National Institute on Aging

Southern Methodist University — Registered Nurse

Salary Range:
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

About SMU:
SMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 80 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University’s entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world – and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU’s relationship with Dallas – the dynamic center of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions – offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities – from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Department:
The mission of the SMU Health Service is to provide quality, caring, cost effective and convenient ambulatory healthcare and health education services in association with other university departments that promote healthy lifestyles and enhance academic productivity leading to satisfying and rewarding college experiences.

About the Position:
This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

This is a professional position providing direct patient care to college students and performing general nursing duties for the Health Center. The nurse is expected to follow standards of care for nursing and collaborate closely with attending physicians and other Health Center staff in carrying out responsibilities. Must maintain confidentiality and health and safety guidelines at all times. Expected to promote the patient’s well-being by providing high quality nursing care through good clinical skills and a compassionate, caring and patient-centered attitude.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides direct care to patients and assists physicians.
  • Documents data and assessments of patients in electronic health records and collaborates findings with attending physician(s).
  • Follows up patient care with students/parents.
  • Administers injections/immunizations.
  • Other general routine nursing duties, room preparation, stocking supplies, etc. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of nursing is required.
  • A minimum of three years clinical nurse experience is required, preferably in a physician office or outpatient clinic. A current State of Texas registered nurse license and current CPR certification are required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with other health care professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, physicians, laboratory, x-ray, pharmacy). Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills.
  • Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Candidate must possess a customer service aptitude and good bedside manner.
  • Candidate must demonstrate good clinical skills and infection control.
  • Candidate must be able to demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office and electronic health records.
  • Candidate knowledge of Point n Click is a plus.

Physical and Environmental Demands:

  • Bend, squat, stand, kneel
  • Reach above shoulders
  • Carry/lift 25 lbs.
  • Handle objects (dexterity)

Deadline to Apply:
This position is open until filled.

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SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

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