Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Recruitment #16-334050-01

Introduction

Where Compassion and Healing Come Together 

 

The Family Health Services Division of the Health and Social Services Department is currently recruiting for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

 

The mission of Family Health Services (FHS) is to provide superior, comprehensive, primary medical and dental care in order to improve the health and quality of life of Solano County residents. We have a special commitment to the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), we are a safety net provider. To support our mission, FHS offers four conveniently located clinics in Fairfield, Vacaville, and Vallejo and mobile medical and dental vans in which we provide primary care and dental services. The outpatient primary care clinics see patients five days a week, with some weekend and evening hours offered.

 

Our Services: We understand that our services need to be as diverse as the population that we serve. To accommodate this diversity, we provide services including:

  • Full family-centered medical care
  • Well child visits & immunizations
  • STD/HIV testing & treatment
  • Work/School/Sports physicals
  • Women’s health services
  • Behavioral health care
  • Diabetic screening & treatment
  • Family centered dental care

We also serve as a teaching facility for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

 

To learn more about Family Health Services, please visit:
http://www.co.solano.ca.us/depts/ph/fhs/default.asp

The Position

The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant functions at an expanded level of responsibility by utilizing services of the nurse practitioner or the physician assistant within the framework of mutually established medical protocols and guidelines.  Under the general direction of a physician, Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants assess and diagnosis medical needs of ambulatory and medical clinic patients, develop and implement treatment and intervention plans and evaluate patient's progress.  They also conduct education/referral; case management; health promotion; disease prevention; community outreach; and medication administration. 

The eligible list created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur throughout the County.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Nurse Practitioner:

  • Current California Registered Nurse License, and
  • Current California Nurse Practitioner Certification, and
  • Current Nurse Practitioner National Certification

Physician Assistant:

  • Current California Physician Assistant License  

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS  

  • Current Adult, Child, and Infant CPR Certificate
  • Current Controlled Substance Registration Certificate from the Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Based on assignment, a valid California Driver’s License, Class C  

To view the job description, please visit:  http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=9892

BENEFITS

Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2017 calendar year is $1,430.11 per month.  The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.  

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.

The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year. 

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per years for the first 3 years. 

Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.  

Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.

 To review the complete benefits package for this position, please visit:  http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16512

Additional benefits Solano County currently provides for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants:

  • Malpractice insurance County paid coverage.
  • Limited night and weekend patient schedules.
  • Employees are granted up to 30 hours of Continuing Education Days per year for continuing education requirements (prorated for part-time).

Additional benefits Solano County currently provides through an agreement with Partnership HealthPlan of California:

  • $10,000 stipend for a 12-month minimum employment commitment.

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.

To view the benefits for this extra-help position, please visit: 
 
http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516

Selection Process

Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis upon submittal.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants will be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: http://www.jobaps.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office,  and are due upon submittal of the application.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA

Document Submittal Requirements

For Nurse Practitioner: A valid California Registered Nurse License, California Nurse Practitioner Certificate, and National Nurse Practitioner Certificate is required for this position. All candidates must submit a proof of a valid license upon application submittal. Candidates who fail to submit a copy of their license upon application submittal may be disqualified from the recruitment.

For Physician Assistant: A valid California Physician Assistant License is required for this position. All candidates must submit a proof of a valid license upon application submittal. Candidates who fail to submit a copy of their license upon application submittal may be disqualified from the recruitment.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment.  Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA  94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com.  When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant) and the recruitment number (16-334050-01).  If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

Special Requirements

  • May be subject to fumes, odors, blood and other bodily fluids, communicable diseases, and threatening environments including disruptive or aggressive behaviors from others.
  • May required shift and holiday work.
  • May require independent travel.

Veterans Preference Points

To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.  A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE.  Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons. 

Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score.  Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score.  Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County

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Located 45 miles northeast of San Francisco and 45 miles southwest of Sacramento, Solano County is home to rolling hills, waterfronts and fertile farmland.

Solano offers a blend of agriculture, corporate business, cultural venues, festivals and events, and provides residents with many recreation and entertainment choices. The County is also home to Travis Air Force Base.

With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, responsible land use planning, and attractive quality of life, Solano County is a great place to live, learn, work and play.

County Population (January 2015): 429,522

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.  

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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