Licensed Vocational Nurse - Bilingual Required

County of Ventura, CA

Job Category
Sub Category : Licensed Practical Nurse & Licensed Vocational Nur
Posted : 2023-07-07
$62,165.77 - $66,772.61 Annually
and may be required to travel throughout Ventura County, CA
Job Type
Job Number
0212HCA-23AA (MD)
Health Care Agency
Ambulatory Care
Opening Date
Closing Date


Under the clinical supervision of a Registered Nurse (may also be under the clinical supervision of a physician or Nurse Practitioner in an outpatient clinic setting), is responsible to assist in an assigned Health Care Agency (HCA) nursing unit in auxiliary patient care within the scope of vocational nursing practice in the State of California.
PAYROLL TITLE: Licensed Vocational Nurse

EDUCATIONAL/BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Incumbents may be eligible for educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification. Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.

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. One of the five certifications may be paid at $2.00 per hours for a National Certification. List provided in the MOA, Exhibit 10 (please see attached list). CNA_Regular_Unit_Amendment _#5

AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: Health Care Agency - Ambulatory Care

Licensed Vocational Nurse is represented by the California Nurses' Association (CNA) and is eligible for overtime compensation.

NOTE: Salary placement will be determined according to the current California Nurses' Association (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 for the Health Care Agency. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy.

OPENING DATE: February 28, 2023
CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs. It is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible.
(Previously: March 13, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.)

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs patient care functions and initiates appropriate nursing interventions as outlined in standards of care and the individual patient care plan in support of professional staff;
  • Manages a caseload of individuals with health specialty referrals; uses screening tools and guidelines to inform, implement, and monitor plan of care for assigned patients; maintains health boundaries and professional ethics;
  • Refers individuals and families to available community medical clinics, behavioral health, public benefits; follows-up on referrals or appointments scheduled;
  • Ensures appropriate documentation in the electronic medical record;
  • Attends meetings and trainings as required;
  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and competence with patients;
  • Communicates with diverse patients regarding disease prevention, health maintenance, and physician instructions;
  • Performs basic assessments (data collection) and documents variances;
  • Interpret physician's written orders, and take necessary steps to ensure completion;
  • Safeguards patient's health and safety by reporting abuse and neglect, maintaining patient confidentiality, and maintaining current skill and knowledge of safe and competent patient care;
  • Utilizes programs such as Cerner, eReferral, and Microsoft Office to review patient charts, schedule referrals, and data entry; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.

Requires one (1) year of full-time licensed vocational nursing experience in a health care setting that includes at least six (6) months of full-time licensed vocational nursing experience comparable to that obtained at the Ventura County Medical Center in the Health Care Agency.


  • Possession of a current valid license as a Vocational Nurse issued by the State of California
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish
  • Certifications (BLS, ACLS, PALS)
  • Microsoft Office experience
  • California Driver License
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.

Working to thorough knowledge of: the techniques and practices of nursing; medical terminology, routines, and equipment; the role in abuse/neglect reporting; and confidentiality policies.

Skill in: the transcription of physician’s orders, including telephone/verbal orders and the completion of those orders; and performing CLIA waivered testing.

Ability to: apply a variety of techniques, methods and procedures utilizing required equipment for patient care; administer medications as ordered by physicians; follow agency and unit policies and instructions as given; establish and maintain the confidence of patients; maintain confidentiality of patient/client information; work effectively in different healthcare and/or hospital departments or shifts as required; establish and maintain effective interpersonal relations with other staff members, patients, and their families; and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

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. 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.
(Previously: Applications must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday March 13, 2023.)

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at A paper application can be obtained by calling (805) 654-5129. Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 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.

LATERAL TRANSFER OPTION: 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 examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire will result in the application being removed from consideration.

APPLICATION EVALUATION – pass/fail: An application evaluation will be conducted to determine whether each applicant possesses the required licensure, certification, and experience for this recruitment. Those candidates who meet the requirements will be placed on the eligible list.

Applicants successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.

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 Maritza David by email at or by telephone at (805) 677-5162.

The County of Ventura is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

California Nurses Association
To learn more about Benefits, Retirement, and the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), see links below.
  • Benefits website or you may call (805) 654-2570.
  • Retirement FAQ's (Download PDF reader)
  • Memorandum of Agreement
Union Code: NCN

Job Location
Oxnard, California, United States
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