Fresno State campus

Nurse Practitioner

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

Nurse Practitioner
(Nurse Practitioner)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $8,000 - $9,167 per month 

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,088 - $11,748 per month

  • This is a full-time, probationary, exempt position.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

The Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice nurse who works as a primary care provider in ambulatory care clinics in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations and nursing standards of care assessment of health status, diagnosis, develops/implements plan of care/treatment, and evaluates patient outcomes.  They provide general and preventive health care, conduct check-ups, support sexual health education and medication abortion services, treat illnesses/minor injuries, order lab/x-ray tests, and make referrals to health providers in the community and to specialty services within the health center. This position serves the students of California State University, Fresno.  This position reports to the Director of Medical Services in the Student Health & Counseling Center.


Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge to work as a Nurse Practitioner including, but not limited to, a comprehensive knowledge of advanced nursing and primary care principles, methods and procedures.
  • A thorough knowledge of medical theories, practices and protocols relative to the scope of practice; and the ability to employ them ethically.
  • A thorough knowledge of the applicable state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to practice as a Nurse Practitioner.
  • General knowledge of effective supervisory principles and practices, if assigned lead work direction.
  • Ability to:
    • Work independently in assigned areas of practice established by the supervising physician; demonstrate clinical competence in eliciting patient histories, conducting examinations, diagnosing, and treating acute and chronic illnesses and injuries, assessing patient needs and making appropriate referrals.
    • Use clinical techniques/examinations, and diagnostic tools.
    • Interpret laboratory, drug interactions, and all other study results.
    • Keep current with developments in the medical field pertinent to the incumbent's scope of practice.
    • Establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with other health center staff.
    • Be sensitive to and communicate effectively with diverse patients.
    • Work with a diverse population of students including LGBTQ +, faculty and staff.
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • 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.
  • Two or more years of experience as a nurse practitioner.
  • Experience as a nurse practitioner in an ambulatory health care setting.
  • Incumbents 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. National certification is preferred, but not required. In addition, the incumbent must possess and maintain a valid BRN Furnishing Certificate and maintain a valid DEA number and certificate, as well as BLS certification.
    • Preferred Skills:
      • Five or more years as a nurse practitioner.
      • MSN preferred.
      • Experience as a nurse practitioner providing sexual health, family planning, and legally mandated abortion services.
      • Experience in a college/university student health center.
      • Experience working with a range of professional categories such as physicians, other nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals.
      • Preference will be given to those with additional skills or certification to perform special procedures, such as IUC Insertion/removal, Nexplanon insertion and removal, colposcopy, suturing, skin biopsies, etc. 
      • Possess a working knowledge of Electronic Medical Record Systems (EMR).
      • National certification is preferred.


Department Summary

The Student Health and Counseling Center will be an organization that is recognized for its commitment to providing leadership for health services on campus, and contributing to the success of students and the university community by promoting lifelong healthy behaviors, and creating healthy environments. 


Deadline & Application Instructions

This position will be open until filled with an initial application review date of December 15, 2023.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.  Questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

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 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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