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Overview

DESCRIPTION:
Under general supervision, performs a variety of professional nursing and client care services. Practice settings include primary care clinic, public health, mental health, and correctional facilities.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Participates in treatment teams to discuss client progress and develop coordinated care plans. Provides consultation and related services to treatment teams, other Agency divisions, other agencies/organizations, including participation on special teams and developing strategies. Collaborates with other agencies/organizations and committees to: identify community/client needs and identify resources to meet these needs; to develop policy and programs. Performs complex professional level psychiatric nursing services, including nursing assessments, administering medications, educating clients, development and implementation of wellness/recovery plans, and group education. Obtains health histories, conducts interviews and makes observations of physical conditions, psycho-social status, cultural backgrounds and environmental influences on health; performs physical assessments to identify health abnormalities. Administers immunizations and various tests and health screenings. Provides general health related information and counseling, as well as crisis counseling, to clients regarding their medical condition, medications and treatment; refers clients to other agencies/health care providers as appropriate, and assists clients in obtaining adequate services and benefits which promote health. Follows up on client progress as appropriate. Prepares and maintains accurate and complete case documentation; compiles data and prepares reports as required. Orders, administers, secures and maintains inventory of medications; observes and records potential side effects of medications and assesses for medication allergies. Assists in planning, organizing and implementing special clinics and outreach services. Attends continuing education classes, training and meetings to enhance job knowledge and skills; assists in training new personnel. Performs various office/administrative duties as necessary. Provides case management services in homes, schools, correctional facilities, and other work areas. Compliance with all provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Performs related work as required.
Bilingual Candidates: Translates, interprets and otherwise communicates with members of the Spanish speaking community.

KNOWLEDGE OF:
Applicable Federal, State, County, Department, and Division laws, regulations, policies and procedures; office procedures and equipment, basic mathematics; community aspects of nursing programs and resources; prevention and/or early detection of communicable and chronic diseases, handicapping conditions, mental illnesses and other disabling conditions; principles and procedures involved with family planning, sexually transmitted disease control, maternal and child health, and child growth and development; current trends of nursing as applied in primary care, mental health, public health and correctional health; environmental, sociological, and cultural factors which influence individual and community health; the methods, procedures, tests, equipment and tools used in the examination and the handling of patients and biomedical waste; diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses; first aid care and treatment.
Bilingual Candidates: English and Spanish usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.

ABILITY TO:
Organize and manage multiple duties and work within time constraints; effectively work with individuals and families to assist them in the satisfactory solution of health problems; exercise independent judgment in the provision of community nursing services; speak effectively in public; assemble and analyze information and prepare written reports and records in a clear, concise manner; maintain detailed medical records; to use computers for data and word processing; operate modern office equipment and specialized software applications programs;
Bilingual Candidates: Use both Spanish and English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and in writing.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
RN I – Graduation from an accredited college with an Associate’s degree in Nursing.
RN II – Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or graduation from an accredited college with an Associate’s degree in Nursing and a Bachelor’s degree in a health related field. Two (2) years of registered nursing experience must accompany a Bachelor’s degree in a health related field, other than nursing.

LICENSE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires a valid California driver’s license, a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California, CPR certification. Must complete periodic continuing education coursework as required to maintain active licensure. Must possess, or be willing to obtain, national provider identifier (NPI).
Bilingual Candidates: Must pass a Merit Systems Services written and/or oral bilingual proficiency test (or other appropriate test selected by the County) to qualify.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment; physical strength and stamina to support the weight of patients for brief periods of time in positioning/transporting and to respond to emergency situations; vision to discern colors, assess medical situations, read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; audiovisual discrimination and perception required for making medical observations. May require stamina for long distance or all-day driving of vehicle. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate medical services equipment; frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach and climb to perform work; able to support the weight of patients for brief periods of time, which requires the ability to lift, carry, push and pull, more than 75 pounds occasionally and frequently 50 pounds or more, as necessary to perform job functions with assistance when available.

To view the full classification specifications go to the following site and search by job title:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tehama/classspecs

Application Deadline: 5 PM on May 28, 2021
The department currently has three (3) vacancies.

In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future full-time vacancies for a Registered Nurse I/II, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

SALARY
RN I: $26.08 – $31.75 Hourly / $2,086.40 – $2,540.00 Biweekly
RN II: $28.78 – $35.05 Hourly / $2,302.40 – $2,804.00 Biweekly
Bilingual pay is +7.5% over the RN I or RN II rate
Annual salary step increases (A-E) based upon satisfactory performance and completion of one (1) year and 2,080 hours.

BENEFITS

  • Approximately 80% of the premium for medical, dental, and vision plan is paid by the County. Current employee rates, as January 1, 2021, are $193.93/mo (EPO plan). Plans cover the employee and all eligible family members.
  • $30,000 Life Insurance Plan for employees
  • A retirement plan through CalPERS.
  • A deferred compensation retirement savings plan is available to employees with a contribution match from the County up to $60.
  • 96 hours of paid vacation (increases upon continuous years of service). 96 hours of paid sick leave. 13 paid holidays plus one 8 hour personal holiday.
  • An Employee Assistance Program is provided to all employees and employees’ family members at no cost.

For questions about this recruitment contact:
Kellie Gore
530-528-3284 /Kellie.Gore@tchsa.net

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None