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Licensed Vocational Nurse-CHS Part-Time

(Correctional Health Services)
Recruitment #1109-RH2001-TM

Approximate Salary:$18.65 - $22.66/hour
Closing Date:3/9/2010 11:59:00 PM
Employment Type: Part-Time
Analyst: Holly Trieu

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INTRODUCTION

AMENDED ANNOUNCEMENT

This examination is being given to part time vacancies as they occur at San Joaquin County Correctional Health Facility and to establish eligible list to fill future vacancies.

Supplement: 
5% for Licensed Vocational Nurses employed by Correctional Health Services.

Department:  Correctional Health Care Services
Location:  7000 Michael N Canlis Blvd, French Camp, Ca 95231

The Correctional Health Facility was built in 1994 and is considered one of the more modern state of the art Correctional Health Facilities in the State of California providing medical and mental health care to San Joaquin County Adult and Juvenile inmate population. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline. 

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Takes and records vital signs; performs routine nursing duties including making beds, lifting and moving patients; bathing and feeding patients, personal and oral hygiene of patients and expiration care.
  • Administers various types of medications, including I.V.'s; applies dressings, compresses and soaks.
  • Inserts urinary catheters; tests urine and records results.
  • Observes patients; reports and records observations accurately; transcribes doctor's orders.
  • Participates and assists in the care, treatment and rehabilitation of the emotionally disturbed, mentally ill, or mentally retarded.
  • Participates in orientation and on-the-job training of assigned personnel; participates in staff development training programs.
  • May perform specialized medical treatment or tests and operate related medical equipment and apparatus upon assignment.
  • May administer CPR, use resuscitation equipment and administer first aid.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    If hired for the position at Correctional Health Facility, you must pass a background investigation conducted by the Sheriffs Department.

    License:
    Possession of a valid license as a Vocational Nurse issued by the State of California, Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners; or possession of a valid Interim Permit issued by the Board.

    Experience:  One year of post licensed experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.

    KNOWLEDGE

    Principles and practices of vocational nursing; human anatomy insofar as it applies to the treatment and therapy typical of assignment; the more common physical illnesses and their symptoms; medical terminology.

    ABILITY

    Follow oral and written directions of a technical and professional nature in exact detail; develop skill in the care and operation of medical equipment and apparatus used in area of assignment; plan and coordinate the work of subordinates if required by nature of assignments; maintain and interpret nursing records and reports; deal with patients sympathetically and tactfully; attend to the personal needs of the physically and mentally ill.

    Note: Appointees with Interim Permits will be designated as Vocational Nurse Interim Permitees.

    BENEFITS

    Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits, Step increases and/or holiday pay.

    SELECTION PROCEDURES

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Apply Online:       

    www.sjgov.org/hr

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, Ca 95202                                  

     

    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 

     

    Job Line:

    For current about employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to
    www.sjgov.org/eeo.


    For more info contact us via e-mail at humanresources@sjgov.org or call (209) 468-3370.