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University of Rochester Project Nurse - 230620 in Rochester, New York

Project Nurse Job ID 230620

Location School of Nursing Full/Part Time TAR Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Time as Reported Grade 044 SON Ctr Nursg Entrepreneurship


Position Summary :

Nurses in the Center for Employee Wellness (CEW) provide direct care services to individuals and groups in a variety of settings. For individuals, this position involves assessment, intervention and evaluation of clients in biometric screening clinics, and chronic disease management and lifestyle programs. Holistic care is provided within the context of a robust coaching model using evidence and theory based care. Nurses manage a client case load and provide 1:1 coaching and counseling for people with chronic conditions or those wishing to maintain or improve their health. In screening clinics, nurses perform full panel biometric screenings using point of care testing (POCT) and provide real time follow up counseling and education about strategies to improve or maintain health. Nurses also refer/recommend clients to appropriate programs. Nurses work in a fast paced, collaborative environment where nursing expertise is valued and independent practice is realized. Nurses report to Chief Wellness Officer. Note: Typical duties and responsibilities will vary based on department needs.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

95% Employee Wellness – Wellness Coach for Biometric Screenings

  • Conduct POCT biometric screenings.

  • Interpret results from POCT and other sources such as the wellness survey, to understand the client’s risk profile

  • Integrate information in real time to develop individualized recommendations considering the client’s unique profile and presentation based on knowledge of physiology, pathophysiology, psychology, and social determinants of health

  • Assess the impact of the clients current state of health and the larger health of the community on the client’s well-being, and discuss methods to improve their well-being, as needed

  • Use critical thinking to assess, intervene and evaluate the needs of individual clients and problem solve unusual or unique clinical scenarios.

  • Identify critical clinical situations and intervene to assure immediate client safety, and provide follow up to assure continued client safety.

  • Practice cultural agility in meeting the diverse needs of individual clients.

  • Deliver care to clients in an autonomous and competency supportive environment

  • Apply motivational theory to encourage behavior change

  • Utilize expert coaching techniques to assist clients in developing wellness goals

  • Engage and encourage participant to utilize resources to make measurable improvements in their wellness goals.

  • Assure an exceptional client experience incorporating the ICARE values in daily practice.

  • Make referrals as appropriate to PCP, Condition Management, Lifestyle Management, Behavioral Health Partners, and other programs based on participant needs.

  • Use technology effectively to meet client needs.

  • Communicate with other service providers.

  • Stay current with best practices and maintain expertise in the health and wellness field.

  • May oversee other clinical staff and clerks to assure smooth administration of clinical services and/or participate in coordination of off-site clinics and group sessions.

    5% Professional Development

  • Participate actively in program based meetings *

  • Present clinical rounds to peers (including case reviews, journal club and educational updates)*

    • Above two are encouraged – not required
  • Remain current in nursing and specialty evidence

  • Orients other CEW staff, as requested

  • Participate in SON and Program based initiatives

  • Serve on committees as requested

  • Participates in quality improvement as requested

    Skills Required :

    Licensed Registered Nurse in NYS with excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to multi-task, problem-solve and adapt in a fast-paced clinical environment. Expertise in adult nursing with 3 to 5 years experience preferred and specialty certification desirable. Ability to apply evidenced based and theory based assessments, interventions and evaluations to clinical situations and to adapt care as needed. Ability to work independently, exercise independent nursing judgement and use critical thinking abilities to craft individualized care. In addition, nurse should possess the desire to embrace change and to adapt to the evolving landscape of healthcare.

    Regular daily travel is an essential requirement of this position, and this position will primarily be scheduled for weekends, with some weekdays and evenings. Candidates must have a reliable means of transportation (reimbursement for mileage provided). Basic computer skills are essential.

    Educational Requirements :

    Baccalaureate prepared Registered Nurse with current CPR certification.

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    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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