Posting Summary: The Department of Student Health, General Medicine clinic is currently seeking a Registered Nurse to deliver comprehensive professional nursing care to the students of the University of Virginia. Working as a member of a multidisciplinary team, the Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to both non-acute and acutely ill students, in addition to students seeking health maintenance services. The incumbent ensures compliance with physician orders and follows established nursing processes, including patient assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation. Successful candidates will have an Associate's degree or graduated from an accredited diploma program in Nursing along with a minimum of one year of experience in ambulatory care with a primary care focus, Urgent Care Center or Emergency Department.
The position will remain open until filled. To apply online, search for posting #0623439 at https://jobs.virginia.edu (Jobs@UVA).
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Michele Jarman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Student Health at the University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to developing diversity in faculty and staff and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
Required Minimum Level of Education: Associate's Degree or Equivalent
Required Specific Degree/Training: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Licensed as an RN in a Compact State with eligibility to work in the state of Virginia.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: Experience in an ambulatory care setting to include, primary care, acute/urgent care or emergency care.
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience in an ambulatory care setting, an allergy clinic, the emergency department, an urgent care center, or public health department.
Experience with the administration of vaccines and allergy immunotherapy, screening and management of communicable diseases, care coordination, and the rapid screening & prioritization of patients needing to be triaged by phone or in person.
Required License or Certification: Licensed as an RN with eligibility to work in the state of Virginia. CPR-BLS Certified.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Proficiency with skills common to an ambulatory care setting including triage, care of the acutely ill and those with non-acute concerns, and concepts of health promotion & maintenance.
Develops a partnership with students, including education & anticipatory guidance, encouraging them to become active participants in, and assume responsibility for their care; to become informed consumers capable of navigating a complex healthcare system, adopt healthy lifestyle practices, and successfully manage their chronic illness.
Performs rapid assessments of a wide range of acutely ill patients, both by phone & in person.
Performs focused history and physical exams, prioritization & disposition of acutely ill patients, ensuring they receive the appropriate level of care in a timely manner.
Retrieves, reads and synthesizes health related information from multiple sources including: inpatient records, discharge summaries, clinic notes, radiology reports, lab values, immunization records, home health records, PT/OT reports, social work or mental health provider's notes/reports.
Functions autonomously utilizing nursing protocols to perform health screenings, required and recommended vaccines, allergy injections, order laboratory and radiological testing, refill prescriptions, and initiate referrals.
Utilizes critical thinking when encountering complicating factors.
Collaborates with the nursing supervisor and other nursing colleagues to develop a suitable plan that takes into account patient acuity, available resources, and other complicating factors.
Able to adapt rapidly to changes in clinic volume, patient acuity, and related factors to ensure the efficient & equitable use of resources.
Performs specific therapeutic interventions to assist with medical and nursing management of students requiring ongoing care.
Possesses expertise in medication administration via multiple routes, intravenous therapy, and other skills required to provide direct patient care to the college population.
Able to establish patient baseline from which to gauge progress or deterioration.
Able to recognize & respond to changes in patient condition, and transfer to a higher level of care if indicated.
Performs assessments prior to and following interventions to assess response to care and adjusts the plan of care accordingly.
Communicate updated patient status, including improvement or worsening of symptoms, the need for additional interventions, and readiness for discharge.
Provides follow-up calls to assess progress of previously seen patients.
Required Computer Applications: Windows platform, MSOffice
Preferred Computer Applications: Electronic medical record systems
Internal Number: 353_84786
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.