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Nurse Practitioner


Company : San Mateo County, CA


Location : San Mateo, CA


Created : 2020-10-10


Job Type : Full Time


Job Description

Nurse Practitioner Print Apply Nurse Practitioner Salary $13,157.73 - $15,553.20 Monthly Location San Mateo, CA Job Type Full-Time Department San Mateo Medical Center Job Number F009Y Closing Continuous + Description + Benefits + Questions Description Note: This job posting was updated on May 26, 2016 to update the current vacancy shift. Note: This job posting was updated on October 1, 2018, December 12, 2016, August 30, 2016, April 19, 2016 and December 30, 2014 to amend the supplemental questions. San Mateo County Health would like to invite you to apply for the position of Nurse Practitioner. At San Mateo County Health, we lead by example. From our most seasoned professionals to our newest team members, everyone has the opportunity to step forward to offer their insight, opinions and ideas. As part of our teaching hospital, you'll have the chance to explore new avenues for growth while you meet the diverse healthcare needs of a thriving, vibrant community. If you're ready to discover the leader in you, we invite you to discover San Mateo County Health where we are all together better. We currently have vacancies in our Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) division, Correctional Health Services division, and the San Mateo Medical Center and Clinics. Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) offers a broad spectrum of mental health and substance use services for children, youth, families, adults and older adults in San Mateo County in the prevention, early intervention and treatment of mental illness and/or substance use conditions. Mental health services are also available for emotionally disturbed children, older adults at risk of institutionalization, children in special education or at risk of out-of-home placement, uninsured residents of San Mateo County and people of any age in a major crisis. Correctional Health Services provides integrated medical, dental, mental health, and chemical dependency treatment to San Mateo County's incarcerated adults, and medical and dental care to the juvenile hall population. Medical services include health screening, treatment, education, and 24-hour emergency response for juveniles and adults. The San Mateo Medical Center is a public hospital and clinic system fully accredited by the Joint Commission. The Medical Center operates outpatient clinics throughout San Mateo County and also an acute-care hospital. We serve the healthcare needs of County residents, serving as the healthcare home for underserved and underinsured residents, with an emphasis on education and prevention. Under general supervision, Nurse Practitioners will provide services such as conducting complete physical examinations, developing diagnostic impressions, and managing care of patients working in one or more specialty areas, such as geriatric, pediatric, family health, or OB/GYN practice. Our nurses are part of a collaborative healthcare team dedicated to providing excellent care to our patients. At the County of San Mateo you'll find a supportive environment and opportunities to grow in your profession through training and education, including in-house Continuing Education units. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Nurse Practitioner is fully competent to independently perform a variety of responsible primary health care services and other clinical procedures that require the exercise of a high degree of clinical judgment in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients in a specialized nursing area office support duties. Positions in this series differ from those in the class of Staff Nurse in that Nurse Practitioners provide primary health care services and other clinical procedures that require specialized licensure and the exercise of a high degree of clinical judgment in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients in a specialized nursing area. NOTE: The list of eligible candidates created from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future part-time, full-time, permanent, extra-help, per diem, relief, and/or temporary vacancies in any of the three correctional facilities. 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 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. Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Licensure/Certification: + Possession of a California license as a Registered Nurse. Special Training: The Nurse Practitioner requires certification in one of the options: Option l - Pediatric: Primary health care for patients 17 years of age and under. Option 2 - Family: Primary health care for patients of all ages. Option 3 - Geriatric: Primary health care for older patients. Option 4 - OB/GYN: Primary health care for obstetric and gynecologic patients. Application/Examination Anyone may apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. The examination will consist of a scored evaluation of relevant training and experience (weight: 100%) based solely on the responses to the supplemental questions. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted five days in advance on this job announcement. IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to / to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date. Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process. Final Filing Date: Open until filled 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. Analyst: Carolyn Burns (091814) (Nurse Practitioner - F009) Keywords: nursing, RN, NP, health services, practitioner, corrections, clinical, medical Please visit /files/CNA.pdf for a complete listing of all benefits for this classification. Benefits are offered to eligible employees of the County of San Mateo. All benefits are subject to change. NOTE: Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 may be subject to new Pension Reform retirement laws. As an additional benefit, the County offers extensive training and development programs designed to improve skills and enhance career opportunities. Most programs are offered on County time at no cost to you. County employees are also covered by the federal Social Security system and earn benefits for retirement based on salary and time worked. 01 IMPORTANT: Applicants for this position are required to submit responses to the following supplemental questions. Your responses will give us additional information about your background and experience related to this position and will be used in the selection process. Be concise and specific. Neatness, clarity of expression, grammar, spelling and ability to follow instructions will be considered in the evaluation process. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for your responses. + Proceed to supplemental questions. 02 Which of these certificates do you currently possess? (Please include information on the Certificates & Licenses section of the application.) + Basic Life Support (BLS) + Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) + Pediatric Life Support (PALS) + None of the above 03 Do you possess a current California Nurse Practitioner certification? (Please include your certificate number on the Certificates & Licenses section of the application. A "No" answer will disqualify you from this recruitment.) + Yes + No 04 Do you possess a current California Nurse Practitioner furnishing number? (Please include your furnishing number on the Certificates & Licenses section of the application. A "No" answer will not disqualify you from this recruitment.) + Yes + No 05 Possession of a current California license as a Registered Nurse is required to qualify for this recruitment. Do you possess a current California license as a Registered Nurse? (Please include your license number on the Certificates & Licenses section of the application. A "No" answer will disqualify you from this recruitment.) + Yes + No 06 Describe what being a member of a nursing team means to you. Explain what you think are the qualities needed for a successful teamwork in a busy out patient clinic setting and provide an example of a specific work situation that demonstrates your ability, as a member of a team, to resolve a problem created by differing opinions. 07 Please select your preference for consideration from the clinic locations listed below: (Please select all that apply.) + 39th Avenue Family Health Center (San Mateo Medical Center - San Mateo) + Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit (San Mateo Medical Center) + Coastside Clinic (Half Moon Bay) + Correctional Health (various locations) + Daly City Clinic + Daly City Youth Health Clinic + Fair Oaks Health Center (Redwood City) + Innovative Care Clinic (San Mateo Medical Center - San Mateo) + Medical Specialty Clinic + Mental Health Primary Care (Daly City, Redwood City & San Mateo) + OB/Gyn Clinic + Public Health (various locations) + Ron Robinson Senior Care Center (San Mateo Medical Center - San Mateo) + Sequoia Teen Wellness Center (Redwood City) + South San Francisco Clinic + Surgical Specialty Clinic 08 Considering your previous paid work experience, education and training, select all task(s) you have performed. (Check all that apply.) + Check vital signs + Give injections + Perform phlebotomy + Provide wound care + Perform catherizations + Perform Point of Care Testing (e.g. urialysis, hemoglobin, glucose, strep, fingersticks) + Pain management + Patient education and health promotion + Chronic disease management + Older adult/ adult complex care + Provide care to patients across the life span + No paid work experience, but willing to learn + Follow established procedures 09 Considering your previous paid work experience, education and training, how long have you performed the task(s) selected? + 3 years or more + More than 2 years but less than 3 years + 1 year or more but less than 2 years + Less than 1 year + Never, but willing to learn 10 Considering your previous paid work experience, education and training, how long ago did you perform the task(s) selected? + Less than 6 months ago + More than 6 months but less than 1 year ago + More than 1 year but less than 2 years ago + More than 2 years ago + Never, but willing to learn 11 Considering your previous work experience, education and training, in what context / environment did you most often perform the task(s) selected? + Correctional Health Facility + Outpatient Clinic or Physician's Office + Hospital Facility + Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit + During an internship, externship or preceptorship + In a classroom or academic setting + No experience, but willing to learn 12 List employers or references to verify your responses to Questions 7-11. Include the following information: (a) name of the employer or reference, (b) name of the supervisor or manager, (c) address, and (d) telephone number. (Please note that your responses should be consistent with the information in your standard San Mateo County application and may be subject to verification. This item is for information only and will not be rated.) 13 Fluency (speak, read, write) in Spanish is preferred but NOT required for this position. Are you fluent in Spanish? (A "No" answer to this question will NOT disqualify you from this recruitment.) + Yes + No 14 San Mateo County departments sometimes need extra-help workers in addition to permanent employees. Extra Help positions offer temporary part-time or temporary full-time employment for 1040 hours (which equates to working full-time for approximately six months). However, employment might end sooner depending on the needs of the hiring departments. Extra-help positions are paid on an hourly rate basis and do not provide employee benefits. Extra-help workers are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the extra-help assignment. Are you interested in extra-help employment? (A "No" answer to this question will not affect your application for permanent employment.) + Yes + No Required Question Agency County of San Mateo Address County of San Mateo Human Resources Department 455 County Center Redwood City, California, 94063-1663 Phone (650) 363-4343 (650) 363-4303 Website Apply