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Lead Nurse

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Lead Nurse
Position Number S277
Department Student Health Services
Regular/Temporary Regular
Full-Time, Part-Time Full Time
Months per year 10
Benefits Eligible Yes
Physical Class Twenty pounds or less

Job Duties

Job Purpose

The nurse supervisor performs professional nursing functions in the provision of general outpatient and urgent medical care at the Claremont University Consortium Student Health Services. In addition, the nurse supervisor will oversee the registered nurses and medical assistants in the management of patient flow, patient education, the referral process, maintenance of documentation and records.

Essential Functions

Clinical Responsibilities

Provide triage assessments, including vital signs, height, weight, temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate, allergies, and current medication regimen. Records and reports obvious patient problems, symptoms, reactions, and behaviors

Obtain episodic histories of ill or injured students and aid in determining the disposition of the same

Assist physicians and nurse practitioners (healthcare providers) and works collaboratively with the ancillary staff in the treatment of the ill or injured student

Assist healthcare providers with minor surgical procedures and examinations

Administer medications, antigen injections, and immunizations as ordered by the healthcare providers

Dispense medications as ordered by the healthcare providers in accordance with the California Business & Professional Code 4173 and the Board of Registered Nursing Code 2725.1

Provide education to students regarding side effects, desired effects, and administration of the medications as ordered by the healthcare providers

Provide and maintain educational materials to students regarding the medications dispensed, reviewing but not limited to the frequency of administration, how to take (i.e. on an empty stomach), and common side effects

Provide telephone triage of student calls assisting in the appropriate disposition of the student including making a same day appointment and documents/records transactions in the student’s medical record

Review and update patient educational materials

Maintain accurate records according to the labeling and dispensing of medications

Maintain and order an adequate supply of medications including immunizations and vaccines

Maintain and document proper storage of all medications as demonstrated by a daily log of refrigerator temperatures

Participate in campus outreach programs as requested

Participate in Quality Assurance/Improvement programs for Student Health Services

Participate in professional development opportunities and in-service training

Attend weekly staff meetings

Provides on-call phone services for students 24 hours a day/7 days a week per on-call rotation schedule (approximately 5-7 weeks per year) documenting all concerns, symptoms, telephone advice, and disposition in patients’ charts

Administrative Responsibilities

Develop, document, and maintain nursing policies and procedures which ensure compliance with state and federal regulations

Monitor performance for compliance with established policies and procedures to ensure effective operations

Monitor performance of the registered nurses and medical assistants

Coordinate clinical areas operation to include oversight of stocking exam rooms, ordering medical supplies, and maintenance/calibration/safety testing of all medical devices

Establish, implement, monitor and assess patient education programs which includes immunization clinics, outreach activities, and educational material for clinical use


Required Education Summary

Successful completion of Nursing Degree program

Current California Nursing License and CPR certification

Preferred Education


Required Experience Summary

At least 3 years as a Registered Nurse in an ambulatory care or medical setting

At least 3 years of Supervisory experience

Preferred Experience Summary

Experience with adolescent and young adult/college aged patients
Electronic health records experience

Knowledge and Critical Skills

Required Knowledge and Critical Skills

Thorough knowledge of professional nursing principles, methods, and procedures

Thorough knowledge of medical terminology and equipment

Thorough knowledge of uses and effects of medicines and narcotics

Ability to apply nursing knowledge and techniques

Ability to observe and record or respond with therapy to medical reactions, symptoms, and behaviors

Ability to keep records and prepare reports

Ability to gain the interest, respect, and cooperation of patients

Ability to work cooperatively with staff, students, and others

Ability to analyze urgent and emergent situations accurately and to take prompt action

Ability to utilize electronic health records

Awareness of and sensitivity to racial, cultural, religious, gender and sexual orientation diversity

Preferred Knowledge and Critical Skills
Work Schedule

The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the organization or business unit.

Eeo Statement

This job description defines the essential job duties of this position. Claremont University Consortium expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, Claremont University Consortium will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have at least 3 years experience in an ambulatory care or outpatient medical clinic?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Have you had at least 3 years of nurse supervisory experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have experience with adolescent and young adult/college aged patients?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents