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Registered Nurse II

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Health Professionals, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

The Registered Nurse II provides standard nursing care duties, following established procedures and protocols that require observing, interpreting, recording, and reporting patients’ symptoms, reactions, and behaviors. They work with Physicians and Nurse Practitioners in determining patient needs, planning and modifying nursing care, and applying nursing treatments. The incumbent will exercise independent judgment as allowed within SHS policies and procedures and within their scope of practice, as defined by the Medical Board of California. 

The incumbent will also assist in the development and implementation of nursing and departmental policies and procedures, services, and committee work. 

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on June 30, 2025, with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated as exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs. 

Schedule options include:

  • 11 month position paid over 12 months (Month of June off)
  • 12 month position

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Department Summary

Student Health Services offers primary medical care and health promotion to students of San Diego State University through a wide range of programs and services. Care is provided by board certified physicians, certified nurse practitioners and other medical staff including nurses, clinical laboratory scientists, x-ray technologists, medical assistants, and pharmacists. In addition to the basic medical care, Student Health Services offers health education, orthopedics, osteopathic manipulative treatment and psychiatry.

The mission of SDSU Student Health Services is to provide high-quality, convenient, student- focused medical care in a safe and welcoming environment, actively partnering with our student- patients to help them achieve and maintain healthy lives in support of their personal and academic success.

Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity 

The Division facilitates the academic and career success, personal growth and well-being of all students, and works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations and organizational structures. We aim to foster an affirming campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, belonging and inclusion through: 

  • Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU, and recruiting students who are representative of the rich diversity of the region and the world; 
  • Fostering an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and empowering for students, faculty, staff and alumni of all backgrounds; 
  • Enhancing the career and educational pathways of a diverse student body, the faculty and staff, including enhancing the learning environment and expanding learning opportunities for all students inside and outside the classroom, and expanding and connecting opportunities for students to participate in transformational experiences; 
  • Developing leaders who believe in and lead others toward supporting civility, mutual respect and diversity in our society and workplaces; and 
  • Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities. 

Position upholds the Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, specifically: 

“The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity acknowledges and honors the inherent value and dignity of all individuals by creating and nurturing a learning and working environment that affirms and leverages our community’s diversity of traditions, heritages, perspectives, and experiences. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence designed to facilitate the personal and professional success, growth, development, and well-being of all members of our community. We manifest this commitment through our innovative, strategic and collaborative efforts to develop leaders who believe in and lead others toward practicing civility, mutual respect, and inclusion in our workplaces and society.” 

For more information regarding Student Health Services, click here.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion of a professional nursing program in an approved school of nursing or by additional preparation as approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • One year of professional nursing experience which has provided evidence of the ability to work independently in specialized nursing activities and to support the overall nursing program within the Student Health Center, or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Key Qualifications

  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team setting with good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to perform triage and handle emergent and/or potentially critical situations with speed, accuracy and diplomacy. 
  • Experience administering intravenous therapy, therapeutic injections, and nebulizer use.
  • Experience managing minor trauma including wound care, burn care, and suture removal.
  • Experience performing ECGs and basic physical assessment.
  • Computer skills in both practice management and electronic health records.
  • Experience using protocols for triaging patients by telephone. 
  • Experience in splinting and/or casting. 
  • Experience administering adult immunizations. 
  • Two years of professional nursing specialty experience in urgent care or emergency room preferred. 
  • Two years of professional nursing experience in an ambulatory setting with increasing clinical responsibility and independent practice such as in a nurse clinic preferred. 
  • Possess patient teaching skills for common health problems such as, but not limited to, self-care education of common ailments, nutrition counseling, diabetes and asthma counseling, smoking cessation counseling, STD prevention, and substance abuse.

Licenses/Certifications Required

  • Possess and maintain a valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California 
  • Certification in CPR/AED

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $6,512 per month (12 month) or $5,969 per month (11 month).

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range:  $4,587 - $8,850 per month. 

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs, and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university. 

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another. 

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 18, 2024. To receive full consideration, apply by June 17, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.

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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Eurick Hilario at


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