Contra Costa County Human Resources Department

The County of Contra Costa, California (the "County") was incorporated in 1850 as one of the original 27 counties of the State of California (the "State"), with the City of Martinez as the County Seat. It is one of the nine counties in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area. The County is the ninth most populous county in California, with its population reaching approximately 1,066,096 as of January 1, 2011.

 

66 job(s) at Contra Costa County Human Resources Department

Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
Oct 09, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - General Services & Maintenance Unit Contra Costa County's Public Works Department is seeking qualified individuals to fill multiple Stationary Engineer vacancies. Stationary Engineers operate, maintain, and repair HVAC systems in a variety of buildings throughout the County. Responsibilities include: resolving customer complaints related to air flow, heating, cooling, and ventilation; responding to HVAC related alarms and elevator malfunctions; calibrating and maintaining pneumatic, electric and computerized (DDC system) controls; inspecting chillers and ensuring containment and proper handling of refrigerants, which may containchlorofluorocarbonsand other hazardous materials; and other related work as required. Employees may work in detention facilities and in close proximity to inmates and patients. Overtime and emergency response may be required. Contra Costa County furnishes tools and equipment. The Public Works Department provides for the construction, maintenance and improvement of infrastructure within the unincorporated area of the County and the Flood Control District as well as county buildings and grounds. The department is organized to conform to the process of developing and building projects. Public Works maintains 660 miles of roads and 150 miles of streams; channels and other drainage facilities as well as maintains 93 county buildings. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning systems for large buildings or facilities Knowledge of laws and regulations governing HVAC installations and maintenance Ability to operate, inspect, maintain and make repairs to HVAC systems, boilers, water treatment equipment, plumbing fixtures, electrical motors, and other ancillary equipment Ability to read blueprints and building plans for HVAC requirements Ability to perform work assignments in 24-hour facilities where there are inmates or patients Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. Typical Tasks Operates, maintains, and makes repairs to HVAC systems, which includes minor repairs to plumbing fixtures, electrical motors, and other ancillary equipment including pumps and fans Inspects chillers and ensues containment and proper handling of refrigerants which may contain Chlorofluorocarbons and other hazardous materials Operates, maintains, and makes repairs to water treatment equipment, ice machines, various kitchen equipment, and low and high pressure boilers Operates computerized energy management and control systems for HVAC Calibrates and maintains pneumatic, pneumatic electric, and computerized controls Inspects and makes repairs as needed to air handling equipment, vents, ductwork, and plenums Changes filters, pre-filters, and performs other preventative maintenance on equipment at scheduled intervals and as needed Uses hand and power tools to complete major repairs to large equipment and to defective valves, gaskets, and bearings Troubleshoots complaints related to air quality and temperature variances May work in confined spaces and where asbestos-containing material may be present Responds to HVAC-related alarms, elevator malfunctions, and customer trouble reports Tests and maintains emergency back-up generators Installs fire extinguishers and ensures that they are properly serviced Prepares and maintains manual and automated timesheets, log sheets, repair and maintenance records Inspects, tests, and treats water and chemicals in water towers, boilers, and HVAC water distribution system Maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, customers, and managers Makes oral and written reports as required Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process. Education: 1) Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or high school proficiency certificates and satisfactory completion of at least two (2) college level courses or their equivalent in basic refrigeration and electricity. Or, completion of an apprenticeship certification program or HVAC trade school. Certificates: Must be Type 1 or Type 2 certified for Handling Chlorofluorocarbons at the time of application, and obtain a Federal Universal Certification for Handling Chlorofluorocarbons within nine (9) months from the date of hire. Experience: Two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent experience as a stationary engineer or operating engineer maintaining and repairing HVAC equipment. Selection Process 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. 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. Online Computer Exam: May include multiple-choice questions, writing proficiency test, and scenario based competency/behavioral questions. Test items may consist of the following assessment categories: 1) HVAC Skills and 2) Workplace Safety. (Weighted 100%) The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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 IDENTITY, GENDER EXPRESSION, MARITAL STATUS, ANCESTRY, MEDICAL CONDITION, GENETIC INFORMATION, MILITARY OR VETERAN STATUS, OR OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY UNDER THE LAW. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Oct 09, 2019
Full Time
The Position Contra Costa County recognizes that our employees are what make us great! The Human Resources Department has 50 team members who work in collaboration with one another, the County Administrator's Office and departmental representatives to provide central human resources services and oversight to 24 County departments. In order to provide the best human resources services, we strive to recruit motivated, forward-thinking, results-driven people. This is an exciting time to join Contra Costa County! We are working to maximize our use of technology to streamline processes, produce actionable data, and improve outcomes.In addition, we are actively working to identify innovative and creative approaches to add value and provide high quality services to our County partners and the public. The ADA Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining an effective and legally compliant County disability management program through collaboration, taking into account individual needs, the work environment, enterprise needs and legal responsibilities. A major focus of this position will be on establishing Countywide practices and training, and supporting disability coordinators working in the County's 24 departments. The successful ADA Manager will be an expert in the field of disability management and a proactive partner and problem-solver. You will have experience delivering training and providing guidance to those engaged in the interactive process and other aspects of disability management. The ability to influence others through persuasion will be crucial to your success. Experience working with unions will be helpful. What you will typically be responsible for: Guiding departments in managing cases that fall under disability related laws, such as ADA, FEHA, FMLA/CFRA, Pregnancy Disability, Workers' Compensation, and coordinating and leading the most complex and/or highly sensitive interactive meetings. Developing and delivering training programs. Staying abreast of the changes in both the Federal and State laws, regulations and case law regarding disability and disability management. Recommending and drafting revised policies and procedures. Advising and meeting regularly with County departmental disability coordinators. Coordinating and collaborating with the County Leave Administrator as well as the Workers Compensation team. A few reasons you might love this job: The wide variety of professions in the County's 10,000+ workforce, from sedentary office work to the extremely hazardous world of firefighting and law enforcement, will challenge and stretch your skills every day. Your work will have a direct impact on not only individual employees and their department, but also the County'sability to provide important public services. You will work with people who are passionate about their work, and focused on continuousimprovement and innovation. A few challenges you might face in this job: The County's disability management program is not yet mature. You will spend a significant amount of time training and coaching managers and disability coordinators. While training and developing the skills of disability coordinators, you will need to be present in many interactive meetings until they have the skills necessary to conduct the meetings themselves. Your customers will include some people with strong personalities and/or high expectations. DEFINITION: Under direction, the County ADA Manager plans, organizes and oversees the activities of the County's disability management program; counsels and advises County management and Contra Costa County employees on Federal and State disability laws and leaves and County policies and provisions; recommends and develops rules, regulations guidelines and procedures designed to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; and performs related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This single position classification is located in the Human Resources Department and reports to the County Human Resources Director or designee. This position also acts in a staff capacity where highly sensitive or complex information and analysis is required. The ADA Manager may also supervise subordinate professional and clerical staff. You can view the full job specification here. Tentative Oral Exam Date: Week of November 4, 2019 Minimum Qualifications Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be: Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university. Experience: The equivalent of four (4) years of full-time experience in a public or private organization performing professional level work involving disability management and reasonable accommodation, and demonstrating the knowledge and abilities described in this specification. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Applicable local, state and federal laws related to disability accommodation, protection from disability discrimination, leaves, the fundamentals of Workers' Compensation laws and case management, as well as the principles governing labor relations. Current developments and trends in the interactive process, effective accommodation, and assistive technologies. Principles and practices of management, supervision, and training. Effective techniques of interpersonal relations, negotiation strategies, conflict resolution, and problem solving. Methods used to analyze statistical data. Ability to: Plan, organize, analyze, problem solve, and make sound judgments and appropriate recommendations. Understand, analyze and appropriately apply applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, regulations, standards and procedures. Guide departments in managing cases that fall under disability related laws, such as ADA,FEHA,FMLA/CFRA, Pregnancy Disability, Workers' Compensation. Use excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain complex subject manner in lay terms, establish rapport, persuade others, resolve conflict and negotiate resolution. Consistently demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity and work collaboratively across multiple disciplines to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels, through collaboration and teamwork, to ensure effective oversight and implementation of the County's disability management program. Coordinate and supervise the processing of disability management cases. Develop and conduct effective training in related areas of disability management and reasonable accommodation; make presentations to individuals and groups. Stay current with developments in relevant laws and regulations, case law, and assistive technologies. Understand and apply applicable State and Federal laws and regulations, as well as Charter and Merit System Rules and Regulations. Selection Process Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply online at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying. 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. Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas (Weighted 100%).Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on theeligible list. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
Oct 07, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Firefighters Local 1230 - Fire Suppress & Prevent Unit Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is recruiting for Firefighter-Paramedical laterals who are interested in advancing their career. Firefighter - Paramedics employed by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCFPD) engage directly in firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster responses, fire prevention, public education, and community service. CCCFPD has multiple positions available within the county. CCCFPD understands that in the fire service industry, providing high-quality services means hiring high quality people. Why should you join Contra Costa County Fire Protection District? Simple, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District understands the key to its success is its employees' success. Joining the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District team means joining an energetic, innovative team that is committed to being the best. If you want to learn, be challenged and grow professionally, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is the organization for you! Contra Costa County Fire Protection District strives to become the premier fire organization that honors the past, recognizes the challenges of the present and will continue to raise the bar of excellence into the future. If you believe you have what it takes to join our team, apply today! We are looking for individuals who are : Trustworthy - The Fire District's primary recruitment goal is to hire people with the utmost integrity. As a firefighter you need to understand that you represent the Fire District and your profession, both on and off duty, and are held to the highest standard of conduct and public opinion at all times. Physically Fit - Many ofthe most crucial aspects of the job requires firefighters to have a high fitness level. Team Players - Firefighters are a part of team. Being a team player and understanding the team concept is highly valued. What you will be responsible for: Performing hazard relief activities by responding to and controlling structure fires, wildland fires, vehicles fires, hazardous materials releases, and other hazardous conditions. Assisting with fire prevention and public education activities. Performing strenuous physical activities in challenging environments. A few reasons you might love this job: As a firefighter with CCCFPD you could be assigned to the air division providing service from a helicopter; to the marine division providing service aboard a fire boat; to the heavy fire equipment program providing services from a bulldozer; or to USAR or hazmat team. CCCFPD is an all risk fire agency that provides service from many different platforms. CCCFPD is an extremely busy organization responding to multiple fires and complex incidents daily. If you are interested in being a firefighter at a busy fire district, Contra Costa Fire is for you. Definition Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Class specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. Under general supervision, provides Advanced Life Support (ALS) emergency medical care; performs hazard mitigation activities by responding to and controlling structure fires, wildland fires, vehicle fires, hazardous materials releases and other hazardous conditions; participates in fire prevention and public education activities; assists in identifying and eliminating hazardous conditions including fire hazards; and does other work as required. Distinguishing Characteristics This class is distinguished by its responsibility for performance of Advanced Life Support as a Paramedic. Additionally, Firefighter-Paramedics are expected to perform the normal range of assignments in preventing, controlling and extinguishing fires, providing basic life support, executing rescue operations, and participating in public education activities and maintenance operations. SALARY: $41.74 - $55.94 Hourly $7,235.79 - $9,696.63 Monthly $86,829.48 - $116,359.56 Annually (Figure includes 10% base pay supplement) The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for twelve months. Oral Exam Date: Week of November 11, 2019 Hiring Interviews: Week of December 2, 2019 8-Week Academy tentative start date: Week of April 13, 2020 Typical Tasks Typical tasks of a Firefighter-Paramedic include Advanced Life Support duties and the normal range of Firefighter duties divided into three operational areas: (1) fire suppression, (2) basic emergency medical services and rescue, and (3) fire prevention, education and maintenance. Emergency medical services tasks are performed under District sponsorship within the scope of State licensure and County accreditation. Advanced Life Support Duties as a Licensed Paramedic: Performs any activity identified in the scope of practice of an EMT and approved by the local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency Performs defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion Performs Valsalva's maneuver Performs needle thoracotomy Visualizes the airway by use of the laryngoscope and remove foreign body(-ies) with forceps Performs pulmonary ventilation by use of supraglottic airway and adult oral endotracheal intubation Institutes intravenous (IV) catheters, saline locks, needles or other cannulas (IV lines), in peripheral veins; and monitor and administer medications through pre-existing vascular access Administers intravenous glucose solutions and isotonic (balanced) sodium solutions Uses glucose measuring device Monitors thoracostomy tubes and IV solutions containing potassium equal to or less than 20mEq/L Administers medications approved for use by the State EMS Authority and local medical director Administers approved medications by the following routes: intravenous, intramuscular, inhalation, and sublingual Performs critical tasks listed under Emergency Medical Care and Rescue Operations Performs or monitors other procedure(s) or administers any other medication(s) determined to be appropriate for EMT-P use in the professional judgment of the medical director of the local EMS agency that have been approved by the Director of the Emergency Medical Services Authority when the EMT-P has been trained and tested in those topics and skills as required to demonstrate competence in the additional practice(s) Fire Suppression Operations: Responds to emergencies with a fire company Drives fire department vehicles to fires and/or medical emergencies Operates pumpers Lays and connects hose lines Operates nozzles to direct fire streams and uses ladders, ropes, axes, etc. Enters burning structures to remove occupants from danger and to combat fires Lays salvage covers and assists in salvage operations Washes, drains, dries and replaces fire hoses Performs routine vehicle and apparatus inspections Assists in the maintenance of fire hydrants and automotive equipment Attends and participates in fire department training programs Inspects building and properties for fire hazards Assists in the maintenance of station, quarters and grounds Performs other tasks as required Critical tasks for firefighting operations, as determined by task analysis, are: Uses, inspects, and maintains breathing apparatus Connects and operates nozzles, valves and fittings Makes suction and discharge connections Removes hydrant caps and operates hydrant valves Operates and recharges dry-chem extinguishers Conducts aerial ladder evolutions with ladder pipes, turret pipes and ground monitor Conducts hose evolutions by carrying rolled/folded hose aloft from truck, couples and uncouples, extends/reduces, reels and unreels Conducts ground ladder evolutions: carry, set-up, foot, lock-in, and climb Drives automotive equipment Manually lifts and carries injured persons Uses jacks in rescue and other operations Operates mobile and portable radio equipment Conducts hoisting evolutions with hoses and equipment Operates digging, striking and prying tools Sets up and uses smoke ejectors Utilizes hydraulic (pushing/pulling) equipment Conducts electrical evolutions: set up portable lights Fire Prevention, Education and Maintenance Operations: Performs fire prevention activities Inspects buildings and properties for fire hazards Performs public education activities Conducts fire education classes for the public Attends and participates in fire department training programs and maintains required skill levels Washes, drains, dries and replaces fire hoses Inspects and conducts daily maintenance and light service of vehicles and apparatus Assists in the maintenance of station, quarters and grounds Performs other tasks, as required Critical tasks for these operations, as determined by task analysis, are: Inspects and maintains breathing apparatus Inspects, tests and maintains power tools Inspects and maintains all station vehicles Maintains dry-chem extinguishers Minimum Qualifications License Required: (1) 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. Prior to the completion of the one-year probation period, must possess and maintain thereafter a valid Class C California Motor Vehicle Operator's License with Firefighter Endorsement to drive and operate fire apparatus; AND 2) Possession of a valid Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) License. Must obtain Contra Costa County Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Accreditation within 60 days of appointment; AND 3) Prior to the completion of the one year probation period, must possess and maintain thereafter a Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations Level Certificate issued by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. Age: At least 18 years of age. Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or high school proficiency certificate. Experience: 1) Successful completion of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Academy as a Firefighter-Paramedic Recruit or Firefighter-Recruit; OR 2) one year of active employment in a paid, full-time position as a sworn uniformed firefighter in any city, county, state, or federal fire department and one year of experience in a paid, full-time position as a paramedic delivering ALS care (may be concurrent with firefighting experience). Physical Requirements: Ability to meet such health standards as may be established by the County Medical Consultant. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Ability to: Apply firefighting and emergency medical care knowledge, techniques and skills Learn to perform critical tasks primarily through the methods of classroom lecture and discussion and through seeing the task performed Read and comprehend fire department rules and regulations Act under stress, to maintain calm and efficient in serious situations involving quick action or mental stress Take orders and accept authority, to respond to orders from supervisors without hesitation, questioning or second-guessing Accept responsibility/teamwork and to accept his/her share of work Help crew reach common goals through cooperation and teamwork "Get along" with other employees, to adapt well to dormitory-like situation and to show tolerance, tact and respect for others Accept criticism without being defensive and to get along with supervisors (s)he may not like Follow set procedures, and to perform tasks in an established and recommended manner, without looking for short-cuts Deal with the public tactfully and with discretion so as to reflect credit on the fire district Motivation to be a firefighter and a high motivation to pursue a firefighting career Physical Strength to: Pull, drag, maneuver and extend hose at a fire scene, carry rolled or bundled hose up ladders, stairs or steep terrain, and to hold or handle a 2-1/2" charged hose Carry, lift and drag persons Carry and use equipment and ladders Endurance and Physical Conditioning to: Fight grass fires in extreme heat for long hours on steep, rough terrain while performing heavy physical labor Light structural fires while wearing full turn-out gear and performing a number of firefighting evolutions consecutively Perform hose evolutions for long periods of time Perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation for long periods of time to resuscitate victims, work on roofs, to climb and work from ladders, and to walk on and work from attic beams, rafters or floor joists Selection Process Required Documentation : Attach a copy of certificate/license with the application by the closing date: Valid California or out of state Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Valid Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) License CPAT Test: To be considered for this position, you must have successfully passed the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) administered by FCTC on or after May 1, 2019 (within the last 6 months). You have until November 7, 2019 to take the CPAT and provide a copy of the CPAT card to Contra Costa County Human Resources. Please visit www.fctconline.org/cpat to register for upcoming CPAT test. 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. Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas (Weighted 100%). The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF THE ORGANIZATION 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 identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Oct 07, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 21 - Supervisory Management CLOSING DATE: October 18, 2019 Re-Announcement THE POSITION The Contra Costa County Health Services Departmentis re-announcing to fillone (1)vacantHealth Plan Patient Services Supervisor positionassigned tothe Contra Costa Health Plan (CCHP)located in Martinez, CA. The Health Plan Patient Services Supervisor is responsible for providing day to day work direction and supervision to the Member Services Unit, facilitates the resolution of grievances and appeals including formal investigations and referral to third parties (if necessary); assists in the development of policies and implementation of procedures to meet the policies for member inquiries, complaints, grievances, and appeals; interprets rules, regulations, and guidelines applicable to enrollment and disenrollment, eligibility for the HealthPlan and implements plans for compliance. This position reports to the Manager of Member Services in the Contra Costa Health Plan. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Experienced in training and supervision of customer services staff Effectively handle irate and difficult clientele Proficient in oral and written communication Characteristics of the ideal candidate: Ability to prioritize a busy work schedule A consumer advocate Comfortable working with diverse populations Read the complete job description at https://www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for twelve (12)months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATES Tentative Oral Exam Date:November 15, 2019 Typical Tasks Provides day to day work direction and supervision of member services staff Facilitates the resolution of grievances and appeals including formal investigations and referral to third parties if necessary Assists in the development of policies and implementation of procedures to meet the policies for member inquiries, complaints, grievances, and appeals Interprets rules, regulations, and guidelines applicable to enrollment and disenrollment and eligibility for the Health Plan and implements plans for compliance Assists in audits of member services compliance for health systems contracts with CCHP Submits monthly and quarterly reports as required by the State Department of Health Services, Department of Corporations and Health Care Financing Administration Assists in the development, implementation, and training of staff in new or revised operational procedures Performs public and member relations duties such as public speaking before groups regarding the Health Plan services Explains the Health Plan benefits to members Minimum Qualifications Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency, or a high school proficiency certificate. Experience: Three (3) years of full-time or its equivalent experience with either a hospital, outpatient clinic or managed care health insurer, performing duties which involved the investigation and resolution of complaints and/or grievances. Selection Process 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. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying. 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. Oral Exam: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. (Weighted 100%) Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on theeligible list. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
Oct 07, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: DSA - Probation Unit of CCC The Contra Costa County Probation Department is seeking qualified individuals to fill vacancies for Juvenile Institution Officer I. The Probation Department has both temporary and permanent job openings, and Juvenile Institution Officers may work at Juvenile Hall (Martinez) and the Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility (Byron). Juvenile Institution Officers play a crucial role in the safety, security, and guidance of minors confined to County juvenile institutions and under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court. The major function of a Juvenile Institution Officer is the direction and supervision of the routine daily activities of detained youths - e.g., showering, housekeeping, school, yard work, meals, and recreational activities. Other duties of the position include providing situational counseling according to individual and group needs, explaining and participating in the enforcement of facility rules and regulations, providing transportation to and from the institutions, supervising vocational work crews, and preparing written reports and evaluations. Juvenile Institution Officers must have the ability to maintain consistent and regular attendance as well as the ability to work well with others. The eligible list established as a result of this examination may remain in effect for twelve (12) months. Promotional Opportunities: Juvenile Institution Officer I may promote to Juvenile Institution Officer II ($5,418 - $6,586) and Juvenile Institution Officer III ($5,755 - $6,996). Other promotional opportunities for qualified employees may also exist. In addition to offering opportunities for professional growth, the County provides permanent employees with an outstanding benefits package. EXAM DATES: (For applications received 10/7-11/1/2019) Written Examination: December 11-13, 2019 Typical Tasks Assist in maintaining security and safety for all staff and minors. This may include the use of verbal commands and/or physical force, mechanical or chemical restraints on out-of-control youth offenders Conduct searches of persons, packages, and premises for contraband and/or security concerns Accurately account for youthful offenders in assigned areas of responsibility, both on and off grounds Operate a motor vehicle as necessary; may transport youth offender to or from airports, BART stations, hospitals, court placements, other facilities or community service projects Conduct inspections for health and safety hazards and ensure cleanliness Prepare clear and accurate incident reports in an expeditious manner Report and properly document any suspected child abuse incidents in compliance with legal mandates General and crisis counseling of juveniles, offering advice and guidance Communicate with other facility staff regarding observations, and conclusions resulting from group interaction and individual offender behavior Oversee the supervision of youthful offender's mealtime, personal care, recreation, and other general activities Use a computer to access information, input data, prepare reports, correspondences, complete forms, or maintain records/statistics Participate in in-service training sessions Administer CPR or First Aid as necessary Make visual checks of minors for health and security purposes Oversee work programs (i.e., routine cleaning and maintenance). Perform and/or instruct minor in maintenance and housekeeping, to include laundry, kitchen assistance, landscape maintenance, community service and animal care Perform such other duties as the Court/Department may require Minimum Qualifications License Required: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment 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: Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university which included at least 12 semester units or 18 quarter units in behavioral science fields such as criminology, corrections, social work, psychology or sociology. Substitution for Behavioral Science Course Work: One year of full-time (or equivalent to 2080 hours) of experience working in a secure detention facility, Juvenile Camp and/or Ranch Program may be substituted for 6 semester units or 9 quarter units towards the behavioral science course work requirement. Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Age Requirement: At least 21 years of age. Physical Requirement: Ability to meet such health standards as may be prescribed by the County Medical Consultant. This will include a physical agility test, as specified in Section 1031 of the California Government Code. Background: 1) Successful completion of a thorough background investigation and psychological evaluation, as specified in Section 1031 of the California Government Code; and 2) shall not have been convicted of a felony as an adult or juvenile in this or any other state or in a federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction which would have been a felony if committed in this state. Selection Process 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. 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. Written Exam: Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to the written exam. The written exam is designed to measure general abilities and work attitudes that are important for performing successfully as a Juvenile Institution Officer. Test orientation booklet information is available at the State Board of Corrections website: www.cdcr.ca.gov . Physical Requirements: Those candidates who successfully pass the written exam may be required to pass drug screening, a physical agility test and/or a functional capacity evaluation pursuant to California Government Code section to 1031 prior to progressing further in the hiring process. Background Investigation: A Juvenile Institution Officer job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a thorough background investigation. This includes written and oral psychological screening as specified in Section 1031 of the California Government Code. The background investigation also includes a criminal record investigation. Individuals will not be hired for this position if they have been convicted of a felony, as a juvenile or adult, in any state or federal jurisdiction or if they have committed an offense in another state or federal jurisdiction that would have been a felony if committed in this state. In evaluating candidates for this position, the Probation Department will additionally consider areas such as illegal drug use, driving record, financial responsibility, previous employment, honesty, and general conduct. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Oct 06, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - LVN/Aide Unit The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting Surgical Technologists to fill three (3) vacant position assigned to Contra Costa Regional Medical Center located in Martinez, CA. The primary responsibility of these positions is to provide technical assistance to the surgeon at the operating table. Incumbents prepare surgical supplies and equipment for use in surgery and assist the surgeon at the operating table as the scrub nurse member of the surgical team. Duties include maintaining all instruments, sutures, equipment and supplies; gathering sterile packs, setting and arranging surgical instruments on the surgical table in a sterile manner; scrubbing hands, applying gown and gloves and assisting surgeons in the same procedures; ensuring that the surgical area and instruments remain sterile; decontaminating the operating rooms, surgical equipment, and supplies; setting up cautery and suctions; retracting and holding tissues; and assisting the surgeon with the application of traction devices. To read the complete job description, please visit the website www.cccounty.us/hr The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. Typical Tasks Gathers sterile packs and sets up and arranges surgical instruments, needles, sponges, sutures and dressings on the surgical table in a sterile manner Cooperates in the identification of each patient and transfer and positioning of patients Scrubs hands, applies gown and gloves and assists surgeons in same procedures Maintains all instruments, sutures equipment and supplies correctly with a knowledge of the operative procedure undertaken Provides technical assistance to the surgeon at the operating table for surgical procedures Assists in draping the patient Sets up cautery and suctions Retracts and holds tissues Holds and rotates patient's extremities as directed by surgeon Handles and labels all specimens Takes a correct sponge, needle and instrument count Applies dressings to incisions Decontaminates operating rooms, surgical equipment, supplies, and personnel Assist the surgeon with the application of traction devices and casts Participates in the teaching of students Assists with daily maintenance of stock and supplies Provide and promote excellence in customer service for both internal and external customers Minimum Qualifications Certificate: 1) Possession of a valid certificate as a Certified Surgical Technologist issued by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA); 2) Possession of a current, valid Basic Life Support (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association or CPR by the American Red Cross. Substitution: Either 1) successful completion of a surgical technologist training program certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES); or, 2) one (1) year of full-time, or its equivalent, experience as a Surgical Technologist completed prior to January 1, 2015 and current enrollment in a surgical technologist training program certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). If hired, applicants qualifying under this pattern will be required to complete the training program prior to the completion of their probationary period. Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical examination may be required prior to the start of employment. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required and copies of all certificates are required. An application submitted without the proof of program completion or the supplemental questionnaire will be considered incomplete and will therefore be disqualified. 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. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Oct 06, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is seeking to fill full time Ultrasound Technologist II positions located in the Diagnostic Imaging Unit at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, CA. The Ultrasound Technologist II is responsible for assessing general patient condition, selecting ultrasound and ancillary equipment to use, performing a variety of routine and complex ultrasound imaging procedures including pulse and continuous-wave Doppler assessments, and assisting physicians in ultrasound procedures performed on outpatient, inpatient, and emergency patients. Other responsibilities include on-call and callback duties to perform emergency ultrasound imaging procedures that may be ordered after normal business hours which includes nights, weekends, and holidays. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Experience performing general and advanced ultrasound imaging procedures Excellent knowledge of anatomy, physiology and congenital/ acquired pathology as related to the use and interpretation of ultrasound diagnostic procedures and attention to detail Ability to assess general patient condition and take action consistent with standards Ability to work independently Characteristics of the ideal candidate: Critical thinking and hospitality skills Excellent interpersonal and patient care skills Ability to train others in the practice of ultrasound imaging Ability and skill to be a shift leader Ability to be a team player, collaborate with others and work towards the same goals Read the complete job description at https://www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list may remain in effect for six (6) months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATE Training and Experience: November 28, 2017; and periodically Typical Tasks Consults with referring Physician regarding patient's medical history to determine the type of ultrasonic procedure required and to correlate the clinical history with the test to be performed Performs diagnostic imaging in the modality of Diagnostic Medical Sonography including ultrasound of the abdomen, spleen, liver, renal, pancreas, gallbladder and any other retroperitoneal, thyroid, break, testicles, neonatal, biophysical profiles, carotid Doppler, vascular Doppler, and pelvic and obstetrical examinations Performs pulse and continuous-wave Doppler assessments Operates a variety of ultrasound equipment; applies high frequency ultrasonic waves to patients through the use of transducers to produce images of internal organs for diagnostic interpretation Selects ultrasound and ancillary equipment, and ensures its proper functioning for use in ultrasound setup according to specifications/protocol of examination Adjusts equipment controls according to protocol and Radiologist orders for the part of the body to be examined Assesses general patient condition (including stability, pain and safety) and takes appropriate action as necessary Explains examination process to the patient; instructs and assists patient throughout the procedure Transports patients using gurneys, wheelchairs, and/or beds; transfers patients to and from the examination table Documents observations made during the procedure for final interpretation by the Radiologist Participates in departmental Quality Improvement efforts Labels permanent records of scans or identifies images, manipulates and sends images via the Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) network Sets up sterile and non-sterile trays, and provides instruments, medical devices and supplies as requested Cleans and stocks instruments in procedure rooms and ancillary areas, and maintains proper inventory levels Assists in scheduling procedures and patients; receives and assists patients and other customers Answers departmental telephone calls May be assigned to coordinate patient flow Maintains accurate records as directed Perform first aid as necessary Accurately bills for additional equipment or medical supplies required to perform procedures Performs other related work as required When assigned as a lead worker, additional tasks may include: May be assigned lead duties in a designated area and/or shift including coordinating the quality control testing of equipment and related recording Coordinates and trains students and new ultrasound technologists Researches and resolves image errors Maintains and orders inventory supplies Serves as a resource to staff learning new skills or equipment Assists in the preparation of work and on-call schedules; prioritizes and assigns tasks to technologists and support staff including rotation and unit workflow relative to available resources Minimum Qualifications Certificates Required: Possession and maintenance of a valid certificate as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography; and a valid certificate in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) issued by the American Red Cross or a valid certificate in Basic Life Support (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association. Experience: One (1) year of full-time, or its equivalent, experience as a Certified RDMS with at least six (6) months experience in an acute care setting. Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE AND CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED. 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%) 4. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score in order to be ranked on the employment list. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Oct 06, 2019
Full Time
The Position OPEN UNTIL FILLED Bargaining Unit: Local 21 - Supervisory Management The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is seeking an individual to fill one vacant Utilization Review Manager position in the Contra Costa Health Plan (CCHP) Department located in Martinez, CA. The Utilization Review Manager plans, organizes and supervises the activities of the unit staff; prepares department for internal and external audits; conducts utilization management delegation audits and develops policies and procedures for adherence to governmental and accredited agency standard. The successful candidate will oversee and participate in the development and implementation of effective and efficient standards, policies, protocols, processes, reports and benchmarks that support and further enhance utilization management and timely access to care. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Strong management and problem solving skills Excellent interpersonal skills Skilled at internal and external audits Characteristics of the ideal candidate: Knowledgeable and experienced in utilization management and review Ability to respond effectively to appeals Seasoned supervisory RN in managed care as a Utilization Review Nurse, Discharge Planner or Case Management Nurse Read the complete job description at https://www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list established from this examination may remain in effect for six months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATE Training and Experience Evaluation: Periodically Typical Tasks Supervises and trains subordinate staff in methods and practices pertinent to their assignments Confers with subordinates regarding dispositions of problems Interviews, selects, hires, orients, evaluates, counsels and recommends discipline of subordinate staff Reviews and analyzes governmental and accrediting agency standards governing admissions, treatment and continued stay of patients to develop policies and procedures Reviews patient treatment plans to ensure adherence to established criteria and standards Assists review committee in planning and holding federally mandated utilization reviews, periodic medical reviews and professional reviews When Assigned to Contra Costa Regional Medical Center: Refers cases to Utilization Review Committee for review and course of action when case fails to meet criteria Analyzes individual patient records to determine validity of admission Serves as review committee liaison with other hospital committee in development of policies and procedures Supervises and coordinates activities of utilization review staff in maintenance of informed policy and procedure manuals, files, records and correspondence Keeps informed of patient disease processes and treatment modalities through reading clinical literature When Assigned to Contra Costa Health Plan: Oversees and participates in the development and implementation of effective and efficient standards, policies, protocols, processes, reports and benchmarks that support and further enhance utilization management and timely access to care Provide guidance on issues related to referral and authorization process, benefits interpretation, and other utilization issues Prepare department for internal and external audits, NCQA accreditation, and conduct utilization management delegation audits Accountable for the oversight of delegated entities' utilization management and access to care; performs annual oversight audits When Assigned to the Behavioral Health Division: Develops and implements Utilization Review standards, policies, protocols, and processes to ensure Contra Costa Mental Health Plan (CCMHP) compliance Evaluates and supervises the response to first level appeals for denial of services to inpatient psychiatric services and claims to the Institution of Mental Diseases (IMD) Organizes and participates in audits by California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), External Quality Review Organization (ERQO) and federal agencies including Office of the Inspector General; ensuring the county meets the required standards for compliance, avoidance of disallowance and maintenance of county certification Provides guidance on authorization process, benefits interpretation, and critical time lines to Community Base Organizations (CBOs) and County operated clinics; in addition ensuring they meet requirements and are in compliance according to Utilization Management and Utilization Review process Develops and manages of Utilization Management and Review Plan through the implementation of California State Substance Use Disorder (SUD) waiver program within the Behavioral Health Division's Alcohol and other Drug Services and Mental Health programs. Minimum Qualifications License Required: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment: a current, valid and unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university. Experience for Contra Costa Health Plan Assignment: Three (3) years of full-time, or its equivalent, experience as a Registered Nurse in a managed care organization (i.e. HMO), two (2) years of which must have included experience as a Utilization Review Nurse, Discharge Planner, or Case Management Nurse, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity. Experience for Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Assignment: Three (3) years of full-time, or its equivalent, experience as a Registered Nurse in an acute care hospital or hospital based ambulatory care health center, two (2) years of which must have included experience as a Utilization Review Nurse, Discharge Planner, or Case Manager Nurse, one (1) year of which was in the capacity of a Charge Nurse, Supervisor or Lead Nurse. Experience for Behavioral Health Division Assignment: Three (3) years of full-time, or its equivalent, experience as a Registered Nurse in a behavioral health organization (i.e. Mental Health Outpatient Clinic or Inpatient or Emergency Psychiatric Facility), two (2) years of which must have included experience as a Utilization Review Nurse, Discharge Planner, or Case Management Nurse, one (1) year of supervisory experience. Substitution for all assignments: Two (2) additional years in a Nurse Supervisor capacity may be substituted for the Bachelor's Degree. A Master's Degree in nursing, hospital or health care administration or closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of experience as a Registered Nurse. No substitution is allowed for the required one (1) year of supervisory experience. Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED. AN APPLICATION SUBMITTED WITHOUT THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE AND WILL THEREFORE BE DISQUALIFIED. 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. A completed supplemental questionnaire is required at the time of applying. 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%) 4. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
Oct 06, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting individuals on a continuous basis to fill journey level Physical Therapist positions. Therapists may be assigned to the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and its Health Centers or the California Children Services Programs located throughout the County. Physical Therapist II is a journey level classification. Incumbents perform a full range of general therapy treatments while developing and learning the skills and knowledge necessary to apply more advanced and/or specialized treatments. To read the complete job description, please visit the website www.cccounty.us/hr The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. Typical Tasks Evaluates, plans and implements advanced or specialized therapy treatments in accordance with medical direction Administers or supervises the administration of physical therapy treatments, including but not limited to the following areas: neuromuscular facilitation and reeducation assistive orthotic and prosthetic device fabrication fitting and training temporary splinting and gait training bracing soft and bony tissue mobilization manual and mechanical traction hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, thermal therapy and massage tratiscutaneous neuromscular and electrical stimulation Provides technical advice and assistance to less experienced therapists May assist in training them on the more specialized therapy treatments Instructs patients in pain management, injury prevention, posture correction and body mechanics Monitors and facilitates patients' progress Develops or directs development of special equipment Provides and promotes excellent customer service for all internal and external customers Explains medical recommendations with respect to physical therapy, to patients and their families Observes patient reaction, keeps records and prepares required reports Administers diagnostic and prognostic tests Provides consultation and education relative to therapy treatment considerations Collaborates with other care providers to ensure proper patient treatment and follow-up Secures and returns clinic supplies and equipment and maintains required records and statistics Prepares reports of patient treatment, discharge planning and evaluation of treatment services Provides training and work direction to aides, assistants, interns and volunteers Consults with other therapists as needed Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession and maintenance of a valid license as a Physical Therapist issued by the Physical Therapy Board of California. Experience: Two years of full-time experience or its equivalent as a Physical Therapist. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. Applicants must submit a copy of a valid License Physical Therapist issued by the Physical Therapy Board of California AND a completed supplemental questionnaire. An application submitted without a valid License and supplemental questionnaire will be considered incomplete and will therefore be disqualified. 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. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
Oct 06, 2019
Part Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local856 - Attendant/LVN/Aides Unit The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting Psychiatric Technicians for acute inpatient psychiatric services at the Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center in Martinez. Under the supervision of a staff Psychiatrist or Registered Nurse, Technicians provide psychiatric nursing care services to patients who are mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or mentally challenged. Psychiatric Technicians are part of an interdisciplinary team which includes medical care and mental health staff who work together to develop and implement treatment and discharge plans. They assist in facilitating patient therapy in-group or family sessions, provide general and psychiatric nursing care and administer medication under medical supervision. When crises intervention services are needed, Psychiatric Technicians utilize verbal and appropriate physical techniques to ensure a safe, therapeutic environment. To read the complete job description, please visit the website www.cccounty.us/hr The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a valid license to practice as a Psychiatric Technician issued by the State of California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners. Certificates: Possession of a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate issued by the American Heart Association or valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate issued by the American Red Cross. Special Requirements: (A) Prior to and as a condition of employment, ability to successfully pass a Pharmacology Test administered by the County. (B) Within the first 6 months of employment, must obtain certification in Professional Assault Response Training (PART). (C) Must be available for assignment to Code 2000 by completion of probationary period. Other Requirements: 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 COPIES OF YOUR 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. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Oct 06, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local856 - Health Services Unit Contra Costa County's Health Services Department is offering an excellent career opportunity for individuals interested in a Public Health Microbiologist position. The department currently has three (3) full-time vacancies at the Public Health Laboratory in Martinez, CA. Public Health Microbiologists are responsible for performing bacteriological, parasitological, serological, and virological examinations on human, animal, food and water specimen. The incumbents will prepare specimens for analysis, make slide examinations, and perform cultural procedures which result in the identification of pathogenic bacteria such as tuberculosis or enteric organisms. The incumbents will also analyze food, milk, and water samples for pathogenic bacteria and toxic agents and perform serological tests on blood serum as an aide in the diagnosis of various diseases. The employment list established as a result of this examination may remain in effect for six (6) months. To read the complete job description, please visit the website www.cccounty.us/hr The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. Typical Tasks Prepares specimen for analysis Make slide examinations and performs cultural procedure which result in the Identification of pathogenic bacteria such as tuberculosis or enteric organisms Analyzes food, milk and water sample for pathogenic bacteria and toxic agents Performs serological tests on blood serum as an aid in diagnosis of such diseases as syphilis and other disease which result in an elevated blood titer Performs tests on brain material for the identification of rabies virus Performs various molecular techniques for the detection of viruses and bacteria Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a valid certificate as a Public Health Microbiologist issued by the California State Department of Health. Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. Applicants must submit a copy of their Public Health Microbiologist certificate. Certification information is available online at the California State Department of Health Services' website: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/labs. A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED. 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 examination steps noted above may be changed in accordance with the County's Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
Oct 06, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: CNA - Public Health Nurse Unit Contra Costa County accepts applications on an ongoing basis for Public Health Nurse positions in clinics throughout the County. Assignments may be in the Pittsburg, Concord, or Richmond offices, and in the following program area. PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS: Public Health Nurses educate the public in accepted health practices, make patient referrals, assist in the rehabilitation of handicapped individuals, and provide lead direction to ancillary workers. They also investigate and work towards controlling communicable disease and provide public health nursing services in a variety of public health programs and specialized clinics. To read the complete job description, please visit the website www.cccounty.us/hr The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. Minimum Qualifications License Required: (1) Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License; and (2) Valid License as a Registered Nurse in the State of California. Certificate Required: Possession of a certificate as a Public Health Nurse in the State of California. Education: Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from NLN accredited school. NOTE: Incumbents are required to furnish personal transportation for which they are reimbursed by the County. Other Requirements: 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 COPIES OF LICENSE & 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 examination steps noted above may be changed in accordance with the County's Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Concord, California, United States
Oct 06, 2019
Full Time
The Position *OPEN UNTIL FILLED* Bargaining Unit : Local 21 - Supervisory Management The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting for two qualified individuals interested in the Public Health Nurse Program Manager position to be assigned to the Public Health's Health Care for the Homeless Program. This position is primarily based in Concord, CAand incumbents travel throughout the County to their assignment locations. Public Health Nurse Program Managers coordinate and supervise the activities of nursing and health education or health care personnel within one or more public health programs. They assist in program and budget development and budget monitoring, develop programs for public health information and education services to the public, and supervise clinical services related to the programs. Additional duties include planning and implementing special health clinics; providing consultation to the medical community on specific treatment and management of communicable diseases; developing and coordinating clinical services for populations at risk for public health problems. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Ability to supervise staff and conduct training and health education programs Knowledge of administrative principles applicable to the organization and functions of health education and health care programs Knowledge of scope and practice of standards of nursing; clinical skills related to public health programs; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATES Tentative Exam Date: Periodically Until Vacancies Filled Typical Tasks Develops program policies and procedures and interprets these to the medical community including physicians, health care personnel and Public Health Nurse field staff Sets goals and objectives and establishes program priorities Implements State and Federal program guidelines Collects and analyzes disease and/or other program statistics Develops or expands appropriate programs Plans and implements special health clinics Provides consultation to medical community on specific treatment and management of communicable diseases Provides information and technical assistance to public and private schools relative to public health related issues Develops and coordinates clinical services for populations at risk for public health problems Coordinates and supervises the investigation of communicable disease and determines scope of investigation Provides clinical assistance in special needs/emergency response clinics Prepares reports as required Assists with development and writing of program plans and funding proposals for grant applications Meets with interested community organizations to promote program goals Conducts or coordinates educational outreach activities and develops program information material for distribution to schools Coordinates activities of Public Health with community based organizations, community groups and the general public Conducts in-service education and orientation for program staff Evaluates and supervises clinical, clerical and technical staff Represents the department at various County, State and community meetings and participates on committees for theses various groups Provides and promotes excellent customer service for all internal and external customers Minimum Qualifications License Required: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a 1) a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process; 2) a current, valid and unrestricted Registered Nurse license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing; and 3) a certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university. Experience: Three (3) years of full-time, or its equivalent, of professional nursing experience in a health care facility. Substitution: One (1) year of additional experience, working in a public health agency as an administrator, manager or health care services provider may be substituted for the academic major. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED. THE REGISTERED NURSE LICENSE AND PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE LICENSE NUMBERS MUST BE LISTED IN THE "CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES" SECTION OF THE APPLICATION. Selection Process 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. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying. 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. 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%) Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
Oct 06, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local856 - Attendant/LVN/Aides Unit The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is accepting applications on an ongoing basis for Registered Dental Assistant positions, which may be assigned to the Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center in Martinez or to the Health Services Department health centers located in Richmond, Pittsburg, and Brentwood. Registered Dental Assistants prepare patients for dental treatment and examinations and assist the Dentist at the chair during patient treatment. They review patient records to determine the instruments and materials that will be needed, take and develop x-rays of teeth and jaws and provide routine post-operative instructions to patients. Dental Assistants also mix cements, silver amalgams, and impression materials and take pre-impressions for dentures. In addition, they sterilize instruments, utensils, dressings, and equipment; clean dental rooms and equipment; and inventory and order supplies as needed. Other duties include maintaining patient records, scheduling patients, keeping inventory, ordering supplies, and other related work as required. Typical Tasks Prepares patients for treatment and examination by seating the patient, adjusting the chair at a convenient angle and draping the patient Reviews patient's record to determine what instruments and material will be needed and lays them out Passes instruments and materials to the dentist upon request Provides oral suction, retraction and other assistance during oral surgery Removes excess cement after permanent crown cementation Fits and cements temporary crowns Places post-extraction and periodontal dressings Placement and litigation of arch wires May perform coronal polishing of the teeth Takes x-rays of teeth and jaws and develops the film Mixes cements, silver amalgams and impression materials Takes pre-impressions for dentures Tests pulp vitality May dry canals previously opened by the dentist with absorbent points Provides routine post-operative instructions to patients Sterilizes instruments, utensils, dressings and equipment Cleans dental rooms and equipment Maintains patient records by indicating the type of work performed Procures charts and records needed by the dentist Schedules patients, inventories supplies and orders routine supplies as needed Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Dental Assistant issued by the State of California Board of Dental Examiners. Other Requirements: 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 A VALID LICENSE TO YOUR APPLICATION. Selection Process 1. Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at Contra Costa County Department of Human Resources , and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed, or late applications WILL NOT be accepted . To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description. Please see additional locations to apply on the reverse side of this announcement. 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. Examination: The examination will consist of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70% from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%) The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Oct 06, 2019
Part Time
The Position OPEN UNTIL FILLED Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is seeking individuals to fill several positions as a Respiratory Care Practitioner II. The four vacancies are permanent part-time and located in the central and east regions of Contra Costa County in California. Respiratory Care Practitioner II is a journey level position which requires experience providing respiratory care treatment to patients in an acute care hospital and ambulatory health centers. Employees in this class administer therapy care and life support to patients while assisting in making patient assessments for the purpose of establishing individual respiratory care plans. They also clean, assemble, and transport respiratory equipment as requested and may also operate an electrocardiograph machine on a relief basis and/or provide work direction to other staff. To read the complete job description, please visit the website: https://www.cccounty.us/hr The employment list established as a result of this examination may remain in effect for six (6) months . Typical Tasks Assist medical staff in making patient assessment for the purposes of establishing individual respiratory care plans Recommendappropriate modality for deliverance of respiratory therapy Selects, set up and operate a wide variety of devices such as, ventilators, positive pressure machines, blood gas analyzers, aerosol generators and other pulmonary function equipment Performs postural drainage and assist patients in performing breathing exercises Record findings and keeps records of patient's progress during treatments Provide a variety of respiratory therapy treatments to patients as ordered by physicians Select, set up and operate a wide variety of devices such as respirators, mechanical and volume ventilators, positive pressure machine, blood gas analyzers, aerosol generators and other pulmonary function equipment Performs postural drainage and assist patients in performing breathing exercises Observe and documents patients response to therapy and make adjustments to the individuals respiratory care plan per protocol Transports equipment to inpatient ward areas and maintain safety standards to guard against injuries to patients and staff Respond to stat-emergency calls such as cardiopulmonary arrests and rapid response by providing assistance within the scope of Practice Respond to calls from nursing units for various respiratory therapy issues May provide work direction and guidance to less experienced staff May demonstrate respiratory care procedures to other health care personnel Monitors respiratory related equipment and recommends repairs when needed May operate an electrocardiograph machine on a relief basis Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possess and maintain a valid Respiratory Care Practitioner license issued by the Respiratory Care Board of California. Certification Required: Possess and maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate issued by the American Heart Association or CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross; and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certificate issued by the American Red Cross. Experience: Two (2) years of full-time experience, or its equivalent, experience as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (or Respiratory Therapist) in an acute care hospital. Acute Care: RCPs assigned to the Acute Care setting must also possess and maintain a Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Provider Certificate. Ambulatory Care/Health Centers: Pulmonary Function Lab RCPs must possess and maintain a CPFT (Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist); or RPFT (Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist) Credential issued by the NBRC in addition to the above OSA/CPAP and/or Pulmonary/Bronch Clinic: Must possess and maintain certification or credential in one or more of the following: AE-C Asthma Educator; SDS Sleep Disorder Testing and Therapeutic Intervention Respiratory Care Specialist; Polysomnographic Technologist; One year documented experience working in a sleep disorders center or respiratory based outpatient clinic setting. Other Requirements: 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 COPIES OF LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS TO YOUR APPLICATION. AN APPLICATION SUBMITTED WITHOUT THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE AND WILL THEREFORE BE DISQUALIFIED. 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. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%) The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
Oct 06, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - LVN/Aides Unit The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is accepting applications from Licensed Vocational Nurses who are interested in performing technical nursing duties. In an inpatient setting, under the supervision of registered professional nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses perform a wide range of patient care activities including general bedside nursing and patient hygiene, safety and comfort. They perform catheterizations, enemas, nasogastric tube insertions and irrigations; take and record vital signs and chart observations. They care for tracheotomy, jejunostomy, colostomy, and chest tubes. Licensed Vocational Nurses sign out and are responsible for controlled drugs, including narcotics, and under direction, prepare and administer medication subcutaneously, intramuscularly or orally. In some assignments, they may also adjust the flow rates of intravenous solutions containing no medications. In an ambulatory care setting, Licensed Vocational Nurses perform general nursing care under the direction of a registered Nurse or a provider. They prepare and administer medications including immunizations subcutaneously, intramuscularly, orally or topically; sign out and are responsible for controlled drugs including narcotics. They are responsible for applying dressing, compresses and soaks; taking and recording vital signs; documenting patient observations and nursing activities in patient records; and performing discharge duties To read the complete job description, please visit the website www.cccounty.us/hr The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. Typical Tasks Gives general direct nursing care under direction of a Registered Nurse and/or provider Maintains patient personal hygiene, safety and comfort Performs catheterizations and enemas Under direction, prepares and administers medication subcutaneously, intramuscularly, topically or orally Signs out and is responsible for controlled drugs including narcotics Under direction gives colostomy care, including irrigations Applies dressings, compresses and soaks Under direction performs nasogastric tube insertions and irrigations Following training, participates on Code Blue and Behavioral Response Teams as required Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration Assists in administering the nursing process to patients, including data/information gathering and implementing individual patient care plans as directed by a Registered Nurse and/or provider Obtains specimens Performs, reports, and documents patient observations and nursing activities in patient/hospital records Under direction cares for tracheotomy, jejustomy and chest tubes Performs routine care and cleaning of hospital equipment Performs routine nursing duties including making beds and lifting, moving, bathing and feeding patients May assist and participate in occupational, physical and respiratory therapy programs Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation Assists the Registered Nurse in identifying patient family learning needs and implements appropriate measures After special training functions as a Monitor Nurse in the Telemetry Unit Participates in orientation and on-the-job training of assigned personnel May perform clerical duties on units and in clinics Provide and promote excellence in customer services for both internal and external customers Upon assignment and after obtaining special training and State certification, may perform specialized nursing tasks such as starting and/or superimposing intravenous solutions and adjusting flow rates and blood withdrawal in accordance with LVN scope of practice and Hospital Policy. Minimum Qualifications License Required: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment: current, valid and unrestricted license as a Licensed Vocational Nurse issued by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, California Department of Consumer Affairs. Experience: No experience required. Certification: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment: current, valid Basic Life Support (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association or CPR by the American Red Cross. Special Requirements: As a condition of hiring, all positions: (a) Must successfully pass a pharmacology test administered by the County. (b) When assigned to Detention Facilities, must possess and maintain a Sheriff's Department clearance. Other Requirements: 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 COPIES OF LICENSE & 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. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Oct 06, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local856 - Health Services Unit The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting to fill several permanent full-time Medical Interpreter vacancies in the Health Care Interpreter Network (HCIN), located in Martinez, California. Currently, the Department is seeking bi-lingual candidates to fill Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Dari, Farsi, Punjabi, American Sign Language and Arabic Medical Interpreter vacancies. Under general direction, incumbents provide medical interpretation, in target languages or American Sign Language, for patients and their family members either face-to-face, or by telephone or video during encounters with medical providers and/or other medical support personnel. Medical interpretation services are provided for clients and patients of Contra Costa Health Services including Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and its Health Centers, the Appointment Unit, and Financial Counseling as well as for clients and patients of various other hospitals and medical centers and clinics on the HCIN network, and on other related national networks. Future vacancies for different languages may become available, bi-lingual candidates fluent in other language(s) are encouraged to apply. To read the complete job description, please visit the website www.cccounty.us/hr The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6)months. Typical Tasks Orally Interprets information related to medical procedures, diagnostic information, and medical education and instructions between patients, clients, medical providers, clinical staff in target language and in English Clarifies meaning and verifies patient's understanding of conveyed medical information Provides education, support, and clarification to medical providers and clinical staff on culturally specific values and practices as they relate to the health care encounter Verify the accuracy of medical and technical terms and terminology Maintain confidentiality of patient/client information according to established Departmental guidelines Participate in training and continuing education to facilitate professional development. Assist others in the use of the HCIN system Provide and promote excellent customer service for all internal and external customers Minimum Qualifications Experience: Six (6) months of full time, or its equivalent, professional experience working as a Medical Interpreter. Education: Completion of at least 40 hours of an approved Medical Interpreter training program. Note: Incumbents will be required to pass the Language Line Interpreter Skills Test and complete 40 hours of Health Care Interpreter Network (HCIN) approved medical interpreter training within nine months of appointment. Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. ACOMPLETEDSUPPLEMENTALQUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED AND YOU MUST ATTACH COPIES OF 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 examination steps noted above may be changed in accordance with the County's Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Oct 06, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting individuals to fill two Medical Laboratory Technician vacancies in the Clinical Laboratory Division of Contra Costa Regional Medical Center located in Martinez, CA. Incumbents perform a variety of professional clinical laboratory procedures- including the full range of specimen collection, processing and testing for hematology, chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis and coagulation. Incumbents are responsible for the technical accuracy of hematological, biochemical, serological, and coagulation tests, and other related duties as assigned. To read the complete job description, please visit the website: https://www.cccounty.us/hr The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. Typical Tasks Performs clinical laboratory procedures in clinical chemistry, microbiology, hematology, urinalysis and phlebotomy on a rotation basis. Reports patient test results verbally and in writing to members of the medical and nursing staffs. Operates and maintains manual equipment and automated, computer controlled equipment. Maintains quality control statistical data Collects blood and urine samples from patients and processes these specimens including entry/receipt of specimens in LIS, centrifugation, and distribution/sending to reference laboratories. Stains blood smears of biological specimens. Prepares laboratory reagents. Maintains laboratory logs and records. Assists physician in the obtaining and staining of bone marrow specimens. Makes gram stains and streaks culture plates. Prepares specimens for transportation from collection sites to main laboratory. Receives specimens from collection sites at the main laboratory. Prepares specimens for shipment to reference and/or Contra Costa Public Health Laboratory. Provides and promotes excellent customer service for all internal and external customers Monitors room and refrigerator temperatures. Greets patients, answers phones and performs other duties as required. Performs record keeping, labeling and filing, and other related duties. Receives and stores laboratory supplies and assists in maintaining inventory. Assists in the entry of reference laboratory and point of care results. Assists in laboratory data collection. Minimum Qualifications Licenses: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a valid: 1) California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process. 2) Medical Laboratory Technician license issued by the State of California Department of Health. Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. 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 examination steps noted above may be changed in accordance with the County's Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Oct 06, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 1021 - Social Services Rank & File Unit OPEN UNTIL FILLED The Contra Costa County Health Services Department and the CCRMC (Contra Costa Regional Medical Center) Hospital & Clinics are offering an excellent career opportunity for qualified individuals interested in the Medical Social Worker II positions located in Martinez, CA. The vacancies are located in the Public Health AIDS and STD Program, Contra Costa Health Plan Authorization Unit, George Miller Wellness Center and CCRMC Hospital & Clinics. The successful candidates will provide the full range of counseling and related social services to patients within the healthcare system of Contra Costa County. Incumbents will be responsible for conducting interviews with patients and relatives to obtain data regarding the patient's physical, social, and emotional history; identifying patients requiring special services and making appropriate referrals; developing and maintaining patient client care plans; conducting discharge planning activities; and assisting medical and other professional staff with in-depth group and individual counseling problems by leading supportive counseling programs. When assigned to a Team Leader role, incumbents provide ongoing lead direction to other medical social workers. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Ability to apply the principles and techniques of rehabilitation counseling Ability to establishing rapport with clients and their families Knowledge of psychological and social aspects of physical and emotional disturbances Characteristics of the ideal candidate: Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to work in a team environment Adapts easily to varied and changing priorities Effective verbal and written communication skills Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us/hr .The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATES Tentative Training and Experience Evaluation: December 13, 2017 Typical Tasks Conducts interviews with patients and relatives to obtain data regarding the patient's physical, social, and emotional history Helps resolve situational emergencies involving living conditions, transportation, and child care arrangements Identifies patients requiring special services and makes appropriate referrals to other agencies for necessary services Develops and maintains client care plans Conducts discharge planning activities and makes arrangements for necessary placements Coordinates patient progress through the health care system Interprets available programs to patient and/or families Participates in staff rounds and other interdisciplinary patient care conferences Maintains current knowledge-base regarding medical social work issues related to the population served and the area of specialization Assists medical and other professional staff with in-depth group and individual counseling problems by leading supportive counseling programs Observes patient's behavior both in the hospital and at home and reports significant changes in patient's condition to the appropriate staff Utilizes advanced counseling techniques in order to assist patients with emotional, behavioral, physical, and social problems Offers consultation and advice to other staff within area of specialized expertise When assigned to a team leader role, provides ongoing lead direction to other Medical Social Workers including, but not limited to, assignment of cases and/or work activities, orienting and training less experienced employees, providing technical case consultation to other staff and providing input into employee performance evaluations Minimum Qualifications Education: Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a closely related behavioral science field. Experience: Two (2) years of full-time experience providing counseling and/or social work services to medical patients. Substitution for Education and Experience: Possession of a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a closely related behavioral science field and either: a) two years of full-time or its equivalent experience as a Medical Social Worker I in Contra Costa County; or b) three years of full-time or its equivalent experience providing counseling and/or social work services to medical patients. Substitution for Academic Major: One (1) additional year of qualifying experience of the type noted above may be substituted for the required major. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED. Applicants who have attended a foreign or non-U.S. accredited university or college must provide verification of education evaluation completed by an educational evaluation service. 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%) 4. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list. 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.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Oct 06, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting individuals to fill vacant Mental Health Clinical Specialist positions. The individuals appointed to these positions may be assigned to such program components as inpatient psychiatric wards, out-patient mental health clinics, day treatment programs, crisis intervention, screening units, public health or a criminal justice mental health program. Mental Health Clinical Specialists provide psychotherapeutic intervention and treatment services to patients and/or clients and their families in an individual and group therapy environment. In addition, they prepare social case histories, refer patients or clients to appropriate community agencies, and perform specialized mental health services. Full-time, part-time, permanent intermittent (on-call), and project positions are available. Qualified Spanish-speaking persons are encouraged to apply. A monthly salary differential of $100 is paid to employees in positions that require bilingual proficiency. Typical Tasks Provides psycho-therapeutic intervention, treatment, and other related mental health services to consumers and their families Provides individual, family, and group therapy services Participates in the evaluation of problems presented and in the formulation of diagnoses and the development of treatment plans Prepares social case histories with particular emphasis upon psycho-social factors affecting the client Coordinates with other staff members and community agencies in carrying out treatment and/or rehabilitation plans Evaluates residential facilities for level of care and continuing program eligibility Provides supportive services to board and care staff including training, treatment plan development, and liaison at the client level Interprets and explains to clients, relatives, services to specific population groups (i.e., children and adolescents, older adults, detained persons) May serve as a deputy conservator Participates in specialized programs/projects or serves as a support person in program planning, evaluation, and policy developments Participates in staff development programs and in staff conferences regarding clients and professional clinical approaches Interprets and explains to clients, relatives, community groups about social and emotional factors pertaining to mental health illness Refers clients to appropriate community agencies Provides specialized mental health or related services to specific population groups (i.e. children and adolescents, older adults, detained persons) Provides quality documentation and testifies in court as required May serve as representative payee for clients May be required to gather services statistics and write reports and correspondence Utilizes a personal computer to send and receive work-related electronic mail, and access and maintain electronic records and files When assigned as a Team Leader, additional tasks may include: Convene and facilitate team meetings Provide clinical oversight and direction for the unlicensed staff and community support workers Keep the Mental Health Supervisor/Manager informed of any critical incidents Assist in the daily operation of the program or clinic, filling in as officer of the day when necessary Participate as a member of the Utilization Review Committee Assist in the training and orientation of new staff members Provide feedback on ways to improve the delivery and types of clinical services offered to consumers Arranges day-to-day staff work schedules for the unit, including relief coverage Coordinates day-to-day programmatic and clinical decisions in response to operational demands Conducts clinical discussions regarding complex and/or difficult cases Responds to emergencies that occur on the unit Coordinates the flow of information and clinical data to ensure program and/or shift continuity Assigns cases to staff, taking into consideration urgent clinical intervention, general clinical necessity, current staff workloads and time factors Coordinate/facilitate weekly chart reviews Provides on-site feedback/training to staff regarding documentation issues Conducts peer training regarding difficult documentation issues Serves as liaison with UR/QI Administration concerning documentation issues/concerns Serves as liaison with other units, services, and agencies Minimum Qualifications Licenses Required: 1) Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicles Operator's License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process 2) Possession of one (1) of the following professional licenses is required: either a) a current valid unrestricted license as a Clinical Social Worker issued by the State of California, Board of Behavioral Science Examiners; or b) a current valid unrestricted license as a Marriage and Family Therapist issued by the State of California, Board of Behavioral Science Examiners; or c) a current valid unrestricted license as a Psychologist issued by the State of California Board of Medical Quality Assurance, Psychology Examining Committee. Substitution for License: Either 1) possession of a Master's Degree in psychology or closely related behavioral science field from an accredited college or university, and current valid registration with the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) intern or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) intern; or 2) possession of a Doctoral Degree in Psychology from an accredited college, university, or other educational institution accredited by the California State Board of Psychology. Incumbents qualifying under the Licensure substitution pattern work under the direction of a licensed clinician and perform a variety of mental health activities for which State of California license eligibility is required. As a condition of continued employment, incumbents qualifying under this substitution pattern must complete the training and experience requirements necessary to obtain and maintain licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or as a Psychologist within the time periods prescribed by the governing bodies administering the issuance of these licenses. Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr , and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed, or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description. 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. Examination: The examination will consist of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70% from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%) The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. 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.