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Nursing Assistant - Part Time

Recruitment #0820-RH3001-TM


This recruitment is being conducted to fill current and part-time positions in several different units/departments at San Joaquin General Hospital such as: the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Medical Surgical and  Medical Guarded Departments, Float Pool, Progressive Care Unit (PCU),  and the Emergency Department. This referral pool may be used for other units/departments at San Joaquin General Hospital.  Prior to employment, a pre-employment drug screening and physical must be successfully passed.

San Joaquin General Hospital is a 24/7 operation.  Employees in these positions must be available to work any shift (Days, PM's, and Nights), including weekends and holidays.

Some positions may be assigned to the  Medical Guarded Unit of San Joaquin General Hospital, which provides direct patient care to an inmate population. As a condition of employment, candidates assigned to this unit must successfully pass a California Department of Corrections (CDCR) background investigation conducted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  Candidates must also maintain their CDCR clearance for continued employment.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

9/14/20: Amended to reflect open until filled.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

 Amended: Includes 2% COLA effective 10/26/20, KParker


  • Performs routine work in the care of patients, including making beds, changing linens, giving baths and rubs, caring for incontinent patients, lifting, moving and transporting patients; cares for personal effects of patients.
  • Measures and records patient intake and output of foods and fluids as directed; collects urine, stool and sputum specimens; tests urine and records results; may give non-medicated enemas.
  • Assists professional staff in performing tests, procedures and examinations of patients in critical care units.
  • Serves trays, feeds patients, and removes trays.
  • Takes and records vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.
  • Maintains patient unit in a neat and clean manner; maintains supplies; removes soiled linen and re-stocks supplies.
  • Assists in a central supply unit; cleans, sterilizes, packages, sets up and distributes medical equipment, linen and related supplies.
  • May assist in ambulance or clinic car service; may administer CPR, use resuscitation equipment and administer first aid.
  • Keeps routine records and reports.
  • Participates in staff development training programs.

    Note: Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.


    Experience:  Six months as a Nursing Assistant Trainee at San Joaquin County General Hospital.


    OR II

    Experience:  Six months performing non-professional nursing work in an acute care hospital.


    OR III

    Experience:  One year performing non-professional nursing work in a convalescent hospital, home health care agency or similar sub-acute facility.


    Substitution:  Successful completion of appropriate clinical training in a Licensed Vocational Nurse or Registered Nurse curriculum may be substituted for the required experience.


    Special Requirement: Specialized training or experience may be required for assignment to or continued assignment to specialized areas.


    Basic arithmetic, basic hygiene and health standards; basic institutional safety procedures including safe lifting techniques; basic hospital sanitation practices; names, uses and care of patient care supplies; behavior of patients.


    Work well with others, attend to the personal needs of the physically and mentally ill; accurately take and record vital signs; deal with patients sympathetically and tactfully; follow oral and written instructions in exact detail; utilize advanced office equipment and computers; lift and move patients; practice excellent customer relations.


    Mobility-Operation of a data entry device; constant walking required; frequent pushing/pulling; constant bending/squatting; occasional stair climbing; Lifting-Constant lifting duties required of 5-70+ lbs.; constant restraining, lifting/turning of heavy objects and/or people; Vision-Constant reading and close-up work; Dexterity-Constant holding, reaching, grasping and writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing and talking in person and on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological-Occasional exposure to grief and trauma; constant public contract; Special Requirements-May require working nights, weekends, and overtime; Environmental-Frequent contact with hazardous materials.


    Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.


    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


    Apply Online:   

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, CA 95202                                  


    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

    Click on a link below to apply for this position:

    Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
    View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
    View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
    Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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    San Joaquin County
    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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