Classification Title:Project Specialist
Job Category:Short-Term Temporary (non-teaching)
Job Open Date:10/12/0020
Job Opening ID:NBU1012202
Position Title:(Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner) Medical Professional Expert
Department:Student Health Center (SC-024-094)
Salary Schedule:Click here for current Salary Schedules
Pay Rate:See Director.
Hours Per Week:TBD - see Director.
The District’s goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that is welcoming to all, fosters and celebrates diversity, and promotes and rewards excellence. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff and students to live, work, and contribute to a global society.
This position is a short-term, temporary, Non-Bargaining Unit assignment, not to exceed 160 days. The assignment is on an as needed basis, and may be shortened or extended.
This recruitment will remain open until filled or withdrawn. Once you have submitted an application electronically, the current status of your application will be available to view at any time upon signing in under your personal username and password. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application.
Under administrative leadership and general guidance of the Dean of Wellness, Social Services, & Child Development Center the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner’s primary function is to provide short-term, brief, solution-focused therapy services with medication management for students. The goal of this position is to maximize the success for students in a college setting. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner also serves as a college resource on issues of mental health, participates in forums, serves on committees or other college bodies, and acts as a team member when representing the College in the local mental health community, and, in turn, as a referral resource to that community. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides services to students through self-referral, community referral for currently enrolled students, health center referral, or through referral by general counseling or instructional faculty or College staff. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will participate in classroom, and community mental health programs and mental health promotion or illness prevention for the entire Saddleback College community as needed. Clinical therapy services within the Student Health Center are targeted to help students cope with stressors or diagnoses that are affecting their success as a student. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner assists in overseeing and furthering the educational growth of students and supports advancement of the vision, mission, and values of Saddleback College.
Representative Duties and Responsibilities:
Examples of duties include, but not limited to, the following:
• Provides short-term personal therapy and advisement to Saddleback College students through direct contact individually, as couples, in groups, and through screenings or medication management.
• Assesses the psychological needs of students and develops an appropriate plan of intervention.
• Deals effectively and rapidly with students in psychological crisis and acts as a consultant to instructional faculty and staff when they are confronted with such crises.
• Works effectively with Campus Police and Health Center staff in a crisis setting.
• Educates students and staff about the maintenance of psychological health and the minimization of emotional stress.
• Assists college administration, faculty and staff with non-crisis related student issues when behaviors present that disrupt the classroom functioning or indicate the student is psychologically impacted.
• Provides brief, solution-focused psychological services to students, in which the student is, assisted in problem resolution, crisis intervention, assessment, planning, and implementation of his/her immediate and long-term clinical goals.
• Acts as a member of the health center team and when asked represents as a professional liaison between Saddleback College and the community.
• Works collaboratively with the Dean of Wellness, Social Services, & Child Development Center, staff, faculty, and community partnerships within the College.
• Assists with planning student health programs to respond to identified needs; assists in the implementation of new need-based programs, and monitoring of existing programs for effectiveness, applicability, and safety through ongoing quality improvement and program review activities.
• Assists the Physician and Nurses and Clinical Psychologists with mental health needs as applicable.
• Follows professional protocols for licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners as stipulated by the California law.
• Serves on the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) to assist in developing, facilitating, and evaluating intervention programs and health promotion, as well as to problem solve disruptive, distressed, or threatening student issues.
• Serves on college committees as appropriate and requested.
• Maintains up-to-date knowledge as it relates to clinical therapy, and the role of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners in the California Community College system.
• Ensures confidentiality is maintained as stated by law; maintains complete, confidential mental health records for the Student Health Center.
• In conjunction with the Dean of Wellness, Social Services, & Child Development Center serves as a resource and liaison for the college community on issues of mental health promotion and advocacy, this may include committee membership, or staff and faculty presentations.
• Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
• In conjunction with the Dean of Wellness, Social Services, & Child Development Center sets and maintains regularly scheduled hours of operation and attends meetings as required.
• Maintains official records required by District policy and administrative procedures and submits them in accordance with college procedures.
• Abides by departmental regulations concerning the proper use, care, and security of college equipment and District property.
• Participates in advisory committee meetings as required.
• Assists with program review efforts.
Assignment Type:Non-Bargaining Unit Short Term Temp
Permanent link to postinghttp://jobs.socccd.edu/postings/11006
• Clinical therapy methods.
• Mental health promotion and advocacy techniques.
• Strategies and methods to enhance psychological health of students.
• Appropriate intervention techniques.
• Clinical experience with individuals, couples, and groups, preferably in a college setting.
• Demonstrated effective crisis intervention skills.
• Medication management.
• Communicate effectively orally, in writing, and through electronic medium
• Work cooperatively with administrators, faculty, staff, and the community, including physicians, psychiatrists, and the available referral sources.
• Work effectively with high-risk, under-prepared, and special needs students.
• Work with designated computer programs and systems; maintain accurate records.
• Understand and work within the mission and philosophy of Saddleback College, South Orange County Community College District and the California Community College system.
• Participate in required professional development activities.
• Develop professional skills and up-to-date subject matter knowledge.
• Attend/participate in professional conferences, seminars, or meetings as requested.
• Participate in presenting staff development programs as needed.
• Participate in institutional research activities and grants as needed.
Education and Experience Guidelines:
Master’s degree; in addition to two years of psychiatric/mental health degree psychiatric nurse practitioner licensure in California from a recognized and accredited university.
Pursuant to Insurance Code Section 10176, the applicant must be a registered nurse who possess a master’s degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing plus two years of supervised experience providing services as a psychiatric/mental health nurse. Current malpractice insurance.
At least 1 years of current clinical experience along with:
• Clinical therapy experience and demonstrated ability to perform the duties effectively as described above.
• Successful experience supporting students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, including students with disabilities.
• Maintain membership and contribute to professional organizations and/or community service.
License or Certificate:
A valid California Driver’s License. Proof of insurance may be required for offsite assignments in order to drive a District or personal vehicle.
Additional Position Information:
Documentation according to USCIS I-9 guidelines (i.e. ID card and Social Security card) must be presented at the time of hire. Per IRS regulations, a Social Security card must be presented at the time of hire.
Short term, non-bargaining unit (NBU) positions may only be used on an intermittent/seasonal basis. Ed. Code sect. 88003 states "Short-term employee means any person who is employed to perform a service for the district, upon the completion of which, the service required or similar services will not be extended or needed on a continuing basis.” The exact start and end dates must be submitted. The maximum end date is the end of the Fiscal Year. All positions must be approved and ratified or Board approved prior to the employee’s first day of work.
Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity: The District’s goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that is welcoming to all, fosters and celebrates diversity, and promotes and rewards excellence. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff and students to live, work, and contribute to a global society. The District is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and offering professional development that supports the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.
Contingent/conditional job offer: Any NBU job offer that is received is contingent upon successful completion of the Human Resources pre-employment process. The Human Resources hiring process may include, but is not limited to, successful completion of Live Scan fingerprinting, background checks, reference checks, TB testing, as well as completion of new hire paperwork. It is the employee’s responsibility to incur the cost of any testing required for the position, and there will be no reimbursement for this expense. Failure to successfully complete any portion of the hiring process will invalidate any conditional job offer received. Falsification of, or omission on, any SOCCCD pre-employment paperwork may result in withdrawal of any conditional job offer or termination of employment.
NBU at-will employment: After successful completion of the requirements of Section B, an individual may be employed by the South Orange County Community College District as a short-term, temporary NBU employee. Employment will be on an “if and as needed” basis, as determined by the District. NBU employment is at-will, and either party may terminate this working relationship at any time. Neither party shall be required to provide any reason for the separation. NBU employees shall not have reemployment rights or recourse to petition to be reinstated.
Worksite: Single worksite restriction: NBU employees are limited to working in a single position in one department/site. Interpreters and models are exceptions to single site employment. NBU employees may not also volunteer within the same department/division that they currently work in, or perform similar duties to their NBU position as a volunteer. NBU employees are not able to work from home, and must be supervised.
Work schedules: Department/Division managers, administrators, and/or supervisors shall determine the work schedule of NBU employees to include the number of days and hours worked per week and the start and stop times.
160 day restriction: NBU employees will not work more than 160 days (in any combination of NBU positions) no matter how many hours per day they work. It is the department/division’s responsibility to monitor and track the amount of days that they work to ensure they do not exceed the 160 day limit. It is the department/division’s responsibility to notify Human Resources immediately if their NBU is approaching the 160 day limit. Holidays, sick days, and all other time off on normally scheduled work days counts against the 160 day limit, even if uncompensated. NBU positions are not part of the Classified service and that by working less than 160 days of a college year, NBU employees are not entitled to any employment.
Payroll: The payroll reporting period is from the 15th of the first month to the 14th of the next month. NBU employees are paid on the 10th of the following month.
EXAMPLE: Pay Period 10/15/19 through 11/14/19 will be paid on December 10th.
Rate of Pay: NBU employees must inquire with their supervisor as to the rate of pay that they will receive. They must have agreed to the rate, prior to accepting and beginning any current or future NBU assignment. Questions regarding rate of pay must be directed to their supervisor. NBU employees are paid according to departmental budgets, the skill set/level of expertise required for the assignment as determined by the supervisor/department/division, and various other factors, not longevity.
Holidays/Jury Duty: NBU employees are not paid for holidays or other time not worked (i.e. Jury Duty).
California Sick leave: NBU employees are eligible for California Sick leave per AB1522. Information regarding AB1522 is sent to all new hires after the new hire paperwork appointment.
Overtime: Time and one-half is paid for all hours worked over 40 in one week, per FLSA guidelines.
Shift pay: Does not apply to NBU employees.
Meal Periods/Breaks: It is the employee’s responsibility to follow the District’s recommendations regarding breaks and meal periods. Any employee working more than 5 hours per day should take a unpaid meal period for a minimum of thirty (30) minutes. Employees that work less than five (5) hours are not to take a meal period. An employee working over three and one half (3 ½) to seven (7) hours should take one (1) fifteen (15) minute rest period. Employees working seven (7) hours or more per day should take two (2) fifteen (15) minute rest periods. Breaks or meal periods cannot be used to leave early or combined.
Retirement information: NBU employees may not work more than 960 hours from June 15th – June 14th. NBU employees who work more than 1000 hours per fiscal year are required to contribute to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), through payroll deduction of about 7-9%. The District does not intend to employ NBU employees for more than 1,000 hours during any fiscal year. The exception to this requirement is that if a NBU employee is currently contributing to PERS from another agency, they will be required to contribute to CalPERS while employed at SOCCCD. Once an employee joins CalPERS, all future assignments will also have CalPERS deducted. It is the employee’s responsibility to inform their supervisor of their CalPERS status for current and future assignments.
Parking: Non-student (0 units) NBU employees are eligible to purchase Staff parking for $40/year via MySite from Campus Police. Students taking one or more units must purchase Student parking permits, if necessary, and are not eligible to purchase Staff permits. Please see Campus Police for further details regarding parking. NBU Staff must certify that they are not enrolled in units.
ADA Accommodations: The District complies with federal and state disability laws in providing reasonable accommodations for verified disabilities. If you have a physical or mental disability and would like to request reasonable accommodations in the workplace, please complete a Reasonable Accommodation Request Form and/or contact the District ADA Compliance and Leave Administration Manager at (949) 582-4984. All information shared is confidential.
Mandated reporter: Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting: The South Orange County Community College District recognizes the responsibility of its staff to report to the appropriate agency when there is a reasonable suspicion that an abuse or neglect of a child may have occurred. Mandated reporters include faculty, district leadership staff, and classified staff, including Non-Bargaining Unit (NBU) employees. Volunteers are not mandated reporters, but are encouraged to report suspected abuse or neglect of a child. Included in the new hire packet is information regarding Child Abuse Reporting policies and procedures, as well as copies of Penal Code sections 11165.7, 11166, and 11167. Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting: It is the policy of the South Orange County Community College District to treat reports of violence against elderly persons or dependent adults as high priority criminal activity that is to be fully investigated regardless of the relationship between the victim and the suspect(s).
Campus Crime and Safety Awareness: Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be found at www.saddleback.edu or www.ivc.edu. Paper copies are available in Human Resources upon request.
Workplace violence: The District is committed to an environment that is free from workplace violence. The safety and security of District employees, students, and visitors is of the highest priority to the District and is essential to carrying out the mission of the District. Unlawful violence or a credible threat of violence from any individual, that can reasonably be construed to be carried out or to have been carried out in the workplace, as these terms are defined in Code of Civil Procedures, Section 527.8, is prohibited.
Drug-Free Environment: The District shall be free from all unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in all facilities under the control and use of the District. Any student or employee who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, consistent with local, state, or federal law, which may include the referral to an appropriate rehabilitation program, suspension, demotion, expulsion, or dismissal.
Smoke Free District: It is the intent of the South Orange County Community College District to maintain an educational and workplace environment that is conductive to the health and safety of our students and employees. Realizing the health hazards posed by smoking and by second-hand smoke, it is policy of the South Orange County Community College District to maintain a smoke free environment for all district sites. The use of tobacco products is prohibited within or on any district facility or property. This policy pertains to students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors and the general public attending events at any site within the district. Additionally, this policy shall apply to all district facilities, owned or leased, regardless of location, and all state and auxiliary vehicles. Tobacco products include but are not limited to the burning of any type of cigar, cigarette or pipe. The use of an electronic cigarette (vapor) or smokeless/chewing tobacco are also prohibited.
Worker’s Compensation/Safety: District Risk Management’s main priority is the health and safety of our employees and students. More information and forms are available on SharePoint under “Business Services.” If a workplace injury or illness occurs, notify your supervisor immediately. NBU employees may be covered by Worker’s Compensation insurance due to an illness or injury received as a result of their job. NBU employees have received the supplemental Worker’s Compensation and Safety packet containing information on Bloodborne Pathogens, the Ergonomics Program, and the Illness and Injury Prevention Plan during their new hire paperwork appointment, and agree to abide by the information contained therein, as well as all applicable Cal OSHA rules and regulations that pertain to their employment.
Student Help and Work-Study positions:
For student help positions only: Student Help employees must currently be enrolled in 12 or more units (Fall or Spring Semesters) in order to work as Student Help, and to qualify for the “FICA Exemption” (exemption from paying Social Security and Medicare taxes).
• If Student Help employees fall below 12 units, they are to notify their supervisor immediately, and their assignment will end.
• To be eligible for employment during the summer session, Student Help employees must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units.
• Students enrolled in Special Services or in the Emeritus Institute are excluded from the unit requirement.
• There will be no recovery of FICA monies once deducted from paychecks.
• Work-study positions: A minimum of 6 units must be taken per semester to continue eligibility. Work-study students may not work during times when they should be in class.