Triage Nurse (Continuous) (497510)

  • California State University (CSU) Northridge
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 17, 2021
Public Health

Job Description

CSUN's Commitment to You

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

Major Duties

Under supervision of a Registered Nurse III (RN III), Registered Nurse Practitioner (RNP), or Doctor of Medicine (MD), the Triage Nurse coordinates triage operations of the Klotz Student Health Center (SHC) through the application of specialized skills acquired through experience in triage settings. The incumbent assesses signs and symptoms of illness, takes vital signs and enters them in the Electronic Medical Record (EHR), develops a nursing diagnosis and assesses the critical nature of a patient condition and triages patients to the appropriate provider, including making an appointment with a Provider for the patient or calling the Urgent Care Provider to examine the patient STAT; assists Providers with examinations, coordination, and counseling, and treatments as authorized, including through verbal orders and MD/NP protocols; coordinates Urgent Care and Fast-Track patient appointments and flow; implements the delivery of a nursing plan of care for patients, that includes follow-up treatments as requested and interprets or explains treatments to students; provides resources for health care referrals in the community and beyond the SHC; provides immunizations as per protocol and standing orders; serves as a resource to the Health Information Management (HIM) Department; assists physicians, RNP's and RN III as assigned and in administering the policies and procedures of the nursing services and in developing administrative policies and procedures in a large health center; in the absence of the RNIII, the Triage Nurse will facilitate Unit Scheduling.


Equivalent to graduation from high school plus completion of a professional nursing program in an approved school of nursing or by additional preparation as approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Bachelor of Science of Nursing (BSN) preferred. Equivalent to three years of full-time professional nursing experience which has provided evidence of the ability to work independently in specialized nursing activities. Intravenous (IV) skills preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Thorough knowledge of professional nursing principles, methods and procedures; anatomy and physiology applicable to assigned duties; medical supplies and equipment used in nursing practice; and the uses and effects of medications and narcotics. Working knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to registered nursing and the scope of practice limitations of clinic support staff. Specialized knowledge of triage and assessment, patient counseling, and staffing specialized nursing clinics. Knowledge of clinic operations and the development and implementation of a nursing program, including procedures and protocols. Ability and specialized skills to effectively apply nursing knowledge and demonstrate proper techniques and skills in performing nursing duties; accurately observe and record symptoms, behaviors, and reactions to treatments in order to make a nursing diagnosis; respond with therapy to treatment reactions; use applicable health center automated systems to perform duties and maintain records and prepare reports; gain the cooperation of patients; analyze emergency situations and take prompt action; maintain patient confidentiality and privacy in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations; maintain effective working relationships with practitioners and other health center support staff; and be sensitive to and communicate effectively with patients from diverse backgrounds; effectively apply specialized triage nursing skills; use and/or learn to use specialized equipment within the Health Center which includes an EKG machine; insert, monitor, and remove IVs; provide injections and PPD testing, Spot Monitor BP, Pulse Oximeter, Nebulizer and Spirometer.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The salary range for this classification is: $19.92 - $84.86 per hour.

The anticipated hiring range: $19.92 - $45.15, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

HOURS: Intermittent, on-call; hours and schedule vary.

TEMP: Temporary-renewable; end date to be determined.

Application Period

Applications are currently being accepted to establish a Triage Nurse POOL. Applications for these on-call positions will be accepted on a continuing basis through June 30, 2021 or until an adequate amount of applications have been received.

How to Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: link.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

The Student Health Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. and as such, will recommend certain vaccinations or screenings free of charge for the successful candidate.

Background check

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

The selected candidate must pass a fingerprint clearance (LiveScan).

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.


The person holding this position may be 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Los Angeles, California 91330 United States View Map