SHS Nurse

Payroll Title: UCP VI
Class Code: 0645-9086
Job Family: SHS
FLSA Code: E
Score: 523


Under the general supervision of responsible health professional, applies nursing skills in the care and treatment of patients.


  1. Interviews patients; documents medical history; examines patient and makes assessments and/or physical diagnosis of condition of such patient, counsels patient with regard to treatment and prevention.
  2. Interprets and reports observations, in keeping with sound nursing practices.
  3. Maintains proper clinical records and reports, using problem-oriented medical records which can be audited for accountability.
  4. Administers medications and treatments via established protocols as authorized by licensed physicians.
  5. Provides specific health counseling and general health education to concerned individuals, patients and groups.
  6. Refers patient for specialized medical care beyond the scope of the Student Health Service, including arrangement for any necessary ambulance transportation.
  7. Gives necessary emergency treatment and referral to anyone injured on campus.
  8. Makes judgments about administering patient care when physician is “on call” with appropriate consultation; fills prescriptions written according to approved SHS protocol in the absence of pharmacist and performs a wide variety of duties appropriate during night and evening shifts.
  9. Refers and consults with physicians for evaluation and recommendation regarding unusual findings.
  10. May administer certain test (time, ppd) and employ related lab procedures, (throat cultures, urine screens, cbc), including electrocardiogram according to SHS protocols and/or with consultation of the licensed physician.
  11. May work weekends, holidays or variable shifts on a rotating basis.
  12. Participates in and/or conducts in-service presentations; participates in various SHS and University committees and advisory groups.
  13. May have special assigned areas of responsibility such as Allergy Clinic, Triage Desk or In-Patient Unit, which requires emphasis on quick judgment, certain clinical techniques or other specialized care.
  14. Maintains drugs, medical supplies and equipment as necessary.
  15. Supervises patient care administered by licensed practical nurse and guides other non-professionals in working assignments.
  16. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut.
  2. CPR Certification
  3. Three to five years experience as an emergency room, public health or critical care nurse, or in an independent judgment role with demonstrable physical assessment skills, preferably gained through formal course work.

Date Created: 6/28/85