Registered Nurse - Charge

Costa Mesa, California
$70,625.00 - $95,216.00 Annually
Dec 06, 2017
Jan 06, 2018
Contract Type

Orange Coast College

Registered Nurse - Charge
Job# O-021-18
Salary: $70,625.00 - $95,216.00 Annually
Deadline:  01/05/18


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District Benefits Package

The Coast Community College District offers a generous benefits package to eligible employees, including:

• Generous medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans for employees and dependents
• 21 paid holidays
• Cumulative sick leave
• Paid vacation
• Longevity salary programs
• PERS/STRS retirement plans
• Deferred compensation/457 plans
​• Employee Assistance Program

Oversees, organizes, coordinates, and administers health services that enhance the health status and education of adult students.  Serves as the team leader for Student Health Center operations and provides professional nursing services, including case management, to a diverse population of students including those with medical and mental health conditions and on-site emergency triage.  Collaborates with other health and behavioral care providers and agencies to coordinate health care. Ensures compliance with medical and educational laws pertaining to college health.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Registered Nurse - Charge is a fully qualified and licensed patient care professional with additional responsibility as a team leader of the Student Health Center.  The Registered Nurse – Charge oversees staffing, patient care quality, and development of Nursing Standing Orders.  Advancement to this position requires compliance with the stated qualifications, State laws for licensing, and a demonstrated ability to integrate health education, diagnostic, record management, and urgent care services.   The Registered Nurse is qualified to observe and document patterns in communicable disease and public health issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Serves as a clinic team leader by setting schedules based on available staff, oversight to nursing case management, point of care diagnostics, and lead referral resource.  Develops Nursing Standing Orders in compliance with California Nursing Practice requirements, participates in clinic policy and procedure development, and facilitates internal office routines that protect patient privacy and complies with mandated reporting requirements.

Identifies students with health problems that interfere with effective learning.  Employs case finding, screening, interviewing, and observation techniques as well as analysis of health records to assess student health status.  Refers students with particular needs to medical and/or mental health professionals and/or community resources.

Coordinates health services including the medication dispensing program, phlebotomy, laboratory, and public health surveillance and services programs.

Compiles health and demographic information from students, noting individual health history and population health trends including social, emotional, and environmental aspects.

Provides urgent nursing care for ill and injured students Refers patients to health care providers and community resources as appropriate.

Provides initial mental health assessment, intake, crisis screening and intervention.  Collaborates with behavioral health providers to manage care, make referrals, and stabilize patients.

Provides registered nursing care services as mandated by law and current standing orders from the Doctor on site.

Evaluates and documents the progress of patient care plans and therapeutic programs, and makes modifications within scope of practice.  Collaborates with mental health teams to address patient care and service delivery.

Conducts physical examinations in support of campus programs and at student request if within the scope of college health practice.

Participates in implementing programs directed at control of communicable diseases at the campuses.  Conducts health education and outreach.

Confers with, participates and collaborates with health care providers and public health agencies in formulating appropriate campus health policies and resolution of student and community health issues.

Facilitates student access to school, and community health and support services.

Develops resources as appropriate to meet student needs.

Maintains professional competence by participating in required in-service education and health education programs designed to maintain healthcare credentials.

Provides health education and counseling to students.

Participates with other health care professionals, campus and community resources to develop emergency and individualized care plans, and facilitating referrals as appropriate.

Follows up to monitor patient progress related to short-term episodic care only.

Ensures that health records are maintained up-to-date. Documents all patient encounters.  (chart notes only)

Observes HIPAA confidentiality requirements in all patient communication.

Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.


Knowledge and Skills
The position requires a full professional knowledge of the theories, protocols, practices, and techniques of modern nursing. Requires a working knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations governing nursing in an educational environment as well as applicable federal and state laws for working with college students. Requires a working knowledge of patient diagnostic and treatment medical equipment.   Requires knowledge of and skill at using computer-aided applications for documenting work activity and accessing student information.  Requires well-developed human relations skill to work cooperatively with professional staff and students, to communicate technical and sensitive concepts to others, and to conduct in-service education.    Requires sufficient language writing skills to prepare diagnostic reports.

Requires the ability to perform a full range of professional nursing skills including, but not limited to examination, diagnosis, treatment, first aid, injections and other invasive procedures.  Requires the ability to carry out the duties of the position.  Requires the ability to prepare professional narrative and statistical reports.  Requires the ability to provide health care services in a clinic and campus environment.

Physical Abilities
Requires ambulatory ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time.  Requires the hand-eye coordination and manipulative skills to perform precise examinations, tests, and treatments to student patients.  Requires the ability to perform infrequent lifting and moving of light to moderately heavy (less than 50 pounds) objects.  Requires and visual acuity to read and observe patient symptoms.  Requires auditory ability to project voice in a classroom setting and to carry on conversations in person and over the phone.

Education and Experience
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Nursing, a California Registered Nurse License, a California Public Health Nurse Certificate, plus four years of successful nursing experience in a public health, school, or hospital setting.   

Licenses and Certificates
Requires a valid California driver's license.  Requires a valid California Registered Nurse License. Requires a California Public Health Nurse Certificate.   Requires a valid CPR and AED certificate issued by an authorized agency.

Working conditions
Work is performed in a clinic exam room, office environment, and on campus where health and safety considerations exist from exposure to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens, infection, and agitated students.

Conditions of Employment
This is a full-time, 12 month per year position. The normal work hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Flexibility in work hours may be required to meet the needs of the department. The effective date if employment is to be arranged with the supervisor.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

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 Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)

The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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