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Nurse Midwife (Per Diem)

San Joaquin General Hospital

Recruitment #0819-RH1170-TM

Introduction

This recruitment is being conducted to fill one (1) per diem vacancy at San Joaquin General Hospital's Labor and Delivery Department. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic nursing professional who will provide nurse midwifery support services to the medical staff in this growing department. San Joaquin General is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week agency. You may be scheduled to work any shift and any days of the week including weekends and holidays.

The Mission of the Division of Nursing is to provide compassionate care to the culturally diverse residents of San Joaquin County. We are responsive to the changing needs of health care in a cost-effective, creative, and innovative manner. This is achieved through providing an environment in which excellence in nursing practice can occur, nurtured by the education of staff, patients, and family.

Visit the San Joaquin General Hospital website for additional information on the agency.

***Note: In lieu of benefits, a 20% supplemental pay is provided for this per diem position.

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, annual, periodic and various other routine physical examinations utilizing the problem-oriented medical records or other appropriate systems; provides general and specific health and medical instructions to patients, clients and families.
  • Coordinates individual and family health management, utilizing physicians resources or community agencies; provides guidance, instruction, treatment and referral in such areas as 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 diagnostic tests; 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 abnormal tests as necessary; provides immunizations and gives injections.
  • Identifies basic to complex medical conditions; determines if patient's medical, surgical and psychiatric problems require immediate consultations with the physician; treats conditions and manages stable phases of chronic illnesses on consultations with or following specific protocols established by physicians, including dispensing and/or administering medication when indicated; alerts appropriate medical agencies of potential community health problems as encountered.
  • Provides routine prenatal care and postpartum follow-up for mothers; provides comprehensive health screening assessments; provides treatment of illness. Admits/evaluates clients in Family Maternity Center; independently manages clients or co-manages with attending physician, clients who may be at higher risk. Independently attends deliveries of these clients, manages second, third and fourth stages of labor. Refers clients outside scope of practice. Discharges both antepartum and postpartum clients independently.
  • Observes and 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 clinics; may make home and school visits; may lead ancillary clinic staff; may coordinate clinic activities; may orient and oversee nursing students, nurse midwifery students, medical students and other providers.
  • Provides for quality assurance through review and audit of clinic charts to assure adequate medical management and follow-up; provides consultation to other providers.
  • Keeps records and completes form, questionnaires and billing forms as required.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Chairperson for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Note: Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.

    Please note: As a condition of employment a pre-employment drug screening must be successfully passed.

    Education: Completion of an approved nurse midwife educational program recognized by the American College of Nurse Midwives.   

     

    License and Certificates: Possess a current valid California Registered Nurse license and a valid California Nurse Midwife Certificate. Must possess a valid California Nurse Midwife furnishing number within one year of appointment to the class of Nurse Midwife. 

     

    KNOWLEDGE

    Professional nursing; women's health care, pregnancy, childbirth, care of the newborn. menopause and family planning; a wide range of medical conditions affecting women and children; various diagnostic tests; treatment protocols for various medical conditions; various medications used to treat a variety of conditions; health screening assessment methods and techniques; psychosocial factors affecting women's health.

    ABILITY

    Perform a variety of diagnostic tests; identify various medical conditions and determine appropriate action; monitor women in childbirth and take appropriate action; establish effective work relationships with others; coordinate women and family health care.

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    Mobility-Frequent standing and walking is required; occasional pushing/pulling; occasional bending/squatting; occasional walking; Lifting-Frequent lifting duties required of 5-70+lbs.; occasional restraining, lifting/turning of heavy objects and/or people; Vision-Constant overall vision; color perception; eye-hand coordination is required; occasional reading and close-up work; Dexterity-Constant holding, reaching, grasping and writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing and talking in person and on the telephone; frequent hearing faint sounds; Emotional/Psychological-Occasional exposure to death, grief and trauma; constant public contact; occasional contact with hazardous materials; constant concentration and decision making is required.

    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.
    View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
    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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    San Joaquin County
    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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