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Tang Center's International Travel Clinic guides members of the campus community in protecting their health while traveling throughout the world.Services include allergy shots, travel consultations and immunizations for travel abroad.
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I. PATIENT CARE AND TRIAGE Using the nursing process develops, interprets, implements, evaluates and documents a plan of care for patients consistent with UHS policies, procedures and guidelines. Patient care may be provided in person, by telephone, and by electronic means.
A. Employ triage techniques to identify existing or potential health problems (physiological and psychological) and formulate a plan of care. 1. Establish a priority of care for patients and route patients appropriately. Demonstrates confidentiality, sensitivity and concern during all patient interactions. 2. Recognize symptoms and diagnostic test results that deviate from normal. Follows through on abnormal findings in a timely manner, using appropriate resources. 3. Consults appropriately with MD/NP or supervisor. 4. Documents nursing assessments and interventions clearly, legibly, accurately, concisely, and consistently in accordance with UHS policy. 5. Provides appropriate patient teaching, health education and related counseling.
B. Provides direct patient care utilizing nursing skills and protocols. 1. Initiates diagnostic tests as appropriate and according to applicable protocol. 2. Administers medications and treatments. 3. Assists in the preparation and treatment of patients. 4. Takes medical histories, examines, assesses and counsels patients on basic health problems according to protocol, e.g. URI, allergy testing, pregnancy testing, etc. 5. Provides case management, maintains tickler file(s) systems to assure continuity of care.
C. Urgent Care, Allergy/Travel, Specialty Nurses must meet the specific focus Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of their units as outlined in attachments. The Clinical Nurse II job description includes the Clinic Advice Nurse Focus
II. ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Demonstrates a positive, constructive attitude that facilitates achieving UHS goals and objectives.
A. Adheres to principles of quality, customer oriented standards. 1. Demonstrates professionalism, courtesy, and sensitivity in all interactions with patients and staff. 2. Documents and refers administrative inquiries, patient complaints/concerns to appropriate supervisors. 3. Knowledgeable of patient rights and responsibilities, rules of confidentiality and patient privacy. 4. Maintains patient records appropriately including confidentiality, legibility and completeness of notes. This includes written and electronic records.
B. Implements University and UHS policies and procedures. 1. Knowledgeable of UHS departments, services, locations. 2. Knowledgeable of operational, administrative, business, and personnel policies. a. Detailed knowledge of Clinical Services policies and procedures.
C. Works collaboratively with Health Services staff following a team approach. 1. Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability as health care practices and related technology change.
III. LEADERSHIP/PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
A. As a nursing professional demonstrates an ability to communicate knowledge both formally and informally. 1. Anticipates educational needs of patients. a. Provides written resource materials. b. Documents instruction and patients' response to same. 2. Collaborates with other disciplines in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating patient education materials. 3. Participates in the orientation of new employees; may act as a preceptor providing instruction and guidance in a positive manner.
B. Contributes to the improvement of nursing practice. 1. Demonstrates and supports professionalism in nursing practice. 2. Takes responsibility for own educational needs. 3. Participates constructively in staff meetings. 4. Participates in nursing committees and the development of nursing protocols. 5. Assists in identifying nursing staff learning needs and issues in nursing practice, and may be asked to prepare materials to share with other nurses. 6. Actively contributes to Quality Improvement activities. 7. Facilitates team problem solving. 8. Facilitates problem solving by the contribution of constructive concerns and/or ideas for improving efficiency and working relations.
IV. WORK HABITS
A. Organized and able to prioritize workload. 1. Assures timely patient care. 2. Contributes to productivity of unit. 3. Maintains timely and effective communications and coordinates clinic and patient care functions with staff. 4. Able to work under pressure calmly and efficiently. 5. Maintains a clean and well organized work area.
B. Knowledgeable in Health, Safety, and Emergency Preparedness policies and procedures. 1. Knows emergency/disaster plan. 2. Knows use and location of emergency equipment at a level appropriate to the assigned unit. a. Initiates basic CPR as needed. b. Initiates ACLS as appropriate to training and resources.
C. Demonstrates understanding of and consistently follows Standard Precautions. 1. Implements UHS Universal Precautions, Body Substance Isolation and Infection Control polices.
D. Adheres to hours of work and payroll responsibilities. 1. Demonstrates flexibility in work schedules and daily assignments
3 or more years of experience in clinical nursing (BS or higher preferred).
Knowledge, skill and ability to provide routine immunizations, travel immunizations and travel counseling based on a review of the health history and knowledge of current CDC and Shoreland recommendations, following established protocols.
Current California RN License
Ability to work independently.
Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
Ability to work under pressure calmly and efficiently, coping with variable work loads, intermittent delays and emotionally charged situations.
Knowledge of Student Health Insurance Plan.
Knowledge, skill and ability to provide antigen administration and counseling.
Knowledge, skill and ability to perform allergy skin testing and interpret results.
Knowledge, skill and ability to perform tuberculin testing and interpret results.
Knowledge, skill and ability to implement and modify a patient regimen for antigen therapy upon direction of the Allergy Specialist.
Consults resources as appropriate (e.g. allergist, travel consultant, other).
Knowledge, skill and ability to provide appropriate emergency interventions.
Ability to anticipate patient flow problems or scheduling conflicts and intervene effectively.
Ability to anticipate vaccine/supply needs and order as needed to meet sufficient supplies to meet patient needs.
Ability to work effectively with others to improve clinic efficiency and effectiveness.
Excellent customer service skills
Salary & Benefits
$58.18 per hour. Per Diem positions are not eligible for UC benefits plan.
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This title code and classification has been designated as a sensitive position and requires successful completion of medical surveillance and credential verification processes.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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