Registered Nurse

Jun 13, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Registered Nurse

Humboldt State University

Closes: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
(Job #18-30) Registered Nurse I or II — RN I: $3,177-5,779/month; RN II: $3,403-6,188/month. Appoint- ments will be determined by education and experience and are normally made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, benefitted, 10/12 pay-plan (work 10 months with pay and benefits over 12 months), position with a one-year probationary period in the Student Health Center with an anticipated starting date of October 2018.

The Place: Known for its quality academic programs and its hands-on approach to learning, Humboldt State University has a well-earned reputation as one of the best primarily undergraduate public universities in the United States. The residential and rural campus of 8,200 students is nestled between mountains, giant redwood trees, and breathtaking Pacific Ocean beaches. The local area offers many outdoor recreation opportunities as well as a full range of dining, cultural, and entertainment opportunities, all without the hassle and expense of a major metropoli- tan area. Local K-12 schools consistently rank in the top 10% in the state, and the local produce is second to none. Humboldt State University also benefits from being part of the world's largest university system, the 23-campus California State University (CSU).

The purpose of Student Health and Wellness Services (SH&WS) 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. Student Health Center staff work under the mandate of the California State University in delivering a specified range of health care services which requires that employees understand, support, and comply with the mission, goals, policies, and procedures of SH&WS; and accept the concept of a team and the multidisci- plinary approach to providing quality health care. The SH&WS team works closely together to serve their mission, while also valuing a warm, fun, and collegial environment - frequent laughter, occasional staff pot lucks, and a group of talented people serving a meaningful mission together make SH&WS a great place to work, full of excep- tionally dedicated staff who are excited to welcome new staff members to our team.

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 manage- ment of professional nursing care and health maintenance services in a busy acute care clinic on a university cam- pus. 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 pro- cedures, 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 II 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 in- clude: prepare patients for medical examinations and treatments, and assist physicians and other similar practition- ers 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; con- ducting 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; sup- port general health center maintenance, such as cleaning and sterilizing equipment and instruments, setting up treat- ment 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 require- ments and maintain competencies relative to the scope of practice. Other duties as assigned. Maintaining an unen- cumbered license to practice in the state of California is a condition of employment.

Registered Nurse I: The above duties are performed under the direct supervision of a physician or higher level Registered Nurse and cover the full range of standard nursing care duties following established procedures and protocols, including observing, interpreting, recording and reporting patients' symptoms, reactions, and be- haviors.

Registered Nurse II: The above duties are performed with more independent judgment and discretion in determining patient needs, planning and modifying nursing care, and applying nursing treatments, and often assist higher level RN's or practitioners in administrative functions such as implementation of services, policies, and procedures and may provide lead work direction to other nursing staff in the assigned area.

Registered Nurse I Minimum Qualifications: Education: 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. License and Certifications: Possess and maintain a valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California and certification in CPR/AED.

Registered Nurse II Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience: High school diploma or equiva- lent. 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. One year of professional nursing experience which has provided evidence of the ability to work independently in specialized nursing activities and to support the overall nursing program within the Student Health Center; or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities listed below. License and Certifications: Possess and main- tain a valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California and certification in CPR/AED.

Registered Nurse I Required Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Thorough Knowledge of:
  • Professional nursing principles, methods and procedures

  • Anatomy and physiology applicable to assigned duties

  • Medical supplies and equipment used in nursing practice

  • 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 specialized nursing skills and 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

  • Respond with therapy to treatment reactions

  • Use applicable health center automated systems to perform duties and maintain records and prepare reports

  • Gain the cooperation of patients

  • Analyze emergency situations and take prompt action

  • Maintain patient confidentiality and privacy in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regula-

  • Maintain effective working relationships with practitioners and other health center support staff and be sensi- tive to and communicate effectively with patients from diverse backgrounds

    Registered Nurse II Required Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

    In addition to the Registered Nurse I KSAs above:

    Broad, Specialized Knowledge of:
  • Duties associated with triage and assessment, patient counseling, and staffing specialized nursing clinics

  • Clinic operations and the development and implementation of a nursing program, including procedures and
    Thorough Knowledge of:

  • Professional nursing principles, methods and procedures

  • Anatomy and physiology applicable to assigned duties

  • Medical supplies and equipment used in nursing practice

  • Uses and effects of medications and narcotics

    Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience in working in a nursing capacity with college-age pa- tients, treating a diverse population, electronic medical records, splinting.

    Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials through Interfolio:

  • Letter of Interest

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

  • Contact information for at least three professional references

  • HSU Employment History Form (

    (NOTE: This form replaces the HSU Employment Application form, which should no longer be used. Down- load the HSU Employment History Form and save it as a PDF file prior to filling it out. If the form is filled out on line (accessed via a web browser), content WILL NOT be saved.

    The Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a comput- er station and front office staff available for applicants requiring assistance.

    Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. To be notified in the event this recruitment re-opens for a subsequent review of applications, send an email to [email protected] that includes the job number (18-30) and applicant's last name in the subject line of the message.

    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
    Email: [email protected]

    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.

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