County of Santa Clara

  • 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, United States

Mission

The mission of the County of Santa Clara is to plan for the needs of a dynamic community, provide quality services, and promote a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all.

Core Values

Demonstrate ethical conduct reflecting honest and integrity.
As individuals and as an organization, our actions represent responsibility and accountability. We uphold the principles of equality, fairness, and objectivity.
 
Commit to efficient, effective, quality services.
We seek continuous improvement. We collaborate within and across departments for the good of the customer and community.
 
Value the community.
We create an inclusive environment that supports the diversity of our community.
We take action to communicate openly and frequently, encourage public participation.
 
Uphold our fiscal responsibility.
We use the resources entrusted to us wisely. We effectively balance the needs of the community with available resources while advocating for the best value and best service.
 
Exhibit mutual respect.
We value employees and recognize the importance of their contribution in service delivery to the community. We exercise respect and courtesy at all levels of the organization. We acknowledge differences of opinion exist and while we may differ, we continue to value effective working relationships.
 
Encourage innovation and flexibility.
We are receptive to creative suggestions and solutions. We foster internal and external partnerships that advance our mission, values, and goals.

 

73 job(s) at County of Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 17, 2018
Full Time
The Health Care Program Analyst series describes levels of positions assigned the responsibility of performing duties and supervising various service delivery systems and program activities within the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System. Positions in this series are assigned to a department or across several departments and provide analytical and program support for a variety of services. Incumbents may be assigned to manage contract services or participate in the evaluation of service program and delivery systems. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc   Typical Tasks Note: The following tasks are typical of those performed by incumbents in this class series, other related duties may be performed. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual at each level.   Conducts or participates in a variety of health and hospital related financial, systems and analytical studies; performs cost studies; develops marketing plans and strategies; and conducts feasibility studies;   Plans, organizes and directs the work of an assigned Health and Hospital project or program;   Directs, evaluates and trains subordinate staff;   Defines reporting and information needs and coordinates systems modifications with Information Services;   Coordinates various health care services with other departments, outside vendors and service providers to achieve program goals;   Identifies program problems, determines appropriate action and makes recommendations for problem resolution; assists in the implementation of program enhancements and service improvements;   Conducts a variety of studies to determine best practices, customer satisfaction, and to evaluate service delivery systems;   Negotiates and monitors contracts with outside service providers and business partners;   Analyzes and interprets existing, new and proposed legislation for cost and program impacts;   Responds to a variety of information requests from both inside and outside the agency;   Prepares and presents a variety of budgetary, informational and statistical reports and makes recommendations in writing, graphic and oral presentations;   Uses a variety of information applications and databases to develop schedules and special reports. Employment Standards Sufficient education and experience which directly demonstrates the possession and application of the following knowledge and abilities: Administrative or analytical work would include: Analyzing, evaluating and making recommendations on various management functions. Some of the management functions would include conducting a variety of analytical studies and surveys on organization, procedures, budget issues; reviewing and analyzing current or proposed policies, procedures, systems; statistical analysis and reports; organization structure, operations analysis, work flow and staffing, management and organizational systems and procedures; and is involved in making recommendations. Health Care Program Analyst II Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are typically attained through training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from a college or university in health care administration, public administration or a related field AND three years of professional level analytical and administrative experience, one of which must be in a health care setting. A Master's degree in one of the disciplines listed above may be substituted for one year of the non-health care experience. Knowledge of:   Principles and practices of health care system management;   Operations analysis and policy and procedures development;   Concepts of current health care information systems and report writing;   Health care organizational structure and program components;   Hospital regulatory requirements;   Current legislation and trends in government policy that affect health care providers;   Methods and techniques of data collection and statistical analysis;   Concepts of contract management and negotiations;   Project management;   Healthcare regulatory and reporting requirements. Ability to:   Collect, synthesize and analyze a wide variety of information;   Analyze health care information and management systems and determine adaptability to hospital needs;   Analyze policies and procedures and make recommendations to management;   Prepare and present clear and concise reports;   Work independently in a wide variety of Health and Hospital assignments;   Utilize computers and software to analyze health care related issues;   Make recommendations for program and procedural modifications based on legislative changes;   Establish and maintain effective communication with agency staff and health care professionals at all levels, other health agencies/providers, and the general public. Closing Date/Time: 9/28/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 15, 2018
Full Time
Incumbents in this position are experts in technology planning and the development of technology architecture. Information Technology (IT) Planner/Architects participate in a team, conceptualizing and developing the information systems strategic plans identified by the Business IT Strategic Planner. This position reports to the Chief Information Officer or to a Division Manager and is responsible for the creation of comprehensive strategic and tactical IT plans to support the long-term business needs of the County's IT infrastructure. In addition, this position designs and develops highly technical architectural plans which include hardware, software, network, data and other dimensions to cover all aspects of information technology. This position is also responsible for research and development efforts to ensure the effective implementation and function of new technologies into the current IT infrastructure. The IT Planner/Architect helps to transfer new technologies into the normal practice of the organization in order to improve the software quality and productivity of software development activities. Typical Tasks Develops policies and strategic and architectural plans for the use and support of information technology: identifies IT requirements and assesses status of existing technological applications in order to improve software quality, increase productivity, and decrease the cycle time for systems development; Advises executive and division managers on new technologies and on the impact of business needs on information technology strategies; Assesses the effectiveness of specific technologies supporting county and agency business plans; Develops five-year strategic plan, three-year tactical plan and a one-year IT Operations Plan which help to determine the technical direction, policy, standards and objectives for county-wide and agency-specific IT architecture; Identifies new technologies and application development opportunities consistent with the information architecture model; Prioritizes proposed IT improvement efforts to meet customer business needs; Develops financial requests for budgets, resources and projected staffing levels for the implementation of architectural components; Develops and documents the IT model review process to include yearly updates; Plans overall resource requirements to meet the objectives of the Operating Plan; Develops and maintains an IT project planning procedure used by managers to develop and test new application developments; Selects, trains, evaluates and directs the work of subordinate staff; Provides direction for the development of the County's IT strategic planning process; Manages technology proof-of-concept pilots; Conducts research on IT industry direction, emerging technologies and IT management approaches; Manages highly complex projects and guides upper-level management to transfer new technologies into the organization in a timely fashion; Other related duties, as required. Employment Standards Training and experience equivalent to possession of a four (4) year degree in computer science, information systems, business or a closely related field.   AND   Five (5) years experience in the field of systems analysis, systems engineering, IT strategic planning, and IT architecture development of which at least three (3) years includes supervisory experience. Knowledge of: Advanced principles of IT architecture and strategic information technology planning; New developments in IT and their relevance to current business needs and architecture strategies; State-wide and industry direction for public access to government information; Principles of management including budget development and execution; Principles and practices of supervision, staff development, organization, administration and personnel management, and labor relations; Techniques of project management and coordination, budget estimation and preparation; Electronic security theory and principles; County direction, priorities, business plans and operational practices. Ability to: Manage project teams: guide and facilitate a diverse cross-section of program management and technical professionals in the development of desired technology strategies; Select, train, supervise, develop and evaluate staff, including matching skills of staff to project needs; Balance competing demands and priorities for resources; Identify areas of research and opportunities for technological improvements; Exercise technical and managerial judgment in pursuing business opportunities, select technological directions, adopt negotiation processes, and manage service delivery expectations in an environment with rapid change and uncertainty; Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with both technical and non-technical audiences including: County & Agency executive management, department stakeholder groups, technology vendors/consultants, and other state agencies and local governments; Conceptualize and develop long-term strategies for IT architecture; Conduct strategic planning sessions; Work collaboratively to develop both individual objectives and county-wide policies. Closing Date/Time: 9/30/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 15, 2018
Full Time
Under supervision, to assist with the office and field work involved in acquiring, managing, leasing and disposition of real property and rights-of-way. Typical Tasks Performs office and field work involved in the acquisition and disposition of real property or rights-of-way for public use;   Gathers information from the offices of the Assessor, Recorder and Title Offices, as well as from other real estate sources;   Examines and interprets title reports;   Negotiates for or prepares leases, deeds, reconveyances, quitclaims, agreements or other necessary actions;   Conducts negotiations for acquisition of various interests in real property such as fee interests, easements and leases;   Secures and assists in the preparation of data for condemnation proceedings, escrow or recording;   Manages, leases and disposes of real property;   Directs the preparation of maps for use in condemnation proceedings or other acquisition transactions;   Assists in the preparation of reports or appraisals for the purpose of acquiring, managing or leasing of real property or rights-of-way;   Assists in the preparation or review of environmental impact reports and related documents.   Assists with research and preparation of housing and relocation studies;   Assists with relocation assistance to displaced homes and businesses;   Assists in maintaining up-to-date local, state and federal rules and regulations on environmental assessments;   Assists with presentations at public meetings;   Prepares various reports and correspondence;   Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledges and abilities below. Experience Note: Generally these requirements would be achieved by the equivalent of a four year college degree. Experience substitutions may include negotiations for leases, real estate sales, appraisal, title and escrow work, relocation or environmental studies. Possession of a valid California driver's license. Knowledge of: Basic principles and procedures of real estate transactions;   Terminology used in real estate transactions such as leases, rights of way, easements and escrows. Ability to: Understand and apply laws relating to public acquisition of property;   Assemble and analyze data logically and make mathematical computations accurately;   Speak and write clearly and concisely;   Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Closing Date/Time: 9/28/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 14, 2018
Part Time
Under close supervision, incumbents apply the theoretical concepts of nursing in order to perform routine nursing patient care within established nursing policies and procedures in controlled patient care situations; and develop the skills, knowledge and techniques of acute nursing. This is the entry-level class in the series.   VMC Rehabilitation comes alive each day with activity that few other centers in the country can match.  As a comprehensive, acute care center, VMC operates specialized units for spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, strokes and other conditions that might require rehabilitation care.  Physicians, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Recreational Therapists, Case Managers, Psychologists and others bring enormous expertise and compassion to their work.   Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc   Typical Tasks Assessment Obtains data for nursing assessment from patient and/or family;   Learns to utilize assessment data to formulate nursing diagnosis;   Observes patient behavior and documents in a clear, concise manner. Planning   Identifies obvious patient care problems and established priorities for care based on nursing and medical diagnoses;   Under direction initiates a patient care plan and collaborates with other staff members when appropriate; may suggest revisions to a patient care plan dependent upon the changing needs of the patient;   Contributes to the development of unit standards of care;   Under direction, plans patient teaching activities. Implementation   Complies with external and internal licensure regulations and accreditation body standards pertaining to nursing practice;   Recognizes and implements legal and ethical responsibilities and duties of registered nurses;   Establishes priorities and gives nursing care based on the patient care plan;   Accepts accountability for all nursing care provided;   Monitors compliance with safety standards and care protocols for self and others;   Documents nursing care given and patient's response to care;   Assists in coordinating the activities needed to implement the patient care plan;   Participates in implementation of patient discharge plan;   Under direction teaches patient and families.   Seeks supervision and guidance in developing nursing skills, in performing procedures not yet mastered and when functioning in unfamiliar situations. Evaluation   Evaluates the patient's response to care provided;   Communicates evaluation outcomes to appropriate staff;   Evaluates teaching provided by self and others. Employment Standards Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse or RN Interim Permittee as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position as indicated above. Experience Note: An entry candidate typically would acquire the qualifications listed for this position by possessing a valid California Registered Nurse License and less than one year acute care nursing experience, or California Interim Permit issued to a graduate of a registered nurse program. A re-entry candidate would typically have past acute care nursing experience, have just completed a registered nurse refresher program, and have an active California Registered Nurse License. Closing Date/Time: 9/28/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 14, 2018
Part Time
Under supervision, Clinical Nurse II apply the theoretical concepts of nursing to clinical practice by performing routine patient care assignments and established nursing policies and procedures in controlled patient care situations. Clinical Nurse II would acquire the qualifications listed for this position by possessing a valid California Registered Nurse license and at least one year of recent acute care experience. New Graduate Nurses do not meet the requirements for a Clinical Nurse II.   VMC Rehabilitation comes alive each day with activity that few other centers in the country can match.  As a comprehensive, acute care center, VMC operates specialized units for spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, strokes and other conditions that might require rehabilitation care.  Physicians, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Recreational Therapists, Case Managers, Psychologists and others bring enormous expertise and compassion to their work.   Typical Tasks Assessment Interviews patient and/or family to obtain data for nursing assessment, records and reports data;   Utilizes assessment data to formulate nursing diagnosis;   Applies knowledge of normal parameters; identifies deviation from normal, obvious patient problems, symptoms, and/or behavioral changes. Reports these to the appropriate authority;   Makes observations about physical, psycho-social, cultural, learning needs and response of patient and families; documents in a clear, concise manner. Planning Identifies patient care problems and establishes priorities for care based on nursing and medical diagnosis;   Understands goals and plans of care, for the usual patient population;   Initiates a patient care plan and collaborates when appropriate;   Contributes to the revision of the initial patient care plan dependent upon the changing needs of the patient;   Contributes to the development of unit standards of care;   Plans patient teaching activities. Implementation   Establishes priorities and gives nursing care based on the patient care plan;   Implements the patient care plan;   Seeks supervision and guidance in further developing nursing skills, in performing procedures not yet mastered and/or in functioning in unfamiliar situations;   Accepts accountability for all nursing care provided;   Monitors compliance with safety standards and care protocols for self and others;   Records nursing care given and patient's response to care;   Assists in coordinating the activities needed to implement the patient care plan;   Participates in implementation of patient discharge plan;   Teaches patient and families;   Compiles with external and internal regulations pertaining to nursing practice; recognizes legal and ethical duties and responsibilities of registered nurses.   May participate in research projects. Evaluation   Evaluates the patient's response to care provided;   Communicates evaluation outcomes;   Evaluates teaching provided by self and others. Employment Standards Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position as indicated above. Experience Note: A candidate typically would acquire the qualifications listed for this position by possessing a valid California Registered Nurse license and at least one year of recent acute care experience.   Veterans Preference Information This recruitment has been identified as non-entry level by the Human Resources Director. Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received an honorable discharge within the last five years, will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veteran's), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically scored examination. Closing Date/Time: 9/28/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 14, 2018
Full Time
Under general direction, to monitor, coordinate and facilitate the delivery of required medical treatments and services of assigned patients of Valley Medical Center. Submission of a valid Registered Nurse license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing is required. At least one year of case management or acute hospital experience is desirable. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks Reviews, on an ongoing basis, assigned patient charts for adherence to treatment plans;   Monitors progress of patient treatment and services;   Coordinates and acts as liaison between various disciplines to expedite completion of services and treatments within estimated goal time frame;   Resolves situations causing delays in service and treatment;   Researches, communicates and recommends, when appropriate, alternative, more cost effective, service delivery;   Participates in case management departmental meetings;   Participates in patient rounds as needed;   Confers with appropriate individuals regarding patient treatment and service aspects in other specialty areas;   Serves as member of various hospital committees;   Performs other related duties as assigned. Employment Standards Possession of applicable license or certification in one of the following health care or allied health care area of expertise: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Social Work, or other related field. -AND- Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and abilities: Knowledge of: Medical terminology used in diagnosis and treatment;   Various acute care hospital specialties;   Financial processes of various private and public funding sources;   Private and governmental insurers and medical assistance programs;   Alternative available patient services and treatment;   Acute care hospital operations, organization, systems and service areas;   Various criteria for determining level of care. Ability to:   Communicate effectively, tactfully, and assertively;   Develop and maintain effective working relationships with peers and other medical professionals;   Work effectively and in cooperation with other organizations, departments and personnel;   Remain knowledgeable regarding available alternative treatments and services;   Resolve complex interdisciplinary problems in an expeditious and effective manner. Closing Date/Time: 9/27/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 13, 2018
Full Time
Under direction, to train and supervise the work of Staff Respiratory Care Practitioners on an assigned shift; to plan, develop and present a continuing education program in the principles and techniques of administering respiratory care procedures; to implement clinical experience plans for respiratory care students; and to perform respiratory care services. This position is for a full time 12-hour Nigh Shift position.  Weekend work is required every two (2) months for two month period.  Will have rotating 8 week schedule with other night shift supervisor. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks Trains and supervises assigned staff;   Schedules and makes work assignments to Respiratory Care Personnel;   Counsels staff and students;   Maintains work flow and reassigns subordinates as necessary;   Makes rounds to review work of practitioners to insure compliance with physicians' orders and to maintain quality of work performed;   Acts as liaison with nursing staff and physicians during shift;   Through consultation with the Chief Respiratory Care Practitioner, Staff Practitioners and Hospital Administration evaluates training needs and develops a continuing education program for practitioners and other hospital staff;   Conducts in-service training on a group level as well as assisting individuals to achieve their personal educational goals;   Provides orientation training for new staff;   Prepares, administers and evaluates examinations for staff and students;   Maintains and up-dates procedures manuals;   Serves as resource to other divisions and assists them with their continuing education needs in the field of respiratory care;   Evaluates new equipment and trains staff in its use;   Develops and maintains training and performance records and prepares reports;   Administers respiratory care treatments in emergency and urgent situations;   Performs routine respiratory care procedures and assists in patient care as required by workload;   Anticipates needs and provides services in a courteous, sensitive, responsive and efficient manner;   Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of a valid certificate to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner issued by the State of California; or eligibility for certification in accordance with California law, subject to successful completion of the next scheduled examination (within one year of employment). Possession of a valid certificate to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner Sufficient education, training, and increasingly responsible clinical experience as a respiratory care practitioner in a critical care setting, including training or experience in developing and presenting education programs, which demonstrates possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities. Knowledge of: Principles of supervision, training and administration;   Principles, methods and techniques of administering sustaining gases and their effect on the human body;   Anatomy, physiology, physics, chemistry, mathematics and pharmacology pertinent to respiratory care;   Clinical applications of gas, humidity and aerosol therapy, positive pressure breathing treatments, assisted and controlled mechanical ventilation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and chest physical therapy;   Teaching methods and practices;   Sterilization, microbiology and infection control measures;   Uses, care and maintenance of equipment used in respiratory care;   Infection control measures. Ability to:   Schedule and supervise the work of others;   Train others in the principles, methods and techniques of respiratory care procedures;   Identify training needs;   Work with a variety of technical and clinical variables;   Apply medical theory to the practice of respiratory care;   Analyze clinical patient information and make proper decisions regarding level and priority of treatments;   Select proper equipment to perform normal and emergency procedures;   Communicate with patients, staff and the public from varying educations, technical and cultural backgrounds;   Counsel staff and students;   Remain calm under stresses of workload, emergencies and patient emotions;   Be sensitive, courteous and responsive;   Be a role model to staff and other managers and exemplify County and Hospital standards of service. Closing Date/Time: 10/4/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 13, 2018
Full Time
Under direction, to act as the County Surveyor and to plan and supervise the activities and staff whose primary purpose is to review and approve maps to be filed under the requirements of State Land Surveyors Acts, Government Code, and Local Ordinances; to implement and maintain the Geographical Information System (GIS), and to perform land surveying. The County Surveyor manages the daily functions of the County Surveyor's Office within the Development Services Division of the Department of Planning and Development. The County Surveyor reports directly to the Principle Development Services Engineer. The County Surveyor's duties include managing and directing both field and office staff, approving maps and surveys, providing customer support to the public and professional land surveyors, providing professional land survey services related to the preservation of monuments, coordinating with other County Offices and Departments regarding County related survey work, and managing the budget of the County Surveyor's Office. The County Surveyor is responsible for developing and implementing programs and services, developing program policies and procedures, and ensuring compliance with laws, rules, policies and procedures. Typical Tasks Directs the review and approval of all Tract and Parcel maps, and Certificate of Corrections in the unincorporated area, and all records of survey maps and comer records in all cities and in the unincorporated area, prior to recordation, and the indexing and microfilming of filed maps;   Directs the Review and approval of annexation boundaries (cities and special districts) for the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), and the review and approval of all city conducted annexations, and prepares special district boundaries for the County.   Plans, assigns and directs the work of field and office surveying staff in conducting field surveys, and in the preparation and filings of records of survey, comer records, legal descriptions, and official maps of the lands of Santa Clara County.   Directs the implementation and maintenance of the GIS for Santa Clara County.   Assists in the preparation of the annual budget, works with and approves payments to various contractors for surveying and map reviews, and administers the Survey Monumentation Fund;   Supervises the maintenance of the County Surveyor records;   Directs surveying conditioning for land development projects;   Certifies monumentation for monument bond release;   Directs the interpretation and enforcement of the State Land Surveyors Act, Subdivision Map Act and local ordinances, communicates with private land surveyors regarding County policies, and serves as expert witness in court cases involving related issues;   Initiates and or prepares surveying related legislation and amendments;   Assists the general public and historians in locating desired survey information, and explaining and interpreting property descriptions and survey maps and data;   Coordinates with Federal and State agencies on geodetic control activities in the County;   Represents the County at various professional meetings and conferences;   Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Sufficient training and experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and abilities. Possession of the qualifications required for "County Surveyor" by any applicable laws. Possession of certification and licensing as a "Land Surveyor" by the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors as described in the Professional Land Surveyors Act, Business and Professional Code, State of California. Knowledge of: Engineering principles, practices and mathematics;   All phases of land surveying and map preparation including principals of geodetic control;   Construction methods and engineering specification preparation;   Aerial photogrammetry;   Laws and regulations pertaining to land surveying in the State of California;   Principles of employee supervision, training, and development;   Principles and practices of organization and administrative, fiscal and program management;   Community and agency consultation methods and procedures. Ability to: Plan, organize, control, and evaluate public service programs;   Plan and assign workloads clearly and effectively;   Train, develop, and motivate staff;   Gather, compile and analyze engineering data, and prepare technical engineering reports;   Prepare records of survey or parcel maps;   Analyze situations, determine courses of action, and proceed independently;   Resolve differences related to complex land survey disputes and serve as an expert witness;   Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with public and private engineers, surveyors, a variety of government and community officials, and others contacted in the course of work;   Consult with and advise top administrators on the activities and status of the program;   Develop short and long range budget plans that accurately reflect program needs. Closing Date/Time: 9/26/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 13, 2018
Full Time
Under general supervision of the Chief Operating Officer in the Office of the County Executive, conducts independent investigations of assigned whistleblower complaints. The Office of the County Executive is seeking motivated individuals who possesses the highest level of integrity and honesty and who will work in collaboration and coordination with the Office of the County Counsel. These two (2) positions will be responsible for conducting independent investigations of personnel-related complaints. These individuals will develop and document Whistleblower Program protocols and prepare reports for the Board of Supervisors. And, these positions will provide information and best practices to the County Counsel, County Executive, and Board of Supervisors regarding the structure and functions of the Program, including policies and procedures. Typical Tasks Assists in developing and documenting Whistleblower protocols;   Adheres to the County's Whistleblower complaint process;   Conducts inquiries into possible violations of laws, rules and regulations for all matters that fall within the Whistleblower Program's authorities and responsibilities;   Develops and implements investigative plans for investigations and projects;   Responds to complainants within prescribed timelines;   Assists in identifying training needs, and with the development and provision of comprehensive and effective training programs for all levels of County employees;   Assists in maintaining records relating to investigations;   Gathers and analyzes information, documents and/or other evidence required;   Makes recommendations to the County Executive, and other appropriate parties as needed, regarding actions that should be taken to address identified violations;   Develops and presents written documents that include reports of investigation and memoranda to management;   Develops and presents oral briefings for management and/or the Board of Supervisors regarding findings and the status of complex and/or sensitive investigations;   May supervise professional and/or clerical staff involved in the whistleblower function;   May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; and   Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training, and experience, which demonstrate possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities:   Training and Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are acquired through the possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, or a closely related field;   AND   Three (3) years of experience performing whistleblower and/or employee investigations or similar work.   Knowledge of: Functions of public agencies;   Interviewing techniques;   Modern investigative techniques and practices;   Personnel management principles and techniques, including selection, hiring, supervision, evaluation, discipline, training and staff development;   Methods of identifying, preserving and presenting evidence;   Federal and California laws and regulations relating to Whistleblower programs;   Statistical methods and communication techniques utilized in the presentation of management information.   Ability to: Conduct needs analyses and surveys regarding whistleblower issues;   Gather, analyze, correlate and evaluate observed facts and evidence;   Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including effective public speaking;   Interview victims, witnesses and/or complainants effectively to obtain and clarify information related to the assigned matters;   Analyze new and revised statutes and proposed legislation regarding whistleblower programs and assist in implementing new policies and/or procedures as necessary;   Analyze situations, appraise people, and adopt effective courses of action as necessary;   Establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural workforce and community;   Understand, interpret and apply provisions of Federal, State, and local legislation, rules and regulations pertinent to the administration of programs and policies;   Reason logically and creatively and resolve complex and specialized managerial problems. Closing Date/Time: 9/26/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 13, 2018
Full Time
Under supervision, to perform law enforcement support and security functions not requiring peace officer training or assignment of a Deputy. Candidates must be able to pass a background investigation. Typical Tasks Specific duties of incumbents in this classification vary depending on their assignment. Duties may include but are not limited to the following:   Monitors electronic security and screening devices including access cards and fire system to prevent weapons from entering Court facilities, and to ensure court security;   Conducts hand searches on personal property to confiscate contraband or anything that may be used as a weapon, and may handle items which may contain chemical or biological hazards;   Controls access at Courthouse entrance and prevents the admittance of unauthorized persons into secured areas;   Supports Deputies in areas of public safety;   Answers questions and provides information to the public on rules and regulations pertaining to court procedures;   Maintains continuous radio contact with Sheriff's Office sworn personnel;   Submits daily activity reports and compiles statistics;   Retrieves supplies and paychecks from various locations;   Receives items and checks for proper quantity and description;   Issues and delivers items from storeroom;   Orders, stores, and issues law enforcement type equipment including weapons and ammunition, electronic and radio equipment, and safety equipment;   Stores property, equipment or other articles in appropriate storage areas;   Maintains an inventory control and record keeping system;   Makes minor adjustments or repairs of equipment;   Picks-up and delivers patrol vehicles for service, repair, or to install equipment;   Coordinates building operations repairs;   Receives, stores and disposes of bicycles received from Valley Transit Authority;   Coordinates the set-up for special functions held within the Sheriff's Office;   May testify in court;   Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Education, training and experience equivalent to graduation from High School and one year of public contact and record keeping experience. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle operator's license prior to appointment. Ability to pass a background check. Knowledge of:   Basic arithmetic calculations and functions;   Record keeping practices;   Principles of dealing with a variety of people;   Basic organization and function of a law enforcement agency;   Basic computer skills. Ability to:   Interpret and apply applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations;   Remain calm and use common sense in emergency situations;   Enforce rules and regulations with firmness and tact;   Deal effectively with the public;   Understand written and oral instructions;   Establish effective working relationships with others;   Maintain accurate records;   May access and operate various automated criminal justice information systems to research the disposition of cases;   Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;   Exercise independent judgment and work with minimal supervision;   Lift and carry moderately heavy and bulky items;   Deal tactfully with persons from a variety of cultural, educational, and occupational backgrounds who may be experiencing stressful situations. Closing Date/Time: 9/24/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 13, 2018
Full Time
Under general supervision and using clinical expertise, evaluates the speech and language needs of inpatients and outpatients in a hospital setting. Develops, implements, and documents treatment plans and goals designed to meet patient needs and acts as a clinical resource specialist to other therapists. This recruitment is for two (2) Full-Time assignments  at Valley Medical Center. The established list will be used to fill other vacancies as they occur. This list will also be used for temporary (extra help) opportunities.  If you are interested in such opportunities, please be sure to indicate that on the appropriate questions. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks Patient Care Performs complex evaluation and treatment with advanced skills in clinical reasoning, problem solving and treatment interventions;   Completes intake of the patient's history, current medical diagnosis, patient's prior level of functioning, and patient's goals;   Interprets and analyzes findings of speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disabilities to determine therapy diagnosis and prognosis;   Develops appropriate treatment plans that include specific treatment methods, duration and frequency of treatment, and goals;   Designs, implements and modifies therapeutic interventions to alleviate impairment and functional limitation that are appropriate to patient's diagnosis, age, impairments and prognosis;   Explains remediation procedures to other professionals and non-professionals;   Adapts treatment plans based on continuous assessment, progress made, and patient goals;   Performs indirect patient care duties such as communication and coordination of care with the patient, family, caregivers, and other professionals, conference reporting, documentation, and charging according to procedures;   Conducts patient/family/caregiver education and training;   Manages assigned caseload of patients, which includes scheduling and prioritizing patient care, and responsibility for patient care delegated to Clinical Fellows and Therapy Technicians;   Makes recommendations, including home programs and referrals to others as needed;   Maintains communication with supervisor regarding current caseload;   Serves as a consultant in an area of clinical specialty to staff therapists;   May act as a clinical liaison in specialty clinics. Clinical Supervisory Responsibilities  Supervises Clinical Fellows, Therapy Technicians, students and volunteers as assigned, and conducts clinical competencies of same;   Provides clinical guidance to other Speech-Language Pathologists in areas of expertise;   Assists Speech-Language Pathologist IIIs with training of staff therapists, assistants (PT and OT) and students;   Leads other therapists working on special projects or who are assigned to satellite facilities;   Provides orientation and training of new service personnel. Administrative Responsibilities  Prioritizes and schedules patient treatment as assigned;   Assumes selected responsibilities of other staff during temporary absences;   Assists in the day-to-day operations of assigned service;   Assists with the development and implementation of service policies, procedures, goals and objectives. Professional Development   Participates in internal and external professional and educational activities to enhance personal and professional growth;   Maintains appropriate amount of required continuing education units;   Participates in hospital research as appropriate;   Keeps current with new treatment techniques;   Assists with program development as assigned. Employment Standards A valid license, or temporary license, to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist from the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board of California and a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate the possession and application of the knowledge and abilities listed below. Experience Note The knowledge and abilities are typically acquired through at least two (2) years of professional experience as a Speech Pathologist and two or more specialty areas relevant to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Knowledge of Principles, methods, theory and practices of Speech-Language Pathology;   Pathologies and injuries that result in physical disabilities speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disabilities;   Regulatory practice requirements;   Evaluation and treatment methodologies as applied to complex patients;   Basic understanding of the business aspects of therapy services; such as utilization management, charging practices and regulatory compliance;   Basic principles of clinical supervision and clinical instruction;   Code of Ethics and performance standards as outlined by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Ability to   Evaluate patients, interpret clinical data and make clinical judgments;   Lead other therapists and aides;   Apply advanced clinical skills in treating difficult and complex cases;   Instruct and provide consultation to therapists and other team members in designated clinical specialty;   Develop, implement and adapt treatment programs;   Write clearly and concisely;   Communicate effectively with patients, staff, and other health professionals;   Establish and maintain effective relationships with others;   Efficiently manage time and priorities;   Supervise, train and evaluate staff;   Demonstrate appropriate patient handling skills;   Reach, grasp, manipulate and carry a variety of objects. Closing Date/Time: 9/18/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 13, 2018
Full Time
Under general supervision, with opportunity to make independent decisions, performs the duties of a Sterile Processing Technician II which include receiving, sorting, inspecting, cleaning, disinfecting, assembling, preparing, sterilizing, storing and issuing disposable and non-disposable supplies, instruments, and equipment. There are five (5) full-time positions located in the Sterile Processing Unit.  However, the eligible list may be used for future vacancies as they occur. Submission of a Certificate as a Sterile Processing Technician, issued under the auspices of the California Central Service Association or The National Institute for the Certification of Health Care Sterile Processing Distribution Personnel is required. If you are interested in Temporary (Extra Help) positions, please be sure to indicate that on the appropriate question. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc   Typical Tasks Receives, inspects, sorts, disassembles, cleans, and disinfects individual instruments, instrument sets, and durable patient care equipment; Assembles and tests instruments and durable patient care equipment, including rigid and flexible endoscopes, micro-surgical instrument sets, and powered instruments; Inspects and tests operating telescopes, lenses, and cameras to ensure that these instruments perform appropriately. Inspects, lubricates, and tests powered equipment to ensure that those instruments perform appropriately. Inspects and tests micro-surgical instruments to ensure that those instruments perform appropriately. Packages instruments, instrument sets, and durable patient care equipment for sterilization and/or storage in accordance with approved count sheets, including rigid and flexible endoscopes, micro-surgical instrument sets, and powered instruments; Inspects instruments for defects, and tags them for repair, as applicable;  Sterilizes instruments, instrument sets, and durable patient care equipment in accordance with approved infection control policies and procedures; Issues instruments, instrument sets, and durable patient care equipment in accordance with approved departmental policies and procedures; Conducts biological and chemical tests of steam, ethylene oxide, peracetic acid, and low temperature sterilizers in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, and the recommendations of reviewing agencies; Affixes load control labels to all items subjected to sterilization processes; Provides complete records of all items that are subjected to sterilization processes; Monitors and documents all mechanical phases of sterilization processes; Picks supplies, instruments, and equipment for surgical case carts in accordance with approved preference lists, and issues case carts to the Surgical Services Department; Evaluates sterilized instruments and instrument sets to ensure that criteria for event related sterility is maintained, and returns items to the Central Sterile Processing Department for reprocessing, as necessary; Monitors, orders, and accounts for disposable and reusable inventory items; Conducts rounds throughout the medical center to monitor and retrieve instruments, instrument sets, and durable patient care equipment; Communicates with user departments regarding special instrument, equipment, or supply requirements; Acts as the first point of contact for user departments regarding problems with instruments, equipment, or supplies; Prepares and issues emergency case carts, supplies, equipment, and instruments on demand; Issues medical and surgical supplies to out-patients in accordance with established accounting policies and procedures; Assists with maintaining a clean work environment by cleaning counters, sinks, and reprocessing equipment, according to predetermined schedules, with approved cleaning and disinfecting agents; Conducts cycle counts of inventory asset locations; Attends scheduled departmental meetings and in-service training classes; Provides education and training to Sterile Processing Technician I positions for-both in service and certification preparation purposes; Monitors work flow processes to establish responsibility and accountability for expensive surgical instrumentation, including rigid and flexible endoscopes, micro-surgical instrument sets, and powered equipment; Performs related duties, as assigned. Employment Standards Training, education and experience to be able to demonstrate success in the above typical tasks and the following knowledge and abilities. Certification as a Sterile Processing Technician, issued under the auspices of the California Central Service Association or The National Institute for the Certification of Health Care Sterile Processing Distribution Personnel. Training and Experience Note: Typically the successful applicant would have a high school diploma or the equivalent and two years of experience in an acute care hospital Central Service or Surgical Services Department required. Must demonstrate competency in the recognition and care of all categories of surgical instrumentation, including rigid and flexible endoscopes, micro-surgical instrument sets, and powered instruments. Knowledge of: Principles of infection control and aseptic technique; Fundamentals of microbiology; Medical terminology; All categories of surgical supplies, equipment, and surgical instrumentation, including rigid and flexible endoscopes, micro-surgical instrument sets, and powered instruments; Complex procedures in regards to assembling and testing instruments and durable patient care equipment, as well as packaging instruments, instrument sets, and durable patient care equipment for sterilization and/or storage in accordance with approved count sheets; Basic knowledge of reviewing agency criteria (JCAHO and California Title XXII). Ability to: Communicate effectively with other medical staff personnel and the public; Follow oral and written instructions and procedures; Use independent judgment; Keep records and prepare reports; Work effectively under stress in emergency situations. Closing Date/Time: 9/20/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 13, 2018
Full Time
Under direction, to direct and supervise the technical and administrative functions of a section of the Valley Medical Center Clinical Laboratory. This recruitment is for a Full-Time assignment at Valley Medical Center. The list established will be used to fill other vacancies as they occur. This list will also be used for temporary (extra help) opportunities.  If you are interested in such opportunities, please be sure to indicate that on the appropriate questions. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc   Typical Tasks Interviews, selects, orients, trains and evaluates new employees;   Schedules, assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of laboratory personnel;   Acts as liaison with other supervisors in the laboratory and with other hospital personnel;   Answers questions and resolves problems raised in regard to service or test results;   Reviews quality control of the various procedures performed;   Directs evaluation and review of new procedures and recommends modifications;   Evaluates work load, space, equipment and staffing;   Plans, develops, recommends, initiates and implements approved changes in policies, procedures, and methods;   Implements operating procedures to comply with State or Federal laws, regulations and standards;   Investigates questionable test results;   Maintains quality control standards and ensures the operating efficiency of laboratory equipment and instruments;   Develops procedures, norms, and standards for new laboratory staff;   Evaluates the level of quality of service and current procedures and methods;   Advises subordinate staff in difficult tests or special situations;   Assesses the value of new procedures, products, and equipment for utilization by the laboratory;   Prepares and justifies equipment and personnel budgetary requests;   Develops, participates in, and attends educational and training programs   Monitors and provides feedback to staff on performance of service standards;   Provides support and assistance utilizing management principles and teamwork to promote achievement of common goals and to resolve problems;     Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Possession of a valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Bioanalyst, Limited Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Chemist or Clinical Microbiologist license issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services as appropriate for the area of specialization is required. Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and abilities. Knowledge of: Clinical laboratory principles, procedures, practices equipment and/or instrumentation related to microbiological, hematology, immunology, biochemistry, toxicology, and immunohematology;   Modern principles and practices of management, supervision and training;   Hazardous waste management practices and principles;   Proper safety precautions and procedures utilized in handling all types of laboratory specimens, reagents, chemicals and hazardous waste;   Laboratory reference materials;   Federal, state, and local laws governing laboratory procedures;   Use of difficult and complex laboratory tests in the diagnosis of disease;   Quality assurance methods and procedures appropriate to a clinical laboratory; Ability to:  Effectively manage and supervise a moderate to large staff performing a with variety of clinical laboratory tasks;   Implement authorized and approved non-standardized procedures;   Perform complex statistical calculations;   Plan and present work load schedules and budgetary needs;   Plan and develop long term special laboratory projects;   Interpret laws, regulations, policies and procedures;   Assist in the development and management of the section's hazardous waste management program;   Anticipate needs and provide services in a courteous, sensitive, responsive and efficient manner;   Be a role model to staff and other managers and exemplify County and Hospital standards of service;   Work effectively and in cooperation with other organizations, departments, and personnel;   Communicate both orally and in writing;   Fully analyze and solve complex problems. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 13, 2018
Full Time
Under general supervision, to provide psychiatric casework, counseling, psychotherapy, and treatment services in a counseling center, clinic, or institutional setting.   Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  These positions are located in both our Mental Health Division and our Alcohol & Drug Services Division.   Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc         Typical Tasks Performs intensive casework, counseling, psychotherapy, and treatment services with patients or clients and their families;   Participates in the evaluation of problems presented and in the development of treatment plans;   May participate in group therapy programs;   Prepares social case histories with particular emphasis upon psycho-social factors affecting the patient or client;   Cooperates with staff and other community agencies in carrying out treatment plans;   Participates in psychotherapy programs with psychiatric and/or milieu staff treatment teams;   Interprets and explains social and emotional factors pertaining to illness to clients, relatives and community groups, and may conduct educational sessions and training events, as appropriate;   Evaluates new techniques for dealing with emotional and environmental problems;   Refers patients or clients to appropriate community agencies;   Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of a Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university which qualifies for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and two years of post graduate social work experience in the field of mental health. Possession of a valid California license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as issued by the State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. Knowledge of: The principles of psychiatric social work and psychotherapy;   Counseling, casework, and other techniques of psychiatric social work;   Social aspects of mental health and emotional disturbances;   Theory and practice of community mental health, or alcohol, or drug abuse interventions;   Community agencies and community resources serving the mentally ill, alcohol and drug abusers, and alcoholism;   Physical and mental illnesses and their impact on personality. Ability to:   Effectively apply psychiatric social work theory and casework skills and psychotherapeutic interventions;   Do differential diagnosis;   Develop and implement a treatment program;   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;   Secure and record accurate and pertinent social and personal data;   Effectively use psychiatric consultation.   Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 13, 2018
Part Time
Under general supervision to perform, analyze and interpret a variety of both routine standardized and less routinely performed laboratory procedures; to develop and maintain specialized laboratory equipment and procedures. This recruitment is for a (.5 code) Half-Time assignment at Valley Medical Center, PM shift variable.  However, the eligible list may be used for future vacancies should they occur in other work shifts (AM or Midnight). Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc   Typical Tasks Calibrates test equipment and instruments;   Carries out and interprets existing laboratory routines, methods and procedures;   Independently performs laboratory testing procedures and may be required to perform testing within established limits in several laboratory sections;   Reviews quality control records to determine whether test results are accurate within prescribed limits and makes necessary adjustments;   Regularly maintains quality control programs consistent with specific laboratory policies and procedures;   Regularly maintains all equipment relevant to assigned area according to equipment specifications and established laboratory policies and procedures and performs emergency repair, as required;   Assists other laboratory personnel with problems they are unable to resolve;   Orients and trains students and new employees;   Promotes support and assistance utilizing teamwork to promote achievement of common goals and to resolve problems;   Prepares reagents, stains, and other test/procedure materials;   Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Possession of a valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Bioanalyst, Limited Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Chemist or Clinical Microbiologist license issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services as appropriate for the area of specialization is required. Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and abilities. Knowledge of: Clinical laboratory principles, procedures, and practices related to microbiological, hematology, immunology, biochemistry, toxicology, and immunohematology;   Use, care, maintenance, repair and inventory of various laboratory equipment; instruments, and supplies;   Normal and abnormal test results;   Quality control methods and procedures appropriate to a clinical laboratory;   Proper safety precautions and procedures utilized in handling all types of laboratory specimens, reagents, chemicals and hazardous waste;   Modern training methods. Ability to:    Independently perform standard, complex, and non-routine clinical laboratory tests, accurately and with skill;   Collect specimens from patients with skill, patience and tact;   Be sensitive, courteous, and responsive;   Maintain records and prepare technical, factual reports of test results;   Work effectively and in cooperation with other organizations, departments and personnel;   Train all levels of laboratory personnel in technical laboratory procedures and equipment usage;   Calibrate, troubleshoot, adjust and maintain highly sensitive laboratory equipment according to manufacturer's specifications and established laboratory, procedures; make necessary emergency equipment repairs;   Review the work of students and other laboratory personnel, checking for accuracy within specifications;   Evaluate normal and abnormal test results;   Prepare accurate written reports;   Follow written and oral technical directions;   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Closing Date/Time: 9/27/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 13, 2018
Full Time
Under direction, to investigate charges of discrimination, harassment and retaliation; to ensure compliance with the Reasonable Accommodation policy; to provide equal opportunity training to employees; to participate in developing, implementing and analyzing an agency's/department's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP); to develop outreach strategies, investigate, and ensure compliance of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program; and to develop, coordinate, and implement equal opportunity, civil rights, compliance, training, and management functions; and to serve as a consultant and adviser to top management in these areas. Typical Tasks Conducts investigations and oversees the discrimination complaint process; Investigates, analyzes, and determines appropriate disposition of complaints, including conciliation/facilitation between parties; Ensures compliance of the County's Reasonable Accommodation Policy and Procedures, such as reviewing and completing Reasonable Accommodation requests, working with managers through the Reasonable Accommodation process, and ensuring timelines are met; Works effectively with departments to determine employee's reasonable accommodation requests, including job reassignment.  Develops, administers, and coordinates the equal opportunity function; Administers Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Programs to assure contractors and sub-contractors' compliance with the County's equal opportunity requirements; May supervise professional and/or clerical staff involved in the equal opportunity function; Ensures compliance with equal opportunity mandates, and provides staff guidance and assistance to division managers and department heads; Develops and administers goals and timelines; Implements services, studies, and projects in support of women, minorities, or disabled persons, and may assist Human Resources with special recruitment efforts; Analyzes County employment practices and identifies problems in recruitment, testing, job structuring, supervisory practices, job qualifications, career development or other elements of the human resources processes, and recommends corrective action; Develops and manages special employment programs for women, minorities, or persons with physical or developmental disabilities; May identify bilingual language capabilities and manage an interpreter language services program; Develops and manages consultant and interpreter services contracts, as needed; Assesses, develops, and conducts training, such as sexual harassment prevention and diversity programs or Reasonable Accommodation training in equal opportunity; Gathers and analyzes data and writes statistical and narrative reports; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the attainment of the knowledge and abilities listed below: Training and Experience Note:   The required knowledge and abilities are acquired through training and experience equivalent to the possession of a Bachelor's Degree. Relevant analytical, administrative, lead, supervisory or management experience that includes interpreting rules and regulations, gathering data and formulating recommendations, and report writing can substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.   And   Three (3) years of experience performing equal opportunity or employment duties which included conducting complaint investigations and writing reports. Experience delivering training programs in support of equal opportunity is desirable.   OR   Possession of a Law Degree,   And   Two (2) years of experience practicing employment and labor law civil litigation.   Special Requirements: When driving on the job, possession of a valid California driver's license prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County driver authorization is required.   Knowledge of: Federal and State Equal Employment Opportunity laws, and civil rights legislation, policies, regulations, case law, principles and practices; specifically EEOC, DFEH, and ADA; Federal and state requirements applicable to the administration of Disadvantaged/Minority/Woman Owned Business Enterprise Programs; Discrimination complaint investigation procedures; Statistical analysis techniques; Human Resources and management staff service functions, including labor relations, recruitment, classification, testing, selection, placement, career development, and human resource planning and training; Outreach methods to attract a targeted population; Employment challenges faced by the disabled, women, and minorities; Current Federal, State, and local programs designed to improve the status of women; Theories and practices of organization, management, public administration, supervision, and communication; Dispute resolution techniques; Common office computer applications. Ability to: Develop, administer, and coordinate a comprehensive equal opportunity program; Ensure compliance with equal opportunity mandates; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Direct, supervise, train, and lead the work of others; Be sensitive to cultural, racial, economic, and ethnic diversity; Successfully interact in stressful and controversial situations; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with community groups and individuals at all levels in a large, complex organization; Be sensitive to the employment challenges facing of women, minorities and persons with disabilities; Identify problems, recommend policies and procedures, and design recruitment strategies to enhance equal employment practices; Take initiative, reason logically, and be creative in developing and introducing new ideas; Implement services, studies, and projects in support of hiring practices for women, minorities, and persons with disabilities; Assess training needs and plan and conduct training programs in equal opportunity and related concerns; Conduct detailed analysis of complex problems and identify practical solutions; Gather, interpret, analyze, and evaluate management data, and prepare clear and concise reports, which flow from developed conclusions; Break down communication barriers that contribute to conflict in the work environment; Handle difficult conversations, such as those concerning performance, staff relationships, work assignments, and evaluations Overcome communications or personality differences that create teamwork challenges; Address the interpersonal stresses and strains within and between teams. Closing Date/Time: 9/28/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 13, 2018
Full Time
Under supervision, provides counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services in a clinic or institutional setting.   This recruitment is for both full time and part time employment.  Please make sure you select the type of employment you are interested in working. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc     Typical Tasks Performs intensive counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services with patients or clients and their families;   Participates in the evaluation of problems presented and in the development of treatment plans;   May participate in a group therapy program;   Cooperates with staff and other community agencies in carrying out treatment plans;   Participates in psychotherapy and case management programs with psychiatric staff treatment teams;   Interprets and explains social and emotional factors pertaining to illness to clients, relatives and community groups, and may conduct educational sessions and training events, as appropriate;   Evaluates new techniques for dealing with emotional and environmental problems;   Refers patients or clients to appropriate community agencies;   Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of a Master's degree in which qualifies for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the State Board of Behavioral Science, such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Child Development and Family Studies, or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and maintain current registration and remain in good standing until license is received. Incumbents are expected to obtain a valid California Marriage and Family Therapist license as issued by the State Board of Behavioral Sciences. Incumbents in this class must comply with California licensure requirements as outlined by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Knowledge of: Theory and treatment practice of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social pathology;   Theory and practice of community mental health, alcohol or drug abuse interventions;   Community agencies and community resources serving the mentally ill, alcohol and drug abusers and alcoholism;   Physical and mental illnesses and their impact on personality. Ability to: Apply theory and practice of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social pathology;   Do differential diagnosis;   Develop and implement a counseling program;   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;   Effectively use psychiatric consultation.   Closing Date/Time:
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 13, 2018
Full Time
Under general supervision, provides counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services in a clinic or institutional setting.   Positions are available in both the Mental Health Department as well as the Alcohol & Drug Services Department. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc   Typical Tasks Performs intensive counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services with patients or clients and their families;   Participates in the evaluation of problems presented and in the making of treatment plans;   May participate in group therapy programs;   Cooperates with other staff members and with community agencies in carrying out treatment plans;   Participates in psychotherapy and case management programs with psychiatric staff treatment teams;   Interprets and explains social and emotional factors pertaining to illness to clients, relatives and community groups, and may conduct educational sessions and training events, as appropriate;   Evaluates new techniques for dealing with emotional and environmental problems;   Refers patients or clients to appropriate community agencies;   Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of a Master's degree or equivalent which qualifies for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the State Board of Behavioral Science, such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Child Development and Family Studies, or Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling; and two years of post graduate counseling experience in the field of mental health. Possession of a valid California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist as issued by the State Board of Behavioral Science. Knowledge of: Theory and treatment practice of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social pathology;   Theory and practice of community mental health, alcohol or drug abuse interventions;   Community agencies and community resources serving in the field of mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, and alcoholism;   Physical and mental illnesses and their impact on personality. Ability to: Apply theory and practice of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social pathology;   Do differential diagnosis;   Develop and implement a counseling program;   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;   Use psychiatric consultation effectively.   Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 13, 2018
Full Time
Under general direction, to provide skilled social work services to patients/clients and/or their families requiring service involving a variety of complex bio-psycho-social issues, intervention planning and implementation. Provides consultation, orientation and training to health care staff on the effects of bio-psycho-social, cultural and economic issues on the management of patient/client health needs. The current vacancy is for a full-time Medical Social Worker II position available at Valley Medical Center - Palliative Care Program - Inpatient and Outpatient. However, the established list may be used for other vacancies/locations as they occur.  Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks Provides social work services to patients/clients and/or their families with complex bio-psycho-social adjustment issues;   Develops with patients/clients and/or families appropriate intervention plans based on careful assessment of bio-psycho-social factors in the situation;   Provides social work intervention and services to individual patients/clients who are coping with temporary or permanent disability, critical illness or terminal illness;   Works with patient/client and/or family on the implementation of these plans with independence and initiative;   Interprets relevant bio-psycho-social, emotional and economic factors to other health care staff;   Works collaboratively with health care staff in the multifaceted management of bio-psycho-social needs and issues;   Individualizes the use of community resources according to patient's/client's needs and abilities to utilize or follow-up on referrals for community service;   Serves as resource specialist toward meeting needs of patient/client and/or family and toward educating house staff on the availability and lack of availability of resources in the community;   Provides information to community upon request about resources and services available through the SCVHHS;   Educates patient/client and family on the effective use of the SCVHHS services;   Prepares written social assessment and follow-up notes for the patient's records;   Participates in staffing, interdisciplinary case conferences and presents relevant social work material orally at such meetings;   Participates in ongoing research projects and proposal development and writing;   Makes eligibility determinations with documentation provided by staff or client;   Performs related work as assigned. Employment Standards Possession of a Master's degree in Social Work field from an accredited college and four years of increasingly responsible social work experience at least two years of which must be equivalent to the Medical Social Worker I in Santa Clara County. Possession of a valid California Driver's license may be required for some positions prior to appointment. Some positions may require a background check. Knowledge of: Principals, objectives and techniques of social work;   Individual and group behavior;   Human growth and development and family relationships;   Bio-psycho-socio-economic factors affecting individuals and families;   Community organization and resources;   Public social service agencies and function of these agencies. Ability to: Establish and maintain rapport with patients/clients and/or their families;   Maintain objective, disciplined, professional relationships with patients/clients and/or their families;   Work cooperatively with health care staff co-workers and others in the community;   Utilize social work techniques and community resources;   Prepare written and oral reports;   Work within written procedures and guidelines of the SCVHHS;   Maintain accurate records of social work activities with patients/clients and their families;   Keep simple statistics on professional activities. Closing Date/Time: 9/20/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA
Sep 13, 2018
Full Time
Under direction, to function as a Nurse Practitioner (requiring certification as a Nurse Practitioner through the California Board of Registered Nursing); to perform diagnostic and therapeutic patient care services in a specialty area.   Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is currently recruiting a Full-Time Family Nurse Practitioner to work evening and nights in our Urgent Care East Valley Clinic .   For additional information contact Director, Advance Practice, Karen Ketner at Karen.Ketner@hhs.sccgov.org  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc  Job Subscription |  Sign Up   Typical Tasks Under a supervising physician, functions as a Nurse Practitioner in examining, managing, and treating specific patients;   Carries a patient caseload within a specialized area in a clinical environment, requiring a high degree of independent judgment and advanced skills gained through academic and clinical preparation in a specialized area of nursing;   Performs physical exams, takes histories, obtains objective data, and assesses clinical status of patients;   Recognizes, initiates interventions, and manages episodic or chronic disease processes;   Works under written standardized protocols for Nurse Practitioners which have been approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee;   Uses a comprehensive approach to clinical and diagnostic assessment and patient care;   Screens charts, laboratory, and x-ray results for reports;   Advises supervising physician or other on call physicians of patient's conditions when indicated;   Refers patients to physicians and/or specialty clinics;   Follows up to ensure treatment is delivered as ordered, and to ensure continuity of medical care;   Serves as clinical resource and teaches assessment skills to nursing staff, as appropriate;   Identifies, designs, and conducts nursing research projects;   Publishes research findings and assists staff members in understanding and utilizing research findings in their practice;   Provides direct teaching to patients, identifies education needs of staff and assists in the development of education programs;   Develops and promotes quality health care delivery through development of policies and procedures, research, and professional development;  May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;   Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Possession of the required knowledge and abilities, typically obtained through training and experience equivalent to:   Completion of a Master's, Post-Master's or Doctorate from a Nurse Practitioner program accredited by the Commission on the Collegiate of Nursing Education (CCNE) or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) with emphasis in the Nurse Practitioner's specialty area      AND   Current certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or an equivalent body or the ability to obtain certification with three (3) months   AND   Current active licensure to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse in the Nursing Practitioner category in the State of California   AND Two (2) years of acute and/or ambulatory clinical nursing experience and sufficient expertise, competency, and experience in a specialty area for specific patient populations.    Meet current regulatory requirements for credentialing as an Allied Health Professional at SCVH&HS and eligibility to qualify for a Board issued furnishing number. Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and methods of acute and primary care clinical nursing, including community aspects of nursing programs and continuity of patient care;   Diagnosis and treatment of common medical problems as related to a clinical specialty area ;   Sciences basic to medicine (anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology);   Laws and regulations pertaining to practice of medicine and nursing;   Current trends and concepts in nursing fundamentals of medicine. Ability to:   Relate effectively to patients, and work effectively with medical staff;   Identify abnormal and normal health conditions and implement treatment in field of specialized training;   Gather complete, detailed and accurate medical histories;   Recognize and evaluate situations which call for the immediate attention of a physician;   Instruct and counsel patients on matters pertaining to physical and mental health. Closing Date/Time: 9/24/2018 12:00 AM Pacific