To provide skilled, ethical nursing care and to assist clinicians in the identification and treatment of health problems within the student population. To provide health education and supportive consultation and referral for patients under the supervision of the Medical Director and Executive Director of the Primary Care Health Service (PCHS). To administer immunizations, allergen immunotherapy and travel-related health care to students needing these services. All duties are performed within the scope of practice of the registered nurse as defined by the Nurse Practice Act of New York State
Department Primary Care Health Service Reports to Title Executive Director of Health Services and Medical Director of PCHS Full or Part Time Full Time Number Of Months 9 months Work Schedule
Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
September through May
Position End Date (if temporary) Posting Number 2020 -01686- AS
Essential Duties Summary
Direct Nursing Care to Patients:
1. Administer immunizations and tuberculosis testing, as well as emergency treatment for anaphylaxis under the regulations of the NYS Nurse Practice Act.
2. Administer medications, including injectables, following direct orders from PCHS clinicians.
3. Coordinate the travel-related health care services provided in the PCHS, which include administration of travel-related vaccines, medications, and anticipatory guidance.
4. Administer allergy treatments following the regimen of the patient’s allergist and after review of the regimen by the PCHS Medical Director.
5. Triage/Walk In Urgent Care Service:
screen patients and refer to the PCHS clinicians as indicated. Perform vital signs, health histories and symptom analysis; perform physical assessments as indicated by history; perform phlebotomy, electrocardiography and other laboratory testing (including rapid HIV testing) and collect laboratory specimens; dress wounds; perform vision testing; actively collaborate with PCHS clinicians in the assessment and treatment of health problems; collaborate with, and act as consultant to, reception staff to promote efficient patient flow.
6. Institute and perform basic emergency life-support procedures.
7. Document nursing assessment and treatment in the electronic and paper health records.
8. Assist medical providers on certain medical procedures-such as IUD insertion and removal.
9. Member of the clinical COVID19 response team providing case management to diagnosed patients.
Patient Education and Health Promotion:
1. Provide individualized anticipatory guidance, screening and health education to promote and maintain health.
2. Refer to PCHS clinicians and health educators for further information as indicated.
3. Participate in formal and informal campus health and wellness programs.
1. Communicate with patients via telephone regarding laboratory results, advice, follow up instructions and referrals.
2. Provide precise and accurate information to enable the patient to make informed health care decisions and promote the patient’s active participation in her own care.
3. Inform patients of their rights.
4. Promote positive patient relations and treat others with care and respect, maintaining confidentiality, privacy and dignity.
Health Service Systems:
1. In collaboration with the Director of Operations:
Order laboratory supplies and medications and ensure their appropriate storage in locked cabinets and refrigerators; maintain inventory records; review expiration dates and appropriately dispose of expired stock in accordance with federal and local regulations. Order and maintain inventory on all other medical supplies.
2. In collaboration with the Medical Director:
Perform Quality Control procedures on laboratory testing equipment and ensure its accurate functioning. Process incoming laboratory results and distribute them to the ordering clinicians, giving priority to “panic” and abnormal values. Assist clinicians with follow up of normal and abnormal results.
3. Supervise work-study student in the performance of their duties: the collection, cleaning and sterilization of instruments and other equipment; the cleaning and stocking of the clinical exam rooms; the proper disposal of biohazard waste materials.
PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS/COMPLIANCE/CLINICAL QUALITY:
1. Maintain currency of licensure as required by the New York State Education Department.
2. Actively support and participate in PCHS Quality Assurance activities, departmental provider meetings, case conferences and supervisor/peer review.
3. Attend professional continuing education activities and conferences. Stay current with and adhere to federal, state and local health regulations and recommendations, particularly immunization requirements.
4. Develop and evaluate own goals for professional growth.
5. Participate in annual performance evaluations and review of the RN job description.
6. Participate in updating departmental and patient education literature.
7. Maintain confidentiality of patient information.
8. Demonstrate a knowledge of and sensitivity to diverse patient cultures and a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
9. Contribute to the orientation of new clinical and administrative staff.
10. Update computer skills as required for documentation of patient records and other uses.
11. Performs other duties as assigned by the Medical Director and the Health Service Director.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Required Qualification Summary
- Current New York State registered nurse license
- One to two years’ experience in ambulatory care
- An interest in the health care of adolescent and young women
- Phlebotomy, electrocardiography and IV placement skills
- Experience in immunotherapy
- Basic life support skills
- Computer skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Preferred Qualification Summary
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
- Prior work experience in College Health or Student Health Setting
- Prior experience working with adolescents and young adults around health education.
Physical Demands Summary
- Able to bend, reach and ambulate freely.
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Open Date 07/27/2020
Open Until Filled Yes