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Staff Nurse

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
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    105340954


The Staff Nurse position is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-3. Under the general direction of the Director of Health Services, and in collaboration with other health care providers, the Staff Nurse is responsible for the triage, assessment and care of illness, injury and general health concerns of students and visitors, following the guidelines set by the College's Health Services. Determines the severity of the patient's health problems or concerns, and provides initial care and treatment utilizing established clinical guidelines. Refers patients requiring evaluation and definitive care to the physician(s) and/or mid-level provider, provides education such as prevention and healthy lifestyles, etc. Participates in the Health Services' immunization stocking, procedures, implementation and tracking. Participates in ordering of medications for Health Services'. Functions independently within the broad scope of the College's policies and guidelines and refers exceptions to the Director of Health Services.

Takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment. Understands and contributes to the implementation of department and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a multicultural environment.

Key Responsibilities

Patient Care
  • Provides direct nursing care, treatment and medications to patients with medical and nursing needs
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care according to the needs of each patient, based on appropriate standards of practice and as ordered by the physician.
  • Develops and follows nursing protocols under guidance of physician
  • Reviews relevant patient data and keeps necessary documentation including patient assessments, care, progress notes and any other required charting to maintain complete and accurate medical records.
  • Follows universal precautions when exposed to blood and bodily fluids
  • Participates in programs of quality assurance and peer review

Immunizations and Medications
  • Participates in Health Services' immunization stocking, procedures, implementation, and tracking
  • Participates in medication ordering for the Health Services



QUALIFICATIONS

Required
  • Graduate of an accredited BS degree nursing education program.
  • Current registered nurse license to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Certified in basic CPR
  • 2 years of Registered Nurse experience in a hospital, clinic, or medical facility
  • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, leadership, time management, and organizational skills
  • Proficient in MS Office and use of Electronic Health Record
  • Experience working with a diverse community
  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical and lift test
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interestedcandidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.
ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!<br/><br>The Staff Nurse position is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-3. Under the general direction of the Director of Health Services, and in collaboration with other health care providers, the Staff Nurse is responsible for the triage, assessment and care of illness, injury and general health concerns of students and visitors, following the guidelines set by the College's Health Services. Determines the severity of the patient's health problems or concerns, and provides initial care and treatment utilizing established clinical guidelines. Refers patients requiring evaluation and definitive care to the physician(s) and/or mid-level provider, provides education such as prevention and healthy lifestyles, etc. Participates in the Health Services' immunization stocking, procedures, implementation and tracking. Participates in ordering of medications for Health Services'. Functions independently within the broad scope of the College's policies and guidelines and refers exceptions to the Director of Health Services.<br><br>Takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment. Understands and contributes to the implementation of department and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a multicultural environment.<br><br>Key Responsibilities<br><br><em>Patient Care</em><br><ul><li>Provides direct nursing care, treatment and medications to patients with medical and nursing needs</li><li>Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care according to the needs of each patient, based on appropriate standards of practice and as ordered by the physician.</li><li>Develops and follows nursing protocols under guidance of physician</li><li>Reviews relevant patient data and keeps necessary documentation including patient assessments, care, progress notes and any other required charting to maintain complete and accurate medical records.</li><li>Follows universal precautions when exposed to blood and bodily fluids</li><li>Participates in programs of quality assurance and peer review</li></ul><br><em>Immunizations and Medications</em><br><ul><li>Participates in Health Services' immunization stocking, procedures, implementation, and tracking</li><li>Participates in medication ordering for the Health Services</li></ul><br><br><br><b>QUALIFICATIONS</b><br><br>Required<br><ul><li>Graduate of an accredited BS degree nursing education program.</li><li>Current registered nurse license to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.</li><li>Certified in basic CPR</li><li>2 years of Registered Nurse experience in a hospital, clinic, or medical facility</li><li>Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, leadership, time management, and organizational skills</li><li>Proficient in MS Office and use of Electronic Health Record</li><li>Experience working with a diverse community</li><li>Successful completion of pre-employment physical and lift test</li></ul><b>APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS</b><br><br>Interestedcandidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until position is filled. <br><strong>ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE <br>Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!<br/> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/GwVKQnseVXeBhpLZikNan">
Posted: 2018-11-03 Expires: 2019-01-04

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