Since 1962, Franklin Pierce University has empowered thousands of undergraduate and graduate students to achieve academic excellence and lead meaningful, successful lives. Drawing from our strong foundation in liberal education, we offer majors and programs that develop essential, professional skills; promote close connections between students, faculty members, and staff; and position our students to realize their potential through highly personalized, financially accessible academic offerings.
The Health Services department is seeking two (2) Licensed Nurses Aid – COVID Testing Assistants to support the COVID-19 testing efforts as well as the Health Center needs. This is a Full-Time, 17-week, temporary position. The anticipated start date is January 4, 2021.
Reporting to the Director of Health Services the LNA-COVID assistant is a trained licensed professional who is a member of the Health Services team. In the ambulatory care setting, the LNA-COVID Assistant provides nursing care that is not limited to but includes: Preparing test kits for distribution for departmental, individual, or other testing methods. Performing testing, coordinates testing through the testing lab utilized, distribute kits, provide support for testing-this could be walk-up, walk-thru, drive-up, drive-thru. Answers questions in relation to COVID testing, results, location, hours, assist in the quarantine/isolation process for students. The applicant must have the ability to stand for extended periods of time.
The schedule will be set on a week to week basis by LPN and Director of Health Services depending on the needs of COVID 19 support and testing efforts, as well as the Health Center, needs. Nights and weekends will be expected on a rotating basis with other Healthcare support staff.
These are the basic responsibilities and are the standards that define a measure for determining the quality of care that the LNA provides. An LNA uses the nursing process within the LNA scope of practice as defined by the NH board of nursing for planning, implementation, and evaluation under the supervision of a Licensed Physician or Advanced Practice Nurse, the Health Services Director.
Communicates effectively with the health care team to improve student care.
Demonstrates student advocacy, assuring students’ rights to privacy, safety, and confidentiality.
Acts as a role model in all aspects of public conduct, for students and staff, within the health center and the community.
Participate in general departmental planning efforts.
Participates in developing and presenting educational outreach programs for students.
Preparing test kits for distribution for departmental, individual, or other testing methods.
Coordinates schedule and processing of observed and unobserved testing through various vendors
Performing COVID testing under the supervision of the Director of Health Services
Provide medical and administrative support for testing-this could be walk-up, walk-thru, drive-up, drive-thru.
Answers questions in relation to COVID testing, results, location, hours.
Ability to understand, explain follow guidelines per NH DHHS and CDC.
Assist in the quarantine/isolation process for students.
The applicant must have the ability to stand for extended periods of time.
The applicant must be able to lift 50 lbs. of weight.
Assist within the Health Clinic to support medical staff as needed and availability allows.
Experience and Qualifications:
Graduate of an accredited nursing assistant program, we encourage the application of new graduates.
Skills in outpatient/emergency medical treatment, assessment/triage preferred.
Maintains an active current New Hampshire State LNA license and maintenance of required CEU’s.
Current CPR certification or BCLS certification.
Basic computer skills
Internal Number: 2021-035
About Franklin Pierce University
Franklin Pierce is a private, non-profit, regionally-accredited University where every student has the opportunity to discover their passion and greatest potential. Through its campuses in Rindge, New Hampshire and Goodyear, Arizona, as well as centers across New Hampshire in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Lebanon, Franklin Pierce provides flexible learning options that serve a wide range of students. The University community affectionately referred to as “Raven Nation” includes its Division II athletics program, which involves approximately 40% of the undergraduate student body. With more than 75 NCAA Championship appearances, the University boasts six national championships in both men’s and women’s soccer, more than 40 conference championships, and 10 national players of the year.