Job Details

California State University, Stanislaus
  • Position Number: 5324947
  • Location: Turlock, CA
  • Position Type: Health and Medical Services

Assistant Director, Health and Wellness

Job no: 539854
Department: Health and Wellness
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Health Professionals, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary
Full-time position under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) available on or after August 5, 2024 for Health & Wellness.

Under the general direction of the Director, the Assistant Director serves as a member of the department management team participating in strategic planning, financial and facilities management, emergency and continuity operations, communication and messaging, personnel management and other operations of the Student Health Center. The Assistant Director works collaboratively with the Lead Physician managing clinical medical operations, inclusive of nursing operations, health education and promotion and risk mitigation and compliance.

Job Duties
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Facilitate a fair and inclusive working environment.
  • Engage in performance management to build collegial, high-functioning teams.
  • Practice ethical and impartial recruitment, hiring, and supervision processes by adhering to policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Manage prospective employee recruitment as needed, including creation or revision of position descriptions, application screening, interviews, and selection, and associated recruitment committee meetings.
  • Supervise employees, communicate work expectations, conduct appropriate personnel actions, provide feedback and counseling, and evaluate staff performance in compliance with university procedural requirements.
  • Provide direction, guidance, and training to staff regarding the interpretation and application of policy, procedure, and guidelines.
  • Orient new employees, develop, and implement training, maintain documentation of all training and employee competencies, and maintain an effective staff development program.
  • Ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Manage prospective employee recruitment and adhere to bargaining unit contracts.
  • Oversee compliance efforts for infection control, risk management, and safety.
  • Serve as the department Safety Officer and Chair the Risk Management Committee.
  • Ensure compliance with accreditation standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinate the success of compliance efforts with department and campus stakeholders.
  • Supervise nursing staff and oversee clinical operations.
  • Develop and implement nursing services, policies, and procedures.
  • Collaborate on quality improvement studies and activities.
  • Ensure timely scheduling of emergency drills and CPR training.
  • Oversee the Nurse Advice Line and medical records management.
  • Collaborate with Lead Physician in the development and execution of special immunization or testing programs.
  • Provide input and data to support the development and oversight of the clinic budget.
  • Collaborate with department leadership on operational efficiencies and financial sustainability.
  • Participate in department planning aligned with institutional priorities.
  • Oversee the administration and assessment of student success efforts and co-curricular learning objectives.
  • Organize and facilitate department meetings, discussions, and workgroups.
  • Advocate for the department and establish open channels of communication.
  • Collaborate with the Health Education team to create a comprehensive approach to health education.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and/or revise standardized procedures and/or process protocols.
  • Oversee the maintenance and calibration of all medical equipment.
  • Collaborate with the Stockton Campus to provide programs and services.
  • Coordinate staffing levels and operational needs to support physicians and other medical staff.
  • Designate roles for vaccination coordination and infection prevention.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and external stakeholders to support departmental goals and initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain open channels of communication with colleagues and external partners.
  • Work with the Stockton Campus to provide programs and services.
  • Actively prioritize diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity goals as integral to the department's core values and engage in strategic partnerships and collaborations with key stakeholders, students, campus colleagues, and community partners to systematically dismantle barriers hindering student success.
  • Support a community where students may develop holistically as scholars, citizens, and leaders; provide curricular and co-curricular experiences to develop and enhance academic success, awareness and appreciation of diversity, and civic responsibility.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Education: Degree or equivalent in an approved professional nursing program, as approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
    Experience: Three to five years of progressively responsible professional nursing experience which has provided evidence of the ability to perform the nursing duties described above and has included administrative ad supervisory responsibilities; or equivalent combination of education and experience which provide the required knowledge and abilities.

    License/Certifications: Must possess and maintain a valid California RN license. Must possess and maintain certification in CPR/AED.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Nursing Degree.
  • Master's degree from a college or university.
  • Experience as a charge nurse and supervising, managing, and evaluating staff.
  • Experience creating and monitoring policies and procedures, following medical industry standards and mandated guidelines.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment.
  • Experience serving on committees or work groups.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Experience working at an institution of Higher Education, with relevant knowledge of college-based medical and wellness programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial experience: visioning, data-driven planning and strategy, co-curricular program development, student learning, and assessment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships and to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse community. Commitment to social justice, equity, and access.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail; ability to write memos and letters and prepare reports.
  • Experienced supervisor with a philosophy of mentorship, personal accountability, and communication. Familiarity with performance management. Experience creating and facilitating staff development and training.
  • Knowledge and skills relating to the management of financial resources.
  • Ability to understand, communicate and implement regulations, codes, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of service and response.
  • Comprehensive understanding of nursing scope of practice and specialties.
  • Thorough knowledge of professional nursing principals and theories.
  • Working knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to registered nursing and the scope of practice limitation of clinic support staff.
  • Ability to assess, plan, develop and evaluate nursing and clinic services.
  • Thorough knowledge of medical supplies and equipment using in nursing practice, specifically in an ambulatory care setting.
  • Thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology applicable to assigned duties, and the uses and effects of medications.
  • Ability to apply nursing knowledge and demonstrate proper techniques and skills in performing nursing duties.
  • Ability to accurately observe and record symptoms, behaviors, and reactions to treatments to make a nursing diagnosis.
  • Ability to respond with nursing interventions to treatment reactions.
  • Ability to use applicable health center automated systems to perform duties and maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to gain the cooperation so patients; analyze emergency situations and take prompt actions.
  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and privacy in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with practitioners, health center support staff, and campus partners.
  • Ability to be sensitive to and communicate effectively with patients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Must possess a broader nursing knowledge that supports the performance of specialized duties in such areas as, but not limited to triage and assessment, patient counseling, and staffing specialized nursing clinics.
  • Must have a broader knowledge of clinic operations and the development and implementation of nursing services, including policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Must be able to effectively apply specialized nursing skills.
  • Ability to serve as an agent of the institution for community and regional partnerships, interactions with parents and family of students, with community agencies and/or collaborators.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; competency with office technology and software.

    License or Certifications

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California RN license.
  • Must possess and maintain certification in CPR/AED.

    Physical Requirements
    The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse or similar device.

    Salary Range
    Anticipated salary will be $8,044-$10,189 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist.

    Compensation & Benefits
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: M80/MPP) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    How to Apply
    To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resume. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

    Application Deadline
    OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER JUNE 26, 2024. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    Additional Information
    Campus & Area
    California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

    Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Clery Act Disclosure

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now 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 Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. 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 CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

    Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

    CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    The CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. The CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California.

    The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.


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