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Costa Mesa, California, United States
25 days ago


Orange Coast College

Registered Nurse - 24 hrs/wk

Job# O-027-22 (O-024-21)

Salary: $35,997.60 - $48,532.20 Annually

Deadline: 10/4/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:

Organizes, coordinates, and administers health services that enhance the health status and education of adult students and staff. Provides professional nursing services, including case management, to a diverse population of students including those with medical conditions and disabilities. Collaborates with other healthcare providers and agencies to coordinate healthcare.

Distinguishing Career Features 

The Registered Nurse is a fully qualified and licensed patient care professional. 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 is qualified to observe and document patterns in communicable disease and public health issues.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Specific duties may vary among departments, divisions, and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following types of duties, as assigned:

  • 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 higher-level health professionals and/or community resources.
  • Compiles health and demographic information from students, noting 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 Insurance policy for appropriate students. 
  • Refers patients to local healthcare 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 make modifications within the scope of practice.
  • May coordinate and participate in implementing immunization programs. Administers immunizations according to medical protocols and safe and appropriate guidelines.
  • Conducts health assessments and physical examinations in accordance with community college health mandates.
  • Participates in implementing programs directed at the control and case management of communicable diseases on campus. Collaborates with County Health to case manage communicable disease cases on campus. Conducts health education and health promotion.
  • Confers, 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 healthcare. 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 referrals to other healthcare professionals. Follows up to monitor progress and compliance with care plans.
  • Ensures that health records are maintained up to date. Documents all encounters. Writes nursing notes and participates inpatient case management as required.
  • 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 full professional knowledge of the theories, protocols, practices, and techniques of modern nursing.
  • Requires 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 provide healthcare 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 an Associate’s degree in nursing plus two 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.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in nursing; nursing experience in a community or college/ university health setting.

Licenses and Certificates

  • Requires a valid California driver's license.
  • Requires a valid California Registered Nurse License.
  • Requires a valid Healthcare Provider CPR/AED certificate.
  • Preferred: Public Health Nurse (PHN) Certificate.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a clinic exam room and office environment where health and safety considerations exist such as exposure to communicable diseases, blood-borne pathogens, and infection. Work may also be performed on campus.


Job Information

  • Job ID: 58907543
  • Location:
    Costa Mesa, California, United States
  • Position Title: Registered Nurse
  • Company Name: Orange Coast College
  • Job Function: Academic Medical Group

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