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Registered Nurse II - Wound Care - Regular and Per Diem

Ventura, CA

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COUNTY OF VENTURA - HEALTH CARE AGENCY

Salary Information

$89,011.23 - $106,444.92 / year

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Position Description

Under direction, is responsible for providing professional direct or indirect nursing care to
patients.
Distinguishing Characteristics:
The Registered Nurse II class is the experienced level in the field of Registered Nursing and
performs the full range of professional nursing duties. Employees in this class make
independent nursing judgments while following orders of physicians or supervisory nursing
staff and working within established nursing procedures for their assigned program. Nursing
practice at this level demonstrates the application of intermediate assessment skills;
independent judgment and action; and adherence to patient privacy, confidentiality, and
security guidelines. Incumbents are expected to work at the full scope of their licensure
providing clinical care with a decreasing amount of supervision commensurate with their
experience.
What we offer:
New Hire Incentive - New hires may be eligible for a one-time New Hire Incentive of
up to 7,000.00.
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. One of the five
certifications may be paid at $2.00 per hour for a National Certification. List provided in
the MOA, Exhibit 10 (please see attached list). CNA_Regular_Unit_Amendment_#5
(Download PDF reader)
Evening Shift Differential - 7.5%
Night Shift Differential – 15%
Weekend Shift Differential - $2.00 per hour
Continuous County Service Incentive Pay: 1% for 7 years, 1.25% for 12 years and
1.5% for 17 years
Preceptor Pay – $2.50 per hour

House Supervisor Pay - $4.00 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 straight time base hourly rate
Overtime is 2 times base pay straight time base hourly rate
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.
To learn more about the benefits, please follow the link:
http://vcportal.ventura.org/CEO/HR/MOA/docs/CNA_MOA_2020-2023_rev.pdf
DEPARTMENT/AGENCY: Health Care Agency - Ventura County Medical Center - Quality
Assurance
Registered Nurse II is represented by the California Nurses Association (CNA) and is eligible
for overtime compensation.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future
Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancies. There
is currently one (1) Regular vacancy.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
OPENING DATE: 7/11/22
CLOSING DATE: 10/12/22 at 5:00 p.m.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Uses the full scope of the Nurse Practice Act to assess, plan, organize, and provide
nursing care to assigned patients;
Follows prescribed doctors' orders concerning treatments and medications;
Documents patient treatment and dispensing; makes patient observations; records and
reports on all pertinent information, including changes in patient condition and general
progress;
Provides follow-through on judgment within the scope of accepted nursing practice;
Assists doctors in examination and treatment;
Provides unit organization and is responsible for completion of all delegated and
indicated nursing duties by the end of the assigned shift;
Assists in training, supervision and evaluation of new and ancillary personnel;
Maintains current knowledge of nursing care developments and therapeutic measures;
attends department in-services and staff development programs;
In Ambulatory Medicine areas, provides physician assistance and patient care as
indicated and required;
May participate in quality and performance improvement/utilization review or other nondirect patient care nursing assignments;
Assesses and implements treatment plans for Wound care;
Places and assists in maintaining Vascular Access devices;
Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to provide current treatment modalities, and
discharge planning;
Provides ongoing education to patients re: wound prevention, care and treatment, and
central line care and maintenance;
Provides resource education to staff on vascular access devices and wound care
prevention and management;
Maintains and improves knowledge level related to wound care and vascular access
devices; and

Performs other related duties as required.
TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS
These are entrance requirements to the exam process and assure neither continuance in the
process nor placement on an eligible list.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE
Requires six (6) months of recent full-time acute care and bedside registered nursing
experience in an acute hospital or equivalent setting, or completion of the Ventura County
Medical Center competency requirements* as evaluated and approved by the Chief Nursing
Executive.
*These competency requirements are in conformance with the California Board of Registered
Nurses nursing requirements.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Must possess and maintain a current, valid license as a Registered Nurse
Must possess a current, valid Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification
Successful completion of the Health Care Agency Pharmacology examination within
three (3) months of employment is mandatory for assignments within the Health Care
Agency
Completion of PICC Certification and Training within 6 months of hire
Wound/Ostomy Care Certification completed within 6 months to one (1) year of hire
Must have a current, valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification within 6
months of hire
DESIRED
Wound/Ostomy care experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of: the theory, techniques, and practices of professional nursing;
medical terminology and hospital routine and equipment; and medicines and narcotics.
Working ability to: plan and organize nursing care; train and supervise non-professional staff;
establish and maintain the confidence of patients and staff; maintain confidentiality of
patient/client information; work effectively in different healthcare and/or hospital departments
or shifts as required; establish and maintain effective interpersonal relations with other staff
members, patients, and their families; communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
RECRUITMENT PROCESS
FINAL FILING DATE: Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human
Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs. 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.
APPLICATION EVALUATION – pass/fail: An application evaluation will be conducted to
determine whether or not each applicant possesses the required licensure, certification, and
experience for this recruitment. Those candidates who meet the requirements will be placed
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 may be required for this position.
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Nathan Wood by e-mail at
nathan.wood @ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 677-5232. 


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