REGISTERED NURSE II (CORRECTIONAL HEALTH)

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 07, 2019
Full Time CORRECTIONS Probation Public Health Public Safety
  • Salary: $82,500.00 - $120,186.48 Annually

Job Description



DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

FIRST DAY OF FILING: October 6, 2017 at 8:00 A.M., (PST)

Until the needs of the services are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
EXAM NUMBER: Y5134J

MISSION

Our mission is to ensure access to high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective health care to Los Angeles County residents through direct services at DHS facilities and through collaboration with community and university partners."

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT - OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

DEFINITION:

This experiencedlevel class provides professional nursing careand servicesto inmate patients in acorrectionalsetting.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS

Positions allocable to this experienced-level expert class report to higher-level nurses or providers. This position applies recognized nursing principles and practices in providing professional nursing care and/or services under supervision in a variety of settings. Duties are performed in accordance with specific instructions, departmental policies and procedures, and established general written standards of nursing care. Positions are responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating care as part of an interdisciplinary team. This experienced RN integrates theoretical knowledge with clinical experience utilizing a systems approach in the delivery of patient care and/or services. Positions at this level serve as a professional role model, may provide direction, and act as an effective resource person for others. This includes coaching, precepting, and leading other nursing and non-nursing staff. Nursing practice at this level demonstrates the application of expert assessment skills; independent judgment and action; and adherence to patient privacy, confidentiality, and security guidelines. While on duty, the Registered Nurse II, Correctional Health, may be required to prevent and control the behavior of inmate patients that is not in accordance with custody facility rules.

Essential Job Functions

Follows established policies and procedures within their scope of practice.

Complies with licensing and accreditation standards and other regulatory requirements.

Interprets and supports standards and requirements to others.

Conducts self-assessment of performance and identifies own learning needs.

Seeks assistance and feedback regarding patient and clinical practice issues.

Accepts personal accountability and demonstrates initiative in continuing to develop nursing knowledge and skills.

Assessment/Reassessment:

Interviews patient and other individuals to collect information as part of a comprehensive assessment.

Observes and analyzes overall patient condition, including physically assessing the patient.

Identifies economic, educational,andcultural barriers; patient values and beliefs; spiritual influences; age specific and biophysical needs according to accepted standards of practice and departmental policy and procedures.

Reviews all available information including medical records, patient history, and other documentation.

Planning:

Formulates a plan of care and/or nursing care plan based upon assessment and in accordance with provider orders and/or department's standardized procedures.

Identifies nursing care objectives and makes appropriate referrals.

Prioritizes patient care needs and activities as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Evaluates and modifies plans of care, in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, and develops measurable long and short-term goals.

Coordinates patient care in collaboration with other interdisciplinary patient care team members.

Implementation:

Provides individualized and specialized nursing care and administers medications and treatments to patients as prescribed and/or in accordance with approved departmental standardized procedures.

Observes patient's response to interventions and treatments and monitors for side effects of medication administration.

Recognizes and responds to changes in patient status timely and appropriately. Intervenes when situations call for immediate action.

Performs efficiently in emergency situations.

Coordinates delivery of patient care with other services and disciplines to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

Evaluation/Monitoring:

Observes, evaluates, andcommunicates the effects of treatments and intervention.

Communicates changes in the plan of care to other members of the interdisciplinary team.

Documents patient's response to treatment or nursing care.

Reassesses and revises plan of care in collaboration with other members of the health care team.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

Three years of full-time experience* at the level ofthe County of Los Angelesclassification of Registered Nurse I**.

LICENSE(S) REQUIRED:
  • A license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Applicants must ensure the License 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, active certification in accordance with the American Heart Associate's 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 kzin@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

The required license and certificate MUST be current and unrestricted: a provisional, conditional or restricted license and certificate will NOT be accepted.

License:

  • 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.


PHYSICAL CLASS III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:

*Full-time experience must be post-license only.

**Experience at the level ofthe County of Los Angelesclassification of Registered Nurse I is defined as:
  • Providing professional nursing care in a variety of patient care settings (e.g., critical care, emergency room, medical/surgical, operating room, neonatal intensive care, labor and delivery, intermediate/telemetry, psychiatric care, correctional nursing, etc.). The primary scope of practice involves applying the nursing process to assess basic or routine patient conditions and needs; identify a nursing diagnosis; and develop, implement, and evaluate a patient-centered plan of care.
  • Participating in conducting prospective, concurrent, and retrospective utilization reviews of patient services or hospitalization to maintain quality of care and fiscal responsibility.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Sciencedegree***in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science degree***in Nursing (MSN)from an accredited institution.

***In order to receive credit for a college degree on this examination, you must include a legible photocopy of your"official"diploma(s),"official"transcripts, or"official" letter(s) from an accredited institution which shows the area of specialization, atthe time of filing or fax to (323) 869-0942 or email to the exam analyst at kzin@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendardays from the date of filing your application online .

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:

An evaluation of training and experience based upon application information and desirable qualifications, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this 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 will appear in the order of their score group for a period oftwelve (12) monthsfollowing the date of eligibility.

No person may compete in this examination more than once everytwelve (12) months.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH.
Examplesof 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.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any

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.


VACANCY INFORMATION:The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies inthroughout the Department of Health Services - Correctional Facilities.

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 the "APPLY" button for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or recession of appointment.

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 your 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.


NOTE:If you are unable to attachdocuments to your application, you must email the Exam Analyst,KhineZinatkzin@dhs.lacounty.govwithin 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

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 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) 914-7124

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Israel Belmont, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-7587
ibelmont@dhs.lacounty.gov


Closing Date/Time: