College Health Nurse (2 Positions)
College Health Nurse (2 Positions)
For full details and to apply, go to https://jobs.miracosta.edu/postings/3341
Type of Assignment: Full Time
Assignment Category: Regular Position
One regular, benefited, non-exempt*, part-time position, 30 hours per week, 10 months per year spread over 12 months on the San Elijo campus. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Some of these hours may vary to accommodate team meetings and professional development. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.
One regular, benefited, non-exempt*, full-time position, 36 hours per week, 10 months per year spread over 12 months on the Oceanside campus. The work schedule will consist of three 10-hour shifts and one 6-hour shift per week during Fall and Spring semesters and four 8-hour shifts and one 4-hour shift per week during the summer session. Some of these hours may vary to accommodate team meetings and professional development. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.
*Please note, when this position is full-time, (40 hours per week), it is classified as exempt based on job duties, and not eligible for compensation for overtime in excess of eight (8) hours worked in one day or in excess of forty (40) hours worked in one week. If this position is part-time, it is designated as non-exempt, and is eligible for overtime compensation when applicable.
IMPORTANT: MiraCosta College requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to promote a safe and healthful workplace for employees and to promote the health and safety of our campus community. Unvaccinated employees are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe disease. This causes greater risk to their personal health and unnecessary disruption to the college community that depends on college programs and services. As of August 23, 2021, all employees must submit proof of vaccination or request and receive approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. For more information, please visit https://www.miracosta.edu/covid/covid-vaccination-requirements.html.
Salary Range: 28
Compensation: The 30-hour per week position on the San Elijo Campus is starting at $50,329.35 per year ($38.71 per hour) (range 28, step 1), with annual salary step increases up to step 5. In addition, after five years of district service, employees earn a longevity stipend that increases over time.
The 36-hour per week position on the Oceanside Campus is starting at $60,395.22 per year ($38.71 per hour) (range 28, step 1), with annual salary step increases up to step 5. In addition, after five years of district service, employees earn a longevity stipend that increases over time.
Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.
MiraCosta College offers an array of benefits to eligible employees.
- The district pays 100% of the cost of medical, dental and vision insurance for eligible employees and dependents
- $100,000 life insurance policy
- Up to $250 of benefit credits per month to help pay for a variety of voluntary benefit options, such as supplemental life insurance, disability coverage, and health care/dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
- Vacation, sick leave, and up to 18 paid holidays
- State pension system retirement benefits (CalPERS)
- Free and confidential employee assistance program
- Wellness Program
- Participation in the District’s Early Retirement Program
- Professional Development Opportunities
- Tuition fee reimbursement
- Childcare Facility (Oceanside Campus)
Position Term in Months: 10 months spread over 12 months
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on March 3, 2023:
1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.
3. A cover letter addressed to the “Screening and Interview Committee” specifically describing how your experience aligns with the Essential Duties, Other Duties, and Desirable Qualifications.
4. CPR/AED card certification for healthcare providers. Course must meet American Heart Association or American Red Cross guidelines.
5. Proof of a current California Registered Nurse’s license.
4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.
If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/leaflets/cl635.pdf. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.
The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing/first screening date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.
Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) proof of being fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 or requesting and receiving approval for a medical or religious exemption; 2) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 3) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 4) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 5) fingerprint clearance; and 6) approval by the Board of Trustees.
*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J/Janssen]).
Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.
Under direction, provide nursing care and health services including testing, nursing assessment and first aid to students and staff; disseminate health services information and provide specialized assistance and counseling regarding individual health needs; maintain a variety of health records; determine health education/promotion needs and develop action plans; and perform related duties as assigned.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
1. Provide confidential, in-depth personal health and mental health counseling; refer students to physicians, nurse practitioners, MFT interns, clinics, agencies and other healthcare providers according to established procedures; schedule student appointments.
2. Provide professional nursing care to sick and injured students and staff; make independent nursing assessments regarding illnesses and emergency situations according to established policies and guidelines; refer more complex medical problems to the Director, Health Services, physician, nurse practitioner or other appropriate healthcare professional.
3. Administer first aid; respond to campus medical emergencies and provide basic emergency care according to approved procedures.
4. Administer immunization injections, screen for vision and hearing problems and dispense medication according to established procedures; safely handle and dispose of hazardous waste according to protocol.
5. Organize and oversee clinics; prepare students for medical examinations by a doctor or nurse practitioner; assist with examinations and treatment as directed.
6. Maintain accurate confidential health records and statistics; record lab work performed and medications administered; provide essential information to appropriate staff; prepare accident, liability and workers’ compensation forms as needed; report suspected abuse, molestation and neglect in accordance with legal requirements.
1. Plan, research, organize and implement health education material and campus health promotion events.
2. Communicate with students, staff and the public to obtain and provide health-related information, make referrals and explain a variety of policies, procedures, rules and regulations concerning healthcare services.
3. Act as primary liaison with San Diego Project Heartbeat to maintain and inspect Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) at each District site and communicate pertinent information.
4. Assist in updating policies and procedures for health services and related topics.
5. Act as a member of the Campus Emergency Response Team.
6. Implement applications and correspondence for medication assistance programs, latent TB treatment and lab follow-up; organize and tabulate statistical reports as needed.
7. Maintain and order medical clinic supplies.
8. Maintain the Health Services website.
9. Provide backup for secretarial staff.
10. Conduct classroom presentations and demonstrations on health topics as requested by instructors.
11. Serve as a resource person for the Allied Health Club.
12. Perform related duties as assigned.
1. Emergency healthcare and medical assessment techniques.
2. Medical terminology and resources.
3. Community health resources.
4. Illness prevention and wellness.
5. Use and side effects of various medications.
6. Current nursing practices/scope of practice, equipment and techniques.
7. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
8. Recordkeeping techniques.
9. Technical aspects of field of specialty.
10. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
11. Applicable sections of California education, health and safety codes and other applicable laws.
12. Health issues pertinent to the college population and methods of intervention.
13. Behavioral and social psychology principals and how they apply to health education planning.
14. Program evaluation.
15. Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work.
16. Written and oral communication skills including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
1. Learn, interpret and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures and apply them in a variety of procedural situations.
2. Perform professional nursing duties at a community college.
3. Conduct various medical screening tests.
4. Conduct and prepare specimens for lab work.
5. Appropriately respond to medical emergencies.
6. Triage patients in the clinic and emergency situations.
7. Maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
8. Administer first aid and initial healthcare in medical emergencies.
9. Provide health services information and counseling to students and staff.
10. Plan, organize and implement a variety of health education activities.
11. Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.
12. Meet schedules and timelines.
13. Work confidentially with discretion.
14. Assess needs and recommend program priorities.
15. Work independently with little direction and cooperatively in a team environment.
16. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
17. Make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately.
18. Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
19. Operate a computer and standard business software.
20. Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.
21. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.
Education & Experience:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, public health or a related field, and two years of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in an educational institution is preferred.
NOTE: For work experience, one “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.
Licenses & Other Requirements:
A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance program.
A current California Registered Nurse’s license.
CPR/AED card for healthcare providers. Course must meet American Heart Association or American Red Cross guidelines.
California Public Health Nurse Certification is desirable.
The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; ability to travel to various locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.
Primarily business office environment; frequent exposure to hazardous materials such as blood-borne pathogens, bacteria, viruses, solvents and other toxic chemicals and substances that require the use of personal protection equipment including gloves or clothing; subject to frequent public contact and interruption; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; may work at any district location or authorized facility with occasional evenings and/or weekends on an as-needed basis. Occasional local travel may be requested.
Posting Number: S22/23040P
Human Resources Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or [Register to View]
Job Close Date: 3/3/2023
Open Until Filled:
First Screening Date:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
MiraCosta College is committed to creating a racially just campus climate. Individuals and their diverse cultures and identities are welcomed, nurtured, and validated. MiraCosta College takes institutional responsibility for closing the equity gap for disproportionately impacted populations including Latinx and Chicanx communities, Black and African American communities, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, Native American communities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities, veteran communities, former foster youth, adult students, and students from low socioeconomic statuses. MiraCosta will continue to serve all constituents with values rooted in equity, diversity, inclusion, and community.MiraCosta College’s Mission, Vision, Commitment, and Institutional Values & Goals – https://pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/3050/docs/105281.pdf
About MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at https://www.miracosta.edu/office-of-the-president/board-of-trustees/_docs/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion.pdf
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