Hamilton College Registered Nurse/LPN in Clinton, New York
This is a non-exempt part time position with a 80% work schedule (1456 hours per year). Full time (35 hours per week) during the academic year with summers off. The work schedule rotates during the academic year, either 8:30 am - 4:30 pm or 10:30 am - 6:30 pm. Experienced LPNs are also encouraged to apply but will not be expected to perform any patient triage.
Perform triage on patients both by phone & in person, assess need & schedule as warranted, and document pertinent patient information in chart, not limited to but including allergies, current medications, vital signs, and overall health information.
Follow established written protocols, and conduct any screening tests as required.
Administer medications, immunizations, and other therapeutic or diagnostic procedures (blood tests, eye exams, ear irrigation, etc.) within the framework of established protocols.
Provide individual patient teaching, health education counseling, and act as a patient advocate.
Work with various equipment: laptop/docking station, laboratory equipment (centrifuge, refrigerators), office equipment (copier, fax), and clinic equipment (scales, otoscope, BP cuff, etc.). Monitor all equipment for maintenance and repair. Notify supervisor of any issues in a timely fashion.
Annually review RN protocols and procedures and provide updates in collaboration with other office staff and practitioners as they develop. This includes keeping current on new trends and sharing medical knowledge with co-workers.
Assist in maintenance of inventories for immunizations, medications, and health related supplies.
Perform point of care laboratory testing as required to include rapid strep tests, rapid mono tests, urine dips, urine pregnancy tests, and assist with hemoccult testing as needed.
Maintain a safe and comfortable work environment by cleaning equipment regularly and wiping down exams rooms between encounters.
Proficiency with travel counseling and vaccinations is preferred. Review travel itinerary for students planning to travel/study abroad and review CDC guidelines with such students, including updating their immunizations as recommended and arranging for travel medications when indicated. Collaborate with on campus clinicians for maintaining care of such students. Communicate with study abroad program when needed. Meet with special groups that have scheduled travel during the semester in order to educate group with CDC recommendations and work with individuals needing further supports for their upcoming trip.
Maintain accurate and complete documentation of all interactions involving patient care. This includes SOAP notes, progress notes, official logs and records. This also includes review of incoming student required health information, verifying student vaccination records and making sure information is accurately noted in our ICM module, following up with all students that have outstanding requirements.
Participate in internal and external quality assurance activities designed to evaluate and improve college health services
Maintain certification in nursing field by maintaining licenses without any lapses, maintaining malpractice insurance, keeping BLS certification current, maintaining infections control certification, as well as HIPAA certifications per state and/or campus guidelines.