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Registered Nurse

Bard Academy and Bard College at Simon’s Rock have an opening at the Wellness Center for a Registered Nurse.

This is a full-time, salaried position with excellent employee benefits. The on-site work schedule is Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. for the academic year, August–May.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Effectively triage students presenting to Health Services
  • Perform detailed nursing physical assessment and recognize normal and abnormal signs and symptoms
  • Ability to perform CLIA waived lab tests and dispense medications prescribed in accordance with approved protocols
  • Initiate and maintain appropriate documentation for all students
  • Arrange appropriate follow-up care
  • Administer medication policy
  • Initiate and maintain appropriate documentation of all students
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records
  • Document all Health Services visits and contacts, as clinically appropriate, utilizing the available documentation and scheduling systems
  • Prioritize, organize and manage multiple tasks through utilization of good judgment and independent thinking
  • Adhere to changes in policy and procedures
  • Participate in documentation reviews and performance improvement projects, as needed
  • Coordinate off-campus appointments and transportation
  • Coordinate care between Health Services and student’s home and local medical providers
  • Provide instruction and guidance to students and administration on relevant health issues through prevention, maintenance and promotion
  • Clean and restock treatment rooms and medical supply closet
  • Provide telephone triage as needed
  • Respond to emergencies on campus, as appropriate
  • Oversee, manage and organize the receipt of health forms for incoming first year students in the College and Academy in collaboration with the Health Services team
  • Provide continuity of care and coordination with the health services and counseling team throughout the week Collaborate with the psychiatrist and the campus physicians on student medication needs
  • Attend staff meetings weekly
  • Attend committee meetings as appropriate
  • Assume responsibility for professional development and the maintenance of licensing CEU requirements
  • Establish mutually agreed upon goals with the Director of the Wellness Center
  • Cover other duties as assigned and as appropriate to achieve Health Services objectives

Physical Expectations

Ability to:

  • Access students at various locations on campus such as residences, grounds and other buildings
  • Physically move and ambulate students
  • Move freely throughout the Wellness Center and stand for periods of time
  • Transport equipment on campus such as wheelchairs and emergency bags
  • Walk up and down three flights of stairs
  • Assist ill and injured students from buildings to the Wellness Center
  • Assist ill and injured students to a car for transportation to medical offices or the hospital
  • Bend and pick up packages weighing 30 lbs. or less
  • Kneel to assist unconscious students and administer CPR
  • Hear heart and lung sounds with a stethoscope
  • Speak clearly on the phone and in person
  • Word process, document and schedule in charts, on a computer and/or via an EMR system

General Qualifications

  • Commitment to inclusion and culturally competent practice
  • Sensitivity, understanding and experience in working with a diverse community of students, especially under-represented populations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • History of impeccable clinical judgment, ethical practice and professional disciplin
  • Demonstrated ability to remain flexible, positive and helpful, with a balanced, reasoned perspective, when managing complex situations
  • Attention to detail and consistent follow through on required clinical documentation and scheduling

Educational Requirements

Required: Registered Nurse in Massachusetts
Desired: Baccalaureate Nursing Degree

Training/Experience Requirements


  • 3–5 years in medical-surgical nursing in an acute care, Public Health, or Emergency Department
  • Familiarity with CLIA waved and offsite laboratory procedures
  • Phlebotomy experience
  • Strong physical and psychosocial assessment skills
  • Current CPR/AED Certification
  • Current Massachusetts Registered Nurse license


  • Ambulatory/acute care experience with the college/high school age population

Simon’s Rock is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Alison Abrams, Review of resumes will begin in January 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent on a fingerprint and background check.