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Staff Nurse III - Inpatient, RN New Graduates

San Joaquin General Hospital

Recruitment #0919-RH1103-01

Introduction

Exceptional Opportunity for Recent RN Graduates!

San Joaquin General Hospital is offering exceptional opportunities to registered nurses to join a team of health care professionals dedicated to a philosophy of excellence in providing health services, education and professional training in an integrated system that values quality in life, family interaction, and respect for both clients and employees.

Types of Positions Available:

 

Full-Time Civil Service

Part-Time Premium – benefited part-time position

Per Diem – eligible for 20 % supplement in lieu of benefits

When completing your application, select the type of position(s) for which you want to be considered for employment.

Shifts may be either AM, Nights, or PM shifts depending on department needs. In addition, the shifts include coverage for weekends and holidays. The focus of this recruitment will be to fill full-time vacancies and may be used to fill current and future part-time and per diem vacancies.

 

 Salary Information (base salary)  

Job Title 

Hourly

Biweekly

Annual (approx.)

Staff Nurse I

$41.12-$49.99

$3,289-$3,999

$85,530-$103,980

Staff Nurse III

$45.34-$55.11

$3,627-$4,408

$94,307-$114,629

The following additional Supplemental Pay may apply:

Shift Differential: $2.00/hour – PM Shift; $4.50/hour

 ·     Educational Supplement: 5% of base salary (eligibility criteria per CNA MOU)

 ·     Charge Pay (Staff Nurse III): $2.00/hour

·     Preceptor Pay (Staff Nurse III): $1.00/hour

·     Standby Pay: 33% of base salary

·     Longevity Pay:

 ·    After 20,800 hours (full-time equivalent of 10 years): 7.5% of base salary

 ·    After 31,200 hours (full-time equivalent of 15 years): 10% of base salary

 

 The Staff Nurse - Inpatient series performs professional nursing care and treatment of the physically and mentally ill in an inpatient setting  

  • Staff Nurse I is the entry-level class in the Staff Nurse series. Incumbents work under close supervision while they develop proficiency in nursing skills.
  • Staff Nurse III is a journey level class and is expected to possess a working knowledge of nursing care principles and practices and to be capable of performing difficult assignments in accordance with nursing competency standards.

We anticipate immediate and future full -time and part- time openings in the following inpatient units:

Emergency Department

Medical Guarded Unit (MGU)*

Hemodialysis

Surgery-Recovery*

Labor and Delivery 

Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Intensive Care Unit

Progressive Care Unit (PCU)

Medical-Surgical Unit*

Float Pool* 

Please click on the link below to review the recruitment brochure:

 RN New Grads SJGH

 *Please note that as a condition of employment, candidates selected for these units must successfully pass a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) background investigation conducted by the CDCR. Candidates must maintain their CDCR clearance for continued employment in these units.  Prior to employment, candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam and drug screening.

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

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. 

  

BENEFITS

Health Insurance:  San Joaquin County provides full-time employees and part-time employees eligible for benefits with a choice of three health plans:  a Kaiser Plan, a Select Plan, and a Premier Plan. Employees pay a portion of the cost of the premiums. Dependent coverage is available for all plans.

Dental Insurance:  The County provides employees with a choice of two dental plans:  Delta Dental and United Health Care-Select Managed Care Direct Compensation Plan.  There is no cost for employee only coverage in either plan; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

Vision Insurance:  The County provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP).  There is no cost for employee only coverage; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

For more detailed information on the County’s benefits program, visit our website at www.sjgov.org under Human Resources/Benefits.

Life Insurance:  The County provides eligible employees with life insurance coverage as follows:

1 but less than 3 years of continuous service:                   $1,000
3 but less than 5 years of continuous service:                   $3,000
5 but less than 10 years of continuous service:                 $5,000
10 years of continuous service or more:                           $10,000

Employees may purchase additional term life insurance up to a maximum of $200,000 at the group rate.

125 Flexible Benefits Plan:  This is a voluntary program that allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for health-related expenses that are not paid by a medical, dental or vision plan (Health Flexible Spending Account $2550 annual limit with a $500 carry over); and dependent care costs (Dependent Care Assistance Plan $5000 annual limit). 

Retirement Plan:  Employees of the County are covered by the County Retirement Act of 1937.  Please visit the San Joaquin County Employees’ Retirement Association (SJCERA) at www.sjcera.org for more information.  NOTE:  If you are receiving a retirement allowance from another California county covered by the County Employees’ Retirement Act of 1937 or from any governmental agency covered by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), you are advised to contact the Retirement Officer of the Retirement Plan from which you retired to determine what effect employment in San Joaquin County would have on your retirement allowance.

Deferred Compensation The County maintains a deferred compensation plan under Section 457 of the IRS code. You may annually contribute $18,000 or 100% of your includible compensation, whichever is less.  Individuals age 50 or older may contribute to their plan, up to $24,000. The Roth IRA (after tax) is also now available.

Vacation:  Maximum earned vacation is 15 days each year up to 10 years; 20 days after 10 years; and 23 days after 20 years.  Accrual rate is prorated for part-time employees eligible for benefits.

Holiday:  14 paid holidays per year.

Educational Leave:  Each fiscal year, department heads grant 40 hours to full-time employees or 24 hours to part-time employees eligible for benefits of educational leave that are not carried beyond the end of the fiscal year.

Sick Leave:  12 working days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation.  Sick leave incentive: An employee is eligible to receive eight hours administrative leave if the leave balance equals at least one-half of the cumulative amount that the employee is eligible to accrue.  The employee must also be on payroll during the entire calendar year.

Bereavement Leave:  3 days of paid leave for the death of an immediate family member, 2 additional days of accrued leave for death of employee’s spouse, domestic partner, parent or child.

Merit Salary Increase:  New employees will receive the starting salary, which is the first step of the salary range.  After employees serve 52 weeks (2080 hours) on each step of the range (1840 hours for part-time employees), they are eligible for a merit increase to the next step. 

Standby Pay:  Employees designated by appointing authority to be in standby status is compensated at 33.33% of their regular hourly rate.

Educational Supplement: Any bargaining unit nurse who meets at least one of the following criteria will receive an Educational Supplement equal to 5% of their base salary:

  • For those classifications that require an Associate's Degree of Nursing, the nurse has a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. (Nurses who work in Mental Health may substitute a Bachelor's Degree in Pyschology or Social Worker for a degree in Nursing.)
  • For those classifications that require a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, the nurse has a Master's of Science in Nursing.
  • Possess National or approved International certification in the specialty area in which the nurse currently is assigned.
  • Possess CCRN Certification and active ACLS Certificate.
  • Provide proof of completion of a critical care class and active ACLS Certificate.

License/Certificate FeesThe County provides reimbursement for specific classifications under the CNA MOU for fees required to renew State required license/certification.  Fees associated with initial license/certification will not be covered.

Pre-Employment Physical Exam:  If required, will be conducted at San Joaquin County General Hospital at no cost to the employee.

Job Sharing:  Any regular, permanent full-time employee may agree to job-share a position, subject to approval by a Department Head and the Director of Human Resources.

Educational Reimbursement Program:  The County offers an Educational Reimbursement Program.  Eligible employees (civil service and part-time eligible for benefits) may be reimbursed for career-related course work taken on the employee’s own time up to $850 per fiscal year; an employee enrolled in an approved degree program may be reimbursed up to $800 per semester for a maximum of $1600 per fiscal year per fiscal year.

Parking Supplemental Downtown Stockton:  The County contributes up to $17 per pay period for employees who pay for parking and are assigned to work in the Downtown Core Area.

School Activities:  Employees may take up to 40 hours per year, but not more than eight (8) hours per month, to participate in their children’s school activities.

 Part-Time Employee Benefits

Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive either a differential in lieu of benefits or may receive pro-rated benefits if the employee works at least 41 hours per pay period. Pro-rated benefits available include: health insurance; dental insurance and vision insurance. Employees electing pro-rated benefits also earn pro-rated vacation and sick leave.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply Online:       

www.sjgov.org/department/hr

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
www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.



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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