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Health Center Positions


Job Descriptions

Registered Nurse (2 positions)

Description
Registered Nurse (RN) with Student EMT agency oversight. This is a non-exempt part time position with a 95% work schedule (1729 hours per year). In addition to the responsibilities and qualifications listed below, the RN EMT responsibilities and qualifications include:  

  • Oversight of the student run EMT agency (HCEMS) includes recruitment and training of Student EMT’s, meeting with them as needed throughout the year, administering quizzes to assess competence, administration of malpractice insurance policies, licenses, related certifications, scheduling, vaccinations, supplies etc. and oversight of AED devices on campus ensuring that all related supplies are in place for all devices. 
  • Responsible for communicating with and maintaining good relations with local ambulance services, including but not limited to COCVAC and updating Campus Safety in addition to HCEMS if specific protocols need to be implemented in response to changing concerns on a local, state, and national level.
  • Assisting with maintenance of inventories for immunizations, medications, and health related supplies.  Maintain contact with sales representatives and keep co-workers aware of pending orders.
  • Experience with Emergency Medical Technician Agencies/Protocols is preferred.  EMT certification preferred.

Registered Nurse (RN) This is a non-exempt part time position with a 75% work schedule (1365 hours per year).  Full time (35 hours per week) during the academic year with summers off.  In addition to the responsibilities and qualifications listed below, the RN responsibilities and qualifications include: 

  • Participate in conferences, continuing medical education, and in-service programs in order to remain current in the profession and knowledgeable around new and emerging issues.  Make sure CME contact hours comply with NYS guidelines.
  • Experience with college health, telehealth, contact tracing, sexual health, disordered eating, travel medicine, and/or alcohol/substance dependency are bonuses.
  • Good interpersonal skills are vital.
  • Comfort with technology and electronic health records is necessary.
  • Serve as chaperone for intimate body part exams as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Perform triage on patients both by phone & in person, assess need & schedule as warranted, and document pertinent patient information in chart, not limited to but including allergies, current medications, vital signs, and overall health information.
  • Follow established written protocols, and conduct any screening tests as required.
  • Administer medications, immunizations, and other therapeutic or diagnostic procedures (blood tests, eye exams, ear irrigation, etc.) within the framework of established protocols.
  • Provide individual patient teaching, health education counseling, and act as a patient advocate.
  • Work with various equipment: laptop/docking station, laboratory equipment (centrifuge, refrigerators), office equipment (copier, fax), and clinic equipment (scales, otoscope, BP cuff, etc.). Monitor all equipment for maintenance and repair. Notify supervisor of any issues in a timely fashion.
  • Annually review RN protocols and procedures and provide updates in collaboration with other office staff and practitioners as they develop.  This includes keeping current on new trends and sharing medical knowledge with co-workers.
  • Assist in maintenance of inventories for immunizations, medications, and health related supplies. 
  • Perform point of care laboratory testing as required to include rapid strep tests, rapid mono tests, urine dips, urine pregnancy tests, and assist with hemoccult testing as needed. 
  • Maintain a safe and comfortable work environment by cleaning equipment regularly and wiping down exams rooms between encounters.
  • Proficiency with travel counseling and vaccinations is preferred.  Review travel itinerary for students planning to travel/study abroad and review CDC guidelines with such students, including updating their immunizations as recommended and arranging for travel medications when indicated.  Collaborate with on campus clinicians for maintaining care of such students.  Communicate with study abroad program when needed.  Meet with special groups that have scheduled travel during the semester in order to educate group with CDC recommendations and work with individuals needing further supports for their upcoming trip.
  • Maintain accurate and complete documentation of all interactions involving patient care.  This includes SOAP notes, progress notes, official logs and records.  This also includes review of incoming student required health information, verifying student vaccination records and making sure information is accurately noted in our ICM module, following up with all students that have outstanding requirements.
  • Participate in internal and external quality assurance activities designed to evaluate and improve college health services
  • Maintain certification in nursing field by maintaining licenses without any lapses, maintaining malpractice insurance, keeping BLS certification current, maintaining infections control certification, as well as HIPAA certifications per state and/or campus guidelines.

Qualifications

Degree from an accredited school of nursing.  Current license to practice in New York State and BLS certification and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in nursing required. 

Demonstrated assessment skills, decision making, and patient education skills required.  Phlebotomy skills and college health and/or travel health experience preferred.

Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Application Instructions
Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

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Licensed Practical Nurse or Medical Assistant (1 position)

Description
This is a non-exempt part time position with a 75% work schedule (1365 hours per year).  Full time (35 hours per week) during the academic year with summers off. 

Responsibilities:

Medical Assistant (MA):

  • Assist with answering phones and routing calls appropriately.
  • Measure and document vital signs for patients as needed.
  • Perform EKGs
  • Room patients and act as a scribe and entering vital signs, chief complaint, medications, allergies, and family history into electronic medical record and assist patient with completing self-report questionnaire when needed.
  • Act as chaperone for intimate body part exams.
  • Collect and prepare laboratory specimens for delivery to our local lab provider.
  • Perform basic hearing and vision tests.
  • Provide prepared education and instruction to patients under the direction of supervisor.
  • Change and apply wound dressings as needed.
  • Screen individuals entering the center by performing temperature check (with infrared thermometer) and obtaining symptom check when situation warrants it.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):

  • Perform all of the above responsibilities listed above.
  • Administer medications and immunizations under the direction of supervisor.
Qualifications

Medical Assistant
Associates Degree plus Medical Assistant Certification from an accredited medical assisting program required plus 3 years’ experience in a medical environment.

Licensed Practical Nurse
Associates Degree plus Licensed Practical Nurse Certification from an accredited nursing program required plus 3 years’ experience in a medical environment.

Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Application Instructions
Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity in all areas of the campus community.

Contact Information


Human Resources

Philip Spencer House
College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4302
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