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Registered Nurse II - Regular & Per Diem - ICU at Santa Paula Hospital

Company: County of Ventura
Location: Ventura
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Under direction, is responsible for providing professional direct or indirect nursing care to patients.


As of 3/21/21 Registered Nurses and Per Diem RN's are eligible for a 2.5% General Salary Increase (GSI). The salary figures below reflect the increase:

Registered Nurse II (RN II): $41.13 - $49.18 per hour

Per Diem Registered Nurse II (PD RN II): $40.48 - $53.41 per hour

CERTIFICATION PAY: Incumbents in these classifications are eligible for certification pay at a rate of $0.813 per hour based on his or her scheduled work week hours and not exceed the scheduled work week hours for each qualified certification possessed up to a maximum of five (5) certifications for the RN and up to a maximum of three (3) certifications for the PD RN.

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 examination with a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher.

AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: Health Care Agency - Santa Paula Hospital - ICU

RN II and PD RN II are represented by the California Nurses' Association (CNA) and are 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), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancies within the ICU. There is currently one (1) Temporary vacancy to fill behind a leave of absence.


OPENING DATE: July 30, 2020

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:

  • Uses the full scope of the Nurse Practice Act to assess, plan, organize, and provide nursing care to assigned patients.
  • Follows prescribed doctors' orders concerning treatments and medications.
  • Documents patient treatment and dispensing; makes patient observations; records and reports on all pertinent information, including changes in patient condition and general progress.
  • Provides follow-through on judgment within the scope of accepted nursing practice.
  • Assists doctors in examination and treatment.
  • Provides unit organization and is responsible for completion of all delegated and indicated nursing duties by the end of the assigned shift.
  • Assists in training, supervision and evaluation of new and ancillary personnel.
  • Maintains current knowledge of nursing care developments and therapeutic measures; attends department in-services and staff development programs.
  • In Ambulatory Medicine areas, provides physician assistance and patient care as indicated and required.
  • May participate in quality assurance/utilization review or other non-direct patient care nursing assignments.
  • 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.


Requires twelve (12) months of recent full-time acute care registered nursing experience in an ICU department of an acute care hospital.


Must possess and maintain a current, valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California or Registered Nurse licensure in another state with California licensure pending.

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

Must obtain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification by first day of employment.

Must obtain Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification within six (6) months of employment.

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


Possession of a current, valid Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification.

Possession of a current, valid Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) certification.

Possession of a current, valid Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) certification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of: the theory, techniques, and practices of professional nursing; medical terminology and hospital routine and equipment; and medicines and narcotics.

Working ability to: plan and organize nursing care; train and supervise non-professional staff; establish and maintain the confidence of patients and staff; maintain confidentiality of patient/client information; work effectively in different healthcare and/or hospital departments or shifts as required; establish and maintain effective interpersonal relations with other staff members, patients, and their families; 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 byCounty of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on theclosing 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.

APPLICATION EVALUATION - 100%:An application evaluation will be conducted. A scorewill be assigned to each application based on established criteria. Such score will beconsidered as the final score for placement 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 is required for this position.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Sam Maynard by e-mail at or by telephone at (805) 677-5323.

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