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Ventura County Registered Nurse-Public Health / Per Diem Registered Nurse-Public Health I/II/III in Ventura, California

Registered Nurse-Public Health / Per Diem Registered Nurse-Public Health I/II/III

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Registered Nurse-Public Health / Per Diem Registered Nurse-Public Health I/II/III

Salary

$65,071.80 - $129,765.82 Annually

Location

Ventura and may require travel throughout Ventura County, CA

Job Type

Various

Department

Health Care Agency

Job Number

0300HCA-20AA (SM)

Closing

Continuous

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Description

This is a multi-level recruitment for Registered Nurse-Public Health Regular (benefited) and Per Diem Public Health Nurse I/II/III (non-benefited). Under direct supervision, these positions provide professional public health nursing practices in a variety of community settings; promote health and wellness through education, referral, advocacy, primary care, case management, coordination of services, and case-findings.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Registered Nurse-Public Health performs the full range of professional public health nursing duties. Incumbents are expected to work at the full scope of their licensure with a decreasing amount of supervision commensurate with their experience. This class differs from the Senior Registered Nurse-Public Health in that the latter is considered the advanced journey level in the series and may require specialized training and/or clinical supervision of staff.

APPROXIMATE SALARIES

Effective 1/26/20, 1.5% General Salary Increase (GSI) for Per Diem Nurses:

Per Diem Public Health Nurse I: $31.28 (Previous: $30.82 per hour)

Per Diem Public Health Nurse II: $37.07 - $48.93 (Previous: $36.52 - $48.20 per hour)

Per Diem Public Health Nurse III: $48.93 - $62.38 (Previous: $48.20 - $61.46 per hour)

Registered Nurse-Public Health: $37.88 - $46.58 per hour

What We Offer

The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, subject to eligibility requirements, that includes:

  • Educational Incentive for completion of: 2.5% for an Associate's degree, 3.5% for a Bachelor's degree, or 5% for a Master's degree.

  • Certification Pay: $0.813 per hour based on scheduled work week hours for each qualified certification up to a maximum of five (5) certifications.

  • Evening Shift Differential - 7.5%

  • Night Shift Differential – 15%

  • Weekend Shift Differential - $1.50 per hour

  • Continuous County Service Incentive Pay: 1% for 7 years, 1.25% for 12 years and 1.5% for 17 years

  • Preceptor Pay – $1.00 per hour

  • House Supervisor Pay - $3.00 per hour

  • Charge Nurse Premium Pay - $1.50 per hour

  • Float Nurse Premium Pay - $2.50 per hour

  • In-House Registry Pay:

  • Non-overtime is 1.75 times base pay

  • Overtime is 2 times base pay

  • Standby Premium Pay – ¼ of regular hourly wage or Federal minimum wage (whichever is greater)

  • Flexible Credit Allowance: Biweekly contribution towards medical, dental, and/or vision insurance from authorized plans.

  • Pension Plan: Participation in the County's defined benefit plan.

DEPARTMENT/AGENCY: Health Care Agency - Public Health

Registered Nurse-Public Health and Per Diem Public Health Nurse I/II/III are represented by the California Nurses' Association (CNA) and are eligible for overtime compensation. Salary placement will be determined according to the current CNA memorandum of agreement.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Regular or Per Diem vacancies within the Ventura County Health Care Agency Public Health Department. There is currently one (1) vacancy.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

OPENING DATE: January 13, 2020

CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides public health nursing services in a variety of settings, such as homes, clinics, programs and the community;

  • Performs health assessments and intervention plans for population groups and geographical areas;

  • Identifies and evaluates both systems and individuals, medical, psychosocial and socio-economic barriers to optimal health and well-being and takes the appropriate steps to mitigate their impact;

  • Collaborates with other agencies and community-based organizations on behalf of individual, family and community health promotion;

  • Recognizes multicultural practices and beliefs, and their impact on health behaviors;

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates nursing care plans based on identified individual, family or community needs, strengths, and availability of resources;

  • Refers individuals and families to community partners based on identified bio-psychosocial needs;

  • Responds to public health emergencies and disasters as needed, utilizing the nursing skills authorized under their professional scope of practice; and

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications

These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE:

Registered Nurse-Public Health Nurse

  • Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN)

  • Completion of a Public Health Nursing (PHN) program which meets the California Board of Registered Nursing requirements for certification as a Public Health Nurse

Per Diem Public Health Nurse I

  • Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN)

  • Completion of a Public Health Nursing (PHN) program which meets the California Board of Registered Nursing requirements for certification as a Public Health Nurse

  • No prior Public Health experience is required

Per Diem Public Health Nurse II

  • Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN)

  • Completion of a Public Health Nursing (PHN) program which meets the California Board of Registered Nursing requirements for certification as a Public Health Nurse

  • A minimum of six (6) months of public health nursing experience in a Public Health Department

Per Diem Public Health Nurse III

  • Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN)

  • Completion of a Public Health Nursing (PHN) program which meets the California Board of Registered Nursing requirements for certification as a Public Health Nurse

  • Three (3) years of experience as a registered nurse with at least one (1) year as a Public Health Nurse in a public health setting

  • A Master's Degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience in nursing

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL LEVELS:

  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California

  • Must have a current, valid Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification by the first day of employment

  • Depending upon the area of assignment, additional specialty experience and/or certification(s) may be required

DESIRED:

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of: public health nursing theory and practices; basic nursing skills; and community resources as they relate to public health nursing.

Ability to: exercise independent judgment and plan, organize and carry out public health nursing activities; assist individuals and families with satisfactory solution of health problems; maintain nursing documentation and records; maintain confidentiality of patient/client information; operate/utilize specialized nursing equipment, tools and supplies relevant to the position; operate standard office equipment; utilize various software programs relevant to the position; analyze situations accurately and take effective actions; operate a motor vehicle; establish and maintain effective interpersonal relations with individuals, families and agencies; communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Recruitment Process

FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/hr. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here for additional information.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE – qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this exam AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the exam process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration.

APPLICATION EVALUATION – 100%: An application evaluation will be conducted. A score will be assigned to each application based on established criteria. Such score will be considered as the final score for placement on the eligible list.

Applicants successfully completing the exam process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information and driving record is required for this position.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Sam Maynard by e-mail at sam.maynard@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 677-5323.

YOUR BENEFITS AS A COUNTY OF VENTURA EMPLOYEE

California Nurses Association

(CNA)

In addition to your annual salary, the County of Ventura offers you an extensive benefits package, including:

FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PROGRAM: You allocate the County's non-taxable biweekly contribution among several benefit options. Employees regularly scheduled to work 60 hours or more biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $397.00. Employees regularly scheduled to work 40–59 hours biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $278.00.

Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. Current premium amounts can be found on the Benefits website (http://ceo.countyofventura.org/benefits). Flexible Spending Accounts which increase your spending power by reimbursing you with pre-taxed dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses. Pre-tax Salary Reduction available if the costs for the benefit options you select exceed the County's contribution. This saves you taxes by lowering your taxable income. Cash added to your taxable biweekly pay, depending on the selection you have made.

EMPLOYEE HEALTH SERVICES CLINIC: Available to you for treatment of minor illness or injury.

10 PAID HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and one floating holiday. Holiday time is pro-rated for permanent part-time employees.

ANNUAL LEAVE: 20 working days per year (in lieu of vacation and sick leave), increasing in increments to 30 days after 15 years of service. You may redeem a portion of the accrual annually. You will be paid the value of your accrued credits upon retirement or termination. Earned annual leave hours are pro-rated for permanent part-time employees.

EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: The County may provide up to a 5% incentive pay for educational attainment if not specifically required by your job. You may only receive one form of incentive pay or premium pay and will receive that which provides the greatest incentive

TEXTBOOK AND TUITION: When courses have been satisfactorily completed, the County will reimburse you to a maximum of $600 for lower division courses, and $900 for upper division and graduate level courses, per fiscal year for tuition and books for off-duty, job-related courses. This benefit is prorated for permanent part-time employees.

MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT: If required to use your personal vehicle on County business, you will receive mileage reimbursement at the standard rate established by the IRS for each mile driven.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAM: You may elect to contribute to one or both of the County's deferred compensation plans (established under Internal Revenue Code Sections 401(k) and 457). If you participate in the County sponsored 401(k) plan, the County will match a part of your contribution up to 1.5% of your salary, on a pay period basis if you contribute at least 1.5%. You must be regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours each pay period to be eligible to participate in these plans. These plans enable you to build long-term savings while deferring current federal and state income taxes. In addition to pre-tax contributions, you are also able to make after-tax contributions through the Roth option available in the 457 plan.

RETIREMENT/SOCIAL SECURITY: Both the County and you contribute to the Ventura County Employees' Retirement Association (VCERA) and Social Security. VCERA is a defined-benefit pension plan that provides a lifetime retirement benefit after being vested and meeting eligibility requirements. Benefits vest after 5 years. Employees hired to work less than 64 hours biweekly participate in a Safe Harbor retirement plan in lieu of VCERA and Social Security.

https://Retirement FAQs

LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE PLAN: If your regular work schedule is 60 hours or more biweekly and you are an Annual Leave Program participant, the County provides you with a disability plan which provides benefits for up to 2 years for a disabling illness, or 5 years for disabling injury, in an amount of 60% of base salary. Limitations and exceptions are outlined in the policy.

OPTIONAL WAGE SUPPLEMENT PLAN: You may purchase short-term disability coverage in weekly benefit amounts of $45 or $80. You must be regularly scheduled to work 40 hours or more each pay period to participate, and must enroll within 90 days of employment.

STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE (SDI): This program provides weekly benefits in the event of short term disability. Premiums are automatically deducted from your pay.

DEATH BENEFIT: Your department will provide a $1,000 death benefit payable to your designated beneficiary in the event of your death if you are enrolled in the Flexible Benefit Program.

OPTIONAL GROUP LIFE INSURANCE: If you are a regular County employee with a regular work schedule of at least 40 hours per pay period you may purchase term life insurance coverage for either $10,000 or one times your annual base salary, without evidence of insurability, if you enroll within your first 90 days of eligibility. You may also be eligible to purchase term life insurance at group rates for two or three times your annual salary, subject to evidence of insurability. Dependents life insurance is also available for employees who purchase optional life insurance coverage.

OTHER BENEFITS: The County also offers an Employee Assistance Program, a Wellness Program, and a Work/Family Program which includes child care and elder care referrals.

This Summary is informational only, and cannot modify or affect your benefits in any way, nor shall you accrue any rights because of a statement or omission from this Summary. Please refer to Plan Brochures and Memorandum of Agreement for details. Documents are available in your department.

Link to CNA Memorandum of Agreement 2018-2020

Union Code: NCN

01

Do you possess a current, valid Registered Nurse license issued by the Board of Registered Nurses?

NOTE: Your license number MUST be entered in the "Professional License/Certification" section in your application.

  • Yes

  • No

02

Do you possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN)?

NOTE: This information must be included in the Education section in your application.

NOTE: You may also attach an official transcript to this application.

  • Yes

  • No

03

Do you possess a current, valid Public Health Nurse (PHN) Certification issued by the State of California? Your PHN certification number MUST be listed in the Certificates and Licenses Section on your application.

NOTE: Pending PHN Certifications are not considered current.

  • Yes

  • No

04

Are you willing and able to provide a valid California driver license issued by the State of California at the date of hire, and maintain it as a condition of employment?

  • Yes

  • No

05

Are you willing and able to provide a valid California driver license issued by the State of California at the date of hire, and maintain it as a condition of employment?

06

Describe your Full-Time experience in public health nursing. Full-Time is considered 40 hours. Any hours worked less than 40 must be prorated. Please include the following in your response:

  • Name of employer(s)

  • Dates of employment reflected as MM/YYYY to MM/YYYY or Present

  • Number of hours worked per week

  • Position title

  • Types of public health programs you've worked in

  • Specific public health nursing duties you performed

NOTE: Do not copy and paste a previous response to another question. Do not refer to an attached document.

NOTE: This experience must be included in the Work History section on your application.

If you do not have this experience state, "No experience."

07

Are you Bilingual in Spanish/English?

  • Yes

  • No

08

What type(s) of Registered Nurse-Public Health position are you willing and able to work in? Check all that apply.

  • Registered Nurse-Public Health

  • Per Diem Public Health Nurse I

  • Per Diem Public Health Nurse II

  • Per Diem Public Health Nurse III

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Agency

Ventura County

Address

800 S. Victoria Avenue

LOC. #1970

Ventura, California, 93009

Phone

(805) 654-5129

Website

http://hr.ventura.org

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