County of Santa Clara

  • 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, United States

Mission

The mission of the County of Santa Clara is to plan for the needs of a dynamic community, provide quality services, and promote a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all.

Core Values

Demonstrate ethical conduct reflecting honest and integrity.
As individuals and as an organization, our actions represent responsibility and accountability. We uphold the principles of equality, fairness, and objectivity.
 
Commit to efficient, effective, quality services.
We seek continuous improvement. We collaborate within and across departments for the good of the customer and community.
 
Value the community.
We create an inclusive environment that supports the diversity of our community.
We take action to communicate openly and frequently, encourage public participation.
 
Uphold our fiscal responsibility.
We use the resources entrusted to us wisely. We effectively balance the needs of the community with available resources while advocating for the best value and best service.
 
Exhibit mutual respect.
We value employees and recognize the importance of their contribution in service delivery to the community. We exercise respect and courtesy at all levels of the organization. We acknowledge differences of opinion exist and while we may differ, we continue to value effective working relationships.
 
Encourage innovation and flexibility.
We are receptive to creative suggestions and solutions. We foster internal and external partnerships that advance our mission, values, and goals.

 

44 job(s) at County of Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 18, 2019
Full Time
Under general direction, to coordinate the development, implementation, monitoring, and quality improvement activities of select standards and policies for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Programs; to function as the key liaison to hospitals and specialty care centers including but not limited to: Base Hospital, Receiving Hospitals; Trauma Centers, segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) Programs, Stroke Programs, Pediatric Critical Care Centers and Burn Centers; and to collaborate with physicians, nurses, administrators, pre-hospital providers and other community members within Santa Clara County, the region, and the State. The current vacancy is for a full-time Specialty Programs Nurse Coordinator position located at the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department. However, the established list will be used to fill other vacancies as they occur. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc   Typical Tasks Oversees receiving hospital and specialty receiving center compliance with appropriate statutes, regulations, standards, guidelines, policies and procedures, and best practices; Coordinates policy and procedure development for the Emergency Medical Services Agency; Acts as primary liaison with public and private receiving hospitals and specialty care hospitals; Supervises, monitors, trains, evaluates and disciplines staff; Coordinates the EMS Agency's clinical specialty programs which includes, but is not limited to: EMS Medical Center/Alternate Base Hospital, Receiving Hospitals, Trauma Centers, STEMI Centers, Stroke Centers, Burn Centers, Pediatric Trauma Centers, the EMS Children program and other related programs; Provides quality improvement activities related to hospitals and specialty centers and programs; Prepares complex and detailed reports and procedures; Monitors compliance to contracts and specialty receiving facility agreements; Assists in the development and implementation of long range specialty receiving operational plans and serves on related committees and task forces; Provides staff support to clinical specialty care committees; Prepares and administers applicable specialty receiving program grants; Assists in annual budget preparation; Supports the EMS Agency Medical Director; Represents the County as assigned; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Possession of a current license as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or a management discipline such as Public Administration, Healthcare Administration, or a related field AND three (3) years of emergency or critical care nursing experience. A Master's Degree in Nursing or a management discipline is preferred. Experience as a mobile intensive care nurse, clinical nurse specialist, trauma coordinator or experience working in an EMS Agency is preferred. Knowledge of: Emergency nursing care of the ill and injured patients;   Working knowledge and experience in the provision of emergency medical services;   Pertinent State and local laws and regulations;   Common computer office applications. Ability to:   Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;   Plan, monitor and evaluate specialty programs and service delivery;   Identify problems and investigate and evaluate alternatives; recommend/implement effective solutions;   Interpret, explain and apply applicable regulations, policy and procedures;   Prepare clear, accurate and effective reports and written correspondence;   Represent the department and the county in meetings and make effective presentations;   Organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines;   Maintain accurate records and files;   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with emergency medical care professionals at all levels and others encountered in the course of assignment. Closing Date/Time: 10/31/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 18, 2019
Variable Shift
Under supervision of permanent Registrar of Voters' staff operates materials handling equipment and performs manual tasks in the receipt, storage, and delivery of a variety of election materials and related tasks as required. Assignments in this classification are temporary part-time assignments, plus overtime as needed, normally during election season. Typical Tasks Loads and unloads election materials stock from delivery vehicles;  Unpacks, stores, and rearranges election supplies;  Operates forklifts and other materials handling equipment;  Checks incoming orders, in cases not involving difficult identification problems, for accurate quantity and specifications;  Prepares election materials for issuance or delivery;  Drives vehicles, including trucks, to deliver election materials;  Assists with election supply inventories;  Creates Voter Information display boards;  Packs election supply kits from multiple items in preparation for delivery;  Uses manual and low level electronic machinery to move materials within warehouse areas;  Moves election supplies for testing and quality control process;  Acts as navigator with a delivery team delivering election materials;  Organizes, sorts, and attains physical counts of materials to be restocked;  Supports mass mailing operation of official election information;  Performs related work as required.  Some assignments may require: Operating a forklift to stock and/or relocate palletized material from high level racks;  Acting as a driver with a delivery team with a truck in delivering materials. Employment Standards Sufficient education and experience, which demonstrates possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities:   Training and Experience:  The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are normally attained through training and experience equivalent to possession of a high school diploma   AND Six (6) months of experience in storeroom methods and procedures used in the receipt, storage and issuance of goods.    Possession of a valid California Driver's license prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Drivers Permit is required for some assignments.   Possession and maintenance of a Forklift Operators Certification is required for assignments where forklift use is required.   Knowledge of: Storeroom methods and procedures used in the receipt, storage and issuance of goods;  Machinery used in warehouses;  Safe lifting practices.   Ability to: Operate manual and low level electronic machinery;  Exercise physical exertion in the movement of moderately heavy or bulky supplies;  Understand and follow oral and simple written instructions;   Maintain effective working relationships with others;  Navigate to delivery locations;  Perform basic clerical work including simple computer usage;  Work evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed due to the workload. Closing Date/Time: 10/31/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 18, 2019
Full Time
Under general direction, to plan, organize, supervise and participate in the work of one or more divisions of the Office of the Registrar of Voters; to serve as a technical resource; and to perform the more difficult work of the division(s).   Typical Tasks Interviews, hires, trains, and evaluates subordinate staff, both permanent and extra help employees;   May supervise large numbers of temporary seasonal personnel on a regularly scheduled basis;   Assesses long-term training needs, develops and implements appropriate training;   Supervises and evaluates the work of subordinate staff;   Resolves work-related staff problems within guidelines;   Plans for staff coverage and approves and schedules vacation requests accordingly;   Develops, implements and revises office/clerical procedures and forms as needed;   Translates general instructions from technical and administrative sources into detailed operating procedures and instructs all staff in their use;   Sets up, maintains and revises filing systems according to program needs and changes;   Orders supplies for the division;   Researches, interprets and applies elections and related codes and regulations as they relate to assignment;   Develops and implements an extra help staffing plan for each election cycle including compiling work/time statistics for extra help personnel budget projections;   Coordinates and supervises election day and election night activities and workers;   Responds to and resolves citizen concerns/complaints in a timely manner;   May serve as liaison to outside agencies/public and provide support and interpretation of legal/technical procedures and regulations;   May prepare sample ballots;   May collect and analyze data, perform other research, and prepare reports;   May plan and conduct workshops for candidates/election workers;   May develop and update the "Candidate Guide" manual distributed to all candidates;   Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Sufficient training, education and experience that demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks and demonstrated possession and application of the following knowledge and abilities: Knowledge of: Principles of supervision and training;   Contemporary office practices and procedures;   Basic math and statistical methods;   Basic research methods;   Various complex filing and tracking systems;   Effective communication techniques;   The provisions of the United States Constitution, State of California Constitution; and the California Elections, Government, Education and other related Codes, regulations, and requirements governing the conduct of elections and the provision of related services. Ability to: Supervise, plan and direct the work of others;   Evaluate and train employees;   Organize and establish office priorities;   Devise and adapt methods and procedures to meet changing program needs;   Speak and write effectively;   Research, interpret and apply specific laws and ordinances, office policies and procedures, including the United States Constitution, the State of California Constitution, and the California Elections, Government, Education, and other related Codes, regulations, and requirements governing the conduct of elections and the provision of related services;   Collect, analyze and present data, perform other research and prepare reports;   Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff and others contacted in the regular course of work;   Work some evenings and weekends, on an as-needed basis. Closing Date/Time: 10/31/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 18, 2019
Full Time
The Health Care Financial Analyst series describes levels of positions accountable to Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System Finance that are assigned the responsibility of performing duties and supervising various finance-based analytic activities within the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System. Positions in this series are typically assigned to projects and activities across several departments within Santa Clara Valley Health Hospital System (SCVHHS). Incumbents must have excellent computer skills and be able to work with very large databases to complete and provide analytical and program support for a variety of services.  Incumbents may be assigned to lead complex program audits or assessments, lead other analysts, manage contract services or participate in the evaluation of service program and delivery systems. The main duties of the Health Care Financial Analysts II at the VMC Finance Department include analyzing financial data that will be used to develop and monitor program budgets; compiling financial data for use in contracts budgets and in preparation for RFP's and renewals; preparing claims and expenditure reports for various funds; and reconciling cost reports vs payments. The established eligible list may be used to fill other vacancies as they occur (Full-Time, Part-Time, Extra-Help, etc). If you are interested in such opportunities, please be sure to complete the appropriate questions. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org ,   www.scvmc.org , https://oconnor.verity.org/OCH/ , https://stlouise.verity.org/SLRH  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks Note: The following tasks are typical of those performed by incumbents in this class series, other related duties may be performed. Incumbents at each level do not necessarily perform all duties listed. Conducts or participates in a variety of health and hospital related financial, systems and analytical studies; performs cost studies; and conducts feasibility studies; Develops and prepares revenue/expense projections based on patient utilization, payor mix, gross charges, contractual adjustments, clinical staff productivity, ancillary service requirements, and other health care financial factors;   Develops and participates in cost allocations, and indirect cost rate proposals based on third party payor and other regulations;   Prepares and analyzes contract payment reconciliations based on cost reports and payment documentation;   Prepares and presents cost reports, coordinates audits, cost reimbursement settlement claims for government payers and agencies (Medicare, Medi-Cal, OSHPD, etc.), and responds to related requests for information from auditors;   Plans, organizes and directs the work of an assigned Health and Hospital project or program;   Directs, evaluates and trains subordinate staff;   Defines financial reporting and information needs and coordinates any systems modifications with Information Services;   Coordinates various health care services with other departments, outside vendors and service providers to achieve financial program goals;   Identifies financial program problems, determines appropriate action and makes recommendations for problem resolution; assists in the implementation of program enhancements and improvements;   Conducts a variety of studies to determine best financial practices;   Negotiates and monitors financial contracts with outside service providers and business partners;   Analyzes and interprets existing, new and proposed legislation for cost and program impacts;   Responds to a variety of information requests from both inside and outside the agency;   Prepares and presents a variety of budgetary, informational and statistical reports and makes recommendations in writing, graphic and oral presentations;   Uses a variety of information applications and databases to develop schedules and special reports;   Provides leadership, direction, and development and implementation of strategic initiatives to improve and enhance performance and services;   May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required ; Performs other duties as assigned. Employment Standards Sufficient education and experience which directly demonstrates the possession and application of the following knowledge and abilities: Quantitative or analytical work would include: Analyzing, evaluating and making recommendations on various financial programs and services. Some of the financial functions would include conducting a variety of analytical studies and surveys on organization, procedures, budget issues; reviewing and analyzing current or proposed policies, procedures, systems, statistical analysis and reports; organizational structure, operational analysis, workflow and staffing, management and organizational systems and procedures; and is involved in making recommendations. Health Care Financial Analyst II Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are typically acquired through education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from a college or university in Finance, Health Care Administration, Business Administration, Hospital Administration, or a closely related field and three (3) years of professional level financial analytical experience, two (2) years of which are in a health care setting. A Finance degree is preferred. A Master's degree in one of the disciplines listed above may be substituted for one (1) year of the non-health care experience. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of financial management in the health care field, including both expense and reimbursement requirements and management;   Complex financial analysis and policy and procedures;   Concepts of current health care information systems and report writing;   Advanced statistical research techniques and procedures, advanced computer skills, complex financial analysis, spreadsheets and database software;   Healthcare organizational structure and program components;   Healthcare reimbursement and other regulatory requirements, state and federal compliance expectations and enforcements;   Current legislation and trends in government affecting health care providers;   Complex statistical and financial analysis techniques;   Contracts and negotiations skills;   Health care regulatory, project management and health care reporting requirements. Ability to:  Formulate, gather, analyze and present complex financial, informational and statistical data;   Analyze healthcare program information and reach valid conclusions;   Analyze healthcare information and management systems and determine adaptability to health care needs;   Analyze policies and procedures and make recommendations to management;   Develop financial program enhancement recommendations based on revenue and cost analysis;   Communicate clearly and effectively with members of the public, agency staff and health care professionals at all levels, and other health agencies and providers;   Prepare and present clear and concise reports;   Maintain cooperative working relationships with departmental personnel, other county departments and the general public;   Represent Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System on assigned committees and with service providers;   Utilize computers and advanced computer software to analyze healthcare information;   Make recommendations for program and procedural modifications based on financial performance, regulatory and or legislative changes. Closing Date/Time: 10/24/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 18, 2019
Contractor
Under general supervision, incumbents provide care to patients in a structured environment. Per Diem Clinical Nurse initiate and perform established nursing interventions utilizing current clinical knowledge. Per Diem Clinical Nurse would acquire the qualifications listed for this position by possessing a valid California Registered Nurse license and at least 1 year of recent Critical Care  experience. Must have completed a formal Critical Care Training program that include class time and precepted orientation.  O'Connor Hospital has availability on all shifts.   Known for quality, compassionate care, O'Connor Hospital is a nationally recognized, 358-bed acute care facility offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty programs to more than 1 million residents of San Jose. O'Connor Hospital was founded in 1889 as one of the first hospitals in Santa Clara County. Whether for the birth of a baby or a life-saving surgery, our reputation for medical excellence, superior skill and advanced technology precedes us. The County of Santa Clara owns and operates a Hospitals and Clinics Delivery System that includes Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, and St. Louise Regional Hospital. The hospitals and clinics are operated by the County under a consolidated license from the California Department of Public Health. The Hospitals and Clinics Delivery System is part of the broader County of Santa Clara Health System.   Per Diem Clinical Nurse are appointments to non-permanent positions established to meet peak load or other unusual work situations.  Per Diem Clinical Nurses are required to be available to work at least eight (8) shifts a month, two of which are weekend shifts (if applicable).  Four (4) weekend shifts per month may be approved as an alternate schedule to the eight shifts per month work requirement.  Per Diem Clinical Nurses must be available to work one of the 3 major Winter holidays.  When assigned and worked, Per Diem nurses shall be paid at time and one half for all hours worked on two of the three major holidays as note above.    Better Health for All! Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc  Job Subscription |  Sign Up   Typical Tasks    Assessment Analyzes and validates data taken from interview of patients for common relationships, revises assessments based on patient behaviors and conceptual view of individuals; Identifies common recurrent patient problems, symptoms and behavioral changes in relation to standards of care and individual patient needs; Assesses the needs of a specific patient population by: Making purposeful rounds Participating in clinical conferences Collaborating with physicians and other health team members. Assesses the competencies of personnel assigned to a specific patient group; Assesses the need for development of standards of care for a specific patient population; Assesses the numbers and levels of personnel needed to provide nursing care for a specific patient population. Planning Identifies patient care problems, establishes priorities and develops individual patient plan of care based on nursing and medical diagnosis; Plans strategies for solving patient care problems with other members of the health team; Involves the patient needs within current assignment to determine amount and type of assistance needed; Develops a plan for teaching patients and family regarding: Implementation     Recurrent health problems Coping mechanisms Health practices related to maintenance of wellness/prevention of disease Collaborates with appropriate personnel in performing new procedures and/or in functioning in unfamiliar situations; Coordinates activities needed to implement the plan of care; Coordinates patient and family teaching; Coordinates discharge plans with appropriate support personnel; Complies with external and internal regulations pertaining to nursing practice; Recognizes legal and ethical duties and responsibilities of registered nurses; May participate in conducting research activities. When assigned charge responsibility makes recommendations for the unit level staffing pattern and assigns personnel to provide for patient care during an 8-hour period; Assists in teaching students and staff; May assume role of primary nurse with accountability to specific assigned patients; Evaluation Evaluates patient response to care and utilizes this information to re-assess and revise plan of care; As a clinical partner: Evaluates orientee, student or staff's ability to perform critical nursing procedures; Evaluates orientee, student, staff's decision-making abilities in adapting policy and procedures to the clinical setting; Evaluates documentation of patients response to care. Evaluates and adapts policies, procedures and standards. Employment Standards Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing and sufficient experience to enable a candidate to demonstrate possession of the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the typical tasks noted above. Experience Note:  A candidate would typically acquire the experience necessary to successfully perform at this level through at least one year of specialty experience in the Critical Care competency area.  Closing Date/Time: 11/1/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 17, 2019
Full Time
Under direction, to function as a Nurse Practitioner (requiring certification as a Nurse Practitioner through the California Board of Registered Nursing); to perform diagnostic and therapeutic patient care services in a specialty area. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is currently recruiting a full- time Nurse Practitioner in Adult Neurosurgery.   Position requires Board Certification in Acute Care. Will function in both acute hospital and clinic setting.  For additional information contact Director, Advance Practice, Karen Ketner at Karen.Ketner@hhs.sccgov.org Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks Under a supervising physician, functions as a Nurse Practitioner in examining, managing, and treating specific patients;   Carries a patient caseload within a specialized area in a clinical environment, requiring a high degree of independent judgment and advanced skills gained through academic and clinical preparation in a specialized area of nursing;   Performs physical exams, takes histories, obtains objective data, and assesses clinical status of patients;   Recognizes, initiates interventions, and manages episodic or chronic disease processes;   Works under written standardized protocols for Nurse Practitioners which have been approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee;   Uses a comprehensive approach to clinical and diagnostic assessment and patient care;   Screens charts, laboratory, and x-ray results for reports;   Advises supervising physician or other on call physicians of patient's conditions when indicated;   Refers patients to physicians and/or specialty clinics;   Follows up to ensure treatment is delivered as ordered, and to ensure continuity of medical care;   Serves as clinical resource and teaches assessment skills to nursing staff, as appropriate;   Identifies, designs, and conducts nursing research projects;   Publishes research findings and assists staff members in understanding and utilizing research findings in their practice;   Provides direct teaching to patients, identifies education needs of staff and assists in the development of education programs;   Develops and promotes quality health care delivery through development of policies and procedures, research, and professional development;  May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;   Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Possession of the required knowledge and abilities, typically obtained through training and experience equivalent to:   Completion of a Master's, Post-Master's or Doctorate from a Nurse Practitioner program accredited by the Commission on the Collegiate of Nursing Education (CCNE) or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) with emphasis in the Nurse Practitioner's specialty area      AND   Current certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or an equivalent body or the ability to obtain certification with three (3) months   AND   Current active licensure to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse in the Nursing Practitioner category in the State of California   AND Two (2) years of acute and/or ambulatory clinical nursing experience and sufficient expertise, competency, and experience in a specialty area for specific patient populations.    Meet current regulatory requirements for credentialing as an Allied Health Professional at SCVH&HS and eligibility to qualify for a Board issued furnishing number. Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and methods of acute and primary care clinical nursing, including community aspects of nursing programs and continuity of patient care;   Diagnosis and treatment of common medical problems as related to a clinical specialty area ;   Sciences basic to medicine (anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology);   Laws and regulations pertaining to practice of medicine and nursing;   Current trends and concepts in nursing fundamentals of medicine. Ability to:   Relate effectively to patients, and work effectively with medical staff;   Identify abnormal and normal health conditions and implement treatment in field of specialized training;   Gather complete, detailed and accurate medical histories;   Recognize and evaluate situations which call for the immediate attention of a physician;   Instruct and counsel patients on matters pertaining to physical and mental health. Closing Date/Time: 10/31/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 15, 2019
Full Time
Under supervision, initially in a training capacity to answer 9-1-1 calls and to dispatch personnel and equipment for one or more public safety operations.   Start an exciting career and become a 9-1-1 Dispatcher!  Watch this video to hear from 9-1-1 Dispatchers who work for County of Santa Clara's Dispatch Operations Center:   https://youtu.be/h76m96ituVo   This is a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) position. Candidates must successfully pass a complete background investigation including fingerprints, polygraph, psychological and medical examinations. Applicants with a felony conviction and/or a conviction outside of California that would be considered a felony in this state will be disqualified. After passing the exam, hiring interview and screening processes, candidates are eligible to be hired as Communications Dispatcher I - Unclassified (U) and attend the 11-week Basic Communications Dispatcher Academy training program as a trainee. Benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance programs.  Communications Dispatcher I - U are eligible to become classified Communications Dispatcher I's and be considered probationary employees of County Communications. A newly appointed Communications Dispatcher I must successfully complete an 18-month probationary period during which they will be required to complete additional training under the supervision of a training Dispatcher. The classified Communications Dispatcher positions are alternately staffed at Communications Dispatcher I, II, and III levels. An incumbent upon successful completion of the probationary period, possession of skills, and meeting the employment standards may be reviewed for promotion at each level. Please note: Candidates who meet the employment standards will be invited to take the written examination tentatively scheduled for December 02, 2019, - December 09, 2019. The exam date(s) may change based on the number of applicants and room availability. Typical Tasks Receives training in the reception and transmission of radio calls;   Receives law, fire and medical calls for service;   Screens information to determine jurisdiction and equipment to be dispatched, and transmits appropriate information by telephone or radio;   Dispatches law enforcement or other personnel and equipment;   Operates a variety of communications equipment including radio base stations, radio consoles, hand-held radios, telephones, and other communications equipment;   Monitors public safety frequencies;   Operates data communication terminals;   Studies and maintains familiarity with the locations and common place names of major roads, streets, industrial plants, county parks, and buildings in the County;   Provides various database searches to obtain information in response to requests from law enforcement personnel;   Records the nature and source of all incoming and outgoing radio messages as required;   After becoming proficient in 9-1-1 call answering and law dispatching, may be trained in fire or medical dispatching;   Performs miscellaneous clerical work;   Keep apprised of current trends in law dispatching, ensure continuing education requirements are met;   May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;   And performs other work as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities:   Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are normally acquired through training and experience equivalent to high school graduation.   Successfully complete the Peace Officers Standards and Training Certification Training Course within one (1) year of employment, or vacate the position.   Per Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Program Regulation 1018, every Public Safety Dispatcher shall satisfactorily complete the Continuing Professional Training (CPT) requirement of 24 or more hours of POST-qualifying training during every two-year CPT cycle, based on the statewide CPT Anniversary Date as specified in subsection 1018(d)(2).   Knowledge of:      Basic computer operations;    Simple record keeping. Ability to: Learn the operation of two-way radio and telephone communications equipment;   Learn to dispatch public safety personnel and equipment in a quick and efficient manner;   Learn and remember locations and common place names of highways, major streets, industrial plants, county parks, commercial and public buildings;   Learn and remember the policies and procedures of the department, County, State and Federal rules and regulations, as required;   Retain, recall, and evaluate facts and/or details solely from memory;   View multiple video display terminals for extended periods of time in low-light conditions;   Learn to simultaneously type while communicating with others;   Read, write, spell, and speak in English;   Monitor audible information from multiple sources (telephone, radio and co-workers) in an open space and noisy environment;   Perform multiple tasks while monitoring background radio communications;   Prepare records;   Follow written and oral instructions;   Use a keyboard and other peripheral computer equipment with rapid keyboarding and a high level of accuracy;    Multi-task requiring simultaneous typing (rapid keyboarding), talking on the radio, answering multiple telephone calls, and switching between computer screens and applications;   Maintain effective working relationships;   Deal tactfully with the general public, law enforcement and other officials;   Transition from periods of mental and physical inactivity to periods of intense and stressful mental and physical activity (rapid keyboarding) at a moment's notice;   Maintain composure and work accurately under pressure or when faced with stressful situations. Special Requirements Work alternate work week schedule, work on weekends, holidays and at odd or irregular hours;   Work in a confined area and wear a headset;   Sit or stand up and use a keyboard continuously for up to (3) hours at a time;   Adapt to physiological changes associated with spikes in adrenaline, including increased heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure;   Must be able to pass a background investigation; including a psychological evaluation and polygraph. Closing Date/Time: 11/3/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 12, 2019
Full Time
Under supervision, prepares and assists with obstetric surgical procedures and deliveries. Assists the obstetrical team with procedures and equipment needs throughout the labor process as directed and assists with cleaning/restocking after procedure. Current full-time and part-time vacancies are located at Valley Medical Center and O'Connor Hospital.  However, the eligible list may be used for future vacancies as they occur and for extra help positions. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc   Typical Tasks Assists physicians with examinations and vaginal deliveries; Assists surgeons as a scrub technician using aseptic techniques on Cesarean sections; Participates in setting up an obstetrical operating/delivery room prior to surgery; Opens sterile packs and arranging instruments and supplies according to surgical procedures; Assists in cleaning and restocking operating/delivery rooms with sterile supplies; Conducts daily checks on contents of all oxygen, suction, and electric fetal monitors; Ensures all rooms are set-up and ready for emergencies; Properly cares for equipment and supplies and reports maintenance needs to appropriate personnel; Assists in keeping records of operating/delivery room activities; Assists patients with bed baths, showers, bedpans, bed changes and oral hygiene; Assists as directed in obtaining vital signs; Under RN supervision, responds to patient call lights and provides basic patient comfort measures; Answers telephone calls courteously, responding to routine inquiries and relaying other calls and messages to the appropriate staff; Performs routine clerical duties such as filing, photocopying and ordering supplies; Enters patient charges; Performs other related work as required. Employment Standards Training and experience equivalent to completion of high school and a Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate, OR one year as an OB Technician in an acute care setting OR two years as an Operating Room Aide. Knowledge of: Basic anatomy and physiology; Basic medical terminology; The principles, practices, and techniques of asepsis and their applications; The various types of equipment, instruments and surgical supplies used in surgical/delivery procedures.  Ability to: Understand the instructions of the medical and nursing staff and to carry them out precisely and quickly, often under tense and emergency conditions; Engage in continuous active work requiring long periods of standing and physical exertion; Exercise a reasonable amount of manual dexterity in the handling of instruments and surgical supplies; Work closely and effectively with members of the surgical/delivery team; Perform routine clerical work. Closing Date/Time: 10/25/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 11, 2019
Full Time
Under supervision, uses a combination of established criteria to investigate criminal histories and social/health backgrounds of persons arrested primarily on felony charges, who are either in custody or subject to surrender, provides information and makes recommendations to the Court that will determine detention or release status, identify bail requirements, and facilitate probable cause hearings; provides caseload management for defendants under supervised release during the adjudication of their cases. The Office of Pretrial Services is recruiting for Pretrial Services Officers. The Office seeks to provide more diverse experience among its staff, in order to better mirror the diverse needs of the communities it serves. A desirable candidate would apply the Office's philosophy of leveraging only the least restrictive interventions necessary to assure public safety, court-order compliance, and court appearances. Some of these skills include case/client management and written and verbal expression. This list will be used to fill positions as they occur. The Office recognizes the value of working harmoniously with diverse community members and finds expertise in the fields of cognitive/behavioral therapy, social work and probation. The written exam is tentatively scheduled for 11/21/2019 and 11/22/2019 at 6:00 pm.  Typical Tasks Interviews persons arrested for criminal offenses and uses a combination of established criteria, background data, and judgment to formulate recommendations regarding own recognizance release and conditional release;   Researches Criminal Justice databases and prepares accurate and timely Criminal Justice history reporting;   Verifies information received from defendants through telephone references, direct contact or written correspondence;   Contacts family, victims and local law enforcement agencies regarding client's compliance with court conditions and related issues;   Assess behavioral indicators and criminal records to assist the Court in the identification of defendants who may pose an unacceptable public safety risk;   Prepares court reports for all new felony arrestees;   Presents cases to the Judge or Commissioner for release authorization;   Prepares and distributes court orders for own recognizance release, probable cause and bail setting;   Supervises persons granted supervised release during the pretrial period;   Counsels clients on a regular basis regarding special conditions while on release, including program referrals and reminds them of court appearances.   Maintains contact with family, victims and local law enforcement agencies regarding clients' compliance with court conditions and related issues.   Cooperates and consults with Records and Booking Division, Probation and Parole personnel, Medical Personnel and other County Governmental or Community Agencies regarding case disposition;   Prepares Jail and Court reports in conformance with departmental guidelines;   May be required to collect UA specimen for clients in accordance with departmental procedures to comply with requirements specified by the Court;   Maintains information databases;   Reports to Court on client performance; may request revocation of release or modification of defendant's conditions when appropriate;   May arrange self-surrender of clients;   Performs general office duties as required;   Performs other duties as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training, and work experience to demonstrate capability of performing the above listed tasks, and the attainment of the knowledge and abilities listed below: Experience Note: Development of the required knowledge and abilities is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice; criminology; sociology; psychology, or other related field, and/or some other equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience. Knowledge of: Court and arrest procedures;   The Penal Code and other statutory laws relative to criminal offenses;   Statutes impacting pretrial release, bail setting, and probable cause;   Adjudication process;   Basic principles of applied psychology;   Investigative and Interviewing techniques;   Computer operation.   Appropriate community and criminal justice system resources in client case management;   Principles of caseload management; Ability to:   Learn and perform assignments which require skill, professional judgment and the application of departmental policy and procedures;   Prioritize and multi-task in a time-pressured environment;   Investigate all pertinent factors, evaluate for risk of danger or flight, and make appropriate release and/or bail recommendations.   Deal effectively with potentially difficult clients in a high pressure environment;   Present comprehensive reports orally to the magistrate;   Prepare clear comprehensive correspondence and reports;   Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships;   Recognize individual or environmental behaviors or conditions that demonstrate unacceptable safety risks. Closing Date/Time: 10/24/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 11, 2019
Full Time
Under general supervision, in the Social Services Agency, the Program Services Aide functions in a paraprofessional capacity to assist professional staff by performing a variety of support and service management tasks regarding the scope, function and services of the Agency. This extra help Program Services Aide is with the Department of Aging and Adult Services. This list will be used to hire extra help (to work during peak work loads) or provisional appointments for temporary assignments as needed. Typical Tasks Performs elementary research assignments where judgment, knowledge and interpretation of departmental procedures and regulations is necessary;   Participates in community outreach activities that impact the individuals and families being served;   Conveys general information regarding program services and interprets policies and regulations to clients, other paraprofessionals, and the community;   Interviews and elicits personal information from clients and program information from service providers; provides assistance to clients such as completion of forms; verifies or clarifies documentation discrepancies or gaps in information; resolves issues related to client needs and requests; refers clients to community resources ; documents client case activity in file;   Handles confidential records; maintains accurate client files; screens and processes forms; verifies authorizations on documents; prepares and sends outgoing notices and mail; performs related mathematical calculations; and operates a variety of standard office machines;   May provide program support activities such as transportation;   Checks and reviews a variety of client related data for completeness and accuracy and updates database as needed;   Gathers information and prepares brief reports;   Attends training;   May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;   May perform any related duty as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education and experience to effectively perform the above typical tasks and possession of the knowledge and abilities listed below. Training and Experience Note:   The knowledge and abilities are acquired through training and experience equivalent to completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university.  Education and experience in a human services area is desirable. Knowledge of: Principles of positive and effective customer relations;     Human services offered by Santa Clara County and community providers;     General issues and problems of individuals and families in need of social services;     Principles and techniques of interviewing required to obtain information to determine the nature of individual situations;     Office practices and procedures, including indexing, filing, and checking reference sources;    English grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and composition;    Methods and techniques used in researching, proofing, evaluating, gathering, organizing and arranging information.   Computer applications, such as word processing and/or database.  Ability to:   Work respectfully with persons from a variety of cultural, educational, and occupational backgrounds who may be experiencing stressful situations;    Read, interpret, and apply appropriate provisions of policies and procedures, laws, codes, and regulations;     Exercise sound judgment in the performance of assignments;     Work independently in performing assignments and in resolving problems;     Adapt to ongoing procedural and technological changes;     Identify and solve basic problems related to client needs;   Perform mathematical calculations;     Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, service providers, staff and those contacted in the course of work;     Speak and write effectively. Closing Date/Time: 10/24/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 10, 2019
Full Time
Under the direction of the Hospital Quality Improvement Manager, plans, coordinates, and implements quality improvement activities as required by State, Federal, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) regulations and requirements for Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). There are six (6) full-time, Quality Improvement Coordinator positions available at Custody Health, Quality Improvement, Valley Health Plan, Whole Person Care, & Valley Medical Center Nursing Administration. However, the established eligible list will be used for future Quality Improvement Coordinator vacancies as they occur. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/scvmc  Job Subscription |  Sign Up   Typical Tasks Monitors SCVMC departments to ensure compliance with the Quality Improvement Plan;   Coordinates division and department quality improvement activities, including surveys and mock audits;   Ensures that standards, policies, and procedures are consistent with professional standards and requirements as defined by JCAHO and other regulatory agencies;   Assesses quality improvement training needs; plans and implements training for support staff;   Participates in organizational and departmental committees and task forces;   Develops systems and procedures to meet the internal goals and objectives of the Quality Improvement Plan;   Collaborates with medical, nursing, and professional staff to plan quality improvement activities and resolve identified problem areas;   Maintains current knowledge of organizational goals and objectives;   Promotes and facilitates process/quality improvement teams within the organizations;   Collaborates with hospital administrative support officer regarding organizational standards, policies and procedures;   Initiates changes in standards, policies, procedures and practice based on quality improvement review;   Interprets policies and regulations to medical, nursing, and professional support staff;   Promotes compliance with legal and regulatory requirements;   Plans accreditation and regulatory surveys, prepares responses/reports based on reports of findings;   Collaborates with Risk Management regarding risk/quality issues;   Identifies local and national trends applicable to quality improvement standards;   Evaluates the feasibility of new programs to enhance compliance with standards;   Acts as a resource for quality improvement activities;   Performs concurrent and retrospective chart reviews and analysis for selected department and organizational indicators;   Collaborates with Utilization Management, medical staff, nursing, and professional support staff in the development, implementation and evaluation of Patient Care Guidelines;   Initiates and participates in research related to standards, quality improvement, and risk management, utilizes research to support changes of standards and practice;   Perform other duties as assigned. Employment Standards Possession of a California Registered Nursing license. Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are typically acquired through training and experience equivalent to four (4) years of experience in an acute care hospital setting. Nursing management experience is desirable but not required. Knowledge of: Hospital organization, operation and procedures;   Federal and State health care laws and regulations common to the operation of hospitals in California;   Regulations of intermediary agencies pertaining to hospital stay coverage (e.g. Medicare and MediCal);   Quality improvement and risk management standards, policy, procedures and protocols;   Current trends, issues, research in Quality Improvement in a large medical services system;   Standards, policies, procedures, and medical protocols in a healthcare setting;   Joint Commission Accreditation standards and Title XXII requirements and Federal regulations;   Regulatory requirements for acute care hospital and ambulatory care settings;   Medical terminology and related levels of care and treatment;   Methods, regulations, and procedures for research within a healthcare setting;     Evaluation and assessment techniques;   Record keeping and reporting procedures. Ability to: Analyze data, write reports, and evaluate improvement programs and activities;   Evaluate and interpret complex medical regimens pertaining to quality of care standards;   Plan, develop, and organize work;   Communicate effectively, orally and in writing; with all levels of professional and non-professional staff, and executive management;   Develop personal and professional quality improvement goals;   Facilitate Quality Improvement teams to implement quality improvement goals and standards;   Plan and implement quality improvement educational activities for medical, nursing, and professional support staff;   Maintain current knowledge of trends/practices in Quality Management. Closing Date/Time: 10/22/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 10, 2019
Full Time
Under general supervision, assesses client needs and develops treatment plans in a variety of social service functions. The Social Worker II list may be used to fill vacancies as they occur within Social Services Agency, Department of Employment and Benefit Services, SSI Unit. Social Worker II positions in the Social Services Agency, Department of Employment and Benefit Services, SSI Unit will evaluate unemployable GA clients and medically exempt CalFresh clients for SSI benefits; refer for internal psychological evaluations for SSI applications; provide outreach and preventative services to non-CalWORKs and CalFresh families. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. If you speak a second language fluently, please specify that on your application. The ability to speak fluently in the chosen language will be tested.  Candidate must take and pass the required language fluency examination (i.e., ability to speak, read and write) for the specified language skill on your application.      Typical Tasks Receives assignments to caseloads in any Department program including but not limited to Adult Protective Services (APS), CalWorks Employment Services, SSI Advocacy, In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and Department of Family and Children's Services (DFCS) and CCS; Investigates allegations of abuse and neglect of dependent and elder adults when assigned to Adult Protective Services (APS); investigates allegations of abuse and neglect of minors, often under time constraints, and determines if removal of the child from the home is necessary when assigned to Department of Family and Children's Services (DFCS); Evaluates client problems, develops treatment plans and follows each case through to solution; Consults, refers cases, and works actively with other agencies and community groups, legal and medical professionals; Establishes and maintains effective case work relationships; Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing; Manages a caseload accountably; Prepares case records, documents, reports and correspondence in a timely manner, as required; Interprets rules, regulations, policies and programs to clients and the public; Knows and maintains listing of community resources and assists clients to utilize community resources; Develops case plans, court reports and associate legal documents; Evaluates compliance with court orders; Testifies in court and responds to inquiries regarding court actions; Conducts field visits and evaluates compliance with court orders; Recruits applicants for foster care and adoption; Evaluates the suitability of adoptive and foster placements and finalizes adoptions; Transports clients in county, out of county, out of state and out of country if necessary; May be required to testify in administrative hearings; Knows and assists in developing community resources and uses them appropriately; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs related work, as required.  When assigned to DAAS: Evaluates and assesses yearly service needs based on Medical, Medicare and SSI eligibility; Conducts field visits to do yearly reevaluations of client's service needs; Assesses and authorizes new applicants; Consults, refers cases and works actively with other agencies, community groups and fair hearing officers; Conducts field visits to hospitals, nursing homes, community care facilities as needed.  When assigned to DFCS: Determines degree of danger and risk of future abuse and neglect and evaluates child and family's needs for services; Recruits applicants for foster care and adoption; Evaluates the suitability of adoptive and foster placements and finalizes adoptions. Employment Standards Possession of a Master's degree in Social Work preferred or possession of a Master's degree in Behavioral Science, Counseling, Education Counseling, Gerontology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Nursing, Psychology, Social Psychology, Vocational Rehabilitation, or equivalent titles to the above degree from an accredited college   AND   Two (2) years of social work experience   OR   Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Social Work preferred or possession of a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science, Counseling, Education Counseling, Gerontology, Nursing, Psychology, Social Psychology, Vocational Rehabilitation or equivalent titles to the above degree from an accredited college   AND   Four (4) years of social work experience.   Graduate training in an approved school of social work or the related fields above may be substituted for experience, on a year-for year-basis.  The practicum experience obtained in the above related fields qualifies as experience. Master's degree in Social Work may be required by statute for certain positions. Possession of a valid California driver's license prior to appointment, the ability to qualify and maintain a County Driver's permit. Knowledge of: Principles, objectives and techniques of social work; Differential casework treatment techniques: Various personality and behavior theories; Family systems; Individual and group behavior, human growth, development and family relationships; Bio-psycho-socio-economic factors affecting individuals and families; Community organization and resources; Rules and regulations relating to public social service agencies; Effect of one's own personal attitudes and biases on the casework process; Interviewing, investigative and intervention techniques; Effective methods for handling emotional, irate or distressed people; Computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet and/or database.  Ability to: Establish and maintain a productive casework relationship with clients; Work cooperatively with co-workers, other agencies and the public; Receive consultation; Interpret complex laws and regulations to clients and the public; Prepare and present written and oral reports; Manage a caseload in a timely and effective manner; Utilize social work techniques and community resources; Interview effectively Establish and maintain casework relationships with clients; Assess and apply intervention techniques to adults, children, adolescents and / or families; Work in an environment that requires knowledge of and respond for family's cultural values. Closing Date/Time: 10/23/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 10, 2019
Full Time
Under supervision, incumbents apply the theoretical concepts of nursing to clinical practice by performing routine patient care assignments and established nursing policies and procedures in controlled patient care situations.   Clinical Nurse II would acquire the qualifications listed for this position by possessing a valid California Registered Nurse license and at least one year of recent acute care experience. New Graduate Nurses do not meet the requirements for a Clinical Nurse II. Custody Health Services (CHS) provides medical, dental and behavioral health services to patients in-custody at the 3 County Jail facilities: Main Jail, Elmwood and Juvenile Detention facilities. CHS provides on-site routine and urgent/emergent medical services in an Institute of Medical Quality (IMQ) accredited jail setting at both Main Jail and Elmwood adult detention facilities in Santa Clara County.  Health care of incarcerated men and women includes care of acute and chronic illness as well as preventative and specialty care.  CHS also runs a 43 single-bed acute psychiatric inpatient housing unit at the Main Jail. The psychiatric unit provides Lanterman Petris Short (LPS) - based services for adult male and female patients who require acute inpatient services for stabilization.  Juvenile Custody Health provides medical services to justice involved youth housed  in Juvenile Hall and in James Ranch. Both facilities are also IMQ accredited and provide health care to youth whose quality is equivalent to the quality of care they in the community.   Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc   Typical Tasks Assessment Interviews patient and/or family to obtain data for nursing assessment, records and reports data;   Utilizes assessment data to formulate nursing diagnosis;   Applies knowledge of normal parameters; identifies deviation from normal, obvious patient problems, symptoms, and/or behavioral changes. Reports these to the appropriate authority;   Makes observations about physical, psycho-social, cultural, learning needs and response of patient and families; documents in a clear, concise manner. Planning Identifies patient care problems and establishes priorities for care based on nursing and medical diagnosis;   Understands goals and plans of care, for the usual patient population;   Initiates a patient care plan and collaborates when appropriate;   Contributes to the revision of the initial patient care plan dependent upon the changing needs of the patient;   Contributes to the development of unit standards of care;   Plans patient teaching activities. Implementation   Establishes priorities and gives nursing care based on the patient care plan;   Implements the patient care plan;   Seeks supervision and guidance in further developing nursing skills, in performing procedures not yet mastered and/or in functioning in unfamiliar situations;   Accepts accountability for all nursing care provided;   Monitors compliance with safety standards and care protocols for self and others;   Records nursing care given and patient's response to care;   Assists in coordinating the activities needed to implement the patient care plan;   Participates in implementation of patient discharge plan;   Teaches patient and families;   Compiles with external and internal regulations pertaining to nursing practice; recognizes legal and ethical duties and responsibilities of registered nurses.   May participate in research projects. Evaluation   Evaluates the patient's response to care provided;   Communicates evaluation outcomes;   Evaluates teaching provided by self and others. Employment Standards Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position as indicated above. Experience Note: A candidate typically would acquire the qualifications listed for this position by possessing a valid California Registered Nurse license and at least one year of recent acute care experience.   Veterans Preference Information This recruitment has been identified as non-entry level by the Human Resources Director. Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received an honorable discharge within the last five years, will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veteran's), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically scored examination. Closing Date/Time: 10/22/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 10, 2019
Full Time
Under general supervision, incumbents provide care to patients in a structured environment. Clinical Nurse III's initiate and perform established nursing interventions utilizing current clinical knowledge.   Custody Health Services (CHS) provides medical, dental and behavioral health services to patients in-custody at the 3 County Jail facilities: Main Jail, Elmwood and Juvenile Detention facilities. CHS provides on-site routine and urgent/emergent medical services in an Institute of Medical Quality (IMQ) accredited jail setting at both Main Jail and Elmwood adult detention facilities in Santa Clara County.  Health care of incarcerated men and women includes care of acute and chronic illness as well as preventative and specialty care.  CHS also runs a 43 single-bed acute psychiatric inpatient housing unit at the Main Jail. The psychiatric unit provides Lanterman Petris Short (LPS) - based services for adult male and female patients who require acute inpatient services for stabilization.  Juvenile Custody Health provides medical services to justice involved youth housed  in Juvenile Hall and in James Ranch. Both facilities are also IMQ accredited and provide health care to youth whose quality is equivalent to the quality of care they in the community.     Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/scvmc  Job Subscription |  Sign Up   Typical Tasks Assessment Analyzes and validates data taken from interview of patients for common relationships, revises assessments based on patient behaviors and conceptual view of individuals;   Identifies common recurrent patient problems, symptoms and behavioral changes in relation to standards of care and individual patient needs;   Assesses the needs of a specific patient population by: Making purposeful rounds   Participating in clinical conferences   Collaborating with physicians and other health team members; Assesses the competencies of personnel assigned to a specific patient group;   Assesses the need for development of standards of care for a specific patient population;   Assesses the numbers and levels of personnel needed to provide nursing care for a specific patient population. Planning   Identifies patient care problems, establishes priorities and develops individual patient plan of care based on nursing and medical diagnosis;   Plans strategies for solving patient care problems with other members of the health team;   Involves the patient needs within current assignment to determine amount and type of assistance needed;   Develops a plan for teaching patients and family regarding: Implementation   Recurrent health problems   Coping mechanisms   Health practices related to maintenance of wellness/prevention of disease Collaborates with appropriate personnel in performing new procedures and/or in functioning in unfamiliar situations;   Coordinates activities needed to implement the plan of care;   Coordinates patient and family teaching;   Coordinates discharge plans with appropriate support personnel;   Complies with external and internal regulations pertaining to nursing practice;   Recognizes legal and ethical duties and responsibilities of registered nurses;   May participate in conducting research activities.   When assigned charge responsibility makes recommendations for the unit level staffing pattern and assigns personnel to provide for patient care during an 8-hour period;   Assists in teaching students and staff;   May assume role of primary nurse with accountability to specific assigned patients; Evaluation   Evaluates patient response to care and utilizes this information to re-assess and revise plan of care;   As a clinical partner: Evaluates orientee, student or staff's ability to perform critical nursing procedures;   Evaluates orientee, student, staff's decision-making abilities in adapting policy and procedures to the clinical setting;   Evaluates documentation of patients response to care;   Evaluates and adapts policies, procedures and standards. Employment Standards Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing and sufficient experience to enable a candidate to demonstrate possession of the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the typical tasks noted above. This class has a nine-month probationary period. Experience Note: A candidate would typically acquire the experience necessary to successfully perform at this level through at least three to four years of progressively responsible acute clinical experience.   Veterans Preference Information This recruitment has been identified as non-entry level by the Human Resources Director. Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received an honorable discharge within the last five years, will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veteran's), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically scored examination. Closing Date/Time: 10/22/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 09, 2019
Full Time
Under general supervision and using clinical expertise, evaluates the physical therapy needs of inpatients and outpatients in a hospital or California Children's Services (CCS) setting. Develops, implements, and documents treatment plans and goals to meet patient needs and acts as a clinical resource specialist to other therapists. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks Patient Care Performs complex patient care tasks under minimal supervision with advanced skills in clinical reasoning, problem-solving and treatment interventions; Examines, evaluates, and tests individuals with mechanical, physiological and developmental impairments, functional limitations, and disability or other health and movement-related conditions; Determines diagnosis of physical impairments or movement-related functional limitations, prognosis, plan of therapeutic intervention and frequency/duration of intervention; Designs, implements and modifies therapeutic interventions to alleviate movement-related impairments, functional limitations and disabilities, including but not limited to: therapeutic exercise; movement-related functional training; gait training; manual therapy including soft tissue and joint mobilization; therapeutic massage; airway clearance techniques integumentary protection and repair techniques; debridement and wound care; and physical agent, mechanical and electrotherapeutic modalities; Integrates examination, evaluation, movement-related diagnosis, prognosis and intervention in a manner designed to maximize outcomes, and modifies treatment accordingly; Evaluates for, recommends, applies and, as appropriate, fabricates movement-related assistive, adaptive, protective, prosthetic and supportive devices and equipment, and trains patients in their use; Provides patient and family/caregiver education and training; Performs indirect patient care duties that may include: communicating/coordinating care with patients, families/caregivers, and other professionals; discharge planning; documenting all elements of patient management; participating in patient care conferences; reviewing medical records; charging for patient care; referring to other professionals or resources; Works to prevent injury, impairment, movement-related functional limitation or disability including the promotion and maintenance of fitness, health and quality of life for all age groups; Performs the tasks listed above for an assigned caseload of patients; Serves as consultant in an area of clinical specialty to staff therapists; May act as a clinical liaison in specialty clinics.   Clinical Supervisory Responsibilities   Supervises Physical Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapy students and interns, Therapy Technicians, students and volunteers as assigned, and conducts clinical competencies for same; Provides clinical guidance to other Physical Therapists in areas of expertise; Assists Physical Therapist III with training of staff therapists, assistants and students; Leads other therapists working on special projects or who are assigned to satellite facilities; Provides orientation and training of new service personnel.   Administrative Tasks   Prioritizes and schedules patient treatment as assigned; Assumes selected responsibilities of other staff during temporary absences; Assists in the day to day operations of assigned service; Assists with development and implementation of service policies, procedures, goals and objectives.   Professional Development   Participates in internal and external professional and educational activities to enhance personal and professional growth; Participates in research as appropriate; Assists with program development as assigned;  May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;  Other related duties as assigned. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities: Training and Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are acquired through two (2) years of clinical experience as a physical therapist in two (2) or more specialty areas relevant to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and/or in pediatric therapy. Special Requirements A valid license, or proof of application for licensing, from the Physical Therapy Board of California to practice as a Physical Therapist in the State of California. Knowledge of: Principles, methods, equipment and theory of the practice of physical therapy; Pathologies and injuries that result in physical impairment; Evaluation and treatment methodologies as applied to complex patients; Regulatory practice requirements; Basic business aspects of therapy services, such as utilization management, charging practices and regulatory compliance; Basic principles of clinical supervision and clinical instruction.   Ability to: Develop, implement and adapt treatment programs; Apply advanced clinical skills in treating difficult and complex cases; Evaluate patients and interpret clinical data and make clinical judgments; Clinically supervise, train and evaluate staff; Lead other therapists and aides; Instruct and provide consultation to therapists and other team members in designated clinical specialty; Establish and maintain effective relationships with others; Communicate effectively with patients, staff, and other health professionals; Write clearly and concisely; Efficiently manage time and priorities; Demonstrate appropriate patient handling skills (assist, support, lift and transfer patients); Reach, grasp, manipulate and carry a variety of objects. Closing Date/Time: 10/22/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 09, 2019
Full Time
Under general supervision, coordinates and directs day-to-day operations of a designated service area(s). Evaluates the physical therapy needs and develops, implements, and documents treatment plans and goals to meet these needs for patients in an inpatient and outpatient hospital setting.   OR   When assigned to the California Children's Services (CCS) Program, under direction, plans, coordinates, and implements staff training and therapy student education; provides clinical consultation to therapy staff; evaluates physical therapy needs and develops, implements, and documents treatment plans and goals to meet those need for patients. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks Clinical Supervisory Responsibilities Provides clinical supervision for Physical Therapist Is, Physical Therapist IIs, Physical Therapist Assistants, Therapy Technicians, interns, students and volunteers and conducts clinical for same; Ensures that performance evaluations are completed for all personnel on assigned service; Initiates and provides clinical consultation to individual staff members; May administratively supervise interdisciplinary staff; Provides necessary orientation and training to ensure staff competency; Ensures staff compliance with department, hospital and County policies and procedures.   Administrative Tasks   Manages day-to-day operations of assigned service(s); Assigns patients to staff and prioritizes and schedules patients; Participates in employment interviews; Leads the development and implementation of service policies, procedures, goals and objectives; Conducts service meetings; Acts as principal liaison with other professional and medical personnel for the assigned service; Determines equipment, supply and space needs for the assigned service; Ensures maintenance of service records; Ensures adequate documentation for patient treatment and charging purposes; May serve on department or hospital committees; Participates in quality improvement activities and utilization review; Educates staff on third party payor requirements; Acts as a liaison between patients, therapists and support staff; Assumes selected responsibilities of other staff during temporary absences; Provides orientation and training to other departments as requested.   Professional Development   Directs the clinical program development for assigned service area; Identifies educational needs and plans, develops, coordinates and presents training and in-service programs for therapy staff on assigned service; Participates in internal/external professional and educational activities to enhance personal and professional growth; Participates in research as appropriate.   Patient Care   Performs complex patient care tasks with advanced skills in clinical reasoning, problem-solving and treatment interventions; Examines, evaluates, and tests individuals with mechanical, physiological and developmental impairments, functional limitations, and disability or other health and movement-related conditions; Determines diagnosis of the physical impairments or movement-related functional limitations, prognosis, plan of therapeutic intervention and frequency/duration of intervention; Designs, implements, and modifies therapeutic interventions to alleviate movement-related impairments, functional limitations and disabilities: Interventions may include, but are not limited to: therapeutic exercise; movement-related functional training; gait training; manual therapy including soft tissue and joint mobilization; therapeutic massage; airway clearance techniques; integumentary protection and repair techniques; debridement and wound care; and physical agent, mechanical and electrotherapeutic modalities; Evaluates for, recommends, applies and, as appropriate, fabricates movement-related assistive, adaptive, prosthetic, protective and supportive devices and equipment, and trains patients in their use; Integrates examination, evaluation, movement-related diagnosis, prognosis and intervention in a manner designed to maximize outcomes, and modifies treatment accordingly; Provides patient and family/caregiver education and training; Performs indirect patient care duties that may include: communicating/coordinating care with patients, families/caregivers, and other professionals; discharge planning; documenting all elements of patient management; participating in patient care conferences; reviewing medical records; charging for patient care; referring to other professionals or resources; Works to prevent injury, impairment, movement-related functional limitation or disability including the promotion and maintenance of fitness, health and quality of life for all age groups; Performs the tasks listed above for an assigned caseload of patients; Acts as a clinical liaison in specialty clinics and as a clinical resource to staff;  May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;  Other related duties as assigned. When assigned to CCS Program Training and Administration Participates in therapy administration staff meetings;  Coordinates therapy student training programs;  Supervises therapy staff for short periods in the absence of the supervisor. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities: Training and Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities are acquired through three (3) years of clinical experience as a physical therapist in two or more specialty areas relevant to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and/or in pediatric therapy. Special Requirements A valid license or proof of application for licensing from the Physical Therapy Board of California to practice as a Physical Therapist in the State of California. Knowledge of: Principles, methods, equipment and theory of the practice of physical therapy; Pathologies and injuries that result in physical impairment; Evaluation and treatment methodologies as applied to complex patients; Regulatory practice requirements; Business aspects of therapy services, such as utilization management, charging practices and regulatory compliance; Principles of clinical supervision and clinical instruction;  When assigned to the CCS Program, principles and methods of developing and conducting training of professional staff and students.   Ability to: Administer service area(s); Supervise, train and evaluate staff; Evaluate quality of client care delivered by therapy staff; Develop staff competencies; Develop, implement and adapt treatment programs; Evaluate patients and interpret clinical data and make clinical judgments; Write clearly and concisely; Communicate effectively with patients, staff, and other health professionals; Interpret physician prescriptions; Establish and maintain effective relationships with others; Efficiently manage time and priorities; Demonstrate appropriate patient handling skills; Problem-solve and implement effective action plans; Reach, grasp, manipulate and carry a variety of objects; Assist, lift, support and transfer patients;  When assigned to the CCS Program, plan and develop curricula and coordinate and present educational, in-service, and student training programs. Closing Date/Time: 10/22/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 05, 2019
Full Time
Under general direction of the Director of Behavioral Health Services, is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and evaluating the operations and staff of the Jail Diversion and Justice Services within the Behavioral Health Services Department.   This position reports directly to the Director of Behavioral Health Services and is responsible for program administration within the Behavioral Health Services Department. The Director of Jail Diversion and Justice Services will provide leadership for all jail diversion, treatment court and post-justice services.  This new executive position will work closely with the Deputy Director for the Service Delivery System, represent the Deputy Director and Director as needed, and participate on the Leadership Team.   This position will be responsible for strategy, planning, alignment of services and quality of care demonstrated by data-driven outcomes and positive client/consumer experience of care.  Services are provided by both County-operated programs and community-based contract provider organizations through mental health,  co-occurring and substance use contracts.  This position will work closely with the County's Custody Behavioral Health services, Deputy County Executives for Custody and Reentry and Pre-Trial Services, County Counsel,  Public Safety Partners and the Treatment Courts. The Jail Diversion and Justice Services System is one of the County's areas of focus and this position will work closely with the Director and Deputy Director on Board of Supervisor requests and reports. Typical Tasks Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the administrative activities related to Jail Diversion and Justice behavioral health services, including prevention and early intervention services, jail diversion, treatment court, post custody outpatient services and crisis and acute inpatient services; Participates as a member of the department executive team in the review and establishment of policies and procedures for carrying out the department's goals and objectives, and initiates changes in methods and procedures to improve service delivery; Prepares and recommends the annual system of care budget, including review and analysis of budget requests, and the management of expenditures and revenues in accordance of departmental policy; Directs subordinate managers in the development, maintenance and evaluation of complex programs, services and studies pertaining to a variety of administrative and operational needs, issues and problems and develops and implements effective solutions; Analyzes new and revised legislation to determine impact on the system of care and the department; Evaluates and designs programs, services, activities or methods and initiates action for improvement to meet departmental goals; Facilitates system, program and administrative performance improvement initiatives to improve services, comply with regulatory requirements and meet departmental goals; Prepares, negotiates and administers contracts, prepares and maintains monitoring and reporting systems, prepares grant applications and confers with state and federal regulatory agencies; Keeps abreast of new trends and developments related to System of Care activities; Establishes an appropriate organizational structure and delineates working level and relationships of personnel to carry out the system's activities; Interprets and explains policies, rules and procedures and formulates improvements for staff; Selects and trains staff on departmental activities and procedures, evaluates staff performance and takes or recommends appropriate action; Coordinates the work of the system of care with other divisions or units; Prepares reports and correspondence; Develops and maintains positive working relationships with County officials, agency/department heads, representatives of other government agencies and staff; Provides assistance and advice to advisory and planning boards, commissions, task forces and other special groups as required; May participate in regional /state committees, task forces and other special groups as required; Assumes disaster service worker responsibility as assigned; Performs other work as required. Employment Standards Considerable education and experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the typical management responsibilities and the possession of the knowledge and abilities listed below.   Training and Experience Note: A qualified candidate would typically possess education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, Behavioral Sciences, Nursing, Public Administration or a closely related field and five (5) years of recent administrative level experience in behavioral health, mental health and/or substance use program(s) and services for children and youth.   Knowledge of:   Principles and practices of health care administration, organization, budget, management analysis, supervision, personnel management, employee relations, information systems applications and organizational development; Current prevention, early intervention and emerging, best and evidence-based clinical practices for adults eighteen and older with criminal justice related behavioral health needs; Demographic and client service and utilization data for decision-making, program design and the development and evaluation of program and system metrics; Financial and administrative problems common to health care operations; Federal and state laws, rules and regulations pertaining to service delivery, public accounting and budgeting; Principles and techniques of management analysis and organizational design necessary to formulate, implement and evaluate administrative policies and procedures; and Cultural values and practices of the diverse communities served by the department.   Ability to:  Plan, organize, manage, coordinate and evaluate the functions and staff of a comprehensive, Jail Diversion and Justice behavioral health service delivery system; Effectively analyze and evaluate complex financial, budgeting, contracting and administrative problems and implement effective solutions; Effectively analyze, utilize and track data for decision-making, program design and program and system metrics; Effectively facilitate system, program and administrative performance improvement efforts; Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; Effectively manage, train, develop and motivate subordinate staff; Interpret and apply provisions of Federal, State and local legislation, rules and regulations pertinent to the administration of a public department/agency; Effectively represent the department before the Board of Supervisors, County Executive, the public, media and other entities and organizations; Establish and maintain effective working relationships in a diverse work force and community; Understand and integrate the cultural values and practices of the diverse communities served by the department into programs and services. Closing Date/Time: 11/22/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 04, 2019
Full Time
Under direction of the Director, Inpatient Acute Nursing, to manage the Labor and Delivery (L&D) area and the Perinatal Evaluation Procedure Laboratory (PEP Lab) on a 24 hour basis. Positions currently available : O'Connor Hospital- Nurse Manager, Labor and Delivery St. Louise Regional Hospital- Nurse Manager, Maternal/Child Health The eligible list will be used for future openings . Better Health for All! The County of Santa Clara owns and operates a Hospitals and Clinics Delivery System that includes Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, and St. Louise Regional Hospital. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center  - 731 bed tertiary level acute care hospital provides the highest level of adult and pediatric emergency medical and trauma services, a regional high risk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, an ACS-verified Burn Trauma Center, a Primary Stroke Center, a CARF-accredited Rehabilitation Center, emergency and acute inpatient psychiatric services, as well as a range of other specialized services - in some cases the only such treatment in the region. O'Connor Hospital  -358 bed acute care facility offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty programs to more than 1 million residents of San Jose. O'Connor Hospital was founded in 1889 as one of the first hospitals in Santa Clara County.  St. Louise Regional Hospital  - 93 bed acute care facility, affectionately known as South County's community hospital, is a Designated Primary Stroke Center, and is the only acute care hospital in the area. Located in Gilroy, St. Louise is one of the largest employers in the community. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc  Job Subscription |  Sign Up Typical Tasks Assessment: Analyzes utilization of staff and distribution of workloads with respect to organization, fiscal management, and social, political, professional and specialization trends in nursing practice within area of responsibility;   Assesses and identifies the educational needs of staff as well as the quality of nursing care delivered, as these relate to nursing care standards;   Identifies situations requiring corrective action and organizes, analyzes and presents appropriate documentation. Planning:   Develops staffing patterns that provide for quality patient care;   Collaborates with the Director, Inpatient-Acute Nursing, to influence institutional goal setting by identifying and communicating problems, pressures and trends;   Collaborates with appropriate levels of nursing staff to determine policies and procedures to be used within nursing;   Collaborates with other nursing staff in planning and executing approaches to nursing process in response to changing needs;   Participates in long range planning and establishes goals and objectives to facilitate the delivery of quality patient care;   In collaboration, plans a systematic approach to staff development for the purpose of recruitment and retention;   Assists in the development of a budget to support the established clinical care standards. Implementation:   Participates in the process of identification, supervision, and implementation of departmental goals;   Facilitates the formulation of patient care standards;   Uses systematic methods to resolve patient care and nursing problems; initiates planned change, evaluates outcomes, and implements corrective action through conscious, deliberate and collaborative efforts;   Participates in resolving unusual or complex interdepartmental problems as they relate to the delivery of quality nursing care;   Serves as mediator for personnel concerns which cannot be resolved at a lower level in the nursing organizations;   Facilitates communication between departmental staff;   Meets regularly with medical staff to share information and problem solve;   Participates in directing and implementing policies and procedures for appointment, transfer, and termination of personnel;   Participates in selection of candidates for available position through initial interviews based upon the specific technical and psychosocial competencies required on individual nursing unit. Determines skill level and compatibility with health care team through personal interview and other means;   In collaboration with Clinical and Administrative staff developers, implements and evaluates orientation programs;   Participates in development and teaching of leadership and management skills;   Assists in implementing the most cost-effective utilization of staff;   Promotes compliance with Federal, State and local regulatory standards, and J.C.A.H.O.   Collaborates with the Director, Inpatient Acute Nursing to identify need for corrective action of an employee and initiates action when necessary. Evaluation:   Periodically reviews organization structure, policies and procedures to enhance administrative effectiveness and support goal attainment of the clinical programs;   Directs and implements utilization of nursing care evaluation tools;   Participates in the evaluation of the delivery of support services necessary to facilitate quality nursing care;   Reviews incident reports to identify and correct common problems;   Annually evaluates own personal performance and job satisfaction based on attainment of goals. Employment Standards Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Possession of the knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. Relevant education, training and experience and demonstrated current competence in the nursing care of low-risk and high-risk patients in Labor and Delivery and the PEP Lab would typically be obtained through: A minimum of two years of recent experience in obstetrical nursing, including experience with low-risk and high-risk laboring patients;   Personnel in each OGN Unit should be directed by a registered nurse with educational preparation and clinical experience in the specific OGN area of practice. (Standard V, Standards For Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 3rd edition. NAACOG).   Head Nurses of perinatal nursing services in Level III hospitals to have not only training and clinical competence in perinatal/neonatal nursing care, but also specialty certification (Pg. 9, Guidelines For Perinatal Care, American Academy of Pediatrics and American College Of Obstetricians and Gynecologists).   Specialty certification in Inpatient Obstetrical Nursing by National Certification Corporation (NCC).   A minimum of two years of progressive nursing management experience.   Possession of a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a master's degree in nursing or a management discipline, or   Some equivalent combination of training and experience. Closing Date/Time: 10/18/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 03, 2019
Full Time
Under direction of the Director, Critical Care and Operating Room Services or the Director, Ambulatory Nursing and Operations, to manage the Emergency Department on a 24 hour basis. Nurse Manager- Emergency Department Position available: St. Louise Regional Hospital - Emergency Department O'Connor Hospital - Emergency Department The eligible list will be used for future openings.  Better Health for All! The County of Santa Clara owns and operates a Hospitals and Clinics Delivery System that includes Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, and St. Louise Regional Hospital. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center  - 731 bed tertiary level acute care hospital provides the highest level of adult and pediatric emergency medical and trauma services, a regional high risk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, an ACS-verified Burn Trauma Center, a Primary Stroke Center, a CARF-accredited Rehabilitation Center, emergency and acute inpatient psychiatric services, as well as a range of other specialized services - in some cases the only such treatment in the region. O'Connor Hospital  -358 bed acute care facility offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty programs to more than 1 million residents of San Jose. O'Connor Hospital was founded in 1889 as one of the first hospitals in Santa Clara County.  St. Louise Regional Hospital  - 93 bed acute care facility, affectionately known as South County's community hospital, is a Designated Primary Stroke Center, and is the only acute care hospital in the area. Located in Gilroy, St. Louise is one of the largest employers in the community. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc  Job Subscription |  Sign Up Typical Tasks Assessment: Analyzes utilization of staff and distribution of workloads with respect to organization, fiscal management, and social, political, professional and specialization trends in nursing practice within area of responsibility;   Assesses and identifies the educational needs of staff as well as the quality of nursing care delivered, as these relate to nursing care standards;   Identifies situations requiring corrective action and organizes, analyzes and presents appropriate documentation. Planning:   Develops staffing patterns that provide for quality patient care;   Collaborates with the Director, Critical Care and Operating Room Services or the Director, Ambulatory Nursing and Operations to influence institutional goal setting by identifying and communicating problems, pressures and trends;   Collaborates with appropriate levels of nursing staff to determine policies and procedures to be used within nursing;   Collaborates with other nursing staff in planning and executing approaches to nursing process in response to changing needs;   Participates in long range planning and establishes goals and objectives to facilitate the delivery of quality patient care;   In collaboration, plans a systematic approach to staff development for the purpose of recruitment and retention;   Assists in the development of a budget to support the established clinical care standards. Implementation:   Participates in the process of identification, supervision, and implementation of departmental goals;   Facilitates the formulation of patient care standards;   Uses systematic methods to resolve patient care and nursing problems; initiates planned change, evaluates outcomes, and implements corrective action through conscious, deliberate and collaborative efforts;   Participates in resolving unusual or complex interdepartmental problems as they relate to the delivery of quality nursing care;   Serves as mediator for personnel concerns which cannot be resolved at a lower level in the nursing organizations;   Facilitates communication between departmental staff;   Meets regularly with medical staff to share information and problem solve;   Participates in directing and implementing policies and procedures for appointment, transfer, and termination of personnel;   Participates in selection of candidates for available position through initial interviews based upon the specific technical and psychosocial competencies required on individual nursing unit. Determines skill level and compatibility with health care team through personal interview and other means;   In collaboration with Clinical and Administrative staff developers, implements and evaluates orientation programs;   Participates in development and teaching of leadership and management skills;   Assists in implementing the most cost-effective utilization of staff;   Promotes compliance with Federal, State and local regulatory standards, and J.C.A.H.O.;   Collaborates with the Director, Critical Care and Operating Room Services or the Director, Ambulatory Nursing and Operations to identify need for corrective action of an employee and initiates action when necessary. Evaluation:   Periodically reviews organization structure, policies and procedures to enhance administrative effectiveness and support goal attainment of the clinical programs;   Directs and implements utilization of nursing care evaluation tools;   Participates in the evaluation of the delivery of support services necessary to facilitate quality nursing care;   Reviews incident reports to identify and correct common problems;   Annually evaluates own personal performance and job satisfaction based on attainment of goals. Employment Standards Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Possession of the knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. Relevant education, training and experience and demonstrated current competence in the nursing care of the patient requiring emergency diagnostic and therapeutic services would typically be obtained through: Training and experience in the care of emergency patients (CA Title XXII, Section 70455 (c) requirement);   A minimum of two years of recent emergency room experience;   A minimum of two years of progressive nursing management experience;   Possession of a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a master's degree in nursing or a management discipline, or   Equivalent combination of training and experience. Closing Date/Time: 10/18/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Oct 03, 2019
Full Time
Under supervision, to maintain order and security of inmates within a detention facility, and to transport from the Department of Correction facilities, to and from court, medical facilities, and other locations within and outside the County; to supervise a crew of inmates in work projects throughout the County, and to assist in the correction of anti-social attitudes and behavior. Under the appointing authority of the Sheriff, the Sheriff's Correctional Deputy has peace officer status while assigned to a detention facility and extending to any place in the state while engaged in duties described in Penal Code 830.1(c). The test day for this recruitment is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, 11/16/19.  Typical Tasks Supervises the conduct of inmates in living quarters, during meals and bathing, at recreation and on work assignments;   Maintains security of inmates by taking periodic counts and by surveillance of activities;   Supervises groups of inmates assigned to shop, farm, road, or other maintenance activities and insures that the work is performed properly;   Inspects quarters for cleanliness and proper order and conducts cell searches and confiscates contraband;   Books arrestee into jail including recording custody information, inventorying personal property; orients new inmates to rules, regulations, and responsibilities;   Releases inmates from custody on proper authority;   Admits visitors with proper credentials within authorized regulations and advises on rules and procedures;   Reports unauthorized absences and escapes;   Recommends assignment to work furlough program or more secure confinement;   Responds to emergencies and circumstances requiring immediate attention;   Exercises influence toward motivating inmates to modify their antisocial attitudes and behavior;   Reports infractions of rules and regulations and irregular and suspicious occurrences, and issues citations of infractions;   Prepares written reports on the work, conduct, and habits of inmates and their adjustment; writes incident logs and criminal reports;   Transports and escorts inmates to court, between facilities or other locations;   Maintains security within the correctional facility and prevents escapes, physically restrains inmates when necessary, conducts perimeter checks of the facility and performs headcount;   Conduct warrant and warrantless misdemeanor or felony arrests of persons within the County's detention facilities;   Answers inquiries concerning corrections procedures;   Supervises inmate visitation;   Performs business and record keeping functions, including monetary transactions, computer operations, and processing of booking files, bail/fine monies, and court paperwork;   Participates in honor guard assignments and other community relations activities;   Collects, organizes, interprets, and analyzes a variety of information to determine an appropriate and reasonable course of action;   Conducts recruitments and makes other public appearances;   Applies first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques as needed;   Conducts recruitment background investigations;   May appear in court to testify;   May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;   Performs other related work as required. Employment Standards Graduation from high school or possession of a General Education Development (G.E.D.) Certification   AND Completion of the Correctional Officer training approved by the California State Board of Corrections. In addition, must possess current certification that demonstrates successful completion of coursework fulfilling the requirements of Penal Code Section 832 (describes course prescribed by Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training). Special Requirements: Must meet the Appointing Authority's background requirements and all required minimum standards which may include but are not limited to: Applicants who have passed their 20th birthday may submit an application but cannot be appointed until they have reached their 21st birthday.   Felony convictions will be disqualifying. Misdemeanor convictions may be disqualifying depending on the type, frequency, severity and time of offense.   Must be able to take and pass a thorough medical examination. May be disqualified on the basis of established medical standards (current P.O.S.T. or Departmental orders).   Must successfully pass a psychological evaluation.   Must successfully demonstrate and maintain physical fitness in order to perform the full scope and functions of the job.   Must pass a complete background investigation including fingerprints and a search of local, state, and national files for criminal history.   Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.   Current certification in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (C.P.R.).   Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify and maintain a County driver's permit.   California Class B driver's license may be required for some positions.   Ability to qualify for gun-bearing assignments may be required for some positions.   County employees in Department of Correction employed as of January 1, 2011 in a similar classification will undergo an abbreviated screening process per departmental order. Knowledge of: State and local laws and ordinances including, but not limited to those regulating the care, treatment, and custody of a diverse population of inmates, the operation of a correctional facility, and relevant sections of the Penal, Welfare and Institutions, and Business and Professions codes;   Investigative procedures, methods and techniques;   Modern sociological concepts and communication skills in dealing with a diverse and ethnic population;   First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (C.P.R.). Ability to: Understand, interpret and apply departmental policies, rules, laws, and ordinances pertaining to the detention of inmates;   Control, direct, and instruct inmates individually and in groups in the performance of work projects and in handling personal problems;   Accurately observe, recall and document inmate behavior;   Prepare clear and concise reports;   Communicate effectively with individuals of various educational and socioeconomic backgrounds;   Make forcible arrests;   Understand and follow written and oral instructions;   Use and maintain equipment and supplies;   Effectively handle hostile and aggressive behaviors;   Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action;   Participate in investigation of crimes, accidents or other incidents as needed;   Exercise sound judgment, especially under stressful conditions;   Perform a variety of physical tasks;   Wear and operate equipment that may include emergency apparatus;   Adapt to work environment;   Work required hours and assigned shifts;   Meet firearms qualifications as required. 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