Position Information Work in the beautiful Valley of the Moon and join the
Department of Health Services as a Part-Time or Extra-Help Staff Nurse II!
Starting salary up to $64.79/hour plus a 10% premium for each hour worked at Juvenile Hall*, PLUS a $20,000 Signing Bonus^
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:
^Hiring Incentives (New Full-Time and Part-Time Hires, Prorated Based on FTE)
- 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
The department is currently offering a $20,000 signing bonus paid over three installments during the first two years of service. Other incentives which may be offered, if applicable, include:
Extra Help Positions
- Advanced paid vacation and/or sick leave (up to 24 hours per leave type)
- Relocation reimbursement of up to $5,000
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. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored.
The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (Weight 100%).
Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position. Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be placed on an employment list and referred to the department for selection interviews. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.
Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Positions that are assigned to one or more facilities with a COVID-19 and/or influenza vaccine mandate pursuant to the California Department of Public Health must meet all vaccination requirements. Documented proof of vaccination(s) will be required. HOW TO APPLY
Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.
The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.
HR Analyst: DP
HR Technician: KCIMPORTANT NOTE:
Benefits described herein do not apply to Extra Help positions.COUNTY OF SONOMA BENEFITS: GENERAL*
These are some of the excellent benefits the County offers:Paid Time Off :
Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals; 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year; and may be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment.Health Plan :
Choice of five health plans (a PPO, EPO, HMO, and two deductible HMOs) with a County contribution toward the premium (the contribution amount varies by bargaining unit. For specific details, please refer to the applicable MOU). A County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement is available for some bargaining units. Retirement :
Fully integrated with Social Security.For more information regarding eligibility, retirement contributions, and reciprocity with prior public service, please visit https://scretire.org/active-/-deferred/when-you-are-hired .IRS 457 Plan :
Pre-tax employee contribution up to the IRS annual maximum.Retiree Medical :
County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits.
Plus excellent dental, vision, disability, life insurance, professional development, and more.
For answers to specific questions regarding the employment process and more details about benefits or retirement, please contact Human Resources at (707) 565-2331.Additional details about benefit and compensation packages can be found in the MOUs located at https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/administrative-support-and-fiscal-services/human-resources/divisions-and-units/employee-relations/labor-agreements-and-salary-resolution . For specific information about health and welfare benefits including plan options, coverage, and premium amounts go to https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/administrative-support-and-fiscal-services/human-resources or, contact the Human Resources' Risk Management-Benefits Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 565-2900.
*IMPORTANT NOTES: Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous