Job: Ambulatory Care Nurse - Edison Clinic - Extra Help (Open)

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Job Title:Ambulatory Care Nurse - Edison Clinic - Extra Help (Open)
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$52.36 - $61.89 Hourly
$4,188.80 - $4,951.20 Biweekly
$9,075.73 - $10,727.60 Monthly
$108,908.80 - $128,731.20 Annually
Job Type:Extra Help
Location:San Mateo County, California
 

The County of San Mateo Health System's Public Health, Policy and Planning Division is seeking a well-qualified and experienced individual for the position of Ambulatory Care Nurse - Edison Clinic - Extra Help.

The Edison Clinic offers outpatient medical care for people with HIV/AIDS and other Infectious Diseases in San Mateo County.  The Edison Clinic also has an STD Drop-in Clinic which provides low-cost screening and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

Under direction, Ambulatory Care Nurses perform professional nursing duties for outpatient clinic patients; treat and educate patients, their families and the public about various medical conditions; record medical histories and symptoms; perform diagnostic tests and analyze results; operate medical machinery; administer treatment and medications; assist with patient follow-up and rehabilitation; and perform other duties as assigned and required by the assigned clinical setting.

This journey level Nurse is fully competent to independently perform a full range of professional nursing duties and procedures that require the exercise of a high degree of clinical judgment.  Incumbents also provide lead direction to other nursing and paraprofessional personnel.  In addition, Ambulatory Care Nurses assigned to community clinics provide preventive care and treat patients with a variety of illnesses and injuries.

The ideal candidate has at least one year of experience in family practice addressing chronic disease management; is skilled in case management and triage assessment; has worked with the underserved population and on interdisciplinary teams. The ideal candidate is also a critical thinker, fast learner and thrives in a dynamic environment.  Computer literacy, prior experience with electronic medical records and registries, as well as, flexibility to work evenings in the STD clinic two to three times a month.  Knowledge of HIV medicine and Infectious Diseases a plus.

NOTE: This is an extra-help, at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment.


 Examples Of Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Complete patient assessments and triage, record patient histories, symptoms and observations.
  • Establish and implement nursing care plans for each patient through assessment, development, activation and evaluation.
  • Participate in patient case conferences and rounds. 
  • Organize, assign and supervise duties and responsibilities of other staff members as a team leader; orient and teach new staff members of the nursing team and students. 
  • Perform nursing care following prescribed rules, policies, protocol and procedures. 
  • Identify problems, assist in data gathering, propose solutions and participate in evaluation of quality assurance issues. 
  • Provide medication adherence assessments and risk education.  
  • Participate in educational programs to maintain level of expertise. 
  • Participate in non-clinical assignments, which may include maintaining records, preparing reports and/or serving on special committees. 
  • Maintain records and prepare reports. 
  • Operate a variety of medical machinery and equipment. 
  • Administer treatment and medications. 
  • Maintain knowledge of outpatient resources. 
  • Develop discharge plans for patients. 
  • Perform related duties as assigned and as required by assigned work setting, as described below.  
  • Work 2-3 nights per month in the STD clinics.

Ambulatory Care Nurse
Duties for nurses in this series may also include the following, depending on nature of clinic assignment:

  • Provide preventive care and/or treatment to patients in a community or specialty clinic with a variety of conditions, illnesses and/or injuries.
  • Check vital signs, give injections, provide wound care and perform catherterizations and Point of Care Testing.
  • Work with patient and their families to explain post-treatment care needs and provide clinic follow-up through teaching and referral to resources.
  • Prepare educational materials and maintain knowledge of outpatient resources. 
  • Manage, monitor and adjust doses based on protocols and physician instructions.
  • Perform phlebotomy.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

 Qualifications:

Licensure/Certification:  Possession of a California license as a Registered Nurse or equivalent and a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Knowledge of:
  • Nurse Practice Act.
  • Current nursing and related medical theory and skills necessary to administer nursing care within assigned clinical setting.
  • Safety and infection control practices.
  • Clinical systems, supplies and equipment.
Skill/Ability to:
  • Nurse Practice Act.
  • Perform nursing procedures required for assigned clinical setting.
  • Comply with clinical procedures and policies.
  • Maintain professional nurse-patient relationships.
  • Communicate with and educate patients, families, and the public who come from a diverse background.
  • Work harmoniously with other personnel.
  • Follow safety practices.
  • Assist in the instruction of other nursing and paraprofessional personnel.
  • Bend, kneel and squat as needed.
  • Occasionally use upper extremities to exert force to push and pull patients/objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more.
  • Work in a busy environment.

 Application/Examination:
If you are interested in being considered for this extra help position, the following materials must be submitted via e-mail in a Word or PDF format. 
  • Resumé
  • Responses to Supplemental Questions

Supplemental Questions:
  1. Possession of a current California license as a Registered Nurse is required to qualify for this recruitment. Provide your RN license number and expiration date.
  2. Possession of a current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate is required to qualify for this recruitment. Provide Basic Life Support Certificate expiration date.
  3. Describe the education, training and experience that qualify you for a position as an Ambulatory Care Nurse. Include your experience managing chronic disease, assessing patients throughout the life span, and performing preventive care. Be specific.
  4. Describe your experience working with and treating patients with HIV/AIDS and other Infectious Diseases. Be specific.
  5. List the criteria you use to assess and triage patients in an outpatient clinic. Provide an example from your work experience where you effectively used the criteria. Be specific.

Please include the words "Ambulatory Care Nurse - Edison Clinic - Extra Help" in the subject area of email submissions to:

Anita Booker, Clinics Manager
Application materials will be reviewed as they are received and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 
Apply immediately. Application materials will be accepted until position is filled. This posting is open on a continuous basis and selection may be made at any time within the process.
 
NOTE: Application materials are only accepted via e-mail. Materials sent via regular mail and/or fax will not be accepted. Submittals that do not include all required elements (cover letter with responses to supplemental questions and a resume) will not be considered.
 
The County of San Mateo does not require job applicants to disclose conviction history information until after the applicant successfully completes all examination phases for the recruitment. All passing applicants will receive instructions by email only from Human Resources staff to complete and submit a conviction history questionnaire online within a specified deadline of two business days. Failure to do so within the timeframe will disqualify you from the rest of the process. Please visit this link at http://hr.smcgov.org/conviction-information-applicants-faqs to find out more information about the conviction history questionnaire so that you can prepare accordingly.
 
Note: Positions in criminal justice agencies currently required by law to pass background checks are exempted from this bill, and applicants may be required to submit conviction information at the time of application.
 
San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 
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