Under general direction, administers an assigned nursing program or organizational unit with responsibility for planning, selecting, and/or devising the methods and procedures to be used and for directing nursing supervisors and/or other personnel in the accomplishment of designated goals.
CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS :
Positions allocable to this class have responsibility for performing the full range of technical and administrative supervisory functions for subordinate nursing supervisors and personnel. Nurse Managers are responsible for assisting in the planning, development and implementation of operational policies and procedures for nursing services. Such positions give direction through first line supervisory personnel and usually receive direction from nursing directors and/or area health officers. Nurse Managers collaborate in departmental planning, problem solving, and decision making within the scope of their responsibility. Such positions require the application of advanced, broad-based knowledge of nursing practice and theory as well as advanced knowledge of techniques of supervision, management, and leadership as applied to specific nursing responsibilities. In certain assignments, incumbents may have 24 hour responsibility for a nursing program or organizational unit within a major health care or correctional facility. Such responsibilities might include workload analysis and reporting, budget and service program planning, program implementation and evaluation. Essential Job Functions
To qualify, candidates must meet all of the following requirements:
1. A current active license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.*
2. A Bachelor's degree** in nursing or closely related health field***** from an accredited program.
3. Two years of experience at the level of a county nursing supervisor*** classification within the last five years. A Master's degree** in Nursing Administration from an accredited program may be substituted for one year of supervisory experience.
4. Current certification in accordance with the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program.****
(Please See Special Requirement Information)
LICENSE(S) AND CERTIFICATE(S) REQUIRED:
A valid California Class C Driver's License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
Please ensure the License and Certification Section of the application is completed. Provide the title(s) of your required license(s), the number(s), date(s) of issue, date(s) of expiration and the name(s) of the issuing agency for the required license as specified in the Selection Requirements.
The original license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing and BLS certification must be presented during the selection process and/or prior to appointment.
*The required license and certification MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license or certificate will NOT be accepted.
PHYSICAL CLASS II: Light : Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
**In order to meet the Selection Requirements, applicants must include a legible photocopy of your "official" diploma(s), "official" transcripts, or "official" letter(s) from an accredited institution which shows the area of specialization, at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing your application online
***Experience at the level of a County nurse supervisor includes assigning and reviewing the work of nursing staff, and evaluating employee performance. Oversees activities in an assigned patient care unit for a shift and performs professional nursing duties.
****Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their BLS certification to their application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the application filing date. Applications submitted without the required evidence of BLS certification will be rejected.
*****Closely related health field is defined as:
Applicants claiming experience in a state other than California must attach a copy of their registered nurse license from that state to the application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the application filing date. Applications submitted without the required evidence will be rejected.