About the Opportunity Stanislaus County is offering recruitment bonuses! Part-Time (PTC) Bonus: $1,500Currently hiring Part Time Nurses Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The Health Services Agency (HSA) is looking for a team member who is passionate about working in public health and/or clinics to improve the health of our community. The ideal candidate is energetic, team oriented, a strong collaborator and innovative.
To learn more about the Health Services Agency, click here . THE POSITION
Staff Nurses provide professional nursing care and treatment for patients in a clinic or other health care setting. This intermediate level position provides care under general supervision and, as needed, acts as a supervisor, overseeing program processes. This position is subject to overtime, standby, callback, shift work, weekend, and holiday assignments. Performs related duties as assigned. Specific clinics typical job responsibilities may vary.
Part-time extra-help is a provisional classification where permanent status may not be obtained. This position is subject to overtime, standby, shift, and callback assignments and will perform related duties as assigned. This position is benefited.
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 http://www.stancounty.com/riskmgmt/ under the "Disability" tab. Typical Tasks
- Initiate the nursing process and perform nursing care, including therapeutic measures prescribed by medical authority within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act and department policy;
- Observe and assess the patient's condition. Assist the Health Care Provider in the assessment of the patients' condition, physical examinations of patients and educate and advise clients on pertinent health issues;
- Administer routine and specialized treatment, apply dressings and bandages to patients as relevant to the clinic visit;
- Report suspected cases of abuse and neglect of children and adults to proper authorities, according to procedures and protocols;
- Accurately obtain and record vital signs;
- Assist with the supervision, training and evaluation of Medical Assistants and other unlicensed personnel;
- Provide clinical services, and may draw blood, give injections, and obtain laboratory specimens as necessary;
- Report communicable diseases to the appropriate entity and make referrals for tests and medical care according to current policy;
- Teach patients and families about preventable health measures, such as nutrition, immunization, accident prevention and family planning;
- Utilizing nursing experience, evidence-based practice and/or clinic policies, triage patients for acuity and need by telephone or as patient presents to clinic for care and follow up with the triaged patient as necessary to ensure patient's needs have been met;
- Ensure patients receive and comprehend information and appropriate instructions concerning their healthcare needs following the clinic visit;
- Maintain appropriate control over supplies, perform quality assurance checks of equipment in the clinic and request replacement items needed;
- May consult with therapeutic multi-disciplinary team in reviewing patient progress and success of treatment and case management plans;
- Attend and participate in training, demonstration sessions, and in-service education programs to attain and maintain nursing skills as well as to further the knowledge of less experienced members of the nursing team and unlicensed staff;
- Use various programs such as Microsoft Office, Immunization Registry and Electronic Medical Record programs;
- Participate on committees, attend meetings, in-service programs and workshops relevant to the area of assigned patient care or specialty;
- Participate as triage nurse returning/routing patient calls to appropriate team members;
- Provide input to the Manager regarding the development or revision of policy and procedures;
- Provide guidance, oversight and orientation of less experienced nursing staff, unlicensed staff; and
- Provide operational oversight when necessary.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education/Experience) SKILLS/ABILITIES Staff Nurse I
Staff Nurse II - Above Plus the Following:
- Perform in stressful and crisis situations, interpret policies and procedures, and apply them with good judgment;
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
- Administer treatments and medications to patients under the orders of a health care provider and/or the Nursing Practice Act;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, and other public agencies or personnel;
- Use of various computer programs such as Windows and an Electronic Medical Record;
- Follow complex oral and written directions and prepare clear and concise written reports, including documentation in the medical records;
- Train and guide the work of Medical Assistants and other support personnel when requested;
- Provide safe, effective and efficient nursing care; and
- Ability to oversee operational processes.
- Supervise, train and guide the work of Medical Assistants and other licensed and unlicensed personnel when requested; and
- Leadership skills and oversee operational processes.
We recognize your time is valuable, please only apply if you meet the following required qualifications. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
- Principles and practices of the nursing process;
- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules;
- Nursing procedures, techniques, equipment and supplies;
- Principles of contact investigation and infection control;
- Collaborative health planning with multi-disciplinary teams;
- Medical terminology, modern nursing principles, methods and procedures; and
- Use and effects of medicine, controlled substances, clinic supplies, equipment, and disease processes including communicable diseases, symptoms and treatments.
EXPERIENCEStaff Nurse I Staff Nurse II
- Associate or higher degree in Nursing; AND
- Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California; AND
- Current valid BLS/CPR certification.
- After receiving Registered Nurse license, one (1) year full-time experience in a hospital/outpatient care setting or experience which utilized the development of critical thinking skills.
Proof of education may be required for verification purposes at the time of application. Applicants who are unable to submit proof must call 209-558-7180 to make other arrangements before 5 pm on the final filing date. Failure to submit proof or make other arrangements before the final filing deadline will result in disqualification.
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.
TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE
- 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.
Application Deadline: CONTINUOUS, BUT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME
Oral Examination: APPLICANTS WILL BE INVITED TO INTERVIEW AS QUALIFIED APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED
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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Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627.
Benefits associated with this position can be found at Benefits Summary .
Closing Date/Time: Continuous