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Registered Nurse

Recruitment #2014-14305-01

Salary:$29.57 - $35.94/hour; $5,125.28 - $6,229.79/month
Department:Health and Human Services
Job Type: Open
Date Opened:3/27/2014 2:30:00 PM
Filing Deadline:12/31/2014 5:00:00 PM
Employment Type: Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Temporary/Extra Help
Work Location: Tahoe Area (Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Truckee)
Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
South Placer (Granite Bay, Loomis, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville)
HR Analyst: Chris Hazen

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INTRODUCTION

This is a continuous recruitment and will be open until filled.

The Department of Health and Human Services is currently hiring for extra help/temporary assignments in the position of Registered Nurse. Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 1000 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits.

Appointments made from this eligible list may be eligible for transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise, with the approval of the County Executive Officer.

The eligible list created by this recruitment may be used in the future to fill additional extra help and permanent positions in the South Placer, Auburn and Tahoe areas.

DEFINITION

To perform registered nursing duties in a diagnostic and/or treatment clinic.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from a professional or supervisory position.  May receive technical and functional supervision from other medical or public health staff.

May exercise technical medical supervision over technical staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform nursing services necessary for the efficient operation of a diagnostic and/or treatment clinic in the Health and Medical Services Department and/or at other centers.
  • Assist physicians and mid-level practitioners with examination and treatment of patients.
  • Assess patient needs; counsel patient and provide information as appropriate to patient and family; and provide education and referral.
  • Respond to inquiries from the public or Health and Medical Services Department patients in person or by telephone.
  • Follow patients' cases to observe progress and condition;  provide post-counseling for patients as necessary; and consult with nursing staff, physicians and other medical personnel as necessary.
  • Administer prescribed medication; give diagnostic skin tests and read results; prepare, sterilize and maintain instruments and other equipment used in diagnosis and treatment; and take proper care of specimens obtained.
  • Distribute and maintain inventory of clinic supplies; and prepare and pack supplies for satellite clinics.
  • Maintain charts, records and reports; and handle special complicated billings and charges.
  • Provide training and technical oversight to various technical personnel and volunteers.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Training
It is the applicant's responsibility to identify in their application materials how they meet the Minimum Qualifications listed below.

Experience:
One year of responsible professional nursing experience in an approved hospital, clinic, or nursing home.

Training:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.  Additional specialized training in professional nursing or a related field is desirable.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Nursing principles, methods and procedures with emphasis on clinic operations.
  • Medical technology, clinic operation and equipment.
  • Administering medicine and narcotics.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Principles and practices of work safety, especially as related to communicable diseases.
  • Differing cultural, religious, economic and social groups and their relationships to the delivery and acceptance of health care services.

Ability to:

  • Provide empathetic nursing care and effective counselling to patients.
  • Assist physicians and mid-level practitioners as required.
  • Administer treatments, medicines and narcotics as prescribed.
  • Keep case records and prepare reports.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Obtain information through interviews; deal fairly and courteously with the public; handle multiple cases; and work effectively with interruption.
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action.
  • Use a computer, calculator, typewriter, telephone, facsimile machine and postage meter.
  • Use medical equipment and supplies appropriate to a clinical setting.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze procedures, reports and patient charts; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; identify and locate supplies and equipment; interpret work orders; and explain medical practices and procedures to patients.
  • Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing records and patient charts; continuously walk, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist when assisting patients, operating equipment, administering tests or treatments or handling supplies; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; see and hear with sufficient acuity to take and read various diagnostic tests and administer treatments; and lift heavy weight.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.  Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants for regular full and part-time positions must pass a medical examination which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation. Applicants for extra help positions may be subject to a drug screening. All applicants must sign a constitutional oath, submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. and be fingerprinted. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, be bonded or undergo a background check.

MODIFIED AGENCY SHOP

All new permanent employees, with the exception of sworn law enforcement and management, shall be required to join the employee organization or pay an 'Agency Fee' as a condition of employment.

SUBSTITUTE LISTS

The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.

EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES

Placer County now offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process.

For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please visit our website at: http://www.jobaps.com/placer/sup/abfreenames.asp.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment and retaliation is prohibited and that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. Please contact the Personnel Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

BENEFITS

The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Personnel Department.

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