The Night Nurse is the key health care provider responsible for nursing assessment, direct nursing care, and appropriate medical record documentation for all students who present to the Student Health Center between the hours of 11pm and 7am. The Night Nurse is also responsible for nursing assessment, direct nursing care, preparing meals, carrying out physician evaluation/treatment orders and appropriate medical record documentation for all students who are cared for in the SHC Infirmary.
The Night Nurse maintains census statistics as well as medication and narcotics dispensing records as requested by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Night Nurse has shared responsibility with the other nurses and administrative staff in the Student Health Center for maintaining supplies, records, facility and other necessary functions for continued smooth operations of this 24/7 college health service.
The Student Health Center has both an outpatient medical office and a 7 bed infirmary (with kitchen) for overnight care of students. The Student Health Center is open 24/7 when undergraduates are in residence, with staffing that includes one nurse on duty for each shift, a physician and a counselor available on-call, an administrative assistant 8:30AM- 5PM weekdays, and work-study students for some additional hours to assist with administrative tasks. Emergency medical care beyond the scope of services at the Student Health Center is available at Carilion Rockbridge Community Hospital. Access to emergency medical care can be facilitated by W&L Public Safety staff, or by calling 911 for emergency transport if indicated. The work for this position is varied and fast-paced, and juggling multiple priorities can be demanding. All staff members are expected to promote a professional, welcoming, and efficient atmosphere in the SHC. It is important that the SHC nursing staff members are well integrated within Student Health and Counseling Services, and understand the role of these services within Student Affairs and the overall mission of the University.
Part-time/relief nurses are classified as temporary employees and work a flexible schedule, up to 999 hours annually, to fill shifts when the three full-time nurses are scheduled to be off.
The Student Health Center is committed to the development of an inclusive environment and we strive to advance diverse perspectives and approaches in carrying out the mission of Washington and Lee University.
Essential Functions and Related Functions:
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
He/she must be able to see color changes on patients' skin, have the ability to listen to heart and lung sounds through a stethoscope and feel skin temperature as well as palpate pulses. Vital sensory abilities include near vision, far vision, perceptual speed, visual color discrimination, and depth perception and hearing sensitivity. Motor abilities are vital. The night nurse must be able to manipulate equipment in a safe and effective way.
Working Conditions: The worker is exposed to infectious diseases.
Types of Work: Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
Minimum Qualifications: This position requires current R.N. licensure for nursing practice in Virginia, current CPR certification, pertinent clinical experience and knowledge of current health care practices, dedication to continuing professional education, and the ability to work independently with on-call physician/counselor backup. Professional demeanor, common sense, excellent clinical and interpersonal skills, and a consistent record of attendance and punctuality are necessary. This position requires strong verbal and written communication skills, the personal maturity to deal effectively with ill and/or troubled students, maintain confidentiality of personal health information, and work effectively as a professional staff member on a multidisciplinary health care team.
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Cover letter, resume and three professional references are required. If you upload a resume, the application system will try to auto-fill your employment history and you may adjust this in the application questionnaire. You will be asked to provide contact information for professional references in the application questionnaire.
External Applicants: Complete the online application forms. When you upload a resume on the Quick Apply screen, the application will automatically populate your resume details, and you may verify and update data on the My Information page. Add a cover letter to the Resume/CV document upload section at the bottom of the My Experience application page. You will not be able to modify your application after you submit it.
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Click Apply from the Open W&L Jobs report by searching "find jobs" in the search bar. Update your Education and Job History. Provide information for three professional references in the appropriate boxes. Fill out the required questionnaire.
Work Schedule: The typical work schedule for this position is 8-32 hours per week, worked as eight hour shifts, one to four days a week, including every other weekend. The Student Health Center (SHC) is closed when students are not in residence, and operates with limited hours when only the law school is in session. This is a 9-month position per year.
Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, private institution in Lexington, Virginia where we integrate the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and a graduate School of Law. Our graduates, mentored by a faculty of teacher-scholars, are ready to make a meaningful impact wherever they go in the world.
The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings.
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the devel...opment of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.