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Health Clinician/Registered Nurse

Emerson College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 28, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Health Clinician/Registered Nurse
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Title: Health Clinician/Registered Nurse

Purpose of this Position:

The Registered Nurse provides primary health care to students at the Emerson Wellness Center. The RN provides services within the RN scope of practice regulations defined by Massachusetts regulation: MGL; Chapter 112: Sections 80 & 80A.The RN will practice according to the Emerson College mission statement by providing health education and promotion for students as well as welcoming a creative environment bringing about innovation, depth and diversity to healthcare.

This is a FT M-F (36.25hr/week) benefitted 12 month position, must have availability to work until 7pm one night a week, as we offer extended hours for students two nights a week. More flexible hours during the summer months including one work from home day per week.

Report to: Associate Director, Health Services

Direct Staff Reports: 0

Student Workers this position supports: 0

Is this position ‘Essential' and be needed for emergencies or to work when the College is closed?


Essential Functions of the Role:

  • Provide initial assessment, triage or treatment of basic nursing care according to departmental policies, scope of practice and nursing process in accordance with MA RN licensure. Refer cases needing further medical attention and intervention to the appropriate APC or MD.
  • Assist with primary care measures to optimize health and abilities as well as prevent or alleviate illness or injury.
  • Phone triage and the ability to develop a plan of care recommending interventions, when necessary, which are appropriate and have attainable outcomes.
  • Student education, advocacy, outreach, and participation in health promotion activities
  • Injection and immunization review and administration, assist with immunization compliance and health screening requirements
  • Provide appropriate referrals for students requiring medical care to a consulting physician, area urgent care centers, STD testing or medical specialists in the community as needed
  • Perform and assist with phlebotomy, acquiring health histories, vitals, strep testing, urine dips, pregnancy tests, laboratory controls testing, etc.
  • Provide clinical support and assist with ordering supplies and medications.
  • Responds to students in a timely manner to questions concerning symptoms, treatment, test results, medications, etc.
  • Work with providers to relay lab and test results, make appointments, and call back students.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Phone and on site triage assessment of students presenting/calling with non-emergency health concerns
  • May participate in development or implementation of educational outreach activities
  • Document medical visits, follow -up test results within the students' EHR on a timely basis
  • Communicate with students through the online secure health portal.
  • Communicate regularly with center staff on clinical and administrative matters and enhance departmental collaboration and quality of care provided to students by attending scheduled staff and clinical team meetings, case conferences and individual supervision as assigned

  • BSN required. Graduate from an accredited school/college of nursing with current Massachusetts registered nurse licensure in good standing or eligibility for licensure in MA.
  • Minimum of 3 years of ambulatory care experience required. Experience with telephone and direct triage, phlebotomy, immunizations, PPD skin testing and communicable disease exposures.
  • Prior experience with EMR. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly in oral and written communications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience in college health, culturally diverse settings, and transgender and LGBTQ community care are preferred. Prior participation in health outreach, promotion and advocacy activities. Knowledge of risk communicable diseases, prevention, guidelines & isolation.

Work Environment and Demands of the position:

Physical Place and Existing Conditions

Usual Office Conditions

Intellectual and Mental Concentration for extended periods of time


Requires constant coordination of Mental and Visual Attention


Requires ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time:


Requires ability to lift and move heavy objects


Requires ability to move materials


Requires working in difficult physical positions and body contortions


Amount of time required to travel to do this job

Some but Infrequent

Grade of Position: A17E

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25

Salary: $75,100.00

In addition to a competitive salary, Emerson College is committed to the health and well-being of our employees and family members. We offer a generous benefits package to regular staff scheduled to work 20+ hours per week.

Benefits include outstanding health plans with limited out-of-pocket expenses, dental plans, generous time-off programs, and a 403(b) retirement benefit with a 9% employer contribution once eligible. Additional benefits such as life and disability coverage as well as commuter offerings are available.

Please refer to our benefits website for a full list of benefits and eligibility requirements.

To apply, please visit:

About Us
Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

Diversity Statement
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email:

Annual Clery Report
In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

Grade Ranges
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