Critical Care RN/Critical Care RN Trainee - NICU*

  • Colton, California
  • Sep 19, 2023
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $95,763.20 - $126,297.60 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

This recruitment will be used to fill JOURNEY and TRAINEE levels
You only need to submit ONE application - Level & Salary Depends on Qualifications

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is looking for experienced Critical Care Registered Nurses and Critical Care Registered Nurse Trainees who will be assigned to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This position will care for newborn infants with medical ailments, and will plan, evaluate, and implement patient care according to accepted standards of practice.

ARMC's Critical Care Registered Nurse Trainee Level offers experienced RNs the opportunity to train in a new specialty and advance their careers! Incumbents will automatically advance to Journey Level upon completion of preceptorship/orientation and possession of specialty certifications required by unit.

Excellent Benefits Which Includes Modified Benefits Option To Increase Annual Salary Up
to $130,457 & Up to $110,593 for Trainee Level (Depending on Qualifications)

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 ($2/hour above the base rate of pay) with modified benefits. For more detailed information on the MBO for the California Nurses Association Group, refer to the MBO - CNA BbOU - Benefits Summary Guide .

Click below for more information on the benefits offered at San Bernardino County!



Official County Title: Specialty Care Registered Nurse Critical Care . For more information, refer to the County's job description.

Official County Title: Specialty Care Registered Nurse Critical Care Trainee . For more information, refer to the County's job description.

Located on a beautiful 70-acre campus in Colton, California (50 miles east of Los Angeles), Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is a state-of-the-art, public/nonprofit, 456-bed, university affiliated teaching hospital licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health and accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospital houses a regional burn center serving four counties (San Bernardino, Riverside, Mono and Inyo), a comprehensive stroke center, level I trauma center and a freestanding in-patient behavioral health center. Additionally, ARMC operates five community-based, primary care clinics and over 40 specialty care outpatient services. ARMC is the primary teaching hospital for the adjacently located California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM), the Inland Empire's newest medical school.
T o learn more about our hospital click HERE .


1. ARMC is a twenty-four hour facility; applicants must be available to work all shifts, weekends, and holidays. Shift differentials are provided.2. Requires lifting of up to 100 pounds with assistance and carrying of up to 50 pounds.
3. The work environment may involve exposure to assaultive and combative patients.
4. Applicants selected for these positions must pass a background investigation, physical, drug test, verification of employment history and education.
5. Per Diem: Per Diem Nurses are not Regular Positions within the County, and there should be no expectation of continued employment or guaranteed hours. Working as a Per Diem Nurse does not preclude you from applying and competing for Regular nursing positions within the County. (Refer to the County of San Bernardino website for current open recruitments.) Per Diem positions participate in the County's PST Deferred Compensation Plan and do not earn any other benefits. If you are interested in Per Diem positions, please respond on the supplemental questionnaire.
6. License/Certifications: RN license and Basic Life Support certification must be maintained throughout employment. Additional Certifications may be required depending on the area of assignment. ALL required certifications must be maintained while employed with ARMC.

Vaccination Requirement: 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:

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)

Vaccination Exemptions: Upon hire, candidates will be required to submit proof of vaccination including the booster dose or request an exemption from the vaccination and booster requirements based on either religious belief or medical reasons.

Note: Specialty Care RN Critical Care Trainees must be promoted to journey level classification upon successful completion of the trainee period (e.g., preceptorship, orientation, and/or obtainment of required courses/certifications, as applicable). Refer to the MOU for additional information.

Minimum Requirements

Critical Care RN Trainee
Experience: One (1) year of full-time equivalent experience as a licensed registered nurse.

Licenses and Certifications:
  • Must possess and maintain Registered Nurse licensure with the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Must possess and maintain current Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Critical Care RN
Experience: One (1) year of full-time equivalent experience as a licensed registered nurse.

Licenses and Certifications:
  • Must possess and maintain Registered Nurse licensure with the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Must possess and maintain current Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Critical Care RNs (Journey Level) must also possess and maintain the following unit specific certifications/courses required to work in the NICU at time of application:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Course
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) Certification

Desired Qualifications

Candidates possessing a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and experience in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are desired.

Selection Process

Application Procedure : Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed on a regular basis. 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.

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in your Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire. The most highly qualified candidates, based on the evaluation results, will be referred for an interview. Be sure to include in your application and supplemental questions your experience in meeting the minimum requirements.

The eligible list will remain active for three (3) months. Candidates will be certified to ARMC departments based on preferences noted on the 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 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 .
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Colton, California United States View Map