APRIL 2015

FLSA: Non-Exempt

SALARY: Range 63



The Registered Nurse Specialist is responsible for assisting in the implementation of health care and health education services; assisting in coordination of daily operations of the Student Health Center and providing medical/nursing care to students and staff.  In addition, the Registered Nurse Specialist oversees the Student Health Center operations in the absence of the Coordinator of Student Health Services.


  • Provides nursing care for acute episodic and emergent conditions, injuries, and other health-related concerns.
  • Provides nursing care consistent with current standards of nursing practice and, when appropriate, utilizes established registered nurse practice guidelines and protocols.
  • Performs lab procedures, screening tests, and various other related services.
  • Assists physicians/advanced practice nurses in patient care and follow-up.
  • Refers appropriate medical problems to physicians/advance practice nurses and complex issues to the Coordinator of Student Health Services.
  • Assists in the daily operations of the Student Health Center including ordering, receiving, recording and storing supplies, medication, and equipment, and ensuring continuity in referrals and follow-up on patient care.
  • Assists in developing standardized procedures and practice protocols.
  • Assists in training and guiding other staff as directed.
  • Assists in implementation of student health services, health education programs, and other health services related programs.
  • Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
  • Participates in college committees and activities relevant to Student Health Services.
  • At the request of the Coordinator of Student Health Services, performs a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Registered Nurse Specialist.


Education and Experience: 

  • Valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing, and
  • Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, and
  • At least four years of experience in nursing, preferably in a college health setting, ambulatory, or acute care setting.

Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Venipuncture skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and counseling skills.
  • Written and oral communication skills appropriate to the position.
  • Sensitivity and ability to understand and meet the health care needs of a diverse population.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing and valid public health certificate.
  • Recent experience as a nurse in a college or university health services program.
  • Experience working with advanced practice nurses.
  • Must be able to perform the basic physical requirements of the entry level position for these health care fields. These may include but are not limited to:
  • Stooping, lifting 25-35 pounds, pushing/pulling (up to 75 lbs on a dollies) standing, and walking. [Lifting includes health education tables, equipment and materials].
  • Practicing proper body mechanics [wide range of motion, hand eye coordination, reaching for instruments, transferring of instruments, mixing materials (can require vigorous action)]. 
  • Standing and walking properly performing many tasks that involve constant movement of the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and legs. [Includes CPR]
  • Pushing occupied rolling chairs and wheelchairs. [Includes assisting in the transfer of patients in wheelchairs]
  • Turning and ambulating patients of all age groups.
  • Manipulating small equipment.
  • Must also be able to see to inspect written documents, communicate with District staff, bend, kneel and reach to retrieve and file records, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard and other office equipment.


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