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Washington and Lee University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description:

The Night/Afternoon Nurse is the 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.

The University is deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity and encourages applications from women, underrepresented groups, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Washington and Lee University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Essential Duties:

  • The Night/Afternoon 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 hours.

  • The Night/Afternoon Nurse assists the physician/physician assistant as needed during scheduled appointment hours, and is responsible for follow through on evaluation/treatment orders and medical record documentation.

  • The Night/Afternoon 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 Night/Afternoon 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 service.

  • The Night/Afternoon Nurse must be able to physically perform 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.

  • Additional related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: This position requires current R.N. licensure for nursing practice in Virginia, current CPR certification, pertinent clinical experience and knowledge of current health care practices, dedication to continuing professional education, and the ability to work independently with on-call healthcare provider/counselor backup. Professional demeanor, 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 healthcare team. The work for this position is varied and fast-paced, and juggling multiple priorities can be demanding. All staff members are expected to promote a professional, welcoming, and efficient atmosphere in the SHC.

Work Schedule: Position includes coverage nights every other weekend. Swing shift between evenings and nights with 2 days off between shift change.

The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and 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.

Application Instructions :

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Anticipated start date is early October, 2021

Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references.

External Applicants: Please upload your resume on the Quick Apply screen. Your application will automatically populate your resume details, and you may verify and update data on the My Information page. Add your cover letter and any other documents required for the position to the Resume/CV document upload section at the bottom of the My Experience application page. You will not be able to modify your application after you submit it. The My Experience page is the only opportunity to add your cover letter and supporting document attachments. The online application form requires you provide names and contact information for three professional references.

Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Do not apply from the website. Log in to Workday. Click on the Career Application and select the Find Jobs report. Locate the position and click Apply. Update your Education and Job History. Attach your cover letter and resume, and provide three professional references in the appropriate boxes. Refer to this Job Aid for additional guidance.

Physical Requirements:

  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.

  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.

  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.

  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.

Working Conditions: The worker is exposed to infectious diseases.

Types of Work: Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Benefit Eligible - Fixed Term (Fixed Term)



Weekly Hours:


Minimum Pay:


Pay commensurate with experience.

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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