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.
Knowledge and experience typically acquired by:
Minimum of 5 years of direct patient care.
RN license in Massachusetts, BLS certifiTriage/phone triage experience, strong computer skills are required.
Previous experience with and facility in using an electronic medical record.
Excellent communication skills, written, verbal and the ability to communicate well with a diverse, colege age population are also required.
Teamwork and flexibility are key skills.
Restocking room with medical supplies requires the ability to lift.
Ambulatory, outpatient care is highly desirable.
Emergency nursing experience is also welcomed, particularly the ability to place IVs for IV fluid needs.
Telephone triage skills, and prior experience with a college aged population a plus.
Allergy injections, immunization administration and IV hydration are all services we offer at Health Service .
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Position is 35 hours per week. We would also consider a 40 week assignment if that is of interest to selected candidate.