Salary: $78,143.28 - $113,839.92 Annually
REGISTERED NURSE I : $6,384.26 - $9,300.66 MONTHLY
RELIEF NURSE: $50.77- $53.60 HOURLY
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
FILING START DATE:10/21/2015 - UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
EXAM NUMBER: YELRN2
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
REBULLETIN INFORMATION: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO REOPEN THE FILING DATES AND ADD A SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY CONTACT THE EXAM ANALYST IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
These positions focus on applying recognized nursing principles/practices and developing nursing knowledge and skills while providing professional nursing care to patients in a variety of settings under close supervision, typically reporting to and frequently seeking consultation from higher level nurses. Incumbents to this position are responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating care as part of an interdisciplinary team and may provide direction to other paraprofessional staff and unlicensed assistive personnel. The scope of practice at this level demonstrates the application of basic assessment skills and adherence to patient privacy, confidentiality, and security guidelines.
The Registered Nurse I is a full-time position and Relief Nurse is a temporary position.
Essential Job Functions
Follows established policies and procedures within their scope of practice.
Complies with licensing and accreditation standards and other regulatory requirements.
Conducts self-assessment of performance and identifies own learning needs.
Consistently seeks assistance and feedback regarding patient and clinical practice issues.
Accepts personal accountability and demonstrates initiative in continuing to develop nursing knowledge and skills.
Communicates and collaborates effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team as needed.
Participates in patient care conferences, committee meetings, staff development, and education programs to increase or maintain professional competency.
Seeks experiences that reflect current clinical practice to achieve and enhance professional and clinical skills and competencies.
Remains up-to-date on current professional skills, trends, and issues.
Participates in performance improvement activities.
Maintains courteous and respectful relationships with patients, families, and co-workers.
Provides care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner.
Respects patient rights; adheres to and protects patient privacy, confidentiality, and security guidelines.
Completes and maintains accurate and legible documentation and records in a clear, concise, and timely manner.
Reports and may intervene in incidents involving patients, visitors, or employees.
Delegates, assigns, and/or supervises as needed the assigned work of others including Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), nursing attendants, technicians, clerical staff, and students.
An ongoing process which is continuous for the duration of the patient's stay.
Interviews patient and other individuals to collect information.
Observes physical condition including physically examining the patient.
Identifies economic, educational, and cultural barriers; patient values and beliefs; spiritual influences; and age specific and biophysical needs according to accepted standards of practice.
Reviews all available information, including medical records, patient history, and other documentation.
Documents all findings and observations.
Initiates reassessment of patients as necessary when a patient is currently or potentially at physiologic, psychological, and psychosocial risk.
Formulates nursing care plans upon assessment and in accordance with provider orders, procedures and/or protocols.
Prioritizes patient care needs and activities as a member of an interdisciplinary patient care team.
Modifies plans of patient care based on reassessment findings, specific patient care needs, and/or changes in interdisciplinary treatment plan.
Assists in discharge planning needs.
Provides individualized and specialized nursing care and administers medications and treatments to patients as prescribed.
Observes patient's response to interventions and treatments and monitors for side effects of medication administration.
Recognizes and responds to changes in patient status timely and appropriately. Intervenes when situations call for immediate action.
Communicates identified needs and patient responses to members of the interdisciplinary team.
Observes, evaluates, and communicates the effects of treatments and interventions.
Reassesses and revises plan of care in collaboration with other members of the health care team.
Communicates with patients and care givers regarding changes in patient care and treatment plans.
*1. A license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
**2. Current certification issued by the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program.
(Please see Special Requirement Information)
PHYSICAL CLASS III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
License and Certification Information
To compete in this examination process, applicants must have a license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing -OR- have a license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by a State Government Board of Registered Nursing, within the United States of America.
Applicants who have a license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by a State Government Board of Registered Nursing, within the United States of America, may compete in this examination. However, the names of such candidates will be withheld from the certification list pending receipt of the required license authorized by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Please ensure the License and Certification Section of the application is completed. Provide the title(s) of your required license(s), the number(s), date(s) of issue, date(s) of expiration and the name(s) of the issuing agency for the required license as specified in the Selection Requirements.
*The original license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing and BLS certification must be presented during the selection process and/or prior to appointment.
**Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their BLS certification to their application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the application filing date. Applications submitted without the required evidence of BLS certification will be rejected.
The required license and certification MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license or certification will NOT be accepted.
This exam will consist of a qualifying online unproctored Work Styles Assessment (WSA) written test covering deductive reasoning ability, professional potential, achievement, independence, influence, confidence and optimism, and reliability.
Applicants will receive instructions via email on when and how to log on and take the online unproctored written test. Applicants who do not pass the written test will be notified by mail. Scores cannot be given over the telephone.
WRITTEN TESTS ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
Applicants must meet the Selection Requirements and pass the qualifying written test in order to be placed on the Eligible Register.
TRANSFER OF SCORES
Applicants that have taken identical written test part(s) for other exams within the last 12 months, will have their written test responses for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination.
This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Your scores will be transferred to the new examination and may not be allowed to re-take any identical test parts for at least 12 months.
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/ . Please click on Job Info Center, then click on Employment Test Preparation.
You may also access test preparation materials for the computerized portion of the test by going to the website: http://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html . While these study guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review ALL related materials that you deem necessary.
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
The names of the candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be placed on the eligible register without indication of relative standing in the exam. Successful candidates will remain on the register for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.
No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
SELECTIVE CERTIFICATION in accordance with TITLE 5 - PERSONNEL, APPENDIX 1 (Civil Service Rule 11.03) of the Los Angeles County Code, selective certification may be used for some positions that require special skills and/or training. The following areas may require Selective Certification.
1. Adult Critical Care and Burn Unit
2. Emergency Room
3. Operating Room
Specific knowledge of the specialized functional areas may be the subject of the departmental hiring interview.
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION :
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
Apply online by clicking the "APPLY" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or recession of appointment.
Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
NOTE: If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you must email the Exam Analyst, Yolanda Ramos email@example.com 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER LANGUAGE:
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
Yolanda Ramos, Exam Analyst