Registered Nurse On-Call
Registered Nurse San Rafael, CA
The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing nursing care to students during their stay to prevent and address health issues and to provide for students’ physical well-being. In addition, the RN may be involved in researching, preparing, or presenting health and other pertinent information to GDB staff.
POSITION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Provide healthcare services to students that will prevent, treat or manage illness and maintain physical well-being. The RN provides a variety of nursing services to clients, examples of care may include:
Monitor vital signs.
Provide rapid assessment and treatment of illnesses and injuries.
Provide first aid, wound, and foot care.
Treat minor illnesses and injuries.
Determine if outside medical evaluation and care is required for illnesses and injuries.
Activate call for emergency services (911) as needed.
Perform CPR and use Automated External Defibrillator (AED) when indicated.
Provide emergency medications when indicated.
Communicate student status to emergency medical personnel.
Oversee or directly provide transport to off-site medical providers.
Assist with blood glucose testing; administer insulin and glucose as needed.
Check in with diabetic students throughout the day to assess their blood sugar stability, review their plan to best achieve their blood glucose goals, monitor response to dietary and medication therapy, provide water, snacks, and other assistance.
Evaluate evening blood glucose stability at end of PM shift, review with student their plan to prevent and correct overnight hypoglycemia. Provide carbohydrate snacks.
Act as a diabetes resource for students: assess knowledge, treatment adherence, deficits and obstacles, strengths, and needs; help the student identify management goals. Provide information when needed i.e. dietary and exercise modification, and treatment technologies.
Set up and/or dispense medication when requested by the student, or when there are concerns about student's’ medication self-management.
Physically follow and observe students during their training routes on and off campus in order to provide timely healthcare services.
Teach and oversee stretching exercises to prevent shin splints and help avoid muscle strain.
Help to coordinate student attendance to offsite meetings, i.e. AA meetings and religious services.
Communicate safety plan with overnight staff
Call students’ primary care providers to provide ongoing medical updates or manage changes in health status.
The RN provides a variety of administrative duties, examples may include:
Maintain comprehensive medical records on each student. Records to include: observations and assessments, illnesses and injuries, adverse events, treatments given or refused, MD orders, and other care given. Assist with computer input and tracking of medical information; participate in other computer projects as needed.
Maintain adequate equipment and medical supplies.
Assist nurse manager with calling physicians in preparation for Admissions Review Committee. Call students prior to class to determine if medical information is current and accurate.
Advise training staff, dormitory, and other nursing staff of special dietary needs, physical restrictions, and safety cautions that should be observed.
Schedule, oversee, and evaluate yoga and massage therapy interns and therapists.
Contribute to the development of departmental or campus-wide policies and procedures, as directed.
Assist in the research, preparation, and presentation to other staff members on health promotion and safety materials pertinent to the work and workplace as requested.
Adhere to our organization's safety policies and procedures and encourage others to do the same. Promptly report incidents and accidents according to campus policy and procedures.
Undertake other duties assigned.
POSITION ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
Licensed Registered Nurse (in state).
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Certification. Certification to teach CPR/AED/First Aid is desirable.
Minimum of 3 years supervisory and administrative experience; budgetary experience helpful.
In-service experience in occupational health or school setting desirable.
Excellent communication, oral presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Prior experience working with people with disabilities is desirable.
Able to communicate via voicemail and e-mail. Able to perform basic word processing and database tasks.
Must be able to comfortably walk approximately four miles per day to stay with clients in training.
Ability to safely lift up to 40 pounds. Employees are required to seek assistance when lifting objects weighing more than 40 pounds.
During working hours, nurses carry a GDB cell phone.
Full-time, non-exempt position working weekends and/or varying shifts.
Please be aware that this job description is subject to change; other functions may be assigned/reassigned at the discretion of management.