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Senior Registered Nurse - QAPI

Ventura, CA


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Positions Available

Full Time

Salary Information

$97,521.97 - $116,604.47 / year

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Position Description

Under general direction and following established medically-approved policies and procedures, implements specialized skilled nursing processes pertinent to quality management, patient safety, and performance improvement in designated hospital units of Ventura County Medical Center.

  • What We Offer 
    The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, subject to eligibility requirements, that includes:
    • 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.
    • 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 below:
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Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Senior Registered Nurse-Hospital is distinguished from other staff nursing classifications in that incumbents demonstrate advanced competency skills reflecting specialized knowledge specific to the assigned hospital unit; participate in performance improvement processes; and provide technical direction. Incumbents are expected to work at the full scope of their licensure/specialty area with a decreasing amount of supervision commensurate with their experience.

PAYROLL TITLE:  Senior Registered Nurse - Hospital

AGENCY/DEPARTMENT:  Health Care Agency – Ventura County Medical Center
Sr. Registered Nurse-Hospital is represented by the California Nurses' Association (CNA) and is eligible for overtime compensation.

NOTE: Salary placement will be determined according to the current CNA memorandum of agreement.

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 for this position only. There is currently one vacancy at Ventura County Medical Center.

OPENING DATE:  10/14/2022                      
CLOSING DATE:  11/14/2022 at 5:00 PM

For further information please follow the link below:

Examples Of Duties

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Administers basic and advanced competency nursing care in accordance with VCMC/SPH policies and procedures and Patient Bill of Rights;
  • Performs clinical abstraction for specific patient population/diagnosis group;
  • Conducts clinical medical records reviews as related to performance improvement and patient safety;
  • Assists with quality management studies through data collection, data input and report development;
  • Assists with the coordination, design, development, implementation and evaluation of quality improvement activities as assigned;
  • Assists with licensing and certification surveys/visits and related work as assigned;
  • Participates in performance improvement and patient safety committee meetings as required
  • Attends and participates in committees as a QAPI representative, as assigned;
  • As assigned, conducts rounds to monitor regulatory compliance and patient safety;
  • Develops monitoring tools for the purpose of data collection and quality improvement;
  • Organizes and coordinates project planning, group process facilitation, training, and appropriate follow-up;
  • Analyzes, interprets and provides recommendations based on quality principles;
  • Utilizes the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Model for Improvement when conducting small tests of change;
  • Integrates quality improvement and performance improvement activities throughout the organization through education and promotion; 
  • Develops, implements and documents performance improvement processes in collaboration with identified groups; 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.

Requires two (2) years of full-time professional registered nursing experience including two (2) years of full-time experience in Quality Improvement. 


  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California
  • Must possess a current, valid Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification

This position may be subject to State Health Officer Orders regarding vaccine verification and/or testing. These requirements are a condition of employment. Depending on assignment and work location(s), successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination and/or booster against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing and/or master’s degree is strongly preferred.
  • Experience leading a multidisciplinary team towards improved outcomes, utilizing evidence-based quality management and reporting tools to enhance operations.
  • Experience preparing clear, concise, and comprehensive technical reports.
  • At least one (1) year of experience in a quality, informatics, utilization review, compliance or related position.
  • CPHQ certification.  If not possessed at hire, should be achieved within 3 years.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge of: the principles, practices, and techniques used in advanced nursing care of specialized units; principles and practices of quality management; Federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, policies, processes, and mandated procedures pertinent to performance improvement and quality management.
Working knowledge of: performance improvement processes, hospital based/nursing committee practices, and patient and staff education methods.
Working ability to: provide direction to others; self-direct continuing education needs, provide a positive role model and public image; work proficiently in emergency and/or stressful situations; maintain confidentiality of patient/client information; effectively establish and maintain working relationships with medical staff, co-workers, patients and the public; and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  

Recruitment Process

FINAL FILING DATE: Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2022.

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials. Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Loc. # 1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

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.  

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.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE – qualifying:  All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire will result in the application being removed from consideration.
APPLICATION EVALUATION - Pass/Fail:  An application evaluation will be conducted to determine whether or not each applicant possesses the required licensure and certification for this recruitment.  Those candidates who do will be placed on the eligible list.
Candidates successfully completing the examination 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 more information about this recruitment, please contact Tamara Madueno by e-mail at Anna.Ford or by telephone at (805) 677-5153. 

The County of Ventura is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.  

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