Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Contra Costa County, California
  • Mar 07, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $130,038.84 - $162,400.67 Annually

Job Description

The Position

Bargaining Unit: CNA - Registered Nurses Unit

The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting individuals to fill Family Nurse Practitioner vacancies. Incumbents provide medical care to individuals and families within the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center's Hospital and Ambulatory Health Centers, Inpatient Psychiatric Services, Public Health Clinic Services, Mental Health Outpatient Services and Detention Facilities, and may also make home and skilled nursing facilities visits.

Family Nurse Practitioners enjoy a collegial and collaborative practice with physicians and other members of the multi-disciplinary treatment team. Depending on assignments, Family Nurse Practitioners provide primary care and case management to individuals and families with various health problems or provide mental and behavioral health care and case management to individuals and families.

Upon request, incumbents may be required to develop, implement, and evaluate education and training sessions. Additionally, participates on various committees that focus on quality improvement and will be involved with committees that ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.

To read the complete job description, please visit the website www.cccounty.us/hr

The employment list established as a result of this examination may remain in effect for six (6) months.

Typical Tasks

Under medical direction and consultation, does the following:
  • Identifies the health status of individuals and families by taking thorough histories, performing physical examinations and initiating appropriate diagnostic and screening test
  • Provides uncomplicated prenatal care and post-partum follow-up for mother and child
  • Make simple gynecological diagnoses and provides simple treatments for these conditions by specific protocols established through collaboration among administrators and health professionals including physicians and nurses from the agency staff
  • Manages the stable phases of chronic illness to include diabetes, congestive heart failure, arthritis, hypertension and obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Provides supportive psychological care to neuropsychiatric patients
  • Provides counseling, guidance and instruction in the areas of personal hygiene and family planning
  • Makes home visits to assess the health status of acutely ill, home-bound patients and provides care as needed
  • As directed, evaluates nursing services, recommends on needed areas of training, and develops and implements training session
  • Assists nursing administration in revising and establishing nursing care standards and protocol
  • Plans and implements new nursing programs with nursing administration to include writing funding proposals
  • Evaluates current nursing programs and recommends revisions
  • Participates in record audit, utilization review and other quality assurance activities to ensure compliance with federal regulations

Minimum Qualifications

License Required: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner certificate and a Nurse Practitioner Furnishing license issued by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing. Possession of a valid California motor vehicle operator's license. Out-of-state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a Master's degree in nursing, or Master's degree in a clinical field related to nursing or a Graduate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university program.

Experience: Two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent experience as a Registered Nurse in a hospital, clinic or other medical facility or two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent experience as a Public Health Nurse.

Other Requirements: Prior to appointment, candidates must obtain a Drug Enforcement Agency license issued by U.S Department of Justice and a National Provider Identifier (NPI) issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment.


A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED AND YOU MUST ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS TO YOUR APPLICATION.

Selection Process
1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.

2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

3. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire (Weighted 100%).

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. As part of the application process, an applicant may be required to complete a Conviction History form. The Conviction History form should only be submitted when requested.



CONVICTION HISTORY
After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

DISASTER SERVICE WORKER
All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.