County of Alameda

Skilled Medical Professional II, Alameda County Children and Families Commission (#5022)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Hospital Para Prof/Tech (007)
$39.93-$51.42 Hourly / $3,194.40-$4,113.60 BiWeekly /
$6,921.20-$8,912.80 Monthly / $83,054.40-$106,953.60 Yearly


DESCRIPTION
Under general direction, provides administrative and educational guidance to a multidisciplinary team of professional and paraprofessional staff specific to patient care and service delivery to high-risk pediatric clients; assists in the planning, development and implementation of the Special Start Program; provides interprofessional consultation; participates in community outreach and educational activities; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

Skilled Medical Professional I/II is a flexibly-staffed class series located in the Alameda County Children & Families Commission. Skilled Medical Professional II is the journey-level class in the Skilled Medical Professional series and performs higher level duties, such as conducting assessments, maintaining a caseload, and home visits to support targeted high risk population with minimal supervision.

Skilled Medical Professionals vary in professional discipline and work in a multidisciplinary team, along with public health nurses, who deliver early intervention and preventive services to a targeted population. Incumbents in this class report to a Clinical Nurse IV or the Family Services Program Director. This class is distinguished from other professional classes in that Skilled Medical Professionals perform tasks which are focused in the area of advocacy and services delivery to a client population comprised of developmentally and mentally at-risk children, ages 0-5, and provide professional individual and group consultation to case managers working with this targeted client population. Incumbents in this class may lead and consult with other staff concerning clinical issues but do not have formal supervisory responsibility.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Designs and implements a program of training and consultation to licensed public health nurses and ancillary support staff who deliver early intervention and preventive services to families of premature babies at high risk; assesses the high risk needs of developmentally and mentally at-risk children ages 0-5 years.

2. Serves as an advocate for families and children’s services to enhance positive health outcomes for children in health and social systems; assists clients in connecting with essential health systems; acts as liaison between various programs serving at-risk children and families.

3. Serves as skilled resource specialist in professional discipline for vulnerable high risk pediatric clients, their families and providers; provides professional individual and group consultation to case managers and other multidisciplinary team members.

4. Assists team members to develop, expand, and adapt social, emotional and
professional skills in development of effective long-term relationships with infants, caregivers and other family members.

5. Supports team members in developing assessment, prevention, and intervention skills for target population; trains team members to recognize and refer family members with significant physical and behavioral problems to various specialized programs; trains team members to recognize and respond to indicators of family crisis and child dysfunction.

6. Recommends and facilitates procedural and operational changes to maximize service delivery and revenue generation; maintains records and prepares reports regarding program activities.

7. Maintains a caseload of specialized families who demonstrate professional need in the specialty service area.

8. Provides home visiting support for consultation and assessment of targeted high-risk population.

9. Makes presentations to relevant administrative bodies or approved media venues.

10. Maintains effective working relationships with clients, their families, departmental staff, outside agencies and the general public.

11. Attends and participates in staff conferences, training and in-service sessions.

12. Keeps informed of current trends and new developments in the field; reads the professional literature; and participates in professional activities in the relevant discipline field.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Either I
Experience:

The equivalent of one year full-time satisfactory experience in the Skilled Medical Professional I classification in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

Or II

Experience:

The equivalent of one year of full-time post degree experience in the field of direct delivery of services to clients, clinical consultation, and/or providing services to medical and social risk infant population.

AND

Education:

Possession of a Master’s degree from a recognized college or university in social work, marriage and family therapy, clinical or educational psychology or in a closely related field.

OR

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition and/or Dietetic.

License/Certification:

All incumbents at the Skilled Medical Professional II level must possess the required licensure/certification from the applicable licensing/certifying authority.

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

· Developmental, medical, nutritional and social needs of pediatric population, ages 0-5 years.
· Principles of theoretical skills, curriculum design and consultation.
· Principles and practices of program planning and evaluation.
· Principles and practices of direct client service delivery.
· Principles, practices of community agencies and community resources and their role in the treatment of socially at-risk populations.
· Principles of social needs, problems, attitudes and behavioral patterns.
· Outreach program development, implementation and evaluation.
· Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
· Computer applications related to the work.

Ability to:

· Provide technical assistance and training support to multi-disciplinary teams.
· Evaluate cases and perform advanced clinical risk assessment.
· Work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams, community resources and organizations.
· Represent the relevant administrative bodies in meetings.
· Organize and prioritize work, and meet critical deadlines.
· Interpret, explain and apply complex regulations, policies and procedures.
· Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
· Prepare clear, accurate and effective reports, correspondence and other written materials.
· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
· Work with a diverse population.
· Manage multiple and changing priorities.

CLASS SPEC HISTORY
BG:pf 11/21/00
Newspecs: 5022.doc
Csc date: 11/29/00
TE:pf Rev/Retitle
[old title: Skilled Medical Professional]
CSC Date: 2/26/03
TE:pf Administrative Update 5/27/03

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.