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Summer Nurse (LPN/RN)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Jan. 21, 2020
Title Summer Nurse (LPN/RN)
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Health Services

Summer Nurse (LPN/RN)


Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) offers a wide range of summer programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for student in grades 4-12. Our academic programs bring over 1,000 students to campus. Programs are one to four weeks in length, both day and residential. We offer programs such as aerospace engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, robotics, and more! We also offer sports camps throughout the summer for students in grades 2-12, which are run in partnership with Athletics. Please see more information about our programs:

The Office of Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs is seeking to hire nurses to deliver the health care for summer academic programs and sports camps with participants in grades 4-12. Responsibilities include nursing care, health teaching, triage, and data collection/verification of health forms. Nurses work autonomously, staffing the Summer Nurse Office and providing care as needed.

All applicants require excellent interpersonal skills, good judgement, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. A successful nurse will also exhibit a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and an interest to work with participants and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Hours include daytime, evening, overnight, and weekend hours. Overnight hours include a private area for sleeping. Number of hours per week is flexible, usually 24-40.

Demonstrates commitment to professional standards and continued professional development.
  • Is knowledgeable about policies, procedures, and nursing care standards and uses these when providing patient care.
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for quality of own nursing practice.
  • Maintains a high level of professional knowledge and skill through self-directed learning and participation in organized continuing education programs.
  • Incorporates the concept of patient/family rights into nursing practice.
  • Performs more complex nursing activities as her/his competence increases.

Provides individualized, goal directed nursing care to patients through use of the nursing process.
  • Triage student health care needs via telephone or walk-in basis and advises appropriately.
  • Informs supervisor of campus emergencies, seriously ill, hospitalized, or psychologically disturbed students, daily operational problems, or any problems requiring supervisory intervention.
  • Provides direct nursing care and education to students.
  • Assists staff in referrals and transportation of students as needed for medical treatment if out of nursing scope of practice.
  • Contacts parents regarding treatment of minors as needed.
  • First aid to program staff.

Ensure safety of patients, staff, and visitors. Objectives:
  • Recognizes potential hazards to patients, staff, and visitors. Takes steps to rectify.
  • Maintains working knowledge of equipment and supplies.
  • Uses and stores equipment according to written policies and procedures.
  • Promptly removes defective equipment from the patient care area and arranges to have it repaired or replaced.
  • Fosters noise control and unit cleanliness.
  • Sees that unusual occurrences are documented properly.
  • Observes established standards of fire, safety, and infection control.
  • Complies with established health policies and protocols.
  • Practices according to professional nursing scope of practice.

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with two years experience in an ambulatory health care facility, school health center or urgent care (pediatric experience a plus).
  • Valid license as an LPN or RN in the state of Massachusetts.
  • Must meet continuing medical education requirements for Massachusetts State licensure
  • Current CPR/AED certification.
  • Up to date immunizations or proof of immunity to MMR, tetanus, Hepatitis B.
  • Conditional offer pending a criminal background check.

June 21 - August 7, 2020

  • One meal per shift, when the dining hall is open.
  • An on-campus parking pass.

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

To apply, visit:

About WPI

WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI

WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.


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