REGISTERED NURSE II (CORRECTIONAL HEALTH)

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 08, 2018
Full Time CORRECTIONS Probation Public Health Public Safety
  • Salary: $80,487.84 - $117,255.12 Annually

Job Description



DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

FIRST DAY OF FILING: OCTOBER 06, 2017 at 8:00 A.M., PST
Until the needs of the services are met and is subject to closure without prior notice

EXAM NUMBER: Y5134I
DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL JOB OPPORTUNITY


REBULLETIN: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO ADD THE MANPOWER SHORTAGE RECRUITMENT RATE. PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY.

Due to Manpower Shortage recruitment, incumbents and appointees in the nursing of Integrated Correctional Health Services shall be compensated at Step 3. Manpower Shortage Recruitment established in the Los Angeles County Code Section 6.10.050. The recruitment rates shall remain in effect through June 30, 2019.

Restricted to permanent employees of the Department of Health Services who have successfully completed their initial probationary period.

Current employee in the unclassified service who meet the following criteria also qualify to participate in this exam.
  • Unclassified employees who have attained permanent County status on a classified position by successful completion of the initial probationary period, with no break in service since leaving the classified service.
  • Full-time employees in the unclassified service with at least six months of full-time experience in the unclassified service at the time of filing or by the last day of filing.


NO WITHHOLDS OR VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE LETTERS / OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE ARE ALLOWED FOR THIS EXAMINATION.

DEFINITION:
This experiencedlevel class provides professional nursing careand servicesto inmate patients in correctional setting.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this experienced-level expertclass report to higher-level nurses or providers.
This position applies recognized nursing principles and practices in providing professional nursing care and/or services undersupervision in a variety of settings.Duties are performed in accordance with specific instructions, departmental policies and procedures, and established general written standards of nursing care. Positions are responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating care as part of an interdisciplinary team.This experienced RN integrates theoretical knowledge with clinical experience utilizing a systems approach in the delivery of patient care and/or services. Positions at this level serve as a professional role model, may provide direction, and act asan effective resource person for others. This includes coaching, precepting, and leading other nursing and non-nursing staff. Nursing practice at this level demonstrates the application of expert assessment skills; independent judgment and action; and adherence to patient privacy, confidentiality, and security guidelines. While on duty, the Registered Nurse II, Correctional Health, may be required to prevent and control the behavior of inmate patients that is not in accordance with correctional facility rules.

Essential Job Functions

Follows established policies and procedures within their scope of practice.

Complies with licensing and accreditation standards and other regulatory requirements. Interprets and supports standards and requirements to others.

Conducts self-assessment of performance and identifies own learning needs.

Seeks assistance and feedback regarding patient and clinical practice issues.

Accepts personal accountability and demonstrates initiative in continuing to develop nursing knowledge and skills.

Assessment/Reassessment:

Interviews patient and other individuals to collect information as part of a comprehensive assessment.

Observes and analyzes overall patient condition, including physically assessing the patient.

Identifies economic, educational,andcultural barriers; patient values and beliefs; spiritual influences; age specific and biophysical needs according to accepted standards of practice and departmental policy and procedures.

Reviews all available information including medical records, patient history, and other documentation.

Planning:

Formulates a plan of care and/or nursing care plan based upon assessment and in accordance with provider orders and/or department's standardized procedures.

Identifies nursing care objectives and makes appropriate referrals.

Prioritizes patient care needs and activities as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Evaluates and modifies plans of care, in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, and develops measurable long and short-term goals.

Coordinates patient care in collaboration with other interdisciplinary patient care team members.

Implementation:

Provides individualized and specialized nursing care and administers medications and treatments to patients as prescribed and/or in accordance with approved departmental standardized procedures.

Observes patient's response to interventions and treatments and monitors for side effects of medication administration.

Recognizes and responds to changes in patient status timely and appropriately. Intervenes when situations call for immediate action.

Performs efficiently in emergency situations.

Coordinates delivery of patient care with other services and disciplines to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

Evaluation/Monitoring:

Observes, evaluates, andcommunicates the effects of treatments and intervention.

Communicates changes in the plan of care to other members of the interdisciplinary team.

Documents patient's response to treatment or nursing care.

Reassesses and revises plan of care in collaboration with other members of the health care team.

Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Three years of full-time experience as a Registered Nurse I* in the services of the County of Los Angeles.

LICENSE(S) REQUIRED:
  • A license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.Applicants must ensure the License Section of the application is completed. Provide the title(s) of your required license(s), the number(s), date(s) of issue, date(s) of expiration, and the name(s) of the issuing agency for the required license as specified in the Selection Requirements.
  • A current, active certification in accordance with the American Heart Associate's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program. Applicants MUST attach a legible photocopy of the required BLS certification to their application at the time of filing or fax it to (323) 869-0942 or email it to exam analyst at hduong@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

The required license and certificate MUST be current and unrestricted: a provisional, conditional or restricted license and certificate will NOT be accepted.

License:
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.


PHYSICAL CLASS III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*Applicants must hold or have held the payroll title of Registered Nurse I with the County of Los Angeles.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor of Science **degree in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science **degree in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited*** institution.

**In order to receive credit for Desirable Qualifications, applicants must attach a legible photocopy of your official diploma(s), official transcripts at the time of filing online or fax them to (323) 869 - 0942 or email them to exam analyst at hduong@dhs.lacounty.gov. within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing your application online.

***Accreditation Information:Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT -This examination will consist of two parts:
Part I - An evaluation of experience and training based on application information and desirable qualifications, weighted 50%.

Part II - An Appraisal of Promotabilityto evaluate job preparation/professional nursing practices; interpersonal and oral/verbal communication and comprehension; analytical and decision-making ability; work skills; adaptability, dependability and ethics; and leadership, weighted 50%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of examination in order to be added to the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
Applications will be processed on an"as-received"basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services - Correctional Facilities.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any

Appointees may be required to work any shift and at any correctional facility, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Appointees will be in direct contact with inmate patients in a jail environment to provide professional nursing care and services to inmate patients.


APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to (323) 869-0942 or e-mail the documents to hduong@dhs.lacounty.gov, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age the time of the offense(s).If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order to not have to be disclosed.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE
(323) 914-7124

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE
(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
HuongDuong, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-7048
hduong@dhs.lacounty.gov


Closing Date/Time: