Registered Nurse

Fort Lewis College
Colorado, United States
$37,000.00 - $41,000.00
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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Position Summary 

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. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • At least 1-year experience working as a Registered Nurse  
  • Knowledge of immunization requirements and administration  
  • Possess a current RN License, CPR certification, and be adept at IV insertion and lab draws.  
  • 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+ communities.  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 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.  


Major Responsibilities 

  • Demonstrate experience and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.  
  • 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 County.  
  • Makes decisions about health care needs of patients within the scope of nursing training and experience.  
  • 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 patients.  
  • 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 note.  
  • 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 care.  
  • Perform daily nursing tasks.  
  • 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 compliance.  
  • Circulate HANS reports for staff to read.  
  • Help the students with their understanding of the COVID isolation and quarantine protocols.  
  • Submit weekly flu data to SJBPHD.  
  • Provide travel appointments.  
  • 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 standards.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned- May perform the work of any subordinate position within the Health Center as necessary.  

Work Conditions 

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 confined area.  
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period-of-time.  
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.  
  • Ability to multi-task.  
  • 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 benefits package

Application Process 
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?” 
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references 

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: 


Application materials received by August 8, 2021, will receive full consideration. 


The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,  

and pass a background check. 


The College and the Community  

Fort 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 Dallas. 


Equal Opportunity   

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 multicultural environment.  

To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See  

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?  

Office of the Title 9 Coordinator  

Molly Wieser  

230 Skyhawk Station  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7241  

Other discrimination questions?   

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator  

David Pirrone  

192 Education Business Hall  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7182  

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 Education.  


ADAA Accommodations  

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments 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 contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at 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. 

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