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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 5140 

Occ. Group: 511.884 

Head Nurse

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed supervising and administering professional nursing service on campus and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Administers nursing care to patients on campus including examinations, medications, and treatments.

Records observations of symptoms, reactions, care and treatment given.

Inventories and orders supplies and medications.

Interviews, hires, organizes and schedules assignments for student workers and other nurses.

Supervises students and other nurses of lower classifications.

Prepares and cares for equipment used by the Infirmary.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices or nursing.

Knowledge of assigning, evaluating, and supervising activities of students and nurses of lower classification.

Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.

Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and convincingly.

Ability to plan and direct the work of others.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the patients and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Licensed as a professional nurse in Tennessee. Experience as a professional nurse. 

Date         Skill         Eval          
5/2004        8      713232222 

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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