SENIOR NURSING INSTRUCTOR

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 05, 2022
Full Time Education and Training Public Health
  • Salary: $110,818.32 - $165,881.04 Annually USD

Job Description

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE

EXAM NUMBER
Y5216Q

APPLICATION FILING PERIOD
03/23/2022 AT 8:00 A.M. (PT)

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.


COVID-19 Vaccination mandate


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.

ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY 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 600,000 unique patients each year, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 6.5 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.

For more information about DHS, please visit www.dhs.lacounty

THE MISSION :

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

DEFINITION :
Provides comprehensive in-service education services to a nursing organization.

Essential Job Functions
  • Identifies and analyzes on an on-going basis the training needs and problems of varied levels and categories of nursing personnel in one area of a large organization or of single levels or categories of nursing personnel throughout an entire organization.
  • Formulates and develops plans, procedures, and program content designed to meet specifically identified training needs and problems, or the objectives of an established curriculum.
  • Leads a group of Nursing Instructors and Clinical Instructors in the development of course contents the selection of teaching methods designed to achieve established educational objectives, the conduct of formal classroom and clinical instruction and evaluates their effectiveness.
  • Conducts formal classroom instruction in the more difficult or complex areas of nursing technology requiring a knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles and the theoretical concepts underlying specific nursing procedures or techniques, or in a broad range of subjects which may include not only nursing theory but supervisory principles and practices.
  • Plans and supervises student performance in making application in a clinical setting of the principles and techniques taught in the classroom.
  • Plans, develops and implements the use of evaluation tools to measure the effectiveness of training effort and modifies training content and/or methodology as indicated.
  • As an adjunct to performing work described above, conducts studies to improve curriculum development, training program or course content and learning activities, and reports findings to colleagues.
  • Serves as a member or leader of committees related to nursing training or education.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS :
  1. Two (2) years of nursing education experience as a nursing instructor* or its equivalent.
  2. A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  3. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program certification issued by the American Heart Association.

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. Applications submitted without the required evidence of licensure will be considered incomplete.

Required license(s) and/or certification(s) must be active and unrestricted, or your application will not be accepted. Additionally, in order to receive credit for license(s) and/or certification(s) in relation to any desirable qualifications, the license(s) and/or certification(s) must be active and unrestricted .

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. Applications submitted without this information may be considered incomplete.

Applicants claiming experience in a state other than California must attach a copy of their registered nurse license from that state to the application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing.

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

Possession of 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.

A current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program certificate issued by the American Heart Association.

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

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 weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION :

*Experience as a nursing instructor is defined as: Develops specialized training programs or educational course content for a group of employees, presents this content in a formal learning situation, supervises its application in a clinical setting, and evaluates effectiveness of the training in achieving predetermined training objectives under technical supervision.

County employees who wish to meet the requirements using out-of-class experience will be considered for this examination. Those claiming out-of-class experience should describe their out-of-class duties in detail in the Work Experience and Supplemental Questions sections of their application. Applicants are also encouraged to submit any supporting documentation such as out of class/additional responsibility bonuses, verification of experience documents, and performance evaluations in order to assist staff's review of applicants' qualifications.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS :

Credit will be given to applicants who possess additional nursing education experience as a nursing instructor* or its equivalent, in excess of the Selection Requirements.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT :

This examination consists of an evaluation of training and experience based upon application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination in order 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 added to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

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

SPECIAL INFORMATION :

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
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:

Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

VACANCY INFORMATION:

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

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., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking the green "APPLY" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Applicants may be required/prompted to verify their email address when logging on to file an application. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com.careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This feature is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advanced 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. DO NOT GROUP YOUR EXPERIENCE. 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.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • All information and documents provided by applicants 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 the Classification Specification and/or Minimum/Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the Requirements. Comments such as "See Résumé" or referencing other unsolicited materials/documents will not be considered as response; in doing so, your application will be rejected.


Please note that the Department requires applicants to show that they perform the specified duties listed on the posted Requirements as their principal work activity. It is recommended that you provide your work experience using statements that provide the following three components: ACTION/S you took, the CONTEXT in which you took that/those action/s, and the BENEFIT that was realized from that/those actions. Include specific reference to the impact you made in the positions you have held.

NOTE : If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you may email the documents to Germine Margosian at gmargosian@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (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 only. 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 using computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

L. A. County Public Library has announced they are reopening some libraries with limited hours access throughout L. A. County. Refer to their website at https://lacountylibrary.org/reopening/ for more information.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD :

All applicants must file their applications 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
(323) 914-6365

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE :
(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT :

Germine Margosian, Exam Analyst

(213) 288-7000
Gmargosian@dhs.lacounty.gov
Closing Date/Time:

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