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Nurse Manager - COVID19 Surveillance Testing Project

Salary:                               Commensurate w/experience   
Location:                          COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Project
Position Status:               Full-time, 4 Month Assignment* (Through May 2021)             
Hours:                               Varied
FLSA Status:                     Non-exempt     


This is a project-based position exclusively focused on planning, coordinating, and overseeing the university’s COVID-19 surveillance testing efforts.  Surveillance testing will be required for all students who will be living or attending classes on campus and will also be open to university staff and faculty.  The incumbent will partner closely with the COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Data Analyst and a team of 5 Certified Medical Assistants, as well as with a number of other campus partners, including Health Services, Marketing and Communications, and others.  More information about the University’s COVID-19 precautions can be found at

This position will operate with significant autonomy and will report to the Provost.  This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced healthcare professional who seeks to contribute to the university’s COVID-19 efforts on a project basis.  The need for this position is immediate and is expected to continue through May 2021. 


Plans, directs, and executes the university’s surveillance testing, which will be conducted on a biweekly basis for the duration of the Spring 2021 semester.  (Symptomatic testing will be handled by the University Health Services.) This will include scheduling appointments, administering tests, answering questions, tracking results, analyzing and reporting data, and other related tasks.

Works closely with Data Analyst to monitor testing results, identify trends, and report data as needed. 

Provides instructions to students, faculty, and/or employees on how to use Navica COVID-19 testing application.  Analyzes reports from Navica application to measure levels of activity, identify trends, etc.

Monitors workflows and logistics to ensure effectiveness; changes/updates processes as needed.
Supervisors, trains, and coordinates activities of 5 Certified Medical Assistants and several Work Study student aides.

Monitors supplies and works with Purchasing & Procurement Services and others to replenish as needed.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Preferred qualifications:

Master’s degree in related field from an accredited institution.

Minimum qualifications:

BSN from an accredited institution.

PA RN Licensure – APRN Family Medicine.


At least 5-8 years of related professional experience, including experience with planning and executing large-scale projects (i.e. mass clinics), designing and modifying workflows for efficiency and effectiveness, and working effectively as part of a team to successfully execute complex initiatives. 

Professional experience in healthcare administration, public health, or related field.
Alternately, the successful candidate will possess any equivalent combination or training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions.  This includes, but is not limited to the following:
Desire to contribute at a high level to a visible, complex, fast-paced project of critical importance to the University and to our community.

Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with diverse partners to accomplish goals.

High-level organizational skills; ability to balance multiple priorities and keep projects moving forward while also ensuring attention to detail.

Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with various audiences.

Ability to quickly spot issues and creatively generate solutions to address them, including workflow changes and/or identifying additional resources needed.
Experience serving in a supervisory role.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.

Sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically.
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit.  Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit.  Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.