Registered Nurse (RN), Student Health

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Atlanta, GEORGIA
Job Type: FullTime

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A Nurse of Student Health provides general nursing care for adolescent, young adult and adult patients.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Ensures efficient patient flow through the clinic and provides phone consultation with patients.
  • May triage patients according to the nature of the patient's complaint and the availability of clinicians.
  • Under the instruction of a medical doctor, performs certain laboratory tests ordered by clinicians.
  • Administers medications, provides wound care, maintains emergency carts, starts IVs, maintains medical supplies, and organizes and re-stocks treatment rooms and labs.
  • May administer immunizations and determine whether or not a student is eligible to register for classes.
  • Coordinates or assists with special immunization campaigns.
  • Identifies patient problems, symptoms, and behavioral changes.
  • Reviews and maintains complete and accurate documentation related to the admission, care, transfer or discharge of the patient.
  • Prepares charts for new patients.
  • Identifies and responds to patient educational needs.
  • May supervise staff.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

ADDITIONAL JOB DETAILS:

  • Capable clinician who has acquired broad experience in caring for patients, and has developed a sound understanding about the care of a particular patient population.
  • Routinely uses acquired knowledge, theory, research and experience to respond to changes in clinical situations.
  • Is able to apply the Synergy Model for Care-a conceptual framework that aligns patients’ needs with nurse competencies- in practice, and use this knowledge to personalize care for each patient/family.
  • Serves as a resource to colleagues and strong advocate for patients/families.
  • Consistently communicates effectively and respectfully with the patient, the patient's family, and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Serve as a team member of the Contact Tracer COVID-19 Emory Student Health Response team.
  • Essential function will be to initiate prompt communication with people who are diagnosed or have been exposed to COVID-19 through phone calls and secure message.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the Contact tracing surveillance team.
  • Delivers safe, dependable and effective care to a patient population independently utilizing the nursing process. Demonstrates developed assessment skills.
  • Recognizes the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes.
  • Continues to recognize own performance limitations, but requires minimal assistance.
  • Documents the nursing process accurately and in the appropriate format (e.g. computer, clinical pathway, chart).
  • Plans and implements patient care in collaboration with the healthcare team.
  • Utilizes patient/family input and goals in planning plan of care.
  • Evaluates patient's response to planned care and adjusts plan of care as appropriate.
  • Identifies patient and family learning needs and makes recommendations to resources regarding those needs. Incorporates AACN Synergy Model into clinical practice.
  • Manages time effectively.
  • Identifies the need to revise policies and procedures for a patient population based on receipt/review of evidence-based research.
  • Delegates appropriately utilizing the Synergy model of care.
  • Recognizes the roles of the interdisciplinary team, patient and family care partners and utilizes them appropriately as resources in planning patient care.
  • Functions in a developing leadership role.
  • Functions as Charge Nurse when assigned.
  • Orients staff or students as assigned in absence of designated preceptor.
  • Utilizes resources in a responsible manner with a focus on cost containment.
  • Demonstrates effective listening skills.
  • Reduces barriers to facilitate communication.
  • Utilizes effective conflict resolution skills.
  • Individualizes care based upon the knowledge of the patient and the family.
  • Recognizes needs and advocates for patient based on knowledge of condition.
  • Has awareness of one's own values and how they affect interactions and relationships.
  • Recognizes that cultural differences need to be considered in developing patient and family relationships (focus on identifying cultural norms).
  • Identifies and implements a course of action in non-routine situations.
  • May seek assistance to resolve complex issues.
  • Respects and maintains confidential information.
  • Accepts personal accountability for professional development and growth.
  • Participates within the unit to identify and address discipline specific issues and needs.
  • Articulates application of Synergy model for care in clinical practice.
  • Collects, reports, analyzes and provides data on an ongoing basis and as required by physician and/or interdisciplinary teams in accordance with organization standards.
  • Revises and evaluates effectiveness of patient care documentation.
  • Uses interviews, surveys, focus groups and questionnaires to identify and resolves areas for improvement.
  • Reports to the Director of Nursing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia.
  • Two years of recent (within the past five years) nursing experience in an outpatient setting.
  • Completion of a physical assessment course or experience conducting physical assessments.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

 

*****TIME LIMITED BENEFITS ELIGIBLE 1 YEAR APPOINTMENT*****



To ensure the safety of our campus community, all unvaccinated faculty and staff are currently required to get a weekly screening test for COVID-19.

 

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).
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