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Nurse Practitioner - Military Veterans

at San Jose State University


Job Summary

The Student Wellness Center (SWC) provides a variety of medical services, which is similar to outpatient care provided in a physician’s group practice. These services for students include primary and acute care, evaluation treatment and guidance for individual health problems, family planning services, public health prevention programs, and health education. In addition, the SWC provides limited initial care for work injuries of employees and, if necessary, assists in referring such persons for ongoing care. The SWC may also provide first aid to campus visitors. Limited evening or weekend work may be expected. Reporting to the Medical Director, the Nurse Practitioner provides clinical and educational services in support of successful SWC operations. Working independently and under general supervision, the Nurse Practitioner administers medical care to patients according to their scope of practice. The incumbent has the added responsibility of providing highly specialized and/or broad clinical duties that include planning, coordinating, and evaluating ongoing medical care of students. Working collaboratively to support student success is the bottom line purpose of this and all SWC positions.


Key Responsibilities

  • Performs clinical examination, assessment, and treatment for acute and chronic illnesses following clinical protocols. This may include uncomplicated mental health issues and minor acute injuries
  • Provides family planning services, consistent with current medical practice, excluding surgical procedures. These services include counseling/education of basic anatomy and physiology, human reproduction, contraceptive methods, pregnancy testing, pregnancy options, abortion by medication, and appropriate referrals
  • Performs various physical examinations, including gynecologic, academic, DMV, Pre-employment, and respirator physicals
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic tests, including laboratory results, electrocardiograms, and x-rays
  • Counsels and instructs patients in prevention of illness/injury, including routine immunizations
  • Furnishes and dispenses medications and administers immunizations as appropriate, according to protocols
  • Performs office procedures which include wound care, suturing, incision and drainage, splinting, trephination of subungual hematomas, and cryotherapy of skin lesions
  • Consults with physicians, other staff, and/or other healthcare professionals, and refers to in-house or outside health professionals, resources, or community agencies as indicated
  • Provides medical consultation to Nursing staff, as requested
  • Cooperatively participates in staff meetings, SWC committees, and in-service training, AAAHC Accreditation, and health education projects
  • Proposes and prepares studies, records, and reports in support of SWC quality control efforts
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with other SJSU staff and/or community professionals in order to foster strategic aims of the SWC and SJSU


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to obtain comprehensive health history and psychosocial data
  • Ability to perform comprehensive physical assessment
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate diagnostic tests, and distinguish between normal and abnormal findings
  • Ability to document and assess findings and establish a therapeutic plan of action
  • Ability to coordinate screening and follow-up of communicable diseases
  • Ability to utilize a model of Health Education that promotes wellness and prevention of illness/injury, taking into account the individual’s age, developmental status, ability/disability, culture, ethnicity, and sexual orientation
  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and external agencies
  • Ability to participate in medical staff committees
  • Ability to establish cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of advanced nursing care principles, methods, and procedures
  • Demonstration of critical thinking and diagnostic skills in clinical decision-making
  • Working knowledge of medications, their actions, use, and side effects
  • Skilled in oral and written communication to meet the needs of a diverse population and health center staff
  • Physical ability and manual dexterity to perform patient care in the functional areas to which assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Nurse Practitioners must possess an academic degree or certificate from an approved college or university based Nurse Practitioner program or possess equivalent training and experience as outlined by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Incumbents must be clinically competent in a medical specialty applicable to their position and must possess sufficient experience to independently perform the duties of a Nurse Practitioner within that specialty
  • Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid California license as a Registered Nurse and a BRN Certificate evidencing that the individual is qualified to use the title of Nurse Practitioner, as required by the California Board of Registered Nursing. In addition, the incumbent must possess and maintain a valid BRN Furnishing Certificate and maintain a valid DEA number and certificate.
  • Possession of cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate


Preferred Qualifications

  • National certification as a registered nurse is preferred but not required
  • Two (2) or more years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Experience as a nurse practitioner in an ambulatory health care setting
  • Experience as a nurse practitioner providing sexual health and family planning services
  • One (1) or more years of experience on a college/university campus
  • Experience working with a range of professional categories such as physicians, other nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychiatrists, or mental health professionals
  • Possess a working knowledge of Electronic Medical Record Systems (EMR)



Classification: Nurse Practitioner
Anticipated Hiring Range: $10,036/month - $10,246/month
CSU Salary Range: $6,088/month - $11,748/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.


Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • Professional License/Certificates

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: January 24, 2023 through February 7, 2023. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


Contact Information

University Personnel


CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, 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 offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.


Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also 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 information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at


Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).


San Jose, CA

San Jose State University

San Jose State is conveniently located on 154 acres in downtown San José, midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area at the sunny southern end of San Francisco Bay, and is easily accessible from area freeways.

From its beginnings as a normal school that trained teachers for the developing frontier, SJSU has matured into a metropolitan university offering more than 134 bachelor's and master's degrees with 110 concentrations.

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