Interim Coordinator, Student Health Services, Full-Time
- Rio Hondo College
- Location: Whittier, California
Admin-Health and Medical Services
- Posting Date: 10/06/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Position TitleInterim Coordinator, Student Health Services, Full-Time
Position TypeFaculty Other
Number of Months Assignment10
Starting DateAs soon as possible
This is a one-year, interim, restricted-general funding position. Continuation of this position is contingent upon continued funding.
DepartmentStudent Health Center
Initial Screening Date11/06/2021
About Rio Hondo College
Río Hondo College welcomes and embraces all students in their educational and career pathways. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), our College has a student population of 22,000, of which 18,000 are Latinx students. We were the first college in Los Angeles County to provide two years of free tuition to first-time, full-time college students through our Río Promise program. We are proud to acknowledge that many of our students have transferred to high ranked institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, USC and UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Cal State LA, Cal State Long Beach, and Whittier College to name a few.
Our caring and dedicated student-centered staff, faculty, and administrators are devoted to the advancement of educational justice, equity, and opportunity for all our students. Our College’s 900 employees, with close to 600 faculty, hold themselves accountable for the academic success of disproportionately impacted student populations. Our entire staff, with unwavering team collaboration, work hard to ensure our students reach their full potential by eliminating gaps in academic outcomes that traditionally hinder students of color.
Río Hondo College is committed to the recruitment of qualified and diverse employees who are dedicated to our students’ success. We recognize that diversity in an academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for our students. We are steadfast in our hiring practices and staff development processes which reinforce the goals of equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Our practices and processes also support the importance of a workforce that reflects the community and the diverse student population we serve.
Río Hondo College employs approximately 55% tenured track faculty of color; 60% part-time faculty of color; 85% classified staff of color; and 50% administrators of color.
Río Hondo College offers 30 associate degrees that guarantee transfer (ADTs) to Cal State Universities, a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Technology, more than 60 certificates, a Pathway to Law School, dual enrollment with K-12 districts, state championship speech & debate team, top-notch athletic teams, student leadership opportunities, travel abroad experiences and more.
In collaboration with the communities in Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, El Monte, South El Monte, Whittier, portions of Norwalk, La Mirada, Downey, La Puente, the City of Industry, Los Nietos and Avocado Heights, Río Hondo College provides an exceptional academic curriculum to meet the unique needs of our region and strengthen our communities.
The Coordinator, Student Health Services, assists with the coordination and facilitation of activities within Student Health and Psychological Services.
b. Plan, organize, direct and control the activities, services and operations of the student health services program; allocate personnel and resources to optimize departmental efficiency and effectiveness. E
c. Train, assist with scheduling, assign, facilitate and coordinate the work performance of assigned personnel in accordance with established policies and procedures. E
d. Direct the health services function in terms of developing annual goals and objectives for the health services and for administering health education program components including medical care; dispensing of medications under the direction of physician, mental health counseling, health promotion and instruction, emergency care and crisis intervention and community health programs. E
e. Give direction and assistance to students concerning insurance claims; act as an advocate in resolving any problem that may develop. E
f. Provide health care to District students and staff in clinical setting; coordinate medical and nursing services for assessment, testing, treatment and referral; coordinate student physicals and immunizations. E
g. Provide classroom and clinical presentations on various health issues to promote health education to present topics; arrange and coordinate special health programs. Update and remain current on clinical health and safety issues; serve on district safety committee; act as a resource person regarding matters related to campus health and safety; also act as a catalyst to bring about positive changes. E
h. Attend professional workshops and conferences related to Student Health Services. E
i. Administer the health services program as an autonomous non-profit center; negotiate contracts with doctors and with County Public Health Department; provide for cost effective operations of the facility. E
j. Assure compliance with state and federal statutes and legislation. E
k. Develop marketing plans and communications to promote health instruction and awareness throughout the District for students, staff and faculty. E
l. Serve on the District Safety committee. E
m. Develop and revise policies relating to the overall health and safety program of the college; develop innovative campus and community health programs in coordination with the overall student services plan. E
n. Maintain an adequate inventory of medical and informational supplies, materials and equipment; research best source of supply and order needed supplies; monitor and control assigned budgets. E
o. Maintain on-going communication with students, staff, and professional association. E
p. Assure health programs; address needs of diverse multi-cultural populations. E
q. Identify and procure sources of increasing funding. E
r. Maintain relationships with community and private health resources and community emergency facilities to assure cooperative and efficient referrals to the community health care system. E
s. Serve as a member of campus community and professional committees, task forces and associations. E
t. Support, implement and promote compliance with all aspects of employment and education; encourage cultural and ethnic diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs and services. E
u. Assure compliance with the District’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program by providin motivation and incentives to assigned staff; maintain a safe work environment, enforcing safe work practices, reporting and investigating accidents and maintain necessary documentation. E
v. Perform related duties as assigned.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires us to identify the essential (E) duties/functions of the position. We have indicated those duties with an E on the job description.
- A Master’s degree in Nursing and a California Public Health Nurse certificate; OR
- A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, a California Public Health Nurse certificate, AND a Master’s degree in Health Education, Sociology, Psychology, Counseling, Health Care Administration, Public Health, or Community Health.
- Ability to relate well with peers and other co-workers; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and to be flexible in a changing environment.
- Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
The following are a representative sample of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
- Venipuncture skills
- Disaster preparedness experience
- Clinical decision making.
- Emergency health care. Industrial nursing including current knowledge of OSHA guidelines.
- Workers compensation and student insurance.
- Marketing, budgeting, administration, public relation and public relation and public speaking techniques.
- State and Federal legislation.
- Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Basic research methods and report writing techniques.
- Maintenance of medical records.
- Principles and practice of administration, supervision and training.
- Monitor Health Services budget.
- Plan, organize, coordinate and direct a variety of health services programs.
- Provide emergency and crisis intervention to students, employees and visitors.
- Assess, evaluate and render appropriate treatment for physical health problems.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Administer prescription and non-prescription medication as directed by physician in charge.
- Conduct medical screening test, lab procedures and specimen preparation.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
- Maintain records and prepare reports.
- Prioritize and schedule work. Ability to develop and implement a campus based comprehensive disaster program.
- Train, supervise and evaluate personnel.
- Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, requirements and restriction.
- Analyze situations accurately and adapt an effective course of action.
- Meet schedules and time lines.
- Work independently with little direction.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of business including other employees, managers and executives, vendors/consultants/contractors, and the public.
- Effectively use computer systems, applications, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date. Certification must be attached with copies of transcripts.
- Current California Registered Nurse and Public Health Nurse license
- CPR Certificate
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license and a driving record acceptable for insurability.
- The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must frequently sit for long periods.
- Use hands and fingers to handle medical equipment, keyboard, or other objects.
- Reach with hands and arms.
- Must speak clearly and distinctly to ask questions and provide information.
- Hear and understand voices over the telephone and in person.
- Respond quickly and effectively to campus emergencies.
- Must see and hear adequately to perform accurate physical assessments of students or others.
- Occasionally must lift injured, ill, or disabled students.
- Must walk or drive to respond to campus emergencies as needed.
- Frequently must travel to other campus locations and occasionally must travel to other locations in the county or state.
- Student Health Services Center environment; exposure to unpleasant and hazardous medical conditions as well as communicable diseases requiring immediate and accurate assessment.
- Rio Hondo College online application (which includes supplemental questions)
- Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
- Current California registered Nurse and Public Health Nurse license
- CPR Certificate
- Complete transcripts of all colleges/university studies, including degree earned (copies will be accepted) NOTE: Transcripts from multiples colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.
- Transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date (please circle conferral date on transcripts). Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified.
- PAPER APPLICATIONS AND APPLICATION MATERIALS SENT VIA MAIL, FAX, OR EMAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
- NOTE THAT ALL CORRESPONDENCE, INCLUDING INTERVIEW INVITATIONS, WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL.
- The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.
- Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.
- As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official LiveScan agency.
- For positions requiring a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurability is required.
- Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, due to a disability, please notify the Human Resources Office.
- A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.
Commitment to Diversity
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
Cancel RTF Policy
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RE-OPEN, RE-ADVERTISE, DELAY OR CANCEL FILLING THIS POSITION.
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL FUTURE VACANCIES.
Rio Hondo College is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.