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Nurse Practitioner - Per Diem (2 Positions)

San José State University
San José

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Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 531769
Work type: Staff
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Probationary, Health Professionals, Part Time

Job Summary

The Student Wellness Center (SWC) provides a variety of medical services, similar to outpatient care provided in a large medical group practice. These services for students include primary and urgent/acute care, evaluation, treatment, and guidance for individual health concerns, family planning services, nutrition, psychiatry, sports medicine, public health prevention programs, and health education. In addition, the Student Wellness Center provides limited initial care for work injuries of employees and, if necessary, assists in referring such persons for ongoing care. The Student Wellness Center may also provide first aid to campus visitors. Limited evening or weekend work may be expected, though the per diem nurse practitioner will fill in to provide coverage for primary care services in periods of absences by SWC medical providers. Reporting to the Health Services Director, with work direction from the Lead Physician, the Per Diem Nurse Practitioner provides clinical and educational services in support of successful SWC operations. Working independently and under general supervision, the Nurse Practitioner administers medical care to patients according to their scope of practice. The incumbent has the added responsibility of providing highly specialized and/or broad clinical duties that include planning, coordinating, and evaluating ongoing medical care of students. Working collaboratively to support student success is the bottom line purpose of this and all SWC positions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs clinical examination, assessment, and treatment for acute and chronic illnesses following clinical protocols. This may include uncomplicated mental health issues and minor acute injuries.
  • Provides family planning services, consistent with current medical practice, excluding surgical procedures. These services include counseling/education of basic anatomy and physiology, human reproduction, contraceptive methods, pregnancy testing, pregnancy options, abortion by medication, and appropriate referrals.
  • Performs various physical examinations, including gynecologic, academic, DMV, Pre-employment, and respirator physicals.
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic tests, including laboratory results, electrocardiograms, and x-rays.
  • Counsels and instructs patients in prevention of illness/injury, including routine immunizations.
  • Furnishes and dispenses medications and administers immunizations as appropriate, according to protocols.
  • Performs office procedures which include wound care, suturing, incision and drainage, splinting, trephination of subungual hematomas, and cryotherapy of skin lesions.
  • Cooperatively participates in staff meetings, in-service training, AAAHC Accreditation, and health education projects, as requested.
  • Prepares studies, records, and reports in support of SWC quality control efforts

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to obtain comprehensive health history and psychosocial data
  • Ability to perform comprehensive physical assessment
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate diagnostic tests, and distinguish between normal and abnormal findings
  • Ability to document and assess findings and establish a therapeutic plan of action
  • Ability to coordinate screening and follow-up of communicable diseases
  • Ability to utilize a model of Health Education that promotes wellness and prevention of illness/injury, taking into account the individual’s age, developmental status, ability/disability, culture, ethnicity, and sexual orientation
  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and external agencies
  • Ability to participate in medical staff committees
  • Ability to establish cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of advanced nursing care principles, methods, and procedures
  • Demonstration of critical thinking and diagnostic skills in clinical decision-making
  • Working knowledge of medications, their actions, use, and side effects
  • Skilled in oral and written communication to meet the needs of a diverse population and health center staff
  • Physical ability and manual dexterity to perform patient care in the functional areas to which assigned

Required Qualifications

  • 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. 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 Qualifications

  • Possession of cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate
  • One or more years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Experience as a nurse practitioner in an ambulatory health care setting
  • Experience as a nurse practitioner providing sexual health and family planning services
  • Experience in health care on a college/university campus


Classification: Per Diem Non-Exempt Healthcare
Anticipated Hiring Range: $74.00/hour - $79.00/hour
CSU Salary Range: $45.30/hour - $87.43/hour

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • Certification

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: October 18, 2023 through November 1, 2023. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Contact Information

University Personnel

CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at

Campus Security Authority - In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, this position is subject to ongoing review for designation as a Campus Security Authority. Individuals that are designated as Campus Security Authorities are required to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution and complete Clery Act training as determined by the university Clery Director.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Advertised: October 18, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled


Welcome to San José State University!

San José State University is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San José and in the heart of Silicon Valley. SJSU is the oldest state university in California. Its distinctive character has been forged by its long history, by its location, and by its vision - a blend of the old and the new, of the traditional and the innovative. Among its most prized traditions is an uncompromising commitment to offer access to higher education to all persons who meet the criteria for admission, yielding a stimulating mix of age groups, cultures, and economic backgrounds for teaching, learning, and research. SJSU takes pride in and is firmly committed to teaching and learning, with a faculty that is active in scholarship, research, technological innovation, community service, and the arts.

Located on 154 acres in downtown San José, the university offers the excitement of studying at a large, metropolitan campus where many cultures meet. Yet students find personal attention from faculty members in the smaller setting of the university's eight colleges.

Mission Statement

In collaboration with nearby industries and communities, this faculty and staff is dedicated to achieving the University's mission as a responsive institution of the State of California.

To enrich the lives of its students, to transmit knowledge to its students along with the necessary skills for applying it in the service of our society, and to expand the base of knowledge through research and scholarship.

Leadership at SJSU

Leadership at San Jose State is defined by a belief that shared decision making and collaborative university governance is at the core of our culture. With this inclusive approach as a guide, President Mohammad H. Qayoumi and the university's leadership promote discussion and engagement among faculty, staff, students and the community to shape and accomplish the goals of San Jose State.

California State University System

San Jose State is one of 23 campuses within the California State University System, the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. The 25-member CSU Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight of the California State University system. See the California State University, Office of the Chancellor website for more information.

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