Job Description

Grand Canyon University’s Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic is seeking a full time Registered Nurse (RN). Working within the nursing scope of practice, the RN provides nursing care for patients of the Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic through nursing consultations, in-person or phone triage, use of standing orders and protocols or in combination with an advanced practice nurse. The RN consults with patients who may be students, faculty or staff with preventive services and follow-up care. 

This position may be an 11-month or full year (12 month) depending on the business needs. If an 11-month position, the position will be paid over the appointment time and will be eligible for participation in GCU medical plans and only eligible for Paid Sick Leave.

This position will not follow the academic schedule breaks and requires work during breaks for coverage.


  • Conducts in clinic and phone triage of patients including urgent, emergent walk-ins; makes recommendations for care utilizing approved standing orders and protocols. 

  • Creates plan of care for treating patients, provides health care information to teach patients proper care procedures, and/or prescribes medication (within scope of practice, in conjunction with advanced practice nursing staff oversight and utilization of standing orders). Confers with clinic providers to discuss plan of care.

  • Consistently utilizes the nursing process to provide quality patient care and patient education.

  • Completes phlebotomy tasks, wound care, IV placements and intravenous monitoring, injections, splinting and fitting for medical equipment.

  • Assists with on-boarding, oversight and direct care of patients transferring maintenance care of allergy injection to Canyon Health & Wellness Clinic.

  • Assists with rooming patients and front desk coverage as needed.

  • Follows the Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic nursing policies and procedures in patient care and treatments.

  • Documents appropriately in EMR system patient visit notes, objective data, medications, procedures, patient progress and changes in patient charts, ensuring records are updated timely.

  • Educates patients regarding abnormal test results and/or medical conditions and explains medical terms and procedures.

  • Communicates treatment related information effectively through written documentation and appropriate verbal patient interaction.

  • May refer patients to physicians for consultations or specialized health resources for treatment.

  • Revises medication and nursing care plans as needed in conjunction with treatment planning goals.

  • Assists with and participates in outreach programs and events.

  • May assist in arranging onsite emergency medical personnel for various University events.

  • May assist Clinic Manager with ensuring licensing, certifications and other required credentials are kept current and active.

  • Provides counsel, guidance and treatment to students regarding their physical, emotional and/or social issues, problems and concerns; provides health information and instruction regarding nutrition, diet, social issues, communicable diseases, and other matters.

  • Provides immunizations, tuberculosis screenings, vision/hearing tests and other services for eligible students and staff; provides employment -related and/or health program screenings as assigned.


  • Must successfully pass a drug test.

  • Current R.N. AZ Nursing License is required.

  • 3 years of experience as an RN is required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.

  • Experience in emergency Department or Urgent Care preferred.

Knowledge and/or Abilities:

  • Thoroughly knowledgeable of human anatomy, human systems, medical interactions and drug therapies.

  • Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of safety and infection control.

  • Patient focused with excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to develop a plan of care recommending interventions which obtain expected outcomes.

  • Ability to relate to diverse populations in a mature, sensitive and compassionate manner.

  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and priorities and displays flexibility and ability to function in uncertain or ambiguous circumstances.

  • Knowledge of and ability to follow HIPAA and FERPA, privacy and confidentiality requirements.

  • Ability to accurately triage, diagnose  and prescribe correct treatment of patients.

  • Skill in managing multiple patient continuum of care and treatment.

  • Skills in organizing, setting priorities and exercising sound independent judgment within assigned areas of responsibility.

  • Proficient computer skills including electronic/digital medical records software systems.

  • Ability to maintain composure and emotional stability during periods of high stress.

  • Subscribes to continuous learning, maintains current knowledge of trends and updates in the medical field.


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