Medical Assistant (Lead)

Next Application Review 06/24/2022

Recruitment #22-434070-01

Introduction

WHY JOIN US?

COMMITMENT TO SERVICE: Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.

We serve the public in many different ways, including:
• Providing primary medical, dental, alcohol, drug and mental health services to residents, including the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved
• Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county
• Protecting the community from public health threats such as communicable diseases
• Coordinating countywide responses to domestic violence and terrorism or other emergencies
• Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, probation)
• Supporting other local governments through efficient property tax collection as mandated by the State, County and local jurisdictions; and,
• Administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning

OUR EMPLOYEES: Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership.

WHY WE EXIST 

Where Compassion and Healing Come Together

The mission of Family Health Services (FHS) is to provide superior, comprehensive, primary medical and dental care in order to improve the health and quality of life of Solano County residents. We have a special commitment to the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), we are a safety net provider. To support our mission, FHS offers four conveniently located clinics in Fairfield, Vacaville, and Vallejo and mobile medical and dental vans in which we provide primary care and dental services. The outpatient primary care clinics see patients five days a week, with some weekend and evening hours offered.

We are committed to improving the quality of life locally by providing exceptional medical services, tracking and preventing the spread of disease, and promoting health and safety through education and communication. 

Our Services: We understand that our services need to be as diverse as the population that we serve. To accommodate this diversity, we provide the following services, which include, but are not limited to:

- Full Family-Centered Medical Care
- Well Child Visits & Immunizations
- STD/HIV Testing & Treatment
- Work/School/Sports Physicals
- Women's Health Services
- Behavioral Health Care
- Diabetic Screening & Treatment
- Family Centered Dental Care

To learn more about Family Health Services, please visit: 
http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/ph/fhs/default.asp  

The Position

In addition to performing all tasks associated with the Medical Assistant classification, the Medical Assistant (Lead) provides lead guidance to Medical Assistants and student interns as well as assists with clinic flow, referral processing, and staffing.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

One (1) year of experience performing duties comparable to the County of Solano class of Medical Assistant.

AND

Possession of a valid medical assistant certificate issued by an accredited college or institution.  Curriculum must have included "hands-on" (classroom/lab) training in:

  • laboratory drawing of blood and collection of other specimens,
  • venipuncture,
  • injection administration, and
  • performing Electrocardiograms (EKGs) and/or X ray (CXR) procedures including chest X rays/extremities.

AND

Possession of a valid Phlebotomy Certificate

AND

Possession of a valid CPR Certificate

Proof of a valid Medical Assistant certificate, Phlebotomy certificate and CPR certificate are REQUIRED by the final filing date. Please see Document Submittal Requirements section below.

To view the job description, please visit: 
http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=13918

BENEFITS

Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage is $1,671.27 per month for 2022. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

 

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.    

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.

The County observes 12 full day fixed and 2 half day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive 2 floating paid holiday(s) per year. 

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years.

To view the benefits for a regular position, please visit:

https://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16512

 

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.

 

To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit:

http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516 

 

CULTURE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

• Tuition Reimbursement Program

• Annual Education Fair

• County Mentoring Program

• Leadership Academy

• Supervisory Trainings

• Skill Development Trainings

• Self-paced learning opportunities 

Selection Process

05/31/2022 – Deadline to submit application and required documents for first application review.

06/27/2022 – Deadline to submit application and required documents for second application review.

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.

How to Apply

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 (e.g., 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.

Document Submittal Requirements

Education and certification verification is required for this position. All candidates must submit a copy of the following by the final filing date:

  • A copy of a valid medical assistant certificate issued by an accredited college or institution with required "hands-on" (classroom/lab) training verification (provide additional certifications and/or transcripts if necessary).
  • A copy of a valid Phlebotomy Certificate
  • A copy of a valid CPR Certificate 

Candidates who fail to submit a valid medical assistant certificate with the required training requirements, a valid phlebotomy certificate and a valid CPR certificate by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment, unless otherwise specified in the job announcement.   

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 by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com.  Be sure to include the recruitment title (Medical Assistant (Lead)) and the recruitment number (22-434070-01) in your email or fax.

Supplemental Questionnaire


 

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.

1

I understand that I am required to provide documentation of the following 'hands-on' (classroom/lab) training elements (if not included in your Medical Assistant certificate)? 

  • Training in laboratory drawing of blood AND collection of other specimens,
  • Venipuncture,
  • Injection administration, and
  • Performing Electrocardiograms (EKGs) and/or X-ray (CXR) procedures including chest X-rays/extremities.
Yes  No 
2

I understand that I am required to provide proof of a valid Phlebotomy Certificate. 

Yes  No 
3

I understand that I am required to provide proof of a valid CPR Certificate.

Yes  No 
4

Some positions may require bilingual skills.  Applicants who indicate bilingual skills in their application may be required to demonstrate proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in the language indicated.

Are you proficient in speaking, reading and writing any of the following languages? (select all that apply)

Spanish
Tagalog
Vietnamese
None

 

The California Department of Public Health ("CDPH") issued a State Public Health Officer Order ("Order") on August 5, 2021, addressing the increase California is experiencing in positive COVID-19 cases. The Order requires workers in health care settings to be vaccinated. 

5

I understand that I will be required to show proof of vaccination, unless I have an approved religious or medical exemption from the Department of Human Resources.  

Yes  No 
6

I understand that if I am requesting an exemption due to religious belief or medical reasons, I must submit the request to the Department of Human Resources and receive approval before my first day of employment. 

Yes  No 
7

I understand that there are requirements that apply to health care settings, in addition to vaccinations, that I will be required to comply with or seek appropriate exemptions, if available. 

Yes  No 

Special Requirements

COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT

 

The California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) issued a State Public Health Officer Order (“Order”) on August 5, 2021, addressing the increase California is experiencing in positive COVID-19 cases. The Order requires workers in health care settings to be vaccinated. 

 

Individuals assigned to the clinics will be required to show proof of vaccination. For those individuals that may have a religious belief or medical reason that prevents them from taking the vaccine, they must complete and submit their request to the Department of Human Resources well in advance of the first date of employment. Please contact the Human Resources Analyst with any questions.

Veterans Preference Points

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.

Americans With Disabilities Act

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.

Solano County

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OUR COMMUNITY

Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play.  The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six consecutive yearsthe only California community with that distinction.

·         Live – Solano County, as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.

·         Learn Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include Solano Community College, CSU Maritime, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.

·         Work The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the County is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries, and Travis Air Force Base.

·         Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts, fertile farmland and recreational areas. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Sacramento, the Delta, Lake Tahoe region, and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

County Population (2019): 447,643

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.  

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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