Licensed Vocational Nurse- Regular and Per Diem- Bilingual
Licensed Vocational Nurse- Regular and Per Diem- Bilingual
$36,504.00 - $57,345.60 Annually
throughout Ventura County, CA
Health Care Agency
Under the clinical supervision of a Registered Nurse (may also
be under the clinical supervision of a physician or Nurse
Practitioner in an outpatient clinic setting), is responsible to
assist in an assigned Health Care Agency (HCA) nursing unit in
auxiliary patient care within the scope of vocational nursing
practice in the State of California.
Licensed Vocational Nurse: $24.91 to $26.76 per hour
Per Diem Licensed Vocational Nurse: $17.55 to $25.07 per
CERTIFICATION PAY: Incumbents in this classification are
eligible for certification pay at a rate of $0.813 per hour based
on his or her scheduled work week hours and not to exceed the
scheduled work week hours for each qualified certification
possessed up to a maximum of five (5) certifications.
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
Licensed Vocational Nurse and Per Diem Licensed Vocational Nurse
are represented by the California Nurses' Association (CNA) and are
eligible for overtime compensation.
NOTE: Salary placement will be determined according to the
current California Nurses' Association (CNA) memorandum of
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 the Health
Care Agency. There are currently two (2) regular vacancies.
OPENING DATE: February 24, 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:
+ Performs patient care functions and initiates appropriate
nursing interventions as outlined in standards of care and the
individual patient care plan in support of professional staff;
+ Administers medications as ordered by the physician;
+ Performs basic assessments (data collection) and documents
+ Depending on assignment, may transcribe physician's orders,
including telephone and/or verbal orders, and take necessary steps
to ensure completion;
+ Safeguards patient's health and safety by reporting abuse and
neglect, maintaining patient confidentiality, and maintaining
current skill and knowledge of safe and competent patient care;
+ May perform Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
(CLIA)-waivered testing after obtaining and maintaining annual
+ Performs catheter insertions and irrigations, performs urine
tests, and measures and documents vital signs;
+ May perform dressing changes, deep tracheal suction,
gavage/gastrostomy feedings, and tracheostomy care;
+ May insert, maintain, change, and discontinue non-medicated
intravenous therapy and associated tubing after obtaining and
maintaining the required certification;
+ May perform or provide preoperative preparation;
+ May use mechanical lifts in moving patients;
+ May participate in developing nursing care plans, maintenance
of patients' records, and patient education duties; and
+ Performs other related duties as assigned.
These are entrance requirements to the examination process and
assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE
Requires one (1) year of full-time licensed vocational nursing
experience in a health care setting that includes at least six (6)
months of full-time licensed vocational nursing experience
comparable to that obtained at the Ventura County Medical Center in
the Health Care Agency.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
+ Possession of a current valid license as a Vocational Nurse
issued by the State of California.
+ Successful completion of the pharmacology examination within
three (3) months of employment.
+ Bilingual skills (English/Spanish)
+ Assignments in which employees are expected to start and
superimpose intravenous fluids require possession of an Intravenous
Therapy Certification from the California Board of Nursing.
+ Certifications (BLS, ACLS, PALS)
+ CLIA waivered testing annual competency
+ Microsoft Office experience
+ California Driver License
Supplemental Information: May require working in various
clinics/ departments and/or a variety of shifts.
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. A paper application can be obtained by
calling (805) 654-5129. Our address is: County of Ventura, Human
Resources Division, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA
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 herefor additional
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
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 will
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 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 email at Tamara.Madueno@ventura.org or by
telephone at (805) 677-5313.
YOUR BENEFITS AS A COUNTY OF VENTURA EMPLOYEE
California Nurses Association
In addition to your annual salary, the County of Ventura offers
you an extensive benefits package, including:
FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PROGRAM: You 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 $397.00. Employees regularly scheduled to work
40-59 hours biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $278.00.
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 taxable biweekly pay, depending on the
selection you have made.
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 floating
holiday. Holiday time is pro-rated for permanent part-time
ANNUAL LEAVE: 20 working days per year (in lieu of vacation and
sick leave), increasing in increments to 30 days after 15 years of
service. You may redeem a portion of the accrual annually. You will
be paid the value of your accrued credits upon retirement or
termination. Earned annual leave hours are pro-rated for permanent
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
TEXTBOOK AND TUITION: When courses have been satisfactorily
completed, the County will reimburse you to a maximum of $600 for
lower division courses, and $900 for upper division and graduate
level courses, per fiscal year for tuition and books for off-duty,
job-related courses. This benefit is prorated for permanent
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.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAM: You may elect 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 1.5% of your salary,
on a pay period basis if you contribute at least 1.5%. You must be
regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours each pay period to be
eligible to participate in these plans. 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 benefit after being vested and
meeting eligibility requirements. Benefits vest after 5 years.
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)
LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE PLAN: If your regular work
schedule is 60 hours or more biweekly and you are an Annual Leave
Program participant, the County provides you with a disability plan
which provides benefits for up to 2 years for a disabling illness,
or 5 years for disabling injury, in an amount of 60% of base
salary. Limitations and exceptions are outlined in the policy.
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
STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE (SDI): This program provides weekly
benefits in the event of short term disability. Premiums are
automatically deducted from your pay.
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 Benefit 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 refer to Plan
Brochures and Memorandum of Agreement for details. Documents are
available in your department.
Link to CNA Memorandum of Agreement 2018-2020
Union Code: NCN
Do you possess a current valid license as a Vocational Nurse
issued by the State of California?
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
Briefly describe your full-time licensed vocational nursing
experience in a health care setting.
In order to receive credit for this experience, it MUST be
listed in the Work Experience section of your application, and all
details must be provided. Failure to do so will result in your
application being disqualified.
If you do not have this type of experience, please state, "No
Future vacancies may be Intermittent. Intermittent employees are
people employed for intermittent/temporary work on a day-to-day
basis who are compensated on an hourly basis. Are you willing to
work as an intermittent employee?
Are you Bilingual in English and Spanish?
800 S. Victoria Avenue
Ventura, California, 93009
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