Senior Nurse Practitioner

  • Stanislaus County, CA
  • Modesto, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $131,684.80 - $160,056.00 Annually USD

Job Description

About the Opportunity Stanislaus County is currently hiring Full time Senior Nurse Practitioners.
We are offering recruitment and retention bonuses!
Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

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THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The Health Services Agency (HSA) is looking for a Senior Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about working with patients in a clinic setting, detail oriented, has excellent communication skills and who can work well under pressure. We currently have full time openings in our clinics located throughout Modesto, CA.

Provides a variety of primary diagnostic and medical care services including preventative health screening and patient teaching, under the direction of a physician. The Senior Nurse Practitioner classification is distinguished from the Staff Nurse by an additional certificate and the added responsibility of performing basic screening, diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitative and supportive services. This leadership position is a member of the primary health care team and works with more independence than the entry-level Nurse Practitioner. This position is subject to overtime, standby and callback assignments, and performs related duties as required.

Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the Registered Nurses bargaining unit for labor relations purposes.

Individuals who are in a full-time classification position are required to serve a twelve-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months, for a total of eighteen months.

Incumbents may also be subject to overtime, standby, callback, weekend, holiday and shift assignments as identified in their MOU (Memorandum of Understanding).

The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at under the "Disability" tab.

Typical Tasks
  • Secure a comprehensive patient health history and perform physical examinations;
  • Recognize and evaluate medical problems that call for immediate attention by, or referral to a physician or clinic provider;
  • Perform, or may order performed for the patient, laboratory and diagnostic procedures;
  • Assist the primary care physician in providing services to patients requiring continuing care, including the review of treatment and therapy plans;
  • Perform routine therapeutic procedures;
  • Develop diagnosis, record, and present pertinent data to the collaborating physician, as needed and appropriate;
  • Collaborate with the attending primary care physician in ordering drugs and supplies, and maintain patient records and equipment;
  • Conduct the referral of patients to the appropriate health facility or other community resource;
  • Instruct and counsel patients in matters pertaining to their physical and mental health;
  • May define and treat mild psychiatric disorders and refer other cases to psychologists, psychiatrists, or other mental health workers for further evaluation;
  • Observe and record patient progress, update and summarize charts;
  • Screen daily, on a rotational basis, clinical laboratory reports for emergent abnormalities;
  • Perform some specialized tasks based upon training and skills; and
  • Collaborate with physicians and other members of the health care team in providing care and acts as a consultant to other nursing staff in the area of specialization.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education/Experience) SKILLS/ABILITIES
  • Diagnose, treat and refer patients with abnormal health conditions;
  • Prepare clear, concise, written reports to explain diagnosis, patient history and follow up;
  • Practice basic diagnostic procedures, as a medical examiner, under supervision;
  • Use medical instruments such as thermometers, stethoscopes and blood pressure devices;
  • Understand technical medical and occupational terminology;
  • Evaluate medical findings and make suitable recommendations; and
  • Communicate clearly, counsel, and explain diagnosis to patients and others.
  • Routine diagnostic and treatment techniques used in practicing primary care medicine;
  • Ethics and laws under which medicine is practiced;
  • Socioeconomic principles of medicine; and
  • Roles and responsibilities of community health care agencies and health professionals.
  • Certified as a Nurse Practitioner.
  • Eligible for certification as a Nurse Practitioner; AND
  • Two (2) years of experience.
Note: The Board of Nursing may consider midwifery programs as conforming to Board standards for certification as a Nurse Practitioner. The Board may review transcripts to determine eligibility. Application and Selection Procedures APPLICATION PROCEDURES/FINAL FILING DATE Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications. EXAMINATION PROCESS Most County recruitments consists of the steps detailed below and are governed by Merit Principles. The examination process ensures that all applicants are given the same opportunity to gain employment within Stanislaus County.
  • Application Review and Screening. Applications are carefully screened based on information provided. Those who submit incomplete applications that lack relevant qualifications or do not submit all required documents will not be invited to move on.
  • Written Examination. Applicants will be invited to participate in a written exam that tests knowledge for the position.
  • Oral Examination. Applicants are invited to a panel interview in which they will be evaluated by County subject matter experts.
  • Eligible Lists. Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification. Eligible lists are effective for six months, but may be extended up to eighteen months.
TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE Application Deadline: Continuous Oral Examination: Interviews will be scheduled as applications are screened. Note: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, part-time and full-time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County. GENERAL INFORMATION
Final appointment will be conditional upon successfully passing a County paid pre-employment drug screening (if applicable for position) and a job-related background investigation. Some positions may require possession or the ability to obtain, and maintenance of a valid California Driver’s license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job related essential functions

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Benefits associated with this position can be found at Benefits Summary .

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Modesto, California United States View Map