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RN / CU Health Services Director

University Mission:  Concordia University is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society.

Department Mission:  To provide caring and confidential health care to all Concordia University students, with an emphasis on health education at both an individual and University-wide level, to help students adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles.


RN / CU Health Services Director


Position Summary

For licensed RN’s who enjoy population health, wellness and a little time off in summer, we have an exciting position directing nursing and health services with Concordia University and the 3 to PhD Community.

The RN/Director serves as an integrated member of the health care team in delivering quality health care, education and health promotion to Concordia students and to all members of the 3 to PhD Community. The RN provides top-of-scope nursing care in collaboration with the designated provider to meet the mission, vision, and values of the 3 to PhD Initiative and Concordia University. The incumbent will work in a matrixed fashion and contribute to open communication and collaboration between Concordia University Student Affairs, the Concordia University Nursing Department, and the Kaiser Permanente (KP)/3toPhD Wellness Center.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Completion of Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers, and Current Oregon RN license. Preferred: Master’s degree in Nursing with PEARS or PALS certification and current Washington RN license.

Minimum of two (2) years nursing experience in acute care or ambulatory care/clinic setting in the last five (5) years.

Preferred: Bilingual (Spanish); experience in college setting, population care/case management, triage and advice, pediatric and family nursing.



Concordia University is a private, Christian university. Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.


Position Title

RN / CU Health Services Director


College of Health and Human Services 

Reports To

Dean, College of Health and Human Services

FLSA Status


Position Number


Salary Grade

Grade 5

Primary Work Location

Portland Main Campus, onsite

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; 8:30 am – 5:00 pm; occasional evening and weekend event coverage.


Annual schedule: 40 hrs/wk August 1 - May 31 and 20 hrs/wk June 1 - July 31. This position is paid and benefitted over 12 months.

Employee Classification

03 – Staff, full-time, exempt


0.9 (11-month position equivalent)



Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Patient Care

  • Provide top of scope, evidence-based, clinically competent nursing care in a culturally sensitive manner and in collaboration with designated provider to a diverse population.

· Plan, implement, manage, coordinate and evaluate a plan of care across the care continuum, including CU residential students in coordination with Residence Life staff.

  • Utilize appropriate assessment tools, processes, clinical pathways, guidelines and knowledge of cultural differences to manage direct and indirect patient care
  • Perform and modify therapeutic and preventive nursing measures and administer treatments and medications as authorized by law and determined by the State Board of Nursing.
  • Maintain a safe and therapeutic environment for staff, patients and family members. Maintain confidential health records.








CU Health and Wellness

· Provide the “face” of wellness on the CU campus. Train student leaders in campus health and wellness. Participate in new student orientation and Freshman Commitment programs. Organize health professionals on the CU campus to more effectively respond to a health crisis.

· Update CU Health Services website information and resources in a timely manner. Manage contract and distribution of Student Health 101 online magazine.

· Serve as a member of the CU Emergency Management Team.

· Screen CU student health history forms and initiate appropriate follow-up on indicated health problems.

· Participate in the student conduct process by providing follow-up with drug, alcohol and physical health-related issues.

· Coordinate and communicate alternative and low-cost community health options and services for students.

· Meet health-related reporting and education compliance requirements for the University as noted in county, state, and federal regulations (measles, vaccination, etc.).








3toPhD Initiatives

· Lead population-based care activities. Effectively identify needs and provide prevention, early intervention, and ongoing health education for the 3 to PhD community. Develop teaching plans for individuals and groups related to health promotion and disease prevention.

· Provide coordination of care across the 3toPhD initiative, CU campus resources, and with community partners. Function within interdisciplinary teams in a manner that promotes coordination, mutual respect, and timely response to the patient’s healthcare needs.

· Collaborate with CU Nursing faculty to coordinate RN student clinical experiences in the Wellness Center and across the 3 to PhD community. Supervise RN students completing clinical hours.





Participate in ongoing continuing education activities and share knowledge with other health care team members. Demonstrate commitment to continuous learning that advances the professional nursing practice.



Follow facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures, uphold HIPPA regulations and maintain license in good standing with the State licensing Board.



Perform other duties as assigned as assigned by the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.



Work Contacts

Students (including spouses and parents), faculty and administrative staff via email, telephone and in-person communications.


Scope of Work

Provides advice and consultation to students in order to enhance their overall health and academic potential. Work requires specialized education and expertise in field of practice, as well as knowledge of institution policies and practices. Analyzes and recommends best course of action in individual cases. Works with confidential and time-sensitive information pertaining to students.


Working Conditions

Office and higher education environment.


Minimum Physical Requirements

Able to tolerate prolonged sitting.

Able to climb and descend stairs.

Able to perform repetitive typing and computer work.

Able to use hands to finger, handle and feel; and to reach forward with hands and arms.

Able to tolerate repetitive walking, bending, stretching and standing; assist with patient transfer.

Occasional stooping, kneeling and crouching.

May likely experience exposure to chemicals, bodily fluids, and infectious disease.

Able to walk indoors and outdoors in order to move from one campus building to another.

Able to lift, pull, grasp, stoop and reach within an office environment.

Able to effectively participate in two way conversations in person, on the phone and via written communications.

Able to lift and carry 20 lbs. on an occasional basis. Moving, lifting or transferring of patients may involve lifting up to 50 lbs.

Able to maintain cognitive skills, hearing and visual acuity, fine motor skills and logic/calculation skills relative to the position.

Specific vision abilities includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Excellent oral and written communication skills. Able to effectively interact with a diverse population of patients, family, and members of the health care team. Consistently demonstrate multicultural awareness and empathy.

Technological literacy in using computerized information systems.

Willing to take initiative to meet new people, address problems and influence successful outcomes.

Strong problem-solving and listening skills.

Excellent time management and organizational skills. Able to complete work in a timely manner while managing a high volume student caseload.

Able to effectively use administrative software, the Microsoft Office suite, network drives and electronic folder systems.

Flexible to work some evenings and weekends as required by work events.


Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

Successfully pass a criminal background check


Attitude and demeanor of all Concordia University employees: As part of a work environment that highly values Christian education, educational excellence and service to students, all members of the community will:

Publicly support the mission of Concordia University.

Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates.

Work as a team member in a professional environment.

Possess a “service attitude” (willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of the department).

Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, personal hygiene, etc.).