What We Offer
The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and
benefits package, subject to eligibility requirements, that
- Educational Incentive for completion of: 2.5% for an
Associate's degree, 3.5% for a Bachelor's degree, or 5% for a
- Certification Pay: $0.813 per hour based on scheduled work week
hours for each qualified certification up to a maximum of five (5)
- Evening Shift Differential - 7.5%
- Night Shift Differential - 15%
- Weekend Shift Differential - $1.50 per hour
- Continuous County Service Incentive Pay: 1% for 7 years, 1.25%
for 12 years and 1.5% for 17 years
- Preceptor Pay - $1.00 per hour
- House Supervisor Pay - $3.00 per hour
- Charge Nurse Premium Pay - $1.50 per hour
- Float Nurse Premium Pay - $2.50 per hour
- In-House Registry Pay:
- Non-overtime is 1.75 times base pay
- Overtime is 2 times base pay
Standby Premium Pay - of regular hourly wage or Federal minimum
wage (whichever is greater) Flexible Credit Allowance: Biweekly
contribution towards medical, dental, and/or vision insurance from
authorized plans. Pension Plan: Participation in the County's
defined benefit plan.
Under general direction and following established
medically-approved policies and procedures, implements specialized
skilled nursing processes in designated hospital units of Ventura
County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital.
The Senior Registered Nurse-Hospital is distinguished from other
staff nursing classifications in that incumbents demonstrate
advanced competency skills reflecting specialized knowledge
specific to the assigned hospital unit; participate in performance
improvement processes; and provide technical direction.
The Senior Registered Nurse - Break Relief Nurse has orientation
in multiple specific areas. This nurse should be available to
respond to areas of the hospital that are in need of assistance
with specific tasks due to temporary circumstances. Incumbents are
expected to work at the full scope of their licensure/specialty
area with a decreasing amount of supervision commensurate with
DEPARTMENT/AGENCY: Health Care Agency - Ventura County Medical
Center and Santa Paula Hospital
Senior Registered Nurse-Hospital is represented by the
California's Nurse's Association (CNA) and is eligible for overtime
compensation. Salary placement will be determined according to the
current CNA memorandum of agreement.
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used
to fill Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent,
and Extra Help vacancies. There are currently six (6) Regular
OPENING DATE: October 27, 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 include but are not limited to the following:
- Assists various nursing units during their lunches and
- Implements nursing processes (assessment, planning,
implementation of care plan, evaluation of patient response);
revises plans as needed;
- Administers basic and advanced competency nursing care in
accordance with VCMC/SPH policies and procedures and Patient Bill
- Provides direction to others regarding complex health and
- Provides patient and staff education including the coordination
of educational programs;
- Participates in hospital and/or nursing administration care
- Reviews, identifies, reports, and corrects deficiencies in
practices, products, or equipment as necessary;
- Develops, implements and documents performance improvement
- Recognizes problem situations and takes appropriate steps
leading to correction.
- Coordinates patient care conferences;
- Serves as a preceptor for new graduates, re-entry nurses, etc.,
- 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
Requires two (2) years of full-time professional registered
nursing experience demonstrating current competencies and
maintaining current certifications necessary to work in the
assigned units/clusters. Depending upon area of assignment,
additional specialty experience and/or certification(s) may be
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
- Must possess and maintain a current, valid license as a
Registered Nurse issued by the State of California.
- Must have a current, valid Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR)
certification by first day of employment.
- Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule to cover all
shifts and weekends, as hospital needs demand.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Master of Science in Nursing
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of: the principles, practices, and
techniques used in advanced nursing care of specialized units.
Working knowledge of: performance improvement processes,
hospital based/nursing committee practices, and patient and staff
Working ability to: provide direction to others; self-direct
continuing education needs, provide a positive role model and
public image; work proficiently in emergency and/or stressful
situations; maintain confidentiality of patient/client information;
effectively establish and maintain working relationships with
medical staff, co-workers, patients and the public; and 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 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
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 for additional
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 score will be assigned to each application based on
established criteria. Such score will be considered 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 may be required for this position.
For further information about this recruitment, please contact
Tamara Madueno via email at email@example.com or by
telephone at (805) 677-5313.