Licensed Vocational Nurse, Ukiah, California

Created 03/19/2023
Employer County of Mendocino, CA
Reference 619641
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City Ukiah
Zip 95482
Salary $55,515.20 - $67,475.20 Annually
The Position

Salary increase effective March 19, 2023.

**This job posting has been extended, and will now close on Thursday, April 13 , 2023 at 11:59 pm.**

The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions in a variety of departments, service areas, and locations throughout the County, should they occur. Pursuant to current bargaining unit agreements, employees regularly assigned to the coastal region or in Covelo are eligible to receive a 5% assignment premium .

Under supervision, performs nursing duties in case management, care, and treatment of clients in the prevention, detection, and control of diseases and the promotion of health in a variety of settings throughout the County. Assists health care providers and social service providers in providing client care and/or case management. Positions may be allocated to the Health and Human Services Agency or to the Probation Department - Juvenile Hall; work may be office, field, clinic based depending upon the program; or in a locked secure facility (Juvenile Hall).

Bilingual English/Spanish encouraged to apply. Se buscan personas bilingües en inglés y español. Para recibir una solicitud en español, llame a Recursos Humanos al 234-6600.

Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Provide comprehensive health services across the continuum of care, including medically fragile populations throughout the life span under the direction of a professional nurse or health care provider. Services may include assessment of psychosocial, physical, developmental, spiritual, and emotional needs.
  • Provide nursing care and assists with case management of clients under the supervision of health care provider; interviews client/parent regarding immunization and health history; takes and records temperatures, pulses, respirations and blood pressure readings; transcribes physicians orders to medication and treatment records; observes and reports clients symptoms to nurse or health care provider; takes direction from supervising health care providers.
  • Administer routine medications, immunizations/vaccines according to protocols and treatment as prescribed; educates clients about vaccines and side effects; gives injections and draws blood as directed; maintains related documents.
  • Perform lab procedures.
  • Provide epidemiology and surveillance services; tracks and records required data by client and route of infection; enter communicable disease cases and deaths to required entities; compiles reports; contacts health care providers concerning status of their clients with reportable diseases.
  • Assist health care provider in examination or special procedure.
  • Document all contact with clients; complete required assessment reports, computer reports, and billing sheets associated with client activities.
  • Enter and retrieve information from computer systems, including a variety of daily, monthly, and yearly reports.
  • Disseminate a variety of information to various agencies, divisions, or departments via telephone, employee meetings, mail, email, or fax. Educate clients in self-administration of daily tests, medications, and therapies per health care provider orders.
  • Conduct inventory and maintain supplies. Maintain and enhance knowledge of public health concerns through attendance at workshops, meetings, specialty clinics, protocols, journals and classes.
  • Participate in the operation of health clinics (i.e., interviewing patients, performing diagnostic tests, giving prescribed treatment; recording data; collects specimens for laboratory analysis; assists in the operation of special equipment; cleans and sterilizes medical supplies and equipment. Perform other related duties as assigned.

In addition to general duties, may also include the following.
  • Provide nursing care, including mental health care and assists with case management in compliance with California Code of Regulations Title 15, regarding youth detention.
  • Adhere to safety and security policies and procedures as required in Juvenile Hall setting.
  • Conduct Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training and certification for department staff.


Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited Vocational Nursing Program approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). No experience is required; however, six (6) months of experience is preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Driver's License
Valid California Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Current Basic Life Support Course Completion Card issued by the American Heart Association, or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules and regulations.
  • Nursing theory, principals, and practice.
  • Human development across the life span.
  • Administration of immunizations and their possible side effects, storage, and inventory requirements.
  • Perinatal, infant, child, adolescent and adult growth and development, nutritional needs, and immunization.
  • Adult/Child abuse and neglect.
  • Infectious control practices and procedures, sterile techniques and the consequences of contaminations on safety and accuracy in the clinic.
  • Causes, treatment, prevention, and early detection of communicable or chronic diseases and handicapping conditions.
  • Basic medical terminology
  • Medical equipment, supplies, and their use.
  • Basic nursing and health maintenance education.
  • Nursing processes including assessment and identification of client needs.
  • Training in area of assignment.
  • Standards of the Privacy Act of 1974, (U.S.C. §552A) as amended; maintains and enforces all aspects of confidentiality of client information.
  • Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in health and health care.
  • California Code of Regulations Title 15 regarding youth detention, when assigned to Juvenile Hall.

Skill in:
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively both orally and in writing, including motivational/reflective interviewing techniques.
  • Utilizing software applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job. Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with minimal direction.
  • Writing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.

Mental and Physical Abilities:
  • Recognize and appropriately act in response to normal and abnormal behavior patterns.
  • Recognize and act appropriately in response to indications of abuse and neglect across the lifespan, domestic violence, substance use and abuse.
  • Manage difficult clients and dangerous situations.
  • Communicate effectively with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Observe proper safety precautions and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Prepare client documentation, reports and records.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, ability to discriminate between colors, and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to: walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; speak and hear; and push, pull, move, or lift above and below the neck objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent may infrequently be required to push, pull, move, or lift below the neck, objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Selection Procedure & Other Important Information

Important Application Information:
  • It is your responsibility to demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position/s for which you apply.
  • You must complete all sections of the application. A résumé or other information you feel will help us evaluate your qualifications may be attached to your completed application, but will not be accepted in lieu of completing any part of the application. Blank applications that contain only a résumé or those that reference “see résumé” will be rejected as incomplete.
  • Check your application before submitting to ensure it is complete and correct; no new or additional information will be accepted after the closing date.
  • Inquiry will be made of your former and current employers; please provide the names and telephone numbers of supervisors on your application.
  • You must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references (not relatives) that have knowledge of your job skills, experience, ability and/or character.
  • Application materials are the property of Mendocino County and will not be returned.
  • It is your responsibility to keep your NEOGOV profile updated, including any changes to your telephone number or address. Failure to do so may result in missed notification of exams or interviews.
  • The exam process listed on this flyer is tentative. Mendocino County reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan. Such revisions will be in accordance with approved personnel standards. Should a change be made, applicants will be notified.
  • The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

Examination Process: All complete applications will be reviewed; incomplete applications will not be considered. Based on the number of qualified candidates, applicants meeting the job requirements and qualifications will be invited to participate in an oral examination (weight 100) or an unassembled exam, consisting of an evaluation of education and experience as stated on the application form. The examination process will test the knowledge and abilities described above. A minimum score of 70 must be attained for placement on the employment list.

Special Testing: If you require special testing arrangements to accommodate a disability or religious conviction you must contact Human Resources at 707.234.6600 prior to the test date to make your requirements known. You must provide enough advance notice to allow Human Resources to properly review and evaluate your request .

Special Requirements: Employment in some County departments or positions may require the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background, which may include fingerprinting, and/or a medical examination, which may include drug screening.

Employment in some County departments or positions may require proof of Covid-19 vaccination/booster per the applicable California Public Health Officer's Order .

This announcement is a synopsis of duties and requirements of this job. To review the complete classification specification and benefits, please see the HR website. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by the final filing date.

The County of Mendocino is an Equal Opportunity Employer

This information is a summary of general benefits. Benefits listed in Mendocino County Resolutions or Memorandums of Understanding prevail over this listing. This information is not legally binding, nor does it constitute a Contract.

Compensation is based on a five-step salary range, with annual merit-based increases within the salary range.

Covered under Social Security and the 1937 act; both employees and the County pay into the retirement fund. For the most current information regarding County Retirement please go to:

Mendocino County observes 11 paid holidays per year. Employees are granted 24 - 48 hours of personal leave annually, depending upon Bargaining Unit.

Accrues at the rate of two weeks per year for three years. Three weeks per year after three years, four weeks after eight years and five weeks after 15 years.

Paid sick leave accrues at the rate of 1.25 days per month, or 15 days per year. Accruals are pro-rated for part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week. Part-time employees working less than 20 hours per week, and extra-help employees receive up to 24 hours (or 3 days) of paid sick leave annually.

The County and the employee share the cost of an employee selected health care plan; enrollment in the plan includes $20,000 Life Insurance.

For the most current information regarding Health Insurance please go to:

For the most current information regarding Employee Assistance please go to:

For the most current information regardingEmployee Wellness please go to:

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Closing Date/Time: 4/13/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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