Nurse Practitioner I/II/III - Community Health Centers and Med Center Specialty Clinics


  • Location: Throughout Riverside County, CA
  • Posted: Sep 10, 2019

Job Description


Riverside University Health System is looking for Nurse Practitioners to join their teams! Immediate vacancies are available with the Banning and Perris Community Health Centers as well as the Endocrinology/Diabetic Specialty Clinics within the medical center. Qualified candidates from this recruitment may be considered for future openings throughout the health system. Experienced Nurse Practitioners are preferred at this time, however new NPs are encouraged to apply.
All interested candidates, please email a clean copy of your CV, along with your area of interest to alevinson@rivco.org.

**Generous benefits include: medical, dental vision; approximately 12 paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation time off
**CalPers retirement
**$1500/5 days CME allowance

ABOUT THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE

Riverside County offers diversity that few locations can match. To find out more, please visit http://www.countyofriverside.us.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Riverside University Health System (RUHS) is an integrated health system delivering exceptional care to residents of Riverside County, through a network of skilled healthcare professionals. RUHS includes the 439-bed Medical Center in Moreno Valley accredited by the Joint Commission, 12 federally qualified Community Health Centers, specialty clinics, and the departments of Behavioral and Public Health. RUHS is a teaching organization that provides training for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, and is affiliated with Loma Linda University, University of California System and Western University of Health Sciences. RUHS employs about 6,000 team members.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The RUHS-Medical Center is a Level II Trauma Center and provides high quality adult and pediatric acute care, emergency and trauma medical care, and specialized health services that include the Stroke Center and chronic disease management. The CHCs, located throughout Riverside County, deliver comprehensive outpatient primary and preventive care. Community-based services for adults and children with mental health issues and substance abuse challenges are provided by the RUHS-Behavioral Health Department. The RUHS-Public Health Department offers a wide range of services and programs, such as disease control, children's medical services and nutrition services, to promote and protect the health of the residents of Riverside County.

The RUHS is committed to the health and well-being of all communities in Riverside County.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under medical supervision of a physician and within established written guidelines of RUHS, positions in this class series perform physical examinations; evaluate patient health and develop diagnoses; perform diagnostic and medical case management services; and do other related work as required.

Incumbents of positions in this series are registered nurses with additional preparation and skills in physical diagnosis, psychosocial assessment, and management of health illness needs in primary healthcare and have been prepared in a program conforming to Board standards. The Nurse Practitioner I, II, III, functions within the scope of practice as specified in the Nursing Practice Act as it applies to all registered nurses.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Take patient health histories; perform physical examinations; record findings and assess the health status of patients.

Identify abnormalities and/or concerns in physical, mental, emotional, developmental, and psychosocial functioning; order, review and interpret diagnostic and screening procedures.

Perform selected diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; follow orders for administering medications and therapeutic devises.

Provide health counseling and educate patients on specific areas related to patient illness/health status.

Refer patients for further diagnosis and/or treatment when indicated; identify patients who require immediate attention of a physician; initiate specified emergency treatment; carry out approved treatment plans.

Higher level NPs may:

Identify needs for continuing education of nurse practitioners, medical students, and residents, and make recommendations for meeting such needs; may present in-service training or staff development programs as designated by the supervising physician.

Participate in analysis of clinic concerns and work with other department staff to solve problems; collaborate with other department staff to modify patient record keeping requirements and forms.

Identify need for modification of standardized procedures for nurse practitioners and initiate collaboration with supervising physician to implement changes; participate in community activities on health related issues.

RECRUITING GUIDELINES

Experience:
NP I - no experience necessary
NP II - One year of experience as a nurse practitioner;
NP III - Three years of experience as a nurse practitioner, one year of which must have been with the County of Riverside or equivalent hospital or health care setting.

Education: A Bachelor's degree from a recognized college in Nursing, Public Health, Health Sciences or a closely related field or a Masters Degree from a recognized college in Nursing, Public Health, Health Sciences or closely related field or a Current certification as a Nurse Practitioner in a field of specialty by a recognized National Board is required.

Knowledge of: Techniques used in the diagnosis and treatment of personal health problems; principles of health maintenance and disease management; psychosocial assessment; normal growth and development; patho-physiology; pharmacology; nutrition; counseling and health education principles; health care delivery systems; community resources and referrals systems related to health care; legal implications of advance practice roles in nursing; principles of quality assurance.

Ability to: Provide care to patients with acute and chronic health problems; collaborate with health care team, patients and families to identify and resolve health problems; write clear, concise documentation of patient visits in the medical record; provide independent nursing care; function under standardized protocols; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, health care team and others; analyze situations accurately and take effective courses of action.

PAY, BENEFITS, & WORK SCHEDULE

Visit the Job Descriptions page at http://rc-hr.com/Careers/JobDescriptions.aspx for benefits information. Detailed job descriptions and benefits information are provided for all of the County of Riverside's job classifications.

WHO MAY APPLY

This recruitment is open to all applicants.

APPLICATION PERIOD

This posting will remain open until positions are filled.

BASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions regarding this posting, please contact Angela Levinson at 951-486-5552 or alevinson@rivco.org.

GENERAL INFORMATION

For specific questions regarding this position, contact the recruiter listed in this posting.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation, including fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction related to the position may disqualify the applicant from County employment).

Required Probationary Period - As an Approved Local Merit System, the County of Riverside requires all new regular or seasonal employees to serve an initial probationary period, the duration of which is indicated in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, County Resolution, or Salary Ordinance. Temporary and Per Diem employees serve at the pleasure of the agency/department head.

The County of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the County of Riverside to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non job-related factor.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: The County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter listed on the job posting. For additional information and/or to obtain the appropriate form for requesting a reasonable accommodation, please visit the Disability Access Office web page located at: http://dao.rc-hr.com/.

****CURRENT COUNTY EMPLOYEES MUST USE THEIR EMPLOYEE SELF SERVICE ACCOUNT TO APPLY.****

Riverside University Health System

14375 Nason St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92555

Phone: (951) 486-5501

Web: http://www.ruhealth.org

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