Department: Health Service - EV Salary/Grade: NEX/15 Job Summary:
Primary nurse to support patient care for general medicine clinic.
This position requires the following:
Working with ill/injured college students;
Working late to accommodate patients is expected; occasional Saturday morning shift. Working with variety of physicians and support staff whose styles may differ.
Competence at both primary and secondary roles expected.
Must be able to lift approximately 35 pounds, push wheelchair, perform significant amount of walking throughout clinic and building during work day.
Able to climb stairs.
Medically safe, appropriate, and comfortable in unit with constant exposure to particularly airborne and other infectious disease exposure.
RN for Allergy Clinic (gives allergy immunotherapy injections per protocol and procedure, works with consulting allergist to maintain procedures, documentation for each patient receiving allergy immunotherapy; same role for consulting/visiting surgeon – manages clinic, follow-up of patients, equipment/procedure maintenance) under protocol and physician direct orders.
On-call nurse rotation to triage incoming calls per protocols, walk-in patients; works with all General Medicine physicians to assess, assign, and follow-up with patients as directed.
Primary RN for Nurse Visits (sees patients at scheduled visits for wound checks, suture removal, immunization form completion, and other RN appropriate visits.) Works under standing protocols, consults physician for any request outside protocols.
Clinic RN – assists walk-in’s or clinic referrals to appropriate services.
Any other Health Service RN needs (works Saturday clinic, rotates late clinic nurse coverage; assists physicians as directed, flexes to any position to cover staffing needs).
Any other duties as assigned and appropriate for licensed registered nurse.
Current and ongoing licensure without restriction in Illinois, including continuing education requirements for IL license; current and ongoing CPR/AED certification; successful completion of background check; Practices within the scope of IL licensed RN practice.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Allergy immunotherapy (administration of ‘allergy shots’, management of patients with external primary allergists, work with consulting allergist on management of students in the college setting).
Ambulatory medicine nursing skills (immunization and medication administration, device applications and patient instructions, emergency medical procedures for ambulatory care, patient assessment and teaching, telephone triage of incoming medical calls).
Skilled use of electronic health records, scheduling, support applications (Outlook, Excel, Word).
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Experience (through recent nursing education or work) in ambulatory general medicine.
Experience in setting of multiple physician/support staff ambulatory environment.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Ambulatory medical general practice or allergy practice.
College health experience.
Enjoys working with young adults of diverse backgrounds and high level of service expectations.
Excellent independent practice – knowledge of appropriate protocols and consultation when appropriate, meticulous attention to detail and medical record keeping.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 39719
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.