The University of Texas at Austin Staff Nurse II - Registered Nurse for Urgent Care, Telephone Triage, and STI Screening Clinic in Austin, Texas

Staff Nurse II - Registered Nurse for Urgent Care, Telephone Triage, and STI Screening Clinic

Hiring department

University Health Svcs

Monthly salary

$5,000

Hours per week

40.00 Standard from 800AM to 600PM

Posting number

17-10-11-02-1060

Job Status Open

FLSA status Exempt

Earliest Start Date Immediately

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

Work hours may vary depending on clinic needs. Occasional holiday coverage as needed. Schedule will be discussed at interview.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information

Purpose

To assist health care professionals with the management of patient care services, utilize nursing judgment to provide assessment and evaluation of patients, and to perform nursing skills in the care and treatment of patients.

Essential Functions

Performs nursing assessment of patients, both in person and via telephone, in accordance with established protocols, and implements proper course of action. Performs risk assessment of asymptomatic patients seeking screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI/HIV testing), and follows UHS policies and procedures for STD/HIV laboratory testing, test interpretation, and patient counseling. Assists with the evaluation and care of patients to be seen by UHS providers. Performs department specific procedures and treatments such as EKGs, peak flows, vision testing, nebulizer therapy, ear irrigations, wound care, phlebotomy, point of care laboratory testing, IV therapy, and application of orthopedic devices. Performs administrative duties, and participates in quality improvement and safety initiatives. Exhibits exceptional customer service, professionalism and team work in all aspects of work. Maintains a level of knowledge conducive to providing high quality patient care. Actively participates in maintaining a safe and clean working environment.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Demonstrates regular and punctual attendance pattern. Opportunity to participate in special projects and nursing committees. Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas. One year of experience as a Registered Nurse in an ambulatory care setting such as primary care, urgent care or emergency room. CPR certification within 90 days of hire. Experience with and a moderate comfort level documenting in an electronic medical records. Demonstrated ability to successfully work with a diverse community and provide services from a none judgmental perspective. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Three or more years of experience as a Registered Nurse. More than one year of experience in an ambulatory, outpatient, or urgent care clinic, emergency room, or college health setting. Experience performing patient assessments using telephone triage protocols. Experience involving STI screening and counseling for STI risk reduction and PrEP. Phlebotomy and IV Skills. Experience using electronic medical records. Demonstrated good communication, interpersonal skills, team-building skills, and professional demeanor.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

May work around biohazards

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Use of manual dexterity

Usual office and outpatient clinic conditions. Exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Exposure to chemicals and commercial items typically found in offices, medical clinics, and building repairs/maintenance.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus