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*COVID Surge - Hygienist - Extra-Help*

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

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*COVID Surge - Hygienist - Extra-Help*

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*COVID Surge - Hygienist - Extra-Help*


$29,120.00 - $41,847.05 Annually


throughout Ventura County, CA

Job Type



Health Care Agency

Job Number

0156HCA-20AC (TM)



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(*Previously titled - Nursing Assistant - Hygienist)

Under general supervision of a licensed nurse, a hygienist is responsible for performing a variety of support functions for professional staff involved in minimizing the risk of exposure of COVID-19 infection to staff and minimizing cross contamination of COVID-19 virus is properly putting on (donning) and taking off (doffing) personal protective equipment (PPE). The hygienist's primary role is to observe and guide the health care worker through this process as they enter and exit the room of a patient who has confirmed COVID-19 infection or is suspected to have COVID-19 infection. The process of doffing PPE poses a significant risk to staff and requires detailed and careful guidance from the hygienist through the process.

PAYROLL TITLE: Nursing Assistant I/II


Nursing Assistant I: $14.00 - $18.73 per hour (Increased salary effective 12/27/20)

Nursing Assistant II: $14.58 - $20.11 per hour (Increased salary effective 12/27/20)

EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% 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.

AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: Health Care Agency - Ventura County Medical Center & Santa Paula Hospital

Nursing Assistant I/II and Nursing Assistant I/II-PDP are represented by the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU) 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 this position only. There are currently thirteen (13) Intermittent positions.

NOTE: If appointed at the lower level, incumbent may be promoted to the higher level without further examination upon meeting the minimum requirements, demonstrating satisfactory performance, and in accordance with the business needs of the department.


OPENING DATE: May 22, 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:

+ Ensure the area outside of the room is set up appropriately;

+ Ensure that PPE closets remain stocked;

+ Ensure compliance with hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and environmental cleanliness through monitoring, advocating and facilitating solutions;

+ Retrieving needed supplies or resources for the health care worker to minimize the traffic going in and out of the patient's room;

+ Ensure staff log in when entering a COVID-19 isolation room;

+ Observe and guide the health care worker through the process as they enter and exit the room, including putting on (donning) and taking off (doffing) personal protective equipment (PPE);

+ Serve as Safety Attendant or screener in times of low COVID positive or Patient Under Investigation (PUI) Census; and

+ 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.


Any combination of education and experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. An example of qualifying education and experience for each level includes:

Nursing Assistant I

Three (3) months of experience in a licensed nursing facility or other comparable work experience or educational coursework in a health care related field.

Nursing Assistant II

Six (6) months of experience as a Nursing Assistant I at the Ventura County Medical Center or comparable work experience; OR

A Certificate as an Emergency Medical Technician(EMT); OR

A combination of comparable work experience/coursework (e.g., 3 months' experience as a Nursing Assistant plus Emergency Medical Technician coursework); OR

Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA Certificate) issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs.


+ Candidates must have a valid Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certificate prior to the first day of employment and maintain it thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge and ability to: apply methods, procedures, and equipment utilized in nursing assistant work to provide direct patient care; maintain the confidence of and effective relationships with staff and patients; and work in various departments as required. In some cases, Nursing Assistants may be trained for phlebotomy and electrocardiogram.

Supplemental Information: Duties require frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, and kneeling, and the ability to move, position, and lift patients and/or equipment to perform nursing assistant duties/procedures.

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 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.

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 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 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.

TRAINING and EXPERIENCE EVALUATION - 100%: A Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) is a structured evaluation of the job application materials submitted by a candidate, including the written responses to supplemental questions. The T&E is a method for determining the better qualified applicants among those shown to meet the stated requirements. Using a T&E, applicants may be scored or ranked according to criteria that most closely meet the business needs of the department. When the pool of candidates is exceptionally strong and large, candidates are typically scored or ranked in relation to one another; consequently, some qualified candidates may receive a score or rank which is moderate or lower resulting in them not being advanced in the process.

Applicants 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 further information about this recruitment, please contact Tamara Madueno by e-mail at ( or by telephone at (805) 677-5313.


Service Employees International Union (LOCAL 721)


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 40-59 hours biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $313.00.

Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. Current premium amounts can be found on the Benefits website (

Flexible Spending Accounts which increase your spending power by reimbursing you with pre-taxed dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses.

Pre-tax Salary Reduction available if the costs for the benefit options you select exceed the County's contribution. This saves you taxes by lowering your taxable income.

Cash added 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.

10 PAID 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.

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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 or one times your annual base salary, without evidence of insurability, if you enroll within your first 90 days of eligibility. You may also be eligible to purchase term life insurance at group rates for two or three times your annual salary, subject to evidence of insurability. 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 to SEIU Memorandum of Agreement 2016-2019 ( Professional Classifications



The work schedule for the current vacancy may be from 7:00am to 3:00pm (day shift) or 3:00pm to 12:00am (evening shift) or 12:00am to 7:00am (night shift) with variable work days. Please select from the following schedules you are willing and able to work.

+ Day Shift

+ Night Shift

+ Evening Shift

+ None


Do you possess a current valid Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA Certificate) issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs?

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 may result in your application being disqualified.

+ Yes

+ No


Have you successfully completed an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program, approved by the State of California?

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

+ Yes

+ No


Do you have or can you obtain prior to the first day of employment a valid Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certificate?

NOTE: This is a requirement and must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

+ Yes

+ No


Which option below best describes your experience performing work similar to that of a nursing assistant in a licensed nursing facility? NOTE: Full time is considered 40 hours per week; anything less than that must be prorated.

+ 0 to less than 3 months

+ 3 to less than 6 months

+ 6 months to less than 1 year

+ 1 or more years


Name the employer(s) where you acquired your full-time experience performing work similar to that of a nursing assistant in a licensed nursing facility.

NOTE: This experience MUST be included in the Work Experience section of your application for you to receive credit for it. If you do not have any such experience, please write, "no experience."


Describe at least one example which demonstrates your skill providing direct patient care and highlights your ability to exercise tact, courtesy, sensitivity, and/ or respect. In your response be sure to include the name of the employer(s) where you acquired the experience, your specific actions, and the outcome. If you have no such experience, write "no experience."


Please describe a time you worked in a fast-paced setting. How do you prioritize tasks while maintaining excellent patient care? Include institution/employer name and time period. If you do not have this type of experience, please state, "No experience."


Please describe your experience in Infection Prevention, observing and guiding health care workers through putting on (donning) and taking off (doffing) personal protective equipment (PPE)? In your response be sure to include the name of the employer(s) where you acquired the experience, your specific actions, and the outcome. If you have no such experience, write "no experience."

Required Question


Ventura County


800 S. Victoria Avenue

LOC. #1970

Ventura, California, 93009


(805) 654-5129



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