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

Job Description:

Licensed Vocational Nurse- Regular and Per Diem- Bilingual Required

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Licensed Vocational Nurse- Regular and Per Diem- Bilingual Required


$36,504.00 - $57,345.60 Annually


throughout Ventura County, CA

Job Type



Health Care Agency

Job Number

0212HCA-20AA (TM)



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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 hour

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.


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 agreement.

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 business needs.

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 variances;

+ 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 competency;

+ 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.

Typical Qualifications

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


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.


+ 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.

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 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 93009.

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 information.

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 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 or by telephone at (805) 677-5313.


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 employees.

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 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

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 part-time employees.

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 Security.

https://Retirement FAQs (

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 employment.

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 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 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 being disqualified.

+ Yes

+ No


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 experience."


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?

+ Yes

+ No


Are you Bilingual in English and Spanish?

+ Yes

+ No

Required Question


Ventura County


800 S. Victoria Avenue

LOC. #1970

Ventura, California, 93009


(805) 654-5129



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