Santa Barbara County, CA Santa Barbara , CA 93101
Posted 2 months ago
NOTICE OF CHANGE: This recruitment will close on 10/26/22 at 4:59PM PST.
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is seeking a nursing professional to join the Department's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) section. The current vacancy is in Santa Barbara but frequent travel throughout the county will be required. The position reports to the EMS Administrator and will support the Fire Department in meeting state and local requirements related to EMS education regulations.
The payroll title for this position is Staff Nurse, Senior, under the Quality Nurse Analyst focus. This class is distinguished from Staff Nurse, which focuses on providing direct patient care. In Quality Nurse Analyst positions, incumbents support department management in the evaluation and improvement of selected regulatory and compliance programs.
Assists, collaborates and supports the EMS Division in the development of policies and procedures to minimize risk and optimize patient care
Provide continuing education to Firefighter Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's) for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, including electronic, didactic, skill and online module based formats and ensures all required certifications, licenses and accreditations and mandatory coursework/training are current;
Maintain the Fire Department's LEMSA approved EMT Training Program;
Performs other related duties, as assigned, such as assist with the management of the Infection Control Plan for the Department and collaborating with the EMS Captain in areas pertaining to EMS operations, supplies and equipment.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of:
Principles, practices and current evidence based standards of pre-hospital and emergency medicine
County, State and Federal statutes and regulations pertaining to EMS education, training and continuing education requirements
Legal and ethical guidelines related to the practice and administration of EMS programs
Planning, development and implementation of comprehensive Paramedic and EMT training programs and continuing education using adult learning concepts and group teaching principles
Current practices of Fire-based EMS management and response procedures
Effective customer service techniques
Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, electronic patient care documentation, online learning programs.
To learn about the Santa Barbara County Fire Department please visit: www.sbcfire.com.
Examples of Duties
Quality Nurse Analyst Positions:
Conducts studies and performs other activities related to clinical service utilization, clinical service quality, patient safety, clinic employee safety, chronic diseases management, employee training, and clinician performance; develops quality indicators for selected activities; assesses program strategies and recommends improvements.
Facilitates evaluation of compliance to quality improvement goals by collecting, aggregating, and analyzing data; identifies needs, trends, and compliance rates; conducts focus reviews; recommends interventions to improve processes; assists in provider peer review process as directed; and may recommend referral of incidents to the appropriate state agency for further action.
Collects data from medical charts and electronic reports; creates statistical reports and graphs; reviews statistics of services provided using automated systems; and generates reports from automated systems.
Researches evidence-based medicine standards and best practices in the health care setting, including emergency care and specialty care systems; assists in educating managers, providers, and other staff regarding standards, regulatory issues, and documentation requirements.
Collaborates with fiscal intermediaries, health professionals, and others regarding utilization review issues; prepares narrative reports on utilization reviews; and prepares correspondence.
Quality Nurse-Analyst Positions:
Possession of a valid Registered Nurse license issued by the California State Board of Registered Nursing, and two years of clinical experience in a health field related to the assignment (for example, emergency care, or specialty care systems such as Trauma, Stroke and Cardiac Care) that also included experience in quality improvement or utilization review in a clinical setting.
Independent travel may be required.
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License may be required.
Licensing, certification, or experience related to a particular regulatory function may be required, depending on program assignment.
Knowledge of: medical terminology; goals, responsibilities, and regulatory requirements for medical and/or emergency services programs; current, evidence based health care practices and procedures; quality improvement and performance improvement standards, guidelines, and practices; laws and regulations related to the provision of medical and/or emergency services, especially in the prehospital setting; standard medical organization structures; research, analytical, and data collection techniques; statistical reporting methods; and standard English grammar and usage.
Ability to: review and understand medical records; evaluate clinical cases; understand and interpret state and local regulations and policies related to the provision of medical services; compile and analyze data; draw conclusions, and make recommendations; prepare clear and concise reports; develop forms and graphs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with various County departments, providers, and community organizations; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; set priorities for a variety of activities; prepare and maintain accurate records; maintain objectivity and confidentiality during investigations; work independently; make presentations in front of groups; and use standard office computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases on a personal computer.
Review applications and supplemental questionnaire to determine those applicants who meet the employment standards.
Supplemental Questionnaire Ranking: Responses to the required supplemental questionnaire will be evaluated and scored. Candidates' final score and rank on the eligibility list will be determined by their responses to the supplemental questionnaire. This process may be eliminated if there are fewer than 11 qualified candidates.
Candidates must receive a percentage score of at least 70 on the supplemental questionnaire ranking assessment to be placed on an employment list. An adjustment may be made to raw scores based on factors listed in Civil Service Rule VI. Those candidates who are successful in the selection process will have their names placed on the employment list for a minimum of three months. At the time the employment list is established, all candidates will receive written notice of their score on the exam(s) and exact duration of the employment list.
Conditional Job Offer: Once a conditional offer of employment has been made, the selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a background check, which includes a conviction history check, and satisfactory reference checks. Appointee will be subject to a post-offer medical examination. The appointee must satisfactorily complete a probationary period of twelve (12) months.
The Fire Department complies with the Public Health Department (PHD) Employee Immunization Policy which requires all employees working in direct contact with patients or clients in a high risk environment to comply with the PHD Employee Immunizations policy. This can be accomplished by providing documentation of immunizations, submitting laboratory immune titers demonstrating adequate immunity, or obtaining required vaccinations. A list of requirements, based on the specific program, will be sent at the time an offer letter is presented to the selected candidate(s) and initial documentation will be required at this time. In addition, incumbents must be able to work in an environment, which may include exposure to communicable diseases and a variety of field conditions.
Recruiters will communicate with applicant by e-mail during each step in the recruitment process. Applicants are reminded to check spam filters continuously during the Recruitment & Selection Process steps listed above to ensure they do not miss required deadlines.
The County of Santa Barbara is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter listed on the job posting. We require verification of needed accommodation from a professional source, such as a Medical Provider or a learning institution.
Disaster Service Worker: Pursuant to Governmental code section 3100, all employees with the County of Santa Barbara are declared to be disaster service workers subject to such disaster service. Activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law.
Vaccination Verification and Testing: This position may be subject to State Health Officer Orders (SHOOs) or County policy regarding vaccine verification and/or testing. Please contact the hiring department for more information.
STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT
The County of Santa Barbara is dedicated to cultivating and sustaining an environment that exhibits equity and inclusion everywhere, and at all levels of our organization. The County believes equity is a fundamental principle that must be imbedded in policies, institutional practices and systems. The County recognizes the negative impacts of systemic racism and is committed to eliminating the barriers affecting our Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian community members, as well as people of other diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. We envision a world where society and its systems (e.g. education, criminal justice, and health care, housing the economy) are just, fair, and inclusive, enabling all people to participate and reach their full potential.
We celebrate community and employee diversity, strive for inclusion and belonging, and promote empowered participation. We aspire to build a workforce that is reflective of these values and the communities we serve. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will resolutely uphold federal, California state law and/or Santa Barbara County ordinances.
We believe equity and inclusion are vital to fulfill the County's mission and to embody a culture of "One County, One Future." Expanding the full range of employee talent allows the County to deliver our best to all our community members.
APPLICATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 4:59 PM PST; postmarks not accepted. Applications and job bulletins can be obtained 24 hours a day at www.sbcountyjobs.com.
Kari Burks, Fire Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Barbara County, CA