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Montana State University Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse (Contact Tracer) -Temporary position in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 21016

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Hayley Gerow at 406-994-5724 or

Classification Title

Working Title Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse (Contact Tracer) -Temporary position

Brief Position Overview

Under the general supervision of the COVID Testing Coordinator, this position provides ongoing support required for COVID-19 disease investigation. This is a temporary position.

Position Number Multiple

Department Provost (Academic Affairs)

Division Office of Academic Affairs

Appointment Type Classified Fixed Term

Contract Term Semester

Semester Fall

If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Not Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

Contract Type Classified Fixed Term

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

Under the general supervision of the COVID Testing Coordinator, this position provides ongoing support required for COVID-19 disease investigation. This will be a 6-12 month temporary position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitates the isolation of communicable disease cases and the quarantine of close contacts to communicable disease cases as needed to contain local disease and disease outbreaks;

  • Conducts communicable disease contact tracing activities;

  • Provides direct patient care and health care provider support;

  • Assists clinic providers with diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures;

  • Administers medications, vaccines and prescribed treatment procedures;

  • Conducts initial patient health interviews;

  • Prepares patients for examination;

  • Prepares and cleans equipment, exam rooms and treatment rooms;

  • Administers first aid;

  • Performs routine laboratory procedures including venipuncture and CLIA waived tests;

  • Maintains clinical and patient records;

  • Monitors supplies and medications;

  • Provides patient and family health counseling and education;

  • Schedules referrals;

  • Responds to inquiries from patients, pharmacies and other providers;

  • Participates in clinic quality improvement activities;

  • Conducts Patient triage;

  • Provides information on public health care issues;

  • May perform receptionist and clerical duties;

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Completion of an accredited nursing program and one (1) year nursing experience or part time equivalent

  • Current licensed practical nurse licensure in Montana and BLS certification required

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing.

  • Recent professional nursing experience in a primary care setting such as primary care medical offices, emergency medical facilities, urgent care centers, student health services, or public health departments.

  • Record of providing quality nursing care.

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Take initiative and work well independently.

  • Work productively in team-oriented environments.

  • Maintain confidentiality of student and patient records and information.

  • Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, and clinical agency partners.

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This position is contingent upon continuation of funding.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

  • Exposure to blood-borne pathogens (Employees are provided with training and equipment that complies with OSHA requirements for a health care setting).

  • Exposure to other pathogens of all kinds that is inherent to working in a health care setting.

  • Large amount of walking, bending, occasional lifting of heavy objects.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties?

Number of Vacancies Multiple Positions

Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of a search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on August 11, 2020; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .