The George Mason University, Student Health Services department invites applications for a Clinic Nurse position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Department:
Student Health Services (SHS) provides health care services at George Mason University (GMU). SHS provides primary care services and health promotion to eligible students at GMU, including but not limited to, initial and follow up assessment, history taking, physical exam of patients, utilization of differential diagnosis, appropriate interventions, consultations and referrals as indicated, and basic emergency treatment and stabilization. Staff provide services to faculty, staff, and visitors on an as needed basis.
The Clinic Nurse supports the clinic health care providers with ambulatory nursing health care skills and services. He/she maintains a safe and orderly flow of patients through the clinic. The nurse participates in student immunization review and administration, allergy treatment immunotherapy, mass flu clinics, telephone and in-person triage, provides wound care, treatments and medication administration ordered by the providers. In addition, the clinic nurse participates in peer review, CQI, Risk Management, Utilization Review and provides input for policy and procedure process changes or revisions.
Triage (Telephonic and In-Person):
Delivers safe and effective triage to students walking in or calling the clinic for acute appointments;
Utilizes approved protocols for triage and complies with documentation requirements as stated in the triage policy and procedure.
Clinic Procedures and Treatments:
Clinic procedures and treatments;
Completes annual competency review requirements.
Manages Patient Flow:
Maintains a safe, efficient and orderly flow of patients through the clinic;
Accurately utilizes the EMR and Nurse Order Monitor for documentation and clinic flow monitoring.
Immunizations and Allergy Immunotherapy:
Administers immunizations and allergy immunotherapy;
Transcribes immunization records;
Maintains knowledge and skill of changing CDC and WHO requirements.
Laboratory Functions – Clinical:
Maintains proficiency in phlebotomy skills, performance of CLIA waived tests and knowledge of basic laboratory processing requirements;
Completes lab competencies;
Completes bi-annual MTS competencies.
Preceptor/Mentor for BSN Students and New Hires – Clinical:
Participates as a preceptor for BSN students as assigned;
Provides input and offers support as a mentor to future GMU nurse graduates;
Participates as a nurse preceptor to new hires.
Participates as a chair on the CQI Committee;
Assists CQI Coordinator with QI studies, bench marking, quality loops and implementation of solutions;
Makes recommendations for improvement in training and competency completion.
Completes summer, winter projects and management of the daily/weekly/monthly log;
Seeks, develops and participates in special projects assigned or volunteered to support continued training, education, improvements and team building;
Monitors and maintains the daily/weekly/monthly log to ensure all requirements are met;
Reports missed requirements to the Clinic Coordinator.
Experience and knowledge of adult ambulatory care practices;
Experience and knowledge of unique needs of a college student;
Telephonic and in-person triage skills;
Excellent communication skills;
Phlebotomy skills and IV training;
Performs EKGs, administers nebulizer treatment;
Knowledge of Allergy Immunotherapy;
Knowledge of adolescent and adult immunization requirements;
Demonstrates a greater level of knowledge and understanding of SHS Electronic Medical Records than his/her peers;
Demonstrates a higher level of knowledge and understanding of the day to day clinical roles, functions and schedules than his/her peers;
Maintains working knowledge of computers to keep with current technological innovations within the scope of work tasks and duties;
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Virginia or valid Multi-State License;
Healthcare Provider BLS certification;
Must be a graduate of an accredited diploma, associate or bachelor of science degree in registered nursing;
At least three years of nursing experience in a hospital or health care setting in addition to clinical experience obtained while seeking a nursing degree;
At least one year of experience in a physician's office (preferably adult medicine or college health);
Demonstrates history of leadership and excellent employee communication.
One year experience in adult medicine or college health setting.
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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