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Job ID: 143392

Registered Nurse - Health Services
Tufts University

Date Posted Jun. 26, 2020
Title Registered Nurse - Health Services
University Tufts University
Medford\/Somerville, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Health Services

This is an academic year position working 40 weeks per year.We provide primary care to undergraduate and graduate students in a multidisciplinary setting. Our team consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychiatrists, medical assistants, lab technicians, drug and alcohol counselors, social workers, mental health counselors and support staff. Duties of the registered nurse include direct patient care that utilizes many skills, especially assessment and communication. Patient teaching, both informal (at the time of visit) and through planned outreach programs, provides a mechanism to contribute to the student’s overall education. Relevant topics for this teaching include women’s health issues, sexual assault, HIV, Gay/Lesbian/Transgender issues, substance abuse, ETOH abuse, just to name a few. Wellness is another Priority. Health Service provides a safe, caring environment in which we administer to the physical and emotional needs of our students. We are a member of the Tufts community and our mission reflects this philosophy.We serve a very diverse group of students, coming from many different cultures, countries, and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as having a range of gender identities, and sexual orientations. Respecting and serving the needs of our diverse population is of key importance. The successful candidate will be someone who has special training, understanding, or experience (including lived experience), with underserved populations. The Registered Nurse is expected to be a member of a clinical team. He/She must be able to function independently, communicate well with students, parents, peers, support staff and management. The ability to efficiently triage, prioritize, initiate and follow through with treatments is expected. Working in travel clinic, administering immunizations and allergy injections safely are all aspects of this position. Strong computer skills are also essential to work with the electronic medical system we are now using. The Registered Nurse will also assist the clinical staff and ensures the efficient flow of patients through the department.

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