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Registered Nurse I - Student Health Care Center (CHFM) (523539) - Med Surg

Company: UF Health Shands at the University of Florida
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse I - Student Health Care Center (CHFM) (523539)Classification Title:

Registered Nurse I

Job Description:

The Student Health Care Center at The University of Florida within the department of Community Health and Family Medicine (CHFM) is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) I. This RN I will serve as the Student Health Care Center (SHCC) triage nurse, and will provide coordination of patient care within the clinics of SHCC. The incumbent will work independently to perform patient assessments and nurse visits. This includes triaging patients to appropriate clinics within SHCC and will include screening and counseling patients, and collecting and documenting vital signs. The RN I will also provide treatments, procedures, administer medications, and perform visual acuity and Point-of-Care testing as directed by providers. Furthermore, the RN I will provide independent care to patients using nursing guidelines, standing orders, policies, & procedures and other clinical duties as assigned.

Triage Patient Care:

* Triage patients presenting to the clinic and assess need for level of care.
* Communicate with providers and nursing staff within the clinics for care coordination.
* Perform assessment of patients and document in the EMR, including chief complaint, vital signs, and supporting medical information.
* Provides treatments, procedures, and administers medications as directed under standing orders and by providers.
* Documents pertinent information in patients' health record, Epic.
* Monitors patient response to treatments.
* Triages patients by telephone and in person ensuring that their health problem is appropriately managed in a timely manner.
* Provides care using SHCC Nursing guidelines, Standing Orders, policies, and procedures.
* Provides nursing coverage as needed to clinics within SHCC.

Direct Patient Care:

* Performs nurse visits for walk-in patients including assessments, medical care, and education under SHCC standing orders, policies & procedures.
* Documenting nurse visits in Epic (EMR).
* Scheduling follow-up care with a SHCC provider(s).

Education and Counseling:

* Educates and counsels patients on their specific medical illness or injury.
* Promotes health and wellness through assessment strategies and ongoing education/counseling.
* Documents interventions in patient's health record.

Other duties as assigned:

* Provides RN coverage for other teams and weekend clinic as needed and assigned.
* Rotates with other RNs & LPNs.
* Attend Nursing Staff meeting at SHCC.
* Participate in programs of quality improvement, special projects as assigned and continuing education.

Expected Salary:

The salary range is between $28.00 to $31.00 per hour, and is commensurate with skills and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Graduate of a nationally accredited nursing program. Licensed as a registered nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Current CPR Certification
* Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree.
* Two years of appropriate nursing experience
* Knowledge of providing patient care using sound nursing practice.
* Knowledge of electronic health records.
* Knowledge of Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
* Skilled in-patient triage and patient assessment
* Skilled in administering intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal injections
* Skilled in administering oxygen
* Skilled in starting, monitoring and administering intravenous (IV) fluids and medications
* Skilled in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
* Skilled in performing wound care and Point-of-Care Testing
* Ability to communicate efficiently in writing and verbally with patients, providers, nursing staff, and family members.
* Ability to take pertinent histories and document in appropriate health records.
* Ability to administer medications.
* Ability to provide treatments to patient using guidelines, policies and Standing Orders.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

* In order for your application for this position to be considered complete, you must upload a resume, and a cover letter, or letter of interest.
* This is a time-limited position. An appointment to a position funded by contract and grant, auxiliaries, or local funds, as appropriate, for a particular project, enterprise, or specified period. Such designation must be made to the position at the time of recruitment. A time-limited position shall have the same rights as a position with a regular appointment modifier, except such position shall not have rights provided for layoff, recall, and notice of non-reappointment.
* This is not a temporary position.
* If you are a Florida resident claiming veteran's preference, please upload a copy of your DD-214 with your application for consideration.

Post offer requirements:

* Health Clearance for patient and human blood contact
* Criminal background check
* Education and experience check

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply

Health Assessment Required: Yes

Keywords: UF Health Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville , Registered Nurse I - Student Health Care Center (CHFM) (523539) - Med Surg, Healthcare , Gainesville, Florida

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