The Registered Nurse works closely with a supportive team who
are responsible for responding to the health and wellness needs of
the diverse student body at Fort Lewis College, a Native
American-serving institution located in Durango, Colorado. This
position observes and reports symptoms and conditions of patients,
takes vital signs, educates patients on health issues, administers
medications, and does point of care testing. The Health Center
follows standing orders, nursing protocols, and written policies as
needed for the nursing management of patients. This job services
the FLC students with quality, affordable, convenient healthcare
for the mind, body, and spirit. The Health Center is strongly
motivated to develop a team of talented health professionals who
accurately reflect and represent the significant compositional
diversity of our student body.
least 1-year experience working as a Registered
- Knowledge of
immunization requirements and administration
- Possess a current RN
License, CPR certification, and be adept at IV insertion and lab
- Experience working in a
fast-paced environment which requires multi-tasking.
- Demonstrated extensive
involvement with, and understanding of Native American, Black,
Asian, Latinx, veteran, disabled and/or LGBTQIA+
- Prior work experience in
an Urgent/Acute Care or hospital environment
- Knowledge of Public
Health-sexually transmitted infections, pandemic health, travel
immunizations, TB testing and follow-up protocols.
- Demonstrate experience
and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student
success, as well as working with broadly diverse
- Maintain good working
relationships with the Health Center staff, the Health Services
Department, the greater Fort Lewis College including all students,
faculty, and staff, and the health care community in La Plata
- Makes decisions about
health care needs of patients within the scope of nursing training
- Follows nursing
standard-of-care guidelines in provision of health care services.
Nurses observe and report symptoms and conditions of patients,
develop nursing treatment plans, take and record vital signs,
educate patients on health issues, administer medications, and
implement the nursing process.
- Follows nursing standard
of care guidelines, standing orders, nursing protocols, and written
policies as needed for the nursing management of
- Performs functions and
duties at the Health Center in compliance with institutional
policies of Fort Lewis College.
- Makes entries into
medical record following standard format: date/reason, use of SOAP
- Performs nursing tasks
as trained for the Student Health Center.
- Organizes and promotes
the Student Health Center (SHC) events as directed by the Health
Center Clinical Director.
- Is foremost and always a
“Teacher of Health” and promotes healthy lifestyles.
- Ensures strict
confidentiality of patient medical information.
- Recognizes deficiencies
in knowledge and seeks consultation and communication with
supervising medical providers to provide safe and effective nursing
- Perform daily nursing
- Be flexible and do other
jobs as needed when short-staffed.
- Provide safe and
effective nursing care.
- Work closely with other
services within the Health and Wellness Collaborative and the
Student Affairs Departments.
- Represent the Health
Center at orientation and outreach programs.
- Organize and participate
in flu clinics.
- Help the COVID testing
site when needed.
- Oversee TB
- Circulate HANS reports
for staff to read.
- Help the students with
their understanding of the COVID isolation and quarantine
- Submit weekly flu data
- Provide travel
- Provide excellence in
customer service to students and co-workers.
- Strive to use good
judgement and reasoning in all aspects of the position.
- Draw labs on patients
and perform point of care testing on them if needed.
- Clean patient rooms, the
lab, and the pharmacy.
- Stock patient rooms with
supplies and over the counter medications.
- Sterilize equipment and
clean the autoclave.
- Maintains laundry for
patient care including linens, gowns, and towels.
- Maintains knowledge and
awareness of digital accessibility including the American with
Disabilities Act and Section 508.
- Produces and remediates
digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC
- Perform other duties as
assigned- May perform the work of any subordinate position within
the Health Center as necessary.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those that an employee can expect while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
- Moderate noise (office
with computers, phone, printers, light traffic).
- Ability to work in a
- Ability to sit at a
computer terminal for an extended period-of-time.
- Ability to work in a
- Ability to
- Ability to collect
specimens-including COVID specimens.
- Ability to work in a
health clinic during a pandemic with the use of daily Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE).
Salary range for this position is $37,000
to $41,000 for this part-time
(40hrs/week), 8.5-month position (August
thru April) plus a comprehensive
A complete application packet includes:
- Cover letter addressing
interest and qualifications for position
- Include details
regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you
to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and
inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis
College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?”
- Names and contact
information for three current, professional references
Submit materials as one PDF file via
Application materials received
by August 8, 2021, will receive full
The successful candidate will be required to submit
original, official college transcripts,
and pass a background check.
The College and the
Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree
programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities,
social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring
mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic
Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert
Southwest. We are committed to accessible
and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our
hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and
faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge
of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states,
17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native
backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a
thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful
Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the
community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive
atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the
Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment,
and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and
Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race,
age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic
status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic
information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be
extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal
opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to
increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College
is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic
faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a
To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an
appointment, See www.fortlewis.edu/CARE.
Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?
Office of the Title 9 Coordinator
230 Skyhawk Station
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7241 firstname.lastname@example.org
Other discrimination questions?
Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator
192 Education Business Hall
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7182 email@example.com
Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy,
sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime
statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and
campus/community resources can be found in the Annual
Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are
available upon request.
* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of
the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on
the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries
about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College
may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the
Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of
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Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon
request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment.
To request an accommodation, please
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least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to
evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be
asked to provide additional information, including medical
documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of
accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information
available well in advance of the assessment date.