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Health Care Practitioner

Company: Santa Barbara County, CA
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: December 1, 2018

Job Description:

Description NOTE: The recruitment will remain open until the position is filled but for first consideration please have your applications in by September 7, 2018 at 5 pm PST. NOTE: The County may provide reimbursement for reasonable relocation expenses, and, at the discretion of the CEO, can provide flexible relocation assistance, housing and student loan offsets, cash incentives, and/or vacation and sick leave pre-accruals in the interest of attracting the best talent to the organization. Health Care Practitioner Salary $101,872.32-$123,002.33 annually We are accepting applications to fill one (1) full-time Health Care Practitioner position in Santa Maria at the Santa Maria Health Care Center (HCC). About this position: The Health Care Practitioner, under the supervision of a physician, will provide Obstetrics and Gynecology services in our Women's Health Division within the Santa Maria Health Care Center. This job requires an experienced individual who is motivated and interested in providing services to our patients and the community. The ideal candidate will: * Have experience working in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Community Health Center (CHC). * Possess a minimum of one (1) year of experience providing Obstetrics and Gynecology services. Santa Maria The Santa Maria Health Care Center is a County owned and operated FQHC/CHC located in Santa Maria, CA serving more than 4,500 patients annually with more than 25,000 visits. The Santa Maria Health Care Center offers services to adults and seniors. We also offer Women's Health Preventative and OB/GYN Services. Our team of dedicated medical, professional, and friendly staff are committed to listening to and meeting the needs of patients in a gentle and caring way. Conveniently located for patients in the Santa Barbara County Betteravia Business Complex, the Santa Maria Health Care Center is a busy, dynamic clinic proudly serving the Santa Maria community. This center is an exciting and unique part of the County's Public Health Department with an excellent staff of more than 45 employees. Click here to learn more about the Santa Maria Health Care Center. NOTE: We are also accepting applications to establish an employment list for future Full-Time, Part-time, Extra Help and 1414* vacancies for Health Care Practitioners in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Lompoc, and Carpinteria. * 1414 vacancies may occur as a result of a leave of absence (Civil Service Rule 1414) and the duration of the appointment shall be subject to the return of the individual who is on leave. A person who is appointed to a position under Civil Service Rule 1414 may be able to transition into a regular position in the classification without re-application or re-testing, depending on the performance of the appointee and the needs of the department. Please select which location(s) you would like to be considered for currently and for future vacancies. If you qualify for this position and pass the required selection steps, then your name will be sent to the hiring manager(s) of the vacancy location(s) where you have expressed that you are willing to work. BENEFITS OVERVIEW! * Vacation: 12 to 25 days per year depending on length of public employment. * Holidays: 12 days per year. * Sick Leave: 12 days per year. Unlimited accumulation, one year of which can be converted to service credit upon retirement. * Health Plan: Choice of medical and dental plans and vision care. County contributes towards the employee's premium. * On-Site Employee Health Clinics in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria: Provides ongoing and episodic services to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Click here and the Benefits Tab for more information on County benefits. Click on the image above to find out why our nurses love their jobs and why they feel they're making a big impact as part of the Public Health Department team! Click here to learn more about the County of Santa Barbara Public Health Department. Visit the Public Health Department's and Examples of Duties * Takes complete and detailed patient histories; performs physical examinations, records pertinent data, and makes evaluations; identifies abnormalities and develops treatment plans or makes referrals for further diagnosis and/or treatment; instructs and counsels patients and their families regarding matters pertaining to their physical and/or mental health; orders and interprets laboratory tests under the supervision of a physician; identifies patients who require the immediate attention of a physician; performs routine screening and laboratory techniques; and assists physicians in providing services to patients requiring continuing care, including reviewing and implementing treatment and therapy plans. * Gives technical direction to and works with the nursing staff of treatment team; performs emergency medical treatment; evaluates medical conditions of patients in a clinical setting; participates with other disciplines in case management of individuals and families who present multiple health problems; evaluates client's needs for other departmental services and refers patients to other community resources; works with other agencies to plan for the patient's continuity of care. * Under the supervision of a physician, performs routine therapeutic and minor surgical procedures such as applying casts for simple fractures, administering injections, incising and draining superficial skin infections, removing impacted ear wax, debridement and care of superficial wounds and burns, removal of foreign bodies from the skin, suturing, and administering of subcutaneous local anesthesia. * Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary team providing technical expertise and assists with oversight of nursing staff; and may provide supervision oversight of Licensed Pharmacy Technicians, Medical Assistants performing authorized supportive services in community clinic settings. * Under the supervision of a psychiatrist performs routine mental state examinations, mental health supportive counseling and interventions, including medication evaluation, evaluate medication refills, and administering injections. * Participates in medical staff peer review and quality assurance activities/procedures. * Provides follow-up to patients with continuing health care or mental health needs, which may include counseling, health teaching, and home visits to patients and families. Employment Standards * Possession of valid license to practice as a Physician Assistant issued by the State Board of Medical Quality Assurance, as required by State law; Or, * Possession of a valid California Registered Nurse license, California Nurse Practitioner Certificate, and active furnishing number issued by the California Board of Registered Nurses; Or, * Possession of a valid California Certified Nurse Midwife license and active furnishing number issued by the California Board of Registered Nurses. Additional Qualification: Some positions may require a United States Drug Enforcement Administration furnishing number. Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License. Knowledge of: techniques and procedures used in diagnosis and treatment of personal health / mental health problems; ethics and laws under which medicine is practiced and governed; services commonly provided by local health / mental health agencies; roles of the various health occupations; and social economic and cultural factors which influence public health/mental health. Ability to: identify abnormal health conditions/mental disorders; gather complete, detailed and accurate medical or psychiatric histories; communicate effectively with physicians/psychiatrists, patients, and other health professionals; follow established procedures and protocols; recognize and evaluate situations which require the immediate attention of a physician; develop and maintain therapeutic plans for the management of identified health / mental health problems; and interview, instruct and counsel patients on health care matters. Supplemental Information APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS * Review applications and supplemental questionnaire to determine those applicants who meet the employment standards. * Supplemental Questionnaire Ranking: Responses to the required supplemental questionnaire will be evaluated and scored. Candidates' final score and rank on the employment list will be determined by their responses to the supplemental questionnaire. This process may be eliminated if there are fewer than 11 qualified candidates. Candidates must receive a percentage score of at least 70 on the supplemental questionnaire to be placed on an employment list. An adjustment may be made to raw scores based on factors listed in Civil Service Rule VI. Those candidates who are successful in the selection process will have their names placed on the employment list for a minimum of three months. At the time the employment list is established, all candidates will receive an email notice of their score on the exam(s), rank on the employment list, and exact duration of the employment list. Appointee may be subject to a post-offer medical evaluation or examination. Appointee must satisfactorily complete a twelve (12) month probationary period. Once a conditional offer of employment has been made, the selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a background check, which includes a conviction history check, and satisfactory reference checks. NOTE: Selectees must, as a condition of employment, sign statements agreeing to comply with Section 11166 of the California Penal Code relating to child abuse reporting and Section 15630 of the California Penal Code relating to elder abuse reporting. The Public Health Department (PHD) requires all employees working in direct contact with patients or clients in a high risk environment to comply with the PHD Employee Immunizations policy. This can be accomplished by providing documentation of immunizations, submitting laboratory immune titers demonstrating adequate immunity, or obtaining required vaccinations. A list of requirements, based on the specific program, will be sent at the time an offer letter is presented to the selected candidate(s) and initial documentation will be required at this time. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: The County of Santa Barbara is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter listed on the job posting. We require verification of needed accommodation from a professional source, such as a doctor, or learning institution. Recruiters will correspond with applicants by e-mail during each step in the recruitment process. Applicants are reminded to check spam filters continuously during the Recruitment & Selection Process steps listed above to ensure they do not miss required deadlines. The County of Santa Barbara will not release any applicant's email address to a third party. APPLICATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE DEADLINE: The recruitment will remain open until the position is filled but for first consideration please have applications in by September 7, 2018 at 5pm PST. Applications and job bulletins can be obtained 24 hours a day at www.sbcountyjobs.com. In Santa Barbara, applications and job bulletins may be obtained at the Human Resources Department, 1226 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. In Santa Maria, applications and job bulletins can be obtained online only at the Workforce Resource Center located at 1410 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. RESOURCES FOR APPLICANTS TO USE COMPUTERS LOCALLY: Applicants may use county computers at the Workforce Resource Centers to complete online applications and assessments at the following Santa Barbara County locations: Workforce Resource Center -Santa Barbara 30 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: 805-568-1296 Workforce Resource Center- Santa Maria 1410 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454 Phone: 805-614-1550 The County of Santa Barbara respects and values a diverse workforce and strongly promotes strategies and activities to recruit, develop and retain qualified persons of varied backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences and races. Jaclyn Smith, RecruiterSDL2017

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