Registered Nurse Per Diem Corrections

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Temporary CORRECTIONS Public Health
  • Salary: $54.18 - $61.40 Hourly USD

Job Description

The Job

The Sheriff's Department is recruiting for Correctional Nurses Per Diem who provide professional nursing care and services within the adult and juvenile correctional facilities throughout the San Bernardino County. Medical care is provided to inmates from the time of booking through release. In the correctional environment, inmates may present with emergent and urgent needs providing registered nurses with many opportunities to function autonomously and impact the health of a unique population. All inmates are medically screened upon arrival and evaluated for medical and mental health conditions which could require continued care and treatment. As part of a team of health professionals, registered nurses provide a full range of services including daily sick call, medication administration, treatments, dialysis, radiology services, dental care, and psychiatric care.The list established by this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Sheriff and Probation department vacancies as they arise while the list remains active.

Vacancies exist at the Sheriff's department, details of shift and location will be discussed at the time of contact.

We are also accepting applications for Correctional Registered Nurse I and Correctional Registered Nurse II which require separate applications. Applicants are encouraged to view the Correctional Registered Nurse I and Correctional Registered Nurse II announcements and apply for all positions, as appropriate. To learn more about the position, salary and benefits review the Nurse's Unit and Per Diem Nurse's Unit Memoranda of Understanding.

For more detailed information, refer to the Correctional Nurse - Per Diem job description.


1) Certification: Must possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support certification. 2) Shift: Must be available to work various 8-12 hour shifts on a 24 hour basis, which include day, night, swing, rotating, holidays or weekends.A shift differential of $2.00 per hour swing shift and $3.50 per hour night shift applies . 3) Background: Candidates must not have been convicted of a felony and must pass a background investigation including a fingerprint check and polygraph. 4) Physical Demands: Incumbents will be required to immediately respond to emergency situations while on duty which may involve hostile and volatile wards and inmates. Requires the following physical demands: balancing, bending, climbing, crawling, kneeling, sitting, squatting, standing, stooping, turning, twisting and walking long distances both indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions; hand and finger dexterity in both hands; ability to manipulate heavy duty security locks and doors; reaching or working above and below shoulder level; normal vision, including color discrimination; normal hearing; carrying up to 10 pounds. 5) Working Conditions: Working conditions involve exposure to hazardous and infectious materials and to communicable diseases. 6) Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required . Employees will be required to make provision for transportation. At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced for the individual providing the transportation.

Note: Correctional Nurses Per Diem are not regular positions within the County, and are not guaranteed employment or hours. Working as a Per Diem Nurse does not preclude you from applying and competing for regular nursing positions within the County. See the County of San Bernardino Employment Opportunities website for current job opportunities. These positions participate in the County's Part-time Seasonal Temporary (PST) Deferred Compensation Plan and do not earn any other benefits.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must possess all of the following:

License: Must possess and maintain a current Registered Nurse license in the State of California

Experience: One (1) year of experience as a registered nurse

Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS)

Desired Qualifications

Candidates possessing experience in a correctional environment are desired.

Selection Process

Qualified applicants will be referred to the department. All communication after the referral will be directed from the department, ensure all application contact information is current

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