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Registered Nurse

Apply now Department: 3670009270 Lafene Student Health Center
Job no: 502711
Work type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Health Profession

General Description of Position:

Individual in this position provides nursing care to clients who present for care daily.  In order to accomplish the organizational mission of providing superior healthcare services to the students of KSU, adequate professional staffing is mandated.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.

The Successful Candidate will:

Duties / Responsibilities:

Nursing care for clinic outpatients. Provides professional nursing care in accordance with recognized nursing techniques, procedures, physician's orders, and administrative policies, to outpatients. This is done by:

  • Assessing patient needs through interviewing, recognizing and interpreting symptoms and conditions in order to determine individual response to treatment program and current medication. This is done in order to prepare, record, and relay accurate reports on the status of the patient's progress to the treating physician and staff members directly involved in total care of the patient.
  • Administration of medications and treatments as prescribed.
  • Instructing patient regarding self care techniques and preventive strategies. This is done by evaluating level of understanding of disease process and /or potential health status, providing information needed and determining the patient's intent for compliance with the treatment routine. Written and verbal instructions maybe given. This is done in order to promote the highest level of physical, mental well being possible.
  • Formulating nursing diagnoses in order to outline a nursing care plan specific to the patient's needs. This is to insure continuity of medical, physical, and emotional care during the treatment process.

Productive, Independent Work, Team Cooperation

Works independently and cooperatively with all health team members in order to effectively carry out responsibilities of the RN by utilizing good communication skills with patients and staff, maintaining confidentiality, adhering to the dress code, maintaining work areas by restocking and cleaning frequently, following organizational chart for problem resolution and completing assignments as made by the supervisor. Works weekends in rotation with other nurses as needed. The RN will utilize leadership abilities to guide the LPNs and service assistants working in the same assigned area. Assignment may include rotation to any area of Lafene assigned by supervisor in which the RN has received orientation and for which RN coverage is appropriate. Functions in leadership role by working as charge clinic coordinator assuring appropriate and efficient client flow through coordination of clinical and support staff in a cooperative effort.

Record Keeping

Documents nursing history, clinical data, doctor's orders, patient response to treatment and/or understanding of instructions given, and other objective findings in order to furnish written evidence of everything done for the patient while being treated by the health care team. This is done to ensure continuity of care, to communicate with other professionals, to provide legal record and to furnish information for review, study, and evaluation in an audit.

Professional Updating

Attends continuing education offerings, continually reviewing current professional literature/journals. This is done to ensure that staff is prepared with the most current health care information available and to improve the quality of nursing care to clients.

Quality Management

Participates in achievement of organizational goals of excellence of service through the principles of quality management by involvement in quality management studies, peer reviews, and displays positive customer relations skills in order to ensure appropriate interaction with clients and staff.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Eligible to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Kansas.


Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of professional nursing theory & practices, nursing assessment skills, demonstrate practical application of nursing theory and techniques to specific patient treatment situations, able to follow oral & written instructions in detail, prepare nursing care plans and maintain records, charts and reports.  Possess exceptional problem solving and communication skills.  Have the ability to deal with confidential matters between clients and/or staff and be able to maintain that confidentiality appropriately.  Experience using a personal computer.

Graduate of an approved school of professional nursing.  2-3 years experience in performing health assessments.  2-3 years experience in executing organizational policy, goals or objectives.

Other Requirements:

At the time of appointment the selected employee must possess a Kansas licensure/temporary permit, or be given authority to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.  Must comply with Kansas Board of Nursing requirements for licensing renewal, i.e., provide proof of participation in at least 30 hours of continuing education every two (2) years, complete application and submit fee.  Possess current CPR certification upon employment and update every two years.  Mandatory participation in continuing education courses and in-service sessions in order to continually update nursing knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Mobility to move about the general clinic rapidly, standing for several hours performing nursing functions in confined spaces.  Manual dexterity to give injections and other duties requiring fine motor skills.  Assist clients who are fainting by giving physical support to prevent injury and/or to assist in lifting or moving a client.  Physical ability to perform BLS as necessary until relieved by other staff or paramedics.

AED unit, ambu bag, audiometer, biology, blood pressure cuff, cast cutter, cyro-surgical equipment, ear irrigator, gomco suction, gurney, halogen light, opthalmascope/otoscope, oxygen tank & gauge, personal computer, pulse oximeter, scales, spirometer, stethoscope, surgical instruments, syringe, telephone, thermometer, titmus vision tester, wheelchair

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and current licensure.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$22.37 - $35.80 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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