Missouri State University

6020 Registered Nurse

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Registered Nurse

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 6020

GRADE 42

 CLASSIFICATION Nonexempt
 
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Nursing Coordinator

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director, University Health Services          

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Registered Nurse performs duties within the scope of practice as defined by the Missouri Nurse Practice Act, in conjunction with the policies and procedures of Taylor Health and Wellness Center, and requiring substantial specialized education, judgment, and skill based on knowledge and application of principles derived from the biological, physical, social, and nursing sciences. The college health nurse is directed toward enhancing the patient’s educational experience by decreasing or eliminating health-related barriers, encouraging optimal wellness, aiding the patient to make fact-based decisions about health-related issues, and helping the patient to be a directed and informed consumer of health care services. 

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Training in nursing for registration as a Professional Registered Nurse in the state of Missouri is required.

Experience: Two years nursing experience in a clinical setting is preferred.

Skill: Must be able to organize and prioritize one's own work assignment with minimal supervision.  Must have effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Effort: Must be able to lift 15-25 pounds and endure extended periods of standing on a daily basis.

License: Must be actively licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Missouri.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Provides nursing triage, counsel, and care of patients who are ill, injured, or experiencing alteration in the normal health process by gathering and evaluating the past and present health history, vital signs, and the performing nursing assessment. 

2. Provides quality patient care by observing, monitoring, assessing, reporting, reporting and recording patient concerns, conditions, and responses.

3. Evaluates, schedules, and determines the appropriate administration of allergy injections, immunizations, and tuberculin skin tests and administers medications (PO, SQ, IM, IV, SL), nebulizer therapy, EKG’s and other treatments as prescribed by a provider licensed by a state regulatory board to prescribe medications and treatments.

4. Provides education in health care and the prevention of illness to the patient and his or her family.

5. Coordinates and assists in the delivery of a plan of health care with all members of the health team.

6. Collaborates with Human Resources, Counseling & Testing, allied health services, and physician offices in regards to pre-employment health screening, drug screens, and the patient’s well-being.

7. Works effectively as a team member of the Taylor Health and Wellness Center’s health care team by following the Center’s Infection Control policy, performing all duties in full compliance with the Center’s Nursing policies and procedures, demonstrating professionalism and awareness of the issues of confidentiality, and demonstrating respect and understanding of the rights and safety of the patient.

8. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Nursing Coordinator.

9. Contributes to the overall success of the Taylor Health and Wellness Center by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

SUPERVISION

The Registered Nurse is supervised by the Nursing Coordinator and functions under the direction of physicians and may supervise other nursing staff.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JUNE 2007

JOB FAMILY 4

Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 3 - 1500 Points: Entry-level knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of an administrative, managerial, technical, or professional specialty. Knowledge permits employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in professional or technical areas including accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, law, engineering, science, or medicine, while gaining familiarity with the University's policies and goals, business practices, and/or accounting systems. This level of knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project, or to complete stages of a multi-phase project. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out recurring tasks and routine assignments requiring moderate experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with a moderate level of additional related work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with some related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 1 - 50 Points: Typically, little, if any, supervision of others is required. The job may require irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers and/or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. The amount of time spent on directing the work of others is normally a small portion of total work time.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 3 - 250 Points: The purpose of interactions is to advise or counsel others to solve recurring and structured problems, and/or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals in situations where relationships are generally cooperative. Interactions are moderately structured and routine and may involve employees in different functions, students, and/or the general public. These types of interactions require normal interpersonal skills.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 2 - 250 Points: The employee carries out a group of procedures using the general methods and desired results indicated by the supervisor. Typically, standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist for most procedures, but the employee must select from the most appropriate of several guidelines and make minor adjustments to methods. Unforeseen situations are normally referred to others for resolution. Assignments are related in function and objective, but processes, procedures, or software varies from one assignment to another. Based on the assignment, the employee uses diverse, but conventional, methods, techniques, or approaches. Employees in jobs at this level may perform work that is moderately complex, but normally performed within a fairly narrow and specific functional area.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 2 - 400 Points: Work involves services including collecting, processing, and disseminating information and providing advice to others. Work activities may be complex and likely affect the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services to the extent that others rely on the advice given in order to make decisions. Work activities typically affect the efficiency of the department but have relatively minor effects on operations within the cost center. Individuals in jobs at this level are often responsible for actively documenting, monitoring, and controlling expenditures. Incumbents may recommend minor expenditures, but have no substantive authority over budgets.