Student Health and Wellness is excited about recruiting for a Clinical Nurse. This opening is a rewarding and an exceptional opportunity to proactively engage with students, our healthcare team, and many other skilled medical professionals.
As the largest employer in the county, rated as one of the most beautiful campuses, located on the coast overlooking Monterey Bay, UC Santa Cruz employs over 3,100 people in non-academic positions alone. Career staff at UC Santa Cruz have access to comprehensive benefits packages. Here is a sample of those benefits:
Medical, dental, and vision care plans
Group term life insurance including employee-paid supplemental coverage
University-paid disability insurance with employee-paid supplemental coverage
Tax-deferred savings program
Our career staff also enjoy having 14 paid annual holidays, reduced enrollment fees for academic courses, discounts on our recreation facilities, free or low-cost employee development classes, and reduced fees for alternative methods of transportation.
UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinationsarerequired for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 04-19-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) Student Health and Wellness (SHW) is a full-service medical facility offering clinical, educational, and psychological support to UCSC students. SHW is deeply committed to ensuring affordable, well-integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare that effectively supports the university's diverse campus communities, through equitable access and culturally competent, high-quality programs and services. The Primary Care Program includes primary care and same-day care, with the support of on-site radiology, a COLA-accredited high-complexity clinical laboratory, and a campus pharmacy. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) supports UCSC students to maintain or improve their general well-being by providing a broad range of counseling, psychiatric services, consultation, and outreach services and programs. Other departments include Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP), home of the Condom Co-op; CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education) the advocacy and prevention education office that supports survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and dating/domestic violence; and Student Insurance Programs. SHW employs approximately 120 staff including physicians, psychiatrists, case managers, lab scientists, pharmacists, nurses, radiologists, and many other clinical and administrative staff. Student Health and Wellness welcomes staff with interest and experience in working with students with a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and gender identities.
Under the medical direction of physicians and the clinical supervision of the Clinic Director, the Clinical Nurse performs patient care at the Student Health Center and completes a variety of established nursing procedures using current clinical knowledge. Works with an interdisciplinary team within a scope defined by Student Health Services policies as well as relevant State and other applicable regulations. The Clinical Nurse exercises professional judgment in the day-to-day operation of nursing-staffed functions and acts as a role model and mentor to other nurses, staff, and students.
Budgeted Salary: $46.39 - $58.81 / Hourly. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and years of licensed experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary above the posted range. The salary shown above is the budgeted range the University reasonably expects to pay.
No. of Positions: Multiple
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 80%, 32 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: TBD. Clinic is open Monday through Friday.
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: NX - Registered Nurses
Job Code Classification: 009139 (CLIN NURSE 2)
Travel: Never or Rarely
80% - Assessment and Treatment
Obtain vital signs, take patient health history; Perform accurate assessment of health status, condition and/or illness.
Triage students presenting via telephone or in-person; Set priorities for their health care needs, and facilitate appropriate care and interventions.
Interpret and implement physician orders; Prepare patient for needed procedures; Assist in treatment procedures; Carry out authorized treatment of illness and injury, in consultation with or referral to other health care providers and in accordance with Student Health Services Policies and Procedures; Provide oral and injectable medication; Provide acute and post-operative wound care.
Provide routine immunizations and allergy injections.
Provide travel consultations and immunizations for UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) and other students in accordance with Student Health Services Policies and Procedures.
Provide patient education, advise patient on self-care, needed follow up and suggested behaviors to achieve optimal health maintenance and improvement.
Coordinate care and case management that involves other health professionals or resources.
Provide continuity and help the student deal effectively with the health care system.
Provide patient-centered care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences needs, and values. Provide and promote excellence in customer service.
Perform all other duties within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse licensed in California.
10% - Infection Control and Routine Duties
Use appropriate infection control and safety techniques, including cleaning and sterilizing instruments and equipment, preparing trays according to standards, and monitoring availability of clinic supplies.
Collaborate in support and maintenance of clinical care areas, including the disposal of hazardous waste.
10% - Administrative Support
Record accurate, timely, and relevant signed and dated entries in the medical record.
Accurately record billing information on each patient seen, including missed appointments.
Order and stock supplies; Receive orders. Keep work area organized and stocked with needed supplies.
Participate in Quality Assurance/Continuous Quality Improvement activities of Student Health Services.
Assist in the orientation of new staff.
Related education and general nursing work experience including a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California
Related experience or skills, knowledge and abilities such as those attained through 6 months of clinical experience in a family practice or student health setting
Knowledge of nursing/health education guidelines
Ability to apply clinical judgement appropriately. Seeks medical consultation, when necessary
Knowledge of standard infection control practices including use of universal precautions, and sterile technique
Excellent communication and listening skills. Maintains a positive communication style during all interactions
Ability to provide and promote excellent customer service and to respectfully respond to patient-centered preferences, needs and values
Ability to use standard clinical equipment per regulatory standards and guidelines; ability to operate necessary safety and medical equipment, as needed
Ability to work cooperatively and independently at times with minimal supervision
Demonstrated flexibility, organizational, and prioritization skills
Strong multitasking skills with frequent interruptions and time constraints
Ability to handle difficult, sensitive and confidential situations tactfully
Recent experience with electronic medical records
Ability to start Intravenous lines/venipuncture
Experience with clinical triage situations
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Possession of a current State of California Nursing License, in good standing.
Selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-hire criminal history background check and a pre-hire credentialing check.
Must possess a current CPR certificate.
Ability to perform all essential physical job functions, which include frequent standing, walking and fine finger manipulation.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
Will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
Selected candidate will be required to take a TB test within 60 days of hire.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Must complete HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act) training within 30 days of hire.
Ability to work safely in areas where hazardous materials are present or stored.
Ability to wear a respirator in accordance with the California Code of Regulations Title 8, 5144.
Ability to wear proper safety attire (long pants, closed-toe shoes, etc.) and personal protective equipment common in a laboratory setting.
Ability to read signs and follow directions on labels that are written in English as well as ability to read and understand Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and the proper use of chemical compounds.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
Will be required to comply with current Student Health Center employee health safety requirements for health care workers as defined by state and federal regulatory agencies; Current health safety requirements to be discussed during the interview.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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