Staff Nurse II - Department of Health Services - PT & Ext

County Of Sonoma   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on August 26, 2022
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Starting salary up to $53.79/hour plus a 10% premium for each hour worked at Juvenile Hall*

We offer expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment that provides continuous training, education, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better our communities.
 
The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services is seeking dedicated, California-licensed Registered Nurses for both part-time and extra-help Staff Nurse II positions within the Special Clinical Services Unit. These positions work within one or both facilities located on the Los Guilicos Campus in Santa Rosa. Juvenile Hall is a locked, residential detention facility with a bed capacity of 140. The state-of-the art facility sits at the entrance of the Valley of the Moon in the beautiful hills of Mount Hood. In Juvenile Hall, a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals from Public Health and Behavioral Health provide incarcerated minors with a broad range of health services. Valley of the Moon Children's Center is located on the same campus and is a residential facility for foster youth with a bed capacity of 68. The health team caring for the youth at this facility also provide a broad range of health services. 

Along with performing general registered nursing functions, the positions within Juvenile Hall and Valley of the Moon will perform specific medical functions, including assessments and treatments. The positions must work harmoniously in a multi-cultural setting and within the security guidelines of the facilities. The ideal candidates will possess:
 
  • Some experience providing nursing care in a detention setting to an incarcerated population
  • Experience providing services to incarcerated minors including medication administration, immunization administration, care coordination with other providers, as well as assessments and treatments according to standardized procedures for Registered Nurses
  • The ability to observe, assess, and report both physical and emotional symptoms and conditions of patients
  • An aptitude for working with minors and parents/guardians sympathetically and tactfully
  • The ability to work all shifts, including days, evenings, nights, and weekends
 
Extra Help Positions

Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Intermittent, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most regular employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Intermittent, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of 1,380 hours within any twelve month consecutive period. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage. 


This employment list may be used to fill part-time or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.
 
*Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU) and our Employee Benefits Directory

APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Academic course work which directly relates to the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, graduation from an approved school of nursing will meet these requirements.

Experience: Any combination of training and experience that will provide an opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, six months recent professional nursing experience in an acute care facility would provide this opportunity.

License: Possession of a valid California license as a Registered Nurse. Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Working knowledge of: the modern methods, theories, techniques and procedures used in professional nursing; all aspects of the nursing process; assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation; medical terminology, hospital routines, procedures, equipment and facilities.

Considerable knowledge of: the use, administration and effects of medicines and narcotics.

Knowledge of: safety and infection control procedures.

Skills in: performing both basic and advanced nursing techniques.

Ability to: accurately assess patient's needs and to quickly recognize and manage changes in the patient's condition; observe and report both physical and emotional symptoms and conditions of patients; function as a team leader; deal with patients and their families sympathetically and tactfully while carrying out prescribed treatment; assist patients in understanding and accepting their diagnosis, conditions and treatments; follow oral and written directions of a technical and professional nature in detail; motivate and teach patients and patients' families in assisting in their own care, treatment and health maintenance; protect the rights of patients and maintain confidentiality of all hospital and medical related matters; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and effective communication with other hospital and medical personnel; chart legibly, concisely, accurately and informatively; maintain, interpret and evaluate nursing charts, records and reports; work during weekdays, weekends, holidays, and various shift hours; comply with common hospital rules, regulations, practices and procedures; stand and walk for long periods and work under mental and physical strain.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

 

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all your employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.

Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes.