The PRN/Relief Nurse is a 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 position
covers work shifts on a PRN/Relief basis for specific dates when
additional coverage is required.
Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and
inclusive environment that allows students and employees of
multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work,
and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that
environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of
- The PRN/Relief Nurse is the key health care provider
responsible for nursing assessment, direct nursing care, and
appropriate medical record documentation for all students who
present to the Student Health Center during clinical work
- The PRN/Relief Nurse assists the physician/ physician assistant
as needed during scheduled appointment hours, and is responsible
for follow through on evaluation/ treatment orders and medical
- The PRN/Relief Nurse is 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.
- The PRN/Relief Nurse 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 PRN/Relief 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.
There are three shifts that may need
coverage—the Day shift schedule is 7 AM-3 PM, the Evening shift
schedule is 3 PM-11 PM, and the Night shift schedule is 11 PM-7 AM.
The PRN/Relief Nurse needs to be comfortable working alone after 5
PM to provide nursing assessment and care, with a medical and
counseling provider on call/available by phone, and ER backup for
true emergencies. On weekdays other staff works until 5 PM. On
weekends there is no other staff on site. Scheduled work shifts (up
to 8 hours) for PRN/Relief as needed, specific dates/schedule to be
determined by the department. Shorter work shifts may occasionally
be scheduled to cover for nursing activities such as flu vaccine
This position requires current R.N.
licensure for nursing practice in Virginia, current CPR
certification, pertinent clinical experience and knowledge of
current healthcare practices, dedication to continuing professional
education, and the ability to work independently with on-call
physician/counselor backup. Professional demeanor, common sense,
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 health care team.
Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled. Resume,
cover letter, current Active Virginia Department of Health
Professions Registered Nurse License, and Current Basic Life
Support (BLS) certification are required.
Upload documents to
the Resume/CV upload section of the application. You will be asked
to provide names and contact information for three professional
External Applicants: Application instructions for external
applicants are located on the jobs.wlu.edu or here
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday
account. Instructions are located at jobs.wlu.edu or here
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for
COVID-19, including a minimum of one booster. New employees must
provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day
of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious
exemption to the vaccination requirement.