Registered Nurse I (County Promotional)

  • Colton, California
  • Aug 06, 2023
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $84,864.00 - $97,281.60 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

This recruitment is only open to current San Bernardino County, Fire Department, or Special Districts employees who hold a regular, contract, extra-help, recurrent, Public Service Employee, Work Experience Program (WEX) or intern position. Former PSE, WEX, or interns are eligible to apply up to 3 months from the end of their assignment.

Your County employment must be clearly listed in your work history.

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center is now hiring for Registered Nurse I. This entry-level position is designed to prepare new nurses (nurses with less than one (1) year of RN experience) for their transition into the professional nursing role. The track is designed to facilitate the acquisition of technical and clinical skills needed for the role of the professional nurse in the areas of Medical-Surgical/Telemetry, Critical Care, NICU, Emergency, Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Operating Room, and Behavioral Health.

This position is targeted ONLY for those with less than one (1) year of RN experience . If you have more than one year of RN experience, please visit to apply to other nursing opportunities offered at San Bernardino County!

*Official title: Registered Nurse I - ARMC
For more information, refer to the Registered Nurse I - ARMC job description.

Two Excellent Benefits Packages to Choose From!

As an alternative to the traditional benefits package, you may also be eligible to elect the Modified Benefit Option (MBO) that provides an increased base rate of pay ($2/hour above the base rate of pay) with modified benefits. For more detailed information on the MBO for the California Nurses Association Group, refer to the MBO - CNA BbOU - Benefits Summary Guide .

Click below for more information on the benefits offered at San Bernardino County!



Located on a beautiful 70-acre campus in Colton, California (50 miles east of Los Angeles), Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is a state-of-the-art, public/nonprofit, 456-bed, university affiliated teaching hospital licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health and accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospital houses a regional burn center serving four counties (San Bernardino, Riverside, Mono and Inyo), a comprehensive stroke center, level I trauma center and a freestanding in-patient behavioral health center. Additionally, ARMC operates five community-based, primary care clinics and over 40 specialty care outpatient services. ARMC is the primary teaching hospital for the adjacently located California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM), the Inland Empire's newest medical school.

To find out more about Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, please visit:


1. ARMC is a twenty-four hour facility; applicants must be available to work all shifts, weekends, and holidays. Shift differentials are provided.
2. Requires lifting of up to 100 pounds with assistance, and carrying of up to 50 pounds.
3. The work environment may involve exposure to assaultive and combative patients.
4. Applicants selected for these positions must pass a background investigation and verification of employment history and education.
5. Registered Nurse I - ARMC must be promoted to journey-level classification upon successful completion of the trainee period (e.g., preceptorship, orientation, and/or certification, as applicable). Refer to the MOU for additional information.
6. License/Certifications: Applicants chosen for this position must possess a valid Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support (BLS) certification at the time of hire . A valid CA Registered Nurse License and ALL additional certifications required by unit must be maintained throughout employment.

Vaccination Requirement: Per the December 24, 2021 updated CA State Public Health Officer Order, all workers who provide services or work in facilities described in subdivision (a) of the order, including clinics and doctor offices, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. In addition, CDPH Public Health Officer Orders updated on February 22, 2022 requires all workers in health care settings currently eligible for boosters, who provide services or work in the impacted facilities must be "fully vaccinated and boosted" for COVID-19 by March 1, 2022. Workers may be exempt from the vaccination requirements under section (1). View the full order here:

The entire All Facilities Letter notifying of updates to the Public Health Order is available at the following link: AFL 21-34.3 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Requirement for Healthcare Personnel (HCP) .

Vaccination Exemptions: Upon hire, candidates will be required to submit proof of vaccination including the booster dose or request an exemption from the vaccination and booster requirements based on either religious belief or medical reasons.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must possess ALL of the following:

Must possess and maintain Registered Nurse licensure with the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

Certification: Must possess and maintain current Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Note: License number and expiration date must be listed on the application to be eligible.

Note: Registered Nurse I - ARMC must be promoted to journey-level classification upon successful completion of the trainee period (e.g., preceptorship, orientation, and/or certification, as applicable). Refer to the MOU for additional information.

Desired Qualifications

Candidates possessing a Bachelor's degree in Nursing are desired.

Selection Process

Application Procedure : Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed on a regular basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in your Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire. The most highly qualified candidates, based on the evaluation results, will be referred for an interview. Be sure to include in your application and supplemental questions your experience in meeting the minimum requirements.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. 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.

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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

Colton, California United States View Map