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Registered Nurse

West Valley-Mission Community College District
Saratoga, CA

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Position Title:

Registered Nurse

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WVMCCD District (All Campuses)


The District Health Services is seeking a talented individual to fill the position of Registered Nurse.

The selected candidate will provide routine nursing services and first aid and emergency care as needed for students and staff on a community college campus; respond to emergency situations on campus as needed; and to maintain manual and electronic health records.

West Valley College, located in the City of Saratoga, just minutes from the heart of the Silicon Valley, is in a beautiful park-like setting and wooded acres. Mission College, located in the City of Santa Clara, heart of Silicon Valley, is a beautiful, modern, urban campus. Both West Valley College and Mission College are known for the strength of their academic programs, faculty and staff, as well as, our equity- minded a d student-focused approach that combines high-tech and high-touch services.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.


100% of full time, 37.5 hours per week, 11 months per year, with anticipated start date of August 2024. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a member of the West Valley-Mission Classified Employees Association (WVMCEA), Office, Technical & Business Services Employee Unit.

Work Location: West Valley and Mission College

Salary and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $10,907.58-$11,961.58 monthly (WVMCEA Salary Schedule, Range 81, Steps A-C).

Benefits include:
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and dependents
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee
  • Employer-provided life insurance
  • 14 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year
  • 12 days vacation leave accrued annually; rate increases step-wise up to maximum 22 days vacation leave accrued annually
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave
  • Educational growth incentive program from $45 to $225 monthly
  • $1000 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,500 longevity award annually after 15 years of service
  • CalPERS pension
  • Position is union affiliated

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge andabilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Experience: Two years of responsible nursing experience.
  • Education: Equivalent to possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in nursing or a related field.


License and Certificate
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, current, valid CPR certification from the American Heart Association.
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license


Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

Desired Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following desired qualifications:

  • Proficient in starting intravenous (IV) lines and monitoring patients during IV therapy
  • Current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS)
  • Advocate certification received or in progress
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with Community Health Workers (CHWs) to support community health initiatives
  • Proven track record in mentoring high school and college students interested in health services careers
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively interact with patients, colleagues, and students
  • Commitment to promoting health education and wellness within the local community
  • Capacity to work autonomously as well as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver comprehensive patient care

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of professional nursing.
  • Human anatomy and physiology.
  • Emergency response protocols; first aid, CPR, and use of AED.
  • Assessment and diagnostic techniques.

Ability to:
  • Provide routine nursing care services to students, staff and visitors on a college campus.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
  • Assess health needs and provide care or referrals as needed.
  • Perform first aid and CPR; respond to emergency situations as may be necessary.
  • Record health information in student health records; interpret lab results.
  • Maintain clinic supplies by verifying inventory, anticipating need, placing and receiving orders.
  • Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
  • Operate and use modern office equipment including computers and applicable software.
  • Maintain regular attendance and adhere to prescribed work schedule and location to conduct job responsibilities.
  • Utilize appropriate safety procedures and practices for assigned duties.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy.
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and collaborative working relationships with others.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties & ResponsibilitiesDuties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide professional nursing care based on medical, physical and emotional needs assessment of individuals.
  • Provide first aid and emergency care when needed; respond to emergency situations on campus as needed, request additional emergency services as may be necessary.
  • Assist physician during appointment hours; perform pre-examination screenings.
  • Provide students with health information in a variety of areas; assist with coordination of presentations by outside agencies on a variety of health care topics.
  • Initiate and maintain student health care records, both manual and electronic.
  • Perform clinical procedures including venipuncture, administration of vaccines, and preventative screenings.
  • Maintain inventory of appropriate clinic supplies; order new supplies as appropriate.
  • Assist in establishing clinic policies and procedures; promote and participate in health care events and activities.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Applicant Information:


  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Supplemental application questions; (3) Resume; (4) Unofficial copies of transcripts, if requested; (5) Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and (6) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will be removed from your application and will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.

  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Should the minimum qualifications state “any combination equivalent to,” then additional relevant work experience may substitute for education. In this case, please upload a document stating such in the Required Transcripts document field.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For reasonable accommodations and assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2171 Fax: (408) 867-9059

Selection Process:


  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
  • Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

EEO STATEMENT:West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, ancestry, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, military or veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

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West Valley-Mission Community College District has a devoted Board of Trustees and a dedicated staff that serves its two colleges. West Valley College in Saratoga and Mission College in Santa Clara are on the cutting edge among higher education institutions in the Silicon Valley. Every semester over 20,000 students enroll in courses at the colleges. Thousands of others take online, off-campus, or non-credit courses and seminars offered through a variety of programs. These programs are aimed at meeting the training and retraining needs of the people of Silicon Valley.

Mission College is a public community college located in the City of Santa Clara, and in the heart of the Silicon Valley. We offer a future of transfer to a four year institution, a future in a career of your choice, a future of increasing skills for both higher education and the workforce and a future for an Associate’s Degree or Certificate that can get you on your way to any goal.

The highly diverse and active student population makes the environment at Mission College energetic and vibrant. It is a great place to meet new friends, participate in clubs and make your voice heard in student advocacy. Our faculty is among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere. The staff at Mission College is uniquely poised to help and guide your path to the future.

Mission College has many programs and services to ensure student success and support. Financial Aid can assist in making college affordable. Counseling helps students set achievable goals and provides guidance through orientation, study skills, and career courses. The college Career Center and Job Placement Office help students transition to the working world after college and each year sponsor’s a job fair featuring more than 60 employers. Finally, our Transfer Center helps to guide the transition from the two-year college to a four-year college so that students can easily gain a Bachelor’s degree. Each spring semester, Mission College hosts the largest college fair in the San Francisco Bay Area, where more than 180 national and international colleges and universities are represented.

West Valley is about success. It’s about helping students create a future for themselves so they can contribute to a world that needs their talents, drive and enthusiasm. We do that by providing as much one-on-one interaction with students as possible. The results speak for themselves.

  • 571 students transferred to UCs and CSUs in 2012
  • 552 students earned AA/AS degrees in 2012
  • 170 students earned Certificates that led to careers in 2012
  • We host learners from 25 countries who come to the United States looking for the kind of instruction that will help them contribute to the global economy.
  • We offer classes on our beautiful 143-acre Saratoga campus in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, located at the southwest border of Silicon Valley. Here you can expand your mind, hang out with friends, and

Why not join us, and build your future as we build the future of Silicon Valley, one student at a time.contemplate a world of ideas.

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