Cerritos College — Nurse Practitioner Short Term Hourly (Temporary)

Nurse Practitioner Short Term Hourly (Temporary)

Salary: $61.00 Hourly
Job Type: Short Term Temporary (Hourly)
Job Number: STH Nurse Practitioner-22
Closing: 3/31/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: STH Nurse Practitioner-22
Division: Student Health Services


Equity and Diversity
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.

Closing Date:
This position will close on March 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).

College Profile
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu.

Department Profile
Our mission is to strengthen student learning by providing accessible, high quality, and cost-effective health care services to a multi-cultural population through health promotion, education, prevention, and evidence-based treatments. We guide students to succeed in their academic journeys by achieving optimal mind/body wellness.


Under the direction of the Associate Dean Student Health & Wellness Services, provide clinical services to patients under District protocols and guidance set forth by the California State Board of Registered Nursing and developed in conjunction with a supervising physician.

Job Duties
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Perform advanced nursing level physical examinations such as, but not limited to, OB/GYN; clinical assessments, including immunizations: TB screening, skin testing, and interpretation: lab screenings and interpretation: and formulating plans of treatment and preventive health measures within the established standardized nursing procedures and clinic protocols, and where applicable, physician authorized.

Perform medical assessments, interpret diagnostic data, determine diagnosis and develop treatment plans for acute, episodic illnesses, injuries, etc. in accordance with established, physician-approved and standardized nursing procedures and guidelines.

Provide appropriate education for prevention, health maintenance and treatment compliance, make referrals as necessary; and provide follow up. Provide instructions to patients, orally and in writing, regarding findings, plan of care, instructions for self-care and follow-up recommendations.

Discuss applicable cases with Associate Dean & supervising physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient plans of care.

Dispense medications as appropriate according to Student Health Services policies & procedures, California State Business and Professions Code, and the California State Board of Registered Nursing standardized dispensing procedures, protocols, guidelines, and regulations.

Provide crisis intervention, evaluation, and referral to college or community counselors, or other mental health resources.

Initiate, develop and maintain confidential, complete EMR and forms for Student Health Services patients.

Assist the Associate Dean of Student Health & Wellness Services on issues of health promotion, disease prevention, and safety and health advocacy that may include classroom presentations, resource material development, organizing outreach activities, committee membership, or staff and faculty presentation.

Provide patient education, assist in distribution and development of health promotion materials.

Participate with members of staff in implementing student health outreach programs that respond to identified needs while serving as a resource for the campus community on issues of health promotion, disease prevention and safety and health advocacy.

Participate in communicable disease control and management.

Perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Education, Training and Experience

  • Master’s degree in nursing practice
  • Possession of a valid California Board of Registered Nursing license to practice as a Registered Nurse and a Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in family or adult care.
  • Possession of a valid California drug or device furnishing number issued by the Board of registered nursing and current federal DEA number.
  • Current, valid CPR and AED Certification.
  • A minimum or three years of experience in an acute health care setting, facility or private practice.

Supplemental Information

  • Current standards of practice, including State and Federal laws and regulations that apply to the provision of health care such as the Nurse Practice Act, HIPAA and Universal Precaution standards.
  • Community health principles including: communicable disease epidemiology, prevention and control per the local and state public health departments and the U.S Centers for Disease Control.
  • Crisis intervention, drug and alcohol addiction/use, eating disorders.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Operation of a computer and assigned software.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.


  • Work cooperatively with, understand, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic socioeconomic, ethnic, culture, disability, religious and sexual orientation populations among community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Perform physical examinations and diagnose illness.
  • Assess physical and mental status of patients.
  • Make decisions regarding appropriate care for patients and need for contacting a physician.
  • Provide appropriate emergency response and crisis intervention.
  • Understand technical and medical terminology.
  • Communicate effectively individually and in groups with a diverse population in meeting health related needs and about a variety of health-related topics.
  • Make appropriate referrals and facilitate access to both private providers and community health resources.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Read, interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Understand and work within scope of authority/practice and under clinical guidelines/protocols.

Physical Conditions
Requires ambulatory ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time. Requires the hand-eye coordination and manipulative skills to perform precise examinations, tests, and treatments to patients. Requires the ability to perform occasional lifting and moving of light to moderately heavy (less than 50 pounds) objects. Requires visual acuity to read and observe patient symptoms. Requires auditory ability to carry on conversation with a group and to carry conversations in person and over the phone.

Working Conditions
Work is performed in a clinic exam room and office environment where health and safety considerations exist from exposure to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens, and infection.

Conditions of Employment
These positions are temporary short-term, not to exceed 25 hours/week, 950 hours/year, and 175 days/year. Assignments are based on District needs.

Short term hourly positions are temporary in nature and may be renewed each fiscal year.

Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.

** Please note – the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.

Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College – Chapter 2 – Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District’s COVID-19 webpage
Required Documents
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover letter
Copy of Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and the conferral date of the degree)
3 Recommendation Letter

To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cerritosedu/jobs/3759235/nurse-practitioner-short-term-hourly-temporary

The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


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