College Nurse - Hanford/Tulare

Job description

College Nurse - Hanford/Tulare

Salary: $37.83 - $50.68 Hourly
Job Type: Classified - Full-time
Job Number: 00109
Closing: 11/23/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Tulare/Hanford, CA
Department: Health Center
Division: Allied Health

General Description
Under the supervision of the Provost/Hanford Educational Center, Provost/Tulare College Center and the Health Center Director, the College Nurse assists in the planning, development and delivery of a wide variety of health and wellness services for our diverse community of students and staff.

This position is a 10 month, full-time (40 hours/week) position.

The work schedule will be:

  • Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
*Work schedule will be equally split between the Hanford and Tulare campuses.

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting employees who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Job Duties
Job duties of the College Nurse include but are not limited to:
  • Assist the Health Center Director in the planning, development and implementation of the Student Health Services Program.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of health education programs for the college community through classroom presentations, bulletins, newsletters, seminars, workshops and other activities.
  • Respond to emergency calls when requested, provide first aid and emergency nursing care to injured/ill students and employees; arrange emergency transportation to medical facilities as necessary.
  • Employ a system of triage, identifying symptoms and making independent nursing judgments regarding acuity of illness and/or injury.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of physical/mental health and safety records and reports with accuracy and confidentiality.
  • Assist in coordinating and administering other health service programs; ie communicable disease surveillance, vaccine-preventable disease immunizations, reproductive health, mental health and general health and wellness services; and participate in the development and implementation of new/expanded services as needed.
  • Perform student and staff TB testing and clearance in accordance with Tulare and Kings County Health Department training and protocol.
  • Perform appropriate evaluative screening and laboratory tests requiring specific expertise, training and licensing, ie: vision, hearing, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, hemoglobin, STD and HIV, pregnancy and other CLIA(Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment) approved testing in accordance with established procedures and/or protocols.
  • Assess and evaluate the general health status of students and staff focusing on prevention, early identification, intervention and treatment of physical and emotional health problems.
  • Provide confidential personal physical and mental health consultation to students and staff for immediate problem-solving/resolution and/or development of an individual health plan which may include referral/s to private or community based resources.
  • Administer non-prescription (OTC) medications and birth control(condoms) as is in accordance with established protocols.
  • Protect the well-being of students and staff through established procedures of prevention and control of communicable diseases, ie: Tuberculosis, Influenza and other communicable respiratory infections (Varicella; Measles, Mumps and Rubella,) infectious gastrointestinal disorders (Hepatitis A, Salmonella, Shigella, Giardiasis), communicable skin disorders (ringworm, scabies, lice), blood-borne pathogens (Hepatitis B and C, HIV) and others.
  • Assist in identification and referral of students eligible for other support services; ie: Financial Aid, EOPS, DRC, Work Study; Learning Labs and others.
  • Supervise inventory and ordering of medical supplies and equipment to include the monitoring and maintenance of all medical equipment.
  • Oversee department safety, cleanliness and compliance with established health and safety procedures/regulations.
  • Participate in the planning, coordination and implementation of campus health fairs and other health promotion/wellness events.
  • Assist in providing health and safety consultations with campus personnel and participate in the design, implementation and monitoring of health, safety, crisis intervention and disaster programs.
  • Assist in the procurement (from community resources), development and dissemination of health education materials for students and staff.
  • Identify and maintain liaison with community health agencies for referral sources as well as support services to connect campuses/students with such services.
  • Assist in preparation of reports including Program Review and Year-End Reports, attendance at meetings, work with advisory committees and other related duties as assigned.
  • Assist in review and update of policies, procedures, protocols and referral resources.
  • Provide supervision and training to unlicensed staff and others as designated by Health Center Director.
  • Provide mentoring and training of new staff to the Medicat electronic medical management system and software.
  • Perform committee work and attend conferences, workshops and trainings related to college health issues, trends, and programs.
  • Represent the Health Center in absence of Health Center Director.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Any combination equivalent to:
  • Associate's degree in nursing from an accredited college.
  • Three (3) years of experience within the past five (5) years in one or more of the following settings: school/college health, acute care, emergency health, public health or occupational health.

Licenses and other Requirements:
  • Minimum qualifications of the California Board of Registered Nursing
  • Current, valid RN License
  • Current CPR/AED certificate or willingness to obtain
  • Current California driver's license

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Bilingual skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • Public Health Certificate

Working Conditions
  • Health Office environment.
  • Evening hours and summer session hours may be required
  • Ability to drive to and from Centers to conduct Student Health Services

Physical Abilities:
  • Ability to lift equipment up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to kneel on ground/floor for medical emergencies
  • Ability to squat, bend and reach
  • Ability to walk briskly while pushing wheelchair for medical emergencies
  • Ability demonstrate dexterity of both hands and fingers
  • Ability to demonstrate acuity of vision and hearing
Knowledge and Abilities

The hiring committee is seeking evidence of the following:

Knowledge of:
  • Current community health nursing practice, including communicable disease control, adult and adolescent health care, reproductive health care, substance abuse issues and prevention, mental health trends and resources for care.
  • Current community health resources for consultation, referral and treatment.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Medicat electronic medical management system and software.

Ability to:
  • Assess emergency situations; administer first aid, CPR and AED response, and other appropriate nursing care, information and/or referral.
  • Work effectively in crisis situations.
  • Conduct preventive health programs.
  • Work independently in planning, organizing and delivering health services within the parameters of accepted standards imposed by the nurse practice act and accepted/approved protocols.
  • Establish and maintain effective collaborations and working relationships with students, staff and the community.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Problem-solve and think critically.
  • Understand, be sensitive and have a commitment to provide health services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically and academically diverse students and staff, and those with disabilities.
  • Perform basic computer skills

Application Procedure
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit:
  • An online job application.
  • Letter of Interest which addresses how the applicant's experience and/or education enables him/her to be able to perform the job duties.
  • Resume
  • Transcripts (Official transcripts will be required upon hire).

Full-time classified employees enjoy a number of benefits while working at the College of the Sequoias. These benefits include:

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COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The College of the Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

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Posted: 11/7/2018
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