|Approximate Salary||$42.30 - $51.42/hour; $87,988.36 - $106,950.40/year|
|Opening Date||12/3/2019 08:00:00 AM|
|Final Filing Date||12/30/2019 5:00:00 PM|
|Contact Information||Meoshi Hayes (707) 784-6309|
|Type of Recruitment||Open Competitive|
Mental Health Nurses perform professional nursing duties including assessment, treatment, and dispensing medication; manage, instruct, and refer mentally and emotionally disabled clients; may work with children, teens and/or adults.
Experience: Two yeas of psychiatric nursing or community mental health nursing experience.
Education/Training: Associate’s degree in Nursing or diploma in Nursing from a three year RN program.
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12/30/19 – Deadline to submit application and required documents.
01/13/20 – Tentative week for scoring supplemental questions.
Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.
All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.
RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.
Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: https://jobapscloud.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the final filing date.
Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.
Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.
Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.
An Associate’s Degree in Nursing or diploma in Nursing from a three year RN program AND a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California AND a current CPR certificate are required for this position. All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or transcripts (official or unofficial which verify the institution attended, date and degree conferred) by the final filing deadline. Candidates who fail to submit the required documents by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service. The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.
How to Submit Your Documents
In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to email@example.com. When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Mental Health Nurse) and the recruitment number (19-333050-02). If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.
This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.
Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.
As noted in the job announcement, responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses.
Please describe your most recent work experience that required you to balance the needs of the clients, in the fast paced nature of a clinic setting in the public sector. Please identify the top five qualities you enlisted to support your work in the environment.
Describe your experience working with individuals who have been involuntarily held under the Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5150 or voluntarily received psychiatric inpatient hospital services.
Describe your experience working with individuals who have been in institutions for mental diseases/mental health rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, or other sub-acute settings.
Describe your experience working at a mental health hospital, clinic or facility. Please describe the duties you were responsible for at these facilities.
I understand that the following must be submitted by the final filing deadline:
I will be submitting all of the above in the following manner:
| Uploading to my employment application prior to submittal
| Emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
| Faxing to (707) 784-3424
| Mailing or hand delivering to 675 Texas St., Suite 1800, Fairfield, CA 94533
To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE. Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.
Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.
It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.
APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.
This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.
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