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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Company: County of Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Notice of Change: This recruitment will be posted continuously until all positions are filled.
SALARY $29.62 - $35.42 Hourly$5,151.19 - $6,160.48 Monthly$61,814.23 - $73,925.79 AnnuallyBilingual allowance, when applicable
We are looking for dedicated and compassionate healthcare professionals to fill one (1) full-time Licensed Vocational Nurse vacancy in the Public Health Department at the Santa Barbara Health Care Center in Santa Barbara.

We are also accepting applications to establish one employment list for future Full-Time, Part-Time, Extra Help, and 1414** vacancies for Licensed Vocational Nurse in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Carpinteria, and Lompoc.

**Civil Service Rule 1414. Appointment to Fill Vacancy During Leave of Absence. 1414 vacancies may occur as a result of a leave of absence, and the duration of the appointment shall be subject to the return of the individual who is on leave. A person who is appointed to a position under Civil Service Rule 1414 may be able to transition into a regular position in the classification without re-application or re-testing, depending on the performance of the appointee and the needs of the department.

Please select the location(s) you would like to be considered for current and future vacancies. If you qualify for this position and pass the required selection steps, your name will be sent to the hiring manager(s) of the vacancy location(s) and department(s) where you have expressed that you are willing to work.


BENEFITS: The County of Santa Barbara offers generous benefits. Click on the Benefits Tab above or to view more information.

In addition, applicants from other public sector employers may qualify for:

  • Retirement reciprocity
  • Time and service credit towards for an advanced vacation accrual rateNOTE: The County may provide reimbursement for reasonable relocation expenses, and, at the discretion of the CEO, can provide flexible relocation assistance, housing and student loan offsets, cash incentives, and/or vacation and sick leave pre-accruals in the interest of attracting the best talent to the organization.

    Under general supervision, provides nursing care and administers prescribed medications and treatments to patients; performs related tasks as assigned.

    DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is assigned treatment tasks requiring specialized training to assist physicians and nursing staff, and to administer medications.

    County of Santa Barbara Health Care Centers:
  • 2115 S. Centerpointe Parkway, Santa Maria, CA 93455
  • , 301 North R Street, Lompoc, CA 93436
  • 345 Camino del Remedio, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
  • , 1136 E. Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • 931 Walnut Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
    The IDEAL CANDIDATE will possess:
    • Clinical Competence: Proficient in administering medications, taking vital signs, and maintaining accurate medical records.
    • Patient Care Skills: Experienced in providing direct patient care, ensuring comfort, and addressing patients' emotional and physical needs.
    • Communication: Strong ability to interact effectively with patients, families, and healthcare teams, conveying information clearly and empathetically.
    • Adaptability: Capable of handling various clinical tasks and adjusting to the dynamic needs of the healthcare environment.
    • Regulatory Knowledge: Thorough understanding of healthcare regulations, safety standards, and compliance with California's vocational nursing licensure requirements.
      to find out why our nurses love their jobsand how their work contributes to the successof the Public Health Department.
      Examples of Duties
      • Conducts basic physical and mental status assessments; assists patients in filling out various forms; records health history and assesses medical status; establishes and documents a health care plan under the supervision of a physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Registered Nurse; carries out diagnostic procedures under physician orders; provides instruction and education to patients for various health problems and prevention, medical tests and procedures.
      • Performs various routine medical procedures such as giving injections, ear lavage, cleaning wounds and changing dressings; schedules medical tests and surgeries; administers medications; draws blood and collects specimens such as urine, sputum, stool, and throat cultures; conducts various routine tests such as TB skin test, urinalysis and blood glucose; performs diagnostic tests such as EKG's, pulmonary function, treadmill, and audiometry; arranges for emergency medical care and removal of patient from the facility if necessary.
      • Assures sufficient supplies and medication are available at all times; makes routine inspections of medical equipment; maintains daily logs, medical records and statistical data; in some cases may act as a lead worker in the coordination of clinics.
        Employment Standards
        • Possession of a valid license as a Vocational Nurse in the State of California.
          Knowledge of: physical and mental health assessment techniques; first aid procedures; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; the effects and side effects of commonly used medications; general practice medicine and medical terminology; standard diagnostic and medical equipment and instruments.

          Ability to: conduct health assessments; accurately document medical records; perform diagnostic procedures; arrange for medical referrals, tests and surgeries; perform standard medical procedures and diagnostic assessments; educate and instruct patients regarding various health problems and prevention, medical tests, and procedures; establish good communication with patients, nursing staff, and physicians.
          Supplemental Information
        • Review applications and supplemental questionnaire to determine those applicants who meet the employment standards.
        • Supplemental Questionnaire Ranking. Responses to the required supplemental questionnaire will be evaluated and autoscored. Candidates' final score and rank on the employment list will be determined by their responses to the supplemental questionnaire. This process may be eliminated if there are fewer than 11 qualified candidates.
          Candidates must receive a percentage score of at least 70 on the supplemental questionnaire ranking to be placed on an employment list. An adjustment may be made to raw scores based on factors listed in Civil Service Rule VI. Those candidates who are successful in the selection process will have their names placed on the employment list for a minimum of three months. At the time the employment list is established, all candidates will receive an email notice of their score on the exam(s), rank on the employment list, and exact duration of the employment list.

          Veteran's Preference Credit: is applicable for this recruitment (5 points for veterans, 10 points for disabled veterans). To be eligible for this credit, you must be applying for this position within five years from your most recent date of: (1) honorable discharge from active military service; or, (2) discharge from a military or veterans' hospital where treatment and confinement were for a disability incurred during active military service; or, (3) completion of education or training funded by a Federal Educational Assistance Act. No time limit exists for veterans with 30% or more disability. To receive veteran's preference points, you must: (1) check the Veteran's Preference Points box on the employment application form, (2) submit a copy of your Form DD214 to the Human Resources Department on or before the closing date, and (3) pass all phases of the examination process. The preference points will be added to your final test score.

          REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: The County of Santa Barbara is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter listed on the job posting. We require verification of needed accommodation from a professional source, such as a Medical Provider, or learning institution.

          Recruiters will communicate with applicants by e-mail during each step in the recruitment process. Applicants are reminded to check spam filters continuously during the Recruitment & Selection Process steps listed above to ensure they do not miss required deadlines.

          Selectees for employment must, as a condition of employment, sign a statement agreeing to comply with Section 11166 of the California Penal Code relating to child abuse, elder/dependent adult abuse, and physical violence abuse reporting.

          The Public Health Department (PHD) requires all employees working in direct contact with patients or clients in a high-risk environment to comply with the PHD Employee Immunizations policy. This can be accomplished by providing documentation of immunizations, submitting laboratory immune titers demonstrating adequate immunity, or obtaining required vaccinations. A list of requirements, based on the specific program, will be sent at the time an offer letter is presented to the selected candidate(s) and initial documentation will be required at this time.

          Conditional Job Offer: Once a conditional offer of employment has been made, the selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a background check, which includes a conviction history check and satisfactory reference checks. Appointee will also be subject to a post-offer medical examination. Appointee must satisfactorily complete a (12) twelve-month probationary period.

          Disaster Service Workers: Pursuant to Governmental Code section 3100, all employees with the County of Santa Barbara are declared to be disaster service workers subject to such disaster service. Activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law.

          The County of Santa Barbara is dedicated to cultivating and sustaining an environment that exhibits equity and inclusion everywhere, and at all levels of our organization. The County believes equity is a fundamental principle that must be imbedded in policies, institutional practices and systems. The County recognizes the negative impacts of systemic racism and is committed to eliminating the barriers affecting our Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian community members, as well as people of other diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. We envision a world where society and its systems (e.g. education, criminal justice, and health care, housing the economy) are just, fair, and inclusive, enabling all people to participate and reach their full potential.

          We celebrate community and employee diversity, strive for inclusion and belonging, and promote empowered participation. We aspire to build a workforce that is reflective of these values and the communities we serve. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will resolutely uphold federal, California state law and/or Santa Barbara County ordinances.

          We believe equity and inclusion are vital to fulfill the County's mission and to embody a culture of "One County, One Future." Expanding the full range of employee talent allows the County to deliver our best to all our community members.

          We believe in the dignity and humanity of all people. We strive for a healthy and prosperous society that promotes all people having equitable access and opportunity.

          APPLICATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE DEADLINE: This recruitment will be posted continuously until all positions are filled. Applications and job bulletins can be obtained 24 hours a day at .

          Farrah Medrano, Talent Acquisition Lead
          Public Health Department,

Keywords: County of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara , Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Healthcare , Santa Barbara, California

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