To advance and support the health, wellness, and learning of the Susquehanna University student. Assess and respond to common illnesses, implement a general plan of care, evaluate progress, and collaborate with health providers and university personnel to promote positive student outcomes. Must have a strong medical knowledge base, be able to relate well to young adults; offer a sensitive, non-judgmental attitude and necessary guidance toward health promotion and health education.
Responsible to Student Health Center Director for medical policy, procedures, health law and public health care.
Responsible to provide general oversight to the health center and safety of the Susquehanna University student.
Devises, implements, and evaluates plans of care utilizing sound clinical judgment based on assessment of the physical, psychological, emotional, societal and environmental needs of the student.
Provides education about diagnosis, treatment of medical condition, and appropriate preventive measures as needed.
Offers continuity of care as needed, based on original and/or ongoing assessment of student's status.
Assesses real and or potential health hazards relating to current health status, including analysis of risky behaviors that cause impact on health status.
Educates and encourages students to recognize and change behavior that has a negative impact on their health.
Assists individuals to assume responsibility for the prevention of illness and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health.
Works collaboratively with the nursing staff at SU Health Center, seeking consultation with Nurse Practitioners and/or physicians when clinical care exceeds the nurse's scope of practice as established by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
Conducts physical assessment, medical history and treatment (including prescriptive medicines) under established health protocols, standing orders, policies and procedures, and the direction of medical providers.
Documents in charts utilizing clear, concise language.
Consults, refers, and collaborates with other disciplines involved in the delivery of total student care within the SU community (i.e. Disabilities Office, Counseling Center, Campus Ministry, Residential Life, Athletic Trainer, etc.) and the greater community; this can be done with assistance of the NP/MD.
Acts as a resource to the campus community with regard to health promotion. Must be willing to participate in health education programs which may occur after-hours.
Demonstrates evidence of professional growth by maintaining professional certification through continuing education.
Responsible to maintain confidentiality of all patients.
Responsible for OSHA, CLIA, FERPA, and HIPAA other state and federal regulatory guidelines.
Participates in professional Quality Assurance program, including annual peer review
Addresses needs and problems of special students in a professional, objective, caring and creative manner.
Provides support to parents concerned with their child's illness, while respecting the confidentiality of the student.
Ensure complete and accurate medical records are available for Susquehanna University students.
Participate in staff outreach and off-site health care programs (not applicable for per diem status).
Conduct inventory of supplies and place orders when necessary, ensuring timely arrival of supplies. This includes stocking and issuing of all on site and trip first aid kits, as well as the Health Center clinic rooms.
Assess and triage illnesses and injuries utilizing the Susquehanna University Health Center standing orders and medical procedure manual.
Follow and complete the contract Susquehanna University physician's orders.
Maintain a current documentation of problems, diagnostic and treatment for each student.
Correspond and collaborate with all departments and with the community to ensure holistic care for students i.e. counseling center.
Participate in and/or lead SU related health and wellness educational events.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Possess good physical assessment skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Skilled using a personal computer, calculator, copier, fax, Excel, Word, Publisher, Power Point, Outlook, DataTel, and Laser Jet Printers.
Education Graduate of an accredited nursing program required. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Current RN license in the state of Pennsylvania required.
Physical Demand Work involves standing and walking; bending, squatting, twisting, sitting, and kneeling. Ability to move rapidly in response to unpredictable emergencies. Near visual acuity with color perception in order to decipher fine print, detect changes in patient's skin color and colors of medications or solutions. Auditory acuity sufficient to hear phone conversations, alarms, heart and lung sounds, normal voice tones when not facing the individual and able to hear as well as see blood pressure readings with accuracy. Able to operate hand and foot controls. Manual dexterity, digital sensitivity and flexibility to check pulses and temperatures of patients. Good hand/eye coordination. Ability to speak, read, and write the English language. The employee is subject to hazards, including electrical current, infectious diseases and blood borne pathogens.
Education BSN is preferred.
Experience Knowledge and experience in critical care, emergency medicine or outpatient health center is preferred. Experience with EPIC and telephone triage a plus. Experience working in a diverse population preferred.
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Number of Months: 9 months
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
Work Schedule: Other - 36 hpw
Quick link for posting: 2015
Internal Number: 2015
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