2583 Home Health Aide

Recruitment #TEX-2583-104652

Introduction

2583 Home Health Aide

This recruitment may close at any time, but no sooner than October 23, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply promptly.

 

Appointment Type: This is a Temporary Exempt (TEX) appointment, as-needed not to exceed 36 months.  This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

 

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) is accepting applications for temporary provisional positions in class 2583 Home Health Aide.

NATURE OF POSITIONS: Shifts are variable depending on position(s). Days, Part-time, evenings, nights, weekends, rotating and/or holiday shifts may be required. Positions may be located throughout the Department of Public Health but are primarily located at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center.

 

Under immediate supervision of licensed professional staff, the Home Health Aide assists clients with activities of daily living including personal hygiene, ambulation, prescribed exercises, preparing meals including therapeutic diets, and keeping client’s environment organized and neat, and performing related duties.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

·         Assists clients with personal hygiene including skin and mouth cleansing, hair care, and bathing;

·         Assists clients in and out of bed and with ambulation;

·         Assists clients with prescribed exercises as instructed by professional staff;

·         Assists in keeping client environment neat, safe and organized, including changing bed linens as needed, preparing meals (including therapeutic diets), and assisting clients with eating;

·         Takes client blood pressure and weighs client as assigned;

·         Implements client care plans according to Home Health Agency policy;

·         Communicates client needs and information relating to client care plan to professional staff;

·         Adheres to Home Health Agency administrative and clinical policies and procedures;

·         Implements infection control and safety policies and procedures according to established guidelines;

·         Maintains confidentiality of client information;

·         Provides care in compliance with Home Health Agency, State and Federal regulations, and documents care as assigned;

·         Participates in weekly case conferences related to needs assessments of clients; AND

·         Assists in promoting health education for clients and client families.

 

The 2583 Home Health Aide also performs other related duties as assigned.

 

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

Minimum Qualifications

1.      Possession of a Home Health Aide Certificate issued by the State of California; AND

2.      Possession of six (6) months (equivalent to 1,000 hours) of experience performing Home Health Aide job duties in a home health care setting within the last five (5) years.

 

Note: One year of 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 requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

 

Possible Special Conditions (some positions may require the following):

1.      Bilingual fluency in a variety of languages depending upon the department's bilingual needs. Only those eligible candidates who pass the bilingual proficiency test will be considered for bilingual positions. Applicants must indicate on the application form the language(s) in which they claim proficiency.

2.      Possession of a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate issued by the American Heart Association. Applicants must indicate on the application form the certifications that they possess.

 

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

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.

 

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.

 

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, Emma Perez, by telephone at (415) 554-2918, or by email at Emma.Perez@sfdph.org.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying): Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

 

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

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 applying 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 applying 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 though 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:

Valid licensure/certification 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 may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment. Information about the Home Health Aide Certificate issued by the State of California can be viewed here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/Pages/HHA.aspx.

 

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: 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 tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test. 

 

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

 

Copies of Application Documents: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#copies

 

Right to Work: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#identification

 

Information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

 

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

 

Issued: October 16, 2020
Carol Isen
Acting Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment No.: TEX-2583-
104652

DPH / EP / (415) 554-2918

DHR Pos. No.: 01145981, 01146003, 01146004, 01146005, 01146006, 01146740, 01146750

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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