NURSING DIRECTOR, EDUCATION

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Education and Training Public Health
  • Salary: $153,834.96 - $239,244.96 Annually USD

Job Description

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE

EXAM NUMBER
Y5288E

APPLICATION FILING PERIOD
03/23/2022 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.

NO OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS EXAMINATION .

COVID-19 Vaccination mandate

All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES:

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 25 health centers and four (4) acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 600,000 unique patients each year, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 6.9 billion.

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

For more information about DHS, please visit www.dhs.lacounty

THE MISSION :

To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care .

MANAGEMENT APPRAISAL OF PERFORMANCE PLAN (MAPP)
This position is subject to the provisions of the Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP). Initial salary placement and subsequent salary adjustments will be made in accordance with MAPP guidelines and regulations.

DEFINITION :

Under general direction, administers (1) the total education program, including multiple major programs or organizational areas of an operating unit or (2) the education program in a School of Nursing. In either role, incumbents have responsibility for planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting, directing and controlling the accomplishment of both short and long-term objectives.

Essential Job Functions
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and leads the nature, content and extent of nursing education services for achievement of both short- and long-term objectives, including programs which integrate practice, as well as educational programs to implement new health care delivery practice changes, trends or changing technology.
  • Directs the educational curriculum design at a School of Nursing, as needed.
  • Establishes policy for determining program emphasis and operating guidelines, including setting goals for areas of responsibility.
  • Determines the subordinate organizational structure, operations, nursing education instructional design methods and standards and makes adjustments and/or revisions consistent with changing goals and objectives.
  • Directs the development of educational programs based on quality assurance data to evaluate and monitor quality and appropriateness of care.
  • Directs development of, integrates and defends budget and manpower requests.
  • Recruits, selects, hires, orients, and supervises nursing faculty; formally evaluates performance of direct reports.
  • Interprets and communicates nursing and organizational philosophy and objectives, departmental policies and procedures, and ensures integration of professional standards of nursing.
  • Evaluates and initiates operational compliance with licensure, accreditation and regulatory standards.
  • Administers general personnel management matters and actions.
  • Participates in strategic planning for the organization and the nursing service.
  • Participates in formulating policy, procedures and standards for the organization and nursing service.
  • Travels to various locations within Los Angeles County, as necessary.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS :
OPTION I :
A Master's degree* in Nursing from an accredited nursing program -AND- three years of relevant clinical experience** as a registered nurse -AND- four years of experience in Nursing Education, including two years involved in the supervision of nursing education or nursing programs.

-OR -

OPTION II :

A Master's degree* in Nursing from an accredited nursing program -AND- three years of relevant clinical experience** as a registered nurse -AND- four years teaching in a State accredited school of nursing, including two years involved in the supervision of nursing education or nursing programs.

-OR -

OPTION III :

A Bachelor's degree* in Nursing from an accredited nursing program with a Master's degree* in Education or Administration*** from an accredited college/university -AND- three years of relevant clinical experience** as a registered nurse -AND- four years of experience in Nursing Education, including two years involved in the supervision of nursing education or nursing programs.

-OR -

OPTION IV :

A Bachelor's degree* in Nursing from an accredited nursing program with a Master's degree** in Education or Administration*** from an accredited college/university -AND- three years of relevant clinical experience** as a registered nurse -AND- four years teaching in a State accredited school of nursing, including two years involved in the supervision of nursing education or nursing programs.

-AND -

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

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION INFORMATION :

**** To compete in this examination process, applicants must have a license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Applications submitted without the required evidence of licensure will be considered incomplete.

Required license(s) and/or certification(s) must be active and unrestricted, or your application will not be accepted. Additionally, in order to receive credit for license(s) and/or certification(s) in relation to any desirable qualifications, the license(s) and/or certification(s) must be active and unrestricted .

Please ensure the License and Certification 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 Requirements. Applications submitted without this information may be considered incomplete.

Applicants claiming experience in a State other than California must attach a copy of their registered nurse license from that state to the application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing.

The original license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing must be presented during the selection process and/or prior to the appointment.

Possession of 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 :
Physical Class II - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10- pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION :
*In order to receive credit for a Bachelor or Master Degree, you must attach a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization to your online application at the time of filing, or via email to the Exam Analyst within 15 calendar days of filing your application online.

**For this examination, relevant clinical experience is defined as providing direct patient care in an inpatient (beside) setting or in an outpatient (ambulatory care) setting.

***A Master's degree in Public Administration (MPA), Business Administration (MBA), Health Administration (MHA), Health Services Administration (MHS), Public Health Administration (MPH) will be accepted.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT :
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based upon application information, and desirable qualifications, and responses provided in the supplemental questionnaire, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination in order to be added to the eligible register.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualifications:
  • Additional experience in the supervision of nursing education or nursing programs in excess of the Selection Requirements.
  • A Doctorate in Nursing Practice or PhD* in Nursing from an accredited program.
  • A Doctorate* of Education or its equivalent from an accredited college/university


ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be added to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

SPECIAL INFORMATION :

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
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 individualized 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.

AVAILABLE SHIFT:

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

VACANCY INFORMATION :

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

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION :
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 green "APPLY" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Applicants may be required/prompted to verify their email address when logging on to file an application. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com.careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This feature is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advanced notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. DO NOT GROUP YOUR EXPERIENCE. 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, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • All information and documents provided by applicants is subject to verification.
  • We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
  • Utilizing verbiage from the Classification Specification and/or Minimum/Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the Requirements. Comments such as "See Résumé" or referencing other unsolicited materials/documents will not be considered as response; in doing so, your application will be rejected.

Please note that the Department requires applicants to show that they perform the specified duties listed on the posted Requirements as their principal work activity. It is recommended that you provide your work experience using statements that provide the following three components: ACTION/S you took, the CONTEXT in which you took that/those action/s, and the BENEFIT that was realized from that/those actions. 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 may email the documents to Germine Margosian at gmargosian@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. Please include your full name as it appears on your application, the exam number, and the exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:

Please include your Social Security number for record control purposes only. 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 using computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

L. A. County Public Library has announced they are reopening some libraries with limited hours access throughout L. A. County. Refer to their website at https://lacountylibrary.org/reopening/ for more information.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD :

All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA COORDINATOR :
(323) 914-6365

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:

Germine Margosian, Exam Analyst

(213) 288-7000
Gmargosian@dhs.lacounty.gov
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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