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Nursing Specialist

Nursing Specialist—Job Standard

Job Family: Specialized
Series: 
Job Code: 4061
FLSA: Exempt
Union Status:

This job standard may be part of one or more career progressions.


Job Overview

Provide skilled nursing assessment, patient care and program coordination in support of University clinical and health services.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Provide skilled nursing assessment, patient care and program coordination in support of University clinical and health services; use judgment in application of protocols within the context of established medical guidelines and best practice standards; perform initial screenings, examinations and assessment; administer treatment and medications and monitor patient response; educate, counsel and triage patients; provide assistance related to health programming and patient accommodations.
 
Serve as liaison with community agencies, health care providers, patients and families; provide information and instruction regarding patient care, treatment, procedures, health services and referral options based on a familiarity with University and external policies and procedures; use judgment in the use and dissemination of sensitive or confidential information and ensure compliance with confidentiality guidelines.

Participate in, develop and/or coordinate outreach activities, special service and health programs; evaluate procedures and make recommendations for change and to ensure compliance with internal and external protocols.

Maintain clinical data and medical records according to protocol; prepare reports using standard software applications.

Participate in area safety training.

May provide administrative supervision to University staff and functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and experience equivalent to: 

Associate's degree in Nursing and two to four years' related experience required. Current Vermont Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license required.

Last modified September 21 2011 03:42 PM