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Position Summary: The Carthage College Nurse attends to the health and medical needs of Carthage College students. The Nurse serves as a consultant to faculty and staff members on health and wellness issues affecting the student population. The Nurse shares administrative support with other personnel in the Health and Counseling Center.

This is a full time, 10-month position (August through May) with June and July off.

Essential Responsibilities:

● Provide care coordination services to patients, which include performing initial and ongoing nursing assessments. This includes but is not limited to making appointments and referrals for more advanced care.

● May perform CLIA waived laboratory testing for UTIs, pregnancy, strep, mono, influenza and COVID. Dispense first aid and provide over-the-counter medications

● Serve as the liaison between local hospitals by

○ referring students for care at local clinics and hospitals as needed.

○ consulting with physicians and other staff members.

○ transmitting relevant records and authorizations.

● Monitor institutional compliance with federal and state health requirements and complete associated reports.

● Collect, review, and maintain medical and immunization records for the student body, with the assistance of the Office Manager

● Work with the Office Manager to ensure the

○ Inventory of medical supplies.

○ Preparation and distribution of monthly, semester and annual activity reports.

○ File preparation and record keeping

● Support campus community in providing health education and training, as requested.

● Apprise the College leadership of any potential risks to the college community for communicable disease.

○ Assist in educating the campus community about risks and mitigation strategies associated with communicable diseases

● Support the mission and goals of the Office of Student Life by attending meetings as requested.

● Support the mission and goals of Carthage College and the Office of Student Life by assuming other responsibilities as assigned.

● Track usage of services and expand support available to students on campus.

● Maintain appropriate and updated license and certifications

Essential Qualifications:

● A bachelor’s degree and licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Wisconsin.

● A knowledge of health and wellness issues affecting post-secondary students and an understanding of accepted policies and practices in American higher education related to health center issues.

● Documented evidence of appropriate clinical skills and the ability to provide quality health care.

● A personal commitment to, and appreciation of, the mission of Carthage College.

● Sensitivity to multicultural and gender issues and support for diverse and underrepresented populations.

● The ability to effectively coordinate many overlapping tasks.

● Strong customer service orientation and communication skills

●Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and databases needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

● Two-five years of experience in an educational setting; health education & wellness program preferred.

How to apply


All candidate applications must be submitted through the official application portal for Carthage College. Review of applications will continue until a successful candidate is found. Applications from traditionally under-represented groups are actively encouraged.


About Carthage 

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity institution that encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The Carthage community, including candidates for employment or admissions and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from subjection to harassment and discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight.