Registered Nurse Ii-v California Children's Services

County of Riverside
CA Health administration building, 4065 County Cir Dr, Riverside, CA 92503, United States Apply before 6/26/2024 11:59
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Overview

ABOUT THE POSITION



The County of Riverside - Riverside University Health System- Public Health is currently recruiting for Registered Nurse II-V for the California Children's Services Administration located in Riverside, CA. Incumbents in this position will be responsible for the following: 

  • Determining medical eligibility using the CCS regulations. 
  • Makes accurate eligibility determination of new and existing cases.
  • Inputs correct ICD-10 codes. 
  • Assists families and provider. 
  • Communicates via telephone, in person, or mail to facilitate requests, problem solve, provide resources and distribute information. 
  • Review requests for services, make decisions based on the regulations and guidelines of CCS. 

Work Schedule9/80; M-Th 7:30am-5:00pm, Fri 8:00am-5:00pm. Every other Friday off.

Licenses and Certificates:
  • Public Health Nurse (PHN) certificate. 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association. 
  • A valid CA Registered Nurse License.


Meet the Team!
To find out more about Riverside University Health System, please visit:

http://www.ruhealth.org     

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES



• Within the full scope of the Nurse Practice Act, may assess, plan, organize, provide and/or oversee nursing care to patients in accordance with physician instructions; may make preliminary observations of, and prepare patients for, medical treatment.
 
• Participate in or provide leadership to/chairs, various committee meetings and present and/or gather data and information to assist management in making administrative and operational decisions.

• Participate or provide leadership in committee activities related to performance improvement issues by auditing patient records and presenting performance improvement plans to the department staff at least two times annually; review and/or revise policy and procedures to maintain up to date policies at all times; participate in in-service education and staff development activities by teaching classes at least two times a year.
 
• Participate or provide leadership in the development of standards of care activities; serve as a preceptor and ongoing mentor to nursing staff; assign and monitor work of a patient care unit, to ensure quality and productivity standards are met; act as a resource to other units as assigned and actively support the nurse manager and supervisory staff.
 
• Conduct research and special unit studies to enhance the professionalism, quality standards, and customer satisfaction of the unit or department.
 
• Identify need for new nursing or mental health procedures and protocols; initiate draft of these procedures and protocols; facilitate throughout the administrative process and initiation into practice at the department level.
 
• Assess training needs of the assigned unit, and recommend and develop programs to meet these needs; teach classes to meet the training needs of the unit or multiple departments as assigned, at least twice a year.
 
• Draft recommendation standards of care, policies, procedures, and quality indicators as identified or assigned; provide education for the staff and monitor compliance to reach established goals.
 
• May be responsible for oversight, development, implementation, and coordination of special programs, services, and education in the healthcare setting. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Registered Nurse II ($41.21 - $49.30/hr)
Education: Successful completion of the education required to obtain a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California. (A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing or a health-related field may be required for some positions.)
 
Experience: Completion of one year as a Registered Nurse in an acute care hospital, mental health setting, clinic outpatient setting, or healthcare agency program. Experience gained as an Interim Permit Nurse may be credited toward meeting the required experience. Evaluations and references must show proficiency of practice as a Registered Nurse. 
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in nursing or health-related field or current and valid national certification in nursing or health-related field.

Registered Nurse III ($44.27-$56.35/hr)
Education: Successful completion of the education required to obtain a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California. 
 
Experience: Three years of full-time experience as a Registered Nurse in an acute care facility, mental health facility, or community health agency 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 as a substitution for one year of the required experience. A master's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing may be considered as a substitution for two years of the required experience.)  

Registered Nurse IV ($47.37-$59.45/hr)
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in nursing or health-related field or current and valid national certification in nursing or health-related field.
 
Experience: Six years as a full-time Registered Nurse. Some positions may require two years in a specialty area. A master's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing or a health-related field may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

Registered Nurse V ($51.72-$62.71/hr) 
OPTION I
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in nursing or a health-related field, and a current and valid national certification in nursing or health related field.


Experience: Nine years as a full time Registered Nurse with at least two years in a specialty area.
 
OPTION II
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing or health-related field.
 
Experience: Seven years as a full-time Registered Nurse with at least two years in a specialty area. 
 
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; identification of potential discharge needs; payor source documentation requirements and governmental regulations affecting reimbursement.
 
Additional Working Knowledge Requirements for Mental Health Applicants: Current child, dependent adult, and elder abuse reporting laws; current involuntary detention and commitment laws related to mental health; involuntary psychotropic medication laws; and Tarasoff-duty to warn requirements.

Ability to: Perform the full range of nursing duties and responsibilities in a patient care setting; plan, organize and implement 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; keep abreast of developments in areas of nursing specialization; teaches, mentors and supervises others routinely; effectively prepare and present reports and recommendations both orally and in written form; evaluate the medical records of hospital admissions; provide recommendations regarding continued stay necessity; identify discharge needs; collect and evaluate data, draw conclusions and formulate recommendations.
 
In Mental Health, ability to use individual professionally sound judgment to make complex decisions related to: triage; clinical assessments including biopsychosocial evaluation; integration of mental health, chemical dependency, and physical healthcare needs; potential suicidality; placement issues and necessary linkages and supports; and need for emergent psychiatric care and consultation.   

GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. Click the 'Apply' link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran's preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, . A pre-employment physical examination and background check may be required.

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