Reports to the Nurse Navigator, the individual providing supportive clinical care to COVID-positive students in isolation housing is either a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Medical Assistant (MA), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), or someone with similar training.Â
Working primarily from the isolation dorms, the incumbent provides daily wellness checks of students to ensure their COVID infection is running an expected course and symptoms are not worsening.Â
Responsible for coordinating daily telehealth encounters for students with the clinical care team of UChicago Student Wellness, including screenings, patient history, triage, and vital signs.
Assist with charting, scheduling, paperwork, forms, and other administrative duties.Â
Partners with the Medical Director, Nurse Navigator, and others in Campus & Student Life to ensure the care needs of students living in isolation housing are met. Â
Check schedules and organize daily patient flow in support of the Medical Director and Nurse Navigator.Schedule appointments as necessary.
Collect patient history. Perform screenings per provider guidelines.
Triage and conduct vital signs, including orthostatic vitals. Recognize and report abnormal vital signs; alert EMS if needed.
Assist physicians and nurses with various procedures and protocols.
Document relevant findings in the electronic health record; manage and update record to ensure information is complete and filed appropriately; relay instructions and other pertinent information to patient and/or family.
Answer calls and/or respond to other patient outreach such as portal messages.
Facilitate other timely communication, such as send/receive patient health records, obtain lab/imaging reports, hospital records, referral information, etc.
Complete forms, requisitions, and other paperwork as necessary.
Order, sort, and store supplies; restock supplies in designated spaces.
Assists in performing a range of patient care processes and procedures, such as preparing patients' charts, measuring and recording patient vital signs, and assisting patients on/off stretchers, wheelchairs, and/or exam tables.
Works within defined processes and appropriate patient care protocol relating to the physical, psychological, and developmental needs of the patient.
Performs other related work as needed.
Advanced training or experience with college age or young adult populations.
Considerable skill in communicating verbally, in determining priorities and in organizing work.
Ability to maintain an organized, alphabetized filing system.
General working knowledge of PC. Excel, Microsoft Word for windows and EPIC a plus.
Computerized appointment scheduling experience.
Ability to handle stress in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to respond appropriately to medical emergencies.
Considerable skill in handling sensitive public contacts with discretion, tact and courtesy when dealing with patients, coworkers and physicians.
Experience working in a community health setting.
Must have a current certificate of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training.
Experience working in an ambulatory care setting. Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn Epic EHR.
Higher education experience is a plus.
Attention to detail.
Oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Courtesy, tact and respect for others.
Ability to function with a high level of discretion at all times.
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with composure and poise.
Possess both a strong customer service orientation and a commitment to excellence and accuracy while working in a fast paced, multi-tasked environment.
THIS IS A ONE-YEAR, BENEFITS ELIGIBLE POSITION.
Clinical care setting and other campus settings.
Environment can be stressful and/or fast-paced.
Ability to work flexible shifts, i.e., 9a-5p, 12p-8p, 3p-11p.
Occupational risk for exposure to infectious material and communicable diseases.
Competitive salary will be provided for this position.Â
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