneous learning environments. We proudly celebrate that our student population is 51% undergraduate and 32% graduate students of color. We are committed to pursuing an employee community which reflects a similar, if not the same percentage.
Therefore, we intentionally encourage and request that members of historically underrepresented groups apply to join this community. All of us, from all backgrounds, are making a commitment to do and be better for our students, faculty, and staff.
Established in 1895, Saint Martin’s University serves as the educational mission of Saint Martin’s Abbey. The Abbey is a Catholic Benedictine monastery, whose members pray, work, and live together on the University campus. As the mission is Catholic and Benedictine, one of our values is a spirit of hospitality welcoming all, regardless of an individual’s faith, religion, or spirituality.
Essential Functions - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Health promotion and education for campus community. Collaborate with various campus partners on campus-wide health campaigns, including MarCom, CWC, Rec Center, and Res Life. Work with staff welfare committee, HR (Kaiser Permanente liaison for staff and faculty on that insurance).
- Triage patients and make appointments with providers if needed or direct to UC/ED if indicated. Manage immunization exemption list, help with compliance.
- Stats management for clinic. Review stats monthly for trends in campus health issues.
- Order clinic supplies and medications, check inventory, and perform monthly quality assurance. Review inventory and discard expired medications, supplies, etc.
- Perform CPR and use AED if needed in urgent/emergent situations that arise in or close to the SHC.
- Arrange referrals to specialty providers and radiology. Follow up with students re: appointments.
- Obtain Insurance prior authorizations for referrals, labs, and imaging.
- Administer vaccines and injectable meds, room patients when MA unavailable.
- Assist with prescription refills.
- Perform in-house diagnostic testing such as urinalysis, fingerstick glucose testing, and urine hCG as needed. COVID self-testing supervision. ECG – connect patients.
- Other duties as assigned by Medical Director, coverage for MA or office manager if needed.
- Renders nursing care consistent with the patient’s bill of rights: (i.e. confidentiality of information, privacy, etc.) Stays apprised of current policies, legal and ethical issues in advising, transfer, and higher education including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), HIPAA, and other relevant local state and federal educational, nursing, and health care laws.
- Provide learning to students. Develops health education plan based on assessed and anticipated needs. Considers nature of learner in relation to: social, cultural, political, economic, educational, and religious factors.
- Establishes rapport with clients, significant others, and members of the health team. Creates trust and confidence.
- Actively contributes to a work environment that embraces diversity and uses diverse perspectives to enhance the attainment of organizational goals.
- Is comfortable with multi-tasking with a self-motivating ability that demonstrates strong organizational skills.
- Establishes collaborative relationships with colleagues and other members of the health team.
- Composes letters, memos, emails, spreadsheets, reports, and other written documents with clearly organized thoughts, proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
- Carefully inputs data and prepares documents accurately and reviews all work before submission.
- Promotes safety and comfort and privacy of clients.
- Accepts responsibility and accountability for own decisions and actions.
- Must be supportive of the Catholic Benedictine philosophy of education.
REQUIREMENTS AND/OR CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Minimum of an Associate’s Degree (2-year program) in Nursing. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university preferred.
- Licensure as a practical or registered nurse.
- Maintains current CPR for health care professional certification.
- Two (2) years of nursing experience.
- Demonstrated experience with (relational) databases, spreadsheets, and word processing software.
- Successfully pass a criminal background check.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in a standard office environment. Physical demands include:
- Must maintain strict confidentiality relating to all issues in the department and Saint Martin’s University.
- Moves objects (less than 20 pounds) long distances (more than 20 feet).
- Ability to be mobile campus-wide for appropriate business needs.
- Operates a variety of standard office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements.
- Reading, writing, speaking, hearing, standing, bending, sitting.
- Learning and comprehending.
- Requires visual concentration on detail.
- Manual dexterity and precision required for keyboarding
- Must be able to sit for long periods at a time at a computer
- May occasionally be required to deal with distraught people.
- Must be able to concentrate on details and process complex information while experiencing frequent interruptions.
- Must be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels under stressful conditions.