Nurse Practitioner (Nurse Practitioner) (516518)

California State University, Chico
July 22, 2022
Chico, CA
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Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Job/Department Summary:

Under general administrative and medical direction of the Lead Physician, and using established standardized procedures and processes, the Nurse Practitioner works within the established scope of practice, providing a wide range of primary health care services to eligible students, including assessment, diagnostic, preventative and health maintenance services; and regularly performs health education and participates in health promotion activities. Typical responsibilities include: conducting physical examinations; diagnosing, treating, and managing illnesses and injuries; ordering tests and interpreting the results; and counseling patients on preventive care. This position may be assigned to either primary care or the acute care clinic. The scope of practice is established in writing by the supervising physician and is limited to those functions that the physician determines the Nurse Practitioner is competent to perform. Competency is determined based on the supervising physician's assessment of the Nurse Practitioner's capabilities, education, training, and experience.

WellCat Health Center (WCHC) is an outpatient acute care clinic, staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who provide medical care to students enrolled in the University in accordance with policies set by the Board of Trustees of California State University. An in-house licensed pharmacy, federally-certified laboratory, and x-ray department complement the services available. The basic clinic schedule is Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

The mission of WCHC is to assist each student with their diverse healthcare needs in order to facilitate academic success and personal growth. In order to achieve this we believe that diversity is critical and we promote awareness and understanding, we value differences as well as commonalities and promote respect and personal interactions. We strive to build a healthy community of learning and fairness marked by mutual respect. We reject all acts of discrimination and commit ourselves to fostering an atmosphere of equity and inclusion.

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.


Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:

  • Bilingual.
  • Valid and current Advanced Practice Nurse National certification, which may include American Nurses Association (ANA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB), or American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).
  • Valid and current National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants (NCCPA) certification.
  • Work experience in more than one medical specialty, such as that which would be gained through working in a multi-specialty group practice or outpatient medical clinic.

Required Education and Experience:

Master's degree or higher from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program required.

Incumbents must be clinically competent in a medical specialty such as: family practice, internal medicine, women's health, or primary care, and must possess sufficient experience to independently perform the duties of a Nurse Practitioner within that specialty.

  • LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS: Possess (or ability to obtain by date of hire) and maintain the following:
    Valid and current 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.
  • Valid and current BRN Furnishing certificate.
  • Valid and current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number and certificate.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS).

Time Base: Full-time- 1.0

Pay Plan: 10/12 or 11/12 (months off TBD)

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Summer - Mon-Thurs 7:00am-5:30pm.

Salary and Benefits Information:

10/12 Pay Plan: $4,742 - $9,149 per month / $56,904 - $109,788 annually

11/12 Pay Plan: $5,216 - $10,064 per month / $62,592 - $120,768 annually

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information please visit

Additional Information:

California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.

The person holding this position is considered a "General 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 July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

Adhere and comply to Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines and regulations.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, "Today Decides Tomorrow," is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that California State University, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

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.

Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 08/03/22. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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