Charge Nurse / Program Manager for COVID Nursing

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Customer Service, Health, Public Health

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

Oversee operations and staffing for assigned Public Health office programs and initiatives in response to COVID-19. May cross train in management and support of peer programs and initiatives. May advise students on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide support to the Public Health Office for case management.

Level Scope:

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Essential Functions:

60% Program Management
● Manage the program and staff responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating student care and release plans in COVID isolation or quarantine rooms on campus
● Coordinate closely with the Public Health Office, Housing and Residence Life, University Health Services, and Office of the Dean of Students to ensure complementary communications, processes and protocols
● Coordinate and participate in RN rotation to deliver virtual and remote personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to students
● Coordinate CNA/MA rotation to remotely collect vital signs, and implement onsite duties including but not limited to resident check-in, check-out and transport, cleaning and setting up equipment, stocking of supplies, and related duties
● Monitor, order and stock inventory levels of PPE, testing kits, equipment, office supplies, and approved food and beverage in accordance with departmental and university procurement procedures
● Manage the process to collect, document and transport specimens for testing when applicable
● Liaise with Public Health programs (CLIA Public Health Laboratory, Contact Tracing, COVID COVID Vaccine Clinic etc)
● Manage CNA/MA and RNTriage residents to assess health based upon symptoms, provide recommendations and refer for care as needed
● Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records

20% Human Resources Management
Manage, train, develop and evaluate full-time, temp, student staff and volunteers responsible for nursing care and program operations
Schedule and approve time and labor

10% Facility Management
Manage and maintain check-in and check-out procedures for students entering and leaving temporary isolation housing units, including tracking and management of keys and access
Lead staff to complete enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures for COVID Nursing office suite, equipment and units as applicable
Liaise with Housing and Residence Life operational and custodial staff to ensure adequate cleaning and sanitization of isolation and quarantine spaces as applicable
Liaise with Public Health Officer, Housing and Residence Life, Department of Public Safety and other Campus Operations staff to ensure facility safety, security and access
Together with Campus Operations, manage appropriate use and coordination of approved university vehicle for isolation-related transportation
Oversee health and safety protocols

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Knowledge of the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders
● Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
● Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do
● Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
● Good knowledge of: the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. Principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including via remote methods.
● Experience: talking to others to convey information effectively; adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions; actively looking for ways to help people
● Ability to effectively supervise, train, and develop hourly administrative and medical staff.
● Ability to work occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience .

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Nursing.
• Excellent knowledge of nursing care methods and procedures
• Excellent knowledge of clinical operations and administration
• In-depth knowledge of health and safety guidelines and procedures (sanitation, decontamination etc.) and willingness to follow them at all times
• A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Responsible and compassionate
• Outstanding organizational and multi-tasking skills
• Patient with excellent problem-solving skills
• Adhere to clinical and ethical standards of their profession
• Knowledgeable about and aware of any regulatory laws concerning health care, such as patient privacy and personal health information laws
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $65,478 - $75,379 per year. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position.



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