Nurse Practitioner – OB/GYN - Extra-Help (OPEN)

  • County of San Mateo, CA
  • Redwood City, California
  • Nov 06, 2019
Full Time
  • Salary: $154,793.60 - $182,977.60 Annually

Job Description

Description
At San Mateo Medical Center, we are always seeking ways to enhance the already impressive services we offer. This dedication to excellence is reflected in the exceptional care we provide and the extraordinary professionals who provide it. Here, you'll have the chance to develop your talents with a skilled team of people who actively support and encourage each other's success. If you're ready to open new doors for your career, join us today!

San Mateo Medical Center has an immediate extra-help opening fora Nurse Practitioner in the OB/GYN Clinics in San Mateo, Redwood City and Half Moon Bay.

Under general supervision, the Nurse Practitioner provides obstetric and gynecologic services such as conducting complete physical examinations, developing diagnostic impressions and managing care of patients in our busy OB/GYN practice.

Theideal candidate is a highly independent and reliable practitioner with license and certification as an FNP or WHNP, furnishing privileges and a minimum of two years recent experience delivering prenatal, postpartum and gynecologic care to a diverse population including placement of LARC's, screening and treatment of STI's, well woman exams, and menstrual irregularities. This is an extra help position designed for coverage of vacations and medical leave at three San Mateo outpatient locations in Redwood City, Half Moon Bay, and San Mateo. Experience in Midwifery, Labor and Delivery, and Spanish Language speakers will be prioritized.

NOTE: This is an extra-help, at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis.Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment.

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assess the health of patients to determine their physical, emotional and social status by taking a complete medical history, doing a physical examination, initiating screening and diagnostic procedures etc; evaluate results of clinical findings and laboratory tests; report any abnormalities to a physician.
  • Identify and manage in collaboration with a physician, common illnesses and/or other health problems and refer these problems or illnesses that require immediate medical attention to the appropriate practicing physician; assume on-going responsibility for follow-ups.
  • Collaborate with physicians and other health professionals regarding health problems and illnesses following established protocol relative to diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • Counsel parents or other family members regarding health maintenance in the area of specialization.
  • Coordinate and facilitate referrals to other health or social agencies.
  • Maintain accurate records of assessments, follow-ups and evaluations.
  • Supervise the work of subordinate health workers and participate in professional and administrative meetings.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Licensure/Certification: Possession of a California license as a Registered Nurse AND Nurse Practitioner certification in primary care for obstetric and gynecologic patients are required.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices and procedures used in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of common health problems as related to the clinical specialty.
  • Fundamentals of clinical medicine as related to clinical specialty.
  • Drugs commonly used in the area of specialty including the indications of their use, anticipated therapeutic effect, side effects and untoward reactions and contraindications.
  • Safety and infection control practices and procedures.
  • Normal and abnormal values of laboratory tests and their clinical significance.
  • Operations and care of medical equipment and instruments used in the area of specialty.
  • Laws and regulations pertinent to the practice of nursing and medicine applicable to assigned specialty.
  • Community resources and referral systems.
  • Provisions of the Nurse Practice Act.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Assess the health status of patients.
  • Provide health care services including the taking of a complete medical history, doing complete physical examination and other related clinical procedures.
  • Identify and manage health problems common in the area of specialty.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans for patients according to policies and protocol.
  • Analyze and interpret health information/data including results of laboratory testing.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, professional staff and others.
  • Follow safety practices and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate records and preparing reports.

Application/Examination
If you are interested in being considered for one of these extra help positions, the following materials must be electronically submitted in a Word or PDF format and emailed to Linda Franco,Clinics Manager or Julie Birdsong Supervising Nurse PractitionerEmail:lfranco@smcgov.org or jbirdsong@smcgov.org:
  • Resumé
  • Responses to Supplemental Questions

Supplemental Questions:

1.Possession of a current California license as a Registered Nurse is required to qualify for this recruitment. Please provide the following: RN license number and expiration date:

2. Possession of a current California Nurse Practitioner certificate in Primary health care for obstetric and gynecologic patients is required to qualify for this recruitment. Please provide the following: Certificate number and expiration date:

3. Do you possess a DEA license? If yes, please provide your DEA license number and expiration date:

4.Describe theeducation, training and work experience that qualify youfor a position as a Nurse Practitioner OB/GYN in an outpatient setting. Be specific:

5. Describe yourexperience working with and treating pregnant, postpartum and gyn patients.

6.Give an example of your work experience as a Nurse Practitioner that best demonstrates your ability to work independently, with little or no supervision. Be specific about where the experience was gained, what your duties were and for how long you performed the job.Be specific.

Please include the words "Nurse Practitioner- OB/GYN - Extra-Help" in the subject area of email submissions to:

Linda Franco,Clinics Manager or Julie Birdsong Supervising Nurse Practitioner
Email:lfranco@smcgov.org or jbirdsong@smcgov.org

Application materials will be reviewed as they are received, and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Apply immediately. Application materials will be accepted until position is filled. This posting is open on a continuous basis and selection may be made at any time within the process.

NOTE: Application materials are only accepted via e-mail. Materials sent via regular mail and/or fax will not be accepted. Submittals that do not include all required elements (cover letter with responses to supplemental questions and a resume) will not be considered.

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs.
The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.