Description In order to create a pool of qualified applicants, Sierra College accepts applications and conducts interviews throughout the year. Applications are kept in the hiring pool for a period of two years. The number of open positions varies from semester to semester. The Division Dean or Department Chair will contact you directly for an interview when a position becomes available. We appreciate your interest in Sierra College!
Under administrative direction of an educational administrator, to directly provide health care to District students and staff, and perform related work, as required.
Examples Of Functions and Tasks Direct Care - ESSENTIAL: Obtain medical histories; perform physical examinations; make assessments/diagnoses; develop and implement individualized care plans in accordance with Standardized Procedures; Maintain currency of knowledge of techniques and procedures for providing patient counseling, health education, patient referral for appropriate medical care, and direct patient care; maintain confidentiality of information provided by and to patients, as appropriate and in accordance with District policies and procedures; provide medical care as stipulated in protocols developed by incumbent in collaboration with College Health Center physicians; furnish drugs or devices in accordance with Article 8, Section 2836.1 of the Nursing Practice Act, including implementing rules and regulations issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN); observe mandatory requirement to provide patients with pregnancy counseling, pregnancy testing, birth control information and/or materials, and community referrals, as necessary and/or as requested by patient(s).
Emergency Care - ESSENTIAL: Maintain currency of knowledge of techniques and procedures for providing emergency and/or first aid care to patients, with appropriate referral(s), as necessary; observe provisions of District policy as contained in the District Injury and Illness Program Plan, Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Program Plan, and other policies and laws, as applicable; actively participate as member of the District Crisis Intervention Team, as required.
Record-Keeping - ESSENTIAL: Maintain confidential medical records of students and other College Health Center patients; maintain records of hours worked, meetings attended, etc. to maintain accountability with terms of contract; assist in peer evaluations of full-time and adjunct faculty College Health Center staff members as a participant on peer review committees.
Precept Nursing - ESSENTIAL: Precept student nurses, including orientation to College Health Center programs and services and to careers in school nursing; serve as a professional role model for Student Nurses.
Liaison - ESSENTIAL: Interface with Placer County Public Health Department (PCPHD) to obtain immunization and birth control materials for use in the College Health Center facilities; speak on various topics for students in District Residence Hall facilities and for Instructors for instructional skill development; contact representatives of area service organizations for donations of materials and services for District students, as appropriate and feasible; contact area Physicians and Dentists for arrange for reduced fees and other donations of services for District students, as appropriate and feasible.
Related Professional Responsibilities - ESSENTIAL: Maintain currency in areas of content and clinical expertise and keep abreast of current trends and issues in Nursing, Medicine, and Nursing Education; adhere to all established program policies in performing all responsibilities; promote departmental cohesion and maintain positive professional relationships with peers, other faculty, staff, students, clinical agency personnel, and the general public; attend and/or participates in a variety of local professional Nursing and Nursing Education meetings, conferences, and workshops; participate in departmental, shared governance, and staff development activities, as appropriate and feasible; respond in writing to requests for information (e.g., employment process questionnaires, unit planning guides, environmental impact reports, etc.). PERIPHERAL: Represent department by serving on campus-wide committees; serve on employee selection committees, as requested; attend Board of Trustees and/or College Council meetings, as necessary; read and respond to information polls distributed by the Faculty Senate.
Master's Degree or higher degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university
a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
a Master's Degree or higher degree in Health Education or Health Science from an accredited college or university
the equivalent as determined by the California BRN and/or the District Equivalency Committee, as appropriate
a current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) as issued by the BRN.
Incumbent must also possess a valid California Class C or higher Driver's License in order to accomplish official travel between District sites and other destinations in District or privately owned vehicle. Incumbent must be a licensed family or adult 'Nurse Practitioner' as determined by the California BRN.
Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credentials, transcripts, LiveScan, and tuberculosis examination as required.
Verification of prior employment (teaching or work experience) may be needed to determine minimum qualifications met.
Copies of transcripts MUST be attached to the application (photocopies & unofficial transcripts are accepted).
If claiming equivalency, please attach the Request for Equivalency Hearing form. The equivalency form may be found at: Sierra College Human Resources . Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
FOREIGN TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION
Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
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Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 16,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville. Our District prides itself on academic excellence.
Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all.
As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College's commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 16,500 students per term, where approximately: 21% of Sierra College's students are Latin(o)(a)(x)(e), 3% are African-American, 3% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 8% are multiracial and 58% are White.
The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use of culturally responsive teaching strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students and ensure a successful learning environment. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, a Faculty Equity and Inclusion Certificate, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
There are five (5) required documents to apply for this position:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Applicable transcripts (transcripts must show degree awarded and conferred/awarded date)
Cover Letter that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications listed above, including:
The transferable experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities to serve as a part-time nurse practitioner for a college campus. Describe how your education, training, experience, and/or professional activities enable you to do the job which you are applying. Please use specific examples.
Experience and expertise in culturally-responsive and trauma-informed health care methods/practices.
Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning), sexual orientations, gender identity and expressions as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within the campus community.
Philosophy Statement that must include discussion of the following questions:
Describe how your background and experiences have prepared you to work in a diverse academic environment where the student body varies widely with regard to socioeconomics, cultural/ethnic backgrounds, linguistics and physical/developmental disabilities.
Describe how you have evolved/grown as a health care practitioner. Provide examples of what motivated the change(s).
How do your practices reflect and ensure equity and inclusion?
Given the current pandemic in our country, first-round interviews may potentially take place virtually via Zoom or a conference call and second round interviews may potentially take place in person. Travel expenses may be partially reimbursed for candidates traveling beyond a 150 mile radius. All other travel expenses will be borne by the candidate (if in person interviews). Other terms and conditions of employment are specified in the applicable collective bargaining agreements on file in the District Human Resources Department. Position description of record on file in the Human Resources Department.
*Sierra Community College District currently operates campuses in Rocklin, Roseville, Truckee and Grass Valley. In its management of a multi-campus environment, the District reserves right of assignment including the right to change assignment locations and shift assignments based on District need. Although this position may currently reside at the Rocklin campus, the assignment location may be subject to change as needed. Additionally, the district reserves the right to cancel, revise or re-announce this position as well as any and all positions at any time.
EEO/TITLE IX EMPLOYER Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity and equity among its faculty, staff, and students.
Persons with inquiries about the application of Title IX and/or EEO may contact the Director of Diversity, EEO & Title IX (Title IX Coordinator) at the address below, at (916) 660-7006 or via email at EEOT9@sierracollege.edu.
Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of physical and other disabilities should contact the Sierra College Human Resources Department at (916) 660-7105.
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Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the needs of the communities that it serves.With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to 4 year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region.Our award-winning faculty members enhance their teaching with research, authorship and industry expertise. We are also recognized nationally for excellence in our athletic programs.