Up to $1,500 in Recruitment & Remote Assignment bonus available upon hire in a Public Health Department High Desert assignment. Do you enjoy having weekends and holidays off? Public Health Licensed Vocational Nurses work Monday through Friday!
The Department of Public Health
is recruiting for Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) I and LVN II,
who prepare patients for procedures; assist medical staff with treatments and procedures; and provide health education, referrals and resources to patients. Duties include providing basic nursing care to patients; assisting physicians and registered nurses with a variety of procedures; conducting home visits to interview patients; and providing education and training for medical providers.
Immediate vacancies exists in the Victor Valley (Hesperia) area which is considered a remote assignment location.
Applicants will be asked to indicate their availability and preference for referral to this location on the supplemental questionnaire.
The eligible list established may also be used to fill vacancies t hroughout the Department of Public Health as they occur.
For more detailed information, refer to the Licensed Vocational Nurse I (Trainee-level) and Licensed Vocational Nurse II job descriptions.
As an alternative to the traditional benefits package, you may also be eligible to elect the Modified Benefit Option (MBO) that provides an increased base rate of pay ($1.75 per hour above the base rate of pay!) with modified benefits. For more detailed information, refer to the MBO- Technical & Inspection BbOU- Benefits Summary Guide.
- Recruitment and Retention Bonus: Bonus payment up to $2,000 in total compensation may be available for newly hired employees from this recruitment.
- Remote Assignment Bonus: Bonus payment up to $2,000 in total compensation may be available for newly hired employees assigned to a remote area from this recruitment.
Please refer to the Teamster Local 1932 MOU to review eligibility criteria for these bonuses. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Per the December 24, 2021 updated CA State Public Health Officer Order, all workers who provide services or work in facilities described in subdivision (a) of the order, including clinics and doctor offices, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. In addition, CDPH Public Health Officer Orders updated on February 22, 2022 requires all workers in health care settings currently eligible for boosters, who provide services or work in the impacted facilities must be "fully vaccinated and boosted" for COVID-19 by March 1, 2022. Workers may be exempt from the vaccination requirements under section (1). View the full order here: https://bit.ly/3k0RNMt COVID-19 Testing Requirements
Workers in impacted health care facilities who are not "fully vaccinated and boosted" are required to submit to COVID-19 testing at least twice per week to meet testing requirements.
The entire All Facilities Letter notifying of updates to the Public Health Order is available at the following link: AFL 21-34.3 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Requirement for Healthcare Personnel (HCP) . Licensure/Certification:
All required licensure and certification must be obtained prior to
employment start/hire date, and must be maintained through the duration of employment. Visit the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (CA BVNPT) website to view a list of approved providers that offer certification courses in IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal which have been approved for LVN by the CA BVNPT. BLS Certification**:
Valid Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate (Course Completion Card) issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) must be provided within 30 days of employment start/hire date, and must be maintained through the duration of the LVN I/II employment. Contingent job offers may be made to candidates who have indicated that they have successfully completed the required Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support (BLS) course, and are currently pending receipt of their AHA BLS Course Completion Card. Per AHA FAQ, AHA Training Centers must issue Course Completion Cards within 20 days of successful course completion. Please contact your AHA Instructor or Training Center Coordinator if you have any questions about your card. If you can't remember your Training Center or Instructor's information, visit the Lost Your AHA Completion Card page for more information.
Applicants selected for these positions must pass a background investigation and verification of employment history and education including a physical exam and drug screening. Travel/Driver License:
Travel throughout the county is required. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation. At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced and maintained for the individual providing the transportation. Trainee: LVN I
must be promoted to journey-level classification, LVN II
, upon successful completion of the trainee period (e.g., preceptorship, orientation, and/or certification, completion of 2080 hours, and a successful work progress report; as applicable), or be terminated. Refer to the MOU for additional information. Minimum Requirements
All LVN I and LVN II
applicants must possess all
of the following licensure/certification
Applicants must possess and maintain all of the following items:
- Valid Vocational Nurse license issued by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (CA BVNPT),
- Valid Intravenous (IV) Therapy/Blood Withdrawal certifications* for LVN issued by a provider approved by the CA BVNPT , -and-
- Valid Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate (Course Completion Card)** issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) .
In addition to the licensure/certification
requirements listed above, LVN II candidates must
also possess one (1) year of full-time equivalent experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a clinic or outpatient care work setting (e.g., home health, correctional nursing, hospice, skilled nursing, acute care facilities, etc.). Desired Qualifications Bilingual Skills:
Applicants fluent in American Sign Language, Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and/or Vietnamese are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional compensation is associated with positions requiring the use of bilingual skills. Testing of bilingual skills may be required to receive additional compensation
Outpatient clinical experience, preferably in a Public Health setting, is highly desirableSelection Process
There will be a competitive evaluation
of qualifications based on a review of the application and supplemental questionnaire. It is to your advantage to be explicit in your responses on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Application Procedure :
Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed periodically. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.
To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.
If you require technical assistance
, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application. EEO/ADA:
San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants. ADA Accommodation:
If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline. Veterans' Preference:
Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points. Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process