*COVID Surge - Hygienist - Extra-Help*
*COVID Surge - Hygienist - Extra-Help*
$29,120.00 - $41,847.05 Annually
throughout Ventura County, CA
Health Care Agency
(*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
Nursing Assistant II: $14.58 - $20.11 per hour (Increased salary
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
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
Examples Of Duties
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
+ Ensure the area outside of the room is set up
+ Ensure that PPE closets remain stocked;
+ Ensure compliance with hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and
environmental cleanliness through monitoring, advocating and
+ Retrieving needed supplies or resources for the health care
worker to minimize the traffic going in and out of the patient's
+ Ensure staff log in when entering a COVID-19 isolation
+ 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.
These are entrance requirements to the examination process and
assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE
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
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.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
+ 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.
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
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at
www.ventura.org/jobs. 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
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
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
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
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 Tamara.Madueno@ventura.org
(Liz.Gonzalez@ventura.org) or by telephone at (805) 677-5313.
YOUR BENEFITS AS A COUNTY OF VENTURA EMPLOYEE
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
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
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
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
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
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
https://Retirement FAQs (https://goo.gl/sjRJxh)
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
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
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
Union Codes: UPA, UPC, UPE, UPH, UPI, UPJ, UPT, UWS
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
Do you possess a current valid Nursing Assistant Certification
(CNA Certificate) issued by the California Department of Consumer
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
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.
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.
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
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
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