• Los Angeles, California
  • May 18, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $78,143.28 - $113,839.92 Annually

Job Description

Open Competitive Job Opportunity


05/20/19 at 8:00 A.M. (PT)

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

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 residents 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.

Our mission is to ensure access to high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective health care to Los Angeles County residents through direct services at DHS facilities and through collaboration with community and university partners.
This class provides professional nursing careand servicesto patients in a variety of settings.
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.

May participate in approved clinical investigations or research studies in accordance with departmental policies.

May participate in product evaluation and product standardization activities.

May participate in organization-wide committees and projects.

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.

Reviewsall available information, including medicalrecords, 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.

Recognizes deviations from baseline and interprets subtle changes in a patient's condition.

Formulates nursing care plans based upon assessmentand in accordance with provider orders, procedures and/or protocols.

Identifies nursing care objectives.

Prioritizes patient care needs and activities as a member of an interdisciplinary patient care team.

Coordinatespatient carein collaborationwith other interdisciplinary patient careteam members.

Establishes patient goals and treatment plans.

Modifies plans ofpatient care based on reassessment findings, specific patient care needs,and/or changes in interdisciplinary treatment plan.

Assists in discharge planning needs.

Identifies appropriate tools and/or teaching methods for patient/family education.

Providesindividualized and specializednursing 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.

Recognizesand responds to changesin patient status timely and appropriately.Intervenes when situations call for immediate action.

Communicates identified needsand patient responsesto members of the interdisciplinary team.

Observes, evaluates, and communicatesthe 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.


3. A fully executed Michael D. Antonovich Registered Nurse Service Scholarship Agreement processed through the DHS Contract and Grants Division, reflecting that you are a recipient of the grant.

A current active license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Please ensure the License and Certification Section of the required license(s), the number(s), date(s) of issue, dte(s) of expiration and the name(s) of the issuing agency for the required license as specified in the Selection Requirements. The required license(s) and certification(s) MUST be current/active, and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary, or restricted license or certification will NOT be accepted.

The required license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs, California Board of Registered Nursing will be verified at the following website:

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.

Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of the fully executed copy of the Registered Nurse Service Scholarship Agreement processed through the DHS Contract and Grants Division at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing. Applications submitted without the required evidence of the scholarship contract documentation will be rejected.

A valid California Class C Drivers License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

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.

Additional Information
This examination will consist of a structured interview which will evaluate Job Preparation and Knowledge of Position, Interpersonal/Oral Communication, Work Skills, Adaptability and Dependability, and Analytical and Decision-Making Ability, weighted at 100%.

Candidates must meet the selection requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

A person that passes or fails the interview may not complete this examination more than once every twelve (12) months. If you have applied and did not meet the minimum qualifications, you may reapply 30 days from the submission date of the rejected application.

Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

The resulting eligible registered from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

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., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking the "APPLY" green button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS. Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely to receive full credit for related education and/or experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. Please do not group your experience, for each position held, give the name and address of your employer, your position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worded per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

  • Please note that All information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION. We may reject your application at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment is made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Comments such as "SEE RESUME" or "SEE APPLICATION" will not be considered as a response; in doing so, your application will be REJECTED.
  • It is recommended that you provide your work experience using statements that provide the following three elements: ACTION you took, the CONTEXT in which you took that action, and the BENEFIT
  • that was realized from your action. Include specific reference to the impact you made in the positions you have held.
NOTE : If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you must email the documents to the Exam Analyst, Teresa Ruocco at within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. Please include your full name, examination number and examination title in the subject of your email.

Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

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.

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 individual 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 .

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.

(323) 914-7111

(800) 899-4099

(800) 735-2922

Teresa Ruocco, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-8248

Closing Date/Time: