Licensed Vocational Nurse (Lvn), Sheriff's Detentions-Temporary-22462608T

County Of San Diego San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 6 days ago

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The County of San Diego Sheriff's Department has immediate openings for

Sheriff's Detentions Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)-TEMPORARY

Temporary assignments can last up to 12 months.

Certified Temporary employees have the option to enroll in medical coverage. Click here for more information.

Sheriff's Detentions LVNs provide nursing care to patients in one of the San Diego County detention facilities. Duties include assisting in clinics, caring and treating individuals with medical or psychiatric conditions, and responding to emergencies. Tasks performed can include but not limited to the preparation and administration of medications, venipuncture, performing simple lab tests, and wound care.

This class differs from Licensed Vocational Nurse in that the latter is found in the Health and Human Services Agency and provides skilled nursing care to patients and clients at mental health facilities, a geriatric/long-term rehabilitation hospital, and public health clinics.


  • Completion of a recognized Vocational Nursing Program and continuing education; AND;
  • Possession of a current license to practice vocational nursing in the State of California is required at time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment. Failure to maintain such license will be cause for dismissal; AND;
  • Possession of a current CPR and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) card is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment. Failure to maintain certification may be cause for dismissal.

A copy of your CPR/AED card and a copy of your nursing license MUST be submitted in order to apply for this position. All required documents must be submitted with your application in order to determine your eligibility to compete.


Possession of an Intravenous and Blood Withdrawal Certificate is required at the time of appointment.

The Department of Human Resources removes personally identifiable information from all recruitments. This practice, called Blind Applicant Screening, hides a candidate's personal information that could influence or bias a hiring decision. Personal information includes name, phone number, address, gender, age and race. This process helps contribute to a fair and equitable selection process leading to a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

The most highly qualified candidates, based on the evaluation results, will be referred for an interview. Be sure to include your experience in meeting the minimum requirements in both the Work Experience section and the Supplemental Questionnaire section of the Application.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application Work History and/or supplemental questionnaire.


As part of the County of San Diego's pre-employment process, prospective candidates will undergo a background check (including fingerprinting) and a pre-employment medical screening prior to beginning County employment. Additional types of background investigations may be conducted based on the job-related activities of the position.

Employees who work at County locations subject to the California Department of Public Health State Public Health Officer order are required to be fully vaccinated. In addition, booster-eligible employees must receive their booster by March 1, 2022, or within 15 days of becoming eligible for a booster if they are not eligible as of March 1, 2022. If there are CDPH date changes for Booster compliance, employees must come into compliance in accordance with that date.

If unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated (including booster), employees in some locations covered by the Public Health Officer Orders who remain in the workplace may be eligible for an accommodation.

Desirable Traits:

  • Nursing experience in correctional, psychiatric, geriatric, cardiac care, and emergency settings.

  • Certificationin CCHP andcertification of completion of courses in Blood Withdrawal and/or IV Therapy.

  • Communicates effectively, knowledge worker; customer focused; respectful of others; driven to excel; can demonstrate ethical behavior, is a team player and supportive of change.

Click here for a complete job description including minimum qualifications and working conditions, etc.


  • Work environment is in a locked detention facility.

  • Incumbents may be exposed to infectious illnesses and to inmate patients whose behavior is unpredictable and occasionally violent and combative.

  • Incumbents may be subject to work rotating shifts (Morning, Mid-day, and Night), holidays, and weekends.

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs. and occasionally 50 lbs.


  • Must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness.

  • Felony convictions will be disqualifying.

  • Misdemeanor convictions may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and recency.

  • Prior to appointment, candidates WILL be subject to a thorough background investigation which may include a psychological, polygraph or other examination or test.


Qualified applicants will be placed on a twelve (12) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in the employment and supplemental applications. Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application form will be reviewed using an automated system. If you are successful in the initial process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.


Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

As an employer of over 19,000 employees, the County of San Diego is an organization committed to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. We recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by our veterans and value the unique expertise and leadership qualities they bring to our workforce. We strive to provide veterans with the resources and tools necessary to maximize their employment opportunities, and to assist veterans with their transition into civilian life by applying the valuable skills, knowledge and training acquired in service to positions and career paths at all levels within our large organization. Click on the resource links below to learn more about how the County of San Diego supports its veterans.

Veteran's Preference PolicyThe County of San Diego offerspreferential credits for military service to assist qualified applicants in transitioning from military to civilian careers with the County of San Diego.

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The County of San Diego and its employees embrace the vision of: a just, sustainable, and resilient future for all. Our values include: integrity, equity, access, belonging, excellence, and sustainability. Each of which are infused throughout our operations. While also embracing a mission of strengthening our communities with innovative, inclusive, and data driven services through a skilled and supported workforce. Click here for more information on our Strategic Plan ( well as our commitment to serve everyone, to build a Framework for the Futurethat will create a County that works for all.

Under California Government Code Sections 3100 - 3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers. The term "public employees" includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city, state agency, or public district. Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law.

The County of San Diego is committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion because

our diverse workforce is out greatest asset and out customers are our number one priority.

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Licensed Vocational Nurse (Lvn), Sheriff's Detentions-Temporary-22462608T

County Of San Diego