DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
FIRST DAY OF FILING: October 6, 2017 at 8:00 A.M., (PST)
Until the needs of the services are met and is subject to
closure without prior notice.
EXAM NUMBER: Y5134J
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."
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT - OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
This experienced level class provides professional nursing care
and services to inmate patients in a correctional setting.
Positions allocable to this experienced-level expert class
report to higher-level nurses or providers. This position applies
recognized nursing principles and practices in providing
professional nursing care and/or services under supervision in a
variety of settings. Duties are performed in accordance with
specific instructions, departmental policies and procedures, and
established general written standards of nursing care. Positions
are responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and
evaluating care as part of an interdisciplinary team. This
experienced RN integrates theoretical knowledge with clinical
experience utilizing a systems approach in the delivery of patient
care and/or services. Positions at this level serve as a
professional role model, may provide direction, and act as an
effective resource person for others. This includes coaching,
precepting, and leading other nursing and non-nursing staff.
Nursing practice at this level demonstrates the application of
expert assessment skills; independent judgment and action; and
adherence to patient privacy, confidentiality, and security
guidelines. While on duty, the Registered Nurse II, Correctional
Health, may be required to prevent and control the behavior of
inmate patients that is not in accordance with custody facility
Essential Job Functions
Follows established policies and procedures within their scope
Complies with licensing and accreditation standards and other
Interprets and supports standards and requirements to
Conducts self-assessment of performance and identifies own
Seeks assistance and feedback regarding patient and clinical
Accepts personal accountability and demonstrates initiative in
continuing to develop nursing knowledge and skills.
Interviews patient and other individuals to collect information
as part of a comprehensive assessment.
Observes and analyzes overall patient condition, including
physically assessing the patient.
Identifies economic, educational, and cultural barriers; patient
values and beliefs; spiritual influences; age specific and
biophysical needs according to accepted standards of practice and
departmental policy and procedures.
Reviews all available information including medical records,
patient history, and other documentation.
Formulates a plan of care and/or nursing care plan based upon
assessment and in accordance with provider orders and/or
department's standardized procedures.
Identifies nursing care objectives and makes appropriate
Prioritizes patient care needs and activities as a member of an
Evaluates and modifies plans of care, in collaboration with the
interdisciplinary team, and develops measurable long and short-term
Coordinates patient care in collaboration with other
interdisciplinary patient care team members.
Provides individualized and specialized nursing care and
administers medications and treatments to patients as prescribed
and/or in accordance with approved departmental standardized
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
Performs efficiently in emergency situations.
Coordinates delivery of patient care with other services and
disciplines to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
Observes, evaluates, and communicates the effects of treatments
Communicates changes in the plan of care to other members of the
Documents patient's response to treatment or nursing care.
Reassesses and revises plan of care in collaboration with other
members of the health care team.
Three years of full-time experience* at the level of the County
of Los Angeles classification of Registered Nurse I.
- A license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the
California Board of Registered Nursing. Applicants must ensure the
License 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
- A current, active certification in accordance with the American
Heart Associate's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
(CPR & AED) Program. Applicants MUST attach a legible photocopy of
the required BLS certification to their application at the time of
filing or fax it to (323) 869-0942 or email it to exam analyst at
firstname.lastname@example.org within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing
online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.
The required license and certificate MUST be current and
unrestricted: a provisional, conditional or restricted license and
certificate will NOT be accepted.
- A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to
utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to
carry out job-related essential functions.
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 weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
- Full-time experience must be post-license only.
Experience at the level of the County of Los Angeles
classification of Registered Nurse I is defined as:
- Providing professional nursing care in a variety of patient
care settings (e.g., critical care, emergency room,
medical/surgical, operating room, neonatal intensive care, labor
and delivery, intermediate/telemetry, psychiatric care,
correctional nursing, etc.). The primary scope of practice involves
applying the nursing process to assess basic or routine patient
conditions and needs; identify a nursing diagnosis; and develop,
implement, and evaluate a patient-centered plan of care.
- Participating in conducting prospective, concurrent, and
retrospective utilization reviews of patient services or
hospitalization to maintain quality of care and fiscal
- Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) or Master of
Science degree in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited
- In order to receive credit for a college degree on this
examination, you 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 fax to (323) 869-0942 or
email to the exam analyst at email@example.com within fifteen
(15) calendar days from the date of filing your application
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).
An evaluation of training and experience based upon application
information and desirable qualifications, weighted 100%.
Candidates must 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
The names of candidates will appear in the order of their score
group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of
No person may compete in this examination more than once every
twelve (12) months.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND
INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH. Examples of
disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job-related
misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or
patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year;
failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving
under the influence); substance abuse; anyone on probation.
AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any
APPOINTEES MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT AND AT ANY
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, AND
APPOINTEES WILL BE IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH INMATE PATIENTS IN A
JAIL ENVIRONMENT TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL NURSING CARE AND SERVICES
TO INMATE PATIENTS.
VACANCY INFORMATION: The eligible register resulting from this
examination will be used to fill vacancies in throughout the
Department of Health Services - Correctional Facilities.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED
BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Apply online by clicking the "APPLY" button for this posting.
You can also track the status of your application using this
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.
Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on
the last day of filing will not be accepted.
NOTE: If you are unable to attach documents to your application,
you must email the Exam Analyst, Khine Zin at firstname.lastname@example.org
within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam
number and the exam title.
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 or friend's user ID
and password may erase a candidate's original application
CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
Israel Belmont, Exam Analyst