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Registered Nurse, Per Diem; Student Health Center

Apply now Posting #: 2635
Position Status: Part-time temporary
Location: San Diego
Position Type: University Wellness, Staff

Position Title & Department:

 Registered Nurse, Per Diem; Student Health Center
Posting #


University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

This is a part-time temporary position with an anticipated assignment end date of May 31, 2021.

The university seeks an individual with a strong interest in working at a mission driven, faith-based institution. The role of the Registered Nurse in working with students and the responsibilities of the position are significantly tethered in the university's contemporary Roman Catholic mission.

The Registered Nurse provides patient care to students of the University of San Diego at the Student Health Center and performs a variety of medical procedures, assessment, and triage at a skilled professional level. Provides professional nursing functions and support service to the physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other RN’s and Medical Assistants by screening patients, and assisting with exams and procedures. Provides general supervision of the clinical practice of medical assistants. Performs related tasks as required.

Periodically, this position may be asked to contribute to either ad hoc or ongoing division/campus projects outside the scope of their day-to-day activities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform all routine medical procedures per delineation of privileges.
  • Perform all necessary opening and closing duties.
  • Serves as triage nurse to evaluate the needs of the students presenting in person or by telehealth.
  • Works under written standardized protocols for RNs for examining, managing and advising USD students.
  • Advises the Nursing Coordinator, Supervising Physician and/or Director when indicated.
  • Respond to phone calls from students who have medical questions. Follow up on those students who are seriously ill.
  • Care for students requiring first aid and/or routine illnesses not needing a physician or nurse practitioner’s attention.
  • Instruct and prepare patients for examination and diagnostic procedures.
  • Assist in examination and special procedures to include, but not limited to: injections, diagnostic procedures, minor surgery (i.e. suturing, removal of stitches), and other special tasks.
  • Assist and/or implement the referral process, provide patient education, advise patient on self-care, needed follow up and suggested behaviors.
  • Perform a variety of license specific nursing procedures at a skilled professional level, to include (but not limited to) wound care, dressing changes, pulmonary treatments, peak flow monitoring, venipuncture, urinalysis, suture removal, IV starts, and ear lavage.
  • Monitor lab work and special studies to include advising patients of lab results after the appropriate medical practitioner approval and advisement or as directed by standing orders.
  • Maintain the stock, cleanliness and utility of exam rooms, equipment and work areas. Must assure the sterility and safe handling of supplies and equipment. Is responsible for the maintenance of properly functioning equipment.
  • Ability to handle emergent and/or potentially critical situations with speed, accuracy and diplomacy.
  • Know correct procedure for all documentation, work flow processes, including, but not limited to; lab work and log sheets, immunization program, drug screening, and special lab tests.
  • Must assure patient privacy at all times and maintain patient confidentiality. Fully knowledgeable of Federal HIPAA and FERPA requirements.
  • Must assure the protection of self, patients, and co-workers from undue exposure to infectious diseases, contaminated waste and hazardous materials.
  • Blood borne pathogen trained.
  • Assist SHC Director with implementation of immunization program for University of San Diego. Interface with Registrar and Housing in program enforcement.
  • Dispense pre-packaged, labeled, properly identified medications to patient on a patient specific order. Dispense non-prescription medications in accordance with professional guidelines.
  • Familiarized with duties of front office to provide back-up support for Administrative Assistant as needed (i.e. telephone protocol, appointments, computer access etc) to insure smooth operation of Health Center.
  • Participate in weekly QA and educational meetings to be held at the SHC when scheduled.
  • Participate in health-related campus-wide activities such as immunization clinics, health screenings for collegiate athletes, health education seminars for campus life.
  • May function as committee member of interdisciplinary teams with representatives from Athletics, Counseling, Alcohol and Drug Services, and other entities providing for the well-being of students. Attend committee meetings and act as liaison between SHC and wellness committees.
  • May function as committee member of interdisciplinary teams with representatives from Athletics, Counseling, Alcohol and Drug Services, and other entities providing for the well-being of students. Attend committee meetings and act as liaison between SHC and wellness committees.
Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

• Graduate of approved School of Nursing.
• Current active California RN licensure.
• Possession of a current valid CPR certificate is required.
• BSN preferred.
• Must have broad knowledge base of professional nursing practice, policies and procedures; current knowledge of drug and treatment protocols common to ambulatory care.
• Ability to perform triage quickly and effectively. One year of professional nursing experience which demonstrates evidence of ability to work independently.

Performance Expectations - Knowledge Skills and Abilities: 


  • Performs all duties in an accurate, thorough, and efficient manner.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Is able to organize workflow to meet the needs of the patient flow.
  • Is able to adjust the workflow to meet the most critical needs first.
  • Understands and follows policies as outlined in the office manual.
  • Understands and displays good general medical knowledge.


  • Has good interpersonal skills and is able to communicate effectively at all times.
  • Works well with family members, patients and other non-medical personnel.
  • Adheres to the highest medico-legal standards of nursing practice.
  • Works as a team member, demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills with SHC team.
  • Upholds the mission of University of San Diego at all times.


  • Shall maintain a clean, neat and professional appearance at all times.
  • Consistently meets assigned work schedule.
  • Observes appropriate conduct standards.


  • Is motivated and shows ambition in performing job duties.
  • Recognizes and completes needed projects.
  • Uses information systems to solve problems and answer questions.


  • Shows emotional stability.
  • Deals with difficult situations in a calm and effective manner.
  • Knows when to bring a medical problem to the attention of the Medical Director.

Special Conditions of Employment:

Upon hire and throughout employment, must meet the criteria for credentialing and privileging as required by the Student Health Center.

Employment is conditioned on the University’s approval of employment following its acceptance of the results of a criminal background investigation. Regardless of whether a candidate has commenced working, the University reserves the right to rescind any offer of employment at any time should the results of a background investigation be unacceptable to the University.

Tools & Equipment Used:

Medical equipment, such as used for venipuncture, electrocardiography, pulmonary treatments, and others as needed.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Posting Salary:

$38.00 per hour

Special Application Instructions:
Resume Required, Cover Letter Preferred
Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application and, for full consideration, please upload a resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  You are also strongly recommended to upload a cover letter to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.   If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu 
Additional Details:

Hours: 16 hours per week; Monday - Friday (schedule may vary)

Closing date: Open Until Filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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