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Registered Nurse

Health and Counseling

The Registered Nurse provides direct and indirect student-centered care and services to the students attending Reed College. This position requires direct student communication, critical thinking skills, an equity focus, and proactive problem-solving skills. The RN provides the clinical expertise to ensure that all students receive high quality, inclusive, and safe care. The RN has a commitment to having an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of college students; and fosters an inclusive environment for students and colleagues. This position reports to the Medical Services Director.

This is a full-time, 10-month position working August through May. The pay for this position is $35.00/hour. The work schedule for the college is Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and partner and discounted Trimet transit passes.

Who You Are

  • You interact effectively and compassionately with staff and students of diverse backgrounds.
  • You are self-aware, in terms of understanding your own culture, identity, biases, prejudices, power, privilege, and stereotypes.
  • You enjoy practicing in the area of college health. You seek knowledge and skills appropriate to college health care systems and integrate new information and methodologies.
  • You are an initiator with a strong work ethic who displays team cohesiveness. In discharging the RN duties, you retain the interests of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, etc., at all times at the very core of your work with students and other staff.
  • You are collaborative with other (including parents, family, spouse, partner, or significant other) members of the campus community, and other health care providers in providing patient care, education, and continuity of care that is in compliance with HIPAA and FERPA.
  • You participates with other members in the community to plan, identify outcomes, implement, assess, and evaluate college health and community health services.
  • You actively self-evaluate by seeking and utilizing guidance and constructive feedback in a professional manner.
  • You are effective where circumstances and priorities are changing – is flexible, resilient, and change oriented.
  • You have excellent written, interpersonal and customer service skills within an ambulatory medical clinic environment.

What You’ll Do

  • Provides professional nursing care to students; assesses student health problems and under medical direction determines the best method of treatment; initiates treatment or refers to appropriate personnel or facility. Under medical direction, prepares, carries out, evaluates, and revises treatment plans for patients; performs triage related responsibilities; responds to emergency situations
  • Provides required preventative immunizations and/or tests including phlebotomy; interprets findings to physician and/or patient.
  • Provides appropriate nursing education which includes, but not limited to injection training for gender-affirming hormone therapy, STI testing, PrEP, reproductive health, and Immunizations. Provides health counseling or arranges for counseling to be provided to students in need of support.
  • Assists medical providers during clinic hours; assists in conducting physical examinations and assessments; obtains information from students/patients to compile medical history.
  • Works closely with the Health & Counseling Center Case Manager on high acuity cases. Arranges for referrals and communicates pertinent information to consulting medical providers, hospitals, clinics, or other agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability with computers and electronic health records (EHR).
  • Demonstrated ability working with confidential records.


Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing as a Registered Nurse. Current Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) license as a Registered Nurse and 3 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Experience working with a CLIA-waived lab, cleaning instruments, and using an autoclave. Experience in College Health or Ambulatory Nursing preferred. Experience working with vulnerable populations preferred.  

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to the pursuit of your long-term professional goals?
  • Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
As you apply online, you will also be expected to provide an answer to the following:  
  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.