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January 10, 2019
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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.

Examples Of Duties

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.
Typical Qualifications

These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.


  • 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


  • 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.
Recruitment Process

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 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.

In addition to your annual salary, the County of Ventura offers you an extensive benefits package, including:
FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PROGRAM:You allocate the County's non-taxable biweekly Credit Allowance of $447.00 among several benefit options.Regular part-time employees (40?59 hours per pay period) hired or promoted to Management on or after April 1, 2001, receive a Credit Allowance of $313.00.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. Current premium amounts can be found on the Benefits website (
Flexible Spending Accounts which increase your spending power by reimbursing you with pre-taxed dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses.
Pre-tax Salary Reduction available if the costs for the benefit options you select exceed the County's biweekly contribution. This saves you taxes by lowering your taxable income.
Cash added to your taxable biweekly pay, depending on the selections you have made.
EMPLOYEE HEALTH SERVICES CLINIC:Available to you for treatment of minor illness or injury.
MEDICAL MAINTENANCE EXAMINATION: You may schedule a medical maintenance examination through Employee Health Services, at no cost to you, at the intervals stated:
Once every 36 months if under age 40
Once every 24 months if between ages 40-44
Once every 12 months if over age 45
If you choose to have the examination through your personal physician, your department will reimburse you up to $1,200 for eligible expenses not covered by your medical plan.
ANNUAL LEAVE:208 hours earned each year (in lieu of vacation/sick leave), increasing to 288 hours after 5 years of service. After using a minimum of 80 hours of annual leave during a 12-month period, you may redeem a portion of the accrual annually. Earned annual leave hours are prorated for permanent part-time employees.
MAXIMUM ANNUAL LEAVE ACCRUAL:The maximum number of hours that an employee can accumulate is 880 hours.
10 PAID HOLIDAYS:New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and one floating holiday. Paid holiday time is prorated for permanent part-time employees.
TEXTBOOK AND TUITION:The County may reimburse you up to a maximum of $2,000 per fiscal year ($1,000 for Confidential Clerical) for tuition and books for educational endeavors when courses have a reasonable potential for resulting in more effective County service. This benefit is prorated for part-time employees.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:The County will pay up to a maximum of $200 for membership fees to a job related professional organization.
EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE:The County may provide up to a 5% incentive pay for educational attainment if not specifically required for your job. You may receive only one form of incentive pay or premium pay and will receive that which provides the greatest incentive.
MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT:If required to use your personal vehicle on County business, you will receive mileage reimbursement at the standard rate established by the IRS for each mile driven.Some job classifications also receive an automobile allowance.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION:You may elect to contribute to one or both of the County's deferred compensation plans (established under Internal Revenue Code Sections 401(k) and 457). If you participate in the County sponsored 401(k) plan, the County will match a part of your contribution up to 3% of your salary, on a pay period basis. You must be regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours each pay period to be eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan. These plans enable you to build long-term savings while deferring current federal and state income taxes. In addition to pre-tax contributions, you are also able to make after-tax contributions through the Roth option available in the 457 plan.
RETIREMENT/SOCIAL SECURITY:Both the County and you contribute to the Ventura County Employees' Retirement Association (VCERA) and Social Security. VCERA is a defined-benefit pension plan that provides a lifetime retirement after being vested and meeting eligibility requirements. Benefits vest after 5 years of service. Employees hired to work less than 64 hours biweekly participate in a Safe Harbor retirement plan in lieu of VCERA and Social Security.
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LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE PLAN:The County provides you with a disability plan which provides benefits for up to 5 years for a disabling illness or injury, in an amount of 66 2/3% of base salary. Limitations and exceptions are outlined in the plan brochure. You must be regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours biweekly to participate in this benefit.
OPTIONAL WAGE SUPPLEMENT PLAN:You may purchase short-term disability coverage in weekly benefit amounts of $45 or $80. You must be regularly scheduled to work 40 hours or more each pay period to participate, and must enroll within 90 days of employment.
LIFE INSURANCE:The County provides you with a fully paid $50,000 term life insurance policy. The policy contains an accidental death and dismemberment rider equal to the face value of the policy.
OPTIONAL GROUP LIFE INSURANCE:If you are a regular County employee with a regular work schedule of at least 40 hours per pay period you may purchase term life insurance coverage for either $10,000 or one times your annual base salary, without evidence of insurability, if you enroll within your first 90 days of eligibility. You may also be eligible to purchase term life insurance at group rates for two or three times your annual salary, subject to evidence of insurability. Dependents life insurance is also available for employees who purchase optional life insurance coverage.
DEATH BENEFIT:Your department will provide a $1,000 death benefit payable to your designated beneficiary in the event of your death if you are enrolled in the Flexible Benefits Program.
OTHER BENEFITS:The County also offers an Employee Assistance Program, as well as a Wellness Program, and a Work/Family Program which includes child care and elder care referrals.

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.

Link to Management Resolution - February 2018

Union Codes: MB3, MB4, MS, MT, MCC, MU

Do you possess a Certification in Infection Prevention and Control, or (CIC) credential? If yes, please include the certification information in the Certificates and Licenses section of you application. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified.

  • Yes
  • No
Do you have a college degree? If so, please provide the following information: A) the name of the college from which the degree was granted, B) The type of degree (i.e. associate, bachelor's, etc.), and C) the major.

    Describe your experience performing infection prevention and control activities within a hospital setting. In your response, be sure to include specifics regarding your role and responsibilities and the name of the employer(s) in which you acquired the experience. If you have no experience performing infection prevention and control functions in a hospital setting, write "no experience."

      Describe your experience implementing performance improvement/quality improvement measures in a hospital setting. In your response, be sure to include specifics regarding your role and responsibilities and the name of the employer(s) in which you acquired the experience. If you have no such experience, write "no experience."

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