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INTRODUCTION

The Family Health Services Division of the Health and Social Services Department is currently recruiting for regular full-time positions to provide adult primary care and pediatric care services.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill part-time and full-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.

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, incumbents assess and diagnosis medical needs of ambulatory and medical clinic patients, develop and implement treatment and intervention plans and evaluate progress. They also conduct education/referral; case management; health promotion; disease prevention; community outreach; and medication administration.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assesses the health status and needs of individuals and families; diagnoses conditions; develops treatment plans; and furnishes and dispenses medication and medical devises.

Interviews patients; takes medical histories; performs physical exams; makes diagnoses; orders laboratory tests; collects specimens; reviews lab results; treats conditions; administers immunizations; and performs triage and emergency aid.

Prepares and maintains medical records, reports, charts and other documentation; coordinates with other clinicians and makes referrals for additional services.

Counsels patients and families regarding diagnosis and treatment; provides case management; and conducts utilization reviews to determine appropriate actions.

Drives a mobile medical van.

Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Clinic, hospital or public health experience is desired.
DOCUMENT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the courses and units completed), license and certificates. Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts and license and certificates within five (5) days from the application submittal date will 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.
LICENSING/CERTIFICATION REQ

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
Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant:

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.

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.

ADA COMPLIANCE

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motion.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force consistently to move objects.

SELECTION PLAN

01/03/2012 Tentative date for initial review of applications.
BENEFITS

SALARY POLICIES - The starting salary is ordinarily the first rate shown on the front of the announcement. Salary advancement is authorized after satisfactory completion of additional periods outlined in the employees memoranda of understanding or the Countys Personnel and Salary Resolution. Longevity, shift differential, bilingual, call-back and stand-by pay maybe available for some job classes.

HOLIDAYS Regular and limited-term employees receive 12 paid holidays per year.

ANNUAL/SICK LEAVE - Regular and limited-term employees accrue vacation leave at the rate of ten days per year. After a certain period of continuous service, employees accrue vacation time at a higher rate as outlined in the employees memoranda of understanding or resolution. Regular and limited-term full time employees accumulate 12 sick leave days per year.

RETIREMENT - The County is a member of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and benefits are coordinated with Social Security. The County has reciprocity with all State PERS and County 1937 Act Retirement Systems agencies. PERS retirement for miscellaneous employees is based on a formula of 2.7% @55. Pending County Board of Supervisors adoption, PERS retirement for miscellaneous employees will be based on a formula of 2% @60.

HEALTH BENEFITS - Employees and their dependents are eligible for vision and dental insurance with 100% of the cost paid by the County of Solano. The County also participates in a cafeteria medical plan administered by PERS HealthCare (eligibility is dependent upon job class).

OTHER BENEFITS Employees may also elect to participate in deferred compensation, credit union, life insurance, and flexible spending plan. All County employees are eligible to purchase auto and/or home owners, renter insurance from Liberty Mutual Insurance. An Employee Assistance Program is also provided.

EXTRA-HELP - Extra-help employees do not receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment.

SELECTION PROCESS

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. 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 interview, 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.

HOW TO APPLY

All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (e.g. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, certificates, DD-214) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website or at the Department of Human Resources office, and are due within five (5) calendar days of the final filing date or within five (5) calendar days from application submittal if the recruitment is Open & Continuous or Open until Filled.

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. 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

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 DD214, showing discharge type, must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date. Applicants who have a service connected disability must 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 discharge under honorable conditions shall have 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 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 special testing arrangements, must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://webstartadmin/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=6664.

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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All persons hired will be required to participate in the direct deposit program.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ACT Depending on the applicants job class, prospective employees may be required to undergo a Urine Drug Test in accordance with the Solano County Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace Policy once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Solano County employees are subject to the provisions of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the California Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.

BACKGROUND PROCESS The background process may include but not limited to conducting a reference check, completing a personal history statement, conducting a background interview, and live scan fingerprinting. The County of Solano also utilizes e-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION - Prior to appointment, candidates may be required to pass a medical examination. Candidates are encouraged not to quit or give notice to present employers until the medical examination has been completed and passed.

APPOINTMENT - At the time of appointment, all candidates will be required to execute an oath of allegiance to the United States and the State of California and may be fingerprinted. Candidates will also be required to offer proof that they are a lawfully admitted alien or U.S. citizen.

EXAMINATION APPEALS Applicants for Civil Service positions may appeal their disqualification in any phase of the examination process by submitting a written statement to the Director of Human Resources, within five (5) calendar days of the action. Applicants must indicate the action being appealed, the specific basis for the appeal, and the remedy sought.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD - All new positions are required to successfully complete a minimum probationary period of 6 to 12 months, depending upon the job class. A probationary period does not apply to "at will" positions.

DISASTER WORKERS - In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.

EXTRA-HELP An employee appointed to an extra-help position must meet all the requirements of the corresponding regular position. Extra-help employees cannot work more than 999 hours in the fiscal year. Extra-help employees are excluded from civil service and do not have rights to regular or continued employment.

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"
Family Health Services (FHS) outpatient clinics are a part of the Solano County Public Health Department in northern California. FHS is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), which provides primary medical care to the underserved population. Our mission is to provide superior, comprehensive primary care to the residents in Solano County. FHS offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and a retirement plan.

FHS believes in the team approach to providing medical care to our patients. This collaborative, multidisciplinary culture gives you the support you need to provide quality medical care to your patients.