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Registered Nurse #605959

Employer
Northern Arizona University
Location
Arizona, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

Participates as a member of the health care team in providing primary care services to college students and NAU staff in an ambulatory setting. Although the Registered Nurse (RN) will work in close collaboration with other health professionals to provide safe, high quality patient care, the role also requires autonomous, independent decision-making; strong organization and prioritization skills, and the ability to utilize critical thinking to solve problems. Provides consultation and guidance to Medical Assistants (MAs) and student workers. This position reports to the Physical Health Manager.

Direct and Indirect Patient Care - 25%

  • Assists physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in meeting patients’ health care needs by assisting with exams, minor surgical procedures, medication administration, fitting orthopedic appliances, performing EKGs, and ordering lab tests.
  • Makes nursing assessments and anticipates potential problems. Appropriately documents all nursing assessments and care.
  • Provides appropriate education to patients in the prevention and management of illness, as well as health promotion. Makes referral to outside resources as needed.
  • Cares for observation bed patients, documenting vital signs as needed, medications and other treatments, and condition of patient as appropriate.
  • Performs independent nursing clinic visits such as blood pressure screening and monitoring, administration of immunizations and tuberculin testing, “pre-physicals”, HIV testing, and Depo-Provera injections per CHS protocols and under the direction of the Medical Director.
  • Provides health care advice by phone to NAU students or other eligible patients as appropriate, referring calls outside the nurse’s scope to another health care provider (NP, PA, or MD). May report normal lab/x-ray results to patient upon request.

Working Autonomously in Nurse Clinic - 20%

  • Administers allergy desensitization injections under the protocols of Campus Health Services (CHS) and patient’s allergy medical provider.

Triage and Assessment - 20%

  • Triages patients presenting for care either in person or by phone; assesses urgency of medical or mental health care needs and determines appropriate actions steps to meet patient needs.

Managing Clinic Operations - 20%

  • Promotes optimal clinic flow and coordination/continuity of care by monitoring patient caseload and redistributing as needed, communicating with other clinic staff as necessary.

Provider Staff Support - 10%

  • Prepares patients for health care visits by documenting patient’s chief complaint, assessing vital signs per policy and providing appropriate supplies and patient drapes for exam.

Other duties as assigned - 5%

Typical Working Conditions

  • Mainly works indoors except for traveling to areas of campus for vaccination clinics and continuing education several times a year.
  • On-site potential exposure to contagious illness and bloodborne pathogens in daily activities.
  • Physical demands include: sitting, standing, bending and lifting a minimum of 50 lbs on occasion.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduated from an accredited school of Nursing.
  • One year of professional nursing experience.
  • Currently licensed as a registered nurse in Arizona (BSN or ADN).
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in college health or ambulatory care nursing.
  • Experience in triaging patients.
  • Experience with electronic health record documentation.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Please see nau.jobs for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online!  NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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