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Job Title: Staff Nurse
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Organization: Morehouse College
Posted: 7/17/2017
Type: Full-Time
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Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA   
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Position Description: The Staff Nurse is supervised by the College Physician and the Director of the Student Health Center. She/he is responsible for providing nursing care to students in a primary health care setting. This care may include identification and management and or referral of health problems and the maintenance of the student consumer’s health through intervention and education. Responsible to the Director of the Student Health Clinic for evaluating and treating student health complaints following nursing protocols; ensuring the scientific application of the principles of nursing science, patient safety, and patient teaching; utilizing nursing skills in health promotion, disease prevention and restoration of health; and performing other related duties as assigned.

• Evaluates and provides nursing assessment of health problems of students to determine appropriate level of care needed.

• Provides treatment for selected health problems under nursing protocol.

• Documents assessment and care in health record.

• Refers patients needing care by nurse practitioner or physician; schedules appointments as needed.

• Assists nurse practitioner/physician with examinations, procedures, dispensing medications and patient teaching.

• Assists with patient follow-up, contacting patients about findings of laboratory and other investigations, need for additional care, etc.

• Administers injections including immunizations and insures appropriate patient screening, teaching and observation following injection.

• Counsels patients regarding their health risks, health problems, treatment options and appropriate use of the health care system.

• Provide appropriate first aid and life support to patients undergoing medical emergency.

• Performs non-complex physical examinations.

• Educates students regarding promotion of health and prevention of illness including sexually transmitted diseases, family planning/contraception, nutrition and health related behaviors.

• Maintains familiarity with applicable health and safety regulations and ensures compliance.

• Facilitates provision of appropriate patient and health education activities including presentations at outreach programs.

Qualifications: • Knowledge of advanced nursing skills and techniques.

• Knowledge of health sciences and nursing procedures as practiced in college health and in clinic settings.

• Knowledge of university policies and procedures.

• Ability to communicate effectively with university personnel at various levels, students, parents, representatives of the community and medical community.

• Ability to keep records and reports.

• Ability to work independently and make decisions regarding patient care.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient records.

• Must possess a current Georgia State Registered Nurse license and be in good standing with the Board of Nursing. • Must have three or more years’ experience in a primary health care delivery system (or related experience).

• Must be proficient in physical assessment and related treatment protocols.

Organization Description: Morehouse College is an equal opportunity employer. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against in any condition of employment because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Closing Date: 10/5/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Evelyn Graham,  Staff Nurse
Contact Location:

Atlanta   GA  30314
United States
Contact Location:
 
  Atlanta   GA  30314
  United States
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Contact Email: phsi@morehouse.edu
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How to Apply: To be considered for this position, please complete the employment application and upload your resume through Morehouse College's job application portal below. Please ensure that the position title and corresponding department are included on your cover letter, resume and/or employment application. https://morehousecollege.formstack.com/forms/emplo yement_application

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