Position Purpose: The Health Services Nurse is responsible for providing routine professional nursing services and delivery of health/wellness education to the campus community that enhances student learning and success by promoting, protecting and restoring student health and well-being. This is a full-time, 10-month, working August 1st - May 31st.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Perform independent nursing assessments (medical history and physical exam); provides nursing diagnosis and initiates treatment based on physician approved protocols.
Performs limited laboratory procedures.
Refers students to appropriate disciplines, community centers and local health care providers as condition warrants.
Teaches wellness strategies, disease prevention and healthy lifestyle choices to individuals and/or groups based on campus community needs.
Develops ongoing education programs in coordination with Director of Health Services.
Performs quality control measures routinely on medical devices/testing kits.
Assists with maintenance of treatment room supplies.
Reviews health/immunization records for compliance with State of Illinois Immunization law.
Handles confidential information with tact, discretion and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
Supervises Health Services student worker front desk support.
Oversees and supports various administrative projects, as need arises, and as assigned by Director of Health Services.
Confidence in prioritizing college student health needs; making quick decisions when necessary, and changing task direction to manage emerging situations.
Essential Job Requirements:
Current license as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois along with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is required. Masters of Science in Nursing degree preferred.
Minimum of three years nursing experience within College Health or related area (ambulatory care, emergency or adolescent medicine) is essential.
Must have good interpersonal, organization and communication skills and the ability to work independently.
Strong interest in providing health/wellness education and development of health education materials.
Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Publisher) and ability to create and maintain documents that support work functions.
Ability to see, hear, speak and move freely about Health Services and around campus is required.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.