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Senior Nurse Practitioner-Ambulatory - OB/GYN

San Joaquin General Hospital - San Joaquin County Clinics

Recruitment #0720-RH1167-TM

Introduction

The Ambulatory Care Services Division at San Joaquin General Hospital is seeking a Senior Nurse Practitioner to care for patients in the area of obstetrics and women's health for San Joaquin County Clinics.

The ideal candidate will be experienced working with patients in a busy OB-Gyn clinic setting, will demonstrate leadership and seek to make a difference as a team player on a high functioning multi-disciplinary team.

San Joaquin General Hospital is a public hospital, designated level III Trauma Center, Certified Stroke Center, and home base to San Joaquin County Clinics.  For more information regarding San Joaquin General Hospital, please visit our website at www.sjgeneral.org

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

7/23/2020: Amended to reflect open until filled.

 

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

 

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Elicits, records, and/or reviews medical histories and performs acute primary care pre-employment, annual, periodic, and various other routine physical examinations on patients ranging from newborn through geriatric, utilizing the problem-oriented medical record or other appropriate systems; provides general and specific health and medical instruction to patients, clients and families.
  • Coordinates individual and family health management, utilizing physician resources or- community agencies; provides guidance instruction, treatment and referral in such areas of family planning, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), drug abuse, child care and hygiene; assists patients with selection, fitting and placing of appropriate contraceptive devices.
  • Performs early diagnostic examinations including vision, hearing, pap smears, and other examinations; may order laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms and other diagnostic tests; may collect specimens for, perform, and interpret selected laboratory tests and take action on abnormals as necessary; provides immunization and gives injections.
  • Identifies basic complex medical conditions; determines if patient’s medical, surgical, and psychiatric problems require immediate consultation with the physician; treats conditions and manages stable phases of chronic illnesses on consultation with or following specific protocols established by physicians, including dispensing and/or administering medication when indicated; alerts appropriate medical personnel and/or agencies of potential community health problems as encountered.
  • Provides routine prenatal care and post-partum follow-up for mother and child; conducts newborn and well child examinations; provides comprehensive health screening assessments; provides treatment of pediatric illness.
  • Observes and evaluates emotional condition of patient; counsels and supports patients in the area of psychosocial problems and inter-relationships; provides emergency treatment or referral for patients with severe emotional upsets.
  • May work in hospital, outpatient, custodial, public health, satellite and mobile staff; may make home and school visits; may coordinate and direct clinic activities and staff.
  • Provides for Quality Assurance through review and audit of clinic charts to assure adequate medical management and follow-up; provides consultation to other providers.
  • May lead, train, assign and review work of assigned provider, nursing, sub-professional and clerical staff; may serve as preceptor of nursing, student nursing and medical student staff.
    May develop, write, implement and update related protocols; keeps records and completes forms and questionnaires as required.
  • With appropriate training, certification and authorization may perform more sophisticated primary care, specified surgical procedures and prescribe and dispense medications.
    Attends meetings and workshops; serves on committees as assigned; provides consultation and assistance in areas of specialty to other areas of Health Care Services; participates in and may conduct in-service training; may teach classes.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

     

    Education:  Completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner training program at an accredited college or university or certified program. 

     

    Experience:  Three years as a Nurse Practitioner. 

    AND

    Possession of additional advanced education, certification or experience in an area of practice as approved by the San Joaquin Department of Health Care Services.

     

    Licenses & Certificates:  1) Current registration as a nurse and certification as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of California;  2) Current possession of a furnishing license through the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing.

     

    Special Qualification:  1) In order to practice at San Joaquin General Hospital, must be credentialed and  granted privileges through the San Joaquin General Hospital Committee on Interdisciplinary Practice (CIDP) within ninety (90) days of appointment and in accordance with medical staff bylaws and state regulations.  New employees may be granted temporary privileges by the Medical Director or designee, pending Committee Interdisciplinary Practice approval;  2) Eligibles may be certified only to job vacancies in the area of specialization in which they posses specialized education and certification.  Additionally, the successful completion of approved nursing training programs, possession of specific nursing experience or the possession of specified professional certificates may be required depending on the nature of the area of assignment.

     

    KNOWLEDGE

    The procedures, techniques and equipment used in family medicine, community health, mental health and professional nursing; medical terminology, various hospital and clinic routines, equipment and facilities; full range of medical conditions of applicable medical specialty including procedures utilized in prevention, diagnosis and treatment; maternal and child health practices; basic laboratory procedures; uses, effects, problems and treatment of abuse of medicines and narcotics; social, public health, mental health and other community treatment agencies; principles of human behavior including basic causes, symptoms and treatment of mental illness and instability; basic medical record keeping; diverse needs and problems of various cultural groups; principles and practices of communicable disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment; principles and practices of employees’ supervision and training.

    ABILITY

    Elicit and record complete and accurate medical histories; perform physical examinations; identify medical conditions which require immediate consultation with the physician; follow protocols in treating acute and stable chronic diseases as established by physicians; communicate effectively; recognize the behavior and attitudes that influence individual and family health; observe and evaluate emotional conditions; interpret laboratory data; provide guidance and health instruction to patients; lead and train other staff; work with high risk clientele; learn to work independently in absence of on-site physician direction.

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    Mobility-Frequent standing for long periods; constant walking; occasional pushing/pulling; occasional bending/squatting; Lifting-Occasional lifting of 5 lbs. or less, restraining, lifting/turning people; Visual Requirements-Frequent color perception; occasional eye/hand coordination, peripheral vision and depth perception; frequent reading; Dexterity-Occasional holding and repetitive motion; frequent reaching, grasping and writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing normal speech, talking in person, talking on the telephone; frequent hearing on the telephone and hearing faint sounds; Emotional/Psychological-Occasional emergency situations, exposure to hazardous materials, working weekends/nights; overtime; frequent exposure to trauma, grief an death; constant public contact, decision making, concentration; Environmental Conditions-Frequent exposure to noise; occasional exposure to hazardous materials.

    BENEFITS

    Health Insurance: The County provides part time employees eligible for benefits with a choice of one of three health insurance plans at no cost to the employee. Dependent coverage is available for all plans, with employee paying a portion of the premium.  The three plans are: (1) a Kaiser Plan; (2) a Select Plan; and (3) a Premier Plan

    Dental Insurance: The County provides employees an option for dental insurance coverage for eligible employees and dependants in either the Delta Dental or the United Health Care-Select Managed Care Direct Compensation plan at no cost to the employee. Dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense

    Vision Insurance: Under the Vision Service Plan (VSP), coverage for the employee is available at no cost to the employee. Dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense

    Pay differential for benefits: Part time employees eligible for benefits receive a two (2) percent differential

    Life Insurance: The County provides eligible employees with life insurance coverage as follows:

    1 but less than 3 years of continuous service:       $1,000

    3 but less than 5 years of continuous service:       $3,000

    5 but less than 10 years of continuous service:     $5,000

    10 years of continuous service or more:                $10,000

    Employee may purchase additional term life insurance up to a maximum of $100,000 at the County's rate.

    125 Flexible Benefits Plan: This is a voluntary program that allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for health-related expenses that are not paid by a medical, dental or vision plan (Health Flexible Spending Account $2550 annual limit with a $500 carry over); and dependent care costs (Dependent Care Assistance Plan $5000 annual limit)

    Deferred Compensation: The County maintains deferred compensation plan under Section 457 of the IRS code. You may annually contribute $18,000 or 100% of your includible compensation, whichever is less. Individuals age 50 or older may contribute to their plan, up to $24,000

    Vacation: Vacation is pro-rated based on hours worked.  Employees earn .0577 hours based on each hour worked.  Vacation accrual increases based on length of service

    Holiday: 14 holidays per year which includes 4 floating holidays if the employee is normally scheduled to work the day of the holiday

    ·         Regular holiday: when an employee works on a regular holiday (non-floating), employee receives regular pay plus holiday pay or time off at time and one half

    ·         Floating holiday: employees who work on a floating holiday earn time off to be taken at a later date

    Educational Leave:  Each fiscal year, department heads grant 24 hours to part time employees eligible for benefits of educational leave that are not carried beyond the end of the fiscal year

    Sick Leave: Part time employees eligible for benefits accrue .0462 hours of sick leave for each straight-time hour on payroll with unlimited accumulation.  Sick leave incentive: An employee is eligible to receive eight hours administrative leave if the leave balance equals at least one half of cumulative amount that the employee is eligible to accrue.  The employee must also be on payroll during the entire calendar year

    Bereavement Leave: 3 days of paid leave for the death of an immediate family member, 2 additional days of accrued leave for death of employee’s spouse, domestic partner, parent or child

    Merit Salary Increase: New employees will receive the starting salary, which is the first step of the salary range.  After employees serve 1840 hours on each step of the range, they are eligible for a merit increase to the next step

    License/Certificate Fees:  The County provides reimbursement for specific classifications under the Registered Nurses Memorandum of Understanding for fees required to renew State required license/certification.  Fees associated with initial license/certification will not be covered

    Job Sharing:  Employees may agree to job-share a position, subject to approval by a Department Head and the Director of Human Resources

    Educational Reimbursement Program:  The County offers an Educational Reimbursement Program which reimburses the part time employees eligible for benefits up to $450 per fiscal year and up to $900 per fiscal year for enrollment in an approved degree program

    Parking Supplemental Downtown Stockton:  The County contributes up to $17.00 per pay period for employees assigned to work in the Downtown Core Area

    School Activities:  Employees may take up to 40 hours per year, but not more than eight (8) hours per month, to participate in their children’s school activities

    Social Security: Part time employees are covered by Social Security with the employee and the County sharing the cost

     

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.

     

    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Apply Online:       

    www.sjgov.org/department/hr

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, CA 95202                                  

     

    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 

     

    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to
    www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.



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