RELIEF NURSE-CORRECTIONAL HEALTH (TEMPORARY)

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 01, 2020
Full Time CORRECTIONS Public Health
  • Salary: $54.41 Hourly USD

Job Description

FILING DATE: April 21, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., PST
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER: Y5261G

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT

Open Competitive Job Opportunity

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES:

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 26 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 800,000 unique patients each year, employs over 22,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 5 billion.

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

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.

DEFINITION:

This temporary class provides professional nursing care and services to patients in a variety of settings.

Essential Job Functions

Follows established policies and procedures within their scope of practice.

Complies with licensing and accreditation standards and other regulatory requirements.

Consistently seeks assistance and feedback regarding patient and clinical practice issues.

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

Participates in patient care conferences, committee meetings, staff development, standardized procedures, and/or education programs to increase or maintain professional competency.

Seeks experiences that reflect current clinical practice to achieve and enhance professional and clinical skills and competencies.

Participates in performance improvement activities.

Maintains courteous and respectful interaction with patients, co-workers, and member of the public.

Provides care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner.

Respects patient rights; adheres to and protects patient privacy, confidentiality, and security guidelines.

Assists with responses to ALCU inquiries, third party complaints, inmate complaints and court orders.

Completes and maintains accurate and legible documentation and records in a clear, concise, and timely manner.

Reports and intervenes in incidents involving patients, visitors, or employees, as required.

Delegates, assigns, and/or supervises the assigned work. The RN I, Correctional Health is accountable for the completion of delegated work, as required.

Assessment/Reassessment:

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

Observes overall patient condition including physically assessment the patient.

Identifies economic, educational, and cultural barriers; spiritual influences; and age specific and biophysical needs.

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

Documents all findings and observations.

Initiates reassessment of patients.

Recognizes deviations from baseline and interprets subtle changes in a patient's condition.

Prioritizes care based on appropriate identification of nursing diagnosis and patient needs

Planning:

Formulates a plan of care and/or nursing care plans based upon assessment and in accordance with provider orders and/or approved departmental standardized procedures.

Identifies nursing care objectives and makes appropriate referrals.

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

Modifies plans of patient care based on reassessment findings, specific patient care needs, and/or changes in interdisciplinary treatment plan.

Assists in coordination with identified sources for discharge when available.

Identifies appropriate tools and/or teaching methods for patient education.

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 appropriate.

Performs efficiently in emergency situations.

Implements the integrated plan of care and coordinates patient care activities with members of the health care team.

Provides teaching including aftercare instructions.

Recognizes safety hazards in the patient care environment and initiates timely and appropriate intervention.

Uses patient care equipment and devices safely.

Evaluation/Monitoring:

Observes, evaluates, and communicates the effects of treatments and interventions.

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

Communicates appropriately with patients and/or caregivers concerning care and treatment plans.

Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS
1. A license* to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered
Nursing.

2. One year of experience within the last five years, as a registered nurse in a hospital, clinic or in a correctional facility.

3. Current certification** in accordance with the American Heart Association's Basic Life
Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program.

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:
License and Certification Information
To compete in this examination process, applicants must have a license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing -OR- have a license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by a State Government Board of Registered Nursing, within the United States of America.

Applicants who have a license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by a State Government Board of Registered Nursing, within the United States of America, may compete in this examination. However, the names of such candidates will be withheld from the certification list pending receipt of the required license authorized by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Please 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.

*The original license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing and BLS certification must be presented during the selection process and/or prior to appointment.

**Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their BLS certification to their application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the application filing date. Applications submitted without the required evidence of BLS certification will be rejected.

The required license, certificate, and/or permit MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license will NOT be accepted.

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.


Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of a qualifying online unproctored Work Styles Assessment (WSA) written test, weighted 100% covering deductive reasoning ability, professional potential, achievement, independence, influence, confidence and optimism, and reliability.

Applicants will receive instructions via email on when and how to log on and take the online unproctored written test. Applicants who do not pass the written test will be notified by mail. Scores cannot be given over the telephone.

Applicants must meet the selection requirements and pass the qualifying written test in order to be placed on the Eligible Register.

WRITTEN TESTS ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.

Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add cramirez4@dhs.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.

TRANSFER OF SCORES
Applicants that have taken identical written test part(s) for other exams within the last 12 months, will have their written test responses for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination.

This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Your scores will be transferred to the new examination and may not be allowed to re-take any identical test parts for at least 12 months.

TEST PREPARATION
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/. Please click on Job Info Center, then click on Employment Test Preparation.

You may also access test preparation materials for the computerized portion of the test by going to the website: https://www.shldirect.com/en/practice-tests/. While these study guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review ALL related materials that you deem necessary.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination to be added to 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 without indication of relative standing in the exam. Successful candidates will remain on the register for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services - Correctional Health as they occur.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
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.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any
Appointees may be required 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.


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 green "Apply" button at the top right of 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.

Utilizing VERBIAGE 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.

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 attach required documents, you must e-mail the documents to the exam analyst at cramirez4@dhs.lacounty.gov, within 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 OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE:
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Christina Ramirez, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-7619
Cramirez4@dhs.lacounty.gov


Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

Los Angeles, California United States View Map