This RN position is a temporary position that will end December 2021. Provides support to the Nurse Practitioner, Physician and Health Center Director. Provides support to students, faculty, and staff with COVID-19 communication, vaccination, and contact tracing.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Prepares patients for examination.
Assists Health Center Nurse Practitioner and Doctor, as needed.
Conducts assessments of patients' vital signs. Records health information and patients' vital signs in the patients' health records.
Administers first aid to MSSU students, staff, and faculty.
Administers specified medications, orally, by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection. Record time and amount in patients' charts. Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge.
Assembles and uses equipment such as nebulizer equipment and oxygen supplies.
Collects samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients for testing. Performs routine laboratory tests on samples.
Maintains immunization records on all students.
Ensures documentation of education, informed consent, etc. on all records.
Maintains and updates patient records; prepares and submits necessary reports. Posts lab results.
Cleans and stocks exam rooms.
Answers patients' calls. Ensures all patients are contacted after a clinic visit concerning test results.
Counsels students on health conditions and lifestyle issues.
Assists Director in developing health care and emergency care plans for patients.
Assists with patient intake information, if needed, to facilitate coordinated care of patient.
Other duties as assigned by the Director.
Education, Experience, and Licenses
Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) required, Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred, from a regionally accredited college or university.
Minimum of six months progressive experience is similar nursing practice. One year related experience or training preferred. Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Licensed Registered Nursing in the State of Missouri is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Requires ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to hear and speak.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to hazardous biological materials. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Regular office hours as determined by University policy, with approval of supervisor .
NOTICE : The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Internal Number: 1531843
About Missouri Southern State University
Missouri Southern State University is a four year liberal arts public institution serving more than 5,000 students in over 140 academic programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theatre, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient and vibrant city with a population of over 50,000 serving a metropolitan statistical area of 208,000. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.