Requisition # 2018-9038 Department Health Services Category Health Services Full-Time / Part-Time Part-Time Application Deadline
Princeton University is seeking a self-motivated, knowledgeable, energetic, and flexible professional to serve as a nurse aide on the overnight care unit. The Infirmary is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, during the academic year from September to June (closed during the summer), providing after-hours nursing care to students. The Infirmary follows written protocols and has 24 hour physician and counselor support.
This position is a part-time benefits eligible nurse aide position. The shifts are overnight shifts, 2-3 days a week (Thursday-Saturday).
University Health Services (UHS) at Princeton University is a fully accredited (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, or “AAAHC”) health care facility. Located in the McCosh Health Center, the Caldwell Field House and Dillon Gym, UHS provides comprehensive health services to more than 7,500 Princeton undergraduate and graduate students, and specialized services to Princeton University faculty, staff, and employees who experience work-related injuries and illnesses, or who require consultations regarding international and travel medicine.
UHS's mission is to enhance learning and student success by advancing the health and well-being of our diverse University community. This mission is pursued and supports the University's purpose by using current knowledge of health and human development to guide responsive, high quality clinical, prevention, and consultation services.
UHS's values are Respect & Compassionate Care; Integrity & Service Excellence; Collaboration & Innovative Solutions; & Engagement & Lifelong Learning.
UHS hires individuals of all backgrounds. We build on our staff's diversity--recognizing, valuing, and appreciating the different perspectives, talents and energy of all. UHS invites all its employees to make a valuable contribution in this regard. We firmly believe that being an inclusive and culturally responsive community is one of the foundations of a vibrant, relevant organization. We aspire to develop the mindsets, knowledge and abilities to build equitable and inclusive systems, teams and culture.
The Nurse Aide provides support by assisting with patient care, housekeeping, clerical, food service, and other duties as assigned. The duties listed are not all inclusive of the position. The Nurse's Aide functions under the supervision of the registered nurse, and may perform other tasks not listed at the discretion of the registered nurse.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists nurses as directed to provide care for patients
Takes vital signs and reports any abnormalities to registered nurse
Assists patients with ambulation and activities of daily living as needed
Changes bed linens
Answers call bells
Monitors patients on one-to-one basis as directed by RN
Reports to nurse any pertinent information regarding patient status
Performs collection and testing of specimens as directed by RN
Maintains open communication with other staff members
Performs hand off care with oncoming and outgoing nurses assistantsAssists nurses to provide emergency after-hours care to student
Obtains needed supplies as directed
Other clinical tasks as delegated by the Nurse on duty
Assists in providing a clean, safe environment on the Infirmary unit and other areas as needed/designated
Keeps patient rooms clean and tidy
Cleans discharge rooms
Monitors cleanliness and tidiness of bathrooms
Disposes of dirty linen in laundry bags and stores dirty linen in linen hampers in the designated area
Cleans surfaces in utility rooms, solarium and nurses station
Tidies exam room after use
Maintains cleanliness in kitchen and dining area
Cleans and stores equipment
Maintains adequate stock of supplies
Linen (Stocks linen room)
Other tasks as delegated by the Nurse on duty
Administrative Support (20%)
Enters student information into computer
Assists with admission and orientation to unit
Orders and distributes meals and snacks to patients
Assists with patient care related activities
Brings discharge papers and after-hours papers to clinic area daily at noon
Other data entry as designated.
Performs other duties as assigned
High School Education
Certification as Nursing Assistant or equivalent
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certifications.
Minimum of 2 years work experience, preferably in a health care setting.
Ability to move freely throughout the unit, and stand for long periods of time.
Ability to physically move/ambulate patients
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Dependability - attendance is critical
Experience working in a healthcare setting
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Standard Weekly Hours
Eligible for Overtime
Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)
Princeton University job offers are contingent upon the candidate's successful completion of a background check, reference checks, and pre-employment screening, as applicable. The type and extent of background check, reference checks, and pre-employment screening may vary depending on the requirements and/or functions of the job and the candidate's current employment status with Princeton University.
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.