Nurse Practitioner II

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $111,800.00 - $135,220.80 Annually USD

Job Description


In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:
Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase

Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date:
Effective July 2, 2021- 1.2% decrease

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This recruitment will be open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 PM (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice.

The deadline to apply for the first round of consideration will be on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM (PST).

This recruitment is being held to establish an Open eligible list to fill current and future vacancies withinthe Health Care Agency. Thislist may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange.

TheCounty of Orange,Health CareAgencyis a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five service areas - Administrative and Financial, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Regulatory & Medical Services, and Public Health - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.

Behavioral Health Services (BHS)consists of the following service areas which provide a culturally competent and client-centered system of behavioral health services for all eligible County residents in need of treatment for substance abuse and mental health disorders. The service areas include:
  • Children, Youth, Prevention Behavioral Health
  • Adult and Older Adult Behavioral Health
  • Authority and Quality Improvement Services
  • Prevention and Intervention (P&I)
  • Navigation, Innovation, and Training

Adult and Older Adult Behavioral Health (AOABH) provides recovery-based behavioral health services and episodic treatment services through a range of outpatient and residential treatment programs which emphasize individual needs, strengths, choices, and involvement in service planning and implementation.Adults who have a serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder and impairment in their ability to function in the community or who have a history of recurring substantial functional impairment, hospitalization or symptoms can access services.

Services include assessment, evaluation, collateral therapy, individual and group therapy, substance use treatment, medication support, rehabilitation, linkage and consultation, placement, plan development, crisis intervention, drug counseling and testing, and outreach to schools and the general community. Specialized programs include residential care and housing, crisis recovery programs, peer mentoring and consumer-run programs, inmate re-entry services, supported employment,services for pregnant and parenting women, persons who require methadone maintenance and detoxification, persons who have a substance use disorder with co-occurring mental illness, and specific population referred by the Orange County Collaborative Court, Probation and Social Services Agency.

Operating under standardized protocols and at the direction of physicians and medical directors, the Nurse Practitioner II provides culturally sensitive, medically indicated care including assessments, diagnostic and medication management. The Nurse Practitioner II supports Adult and Older Adult Behavioral Health programs in a community based Mental Health Clinic.
The position provides services during the normal business days (Monday through Friday).
Desirable Qualifications & Core Competencies:
The ideal candidate will have at least one (1) year of experience working as a Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner providing preventive health services and acute care to an underserved population. Bilingual skill in Spanish is highly desirable for this position.

In addition, the ideal candidate will have knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:

Technical Knowledge | Experience
  • Knowledge of managing and prescribing psychiatric medications
  • Experience working in a Behavioral Health setting managing and prescribing psychiatric medications
  • Providing services free of stigma
Quality of Care | Customer Service
  • Delivering high quality client-centered care and services to a diverse population of patients
  • Advocating for clients and demonstrating knowledge of resources to refer/link clients to specialty care and other services.
Problem Solving and Analysis | Decision Making
  • Using continuous improvement tools to solve problems
  • Identifying areas of improvement and recommending solutions to improve quality
  • Making appropriate decisions when caring for patients and families
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail in completing progress notes and clinic visit records
Oral | Written Communication Skills
  • Presenting information effectively and clearly in both oral and written forms of communication
  • Communicating effectively with families, staff, and medical professionals
  • Communicating information with tact and diplomacy
  • Using technology to facilitate communication effectively
Interpersonal Skills | Relationship Building
  • Collaborating with people from all cultures, socio-economic levels, ethnic background, and others
  • Working collaboratively with clients and staff with a positive attitude
  • Functioning independently and in accordance with established protocols
  • Establishing and maintaining beneficial working relationships with peers, colleagues, and communicates care plans with health team members

Minimum Qualifications
Clickhereto learn more about the minimum qualifications for the Nurse Practitioner II classification as well as the physical and mental requirements and the environmental and working conditions.

Recruitment Process
Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified applicants. After screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Application Screening| (Refer/Non-Refer)
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Recorded Structured Oral Interview (rSOI) | (Weighted 100%)
The rSOI is a timed oral interview conducted virtually through an online vendor. Applicants willed be asked a series of structured questions designed to elicit the applicant's qualifications for the job. All applicant responses will be video recorded so that they can be evaluated against pre-determined criteria by a panel of job knowledge experts. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

Eligible List|Score Groups
Once the assessment process has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Emailis the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "" and "" If your email address should change, please update your profile

Clickherefor additional Frequently Asked Questions.

For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Vanessa Rosas at (714) 480-2867 or

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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