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Staff Nurse/LPN (Part-time/Non-Benefited)

Apply now Job no: 501648
Position type: Staff Part Time
Benefit Status: Non-Benefited – Non-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Health Services
Salary: $25 to $27 per hour
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General Summary of Position:

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is looking to hire a part-time Staff Nurse/LPN in Health Services.  The position will be for 15 to 18 hours per week during the academic year.  The Staff Nurse/LPN will be responsible for providing professional, developmentally appropriate, culturally competent, evidence based, confidential, high quality health care to students at the University of Massachusetts Lowell facilitating their personal and academic success.

Essential Job Duties Listed Below:

Coordinates immunization requirements for students

  • Responsible for ensuring student compliance with state required immunizations
  • Maintains current knowledge of changes in Massachusetts immunization requirements and revises health forms as needed
  • Reviews health forms of students for compliance on an individual basis and maintains accurate database of immunization records
  • Accurately interprets complex medical records often in languages other than English and provides for the translation/interpretation of immunization data in languages other than English
  • Administers vaccines and/or titers as needed
  • Documents and maintains accurate immunization records for students on an individual basis in EHR
  • Develops and implements specific strategies to enhance student compliance

Coordinates Tuberculosis requirements for students

  • Reviews individual health records for tuberculosis risk factors
  • Administers and interprets Tuberculosis skin tests and IGRA tests
  • Documents result in EHR, makes referrals, and formulates plan of care as needed
  • Reports positive test results to appropriate authorities
  • Ensure student compliance with plan of care

Promote the University’s commitment to customer service by:

    • Build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
    • Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information.
    • Maintaining an environment that is welcoming and inclusive to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing

Certification/Licensure:

  • Current R.N./L.P.N. licensure with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Providers certification

Experience:

  • Minimum of   1-3 years of professional nursing experience

Skills:

  • Strong nursing assessment skills
  • Proven ability to manage a multiple patient case load to maintain daily patient flow
  • Knowledge of college immunization requirements
  • Experience effectively working with a culturally and ethnically diverse population
  • Demonstrated ability to triage
  • Proficient phlebotomy skills
  • Knowledge of risk management, medical ethics, and medical-legal liability
  • Knowledge of HIPAA/FERPA laws
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer literacy

Additional Considerations:

  • Experience working in college health and knowledge of the health needs of the traditional and non-traditional student preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using EMR, Medicat preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a temporary, part-time, non-benefited, non-unit position (18 hours per week).

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applicants are received.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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