Supervising Comprehensive Care Nurse - Juvenile Health Services

  • Orange County, CA
  • , California
  • Feb 01, 2023
Full Time Probation Public Health
  • Salary: $112,299.20 - $151,424.00 Annually USD

Job Description


Juvenile Health Services (JHS)

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

Premium Pay
In addition to the hourly salary, eligible applicants may receive premium pay for the items listed below:
  • Bilingual pay: Qualified employees who meet the criteria found here ( page 19 ) shall receive an additional seventy $0.70 cents per hour for all hours paid.
  • Night Shift Differential pay: Employees assigned to a night shift shall be paid a night shift differential for each hour actually worked on the assigned night shift. Pay rate is determined by assigned shift hours found here (page 17).
  • Nurse Hiring Incentive: Upon completion of new employee probation, eligible employees shall receive a one-time lump sum incentive of $1,000, within 2 pay periods.
  • Nurse Retention: Upon completion of 10,400 service hours (approximately 5 years of service) in a Nurse classification, you will receive 3% of your annual base salary as a one-time lump sum payment.
  • Jail Supplement pay: An employee in this classification who is assigned to work in an
  • adult or juvenile correctional or institutional facility shall receive an additional $0.75 cents per hour for all paid hours.
  • Call-Back pay: An employee in this classification who returns to work because of an agency/department request shall be eligible for Call-Back pay as detailed here (page 18).

Other Additional Premium Pays

This position is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply right away.

This recruitment will establish an Open eligible list. This list will be used to fill current and future Supervising Comprehensive Care Nurse positions within the Health Care Agency. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications.

The Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family, and community health. Under the leadership of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of seven service areas - Administrative and Financial, Strategy and Special Projects, Mental Health and Recovery Services, Correctional Health, Director's Office, Medical Health and Public Health - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.

The Correctional Health Services (CHS), Juvenile Health Services (JHS) program has two clinics--Juvenile Hall Health Clinic and Orangewood Children and Family Center Health Clinic. JHS provides medical, dental, nursing, and pharmaceutical services at a community standard of care for youth who reside in the County's four residential facilities operated by Probation and Social Services Agency Departments and contracts with hospitals for inpatient and specialty care.

The Supervising Comprehensive Care Nurse (CCN) is responsible for basic and emergency services for approximately 250 youth per day, and over 3000 youth per year.

Responsibilities of the Supervising CCN will include but are not limited to:
  • Overseeing routine and emergency nursing services provided to patients on a 24-hour basis and ensuring services are rendered according to established nursing protocols, agency policies, procedures and guidelines and the HCA Code of Conduct
  • Supervising, mentoring and serving as a resource/guide to the Senior CCNs
  • Identifying staff needs and helping develop and improve staff skills to maintain and meet nursing competencies
  • Maintaining current knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures which govern CHS operations, including Title 15 and Title 22 mandates
  • Working collaboratively with Human Resource Services for training, performance evaluations, addressing performance issues, hiring, and retention of nursing staff
  • Serving as a liaison between various entities that work with CHS
  • May perform other job-related duties as needed
The ideal candidate will have four (4) or more years of experience working in a correctional and/or emergency shelter care type setting, and two (2) or more years of experience supervising clinical and/or nursing staff.

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following:

Professional & Technical Expertise | Safety Focus | Using Technology
  • Making sound decisions/judgment or taking effective actions to prevent any injury/loss of life, financial loss for the County and/or personally and any public relations issues
  • Completing and performing clinical risk assessment related to danger to self, danger to others or grave disability (i.e., 5150, 5250, etc.)
  • Identifying inefficiencies in the nursing unit such as those involving medical supplies and medications
  • Reducing correctional-related liability and risks by being compliant with Federal and State laws and mandated standards
  • Being alert and aware of any environmental hazards, personal safety, and security while providing care and/or treatment to medical and mental health clients
  • Having the ability to testify competently if subpoenaed by court
  • Researching and seeking information about quality improvement in nursing services from relevant correctional and regulatory sources
  • Using technology and other healthcare related systems effectively
Leadership | Coaching & Developing Others
  • Teaching nursing staff to provide patient-centered care with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of youth housed in these settings
  • Promoting a high morale culture by valuing nursing staff and their contributions
  • Acting as an effective role model, coach and resource to all nursing staff
  • Supervising and directing nursing staff in carrying out and prioritizing essential nursing functions to achieve quality patient outcomes and CHS Program goals
  • Collaborating with Human Resource Services to address employee performance
  • Reaching out to nursing staff and actively listening to comments, concerns and questions to improve team performance
Written & Oral Communication Skills
  • Working and communicating effectively with various levels of an organization
  • Presenting written and verbal correspondence, reports and materials in a clear manner, with correct and comprehensible terms
  • Facilitating meetings to achieve consensus and foster cooperation
  • Preparing and writing business correspondence
Adaptability | Handling Stress
  • Being flexible and working effectively in a fast paced, changing and stressful environment
  • Prioritizing multiple tasks and adjusting as necessary
  • Developing resiliency by maintaining energy, tenacity, and continuously providing compassionate care to fulfill correctional nursing responsibilities
  • Applicants must NOT have felony convictions or be on any form of probation
  • Must be able to pass and maintain background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Probation Department. Background screening includes: completing a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services (N.A.C.E.S.)
  • The JHS Facilities are a 24-hour, 7 day a week locked facility, incumbents must be able to work and provide on-call coverage on weekends, evenings or night shift and holidays
For detailed information on Supervising Comprehensive Care Nurse minimum qualifications, including Physical and Mental Requirements, Environmental and Working Conditions, click here.

Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all applications to identify the qualified applicants for the position based on the minimum and desirable knowledge, skills and abilities. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the process.

Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer)
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) | Application Rating (Weighted 100%)
A panel of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate the application and supplemental questions for job knowledge, competencies and related experience described above.

Based on the County's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection process.

Eligible List: Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Please see below for important information regarding COVID 19 related requirements.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and laws, regulations, and policies regarding COVID-19 are subject to change. The County of Orange is required to comply with all applicable State or County Public Health Orders, some of which require vaccination and boosting as follows:
  • Workers, who provide services in certain Health Care Facilities or in a correctional facility or detention center where health care is provided, will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and boosted in accordance with applicable state orders . (Workers may be exempt from this requirement based on religious beliefs or a qualifying medical reason)
  • In addition, depending on assignment and COVID-19 Community Level, workers in certain high-risk settings may be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
The position for which you are applying may be required to adhere to any applicable State or County Public Health Orders. You will receive notification of any requirement as it applies to a position.

Email Notification
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NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Laura Katsis at (714) 834-6724 or

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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