2303 Patient Care Assistant

Recruitment #TEX-2303-904364

Introduction

2303 Patient Care Assistant

This recruitment may close at any time, but no sooner than March 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

APPOINTMENT TYPE: This is a Temporary Exempt (TEX) appointment. Some positions are limited to 1,040 work hours in a year, while other positions can last up to 2 years. Exempt employees are considered 'at will' and serve at the discretion of the Department Head.

The qualified applicant pool resulting from this recruitment may be utilized to fill exempt vacancies throughout the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) .

General Job Description:

Under direct supervision of a licensed nurse, the 2303 Patient Care Assistant (PCA) performs a variety of routine duties involving the care of medically or mentally ill, acute or sub-acute patients; performs direct patient care; observes and reports changes in the behavior and physical status of patients; and provides a clean and safe environment.

Essential Duties:

The essential duties include, but are not limited to, the below:

  • Under direct supervision, and as part of the treatment team, provides routine patient care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards;

  • Establishes and maintains a therapeutic and/or medical relationship with patients;

  • As appropriate, reviews patient's admission documentation and notes pertinent facts regarding diagnoses and treatment history. Documents care according to department standards;

  • Maintains constant and continuous communication with medical providers and staff;

  • Feeds patients who are unable to feed themselves;

  • Helps patients walk, exercise, and move in and out of bed;

  • Bathes, grooms, shaves, dresses, and/or drapes patients to prepare them for surgery, treatment, or examination;

  • As directed by licensed staff, reviews and implements treatment plans, and provides one-to-one care when essential to treatment plans;

  • Observes, records and reports patient medical, social and psychiatric behavior and physical conditions;

  • Participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and treatment planning by reporting observations and concerns and by asking questions;

  • Attends and participates in patient groups, case conferences, staff meetings and in-service training programs;

  • As assigned, completes procedures and specimen collection including phlebotomy**(See Minimum Qualifications);

  • Adheres to health, safety, and infection control policy and resource utilization; AND

  • Manages work time effectively, efficiently and productively.

The 2303 Patient Care Assistant performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. EXPERIENCE: Six months of experience (equivalent to 1,000 hours*) as a health care worker within the last five (5) years working in a health care setting; AND

2. CERTIFICATE: Possession of a valid Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate issued by the State of California Department of Health Services.


Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Basic Life Support Certificate Requirement/Provision:

Possession of a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate issued by the American Heart Association is required as a provision to employment for all positions. Candidates who do not possess such a certification may participate in this examination process and be appointed to a position(s), but will be required to obtain the certificate within two (2) weeks of hire date and maintain validity throughout length of employment. A photocopy of the valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate must be provided to the appropriate supervisor of the appointment within the allotted time frame. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of valid certification within two (2) weeks of hire date and throughout length of employment may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.

*One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

**Some positions in this class may require the following certifications:

Possession of a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 (CPT-1) Certificate, issued by the State of California Department of Health Services, is required for those positions that perform phlebotomy

Possession of a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate, issued by the American Heart Association, is required for some positions


Desirable Qualifications:

The qualified applicant pool may be used to fill current and future positions located at different units/locations throughout the Department of Public Health in the next six months.

Positions at the Medical Respite and Sobering Center may use the stated desirable qualifications to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring:

Experience with people experiencing homelessness

Commitment to caring for people living in poverty

Knowledge of the Harm Reduction model of care

Experience with people living with substance use disorders

Verification of Experience:

http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

Verification of Education:

If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco. In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Tara Stevens, by telephone at (415) 554-2919, or by email at Tara.Stevens@sfdph.org.

Selection Procedures

Candidates will be prompted to complete a Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to evaluate applications in relation to minimum qualifications.

Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training.

Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates.

Only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.

Licensure/Certification/Registration:

Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure/certification/registration may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.

Information regarding Patient Care Certificates can be obtained from The California Department of Public Health at http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/LnC/Pages/lnc.aspx.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate Requirement / Provision:

Possession of a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate issued by the American Heart Association is required as a provision to employment for all positions. Candidates who do not possess such a certification may participate in this examination process and be appointed to a position(s), but will be required to obtain the certificate within two (2) weeks of hire date and maintain validity throughout length of employment. A photocopy of the valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate must be provided to the appropriate supervisor of the appointment within the allotted time frame. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of valid certification within two (2) weeks of hire date and throughout length of employment may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.

Condition of Employment (Security Clearance):

Security clearance as issued by the Sheriff’s Department is required as a condition of employment for all positions at the Jail Health Services. Eligibles who have successfully participated in the examination process, received passing scores and have been selected for hire will be required to obtain the security clearance prior to appointment. A photocopy of the security clearance must be provided to the supervisor on or before date of hire. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of security clearance may result in a dismissal and/or termination of employment.

Note on ICARE:

Willingness to uphold/abide by ZSFG’s ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit) philosophy for employee and patient interactions. For more information on ICARE, please visit https://zuckerbergsanfranciscogeneral.org/about-us/

Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR):

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing. Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.

Medical Examination/Drug Testing:

Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a TB screening test, and a medical examination and/or drug test.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at:

http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

Copies of Application Documents: Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#copies

Right to Work: All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#identification

Information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA accommodation at:

http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Issued: March 2, 2021

Carol Isen

Acting Human Resources Director

Acting Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: TEX-2303-904364

DPH/TS/415-554-2919

Position Numbers: 01143111, 01143686 through 1143695

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 


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