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Salary: $5,953.00 - $7,873.00
Posted: 05/30/2013

Job Description:

The Genetic Disease Screening Program, Prenatal Screening Branch is now recruiting for a Nurse Consultant III (Specialist). The position is in Richmond, CA and it is FULL TIME PERMANENT.

The minimum qualifications for the Nurse Consultant III (Specialist) can be found : Nurse Consultant III (Specialist)

Under general direction from the Prenatal Screening Branch Chief, a Genetic Disease Program Specialist IV, the Nurse Consultant III (Specialist) will perform the following duties:


Provide professional guidance to nursing and other health professional staff at the PNS Program’s regional contract Case Coordination Centers (CCC’s). Develop and implement case follow-up policies and protocols, and case tracking methodologies for Prenatal Screening cases, in order to provide risk assessment for major birth defects to pregnant women and their clinicians. Develop and maintain the Coordinator protocol manual to ensure Statewide consistency of Program implementation at all regional Coordinator offices. Monitor production, printing, and distribution of protocol manuals and updates. Direct regional Coordinators on resolution of complex cases, which are medically and time-sensitive, and may require communication and coordination with patients, clinicians and staff at State-approved Prenatal Diagnostic Centers.

As a Prenatal Screening Program manager for Case Coordination Centers contracts, the NC III (Specialist) is responsible for the development of contract scope of work and budget parameters. Monitor Coordinator performance via management reports and review of electronic case records, and evaluate Prenatal Screening Coordinator workload and case resolutions at regional Program offices. Organize and conduct training for new and current Coordinator staff on program protocols and policies. Conduct site visits to regional Program offices to monitor and to evaluate compliance with Prenatal Screening Program’s policies and standards. Monitor, approve, and revise as necessary, changes to the multiple year Coordinator contracts. Approve/decline budget usage requests, including staff changes, training requests, and other contract expenditures.

Participate in ongoing development and planning for PNS Program to maintain medical standard of care for prenatal screening. Participate in literature review and staff meetings to evaluate medical advances in Prenatal Screening. Develop and evaluate implementation and effectiveness of new Program policies and standards.


Plan computer system development and upgrades necessary for clinical Program development. Develop computer system requirements and plan testing for new functionality. Organize and participate in computer system testing in order to implement changes. Monitor computer system issues after new programming is implemented.

Develop medically appropriate mailers and text for Program’s prenatal test result mailers and other Program communications with patients and medical providers. Direct computer programmers and program contract printer on implementation of new mailer types or new text segments. Act as Program liaison with program contract printer.

Other duties as required.

Who May Apply:

**If you have SROA/Surplus status, please indicate by attaching your SROA/Surplus letter and note it on line 12 of your application**

Qualified candidates must have eligibility for State employment, be in a reachable rank on an employment list for this classification, former state employees who can reinstate into this classification, have transfer eligibility to this classification or currently be in this classification. Note: If you are not a current or former California State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. To find out how to become a civil service employee, please go to the CalHR’s website at: 2 Steps To A State Job

Please fill out a Standard 678 Application and send to the address written below. Make sure you sign the application. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be selected for interviews. Include the basis for your eligibility. Attach any supporting documentation to your application, i.e. Resume, Notice of Examination Results, State last, highest list appointment.

Genetic Disease Screening Program
Program Services Section
850 Marina Bay Parkway, F-175
Richmond, CA 94804
Attn: Agustina Guzman

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Nurse Consultant III (Specialist) 580 - 530 - 8181 - 005
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
GDSP-Program Services Section
850 Marina Bay Parkway F-175,
Richmond, CA 94804
Agustina Guzman

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