This position will provide support for University Health Services (UHS) providers, staff and the campus community (primarily UTC students, faculty, staff) by promoting health/wellness and support for acute and chronic illness related to COVID-19 pandemic.
This position duties include but not limited to:
Providing direct nursing care related all patients and, in particular, those who are suspected or confirmed patients with COVID 19
Assisting providers with medical procedures related to all patients with a focus on suspected or confirmed COVID-19 + patients
Triaging and scheduling patients with COVID-19 symptoms or possible exposure to a person with COVID-19
Returning phone calls related to COVID-19 questions
Educating and informing the campus community related health questions, with a focus on travel risk and epidemic and pandemic related illnesses
Assisting with decision making for patients after hours when support is needed from collaborating campus offices
Obtaining labs ordered by providers and notify patients of the results when appropriate
Calling in medications and refills when directed by providers
Being responsible for Nursing Protocols related to COVID-19 in collaboration with Advanced Practice Provider oversight
Serving as the campus community liaison and support for pandemic/epidemic related issues and questions
Serving as an Electronic Medical Record Super User related to COVID-19 clinical actions and supervision of quarantine/isolation patients and immunization compliance; work with the staff as needed to review daily screening for those coming to UTC's campus through the EMR.
Working with the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Health Department and the UTC Contact Tracing team related to campus community daily risk assessments
Providing support for revised immunization requirements and compliance across the university as it relates to the emergency immunization mandate (flu and COVID-19)
The ideal candidate will possess:
Knowledge of and ability to use the Electronic Health Record
Practices ethically with integrity
Ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills related to safe patient care
Knowledge of effective communication with patients, families, colleagues and university employees
Ability to respect differences in culture, attitudes, values, and expectations of others
Ability to promote a positive image of nursing by modeling the values and attitudes of the nursing profession
Knowledge of the culture of quality, safety and caring in a variety of settings with diverse populations
A Limited Duration Appointment (LDA) is a form of regular employment for a specific project or for a limited period of time. An LDA may be established for up to one year with an option to renew the appointment annually for a maximum of three years.
Review of applications will begin onimmediatelyand continue until the position is filled.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Nursing; a minimum of 2 years experience as a nurse in either primary or acute care; experience with phlebotomy, injections and starting IVs; must hold a current, unencumbered licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Tennessee or Compact State; and a current BLS certification is require.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience as an emergency room, school health, or urgent care nurse; able to multi-task effectively; and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is preferred.
Internal Number: 210370
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.