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Nurse/Consulting Nurse

Company: University of Puget Sound
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Job Title: Nurse/Consulting Nurse Location: Counseling Health Wellnss Svcs Regular/Temporary: Temporary Full/Part Time: Job ID: 5472 Staff Posting DetailsAppointment: Temporary, one (1) year position beginning August 2020. This position is full-time, 1.0 FTE. Position Summary: Public health nurse for the University of Puget Sound community during COVID-19 pandemic. Will lead contact tracing efforts; respond to student, faculty and staff concerns; and provide counsel to symptomatic individuals. Nursing activities include systematic analysis of health data, coalition building, and collaborating with community partners and health department.Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities: Public Health SciencesProvide care coordination, referral and follow up for symptomatic students, faculty and staff related to COVID-19 and provide recommendations to individuals who have had close contact with COVID positive personProvide phone triage and medical consultation to students; screen to determine seriousness of medical problems for the purpose of providing quarantine and referral recommendations.Use public health surveillance/disease investigation methods for community outreach, screening, and case finding of communicable and infectious diseases Provide education and support campus campaigns to promote social distancing, mask-wearing, and other prevention effortsObtain release of information as appropriate and ensures patient confidentialityEvaluate outcomes of public health nursing interventions and works with others to make changes as necessaryParticipate in response teams to prevent, minimize and contain adverse health events and conditions resulting from communicable diseasesContact tracing and Policy developmentLead contact tracing team, lead weekly meetings with team, support contact tracersAssist in the development of short and long range policies, plans and programs related to pandemic response Maintain relationship with public health department re: infectious disease control and contact tracing Establish and maintain working relationships with other university departments and staffCommunity Dimensions of PracticeDeliver targeted, culturally appropriate information to help students, faculty and staff understand disease prevention and health promotion effortsAdvocate on behalf of vulnerable individuals and populations; participates in assessing and evaluating health care services to ensure that people are informed of available servicesAdvise residence life partners on campus regarding isolation and quarantine effortsEducate community stake holders on public health issuesAnalysis and AssessmentParticipate in community assessment; understand incidence and prevalence data; know how to access basic community epidemiological dataParticipate in the analysis of data to identify trends, health problems, and manage cases on campus Coordinates regular screening measures to understand the prevalence of COVID-19 on campus Clinical PracticeSupports clinical staff as needed. May include testing of patients with COVID-19 symptoms and follow up phone check ins to students who test positiveMaintains proper use of PPERemain professionally current with knowledge and practiceMinimum Qualifications: Baccalaureate Degree with a current Washington State license as a Registered Nurse (or license-eligible and attained within 3 months of employment) or Baccalaureate Degree in Public Health. Two (2) years of public health nursing experience preferredNational Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command System (ICS) certification within 4 months of employment.Certified in contact tracingCPR certificationKnowledge of OSHA standardsKnowledge of current epidemiological data analysis and surveillance methods used in the management of communicable and infectious diseaseKnowledge of data collection, analysis, and interpretation techniquesWell-developed written and oral communication skillsAbility to walk, stand, and sit, sometimes for prolonged periodsRegular and predictable attendance is an essential functionAbility to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus communityCompensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations. Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices-services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Required Documents:ResumeLetter of Interest Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.Diversity Statement:We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/Position Contingency: Due to significant uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 health crisis and its potential impact on institutions of higher education, this position is contingent upon the university having sufficient enrollment, continuing operating needs, and/or funding to support the work associated with this position. The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.var RichTextValue = PTRTEFillcache('https://www2.pugetsound.jobs/psp/HR92PRD_newwin/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL','PT_RTE_IMG_DB_LOC','record://PTRTDB','HRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCRLONG$0','1');var TextAreaObject = document.getElementById('HRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCRLONG$0');if (typeof(TextAreaObject) != 'undefined' && TextAreaObject != null) TextAreaObject.innerHTML = RichTextValue;

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