Registered Nurse I/II - Regular and Per Diem

Ventura County Health Care Agency   Ventura, CA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on May 12, 2022
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New Hire Incentive
May be approved for up to 10% of a one-time New Hire Incentive pending approval (Not applicable for Per Diem positions).

Under direction, is responsible for providing professional direct or indirect nursing care to patients.

Registered Nurse I (RN I): $34.69 - $36.46 per hour
Registered Nurse II (RN II): $42.79 - $51.18 per hour
Per Diem Registered Nurse (PD RN): $35.70 per hour
Per Diem Registered Nurse II (PD RN II): $42.32 - $55.85 per hour

CERTIFICATION PAY: Incumbents in this classification are eligible for certification pay at a rate of $0.813 per hour based on his or her scheduled work week hours and not to exceed the scheduled work week hours for each qualified certification possessed up to a maximum of five (5) certifications.

EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification.

BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for bilingual incentive depending on the applicable memorandum of agreement and the needs of the department. In order to qualify for this incentive, incumbents in eligible positions must take and pass the applicable bilingual fluency examination.


RN I, RN II, PD RN, and PD RN II are represented by the California Nurses' Association (CNA) and are eligible for overtime compensation.

NOTE: Salary placement will be determined according to the current 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), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancies within the Health Care Agency.

NOTE: If appointed at the lower level, incumbents may be promoted to the higher level without further examination upon meeting the minimum requirements, demonstrating satisfactory performance, and in accordance with the business needs of the department.

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Uses the full scope of the Nurse Practice Act to assess, plan, organize, and provide nursing care to assigned patients;
  • Follows prescribed doctors' orders concerning treatments and medications;
  • Documents patient treatment and dispensing; makes patient observations; records and reports on all pertinent information, including changes in patient condition and general progress;
  • Provides follow-through on judgment within the scope of accepted nursing practice;
  • Assists doctors in examination and treatment;
  • Provides unit organization and is responsible for completion of all delegated and indicated nursing duties by the end of the assigned shift;
  • Assists in training, supervision and evaluation of new and ancillary personnel;
  • Maintains current knowledge of nursing care developments and therapeutic measures; attends department in-services and staff development programs;
  • In Ambulatory Medicine areas, provides physician assistance and patient care as indicated and required;
  • May participate in quality assurance/utilization review or other non-direct patient care nursing assignments; 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 no experience.

RN II & PD RN II - VCMC & SP Hospital
Requires six (6) months of recent full-time acute care registered nursing experience in an acute hospital or equivalent setting, or completion of the Ventura County Medical Center competency requirements* as evaluated and approved by the Chief Nursing Executive.

RN II & PD RN II - Ambulatory Care & Public Health only
Requires six (6) months of recent full-time equivalent registered nursing experience in a public or private health care setting.

*These competency requirements are in conformance with the California Board of Registered Nurses nursing requirements.

Must possess and maintain a current, valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California, or Registered Nurse licensure in another state with California licensure pending.

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

Successful completion of the Health Care Agency Pharmacology examination within three (3) months of employment is mandatory for assignments within the Health Care Agency.

Depending upon area of assignment, additional specialty experience and/or certification(s) may be required.

This position may be subject to State Health Officer Orders regarding vaccine verification and/or testing. These requirements are a condition of employment. Depending on assignment and work location(s), successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination and/or booster against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process.

Recruitment Process


FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Application Review: Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

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.

NOTE: 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 (Download PDF reader) for additional information.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this exam AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the exam process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may 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 and certification for this recruitment. Those candidates who do will be placed on the eligible list.

Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of six (6) months.

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.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Anna Ford by e-mail at or by telephone at (805) 677-5153.