Licensed Vocational Nurse I, Student Health Services
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Two full-time, temporary positions anticipated to end on or before six months and one day from the initial date of appointment with the possibility for reappointment and/or permanency.
This position within Student Health Services, under the general direction of a nurse, nurse practitioner or physician, performs a variety of skilled nursing duties and gives direct nursing care to students.
Other duties may include participation in other campus programs pursuant to the mission of San Diego State University, i.e., health education outreach programs, immunization campaigns, etc. The LVN I may be required to work at different sites both within and outside of SDSU SHS, depending upon current staffing needs.

Salary Range

Salary Range: $2,868 - $4,589 per month (Anticipated Hiring Salary: $2,868 per month). The competitive salary is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.


Clinical Services/ Patient Contact:
Interview patients to ascertain symptoms and signs of illness.
Take temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration readings, peak flow rates, pulse oximetry, height and weight and other vital signs and make appropriate processing or referral.
Prepare patients for examination by a physician or nurse practitioner and assist in the examination when appropriate.
Apply and change dressings, including wound irrigations.
Administer medications by mouth or hypodermic injection (ID, IM, SC)
Assist nurse in Injection Room with immunizations and other treatments, including PPD skin testing.
Administer IV fluids.
Lab collection; including Venipuncture.
Ability to perform urinary catheterizations.
Perform crutch measuring, fitting and training; apply and fit splints as directed by providers.
Give patient allergenic extract and check for reaction.
Conduct Snellen eye chart testing.
Conduct electrocardiograms, spirometry, nebulizer treatments, audiograms, ear lavages, and similar procedures.
Assist in preparation of slides and cultures, including minor surgeries.
Phone patients to return for follow-up appointments and discuss test results with patients as directed by a provider whenever necessary.
Prepare requisitions for laboratory and X-ray work as ordered by a physician.
Assist other medical or technical personnel such as in X-ray or laboratory in which it is required to react quickly to changes in vital signs or to perform specialized nursing duties as needed.
Assist registration in making appointments (Same Day or Future) for medical services.

General Support Duties:
Clean and sterilize equipment and instruments and set up treatment trays.
Change linen in examination and treatment rooms.
Maintain stock supplies.
Assist in maintaining and filing medical records and setting up return appointments.
Assist with clearing I-Holds via computer for school registration purposes.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Thorough knowledge of nursing care principles and practices pertaining to the scope of practice; anatomy and physiology applicable to assigned duties; basic medications and their effects, as well as potential complications; application and proper use of various medical supplies and equipment used in performing assigned nursing duties; and aseptic techniques and requirements. Working knowledge of California laws and regulations pertaining to LVNs and their scope of practice.

Ability to perform assigned nursing duties and demonstrate appropriate nursing practices; demonstrate proper techniques and skills, competency in performing assigned nursing duties and patient care activities described above; learn related clinic procedures and handle equipment required for patient care in a Student Health Center; understand basic medical terminology; make accurate observations and accurately document a patient¿s subjective complaint in medical records; exercise correct judgment within the areas of assigned responsibility; follow detailed oral and written instructions; use applicable health center automated systems as needed to perform duties; maintain effective working relationships with practitioners and other health center support staff; maintain patient confidentiality in compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations; and be sensitive to and communicate effectively with patients from diverse backgrounds.

Experience and Education

High school diploma or its equivalent; and successful completion of a state approved vocational nursing program in an accredited school of vocational nursing or equivalent training and experience as defined by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).

Specialized Requirements

Ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.
Ability to positively adjust and adapt to a changing environment.
Must be student centered and possess excellent customer service skills.
Ability to hold oneself accountable to job duties, job expectations and interpersonal relationships.
Ability to maintain a positive attendance record and to arrive to work on time.
Skill in effective oral and written communication.
Skill in the use of computers for medical record documentation.
Possession of a valid license as a Vocational Nurse in the State of California. Must also possess and maintain a CPR/AED certification and IV certification.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with college students, preferably in a college setting.
Experience using an electronic medical record, i.e. Medicat.
Experience giving immunizations and allergy injections.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin on Wednesday, October 23, 2013; position will remain open until filled. The on-line application should be completed in detail. COMPLETION OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION, A RESUME ALONE WILL NOT SUFFICE.

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Employment Opportunities Website .
Applicants with disabilities requiring special attention and/or interview arrangements may call (619) 594-7099.

SDSU employees are required to sign an Oath of Allegiance.
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.
This position may be funded by a qualifying federal contract, requiring new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS), in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

This position may be a "designated position" under the Conflict of Interest Code. Candidates accepting a "designated" position will be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Employees who are required to operate motorized vehicles and/or use their personal vehicle more than once a month on University business are required to take a mandatory Defensive Driving course and enroll in the DMV Employee Pull Notice (EPN) Program.

This position may require a background check, including, but not limited to employment verification and evidence of degree(s) and/or certification(s). The selected candidate will be required to submit fingerprints to the LiveScan Print Services. If required for the position, a background check must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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