Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Registered Nurse II (PHN Option)

Community Development Agency

Recruitment #RT-5305-01

Introduction

This is a reinstatement, transfer or voluntary demotion opportunity for current and former regularly appointed employees of Alameda County.

Reinstatement:
Pursuant to Civil Service Rule 1744: On the request of a department head and approval of the Commission, a regularly appointed employee who resigned in good standing may, within three years after the effective date of his/her resignation, be reinstated in a position in the class from which he/she resigned or in a position in another class for which he/she may be eligible as determined by the Commission. Appointments by reinstatement following resignation are subject to the probationary period established for the class. You must have been a classified County employee in the same job code or in a job code at the same salary maximum and left the County in good standing. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

Transfer:
You must be a current County classified employee in the same job code or in a job code with the same salary maximum for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

Voluntary Demotion:
You must be a current County classified employee in a job code which is at a higher salary maximum than the vacancy for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

DESCRIPTION




COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
To enhance the quality-of-life of County residents and plan for the future well-being of the County's diverse communities; to balance the physical, economic, and social needs of County residents through land use planning, environmental management, neighborhood improvement, and community development; and to promote and protect agriculture, the environment, economic vitality and human health

HEALTHY HOMES DEPARTMENT 
Established in 1991, the Alameda County Healthy Homes Department has become a national leader in childhood lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes programs, combining health, environmental and residential hazard reduction services under one umbrella.


The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department's unique multidisciplinary approach serves the community in order to eliminate environmental lead contamination, prevent childhood lead poisoning and improve health outcomes by addressing housing problems. The Program provides case management of lead poisoned children, community outreach and education, training, lead hazard reduction services, healthy homes interventions, and consultations.  More information on what our department provides can be found here:  https://www.achhd.org

THE POSITION
Registered Nurse II positions are located in the Health Care Services Agency, Social Services Agency and Community Development Agency. Registered Nurse IIs provide a variety of nursing care services, case management, treatment plan, teaching, counseling and referral to clients and families in a home and/or community setting, provide nursing assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation; coordinate care with other health care providers, professionals and other agencies and community representatives; assist in the prevention of communicable diseases; and perform related duties as required.

THE VACANCY 
Healthy Homes Department currently has an opening for Registered Nurse II-PHN option.  This position provides Nursing Case Management to families of children with elevated blood lead levels and requires a Public Health Nurse Certificate to conduct home visits with families.  The nursing process is utilized to provide health education on lead poisoning prevention, lead source identification, monitoring of blood lead levels, developmental evaluation and monitoring, coordination with medical providers, linkages to ancillary services and resources, advocacy, and evaluation of health outcomes. This position works with a multidisciplinary team of paraprofessionals in the environmental and housing sectors within the Department to address the housing-based aspects of the child’s lead poisoning for best health outcomes. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications below, these positions require possession of a current and valid Public Health Nursing (PHN) Certificate issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

For Both Levels I & II

License/Certificate:

- Possession of a current and valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.
- Some positions may require possession of a current and valid Public Health Nurse (PHN) Certificate issued by the State of California
- Some positions may require a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Special Requirements:

1. In compliance with the Administrative Simplification provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), employees in this classification are required to possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number prior to their first day on the job.

2. In Compliance with Medicare regulations, employees in this classification are required to complete the "Medicare Enrollment Process for Physicians and non-Physician Practitioners" through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, prior to their first day on the job. Active enrollment in Medicare is a condition of employment. Failure to attain or maintain active enrollment will result in termination.


For Level II

Either I
Experience:

The equivalent of six months of full-time experience as a Registered Nurse I in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney's Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

Or II

The equivalent of one year of full-time recent experience with the last five years at a comparable level as a Registered Nurse in a clinical and/or public health setting.
Some positions may require one (1) year of experience in a specialty area.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• Theories, principles, procedures, techniques, standards and practices of public health nursing.
• Anatomy, physiology, chemistry, pharmacology, growth and development, medical surgical nursing, nutrition, community health, and population based communities.
• Principles and practices of the nursing process.
• Wellness to illness continuum.
• Nursing procedures, techniques, equipment and supplies.
• Contact investigation and infection control principles.
• Health systems, agencies, and patterns of referral.
• Major disease conditions, current prevention techniques, therapies, and treatments.
• Community resources and health systems.
• Collaborative health planning with multi-disciplinary teams.
• Principles and practices of effective organization.
• Computer applications related to the work.

Ability to:

• Maintain confidentiality.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Teach and counsel patients, families, and staff.
• Exercise independent judgment.
• Interpret data.
• Analyze, evaluate and draw logical conclusions.
• Respond effectively to emergency situations.
• Exercise interpersonal sensitivity to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, other agencies and the public.
• Practice effective nursing in diverse/multicultural environments.
• Plan, organize and prioritize.
• Make effective use of available materials and human resources.
• Provide safe, effective and efficient nursing care.

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

 

Conclusion

TO APPLY: Please contact Lidice De la Fuente at Lidice.delafuente@acgov.org or call 510-567-8291.

You are encouraged to apply immediately as this posting is open until filled and may close at anytime.

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer