Registered Nurse (Pool)

Sep 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Registered Nurse (Pool)

Humboldt State University

(Job #17-84) Registered Nurse I, Registered Nurse (Pool), $21.99-38.84/hour. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a temporary, intermittent hourly, non-benefitted, non-exempt position in the Student Health Center. The period of appointment is the academic year from mid-August through early-June.

Position Summary:
The purpose of Student Health and Wellbeing Services at Humboldt State is to help students achieve and maintain academic success and lifelong health and well-being by providing timely and appropriate primary and acute health care, disease and injury prevention education, professional outreach, referrals, educational services and campus consultations. A dynamic and mission-focused team, staff generally report enjoying their work together and find helping our students especially meaningful. Located where the redwood forest meets the ocean in beautiful Humboldt County, HSU is the northern-most campus in the California State system.

Duties: Under the general supervision of the Student Health Center Director, and under lead oversight of the Medical Director and Nursing Supervisor, the Registered Nurse is involved in the direct performance and/or management of professional nursing care and health maintenance services in a busy acute care clinic on a university campus. The scope of practice includes the observation of the signs and symptoms of illness and injury; reaction to treatments, abnormal characteristics, and general physical condition; implementation of standardized treatment procedures, including emergency procedures; and direct and indirect patient care services that ensure safety, disease prevention, and restorative measures, including administering medications and therapeutic agents to implement a treatment, disease prevention, or rehabilitation regimen ordered by a physician or similar practitioner. The person who fills this position must be competent and sensitive to patients presenting with mental health issues, as well as sexual health concerns, have the ability to manage clinic flow effectively during busy clinics, and be able to assess patients for level of medical care, ranging from emergency situations to discharging patients under protocol. RN I will perform the full range of standard nursing care duties following procedures and protocols, including observing, interpreting, recording, and reporting patient symptoms, reactions and behaviors.

Work assignments typically include: prepare patients for medical examinations and treatments, and assist physicians and other similar practitioners in clinical examinations; perform therapeutic measures and nursing services as ordered by a physician or similar practitioner such as, but not limited to, performing TB and other skin tests; performing electrocardiograms; conducting irrigations; observing, recording and treating drug reactions; applying and changing dressings; measuring and fitting for crutches, and teaching to walk with crutches; ear lavage, and similar treatments and procedures; support general health center maintenance, such as cleaning and sterilizing equipment and instruments, setting up treatment trays, checking refrigeration equipment is operating at required temperatures for storage of medications and specimens; stocking supplies; assisting in maintaining and filing medical records; may assign tasks to and review work of clinic support staff within their scope of practice; and keep current with registered nursing field requirements and maintain competencies relative to the scope of practice.

Other duties as assigned. Must maintain an unencumbered license to practice in the state of California.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Completion of a professional nursing program in an approved school of nursing or by additional preparation as approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Possess and maintain a valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California and certification in CPR/AED.

Preferred Qualifications: Two years of experience in medical setting.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Thorough knowledge of professional nursing principles, methods and procedures; anatomy and physiology applicable to assigned duties; medical supplies and equipment used in nursing practice; and the uses and effects of medications and narcotics. Working knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to registered nursing and the scope of practice limitations of clinic support staff. Ability to effectively apply nursing knowledge and demonstrate proper techniques and skills in performing nursing duties; accurately observe and record symptoms, behaviors, and reactions to treatments in order to make a nursing diagnosis; respond with therapy to treatment reactions; use applicable health center automated systems to perform duties and maintain records and prepare reports; analyze emergency situations and take prompt action; maintain patient confidentiality and privacy in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations; maintain effective working relationships with practitioners and other health center support staff; and be sensitive to and communicate effectively with patients from diverse backgrounds.

Application Procedure: Please note that Humboldt State University now requires application materials to be submitted electronically. If assistance is needed, the Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a computer station available and our front office team would be happy to assist you. Qualified applicants should submit electronically the following materials:

-Letter of Interest;
-HSU Employment Application at
-Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
-Contact information for at least three professional references

Submission of the application materials should be sent as email attachments to

Please include your last name and the job # (17-84) in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be Thursday, October 5, 2017.

HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Human Resources
Siemens Hall - Room 211
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-3626
Fax: (707) 826-3625

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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.