Per Diem Institutional Nurse II/III - Correctional Health Services (P)

County of Riverside - Riverside, CA (30+ days ago)3.9


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Riverside County's Temporary Assignment Program is committed to providing the highest level of customer service as we respond to the County of Riverside's temporary staffing needs.

Our in-house temporary employment program conducts business similar to a temporary staffing agency. Some of the services the Temporary Assignment Program offers include: recruitment, physical examination including drug/alcohol screening, skills testing, a background check, interviews and a customized orientation. Recruiting qualified applicants and meeting our client's staffing needs are our top priority. A wide variety of temporary assignments are available to qualified applicants who meet the County's requirements.

INSTITUTIONAL NURSE II-PD
Under direction, and in accordance with the State of California Nurse Practice Act, provides professional nursing care for individuals detained at a Riverside County Sheriff/Probation confinement or correctional facility; administers treatment and medications as directed; assists physicians and carries out their orders; and performs other related duties as required.

The Institutional Nurse II - Per Diem is the journey level classification in the Institutional Nurse - Per Diem series and reports to either a Senior or Supervising Institutional Nurse. Incumbents are registered nurses who provide routine and emergency nursing services in a correctional/institutional setting. Incumbents are assigned to the Riverside University Health System - Correctional Health Services (RUHS-CHS) and perform the entire range of professional nursing duties with minimal assistance or supervision from other medical personnel. The Institutional Nurse II - Per Diem is distinguished from the Institutional Nurse III - Per Diem in that the latter is considered the advanced journey level position.

INSTITUTIONAL NURSE III-PD
Under direction, and in accordance with the State of California Nursing Practice Act, provides professional nursing care for individuals detained at a Riverside County Sheriff/Probation confinement or correctional facility; administers treatment and medications as directed; assists physicians and carries out their orders; and performs other related duties as required.

The Institutional Nurse III - Per Diem reports to either a Senior Institutional Nurse or a Supervising Institutional Nurse and is the advanced journey level classification for registered nurses who have advanced knowledge and skills in providing routine and emergency nursing services in a correctional/institutional setting. Incumbents are assigned to the Riverside University Health System - Correctional Health Services (RUHS-CHS) and perform the entire range of professional nursing duties with minimal assistance or supervision from other medical personnel. The Institutional Nurse III - Per Diem is distinguished from the Supervising Institutional Nurse in that the latter supervises a number of professional nurses and has charge of a nursing program, which may encompass more than one correctional facility.

Per Diem personnel are distinguished from regular employees in that they receive additional compensation in lieu of County fringe benefits and work assignments are flexibly scheduled or on an as needed basis.

Within the full scope of the Nursing Practice Act, assess, plan, organize, and provide nursing care to assigned patients in accordance with physician instructions; make preliminary observations of, and prepare patients for, medical treatment.

Assist physicians and other healthcare providers in administering treatments and in performing medical examinations, diagnostic tests, and surgical operations.

As directed, administer or dispense prescribed treatment and medications to patients; chart treatment and dispensing to patients, and record and report significant changes in condition and general progress of patient.

Counsel and advise patients, families and significant others regarding special medical problems and/or proper healthcare methods.

Prepare and maintain concise and complete records and reports; instruct patients in carrying out physicians' orders; may transcribe physicians' orders to working records.

May provide orientation and training to new staff, residents, medical students, and nursing students.

May participate in quality assurance reviews; may act as a team leader or relief charge nurse.

Assign and monitor the work of subordinate nursing personnel; participate in committee activities; identify staff training needs.

May testify in court as to the client's mental and physical condition; may recommend initiating conservatorship investigations when assigned to the mental health setting.

INSTITUTIONAL NURSE II-PD
Education: Successful completion of the education required by the State of California to obtain a valid license and certification.

Experience: Completion of one year as a registered nurse in an acute care hospital, healthcare agency, or correctional healthcare facility. Experience gained as an Interim Permit Nurse may be credited toward meeting the required experience.

Knowledge of: The principles, techniques, and procedures used in professional nursing; medical terminology; hospital and clinic routine; the uses and effects of medicines and narcotics.

Ability to: Perform the entire range of professional nursing duties and responsibilities; plan and carry out a program of nursing care for detainees; work under limited medical supervision; prepare and maintain concise and complete records and reports; establish and maintain effective relationships with physicians, detainees, and co-workers.

INSTITUTIONAL NURSE III-PD
Education: Successful completion of the education required by the State of California to obtain a valid license and certification.

Experience: Four years of full time experience as a registered nurse in an acute care facility, mental health facility, or correctional healthcare facility with references and evaluations to show appropriate skill level. (A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing or National Certification in a nursing specialty may be considered in lieu of one year of the experience. A Master's degree in nursing may be considered in lieu of two years of the experience.)

Knowledge of: Current principles, techniques, and procedures used in professional nursing; medical terminology and patient care routine appropriate to clinical setting; medical instruments and equipment; the uses and effects of medicines and narcotics; community resources available to provide patient care and follow-up; federal, state and local laws and regulations governing professional aspects of nursing.

Ability to: Perform the full range of nursing duties and responsibilities; plan and organize nursing plans for patients; prepare and maintain concise and complete records and reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, patients and co-workers; secure the cooperation of employees to work effectively together; assist in the instruction of entry-level nurses and ancillary personnel; keep abreast of developments in area of nursing specialization; evaluate the medical records of hospital admissions; make recommendations regarding continued stay necessity; identify discharge needs.

THE MOST COMPETITIVE CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:
  • Correctional or Behavioral Health Experience
Schedule and Shift Requirement:
A minimum of 6 night shifts per month

Required Skills:
License/Certificate: Must possess and maintain a current, valid license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of California.

Possession of valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certificates issued by the American Heart Association for professional healthcare providers.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License may be required.

Must maintain a Sheriff's Security Clearance for access to all correctional facilities.

For specific questions regarding this position, contact the recruiter listed.

Benefits and detailed job description information is available for all Riverside County classifications on the job descriptions page at http://rc-hr.com/Careers/JobDescriptions.aspx.

Information regarding employment requirements, including pre-employment drug/alcohol test, background check, physical exam, initial probationary period is available at www.rc-hr.com. Procedures for reasonable accommodation, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), may be found at http://dao.rc-hr.com.

"Applications must be submitted through the Riverside County Job Gateway System.
"Current County Employees must use their Employee Self-Service Account to apply.
"All other applicants must apply using https://jobs.co.riverside.ca.us

The County of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the County of Riverside to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non job-related factor.

Per Diem Employees:
  • Additional compensation in lieu of County fringe benefits
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Holiday Premium Pay (12-14 days a year)
  • 3 Paid Sick Days
  • Eligible for medical benefits
  • Teaching Hospital & Level 2 Trauma Center
  • 401(a) plan, contributing 3.75% of salary to the pension plan
  • Eligible for education reimbursement/discount
The work schedule and location may vary.

This posting may close at any time.

Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.

Applications must be submitted through Job Gateway at http://www.rc-hr.com/Careers/JobGateway.aspx

Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.

Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

Upload a copy of any license(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your Job Gateway account.

BASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE.

If you have questions regarding this posting, please contact Elsa Willliamson via email at elsawilliamson@rivco.org or telephone at 951-955-3771.