Comprehensive Care Nurse Practitioner Ii

County of Orange
Full Time 1.50 per per week $172,057 - $176,779 Per year CA 405 W 5th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701, United States
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Overview

CAREER DESCRIPTION



COMPREHENSIVE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER II
Specialty in Medical Services

In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:



Effective June 28, 2024 – 4.25% increase


Effective June 27, 2025 – 4.00% increase


Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

Premium PayIn addition to the hourly salary, eligible applicants may receive premium pay for the items listed below:
  • Bilingual pay: Qualified employees who meet the criteria found (page 16shall receive an additional seventy $0.70 per hour for all hours paid.
  • Night Shift Differential pay: Employees assigned to a night shift shall be paid a night shift differential for each hour actually worked on the assigned night shift. Pay rate is determined by assigned shift hours found   (page 14).
  • Nurse Hiring Incentive: Upon completion of new employee probation, eligible employees shall receive a one-time lump sum incentive of $1,000, within 2 pay periods.
  • Nurse Retention: Upon completion of 10,400 service hours (approximately 5 years of service) in a Nurse classification, you will receive 3% of your annual base salary as a one-time lump sum payment.
  • Jail Supplement pay: An employee in this classification who is assigned to work in an adult or juvenile correctional or institutional facility shall receive an additional $1.50 per hour for all paid hours.
  • Call-Back pay: An employee in this classification who returns to work because of an agency/department request shall be eligible for Call-Back pay as detailed (page 15)

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 This recruitment is being held to establish an open eligible list to fill current and future

Comprehensive Care Nurse Practitioner II - Medical Services

vacancies within Health Care Agency, Correctional Health Services. The eligible list established may also be used to fill similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange.


DEADLINE TO APPLY
This recruitment is open to the public and will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days. This recruitment will be open on a continuous basis and will close at 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
THE AGENCY
The is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the leadership of the Agency Director, a dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five (5) service areas - Strategy and Special Projects, Mental Health and Recovery Services, Correctional Health Services, Medical Health Services, and Public Health Services - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.

THE PROGRAM 
is comprised of two separate entities. Adult Correctional Health Services (ACHS) provides medical, dental, nursing, infection control, health education, and pharmaceutical services at a community standard of care, and provides mental health services including 24-hour emergency triage and crisis intervention, suicide prevention, treatment beds, individual and group therapy, substance use counseling, medication assessment and discharge planning to all adult inmates in the County's five (5) correctional facilities. Juvenile Health Services (JHS) provides medical, nursing, dental, and pharmaceutical services at a community standard of care for youth who reside in the County’s four residential facilities operated by County of Orange Probation (OC Probation) and Social Services Agency (SSA) Departments.

THE OPPORTUNITY
Under direction of the Adult CHS Administrative Nurse Practitioner and Medical Director, the Comprehensive Care Nurse Practitioner II - Medical Services general duties are as follows:
  • Provide chronic and urgent care to patients (including suture, incision and drainage, and toenail removal) 
  • Provide case management for chronic diseases
  • Provide Medicated Assisted Treatment to Substance Use Disorder patients
  • Collaborate closely with the following:
    • Onsite physicians to assess and manage difficult cases
    • Onsite RNs to ensure appropriate levels of care delivery
    • Mental Health providers to ensure appropriate treatment of complex patients
  • Order and perform diagnostic tests required by Agency policy and patient needs
  • Perform complete physical examinations, analyze data, and determine diagnosis
  • Weekend coverage may be required
  • Other work as assigned

The Comprehensive Care Nurse Practitioner II - Medical Services incumbents are required to pass a comprehensive background investigation prior to offer and acceptance of employment.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES:
The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge and experience in the following core competencies:  

Technical Knowledge:
  • Providing Medicated Assisted Treatment to Substance Use Disorder patients
  • Providing the full spectrum of health care services to include health promotion, disease prevention, health protection and disease management, including urgent care services
  • Using advanced health assessment skills to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings
  • Prescribing medications within scope of practice
  • Directing and establishing clear directions to nursing staff for continuity of care
Service Oriented:
  • Creating a climate of patient-centered care to include confidentiality, privacy, comfort, emotional support, mutual trust, and respect
  • Providing genuine and compassionate nursing care towards incarcerated clients
  • Making sound decisions by applying medical and treatment analysis and nursing experience
  • Relaying essential medical information efficiently to nursing staff for client's continuity of care
  • Work collaboratively with other CHS staff and processes, including OC Sheriff personnel
Adaptability and Safety Focus:
  • Working effectively in a changing and stressful environment, and making adjustments as necessary
  • Reducing jail-related liability risks by being compliant with Federal and State laws and mandated standards
  • Being aware of any environmental hazards while working inside the facility
  • Being alert and aware of personal safety and security while providing care and/or treatment to unstable or unpredictable clients
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
  • Applicants must NOT have felony convictions or be on any form of probation
  • Must be able to pass and maintain background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner. Background screening includes: completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e., degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services (N.A.C.E.S.)
  • The Correctional facilities is a 24-hour, 7 day a week facility, incumbents must be able to work on weekends, evenings or night shift and holidays
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
For detailed information on Comprehensive Care Nurse Practitioner II minimum qualifications, including Physical and Mental Requirements, Environmental and Working Conditions

RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition. 

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer): Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step. 

Application Appraisal Panel | Application Rating (Weighted 100%): An Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate all application materials for job knowledge, competencies, and related experience described above. Only the most qualified candidates will be placed on the eligible list.

Note: The information you provide will be used as a scoring device, so please be descriptive in your response. "See Resume" is not a qualifying response and will not be scored in lieu of the required information.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

Eligible List: Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click  to review the policy. 
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