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Staff Nurse IV - Inpatient - SAFE Program

Recruitment #0718-RH1104-TM

Introduction

This recruitment is being conducted to fill four (4) Staff Nurse IV -Inpatient per diem positions for the Sexual Assault Forensics Examiner (SAFE) Program at San Joaquin General Hospital. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

This position will serve on the SAFE Team as a Sexual Assault Forensics Examiner and will receive supervision from the Medical Director and Program Director.  The incumbent will provide on-site adult and pediatric sexual assault examinations by performing patient assessment and forensic examination under standardized procedures.  This position will also be responsible for providing testimony in court as a Sexual Assault Forensics Examiner and will work closely with law enforcement. The ideal candidates will have well developed interpersonal skills and behaviors including the ability to defuse crises, strictly follow protocols, engender cooperation from colleagues, know when to seek consultation both medically and administratively, and respect the confidentiality and dignity of those served.

Standby status:  An employee who is on standby status must be at a location where the employee can be reached at all times and upon being called shall return to work immediately.  Employees who receive standby duty shall be compensated at 33.33% of their regular hourly rate.

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

  • Initiates the nursing process and performs advanced level clinical patient care, including complex and difficult therapeutic measures prescribed by medical authority within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act and department policy; participates in preparation and implementation of written nursing care plans for individual patients.
  • Evaluates the total nursing needs of the patient including physical, psychological, spiritual, cultural and socio-economic; participates in planning, coordinating and administering total patient care; evaluates symptoms, reactions, and progress; participates in preparation and implementation of written nursing care plans for individual patients.
  • May function as a first-level supervisor in an outpatient clinic or program over para-professional or clerical staff; may select, assign, train, direct, evaluate and discipline staff as appropriate; may participate in the development of unit policies and procedures; may assist with development and maintenance of the department budget; may provide crisis intervention, may consult with therapeutic multi-disciplinary team in reviewing patient progress and success of treatment plans.
  • May facilitate insurance billing and other reimbursement-related procedures by processing appropriate paperwork and making necessary internal and external contacts.
  • Works with patients and families through teaching, counseling, and other methodology in order to help them understand, cope with, and accept illness, treatment, and therapy; assists in self care strategies.
  • Serves as a preceptor for new employees by orienting, teaching, participating in the evaluation process, and by serving as a role model and resource person.
  • Maintains record of patient's health care treatment and/or hospital stay; prepares reports and standard forms.
  • May function as a charge nurse in an inpatient unit; may assume full responsibility for the supervision of a shift in the absence of a Staff Nurse V or Nursing Department Manager; supervises and assists nursing personnel in the performance of patient care.
  • Maintains and updates knowledge base and nursing skills by reading literature, attending workshops, lectures, conferences, and classes as may be required by the Administration of the Department of Health Care Services.
  • Participates in the identification of staff development needs for members of the Nursing staff.
  • Participates on committees as assigned; may represent the Department of Health Care Services to outside agencies.
  • Prepares and presents, within established guidelines, clinical projects as assigned.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    PLEASE NOTE:  Supplemental Application must be submitted with regular employment application.

    EITHER I

    Experience:  Two years of progressively responsible experience as a registered nurse in an acute care setting at a level equivalent to a San Joaquin County Staff Nurse III.

     

    Certification:  Possession of a Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN) certificate, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certificate or state, national, or other types of certification in area of specialty.  All certifications must be approved by the Administration of the Department of Health Care Services. 

     

    OR II

    Education:  Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Health Science, or closely related field.  

    Experience:  One year of progressively responsible experience as a registered nurse in an acute care hospital at a level equivalent to a San Joaquin County Staff Nurse III.

     

    AND

    Licenses and Certificates:  Current registration as a nurse in the State of California.

     

    Special Requirements:  (1) Successful completion of a San Joaquin General Hospital in-service or comparable training program in nursing preceptorships may be required prior to completion of the probationary period and periodically thereafter.  (2) Possession of a San Joaquin County Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN) certificate, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certificate, completion of an approved ICU/CCU training course, or other approved training or experience may be required for assignment or continued assignment to specialized nursing units.

    KNOWLEDGE

    Theory, techniques, and practices of nursing; new developments in patient care, particularly in area of specialization; skills specific to clinical scope of practice; the nursing process; nursing staffing patterns; principles and practices of employee supervision; health care safety principles and practices.

    ABILITY

    Supervise and assist members of the health care team; maintain a high standard of care; deal with patients empathetically and respectfully while performing treatments prescribed; instruct patients in self care and preventative health strategies; follow oral and written instructions of technical and professional nature in accurately; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; establish and maintain effective customer service; maintain accurate records and prepare routine reports; develop and implement individualized care plans for patients; coordinate the several types of services which may be necessary for appropriate care; assist other staff in understanding current psycho-physiological aspects of illness; set priorities; work accurately under pressure; interpret policies and procedures; teach clinical skills; develop basic teaching plans; participate effectively in performance improvement processes; provide and promote a positive learning environment.

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    Mobility-Constant walking; frequent operation of  a keyboard; standing for long periods of time, pushing/pulling, bending and squatting; occasional sitting for long periods of time, running, climbing stairs and climbing; Frequency of Lifting-Frequent restraining lifting/turning of heavy objects or people; Visual Requirements-Constant need for overall vision, color and depth perception, hand/eye coordination, and field of vision/peripheral vision; frequent reading and close up work; Dexterity-Frequent holding, reaching, grasping, repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing of normal speech; frequent hearing and talking on telephone or radio; occasional hearing of faint sounds and talking over public address; Emotional/Psychological Factors-Constant concentration and public contact; occasional exposure to hazardous materials, frequent exposure emergency situations, including trauma, grief and death, decision making, working weekends and nights; occasional work at heights, working alone and overtimeEnvironmental Conditions-Frequent exposure to assaultive behavior by clients; occasional exposure to noise, cold/heat, and hazardous materials, dirt, dust, smoke, fumes and poor ventilation.

    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/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/eeo.



    Click on a link below to apply for this position:

    Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
    View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
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    Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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