Under general direction, develops, plans, manages, administers and evaluates all facets of the Infection Prevention and Control Program for Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital.
PAYROLL TITLE: Manager, Patient Services
CERTIFICATION PAY: Incumbents in this classification are eligible for certification pay at a rate of $0.813 per hour based on this or her scheduled work week hours and not to exceed the scheduled work week hours for each qualified certification possessed up to a maximum of five (5) certifications.
EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification.
BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for bilingual incentive depending on the applicable memorandum of agreement and the needs of the department. In order to qualify for this incentive, incumbents in eligible positions must take and pass the applicable bilingual fluency exam with a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher.
AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: Health Care Agency - Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital
Manager, Patient Services is a Management classification and is not eligible forovertime compensation. Incumbents in this classification are eligible for benefits at the MB4 level.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancies for this position only. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy.
OPENING DATE:January 10, 2019
CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Develops and assists in the implementation of annual goals for the Infection Prevention/Control department, including an Infection Prevention/Control surveillance plan, plans of action, timetables, and evaluation methodology;
- Applies epidemiologic principles to identify target population, analyze trends and risk factors, and design and evaluate infection prevention and control strategies;
- Meets regulatory requirements for data submission to local, state, and national agencies;
- Recruits, hires, orients, directs, supervises, evaluates, and manages a staff development program for those engaged in functions related to infection prevention and control;
- Maintains clear, effective communication between nursing, medical, and ancillary staff and departments.
- Develops, maintains, communicates, and implements policies and procedures specific to operations;
- Collaborates with nursing to provide appropriate care by reviewing notification reports, problem identification reports, and infection prevention and control performance improvement projects;
- Ensures infection prevention and control is coordinated with prescribed medical plan of care and maintains effective communication for collaborative planning with the medical staff;
- Serves as a staff resource for resolving infection prevention and control issues;
- Collects and analyzes a variety of data related to infection prevention and control, creates graphical representations of data, and prepares and presents written and oral reports;
- Participates in department committees; and
- Performs other related duties as required.
These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE
- Graduation from a related medical profession program
- Four (4) years of professional experience in an acute care hospital setting, including at least two (2) years performing infection prevention and control activities.
- A Bachelor's degree in a professional medical related discipline may substitute for one (1) year of experience
- A Master's degree in a professional medical related discipline may substitute for two (2) years of experience
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
- Possess and maintain Certification in Infection Prevention andControl (CIC)
- Experience performing infection prevention and control activities in a hospital of similarsize to the Ventura County Medical Center or in an Ambulatory Caresystem
- Excellent written communication skills must be demonstrated in the completion of the employment application and supplemental questionnaire
- A Bachelor's degree in a related field, or higher, is highly desirable
- Experience implementing performance and qualityimprovement processes
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the following:
- Principles, techniques, equipment and methods of modern nursing;
- Principles and practices of infection prevention and control;
- Principles and practices of epidemiology;
- Methods and techniques of performance improvement;
- Hospital based/nursing committee practices;
- Patient and staff education methods, and
- Federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, policies, processes, and mandated procedures pertinent to nursing and infection prevention & control
Ability to do the following:
- Supervise, motivate, train and evaluate the work of others;
- Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines;
- Utilize personal computing hardware and software;
- Gather and analyze data and prepare reports;
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.
NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here for additional information.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE ? qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this exam AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the exam process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration.
COMPARATIVE SCREENING - qualifying: If there is a high number of qualified applicants, a comparative screening will be conducted to determine which of the applicants will be selected for invitation to the oral exam. Applications will be evaluated and ranked according to criteria that most closely meets the needs of the department, so it is essential that applicants provide as much detail as possible and answer all parts of the application and supplemental questionnaire ("and supplemental questionnaire" only if there is one).
ORAL EXAM ? 100%: A job-related oral exam will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating applicants' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Applicants must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.
NOTE: If there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, an oral exam will not be conducted. Instead, a score of seventy percent (70%) will be assigned to each application, and each applicant will be placed on the eligible list.
Applicants successfully completing the exam process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information and driving record may be required for this position.
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Anna Ford via email at [email protected] or by telephone at (805) 677-5153.
This Summary is informational only, and cannot modify or affect your benefits in any way, nor shall you accrue any rights because of a statement or omission from this summary. Please refer to Plan Brochures and Management Resolution for details. These documents are available in your department.
Union Codes: MB3, MB4, MS, MT, MCC, MU
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