REGISTERED NURSE I, SHERIFF (CORRECTIONAL HEALTH)

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time CORRECTIONS Public Health Public Safety
  • Salary: $82,920.48 - $124,121.04 Annually USD

Job Description


FIRST DAY OF FILING: December 17, 2020 at 8:00 a. m. (PST)


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

This announcement is being reposted to update the Transfer of Test Componentsinformation.

EXAM NUMBER - Y5139B

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT - OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. Through its integrated system of 27 health centers and four hospitals - and expanded network of community partner clinics - DHS annually provides direct care for 600,000 unique patients, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual budget of over $6.2 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit www.dhs.lacounty.gov .
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:

" To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care"

SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION:

Upon appointment, a 5.5% bonus will be added for performing Department of Health Services' Correctional Health Standardized procedures.

DEFINITION:
This class provides professional nursing care and services to inmate patients in Correctional Health facility.

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.

Seek 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 members 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 by providing complete and accurate information in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.

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

Reports and may intervene in incidents involving patients, visitors, or employees.

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 assessing 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 in accordance with provider orders and/or approved departmental standardized procedures.
Identifies nursing care objectives and makes appropriate referrals.
Prioritizes patient 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. Intervenes when situations call for immediate action.

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:

A license* to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing AND a current certification** issued by 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 multiple choice test, weighted 100%, covering the following areas:

• Professional Potential

• Achievement

• Working Relationships

• Analyzing Information

• Learning Quickly

• Generating New Ideas

• Using Time Efficiently

• Working to High Quality Standards

• Adapting to Change

• Coping with Uncertainty

• Willingness to Learn

• Responsibility

• Deductive Reasoning

NOTES:
Applicants MUST MEET the SELECTION REQUIREMENT
S and ACHIVE a passing score of 70% or higher on the multiple choice test in order to be placed on the Eligible Register.

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

Test scores cannot be given over the phone.

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.

TRANSFER OF TEST COMPONENTS:
  • Applicants who have taken identical components recently for other exams may have their scores automatically transferred to this examination.
  • This examination contains test components that may be used in the future for new examinations and your test scores may be transferred.


TEST PREPARATION
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.

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 " Find a Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test Preparation Information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.

Additional practice tests are available at https://www.shldirect.com/en/practice-tests/.

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 ibelmont@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.
Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from LA County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County.

Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into governmentjobs.com and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.

It is your responsibility to take the above steps to take the above steps to view correspondence. Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component. 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.

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:

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING 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.

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, 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 may email the documents to the exam analyst, 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.

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

TELETYPE PHONE: (800) 899-4099

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Israel Belmont, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-5287
ibelmont@dhs.lacounty.gov
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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