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Registered Nurse

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

Job Description:

Per Diem Registered Nurse II - Hospital Case Management/Utilization Review

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Per Diem Registered Nurse II - Hospital Case Management/Utilization Review


$84,188.45 - $111,102.44 Annually


Ventura, CA

Job Type



Health Care Agency

Job Number

0536HCA-20AB (AF)



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Under direction of a Clinical Coordinator, to be scheduled as needed, to provide direct or indirect nursing care to hospital patients in a general or specialized nursing unit; and to perform related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Per Diem Nurse is distinguished from the Registered Nurse classification in that Per Diem Nurses are scheduled to work on an as-needed basis (intermittent) to supplement staffing needs.

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.

DEPARTMENT/AGENCY: Health Care Agency - Ventura County Medical Center

Per Diem Registered Nurse II represented by the California Nurses Association (CNA) and are eligible for overtime compensation.

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 for these positions only. There are currently two (2) Per Diem vacancies.


OPENING DATE: December 02, 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:

+ Conducts timely utilization reviews (UR) to address denials in real time while the patient is still in house;

+ Increases UR support to physician advisors to allow RNs to address denials/appeals

+ Coordinates patient discharge and continuity of care planning;

+ Improves compliance with completion of Initial Discharge Assessment;

+ Relieves Clinical Documentation RNs who are currently covering UR;

+ Provides UR coverage seven days a week; and

+ Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications

These are entrance requirements to the exam process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.


Requires at least six (6) months of recent acute care nursing experience in an acute hospital setting or completion of the Ventura County Medical Center *competency requirements as evaluated and approved by the Nurse Executive. Successful completion of the Health Care Agency Pharmacology examination within three (3) months of employment is mandatory.


+ Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing. Must possess and maintain a current valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California, or licensure in another state with California licensure pending.

+ Must possess a valid Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) Certificate PRIOR to the first day of employment.

*These competency requirements are in conformance with the California Board of Registered Nurses nursing requirements.


+ Experience utilizing/applying the general and specialized principles, practices, techniques and methods of Utilization review/management, discharge planning or case management.

+ Experience with regulatory requirements and accreditation standards (TJC, Medicare, Medi-Cal, etc.).

+ Experience utilizing written and verbal communication, interpersonal, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

+ Experience in planning, organizing, conflict resolution and negotiating skills.

+ Computer literacy skills.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

Working ability to: plan and organize nursing care; train and supervise non-professional staff; establish and maintain confidence of patients and staff, work effectively in different hospital departments on shifts as required.

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 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 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.

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 - qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.

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 may be required for this position.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Anna Ford via email at or by telephone at (805) 677-5153.


California Nurses Association

Per Diem (CNA)

In addition to your annual salary, the County of Ventura offers you the following benefit:

DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAM: You may choose to contribute to the County's 457 deferred compensation plan (established under Internal Revenue Code Section 457). This plan enables 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: Both the County and you contribute to the County's Safe Harbor retirement plan.

MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT: If required to use your personal vehicle on County business, you will receive mileage reimbursement at the standard rate established by the IRS for each mile driven.

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 refer to Plan Brochures and Memorandum of Agreement for details. Documents are available in your department.

Link to CNA Per Diem Unit Memorandum of Agreement 2018-2021 (

Union Code: NCP


Do you possess a current valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California or are you licensed in another state with California licensure pending?

If yes, you MUST include your date of licensure and a current valid license number in the Certificates and Licenses section of your application. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified.

+ Yes

+ No


Are you willing and able to acquire a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification by start date?

+ Yes

+ No


Do you have at least six (6) months of full-time professional registered nursing experience in an acute care setting?

You MUST list this experience and enter all the details in the Work Experience section of your application in order to receive credit for it. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified.

Note: Full-time is defined as 40 hours per week. Anything less than that must be prorated.

+ Yes

+ No


Please detail your nursing experience with Case Management, Utilization Management, and discharge planning?

You MUST list this experience and enter all the details in the Work Experience section of your application in order to receive credit for it. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified.

Note: Full-time is defined as 40 hours per week. Anything less than that must be prorated.

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Ventura County


800 S. Victoria Avenue

LOC. #1970

Ventura, California, 93009


(805) 654-5129



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