Registered Nurse I – Student Health Care Center (CHFM) (531654)

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 25, 2024
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Registered Nurse I

Job Description:

The Student Health Care Center (SHCC) at the University of Florida in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine (CHFM) seeks a full-time dedicated Registered Nurse I to join our team. In this role, you will deliver patient care in line with RN License standards across various Primary Care teams and SHCC Psychiatry. Your responsibilities will include performing treatments and procedures, administering medications, screening and counseling patients, and collecting and documenting vital signs, visual acuity, and point-of-care testing as directed by providers. Additionally, you will provide independent care to patients following practice protocols and standing orders. You will also support providers by coordinating clinical activities, interfacing with SHCC providers and CWC counselors, and facilitating entry into care for students seeking counseling and psychiatric services.

RN Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate prescription refills in collaboration with the providers in the assigned clinic.
  • Assist with medication Pre-Authorizations.
  • Assist patients with telephone management of medication concerns, side effects, and referrals when indicated.
  • Assist patients with laboratory referrals and results to the providers.
  • Acquire and maintain current knowledge of clinical nursing practice, including emergency procedures, equipment, and supplies.
  • Consider factors relating to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning and delivering patient care.
  • Provide independent care to patients using Practice Protocols.
  • Monitor patient response to treatments.
  • Provide treatment procedures and administer medications as directed by providers.

Clinical Duties:

  • Assess patients’ vital signs and provide patient education in general health maintenance and preventive care.
  • Document all care and services within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Epic.
  • Start IVs, perform wound care and dressings, and administer medications.
  • Screen and counsel patients and collect visual acuity when necessary.
  • Perform Point-of-Care testing.
  • Facilitate patient flow to providers in a timely, efficient, and customer-friendly manner.
  • Serve specialized patient populations such as transgender, eating disorders, obesity, anxiety, and depression as needed.

Triage Patients:

    • Triage high volume of patients by telephone and in person, ensuring their health problems are appropriately managed promptly.
    • Obtain and review intake records, previous provider records, and current medical/mental health history to determine acuity and need for services.
    • Collaborate closely with clinical providers and Psychiatry providers as needed regarding high-risk patients to ensure continuity of care and safety.
    • Communicate with patients to ensure compliance with care and follow-up.

Assist with Referrals:

  • Assist with referrals within CWC and to community psychiatric and medical services.
  • Maintain patient contact to ensure services were received and documented.
  • Understand and contribute to the implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a multicultural environment.

Meetings and Continuing Education:

  • Attend SHCC Team meetings and Nursing Staff meetings at SHCC.
  • Participate in programs of quality improvement, peer review, and continuing education.

Coordination of Services:

  • Coordinate services in their home team, including but not limited to providing consultation with SHCC providers and CWC counseling staff regarding SHCC Psychiatry services.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 40 hours/week. Hours and days can vary according to the SHCC’s needs - Provides weekend coverage as assigned.

About Gainesville, Florida:

Gainesville ( is home to Florida's largest and oldest university and is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events, and athletics. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums, and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. It is a hidden gem in North Central Florida that is within a couple of hours of major cities such as Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa. We are in a central location to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. We have warm weather much of the year, allowing for outdoor activities almost year-round. Due to the diverse atmosphere generated by The University of Florida and UF Health Shands, who are the leading employers in Gainesville, Gainesville is also a wonderful place to raise a family. For more information about Gainesville, FL, please go to: The Guide to Greater Gainesville Explore Gainesville in 60 seconds.

At Community Health and Family Medicine and its divisions, everyone belongs, grows, and thrives!

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Expected Salary:

The initial salary is $28.00 to $31.00 hourly, commensurate with experience.


  • Health Insurance: UF participates in state and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families, and domestic partners. Additionally, voluntary insurance options are available, including vision, dental, long-term disability, and more.
  • Retirement Options: UF offers attractive retirement options, such as the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan, State University System Optional Retirement Program, Florida Retirement System Investment Plan, and Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Leave: UF employees have access to a generous paid leave plan, a sick leave pool, paid maternity/paternity leave, paid medical leave, and leave payouts.

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You might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program as a state organization. See for more information.

Minimum Requirements:

Graduate of a nationally accredited nursing program. Licensed as a registered nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes. Current CPR certification

Preferred Qualifications:
  • AA degree or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is highly preferred.
  • Two years of relevant experience, including psychiatry in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Proficient in providing patient care using sound nursing practices, including understanding pathophysiology.
  • Knowledgeable in mental health, including common psychiatric medications and their side effects.
  • Familiar with electronic health records used in psychiatry and can document patient interactions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Skilled in-patient triage and assessment.
  • Skilled in performing CPR, administering intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal injections, administering oxygen, and starting, monitoring, and administering intravenous (IV) fluids and medications.
  • Experienced in performing wound care and Point-of-Care Testing.
  • Effective written and verbal communication with patients, providers, nursing staff, family members, and staff.
  • Ability to take pertinent histories and document them in appropriate health records.
  • Proficient in administering medications
  • Ability to provide treatment to patients using guidelines, policies, and Standing Orders.
  • Psychiatric Registered Nurse Certification eligible and obtained within 2 years of hire.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • For your application for this position to be considered complete, you must upload a resume, a cover letter, or a letter of interest.
  • This position requires the ability to stand, walk, sit, and stoop for extended periods of time
  • If you are a Florida resident claiming veteran's preference, please upload a copy of your DD-214 with your application for consideration.
  • Please note that this position is NOT eligible for remote work.

Post offer requirements:

  • Health Clearance for patient contact
  • Criminal background check
  • Education and experience check

The application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes