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Licensed Practical or Registered Nurse

Washburn University
Topeka, Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 16, 2024

Job Details

Position Title: Licensed Practical or Registered Nurse

Department: Health Services

Advertised Pay: LPN $45,000 base; RN $57,448 base

Campus Location: Washburn University

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted by March 2, 2024

Position Summary: The clinic nurse provides direct patient care, education, and counseling related to illness and wellness.

Essential Functions:
• Works closely with patients throughout the intake process to help nurse practitioners develop treatment plans and strategies. Ask patients questions about current symptoms, medical histories, and medications to provide nurse practitioners with information regarding a patient’s medical needs and background.

• May conduct preliminary tests such as blood pressure and respiratory checks.

• Provides direct support and assistance for the facility’s nurse practitioners. May prepare equipment or other instruments to assist with procedures.

• Must rapidly shift between tasks depending on where the most assistance is needed.

• Provides direct care to patients such as: administering medication/treatments, changing the dressing on wounds, or applying topical treatments.

• Follows up with patients to determine whether courses of treatment are effective. Notes changes in patient’s overall health, progression, and reactions to treatment and updates patient records.

• Reports any problems or potential issues to nurse practitioners.

• Ensures facilities and equipment are clean and sanitized to prevent the spread of disease. Must follow proper disposal procedures for potentially hazardous materials.

• In addition to daily interaction with patients, will often liaise between patients, nurse practitioners, and patient representatives.

• Must adhere to privacy laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to maintain patient confidentiality.

• Will hire, train, schedule, and lead student workers working in the clinic.

• Performs additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:
• Completion of baccalaureate, associate degree, or a diploma from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program, or practical nursing Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education (ACNE) accredited program.
• Proven ability to create and manage documents in Excel and Word.
• Working knowledge of e-mail and social media sites such as Facebook and X.
• Willing to learn new programs and applications used at the university.
• Develop and maintain professional communication and relationships with community and state organizations.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills.
• Proven ability to use tools commonly used in a health clinic such as a glucometer, autoclave, Attest incubator, centrifuge, and AED.
• Must have current knowledge of COVID-19 guidelines for treatment, vaccination, testing (rapid antigen and PCR), reporting, tracking, and health clearance requirements.
• Kansas Registered Nurse or Kansas Licensed Practical Nurse license, current BLS for healthcare worker.

Physical Requirements:
• Ability to lift a minimum of 40 pounds, stand for extended periods, and assist patients with transferring, position changes, ambulation and mobility.
• This is a “designated safety-sensitive position” and will be required to undergo drug testing.

Preferred Qualifications:
• One to two years of experience in an outpatient clinic setting.
• Supervisory experience.
• Working knowledge of Maxient systems.

Full time Hourly Mon-Fri
Background Check and Drug Screen Required


Washburn University

Washburn is a top-notch university in an urban setting where students are becoming their best selves.

Nestled in the heart of Topeka - the capital city with about 127 thousand residents - Washburn offers students from small towns a big-city feel, while providing students from major metropolitan areas a more manageable environment.

Washburn's beautiful campus - on 160 acres - is easy to navigate with state-of-the art facilities. Our Tech campus on Huntoon offers industry-standard programs leading to in-demand jobs. And with our low student/faculty ratio and small classes, you're going to get to know your professors. 

Internally, we're organized into five schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Applied Studies, the Business School, the School of Nursing, the School of Law and the Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech.)

Our mission is to provide opportunities for our students to realize their full potential; we can't do it without our dedicated faculty and staff. 

Washburn University employs more than one thousand faculty and staff on our campuses throughout Topeka. We strive to offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, supportive culture and healthy work/life balance. Washburn seeks to create an environment that reflects our core values: integrity, excellence, inclusion, accountability, respect, collaboration and innovation.

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