DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
FIRST DAY OF FILING:
MARCH 06, 2019 at 8:00 A.M. (PST) EXAM NUMBER:
Y5299L TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITYDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES:
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest health system in the nation, providing compassionate, quality care through its integrated system of hospitals and community-based clinics. DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 22,000 staff and has an annual operating budget of $4.3 billion. DHS leads the county's effort to provide health services to the resident of Los Angeles County, of which approximately two million are uninsured. DHS hospitals also conduct post-graduate medical education through university affiliations for interns, residents and fellows to train the physician workforce for tomorrow.THE MISSION:
We're remaking the nation's largest county-run correctional health system with a focus on social justice medicine, compassionate whole-person care, community partnership and professional growth. Every day, we put our vision and our values into practice as we strive to improve healthcare for uniquely underserved population. Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP):
This position is subject to the provisions of the Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP). Initial salary placement and subsequent salary adjustments will be made in accordance with MAPP guidelines and regulations.DEFINITION
Under general supervision, administers multiple major programs or organizational areas with full responsibility for planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting, directing, and controlling the accomplishment of both short and long-term nursing service objectives.CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class may function as a clinical nursing director in one of the following roles with responsibility for 126 to 450 full-time equivalent subordinate positions within the Integrated Correctional Health Services Unit: Planning, organizing, and directing nursing services in a licensed jail Correctional Treatment Center or in ambulatory care clinics within the Los Angeles County Correctional System. The position of clinical nursing director is characterized by its independent nature in one or more of the following respects: In the assigned, delegated areas of responsibility, they act with the full authority of the chief nursing officer, reporting after the fact and as necessary to maintain confidence and coordination. Acting decisively in assigned areas of responsibility by making and interpreting policy in the name of the chief nursing officer.
Receiving direction in terms of objectives, nursing service standards and organizational philosophy rather than in terms of specific operating policies and procedures. Exercising delegated authority and responsibility for nursing policy-making and operations such as, but not limited to establishing nursing standards and criteria, assuring quality control of patient care, coordinating nursing services with other departments, services, and disciplines. At this level, coordination is complex due to the numbers of units or programs involved, the complexity of nursing care, and the need to resolve complex interdisciplinary problems with other autonomous decision makers. Clinical nursing directors exercise an advanced, expert knowledge of management and leadership, as well as nursing operations, practices, and theory. They serve as members of the executive management team for nursing and usually report to a chief nursing officer. These positions exercise direction through management planning and control and delegate direct supervision of day-to-day operations to multiple Nurse Managers or other subordinates.
Essential Job Functions
- Plans the nature, content and extent of nursing operations for achievement of both short and long-term objectives.
- Determines the subordinate organizational structure, nursing operations, nursing methods and standards, and makes adjustments consistent with changing objectives.
- Manages and provides input into the budget of assigned areas; integrates with organizational budget and justifies budget and personnel resource requests.
- Establishes policy for determining program emphasis and operating guidelines, including setting goals for delegated areas of responsibility.
- Interprets and communicates nursing and organizational philosophy and objectives, Department policies and procedures, and applies recognized standards of nursing care and practice.
- Evaluates and initiates corrective action regarding operational compliance with licensure, accreditation and regulatory standards.
- Evaluates the performance of subordinates; resolves problems involving grievances and discipline.
- Administers general personnel management matters and actions.
- Participates in strategic planning for the organization and for the nursing service.
- Participates in formulating policy, procedure and standards for the organization and nursing service.
- In assignments with interagency Departments, confers with management staff in order to resolve problems, make fiscal and administrative decisions, and ensures that policies and procedures are consistent with involved Departments.
- Serves as Chief Nursing Officer I in his/her absence, as required.
- Actively participates in local and national organizations to represent the facility.
- Assumes responsibility for the operational and administrative duties for assigned facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Drives to various facilities located throughout Los Angeles County to perform job-related essential functions.
- Performs other duties as assigned
Requirements SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
A Bachelor's degree* in nursing or closely related health field** from an accredited*** program.-AND-
A relevant Master's degree* in nursing or health care administration (MHA, MHS, MPH in administration) from an accredited*** program.-AND-
Four years of experience in nursing management at the level of Nurse Manager****LICENSE(S) REQUIRED:
A current active license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
The required license MUST
be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license will NOT
be accepted.PHYSICAL CLASS:
Physical Class II - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*In order to meet the Selection Requirements, applicants are required to attach a valid legible photocopy of Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree with the application at the time of filing, or fax the copies of degrees to (323) 869-0942 or email to exam analyst at HHocking@dhs.lacounty.govwithin fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online
. Applications without the required degrees will be considered incomplete, and subject to disqualification.
**Closely related health field is defined as:
- Nursing Administration
- Nursing Education
- Healthcare Management
- Public Health (for other than Public Health Nurses)
****In the County of Los Angeles, a Nurse Manager administers an assigned nursing program or organizational unit with responsibility for planning, selecting and/or devising the methods and procedures to be used and for directing nursing supervisors and/or other personnel in the accomplishment of designated goals.
***Accreditation Information: Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT:
The examination will consist of:
An evaluation of experience and education based on application information weighted 100%.
Additional points will be awarded for additional nurse manager experience.CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
Applications will be processed on an "as-received"
basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the promulgation date.NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHSVACANCY INFORMATION:
The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Health Service - Correctional Health.SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Appointees will be in direct contact with inmates.AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Any Shift APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION: APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
Apply online by clicking the green "APPLY" tab 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 recession of appointment.
from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT
be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION
and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.
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, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.NOTE:
If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you must email the Exam Analyst, Hilary Hocking at HHocking@dhs.lacounty.govwithin fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online.
Please include exam number and exam title.
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER LANGUAGE:
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 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.ADA COORDINATOR:
(323) 914-7111CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Hilary Hocking, Exam Analyst