Temporary Registered Nurse
Health and Counseling
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The Registered Nurse provides direct and indirect student-centered COVID support and general care and services to the students attending Reed College. This position requires direct student communication, strong clinical assessment skills, 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 temporary, non-benefited, full-time position working through May 31, 2022. The pay for this position is $35.70/hour. The work schedule for the college is Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. This position will be a combination of remote work and in-person work.
Who You Are
- You have 3 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse and Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
- You hold Current Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) license as a Registered Nurse.
- You have experience working with a CLIA-waived lab, cleaning instruments and using an autoclave.
- You demonstrate success in interacting effectively and compassionately with staff and students of diverse backgrounds.
- You show self-awareness, in terms of understanding your own culture,
- identity, biases, prejudices, power, privilege, and stereotypes.
- You are proficient in skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to practice in the area of college health. You seek knowledge and skills appropriate to college health care systems and integrate new information and methodologies.
- You exhibit initiative, a strong work ethic, and displays team cohesiveness. In discharging these duties, you, at all times, retain the interests of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, etc., at the very core of your work with students and other staff.
- You collaborate with the individual (including parents, family, spouse, partner, or significant other), 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 collaboratively participate with other members of the community in planning, identifying outcomes, implementing, assessing, and evaluating college health and community health services.
- You actively participate in self-evaluation by seeking and utilizing guidance and constructive feedback in a professional manner.
- You are flexible, resilient, and change oriented. You can maintain effectiveness where circumstances and priorities are changing.
- You have excellent written, interpersonal and customer service skills within an ambulatory medical clinic environment.
What You’ll Do
- Provide professional nursing care to students specifically related to COVID support and general triage duties; assess student health problems and under medical direction and determine the best method of treatment; initiate treatment or refer to appropriate personnel or facility. Under medical direction, prepare, carry out, evaluate, and revise treatment plans for patients; perform triage related responsibilities; responds to emergency situations.
- Provide required preventative immunizations and/or tests including phlebotomy; interpret findings to physician and/or patient.
- Provide appropriate nursing education which includes, but not limited to COVID-19 testing and support, 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.
- Assist medical providers during clinic hours; assist in conducting physical examinations and assessments; obtain information from students/patients to compile medical history.
- Work closely with the Health & Counseling Center Case Manager on high acuity cases. Arrange for referrals and communicate 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.
Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.