Registered Nurse I - Corrections*

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Mar 16, 2023
Full Time CORRECTIONS Public Health
  • Salary: $87,817.60 - $99,361.60 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job


*Salary increases contingent upon assessed values for previous fiscal year.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Health Services Division employs professional staff with extensive skills providing healthcare to correctional patients of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and is recruiting for caring and compassionate Registered Nurses determined to make a positive difference in healthcare, one patient at a time. Experienced and entry level Registered Nurses excited about the specialty field of correctional healthcare are encouraged to apply. Correctional healthcare offers a safe environment and a wide variety of experiences with clinical opportunities to develop extensive nursing skills in the areas of assessment, routine, urgent, and emergent healthcare. Opportunities to work with specialty services include orthopedics, GI, dialysis, women's health, oncology, oral surgery, wound care, rehabilitation, ophthalmology, etc. Nurses passionate about professional healthcare and patient education improve the lives and functioning of this unique patient population. There are many patients with chronic conditions identified that benefit from disease management, medication administration and lifestyle changing education.

Apply today for an opportunity to join the proud legacy of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Health Services Division. To learn more about the position, salary and benefits review the Nurse's Unit and Per Diem Nurse's Unit Memoranda of Understanding.

CURRENT VACANCIES exist in the Sheriff's Department. The resulting eligibility list may be used to fill future vacancies in the Probation Department.

We are also accepting applications for Registered Nurse II - Corrections, which require a separate application.

*Official Title: Correctional Nurse I
For more detailed information, view the Correctional Nurse I job description.


The Sheriff's Health Services Division strives for excellence and professionalism, individually, and as a team. Extensive initial orientation and ongoing training is provided to entry level and experienced Registered Nurses to develop the clinical skills specific for correctional healthcare with post orientation mentoring. Correctional Registered Nurses work closely with Sheriff's custody staff as part of a team of partners in healthcare including physicians, dentists, specialists, mental health professionals, and support staff. The department offers a safe working environment, complimentary meals during working hours and an onsite gym.

Certification: Must possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support certification.
Shift: Must be available to work various 8-12 hour shifts on a 24 hour basis, which include day, night, swing, rotating, holidays and weekends. A shift differential of $2.25 per hour evening shift and $3.75 per hour night shift applies.
Background: Candidates must not have been convicted of a felony and must successfully pass an extensive background investigation which includes a fingerprint check and polygraph .
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; and carrying up to 10 pounds.
Working Conditions: Working conditions involve exposure to hazardous and infectious materials and communicable diseases.
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.
Promotion: Incumbents in the class of Correctional Nurse I are eligible for promotion to Correctional Nurse II upon meeting the minimum qualifications and upon receipt of a satisfactory work progress report . Employees must qualify for promotion to Correctional Nurse II within 12 months or be terminated. Interim Permit incumbents must successfully pass the NCLEX examination within six (6) months or may be terminated.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster: In compliance with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) COVID-19 vaccine requirements for health care workers in correctional facilities and detention centers, the County requires such employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19. Candidates will be required to submit proof of vaccination including the booster dose upon hire. A request for exemption from the vaccination and booster requirements may be submitted based on either religious belief or medical reasons. However, effective April 3, 2023, the vaccination and booster mandate will no longer be required.

Minimum Requirements

License: Must possess and maintain a current registered nurse Interim Permit or a license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.


Certification: Must possess a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification at the time of hire and maintain the certification.

No experience required

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of your qualifications based on a review of the application material and supplemental questionnaire. It is to your advantage to be complete and thorough in your responses, do not refer to a resume as they will not be reviewed , only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Department.

Application Procedure: Applications are reviewed weekly. The recruitment may close at any time once a sufficient number of qualified applications are received.

All communications regarding the selection process will be via e-mail. Applicants are encouraged to check their e-mail frequently to learn additional information regarding this recruitment. Check your Government Jobs account for notifications. Update your firewalls to allow e-mails from San Bernardino County through Update your Spam, Junk, and Bulk settings to ensure it will not spam/block/filter communications from e-mail addresses with the following domain "". Finally, be sure to keep your personal information updated. Taking these steps now will help ensure you receive all communications regarding this recruitment.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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