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Nursing Assistant I/II

Regular and Per Diem Pool
Pay Range: $35,088.46 - $48,003.70 Annually
Job ID: 0156HCA-24AA
Ventura, 93003

Under general supervision of a licensed nurse, is responsible for performing a variety of support functions for professional staff involved in in-patient nursing services throughout Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital and for performing other related work as required.

Nursing Assistant I/ Nursing Assistant I-PDP is entry level and Nursing Assistant II/ Nursing Assistant II-PDP is journey level.

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Takes blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration of patients.
  • Prepares patients and assists in their feeding.
  • Weighs, bathes, and dresses patients; performs oral hygiene; changes linens and makes patients' beds.
  • Performs routine patient care and performs postmortem duties and responsibilities.
  • Passes bedpans and operates mechanical lifts.
  • May chart patient vital signs, intake, and out-put; observes and reports any unusual circumstances or changes in patient condition. 
  • May provide limited clerical support.
  • Transports patients as needed for admission, discharge, procedures, etc.
  • Assists with ambulatory patients.Maintains a safe environment.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Qualifications

Nursing Assistant I:  

Three (3) months of experience in a licensed nursing facility or other comparable work experience or educational coursework in a health care related field.

Nursing Assistant II:  

At least six (6) months of experience as a Nursing Assistant I at the Ventura County Medical Center or comparable work experience; OR a Certificate as an Emergency Medical Technician; OR a combination of comparable work experience/coursework (e.g., 3 months of experience as a Nursing Assistant plus Emergency Medical Technician coursework); OR Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA Certificate) issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

Necessary Special Requirements:

Candidates must have a valid Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certificate prior to the first day of employment and maintain it thereafter.

DESIRED:  

Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA Certificate) issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs.Completion of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program, approved by the State of California.

About the Hospital

Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) is a fully-integrated, comprehensive system of hospital, clinic and specialty services. The system provides access to high quality, compassionate healthcare to residents throughout Ventura County.

While VCMC provides access to health care to all residents of our county, special emphasis is placed on providing access to care for the underserved and those facing barriers to access. Referred to as the “safety net” population, these individuals comprise over three-quarters of the care provided by VCMC.

VCMC is noted for its renowned Family Medicine Residency Program and is distinguished as the only Ventura County academic teaching hospital with a residency affiliated with UCLA School of Medicine. VCMC is the designated Level II Trauma Center for the west county and is known for its extraordinary trauma team, which includes skilled and talented surgeons covering neurosurgery, orthopedic and general surgery cases.

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