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Ventura County Senior Registered Nurse - Hospital Med Surg/Telemetry in Ventura, California

Senior Registered Nurse - Hospital Med Surg/Telemetry

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Senior Registered Nurse - Hospital Med Surg/Telemetry


$97,521.97 - $116,604.47 Annually


Ventura and may require travel throughout Ventura County, CA

Job Type

Full-Time Regular


Health Care Agency

Job Number

0307HCA-23AL (BR)


3/31/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

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Under general direction and following established medically-approved policies and procedures, implements specialized skilled nursing processes in the Med Surg/Telemetry Unit of the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) and/or Santa Paula Hospital (SPH).

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Senior Registered Nurse-Hospital is distinguished from other staff nursing classifications in that incumbents demonstrate advanced competency skills reflecting specialized knowledge specific to the assigned hospital unit; participate in performance improvement processes; and provide technical direction. Incumbents are expected to work at the full scope of their licensure/specialty area with a decreasing amount of supervision commensurate with their experience.

What We Offer:

The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, subject to eligibility requirements, that includes:

  • NEW HIRE INCENTIVE - New hires may be eligible for a one-time New Hire Incentive of up to $7,000.00.

  • EDUCATIONAL/BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Incumbents may be eligible for an educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification. Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill. In order to qualify for this incentive, incumbents in eligible positions must take and pass the applicable bilingual fluency examination.

  • Certification Pay: $0.813 per hour based on scheduled work week hours for each qualified certification up to a maximum of five (5) certifications. One of the five certifications may be paid at $2.00 per hour for a National Certification. Additionally, incumbents in the Emergency Room are eligible for a sixth (6) certificate pay, if it includes the MICN certificate.

  • Evening Shift Differential - 7.5%

  • Night Shift Differential – 15%

  • Weekend Shift Differential - $2.00 per hour

  • Continuous County Service Incentive Pay: 1% for 7 years, 1.25% for 12 years and 1.5% for 17 years

  • Standby Premium Pay – ¼ of regular hourly wage or Federal minimum wage (whichever is greater)

  • Flexible Credit Allowance: Biweekly contribution towards medical, dental, and/or vision insurance from authorized plans.

  • Pension Plan: Participation in the County's defined benefit plan.

  • To learn more about the benefits, please follow the link below:

Agency/Department: Health Care Agency - Ventura County Medical Center

Payroll Title: Senior Registered Nurse – Hospital

Senior Registered Nurse-Hospital is represented by the California Nurses' Association (CNA) and is eligible for overtime compensation. Salary placement will be determined according to the current California Nurses' Association (CNA) memorandum of agreement.

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term) vacancies. There are currently two (2) Regular vacancies.


OPENING DATE: March 17, 2023

CLOSING DATE: March 31, 2023

Examples Of Duties

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Implements nursing processes (assessment, planning, implementation of care plan, evaluation of patient response); revises plans as needed;

  • Administers basic and advanced competency nursing care in accordance with VCMC/SPH policies and procedures and Patient Bill of Rights;

  • Provides direction to others regarding complex health and patient problems;

  • Provides patient and staff education including the coordination of educational programs;

  • Participates in hospital and/or nursing administration care committee;

  • Reviews, identifies, reports, and corrects deficiencies in practices, products, or equipment as necessary;

  • Develops, implements and documents performance improvement processes;

  • Recognizes problem situations and takes appropriate steps leading to correction;

  • Coordinates patient care conferences;

  • Serves as a preceptor for new graduates, re-entry nurses, etc; and

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications

These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.


Requires two (2) years of full-time professional registered nursing experience in a Med Surg/ Telemetry Unit.


  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California.

  • Must have and maintain a current, valid Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification by first day of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge of: the principles, practices, and techniques used in advanced nursing care of specialized units.

Working knowledge of: performance improvement processes, hospital based/nursing committee practices, and patient and staff education methods.

Working ability to: provide direction to others; self-direct continuing education needs, provide a positive role model and public image; work proficiently in emergency and/or stressful situations; maintain confidentiality of patient/client information; effectively establish and maintain working relationships with medical staff, co-workers, patients and the public; and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Recruitment Process

FINAL FILING DATE: Applications must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 31st 2023

To apply online, please refer to our website at If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials. Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Loc. # 1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

LATERAL TRANFER OPTION : If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here ( for additional information.

Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE – Qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination at the time of filing. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire will result in the application being removed from consideration.

APPLICATION EVALUATION – Pass/Fail: An application evaluation will be conducted to determine whether or not each applicant possesses the required licensure, certification, and experience for this recruitment. Those candidates who meet the requirements will be placed on the eligible list.

Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information, and driving record may be required for this position.


The County of Ventura is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

For more information about this recruitment, please contact Brett Ramirez by e-mail at or by telephone at (805) 654-2277.


California Nurses Association


To learn more about Benefits, Retirement, and the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), see links below.

  • Benefits website ( or you may call (805) 654-2570.

  • Retirement FAQ's (

  • Memorandum of Agreement

Union Code: NCN


Your salary will be determined by your complete nursing experience so be sure to list all applicable experience in the work experience section of this application. Do you understand?

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    Do you possess a current valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California?

If yes, you MUST include your date of licensure and a current valid license number in the Certificates and Licenses section of your application. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified.

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    Do you possess a Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) Certification?

If yes, you MUST include the certification information in the Certificates and Licenses section of your application.

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    Do you have at least two years of full-time professional registered nursing experience in a Med Surg or Telemetry Unit?

You MUST list this experience and enter all the details in the Work Experience section of your application in order to receive credit for it. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified.

Note: Full-time is defined as 40 hours per week. Anything less than that must be prorated.

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Ventura County


800 S. Victoria Avenue LOC. #1970 Ventura, California, 93009


(805) 654-5129



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