Registered Nurse - Charge

Golden West College
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


About Golden West College
Located in Huntington Beach, California, Golden West College is a two-year college, serving over 18,000 students on a 122-acre campus. GWC offers over 60 Associate degrees, a strong university transfer program, more than 40 Career and Technical Education certificates, community education, and extensive student support services. Founded in 1966, Golden West College has been widely recognized for its pioneering leadership in designing learning-centered programs and services for its students. For the last two years, Golden West College has been named a ' Champion of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer' by The Campaign for College Opportunity in recognition of its extraordinary work in awarding and implementing the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) to help students achieve their educational and professional goals.

Golden West College (GWC) welcomes a diverse pool of candidates and has an unwavering commitment to quality education, equitable outcomes, inclusive practices and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for all positions at our college share our devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations.

Additionally, GWC is an officially designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and has an eligibility designation as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). GWC engages in regular professional development opportunities and partnerships so we can best serve disproportionately impacted groups. Additionally, the college supports equity minded programs as well as a full calendar of culturally responsive events. For up-to-date information on our student demographic and more, please see the following link: Golden West College Scorecard Golden West College is part of the Coast Community College District , a multi-college district that includes Orange Coast College and Coastline Community College . Information about GWC can be found at .

Oversees, organizes, coordinates, and administers health services that enhance the health status and educational success of community college students. Serves as the team leader for Student Health Center operations and provides professional nursing services, including case management, to a diverse population of students including those with medical conditions and disabilities. Collaborates with other health and behavioral care providers and agencies to coordinate healthcare.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Registered Nurse - Charge is a fully qualified and licensed patient care professional with additional responsibility as a team leader of the Student Health Center. The Registered Nurse – Charge oversees staffing, patient care quality, and development of Nursing Standing Orders. Advancement to this position requires compliance with the stated qualifications, state laws for licensing, and a demonstrated ability to integrate health education, diagnostic, record management, and urgent care services. The Registered Nurse - Charge is qualified to observe and document patterns in communicable disease and public health issues in compliance with communicable disease regulatory requirements and in collaboration with campus administrative leaders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties may vary among department, divisions and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following types of duties, as assigned:
  • Serves as a clinic team leader by setting schedules based on available staff, oversight to nursing case management, point of care diagnostics, and lead referral resource. Develops Nursing Standing Orders in compliance with California Nursing Practice requirements, participates in clinic policy and procedure development, and facilitates internal office routines that protect patient privacy.
  • Identifies students with health problems that interfere with effective learning. Employs case finding, screening, interviewing, and observation techniques as well as analysis of health records to assess student health status. Refers students with particular needs to medical and/or mental health professionals and/or community resources.
  • Coordinates health services including the medication dispensing program, phlebotomy, laboratory, and public health surveillance and services programs.
  • Compiles health and demographic information from students, noting individual health history and population health trends including social, emotional, and environmental aspects.
  • Provides urgent nursing care for ill and injured students. Provides District Student Accident policy for appropriate students. Refers patients to health care providers for more advanced treatment.
  • Provides initial mental health assessment, intake, crisis screening and intervention. Collaborates with behavioral health providers to manage care, make referrals, and stabilize patients.
  • Provides registered nursing care services as mandated by law, as per current standing orders, and as prescribed by a Student Health Medical Provider.
  • Evaluates and documents the progress of individual care plans and therapeutic programs and makes modifications within scope of practice. Collaborates with mental health teams to address patient care and service delivery.
  • May coordinate and participate in implementing immunization programs. Administers immunizations according to medical protocols within safe and appropriate guidelines.
  • Conducts health assessments and physical examinations in accordance with community college health mandates.
  • Participates in implementing programs directed at health education, control and case management of communicable diseases at the campuses. Collaborates with County Health
    to case manage communicable disease cases on campus. Conducts health education and
    promotion in clinical care and on campus.
  • Confers with, participates, and cooperates with private physicians, community healthcare providers and public agencies in formulating appropriate campus health policies and resolution of student and community health issues.
  • Facilitates student access to internal school, and external community resources for health care. Develops resources as appropriate to meet student health and wellness needs.
  • Maintains professional competence by participating in required in-service education and health education programs designed to maintain healthcare credentials.
  • Performs health education and counseling to students. Participates with other healthcare professionals to develop emergency and individualized care plans and provides referral to other healthcare professionals. Follows up to monitor progress and compliance with care plans.
  • Ensures that health records are maintained and up to date. Documents all encounters. Writes nursing notes and oversees the case management of complex patients.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.
  • Required to abide by all District policies and procedures including Board Policy 3050 – Code of Professional Ethics.

Qualifications and Physical Demands

Knowledge and Skills
  • The position requires a full professional knowledge of the theories, protocols, practices, and techniques of modern nursing.
  • Requires a working knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations governing nursing in an educational environment as well as applicable federal and state laws for working with students.
  • Requires special knowledge of nursing practice and working with students with disabilities.
  • Requires knowledge of and skill at using computer-aided applications for documenting work activity and accessing student information.
  • Requires well-developed human relations skills to work cooperatively with professional staff and students, to communicate technical and sensitive concepts to others, and to conduct in-service education.
  • Requires sufficient math skills to record measurements and statistics.
  • Requires sufficient language writing skills to prepare diagnostic reports.

  • Requires the ability to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the position.
  • Requires the ability to perform a full range of professional nursing skills including, but not limited to, examination, diagnosis, treatment, first aid, injections and other invasive procedures.
  • Requires the ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Requires the ability to prepare professional narrative and statistical reports.
  • Requires the ability to create and deliver health-related presentations and campus health education initiatives.
  • Requires the ability to provide health care services in a clinic and campus environment.

Physical Abilities
  • The general physical demands, working conditions, and essential job functions associated with this classification will be kept on file with the Office of Human Resources.
  • Essential functions will vary by position.
  • As defined by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act ('ADA') and California's Fair Employment and Housing Act ('FEHA'), the District shall engage in a timely, good faith interactive process with employees or employment applicants who are requesting or are in need of reasonable accommodations and, provide reasonable accommodations for employees or employment applicants who, because of their disability, are limited in or unable to perform one or more of the essential functions of their job in accordance with applicable state and federal law.

Education and Experience
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in nursing plus three years of successful nursing experience in public health, urgent care clinic, school or hospital setting. Or, any combination of education and experience which would provide the required equivalent qualifications for the position.

Desired Qualifications
  • Charge Nurse experience in a college health center, clinic, or community health setting is preferred.

Licenses and Certificates
Requires a valid California driver license. Requires a valid California Registered Nurse License. Requires a valid Healthcare Provider CPR/AED certificate. Public Health Nurse (PHN) certificate is desired.

Working Conditions
Work is performed in a clinic exam room, office environment, and on campus where health and safety considerations exist from exposure to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens, infection, and agitated students.

Conditions of Employment

This is a full-time, 10 month per year position. The normal work hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Flexibility in work hours may be required to meet the needs of the department. The effective date if employment is to be arranged with the supervisor.
  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • 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 Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

  • Coast Community College District, through policies, practices, and other benefit programs, delivers a fair and equitable total compensation program that promotes equal employment opportunity, inclusion, and workforce vitality. In general, it is the policy of the District to place new employees at the first step of the salary grade. All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of each year for all classified employees.

Additional Information

ATTENTION: Before applying, please be sure to review the Coast Colleges District Board Policy regarding Nepotism (BP 7310)to check if your application may be impacted. If you have any questions, please contact HR Recruitment at 714-438-4714 or 714-438-4716.

To be considered for employment you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. A complete application packet includes:
  1. A complete online employment application.
  2. A current resume (attached as a separate document - PDF recommended).
  3. A cover letter highlighting your qualifications for the desired position (attached as a separate document - PDF recommended).
  4. Answers to all Supplemental Questions (please provide clear, thorough responses as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not put 'see resume.').

Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.

Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Electronic applications may be completed by visiting Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.

Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate your name and the job to which you are applying.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate 'n/a' (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.

Disability Accommodations:
If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.

This direct link 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is the 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. The crime statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 were submitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. A hardcopy can be provided from one of the Campus Safety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices for any questions regarding the report.

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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