Nurse Practitioner (Nurse Practitioner) - Student Health Services

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: San Francisco, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Oct 2022
San Francisco
Job ID: 505832
Job Title:
Appointment Type:
Time Base:
Date Posted:
October 15, 2021
Closing Date:
October 14, 2022
Benefits Link:
CSUEU (Unit 2, 5, 7, 9)
Link to Apply Online:
Campus Employment Homepage:

Working Title

Nurse Practitioner


SF State University

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The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect  Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.



Student Health Services (SHS)


Appointment Type

This is a one-year probationary position.


Time Base

Full-Time (1.0)


Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; from 8:00am to 5:00pm


Anticipated Hiring Range

$9,200 to $10,600 per month ($110,400 to $127,200 annually)


Salary is commensurate with experience.


Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Student Health Services (SHS), the Nurse Practitioner works in the context of a group practice that emphasizes patient engagement over high volume. The incumbent reviews and interprets patient history; performs physical examinations; orders and reviews tests; evaluates, plans, and provides primary care predominantly for college students with common illnesses, injuries, seeking contraceptive care, or needing health maintenance. The incumbent collaborates with and guides the actions of Medical Assistants and Registered Nurses and some ancillary staff. The incumbent consults with other providers (psychiatrists) as needed and when health problems or conditions are not covered by protocols. The Nurse Practitioner enables improvement of both individual and team effectiveness by supporting the development and implementation of sustainable practices and protocols that foster student success and reflect the best of college health.


Position Information

Patient Management Medical Duties
  • Works independently according to guidelines and practices described in department approved protocols.
  • Obtains detailed health histories and performs complete physical examinations using applicable clinical techniques and diagnostic tools.
  • Documents working diagnoses, health care plans, disposition, referrals and prognoses in the electronic health record (EHR) or on paper when required, using the subjective, objective, assessment, and plan (SOAP) format, problem lists and medication lists.
  • Diagnoses common acute and chronic illnesses and injuries. Develops and implements treatment plans based on evaluation of patients’ health histories, physical examinations, and test results.
  • Furnishes medications to patients according to supervising Physician’s protocols and the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations.
  • Instructs and counsels patients regarding family planning, health problems, preventative care and health maintenance.
  • Instructs and counsels patients regarding use of medications
  • Performs other procedures and minor surgeries such as injections, immunizations, placement and removal of contraceptive devices, incisions and drainage, wound care, suturing, minor orthopedic procedures
  • Maintains compliance with established University policies, procedures, and protocols for quality assurance and infection control.
  • Establishes and documents health care plans and prognoses, and maintains records in SHS approved system and format.

  • Documents each patient encounter in a manner that clearly illustrates / shows appropriate medical decision making, relative to established medical standards of care, as it related to Student Health’s current scope of medical practice

  • Orders, interprets and evaluates routine lab tests and other diagnostic tests and procedures including x-ray examinations.

  • Performs simple Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-Waived tests including Urinalysis (U/A), Urine Pregnancy testing, Rapid Strep, Finger Stick Glucose, and Provider Performed Microscopy (PPM).

  • Provides contraceptive counseling and surveillance for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) insertion and removals.

  • Assesses and treats gynecological issues (vaginitis, abnormal bleeding, breast conditions, etc.).
  • Conducts well woman exams and provides sexually transmitted infection (STI) education, screening and treatment.

Clinic and Administrative Medical Duties
  • Uses computers, including internet browser, email, Microsoft Office, EHR and the practice management software applications used at SHS.
  • Stays current with EHR features and practical options for improved functionality.
  • Supports development of remote and virtual services.
  • Explores clinic practice options (e.g. Dashboard; Whiteboard), helping adoption and effective use.
  • Maintains HIPAA standards.
  • Helps communicate clinic IT needs to Director, Health Information Systems Analyst, and Leadership Team.
  • Helps team to prepare for triennial and surprise surveys.
  • Ensures consistent support for quality control and peer review program.
  • Supports opportunities for synergistic work with Counseling & Psychological Services, SAFE Place, Health
  • Promotion & Wellness, and other campus partners.
  • Fosters appropriate, best comprehensive response for student, clinic, and campus; supports inclusive student engagement with health and wellness services.
  • Cooperative working relationship with medical, nursing, medical assistants, clinical assistants, clerical and allied professional staff in SHS, as well as the community.

Other Duties as Assigned
At All Times
  • Demonstrate behaviors that are in line with the User-Friendly Principles (P530C) and Principles of Conduct for a
  • Multi–Cultural University (P30D).
  • Demonstrate safe work practices for oneself, others and the office environment.


Minimum Qualifications


Comprehensive knowledge of advanced nursing and primary care principles, methods and procedures; thorough knowledge of medical theories, practices and protocols relative to the scope of practice, subject areas such as growth and development, pathophysiology, psychosocial assessment, pharmacology, nutrition, disease management, and the principles of health maintenance, applicable state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to practice as a Nurse Practitioner; and general knowledge of effective supervisory principles and practices, if assigned lead work direction.

Possess the abilities and clinical competence required to work as a Nurse Practitioner including, but not
limited to, the ability to work independently in assigned areas of practice established by the supervising physician;
demonstrate clinical competence in eliciting patient histories, conducting examinations, diagnosing and treating acute
and chronic illnesses and injuries, assessing patient needs and making appropriate referrals; use clinical techniques
and diagnostic tools; interpret laboratory and other test results; keep current with developments in the medical field
pertinent to the incumbent’s scope of practice; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other
health center staff; be sensitive to and communicate effectively with diverse patients; and, if assigned, provide lead
work direction to specified health center support staff.
Education and Experience:
Academic degree or certificate from an approved college or University-based Nurse
Practitioner program or equivalent training and experience as outlined by the California Board of Registered Nursing
(BRN). Incumbents must be clinically competent in a medical specialty applicable to their position and possess
sufficient experience to independently perform the duties of a Nurse Practitioner within that specialty.
License and Certifications:
Possess and maintain a valid California license as a Registered Nurse and a BRN certificate
evidencing that the individual is qualified to use the title of Nurse Practitioner, as required by the California Board of
Registered Nursing. In addition, if the incumbent is delegated the authority to furnish medications, the incumbent
must possess and maintain a valid BRN Furnishing Certificate. If the furnishing procedures include the delegated
authority to furnish specific controlled substances, incumbents must also possess and maintain a valid DEA number
and certificate.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with young adults, providing women’s health services, and performing minor surgeries.


Core Competencies – embody the following competencies:

  • Bias toward collaboration and teamwork.
  • Effective oral, written and nonverbal communication skills.
  • Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
  • Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.
  • Diversity and inclusion.


Required License/Certification

  • Possession of a valid license as Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner from California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
  • Possess certificate obtained by successful completion of a nurse practitioner course of study.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current of advanced nursing and primary care principles, methods and procedures.
  • Possession of valid furnishing number and certificate.
  • Possession of a current, valid DEA Certificate.
  • Possess current CPR certificate.
  • Must pass a credentialing check including verification of education, training, and licensure.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze situations accurately and to take prompt appropriate action including performance of therapeutic procedures in response to life threatening situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform patient assessment and triage.
  • Ability to perform minor surgeries and to suture lacerations (or to add these proficiencies).
  • As a condition of employment and continued employment, must be able to maintain strict adherence to Level 1 and HIPAA Standards.


Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.


Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.



Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions.  SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.
We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.


Employment Requirement

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to .


CSUEU Position (For CSUEU Positions Only)

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.


Additional Information

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

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