Salary: $47,036.88 - $58,416.00 Annually
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
FIRST FILING START DATE: OCTOBER 24, 2017 at 8 a. m. (PST)
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
Assists in the provision of nursing care and medical treatment of inmate patients in Los Angeles County jail facilities.
Essential Job Functions
Makes rounds of in-patient areas and cells to observe and report condition of all inmate patients to designated registered nurse personnel.
Obtains vital signs and information, observes visible signs of patient condition and reports these observations to the designated registered nurse.
Obtains and documents computerized medical histories, observing patients for visible medical conditions or symptoms of disease.
Assists physicians by preparing charts and obtaining specimens and/or results from Electrocardiogram (EKG), pulse oximetry, or blood sugar monitoring.
Applies dressings; administers hand held nebulizer breathing treatment;administers medicationincluding topical, oral, by injection andcontrolled drugs; andadministers therapeutic measures.
Performs medical/mental health screenings in the Inmate Reception Center under close supervision of the designated registered nurse.
Reviews orders by medical or psychiatric providers to identify unaddressed medical or mental health issues and reports to the designated registered nurse.
Issues passes and calls in inmate patients to be seen by medical providers and assists with examinations as needed.
Observes and reports objective behavior of patients undergoing narcotic withdrawal, delirium tremens, or suffering from effects of mental illnessto the designated registered nurse.
Assists in emergency situations and provides care under the close supervision of the designated registered nurse and/or medical provider.
Completion of the prescribed curriculum* in a hospital or medical corps school, followed by two years' paid experience as a hospital corps member or medical service technician in the United States Armed Forces.- OR -One year's experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of California.
A current and activelicense to practice as a vocational nurse issued by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Applicants must ensure the License and Certification Section of the application is completed. Provide the title(s) of your required license(s), the number(s), date(s) of issue, date(s) of expiration, and the name(s) of the issuing agency for the required license as specified in the Selection Requirements.
A current certification in accordance with the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program. Applicants MUST attach a legible photocopy of the required BLS certification to their application at the time of filing or fax it to (323) 869-0942 or email it to exam analyst at firstname.lastname@example.org within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
The required license and certification MUST be current/active and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license or certification will NOT be accepted.
PHYSICAL CLASS IV -ARDUOUS: Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*Applicants must submit documentation substantiating completion of the required curriculum at the time of filing. Applications without the required documentation will be considered incomplete and subject to disqualification.
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based on application information, weighted 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in the examination to be placed on the eligible register.
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing scorewill be promulgated to eligible register accordingly.
The names of the candidates receiving a passing grade on this examination shall be added to the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services - Correctional Facilities as they occur.
Appointees must be willing to work any shift and at any correctional facility, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
Appointees will be in direct contact with inmate patients in a jail environment to provide professional nursing care and services to inmate patients.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING A FINGERPRINT SEARCH. Examples of disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job related misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving under the influence); substance abuse; anyone on probation.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION :
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" button for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made.Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned. If you application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
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