THE POSITION: Under general direction, provides advanced skilled nursing; patient and staff education in an ambulatory care setting; committee participation; quality assurance monitoring; and statistical data information; may provide clinical and functional supervision in the absence of the Clinical Manager.
WHAT WE OFFER:
The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, subject to eligibility requirements, that includes:
- Educational Incentive for completion of: 2.5% for an Associate's degree, 3.5% for a Bachelor's degree, or 5% for a Master's degree.
- Certification Pay: $0.813 per hour based on scheduled work week hours for each qualified certification up to a maximum of five (5) certifications. One of the five certifications may be paid at $2.00 per hour for a National Certification.
- Evening Shift Differential - 7.5%
- Night Shift Differential – 15%
- Weekend Shift Differential - $2.00 per hour
- Continuous County Service Incentive Pay: 1% for 7 years, 1.25% for 12 years and 1.5% for 17 years
- Preceptor Pay – $2.50 per hour
- House Supervisor Pay - $4.00 per hour
- Charge Nurse Premium Pay - $1.50 per hour
- Float Nurse Premium Pay - $2.50 per hour
- In-House Registry Pay:
- Non-overtime is 1.75 straight time base hourly rate
- Overtime is 2 times base pay straight time base hourly rate
- Standby Premium Pay – ¼ of regular hourly wage or Federal minimum wage (whichever is greater)
- BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.
- Flexible Credit Allowance: Biweekly contribution towards medical, dental, and/or vision insurance from authorized plans.
- Pension Plan: Participation in the County's defined benefit plan.
- To learn more about the benefits, please follow the link below: http://vcportal.ventura.org/CEO/HR/MOA/docs/CNA_MOA_2020-2023_rev.pdf (Download PDF reader)
DEPARTMENT/AGENCY: Health Care Agency - Ambulatory Care
PAYROLL TITLE: Senior Registered Nurse - Ambulatory Care
Senior Registered Nurse - Ambulatory Care is represented by the California Nursing Association (CNA) and is eligible for overtime compensation. Salary placement will be determined according to the current CNA memorandum of agreement.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancies for the Health Care Agency. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy.
OPENING DATE: April 14, 2023
CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.
Examples Of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Orients and trains staff and provides in-service, participates in process improvement activities for ambulatory care;
- Provides ongoing problem resolution and coordination with ambulatory care back-office staff;
- Oversees functional operations, clinic workflows, layout and management system, productivity measurement, and monitoring;
- Maintains current knowledge in specialty areas and ability to apply same in patient care;
- Evaluates organizational structure, proposes and coordinates changes with new programs;
- Provides clinical guidance and training to staff the RN, LVN, and MA levels to ensure the quality and safety of services;
- Recommends policies and procedures and participates in the development of new policies and procedures;
- Conducts internal audits of clinic performance for compliance, and environmental care rounds;
- Participates in Ambulatory Care and Hospital committees as assigned;
- Coordinates and facilitates delivery of care to patients and families in specialty area;
- Assesses and identifies nursing care needs of patients; and plans, implements, and evaluates interventions appropriate to these needs;
- Develops and implements patient and family education programs;
- Assists in establishing patient care standards and tracks the performance of nursing staff in the assigned area;
- Assures compliance with policies and procedures relating to TJC, Title 22, OSHA, CLIA, and other regulatory agencies; and
- Performs other related duties as required.
FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time, therefore you should apply as soon as possible if you are interested. Applications must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
To apply on-line, please refer to our website at www.ventura.org/jobs . If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE
Requires three (3) years of full-time professional registered nursing experience, including two (2) years of full-time experience in an outpatient, Ambulatory Care, or medical clinic setting.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Must possess and maintain a current, valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California.
- Must possess and maintain a current, valid Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification by first day of employment.
- Depending upon area of assignment, additional specialty experience and/or certification(s) may be required.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Must possess and maintain a California driver license.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish)
- Experience supervising nurses
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
Comprehensive knowledge of:
- Principles, practices, and techniques used in nursing care at specialty clinics;
- Utilization, principles, and practices of electronic health record (Cerner);
- Maintaining the confidentiality of patient/client information (HIPAA);
- Quality assurance processes;
- Nursing committee activities;
- Clinic administrative functions; and
- Clinic workflows;
- Patient and staff educational methods;
- Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook;
- Effectively maintaining a positive working relationship with the medical staff, public, patients, and hospital administration;
- Conducting internal audits of clinic performances; and
- Developing clear and concise reports, statements, and related documents.
Comprehensive ability to:
- Lead, manage, and supervise effectively;
- Provide direction and serve as a resource to others; complete required continuing education programs;
- Effectively interpret and communicate policies TJC, Title 22, OSHA, CLIA;
- Work proficiently in emergency and/or stressful situations; maintain the confidentiality of patient/client information;
- Effectively maintain a positive working relationship with the medical staff, public, patients, and hospital administration;
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and
- Complete required continuing education programs.