Nurse Practitioner 11/12

May 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Salary Range: $5,216 - $9,030 per month (Anticipated hiring salary/range: $7,500 - $7,833)

Note: This is a full-time (40 hours per week), probationary, exempt position

Note: This position is on an11/12 Pay Plan which is equivalent to eleven months of salary distributed over a 12-month period. The scheduled month off will be July. Eligible for medical, dental and vision benefits plus paid vacation, sick leave, etc.

Organizational Description:

Our Mission is to promote the academic and personal success of Fresno State students by encouraging the maintenance of healthy lifestyles and providing affordable and accessible health and psychological care.

The Student Health and Counseling Center will be an organization that is recognized for its commitment to providing leadership for health services on campus, and contributing to the success of students and the university community by promoting lifelong healthy behaviors, and creating healthy environments.

    	The Student Health and Counseling Center provided more than 22,000 primary care visits in the 2015-16 academic year	The Student Health and Counseling Center provided nearly 4,000 counseling visits in the 2015-16 academic year	More than 14,600 students, staff and faculty were reachedoutsideof the building with wellness programming in the 2015-16 academic year	Completed a year-long remodel project including the construction of a new pharmacy, which opened in October of 2015 featuring a new retail space and consultation room


The Nurse Practitioner's primary purpose is to provide primary health care, to the students of California State University, Fresno. This position reports to the Director of Medical Services in the Student Health & Counseling Center.

Position Summary:

  • Diagnose and treat common illnesses and injuries, distinguish between normal, normal variance and abnormal findings based upon evaluation of the medical history and physical examination. Selection of laboratory tests and x-rays when needed. Interpret test and study results.
  • Perform gynecologic examinations, prescribing birth control medication and devices, and provide education for health maintenance as it pertains to women's health concerns.
  • Diagnose sexually transmitted diseases and gynecologic disease/problems with the ability to distinguish between normal, normal variance and abnormal findings based on evaluation of medical history and physical examination. Selection of appropriate laboratory tests and radiologic test as needed. Interpret test results to assess the patient's condition and/or medical problems. Provide treatment based on exam, history and test results.
  • Consult with and refer students to physicians for complicated health problems. Collaborate with other health care professionals in providing care and treatment such as physical therapy, health education and nutrition.
  • Prescribe medication to patients, provided the supervising physician has delegated the authority to do so.
  • Perform office-based procedures depending on training and qualifications. Procedures may include I & D, skin biopsy, Nexplanon insertion/removal, IUC insertion, etc.
  • Work as a member of the health care team.
  • Serve as a resource to health center staff/committees.

Secondary Duties of the job include:

  • Understand, support and comply with the mission, vision, goals, policies and procedures of the SHCC, the campus and the California State University system.
  • Serve as a resource to health center staff/committees.
  • Serve on various SHCC committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of advanced nursing and primary care principles, methods and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of medical theories, practices and protocols relative to the scope of practice, subject areas such as growth and development, pathophysiology, psychosocial assessment, pharmacology, nutrition, disease management, and the principles of health maintenance, applicable state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to practice as a Nurse Practitioner
  • General knowledge of effective supervisory principles and practices, if assigned lead work direction

Ability to:

  • Work independently in assigned areas of practice established by the supervising physician
  • Demonstrate clinical competence in eliciting patient histories, conducting examinations, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses and injuries, assessing patient needs and making appropriate referrals
  • Use clinical techniques and diagnostic tools; interpret laboratory and other test results
  • Keep current with developments in the medical field pertinent to the incumbent's scope of practice
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other health center staff
  • Be sensitive to and communicate effectively with diverse patients
  • If assigned, provide lead work direction to specified health center support staff

Education and Experience:

  • Academic degree or certificate from an approved college or university-based Nurse Practitioner program or equivalent training and experience as outlined by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
  • Incumbents must be clinically competent in a medical specialty applicable to their position and possess sufficient experience to independently perform the duties of a Nurse Practitioner within that specialty

Specialized Skills:

Required Licenses and Certifications:

Possess and maintain a valid California license as a Registered Nurse and a BRN certificate evidencing that the individual is qualified to use the title of Nurse Practitioner, as required by the California Board of Registered Nursing. In addition, if the incumbent is delegated the authority to furnish medications, the incumbent must possess and maintain a valid BRN Furnishing Certificate. If the furnishing procedures include the delegated authority to furnish specific controlled substances, incumbents must also possess and maintain a valid DEA number and certificate.

Preferred Skills:

  • Five or more years as a nurse practitioner.
  • Experience as a nurse practitioner providing sexual health and family planning services.
  • Experience as a nurse practitioner in an ambulatory health care setting.
  • Experience in a college/university student health center.
  • Experience working with a range of professional categories such as physicians, other nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychiatrists, or mental health professionals.
  • Preference will be given to those with additional skills or certification to perform special procedures, such as IUC Insertion/removal, Implanon/Nexplanon insertion and removal, colposcopy, suturing, etc.
  • Possess a working knowledge of Electronic Medical Record Systems (EMR).
  • National certification is preferred.

Filing Deadline:

May 19, 2017

Application Procedures:

Complete the required fields on the online application, a resume, and three professional references, including telephone numbers, are required. A cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position is also required. Full consideration will not be given to applicants who fail to complete all application requirements.

Pursuant to Executive Order 1088, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

How To Apply:

To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at:

Other Requirements:

Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be satisfactorily completed (as determined by the CSU) before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may be the basis for rescinding an offer of employment and/or affect the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site:

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Other Applicant Information:

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

It is the policy of the California State University to fill vacant positions represented by the California State University Employees' Union (CSUEU) with qualified applicants currently employed on the campus. Other applicants may be selected when it is necessary to meet the best interests of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from campus applicants.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment, on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about these proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

Further, the California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

General Information:

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high-quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines, at the doctoral level. The current student enrollment is approximately 24,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, educational institutions, industry, business and government. The University was one of the first U.S. Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement Classification.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


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