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Nurse Practitioner (All Specialties) - Dept. of Public Health (2328)

Recruitment: REF5194O

Published: May 13, 2022

Contact:

Emma Perez - emma.perez@sfdph.org

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Department: Public Health
Job Class: 2328-Nurse Practitioner
Role Type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Part-time
 

About:

START HERE: REQUIRED QUESTIONNAIRE

Job Ad Open Date: 1/25/2022
Application Deadline: Continuous
Appointment Type: This is a Temporary Exempt (TEX) recruitment used to fill temporary NP positions. Some positions are limited to six (6) months or 1,040 work hours in a year while other positions can last up to 2 years. Exempt employees are considered ‘at will’ and serve at the discretion of the Department Head. (more info here)
Work Hours: Varies depending on position. Evenings, weekends and/or holidays may be required.
Location: Varies depending on position.
Compensation: info here

The Mission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans. DPH strives to achieve its mission through the work of two main Divisions - the San Francisco Health Network and Population Health.

The San Francisco Health Network is the City's only complete system of care and has locations throughout the City, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers.

DPH continuously accepts 2328 Nurse Practitioner applications for temporary exempt, on-call, as needed positions. The qualified applicant pool resulting from this recruitment will be utilized to fill exempt vacancies at various locations within DPH.

Role Description

Essential Duties:
Under general nursing and medical direction, utilizing standardized procedures, the Nurse Practitioner functions within an organized system for the delivery of health care in association with other members of the multidisciplinary health care team and performs specialized nurse practitioner duties in clinical settings.

The essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides routine preventative and continuity care to adult and/or pediatric patients; this may include complete history and physical examinations.
    Orders diagnostic tests, which may include laboratory tests, X-rays and other imaging, E.K.G.’s, and other disease or condition specific diagnostic tests.
    Identifies and manages patients with unstable chronic diseases appropriate to clinical specialty.
  • Provides urgent care to acutely ill patients.
  • Acute care planning for patients in an inpatient setting.
  • Assesses and diagnosis, develops treatment plans, and furnishes medications.
  • Counsels and educates patients, and collaborates with healthcare team.
  • Consults with physicians on the diagnosis and treatment of unstable and complex patient conditions.
  • Documents medical records, and adheres to patient privacy.
  • Participates in staff meetings and conferences regarding patient care, as well as quality improvement/control activities.

The 2328 Nurse Practitioner (All Specialties) performs other related duties as assigned/required.

Please click here for Additional 2328 Nurse Practitioner Specialty Area information.

How to Qualify

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – Required

EDUCATION:
1. 
Possession of a Master’s Degree or higher in Nursing from an accredited college or university; AND

LICENSES:
2. 
License: Possession of a valid California Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing; AND

3. License: Possession of a valid California Nurse Practitioner (NP) license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing; AND 

4. License: Possession of a current medication furnishing license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing; AND

CERTIFICATION:
5. 
Possession of national board certification, or eligibility, as a Nurse Practitioner issued by one of the following recognized national certifying body or organization:

6. SPECIALTY AREA REQUIREMENTS 

A) ADULT SPECIALTY
   a. CERTIFICATION:
Specialization as a Family NP, Adult NP, Adult Gerontology NP, or Acute Care NP

B) JAIL HEALTH NURSING/CORRECTIONAL FACILITY SPECIALTY
   a. CERTIFICATION:
Specialization as a Family NP, Adult NP, Adult Gerontology NP or Women’s Health NP; AND

   b. The ability to obtain Security Clearance from the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department

C) EMERGENCY CARESPECIALTY
   a. CERTIFICATION: Specialization as a Family NP, Adult NP, Adult Gerontology NP, or Acute Care NP; AND

   b. CERTIFICATION: Possession of a Furnishing and dispensing number (or ability to pass the credential process within 90 days of hire); AND

   c. CERTIFICATION: Possession of a valid Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certificate issued by the American Heart Association

D) FAMILY PRACTICE SPECIALTY
   a. CERTIFICATION:
Specialization as a Family NP

E) FORENSIC MEDICAL SERVICES SPECIALTY
   a. CERTIFICATION: Specialization as a Family NP, Adult NP, Adult Gerontology NP, Women’s Health NP, Acute Care NP or Pediatric NP
 NOTE: Positions at the Child and Adolescent Support Advocacy and Resource Center (CASARC) require Family NP and positions at the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) require either Family NP, Adult NP, Adult Gerontology NP, Women’s Health NP, or Acute Care NP

F) LONG TERM CARE/GERIATRIC NURSING SPECIALTY
   a. CERTIFICATION:
Specialization as an Adult NP or Adult Gerontology NP, AND

   b. EXPERIENCE: Six (6) months (equivalent to 1,000 hours) of work experience as a Health Care provider treating patients in a long-term care facility, skilled nursing facility, or other acute long term care setting

G) OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALTY
   a. CERTIFICATION:
Specialization as a Family NP, Adult NP, Adult Gerontology NP, or Occupational Health NP; AND

   b. EDUCATION: Completion of coursework in Occupational Health (Occupational Safety, Occupational Health, Ergonomics); OR

   c. EXPERIENCE: Minimum of six (6) months (equivalent to 1,000 hours) of Occupational Health experience; AND

   d. CERTIFICATION: Certified as a Medical Examiner by The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

H) PEDIATRIC NURSING SPECIALTY
   a. CERTIFICATION:
Specialization as a Family NP or Pediatric NP

I) PSYCHIATRIC SPECIALTY
   a. CERTIFICATION:
Specialization as a Psychiatric Mental Health NP; AND

   b. EXPERIENCE: One (1) year (equivalent to 2,000 hours) of experience as a Registered Nurse on a psychiatric inpatient unit, psychiatric emergency service clinic or mental health center

J) SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS SPECIALTY
   a. CERTIFICATION:
Specialization as a Family NP, Adult NP, Adult Gerontology NP, or Women’s Health NP; AND

   b. EXPERIENCE: One (1) year (equivalent to 2,000 hours) of experience in a setting that treats HIV, AIDS, and Sexually Transmitted Infections

K) TRAUMA SPECIALTY
   a. CERTIFICATION:
Specialization as an Acute Care NP or Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP; AND

   b. CERTIFICATION: Possession of a valid Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certificate issued by the American Heart Association

L) WOMEN'S HEALTH SPECIALTY
   a. CERTIFICATION:
Specialization as a Women’s Health NP, Family NP, Adult NP or Gerontology NP

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements by the filing date unless otherwise noted.

As of October 14, 2016, to place you at the appropriate salary step, your application must contain verifiable Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner employment history for up to 21 years. A resume cannot substitute for the need to fully complete your employment application. Information regarding salary placement

Verification of Experience and/or Education: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

NOTE: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

    What else should I know?

    SELECTION PROCEDURES
    Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ): Applicants will be required to complete a Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire emailed to candidates at any point after submission of your application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information identifying their education, experience, and training. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

    All licenses, certifications, work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application at time of application. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility or disqualification.

    Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. Only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process.

    Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
    All employees are required to participate in the Department of Public Health's work in equity, diversity, and inclusion through:

    • Commitment to providing first-class care and service to all members of the DPH service population, with heightened sensitivity and awareness to racial, ethnic, and culturally diverse members of the DPH’s workforce and patient populations.
    • Desire and commitment to lead and participate in antiracism, racial justice, and equity work that impacts quality of patient care, and improvements in employee experiences; along with the commitment and fortitude to push and drive change in these areas.
    • Desire to work with, relate to, serve, and support a diverse workforce and patient population.
    • Commitment to health equity with a specific lens and focus on race, ethnicity, gender, sex, and sexuality.

    Additional information regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

    Contact: Emma.Perez@sfdph.org

    All of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

    CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

    The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.