Licensed Vocational Nurse

County of Santa Barbara
Full Time 24 per week $61,814 - $73,925 Per year CA Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, 300 N San Antonio Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93110, United States



$29.62 - $35.42 Hourly

$5,151.19 - $6,160.48 Monthly

$61,814.23 - $73,925.79 Annually

Bilingual 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 rate
NOTE: 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.