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Registered Nurse - Per Diem

Apply now Job no: 532027
Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Health Professionals, Temporary, Time Varies, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner, the incumbent provides the basic professional nursing care duties and performs specialized nursing functions using the skills and knowledge acquired from experience or additional educational preparation.

Department Summary

The purpose of Campus Health & Wellbeing is to help students achieve and maintain academic success and lifelong health and well-being by providing timely and appropriate primary and acute health care, disease and injury prevention education, professional mental health, outreach, educational services and campus consultations.

Key Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of professional nursing principles, methods and procedures; medical terminology and equipment; and uses and effects of medicines and narcotics.

Demonstrated experience with triage assessment either in an emergency room or urgent care setting.

Ability to apply nursing knowledge and techniques; observe and record or respond with therapy to reactions, symptoms, and behaviors; keep records and prepare reports; gain the interest, respect and cooperation of patients; work cooperatively with staff, faculty, students and others; and analyze emergency situations accurately and to take prompt action.

Good oral and written communication skills; demonstrated intermediate or advance computer skills; knowledge and understanding of the health needs of young adults.

Education and Experience

  • Two years of progressive professional nursing experience which has given evidence of ability to work independently in specialized nursing activities and to support the overall nursing program within the Student Health Center.
  • Completion of an Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing degree program.


  • Possession of a valid and current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California (renewed every two years).
  • Completion of an Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing degree program.
  • Current basic life support (or higher) cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification for Healthcare Providers.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $49.20 Per Hour

Classification Range: $23.22 - $90.79 Per Hour

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

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 Cal Poly. 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 Cal Poly has designated 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 "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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