1429 Nurses Staffing Assistant

Recruitment #PBT-1429-064538

Introduction

1429 Nurses Staffing Assistant

This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Rule 111A of the Civil Service Commission Rules.

Reposted from February 13, 2017 to February 16, 2017 for informational purposes Only. We will not be collecting additional applications.

General Job Description:
Under general supervision, the Nurses Staffing Assistant coordinates daily staffing levels for all nursing units on a specific shift by scheduling staff necessary to provide safe levels of nursing care. Essential functions include: coordinating daily staffing levels for all nursing units on a specific shift; monitoring census and patient acuities and determining unit needs; reviewing and assuring accuracy of schedules; communicating with nursing units regarding the staffing for next shifts; predicting registry personnel and per diem needs; monitoring licenses and certification of nursing personnel; preparing, reviewing, and maintaining various reports including unit time schedules, attendance reports of nursing employees, productivity and position control reports.

Essential Duties:

  1. Implements and coordinates, under professional nursing supervision, the daily staffing schedules of inpatient nursing units according to census, patient acuity, skill mix requirements, and availability of regular and per diem nursing personnel;
  2. Receives and records phone calls from nursing personnel that have an impact on staffing, and informs the nursing supervisor and unit staff of changes in staffing;
  3. Maintains a variety of data regarding staff and unit characteristics to assist in the planning, implementation and coordination of daily nursing staffing levels;
  4. Prepares and distributes various computer reports such as unit time schedules, productivity reports, position control reports, individual attendance reports, license monitoring reports and turnover reports;
  5. Maintains all records pertaining to staffing and payroll;
  6. Monitors license expiration for licensed personnel; monitors CPR expirations for all personnel; AND
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years (equivalent to 4000 hours) of highly responsible and diversified clerical experience resolving difficult operational and procedural problems, and researching, compiling and organizing data.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, licenses, certifications, other documents, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Verification of Experience:
http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

Verification of Education:
http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Scott DeWolfe, by telephone at 415-554-2921, or by email at scott.dewolfe@sfdph.org.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying):
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The Supplemental Questionnaire will evaluate if candidates meet the minimum qualifications for class 1429 Nurses Staffing Assistant. Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the Written Examination.

Written Examination (Weight: 100%):
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written, multiple-choice examination designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas. The multiple-choice examination will cover job-related areas that include but are not limited to: knowledge of record maintenance, ability to grasp and retain details, knowledge of computerized information systems, knowledge of basic data interpretation, ability to work under stressful situations, and interpersonal abilities.

This is a standardized multiple-choice examination. In accordance with Civil Service Rule 111.11.4, inspection privileges do not apply to the questions and answers in this examination.

The examination will only be offered in person in San Francisco. Qualified applicants will be notified by email of the exact time, date, and location of the examination.

Candidates must achieve a passing score on the Written Examination in order to be ranked on the eligible list.

Candidate scores on this exam may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

Certification Rule:
The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection procedure will be Rule of Ten Scores. Additional position-specific selection mechanisms may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List:
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of Twelve 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing. Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a FaceFitting Respirator.

Condition of Employment (Security Clearance):
Security clearance as issued by the Sheriff’s Department is required as a condition of employment for all positions at the Jail Health Services. Eligibles who have successfully participated in the examination process, received passing scores and have been selected for hire will be required to obtain the security clearance prior to appointment. A photocopy of the security clearance must be provided to the supervisor on or before date of hire. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of security clearance may result in a dismissal and/or termination of employment.

Medical Examination:
Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a TB screening test and a medical examination.

Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting of the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

Information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

Copies of Application Documents:
http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#copies

Right to Work:
http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#identification

Exam Type: E
Issued: January 6, 2017
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 064538
DPH/SD/415-554-2921

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.



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