DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
ORIGINAL FILING DATE:
MARCH 01, 2019 at 8:00 A.M. (PST) EXAM NUMBER:
Y5286A TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITYREBULLETIN INFORMATION:THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO REVISE THE SELECTION REQUIREMENTS. PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY THE LAST DAYOF FILING. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME, THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE AND NUMBER.DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES:
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest health system in the nation, providing compassionate, quality care through its integrated system of hospitals and community-based clinics. DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 22,000 staff and has an annual operating budget of $4.3 billion. DHS leads the county's effort to provide health services to the resident of Los Angeles County, of which approximately two million are uninsured. DHS hospitals also conduct post-graduate medical education through university affiliations for interns, residents and fellows to train the physician workforce for tomorrow.THE MISSION:
We're remaking the nation's largest county-run correctional health system with a focus on social justice medicine, compassionate whole-person care, community partnership and professional growth. Every day, we put our vision and our values into practice as we strive to strive to improve healthcare for uniquely underserved population.DEFINITION
Under general direction, administers an assigned nursing program or organizational unit with responsibility for planning, selecting, and/or devising the methods and procedures to be used and for directing nursing supervisors and/or other personnel in the accomplishment of designated goals.CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class have responsibility for performing the full range of technical and administrative supervisory functions for subordinate nursing supervisors and personnel. Nurse Managers are responsible for assisting in the planning, development and implementation of operational policies and procedures for nursing services. Such positions give direction through first line supervisory personnel and usually receive direction from nursing directorsand/or area health officers. Nurse Managers collaborate in departmental planning, problem solving, and decision making within the scope of their responsibility. Such positions require the application of advanced, broad-based knowledge of nursing practice and theory as well as advanced knowledge of techniques of supervision, management, and leadership as applied to specific nursing responsibilities.In certain assignments, incumbents may have 24 hour responsibility for a nursing program or organizational unit within a major health care or correctional facility. Such responsibilitiesmight include workload analysis and reporting, budget and service program planning, programimplementation and evaluation.
Essential Job Functions
- Develops, interprets and directs the implementation of nursing philosophy and objectives, departmental policies and procedures, and applies recognized standards of nursing care and practice.
- Participates in strategic planning for the organization and for nursing service.
- Plans, selects, and devises nursing operations, work methods, procedures, work flow and standards for quality and quantity of work, including staffing standards.
- Assigns, directs and reviews the work of subordinate supervisors and/or other nursing personnel.
- Prepares formal answers to, and recommends the adjustment of, grievances and disciplinary matters.
- Determines personnel, material, equipment, and facilities needed to accomplish program goals.
- Prepares budget for assigned area or program and is responsible for adherence to approved budget.
- Monitors and evaluates operations for compliance with licensure, accreditation and regulatory standards.
- Establishes, implements, and evaluates quality of care for assigned area or program.
- Serve as Clinical Nursing Director II* in his/her absence as required
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
To qualify, candidates must meet all of the following requirements:
1. A current active license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.*-AND-
2. A Bachelor's degree** in nursing or closely related health field***** from an accredited program.-AND-
3. Two years of experience at the level of a county nursing supervisor*** classification within the last five years. A Master's degree** in Nursing Administration from an accredited program may be substituted for one year of supervisory experience.-AND-
4. Current certification in accordance with the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program.****
(Please See Special Requirement Information)LICENSE(S) AND CERTIFICATE(S) REQUIRED:
A valid California Class C Driver's License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
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.*The required license and certification MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license or certificate will NOT be accepted.PHYSICAL CLASS II: Light
: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
**In order to meet the Selection Requirements, applicants must include a legible photocopy of your "official" diploma(s), "official" transcripts, or "official" letter(s) from an accredited institution which shows the area of specialization, at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing your application online
***Experience at the level of a County nurse supervisor includes assigning and reviewing the work of nursing staff, and evaluating employee performance. Oversees activities in an assigned patient care unit for a shift and performs professional nursing duties.****Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their BLS certification to their application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the application filing date. Applications submitted without the required evidence of BLS certification will be rejected.
*****Closely related health field is defined as:
- Nursing Administration
- Nursing Education
- Healthcare Management
- Public Health (for other than Public Health Nurses)
Accreditation Information: Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).
Applicants claiming experience in a state other than California must attach a copy of their registered nurse license from that state to the application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the application filing date. Applications submitted without the required evidence will be rejected.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT:
The examination will consist of:
An evaluation of experience and education based on application information weighted 100%.
Additional points will be awarded for additional nursing supervisor experience.CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
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 in the order of their score group. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible 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.SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.AVAILABLE SHIFT:
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacanciesthroughout the Department of Health Services, Correctional Health 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 green "APPLY" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or recession of appointment.
from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT
be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION
and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS
. 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, and description of work performed. 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, Hilary Hocking atHHocking@dhs.lacounty.govwithin fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online
. Please include the exam number and exam title.
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.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 orfriend's user ID and passwordmay erase a candidate's original application record.ADA COORDINATOR:
(323) 914-7111CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Hilary Hocking, Exam Analyst