Faculty Coordinator of Student Health Services Tenure Track
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services and College Centers, the Coordinator of Student Health Services functions within the framework of the California statutes of the Board of Registered Nursing regulating nursing practices, District policies, and Health Services program protocols, and coordinates the planning, development and supervision of a comprehensive Health Services program for students.
This position is fully funded with student fee assessment for health services. Students assessed the fee are those attending the San Luis Obispo and North County Campus sites of Cuesta College. The Coordinator of Student Health Services is charged with assuring comparable services for students attending on those sites.
Qualifications: – A valid, current California license as a registered nurse; AND a master’s degree in nursing and a California Public Health Nurse certificate; OR
– A bachelor’s degree in nursing, a California Public Health Nurse certificate, AND a master’s degree in health education, sociology, psychology, counseling, health care administration, public health, or community health. Current CPR and AED certificates OR
– The equivalent (candidates making application on the basis of equivalency must submit all materials requested for an
equivalency judgment, indicated on the Equivalency Process link)
– Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Preferred knowledge and experience:
– A minimum of three years of nursing employment.
– Demonstrated experience supervising staff and other health professionals.
– Two (2) years of experience in a community college health setting, college or university, or secondary school setting, or comprehensive ambulatory care clinic, or public health agency that include clinic health supervision, program development, budget administration and direct supervision.
– Awareness of the philosophy and objectives of the California Community Colleges.
– Knowledge of legal requirements and regulations to assigned programs and services; understand college health functions that help facilitate student health and wellness and success.
– Familiarity with the Nurse Practice Act, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations, medical practice laws and ethics, infection control practices and state and local public health reporting regulations.
-Demonstrates strong public speaking and communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with oral, writing and visual media modalities; proficient in computer software applications.
Essential Functions: -Assumes overall responsibility for the operation of the Health Services medical, psychological and health education program; to develop, organize, direct and evaluate a variety of functions and activities in providing a comprehensive college student health services and student health education program.
-Provides leadership in departmental and division planning activities, annual program planning and program review activities, and compiles statistics, conducts research and needs assessments to evaluate and report program effectiveness.
-Performs the duties of a Registered Nurse including physical assessment, care for illness and injury, emergency first aid, health counseling and acute psychological assessment; administers appropriate treatment in accordance with the guidelines of the California Nurse Practice Act or specific licensing governing practice and existing program protocols and procedures.
-Provides health education and wellness assessments tailored to the individual student’s needs. Implements current community health principles of communicable disease, epidemiology, prevention and control.
-Develops and assesses measurable student learning outcomes relative to personal health and wellness behaviors.
-Selects, trains, schedules, supervises, evaluates and assures professional development of student health center personnel; coordinates the services of Independent Contractors, health care professionals and mental health professionals.
-Develops and monitors standard procedures and protocols consistent with the California Nursing Practice Act; assures compliance with local, state and federal health regulations; maintains a secure system of accurate and confidential health records in accordance with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and other state regulations.
-Maintains current knowledge of legal requirements and regulations pertaining to the operation of the student health center; maintains local and state facility certificates and licensing requirements and regulations pertaining to the operations of the student health center; conducts periodic needs assessment and quality improvement evaluations.
-Develops plan for staffing needs, coordinates the selection, initial and ongoing training and evaluation of Health Services personnel and develops a plan for staff professional development.
-Develops and monitors Health Services budget and conducts Health Services needs assessments; Oversees annual budget; controls and authorizes expenditures in accordance with established District policies and procedures.
-Initiates District supplemental Student Accident Insurance Plan process with students; supervises the maintenance and reporting of District student Incident/Accident reports.
-Serves as liaison to community-based health agencies for the purpose of offering effective health referrals; participates in appropriate professional organizations that promote the mission of college health.
-Consults with faculty, staff and administration on college health issues; provides leadership in campus health education efforts and conducts and coordinates educational college health issues presentations to various campus groups and classes as requested; develops marketing plans and communications to promote services and health messages.
-Serves as a core member of the Student Intervention Resource Team in close collaboration with the Office of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice President of Student Services and College Centers.
-Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
-Maintain high standards of confidentiality; work efficiently, effectively and independently with limited direction.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Letters of Reccommendation must be current within the last year. Old letters of recommendation will result in disqualification of the application.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://jobs.cuesta.edu
The San Luis Obispo County Community College District promotes inclusiveness, prohibits discrimination, and encourages all qualified persons to apply. As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Cuesta College actively seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds to assist students, staff, and faculty. For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) assistance with the application and/or interview process, please contact the Human Resources Office: (805) 546-3129.
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