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Sheriff's Detentions Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)-18462606


Pay: $45926.4 to $56472/year
$45926.4 - $56472
Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2134377

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Are you willing to accept the challenge of working in a detention facility to provide nursing care for people from all walks of life? Don't let this opportunity pass you by – Apply today!
The County of San Diego Sheriff's Department is offering an exciting job opportunity as a
Sheriff's Detentions Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Sheriff's Detentions LVNs provide nursing care to patients in one of the San Diego County detention facilities. Duties include assisting in clinics, caring and treating individuals with medical or psychiatric conditions, and responding to emergencies. Tasks performed can include but not limited to the preparation and administration of medications, venipuncture, performing simple lab tests, and wound care.

This class differs from Licensed Vocational Nurse in that the latter is found in the Health and Human Services Agency and provides skilled nursing care to patients and clients at mental health facilities, a geriatric/long-term rehabilitation hospital, and public health clinics.
Required Education/Experience:
  1. Completion of a recognized Vocational Nursing Program and continuing education; AND;
  2. Possession of a current license to practice vocational nursing in the State of California, which must be maintained throughout employment; AND;
  3. Possession of a current CPR and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) card at the time of application, which must be maintained throughout employment.
Note:  Possession of an Intravenous and Blood Withdrawal Certificate is required at the time of appointment.

A copy of your CPR/AED card and a copy of your nursing license MUST be submitted in order to apply for this position. All required documents must be submitted with your application in order to determine your eligibility to compete.
Desirable Traits:
  • Nursing experience in correctional, psychiatric, geriatric, cardiac care, and emergency settings.
  • Certification in CCHP and certification of completion of courses in Blood Withdrawal and/or IV Therapy.
  • Communicates effectively, knowledge worker; customer focused; respectful of others; driven to excel; can demonstrate ethical behavior, is a team player and supportive of change.      
Extra Benefits:
In addition to the base salary (see above), Sheriff's Detentions Licensed Vocational Nurses 
  • Earn .55/hr for working evening shift
  • Earn .55/hr for working graveyard shift
  • Receive free food in the detention facilities
  • Receive an annual uniform allowance 
  • May be reimbursed for part of the mileage to and from work when using public transportation.
Click here for a complete job description including minimum qualifications and working conditions, etc.

Working Conditions:
  • Work environment is in a locked detention facility.
  • Incumbents may be exposed to infectious illnesses and to inmate patients whose behavior is unpredictable and occasionally violent and combative.
  • Incumbents may be subject to work rotating shifts (Morning, Mid-day, and Night), holidays, and weekends.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs. and occasionally 50 lbs.
Background Qualifications:

  • Must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness.
  • Felony convictions will be disqualifying.
  • Misdemeanor convictions may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and recency.
  • Prior to appointment, candidates WILL be subject to a thorough background investigation which may include a psychological, polygraph or other examination or test.
Evaluation Process:
The names of qualified applicants will be placed a 12-month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application form will be reviewed using an automated system. If you are successful in the initial process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.
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