Licensed Practical Nurse – Student Health Care Center (CHFM) (531374)

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Veteran's Preference Eligible, Health Care Administration/Support
Department:35010800 - SH-NURSING STAFF

Classification Title:

Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Description:

The Student Health Care Center (SHCC) at The University of Florida within the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine (CHFM) is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) positions entail operating within the healthcare team under the supervision of registered nurses (RN), ensuring seamless patient flow, and maintaining high standards of care across all aspects of the healthcare process within the SHCC clinics. Key responsibilities include adhering to nursing license standards while delivering patient care within clinic settings, administering treatments, conducting procedures, dispensing medications, and providing patient education and counseling. LPNs are also tasked with collecting and documenting vital signs, conducting visual acuity tests, and performing Point-of-Care testing as directed by healthcare providers.

Nursing Responsibilities and Clinical Duties in the SHCC clinics:

  • Facilitates patient flow in a timely, efficient, and customer-friendly manner.
  • Provides appropriate nursing care and treatment, including starting IVs if certified, performing wound care and dressings, and administering medications.
  • Documents nursing interventions and patient responses in the patient’s medical record.
  • Performs procedure independently as indicated and/or requested by medical providers.
  • Works collaboratively with team nurses and medical assistants to oversee the clinic.
  • Orients and trains new team members. 
  • Triage patients by telephone and in person, ensuring that their health problem is appropriately managed promptly.
  • Reviews EPIC messages for the management of medical advice and prescription refills.
  • Provides care using SHCC RN Standing Orders and Practice Protocols.
  • Meets with new and current nurses as needed to train and onboard nurses to function at a high level in Epic and SHCC Standards of Performance.
  • Provides professional nursing coverage to other SHCC clinics as assigned.

 Education and Counseling:

  • Educates and counsels patients on their illness, injury, or chronic condition.
  • Promotes health and wellness through assessment strategies and ongoing education/counseling.
  • Documents interventions in patient’s health record.
  • Coordinates care of specialized patient populations: transgender, eating disorders, obesity, anxiety, and depression as needed.

Supply Management:

  • Coordinates and maintains adequate inventory levels of medications and medical supplies and ensures that medical equipment works properly.

The Typical schedule is Monday through Friday, 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM, 40 hours per week. Hours and days may vary due to the needs of the SHCC Clinic. Overtime may be required based on workload requirements. Provides professional nursing weekend coverage at least one Sunday per month or as needed.  Floats to all clinical teams as required for training and standardization.

About Gainesville, Florida:

Gainesville ( is home to Florida's largest and oldest university and serves as one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events, and athletics. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums, and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. It is a hidden gem in North Central Florida within a few hours of major cities such as Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa. We are central to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. We have warm weather much of the year, allowing for year-round outdoor activities. Due to the diverse atmosphere generated by The University of Florida and UF Health Shands, the leading employers in Gainesville, Gainesville is also a wonderful place to raise a family. For more information about Gainesville, FL, please visit The Guide to Greater Gainesville  Explore Gainesville in 60 seconds.

At Community Health and Family Medicine and its divisions, everyone belongs, grows, and thrives!

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Expected Salary:

The salary range is between $21.00 to $26.00 per hour and is commensurate with skills and experience.


  • Health Insurance: UF participates in state and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families, and domestic partners. Additionally, voluntary insurance options are available, including vision, dental, long-term disability, and more.
  • Retirement Options: UF offers attractive retirement options, such as the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan, State University System Optional Retirement Program, Florida Retirement System Investment Plan, and Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Leave: UF employees have access to a generous paid leave plan, a sick leave pool, paid maternity/paternity leave, paid medical leave, and leave payouts.

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As a state organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. See for more information.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes.
  • Current CPR certification
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two years’ experience is preferred, however, an appropriate amount of experience or appropriate college coursework may be substituted at an equivalent rate for the required experience
  • Knowledge of providing patient care using sound nursing practice.
  • Knowledge of pathophysiology.
  • Knowledge of electronic medical record (EMR).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Skilled in administering intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal injections
  • Skilled in administering oxygen
  • Skilled in starting, monitoring, and administering intravenous (IV) fluids and medications, if certified
  • Skilled in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Skilled in performing wound care and Point-of-Care Testing
  • Ability to communicate efficiently in writing and verbally with patients, family members, and staff
  • Ability to take pertinent histories and document them in appropriate health records
  • Ability to administer medications
  • Ability to provide treatments to patients using guidelines, policies, Practice Protocols, and Standing Orders
  • Ability to adhere to UF and UF Health policy.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • For your application for this position to be considered complete, you must upload a resume, and a cover letter.
  • Able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Able to transport himself/herself to various training activities and meetings.
  • If you are a Florida resident claiming veteran's preference, please upload a copy of your DD-214 with your application for consideration.
  • Able to work overtime with compensation as needed based on workload requirements.
  • Please note that this position is NOT eligible for remote work.

Post offer requirements:

  • Health Clearance for patient contact
  • Criminal background check
  • Education and experience check
  • Completion of required annual training including but not limited to HIPAA, FERPA, Red Flags, Handling SSN, Billing Compliance

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

The application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes 


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