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Nurse Coordinator

Simmons University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 10, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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Nurse Coordinator

Main Campus - Boston, MA

Job Summary:

The Nurse Coordinator is responsible for medical triage, case management, facilitation of daily clinical operations and clinical flow at Simmons Health Center. The Nurse Coordinator provides clinical services to students and coordinates care with nurse practitioner, physician and outside referral sources. This role manages COVID-19 test result tracking, contact tracing, and quarantine and isolation guidance as well as manages clinical clearance program for nursing students and athletes.


Case Management
  • Coordinate patient follow-up, triage X-ray requests and outside referrals;
  • Coordinate MD/NP review of test results;
  • Communicate test results to students when appropriate, interprets as necessary;
  • Confer with MD/NPs and other clinical staff on appropriate course of treatment;
  • Direct students with insurance question to the appropriate resource;
  • Manage COVID-19 test result tracking, assist with contact tracing, and isolation/quarantine;
  • Resolve individual patient concerns/complaints with Medical and Administrative Directors;
  • Liaison between Health Center and other University Departments, especially Student Affairs/Residential Life, to resolve student concerns within boundaries of confidentiality.

Direct Patient Care:
  • Provide telephone triage consistent with current protocol, including triage of students with COVD-like symptoms;
  • Follow patients in Isolation/Quarantine per the COVID-19 Protocol;
  • Provide direct clinical care to patients when appropriate;
  • Provide immunizations, first aid, nebulizer treatments and other RN-directed treatments;
  • Monitor patients under observation.

Health Clearance
  • Oversee health clearance for athletes, nursing students and other academic programs;
  • Collaborate with Nursing, Nutrition and Athletics departments to coordinate policies with regard to clearance;
  • Review individual records for compliance;
  • Arrange for completion of missing immunizations;
  • Coordinate schedule for participation clearance exams for athletes;
  • Works with Medical Director, Administrative Director and program directors to resolve outstanding individual clearance issues.

Administrative Responsibilities
  • Oversee management of appointment schedules;
  • Manage and Update database of COVID-19 cases, isolation/quarantine, contacts;
  • Maintain provider on-call schedule; manage communication with Public Safety for coverage;
  • Assist with student immunization compliance efforts;
  • Assist front desk staff, respond to student requests for copies of medical records and immunization records;
  • Collaborate with Registrar's office to review student medical records for readmission, LOA's, withdrawals;
  • Provides information on Health Center policies and procedures for all University Departments;
  • Assist with check-in and incoming phone call coverage when requested;
  • Assist with maintenance of CLIA-compliant lab on-site and stocking of lab/clinic supplies.

Teaching and Learning:
  • Attend staff meetings, participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the standards of practice at the Health Center;
  • Attend in-service teaching programs at the Health Center and outside professional meetings (ACHA, NECHA, other programs) to update skills and maintain accreditation;
  • Arrange and participate in clinical and administrative orientation of new staff and NP students.

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing with a current Massachusetts License;
  • Minimum 3 years of nursing experience preferred with a focus on urgent/triage nursing and experience in higher education;
  • This is a 16 hr/week, 10-month position during the academic year.

Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Salary Grade
Hourly Compensation Grade

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.
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