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Primary Care Clinic Registered Nurse II

Company:
Ventura County Health Care Agency
Location:
Ventura, CA 93009
Post Date:
September 10, 2021
Job Status:
Full-Time
Description:

Primary Care Clinic Registered Nurse II


Salary


$87,461.67 - $104,578.33 Annually


Location


throughout Ventura County, CA


Job Type


Full-Time Regular


Department


Health Care Agency


Job Number


0617HCA-21AB (NW)


Closing


Continuous



Ventura County Health Care Agency is hosting a VIRTUAL HIRING EVENT on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th from 9AM-3PM.


Selection interviews and onsite job offers for Primary Care Registered Nurses, Primary Care Licensed Vocational Nurses, Medical Assistants, and Medical Office Assistants.


JOIN OUR FAMILY BY APPLYING AT: WWW.VENTURA.ORG/JOBS


Questions about the hiring event? Contact HCA-HR: (805) 677-5184 or email: [email protected]



Description


Under general direction, provides advanced skilled nursing care, patient and staff education in an ambulatory care setting, committee participation, quality assurance monitoring, and statistical data information.
Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Primary Care Clinical Registered Nurse series is distinguished from other nursing classifications in that it is assigned to ambulatory care programs affiliated with the Ventura County Health Care Agency and requires that incumbents demonstrate competency skills and knowledge specific to specialty areas (i.e., family care, women's services, pediatrics, infusion/oncology, surgery/orthopedics, etc.). Incumbents are expected to progress to the full scope of their licensure providing clinical care with a decreasing amount of supervision commensurate with their experience. The levels are distinguished by experience and leadership assignments.
CERTIFICATION PAY: Incumbents in this classification are eligible for certification pay at a rate of $0.813 per hour based on his 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.
AGENCY/DEPARTMENT:Health Care Agency  Ambulatory Care
Primary Care Clinic Registered Nurse II is represented bythe California Nurses' Association (CNA) andis eligible for overtime compensation.
NOTE: Salary placement will be determined according to the current CNA memorandum of agreement.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-Term), Per Diem Pool, Intermittent, and Extra-Help vacancies within the Health Care Agency.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
OPENING DATE: August 25, 2021
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:



  • Executes medical orders;

  • Provides nursing assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation;

  • Provides care coordination, case management, and utilization management;

  • Maintains effective and continuous communications with physicians, patients and staff;

  • Ability to delegate duties and oversee Licensed Vocational Nurses and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel;

  • Provides patient education, counseling, and advocacy;

  • Assists with patient hygiene, mobility, ambulation, and nutrition functions;

  • Performs and interpret diagnostic tests, quality control and quality assurance activities;

  • Prepares and administer medications, solutions, and or treatments safely;

  • Documents timely and legibly using SOAP or other acceptable format, including the delivery of medications, vaccinations, diagnostic tests and results, and treatments;

  • Implements age specific, cultural, infection control, safety, pain management, and BLS competencies, and/ or other unit specific competencies;

  • Participates in process improvement activities, ambulatory care and hospital committees, and/ or policy and procedure development;

  • Orients and trains staff and provides in-services;

  • Promotes efficiency and safety in clinic flow and clinic operations;

  • Assists Supervisor with training of new hires;

  • Develops and implements patient and family education programs;

  • Assists in establishing patient care standards and tracks the performance of nursing staff in the assigned area;

  • Participates in the development of clinic policies, procedures, and protocols for patient care;

  • Participates in nursing committee activities;

  • Maintains current knowledge in specialty areas and ability to apply same in patient care; and

  • Performs other duties as required.


Typical Qualifications


These are entrance requirements and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE
Primary Care Clinic Registered Nurse IIrequires six (6) months of full-time professional registered nursing experience.
Special Requirements:



  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California.

  • Must have a current, valid Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification by first day of employment.

  • Successful completion of the Health Care Agency Pharmacology examination within three (3) months of employment, which is mandatory for all assignments within the Health Care Agency.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge of: the principles, practices, and techniques used in nursing care at specialty clinics.
Working knowledge of: patient and staff educational methods, quality assurance processes, nursing committee activities, and clinic administrative functions.
Working ability to: provide direction and serve as a resource to others; complete required continuing education programs; comply with and maintain accreditation standards and federal, state, and local regulatory requirements; work proficiently in emergency and/or stressful situations; maintain confidentiality of patient/client information; effectively maintain a positive working relationship with the medical staff, public, patients, and hospital administration; and 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. 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 atwww.ventura.org/hr. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials. Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Loc. # 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.
LATERAL TRANSFER OPTION: 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 clickhere(Download PDF reader)for additional information.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE  qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire will result in the application being removed from consideration.
APPLICATION EVALUATION  Pass/Fail:An application evaluation will be conducted to determine whether each applicant possesses the required licensure and certification for this recruitment. Those candidates who do will be placed on the eligible list.
Candidates successfully completing the examination 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 more information about this recruitment, please contact Nathan Wood by e-mail at[email protected]or by telephone at (805) 677-5232.



OUR BENEFITS AS A COUNTY OF VENTURA EMPLOYEE
Service Employees International Union (LOCAL 721)
(SEIU)

In addition to your annual salary, the County of Ventura offers you an extensive benefits package, including:
FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PROGRAM: Employees can allocate the County's non-taxable biweekly contribution among several benefit options. Employees regularly scheduled to work 60 hours or more biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $447.00.Employees regularly scheduled to work 4059 hours biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $313.00.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Plansfor you and your dependents. Current premium amounts can be found on the Benefits website (http://ceo.countyofventura.org/benefits).
Flexible Spending Accountswhich increase your spending power by reimbursing you with pre-taxed dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses.
Pre-tax Salary Reductionavailable if the costs for the benefit options you select exceed the County's contribution. This saves you taxes by lowering your taxable income.
Cashadded to your biweekly taxable pay, depending on the selection you have made.
Employees in Optimum Census Staffing positions receive medical coverage under the Ventura County Health Care Plan, and earn limited benefits such as vacation and sick leave.
EMPLOYEE HEALTH SERVICES CLINIC:Available to you for treatment of minor illness or injury.
10PAID 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 8-hour floating holiday. Holiday time is pro-rated for permanent part-time employees.
PAID VACATION: 14 days earned each year, increasing in increments after 5 years of service to 24 days per year after 15 years of service. You may accumulate up to 400 hours. You may redeem a portion of the accrual annually, after 10 years of service. You will be paid the value of your accrued credits upon retirement or termination. Earned vacation hours are pro-rated for permanent part-time employees.
PAID SICK LEAVE: 80.08 hours earned per year. You may accrue up to 800 hours and will be reimbursed annually for 25% of the number of hours over the maximum. A cash payment of 25% of unused hours will be made if you retire or terminate with more than 10 years of service. Earned sick leave hours are pro-rated for permanent part-time employees.

MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT:You receive mileage reimbursement at the standard rate established by the Internal Revenue Service for each mile driven on County business.

UNIFORM PROVIDED:The County will provide uniforms or uniform allowance when required.
TEXTBOOK AND TUITION:When courses have been satisfactorily completed, the County will reimburse you to a maximum of $900 per fiscal year for tuition and books for off-duty, job-related courses.Other maximums apply to Exempt employees, Nursing Care Coordinators, and Clinical Coordinators. This benefit is prorated for part-time employees.
EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE:The County may provide up to a 5% incentive pay for educational attainment if not specifically required by your job. You may only receive one form of incentive pay or premium pay and will receive that which provides the greatest incentive.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAM:You may choose 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 1.75% 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.
https://Retirement FAQs
STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE (SDI): This program provides weekly benefits in the event of short term disability. Premiums are automatically deducted from your pay.

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).

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.
"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, one, two or three times your annual base salary, without evidence of insurability, if you enroll within your first 90 days of eligibility. Dependents life insurance is also available for employees who purchase optional life insurance coverage."
OTHER BENEFITS:The County also offers an Employee Assistance Program, 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 note that Optimum Census Employees and Per Diem Pool employees are only eligible for limited benefits. Please refer to Plan Brochures and Memorandum of Agreement for details.
Links toSEIU Memorandum of Agreement 2016-2019(Download PDF reader)Professional Classifications(Download PDF reader)
Union Codes: UPA, UPC, UPE, UPH, UPI, UPJ, UPP, UPT, UWS


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