Registered Nurse II - Corrections*

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Mar 16, 2023
Full Time CORRECTIONS Public Health
  • Salary: Depends on Qualifications USD

Job Description

The Job

*Salary increases contingent upon assessed values for previous fiscal year.
The County is recruiting for Registered Nurses who provide professional nursing care and services in the Sheriff's and Probation departments within the juvenile and adult correctional facilities. Medical care is provided to inmates and wards from the time of booking through release. All inmates and wards are medically screened upon arrival and evaluated for medical and mental health conditions which could require continued care and treatment. As part of a team of health professionals, Registered Nurses II - Corrections provide a full range of services including daily sick call, medication administration, treatments, dialysis, radiology services, dental care, and psychiatric care. To learn more about the position, salary and benefits review the Nurse's Unit and Per Diem Nurse's Unit Memoranda of Understanding.

The list established by this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Sheriff and Probation department vacancies as they arise while the list remains active.

*Official Title: Correctional Nurse II

For more detailed information, view the Correctional Nurse II job description.


Certification: Must possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support certification.
Shift: Must be available to work various 8-12 hour shifts on a 24 hour basis, which include day, night, swing, rotating, holidays and weekends. A shift differential of $2.25 per hour evening shift and $3.75 per hour night shift applies.
Background: Candidates must not have been convicted of a felony and must successfully pass an extensive background investigation which includes a fingerprint check and polygraph.
Physical Demands: Incumbents will be required to immediately respond to emergency situations while on duty which may involve hostile and volatile wards and inmates. Requires the following physical demands: balancing, bending, climbing, crawling, kneeling, sitting, squatting, standing, stooping, turning, twisting and walking long distances both indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions; hand and finger dexterity in both hands; ability to manipulate heavy duty security locks and doors; reaching or working above and below shoulder level; normal vision, including color discrimination; normal hearing; and carrying up to 10 pounds.
Working Conditions: Working conditions involve exposure to hazardous and infectious materials and communicable diseases.
Travel: Travel throughout the County will be required. Incumbents are required to make provision for transportation. A valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be maintained for the individual providing the transportation.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster: In compliance with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) COVID-19 vaccine requirements for health care workers in correctional facilities and detention centers, the County requires such employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19. Candidates will be required to submit proof of vaccination including the booster dose upon hire. A request for exemption from the vaccination and booster requirements may be submitted based on either religious belief or medical reasons. However, effective April 3, 2023, the vaccination and booster mandate will no longer be required. .

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must possess all of the following:

Must possess and maintain a current license as Registered Nurse in the State of California.

Certification: Basis Life Support (BLS) certification
Experience: Two (2) years of experience as a Registered Nurse in a health care delivery setting involving direct patient care - OR - Six (6) months of experience as a Registered Nurse in a correctional or detention facility, hospital jail ward, psychiatric hospital or psychiatric jail ward.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of your qualifications based on a review of the application material and supplemental questionnaire. It is to your advantage to be complete and thorough in your responses, do not refer to a resume as they will not be reviewed , only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Department.

Application Procedure: Applications are reviewed weekly. The recruitment may close at any time once a sufficient number of qualified applications are received.

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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.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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