Staff Registered Nurse Full Time

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Student Affairs / Services, Student Health / Counseling

Position Summary

The Staff Registered Nurse position at the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center is a 1.0 FTE fully benefited nursing position at the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC).  This role is a 5 day per week out-patient medical office position providing direct patient care to a diverse body of University of Denver students including assisting providers with procedures, exams, and treatment while also assisting with various administrative duties within the HCC. Most shifts are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with occasional shifts from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. This position offers a comprehensive benefit package including paid continuing medical education, generous paid time off, and no nights, holidays, weekends, or call.  An overview of benefits can be found at:

The well-qualified candidate should have at least 3 years of clinical nursing experience, strong phone and in-person triage abilities and be able to establish empathic connections with DU students as a clinician while adhering to established DU and HCC policies and protocols.  They should be familiar with and passionate about the medical needs of college students. They should be comfortable incorporating the values of inclusive excellence and multicultural humility into their daily work.  This position requires medical knowledge and leadership skills to function independently while also performing duties under the direction of the providers. This position reports to the Associate Director of Medical Services, Medical Director, and Executive Director.

The HCC is a fully integrated, accredited college health center that provides a wide range of medical and mental health services.  The mission of the HCC is to promote student success by providing exceptional, inclusive, integrated health care. We promote student success and wellness through education, advocacy, and outreach to the University of Denver community. The HCC is an on-campus health facility open 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday with evening hours until 7 pm a minimum of 2 days per week during the academic year. 

The work environment is a busy office setting, which features a fast pace, frequent interruptions, daily contact with the public, and requires self-motivation.  The environment involves balancing a variety of priorities and responding quickly to emerging problems.  Office and patient care environments include:  exposure to blood, body fluids and hazardous waste other than blood and body fluids; occasional exposure to toxins, and poisonous substances; occasional exposure to hazardous materials such as chemicals and liquid nitrogen; occasional exposure to dust, loud, unpleasant noises and combative situations; frequent exposure to communicable disease including COVID-19.


Direct Clinical Service

  • Perform phone and in-person triage.
  • Perform nursing visits per established protocols for asymptomatic STI screenings, and allergy immunotherapy injections.
  • Perform in-person and remote (via telehealth) assessment of students with COVID-19 in isolation or quarantine within the DU community providing medical triage and referral to a higher level of care when needed.
  • Follow up on patients referred to emergent/urgent care visits outside the HCC and request appropriate records for follow-up.
  • Provide referral assistance to patients, assist with appointment scheduling, refill prescriptions under protocols or medical provider orders.
  • Start IV’s and manage IV therapy/medications as ordered by the provider
  • Perform basic medical clinic tasks including rooming patients, obtaining and documentation of the patient's presenting chief complaint, vital signs, weight, height, allergies, medications, and relevant tests in the electronic record.
  • Collect blood and body fluid samples by approved methods (venipuncture, finger stick, etc.), prepare and track specimens for testing and/or transportation to affiliate laboratory.
  • Performs CLIA waived in-office laboratory tests, ECGs, nebulizer treatments, spirometry, ear lavage and other clinical procedures as assigned by treating providers.
  • Administer immunizations, injections, and oral medications according to level of experience/training and current HCC protocol.
  • Accurately document all information in the Electronic Health Record.
  • Support clinic flow through active schedule management insuring patient/student concerns are triaged and scheduled appropriately.
  • Respond and provide assistance during emergency situations within the facility.
  • Initiates protocols and standing orders appropriately.


  • Manage in-house pharmacy inventory, stocking, and orders.
  • Assist in compliance with AAAHC accredited institution guidelines and practices including tracking, verifying, and ensuring compliance with various certifications (TB testing, influenza immunizations, medication storage temperature logs, ACLS crash cart readiness).
  • Maintain nursing skill competency and enhance professional growth and development through continuing education activities. Share knowledge gained through continuing education with the staff.
  • Assist with Quality Improvement programs at the HCC including developing, updating and implementing HCC policies and procedures.
  • Perform duties in a cost-effective manner, striving to avoid wasting resources without jeopardizing quality of care and service.
  • Interact with patients, visitors, and Health Center staff in a courteous manner, and demonstrates a sincere initiative in meeting patient needs. Ensures confidentiality of patient and institutional material.
  • Support and uphold clinic policies, objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control procedures, and codes and requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
  • Assists in health promotion activities on campus, and nurse pop up clinics
  • Incorporates the values of inclusive excellence and multicultural humility into daily work.
  • Other duties as assigned to support the work of the HCC.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; involves meetings with students, parents, administrators, and off-campus vendors; and writing memos, and reports.
  • A basic understanding of math and basic statistics is required. 
  • Able to understand and relate to complex theories behind several related concepts. 
  • Able to concentrate on fine details with constant interruption.
  • Able to remember multiple tasks/assignments given to self and others for a long period of time. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to function independently.
  • Broad perspective, maturity, discretion, confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with various students, parents, coworkers, and departments.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of multiculturalism and diversity through involvement and participation in university/division-wide projects and initiatives.
  • Positive attitude and ability to adapt to change with equanimity.
  • This position also requires extensive collaboration with a variety of people and offices on campus.

Required Qualifications

  • Completed training required for RN licensure in CO.
  • Unrestricted registered nurse license in CO.
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical nursing experience.
  • Clinical triage and assessment skills.
  • Ability to operate a wide variety of medical equipment, as well as a personal computer, fax machine, and photocopier

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSN degree
  • 1 to 2 years experience nursing in a college health center.

Work Schedule

Typically M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with occasional 10:00 am to 7:00 pm shifts.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) June 17, 2022.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 11.

Hourly Range:
The salary range for the position is $70,000-$78,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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