Registered Nurse III

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Probationary, Health Professionals, Full Time

Working Title

Registered Nurse III

Classification Title

Registered Nurse III

Posting Details 

Priority application deadline (Open Until Filled): Sunday, December 5th 11:59pm

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Health Services and the Associate Vice President of Student Health & Counseling Services, the RN III Accreditation Coordinator will work with the SHCS team to facilitate and provide guidance to ensure the organization is at survey-ready status.  The coordinator will review and evaluate current policies and procedures, collect operational and documentation support to update SHCS processes.  Identify potential accreditation improvement for standards, and complete standard assessments for all core and applicable adjunct chapters of the AAAHC Handbook for Ambulatory Healthcare.

The RN III will be responsible to provide responsive, sound, and accurate medical triage and assessment of patients.  Medical triage in person and/or by telehealth.  Additional responsibilities include the ability to provide leadership, clinical direction, and mentoring of Medical Assistants and/or Clinical Assistants, perform nursing procedures common to Ambulatory and Urgent Care as directed by medical providers, clinical protocols not limited to medication administration, IV insertions, audiometry, spirometry.  Knowledge of professional nursing principles, methods, and procedures.  Thorough knowledge of medical terminology and clinical equipment use.  Familiarity with infection control principles and practices.

FLSA: Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,479 - $8,644 per month 

Hiring Range: $4,479 - $8,644 per month

Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment TypeRegular

Time BaseFull-Time

Pay Plan 12 Months

Work Hours: TBD at time of hire

Department Information 

Student Health & Counseling Services  (SHCS) promote lifetime wellness through collaboration, education and innovation; and embraces a holistic and collaborative approach to healthcare by offering urgent care, primary care, preventative services, wellness education, violence support services, and mental health, services to the Sacramento State campus community.  SHCS is committed to providing quality care and service delivery and is accredited through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Minimum Qualifications


Thorough knowledge of professional nursing principles, methods and procedures; anatomy and physiology applicable to assigned duties; medical supplies and equipment used in nursing practice; and the uses and effects of medications and narcotics and infection control practices.  Working knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to registered nursing and the scope of practice limitations of clinic support staff.  Broader and specialized nursing knowledge that supports the performance of specialized nursing clinics, broader knowledge of clinic operations and the development and implementation of a nursing program, including procedures and protocol. Working knowledge of effective supervisory methods and techniques; more comprehensive understanding of nursing programs and specialties.


Ability to effectively apply specialized nursing knowledge and demonstrate proper techniques and skills in performing nursing duties; accurately observe and record symptoms, behaviors, and reactions to treatments in order to make a nursing diagnosis; respond with therapy to treatment reactions; use applicable health center automated systems to perform duties and maintain records and prepare reports; gain the cooperation of patients; analyze emergency situations and take prompt action; maintain patient confidentiality and privacy in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations; maintain effective working relationships with practitioners and other health center support staff; and be sensitive to and communicate effectively with patients from diverse backgrounds. Ability to provide effective work direction; plan and organize the work of others; assess, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate a nursing program which may include one or more nursing specialties or clinics.

Education & Experience:

Completion of a professional nursing program in an approved school of nursing or by additional preparation as approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Three years of progressively responsible professional nursing experience which as provided evidence of the ability to perform nursing duties as described above and has included administrative and lead responsibilities; or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

License & Certifications:

Possess and maintain a valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California and American Heart Association or Red Cross certification in CPR/AED.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  2. Current/Valid license in Nursing in the State of California
  3. Certification in CPR/AED.
  4. Knowledge of HIPAA and state confidentiality laws.
  5. Knowledge and ability to interpret ambulatory care setting standards for AAAHC accreditation requirements.
  6. Ability to provide guidance in support of accreditation preparation and ongoing compliance.
  7. Ability to collect, review and upload required documentation in support of accreditation readiness activities.
  8. High level working knowledge of clinical operations.
  9. Experience in assessing patients in urgent care and primary care.
  10. Experience in administering and interpreting Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived laboratory tests under nursing protocols including but not limited to:  Urinalysis, pregnancy testing, rapid strep, mono spot, hematocrit, etc.
  11. Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rules and California state laws regulating privacy and confidentiality of health information.
  12. Experience working with an Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  13. Knowledge and commitment to preventative health care and wellness.
  14. Multicultural competency in the delivery of services.
  15. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  16. Attention to detail with a focus on quality.
  17. Ability to multitask with effective time management.
  18. Work well independently with minimal supervision.
  19. Microsoft Office Proficient (i.e., WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Prior experience with AAAHC Ambulatory Accreditation
  2. Experience working in Ambulatory Care
  3. Two years’ experience in provision of nursing care in the primary and urgent care environment
  4. Experience in nursing triage in an acute/urgent care environment
  5. Experience in reproductive healthcare
  6. Supervisory experience
  7. Experience in a college/university setting.
  8. Experience in development and implementation of policies and procedures.

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Valid California Registered Nurse License
  • Valid CPR/AED Certification

Documents Needed to Apply

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Copy of Current Licensure
  • CPR Certificate
  • Minimum of 3 Professional References

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page. 

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity  
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit . 

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit . 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Eligibility Verification  
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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