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Overview

DESCRIPTION:
Performs a variety of professional nursing and patient/inmate care services to support the functions and operations of the adult correctional facility and the Mental Health Community Crisis Response Unit (CCRU).

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Provides professional nursing services in a secured adult correctional facility and the Community Crisis Response Unit (CCRU). | Participates in treatment teams to discuss patient/inmate progress and develop coordinated care plans. | Provides consultation and related services to treatment teams, other Agency divisions, other agencies/organizations, including participation on special teams and developing strategies. | Collaborates with other agencies/organizations and committees to: identify patient/inmate needs and identify resources to meet these needs; to develop policy and programs. | Performs complex professional level correctional and psychiatric nursing services, including nursing assessments, administering medications, educating patients/inmates, development and implementation of wellness/recovery plans, and group education. | Prescreens inmate requests to be seen by a physician/physician assistant following established protocol; contacts mental health providers for evaluation and treatment of emotional or psychiatric problems of inmates. | Performs assessment of inmate/patient conditions; determines the necessity for referrals and schedules appointments and follow up visits for outpatient clinics or the hospital. | Conducts individual and family health assessments to determine the nature and extent of nursing services required. | Obtains health histories, conducts interviews and makes observations of physical conditions, psycho-social status, cultural backgrounds and environmental influences on health. | Performs physical assessments to identify health abnormalities. | Administers immunizations and various tests and health screenings; provides general health related information and counseling, as well as crisis counseling, to patients/inmates regarding their medical condition, medications and treatment. | Refers patients/inmates to other agencies/health care providers as appropriate, and assists patients/inmates in obtaining adequate services and benefits which promote health; follows up on patient/inmate progress as appropriate. | Provides nursing case management services. | Initiates and/or responds to cardiac and respiratory arrest alerts. | Administers first aid and basic nursing care until arrival of an ambulance. | Prepares and maintains accurate and complete case documentation; compiles data and prepares reports as required. | Orders, administers, secures and maintains inventory of medications. | observes and records potential side effects of medications and assesses for medication allergies. | Assists in training new personnel. | Performs various office/administrative duties as necessary, including preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, maintaining files, answering the telephone, attending meetings, procuring supplies, researching medical literature, etc.; | Compliance with all relevant laws and regulations regarding confidentiality; may provide leadership to staff | Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE OF:
Basic mathematics, proper spelling and grammar usage | Community aspects of nursing programs | Prevention and/or early detection of communicable diseases, chronic diseases, handicapping conditions, mental illnesses and other disabling conditions | Principles and procedures involved with family planning, sexually transmitted disease control, maternal and child health | Laws, rules and regulations applicable to nursing practice | Available community resources | Leadership concepts and principles | Techniques for dealing effectively with and providing a high level of customer service to all individuals contacted in the course of work | Principles, methods, procedures and current trends of nursing as applied in primary care, mental health, and correctional health | Environmental, sociological, and cultural factors which influence individual and community health | The methods, procedures, tests, equipment and tools used in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses | First aid care and treatment | Safety protocols for the use of medical equipment/instruments and the handling of patients and biomedical waste

ABILITY TO:
Organize and manage multiple duties, and working within time constraints | Effectively work with individuals and families to assist them in the satisfactory solution of health problems | Exercise independent judgment in the provision of community nursing services | Speak effectively in public | Assemble and analyze information and prepare written reports and records in a clear, concise manner | React calmly and professionally in emergency, emotional and/or stressful situations | Operate modern office equipment and specialized software applications programs

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
RN I/RN I: Graduation from an accredited college with an Associate’s degree in Nursing.
RN II/RN II: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or graduation from an accredited college with an Associate’s degree in Nursing and a Bachelor’s degree in a health related field. Two (2) years of registered nursing experience must accompany a Bachelor’s degree in a health related field, other than nursing.
Experience working in a 24-hour psychiatric or adult correctional facility is desirable.

LICENSE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • A valid California driver’s license
  • A valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California;
  • CPR certification
  • Must complete periodic continuing education coursework as required to maintain active licensure
  • Must possess, or be willing to obtain, national provider identifier (NPI)
  • Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough law enforcement background investigation.

Application Deadline:
April 30, 2021 at 5 PM

The department currently has one (1) vacancy.
Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future full-time vacancies for an Institutional Registered Nurse I/II, as well as, subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

SALARY
RN I: Range 81: $30.99 – $37.74 Hourly / $2,479.20 – $3,019.20 Biweekly
RN II: Range 85: $34.19 – $41.67 Hourly / $2,735.20 – $3,333.60 Biweekly
Annual salary step increases (A-E) based upon satisfactory performance and completion of one (1) year and 2,080 hours.

BENEFITS: 

  • Approximately 80% of the premium for medical, dental, and vision plan is paid by the County. The current employee rate, as January 1, 2021, is $193.93/mo. (EPO plan). The plan covers the employee and all eligible family members.
  • $30,000 Life Insurance Plan for employees
  • A retirement plan through CalPERS.
  • A deferred compensation retirement savings plan is available to employees with a contribution match from the County up to $60/mo.
  • 96 hours of paid vacation (increases upon continuous years of service). 96 hours of paid sick leave. 13 paid holidays plus one 8 hour personal holiday.
  • An Employee Assistance Program is provided to all employees and employees’ family members at no cost.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

Visit www.https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tehama
For questions about this recruitment contact:
Tehama County Health Services
530-527-8491 | kellie.gore@tchsa.net

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None