Additional Information The Clinical Nurse 2 position is a Partial Year Career position. A partial year career appointment is established to accommodate foreseeable seasonal fluctuations in staffing, budgetary, operational, or other needs and contains regularly scheduled non-work periods during which the incumbent remains an employee and retains health benefits, but is not at work. Please note that the Clinical Nurse 2 non-work period is for 4 weeks during the summer and is unpaid time off.
UCSC Statement UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.
Initial Review Date (IRD) UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
Initial Review Date (IRD): 09-06-2021
Dept Marketing Statement Student Health Services (SHS) is a full-service medical facility offering clinical, educational, and psychological services to diverse students on the UC Santa Cruz campus. Comprising a variety of Clinical Services, including Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Laboratory, and X-ray, SHS also has an onsite retail pharmacy, offering both prescriptive pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter products. Other SHS departments include CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education) the advocacy and prevention education office that supports survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and dating/domestic violence; Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP) and the Condom Co-op; Patient Support Services, and Student Insurance Programs. Student Health Services employs approximately 120 staff including Physicians, Lab Scientists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Radiologists, and other clinical and administrative staff. Student Health Services (SHS) values staff with interest and experience in working with students with a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and gender identities.
Under the medical direction of physicians and the clinical supervision of the Clinic Director, the Clinical Nurse performs patient care at the Student Health Center and completes a variety of established nursing procedures using current clinical knowledge. Works with an interdisciplinary team, within a scope defined by Student Health Services policies as well as relevant State and other applicable regulations. The Clinical Nurse exercises professional judgement in the day-to-day operation of nursing-staffed functions and acts as a role model and mentor to other nurses, staff and students.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: $42.49 - $53.86 / Hourly. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and and years of licensed experience.
Employee Classification: Partial Year Career Appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: NX
Job Code Classification: 009139 (CLIN NURSE 2)
Job Duties 80% - Assessment and Treatment
Obtain vital signs, take patient health history; Perform accurate assessment of health status, condition and/or illness.
Triage students presenting via telephone or in person; Set priorities for their health care needs, and facilitate appropriate care and interventions.
Interpret and implement physician orders; Prepare patient for needed procedures; Assist in treatment procedures; Carry out authorized treatment of illness and injury, in consultation with or referral to other health care providers and in accordance with Student Health Services Policies and Procedures; Provide oral and injectable medication; Provide acute and post-operative wound care.
Provide routine immunizations and allergy injections.
Provide travel consultations and immunizations for UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) and other students in accordance with Student Health Services Policies and Procedures.
Provide patient education, advise patient on self-care, needed follow up and suggested behaviors to achieve optimal health maintenance and improvement.
Coordinate care and case management that involves other health professionals or resources;
Provide continuity and help the student deal effectively with the health care system.
Provide patient-centered care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences needs, and values. Provide and promote excellence in customer service.
Perform all other duties within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse licensed in California.
10% - Infection Control and Routine Duties
Use appropriate infection control and safety techniques, including cleaning and sterilizing instruments and equipment, preparing trays according to standards, and monitoring availability of clinic supplies.
Collaborate in support and maintenance of clinical care areas, including the disposal of hazardous waste.
10% - Administrative Support
Record accurate, timely, and relevant signed and dated entries in the medical record.
Accurately record billing information on each patient seen, including missed appointments.
Order and stock supplies; Receive orders. Keep work area organized and stocked with needed supplies.
Participate in Quality Assurance/Continuous Quality Improvement activities of Student Health Services.
Assist in orientation of new staff.
Related education and general nursing work experience including a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California
Related experience or skills, knowledge and abilities such as those attained through 6 months of clinical experience in a family practice or student health setting
Knowledge of nursing/health education guidelines
Ability to apply clinical judgement appropriately. Seeks medical consultation, when necessary
Knowledge of standard infection control practices including use of universal precautions, and sterile technique
Excellent communication and listening skills. Maintains a positive communication style during all interactions
Ability to provide and promote excellent customer service and to respectfully respond to patient-centered preferences, needs and values
Ability to use standard clinical equipment per regulatory standards and guidelines; Ability to operate necessary safety and medical equipment, as needed
Ability to work cooperatively and independently at times with minimal supervision
Demonstrated flexibility, organizational, and prioritization skills
Strong multitasking skills with frequent interruptions and time constraints
Ability to handle difficult, sensitive and confidential situations tactfully
Recent experience with electronic medical records
Ability to start Intravenous lines/venipuncture
Experience with clinical triage situations
Selected Candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-hire criminal history background check and a pre hire credentialing check
Possession of a current State of California Nursing License, in good standing
Possession of or the ability to possess a current CPR Certificate within 90 days of hire
Must complete HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act) training within 30 days of hire
Must complete Title IX (Sexual Harassment) training as required
Will be required to comply with current Student Health Center employee health safety requirements for health care workers as defined by state and federal regulatory agencies; Current health safety requirements to be discussed during the interview
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here
Safety Statement All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
EEO/AA The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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