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Nursing Assistant I/II - Regular and Per Diem Pool at Ventura County

Last updated: January 05, 2024

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Title Nursing Assistant I/II - Regular and Per Diem Pool
Company Ventura County
Location Ventura, CA
Description Nursing Assistant I/II - Regular and Per Diem Pool

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Nursing Assistant I/II - Regular and Per Diem Pool


$35,088.46 - $48,003.70 Annually


throughout Ventura County, CA

Job Type


Job Number

0156HCA-24AA (KM)


Health Care Agency

Opening Date


  • Description
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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.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

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


Nursing Assistant I: $35,088.46 - $44,697.98 Annually

Nursing Assistant II: $35,088.46 - $48,003.70 Annually

Nursing Assistant I-PDP: $18.93 Hourly

Nursing Assistant II-PDP: $20.39 Hourly

EDUCATION/BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Incumbents may be eligible for an educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification. Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.

NEW HIRE/RETENTION/REFERRAL INCENTIVES: Subject to the applicable section of the SEIU 721 MOA 2019-2022, Amendment #6 (Secs. 3801 – 3803):

  • In compliance with specific requirements, a regular employee may be eligible for an Employee Referral Incentive of $500.

VETERAN’S POINTS: This is a trainee/entry level classification, and Veteran’s Points may apply to eligible candidates.

Nursing Assistant I/II are represented by the Services Employees International Union (SEIU) and are eligible for overtime compensation.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra-help vacancies.


OPENING DATE: January 5, 2024

CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.)

Examples Of Duties

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.

Typical Qualifications

These are entrance requirements to the exam process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.

Education, Training, and Experience:

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.


  • 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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge and ability to: apply methods, procedures, and equipment utilized in nursing assistant work to provide direct patient care; maintain the confidence of and effective relationships with staff and patients; and work in various departments as required. In some cases, Nursing Assistants may be trained for phlebotomy and electrocardiogram.

Supplemental Information:

Duties require frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting and kneeling, and the ability to move, position and lift patients and/or equipment to perform nursing assistant duties/procedures.

Recruitment Process

FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

To apply online, please refer to our website at https://hr.ventura.org/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

LATERAL TRANSFER OPTION: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here for additional information.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE – Qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this exam AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the exam process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration.

APPLICATION EVALUATION – Qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to the written examination.

WRITTEN EXAM – 100%: An unproctored, on-line, and internet-based job-related written exam will be administrated to test the applicants’ knowledge of General Patient Care. Applicants must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.

Applicants successfully completing the exam process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, and driving record may be required for this position.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Kristy Madrigal by e-mail at kristy.madrigal@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 654-5094.


The County of Ventura is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.


Service Employees International Union (LOCAL 721)


To learn more about Benefits, Retirement, and the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), see links below.

  • Benefits website (https://hr.ventura.org/benefits) or you may call (805) 654-2570.
  • Retirement FAQ's (https://vcportal.ventura.org/CEO/benefits/docs/RETIREMENT%20-%20FAQs.pdf)
  • Memorandum of Agreement



Detail your full-time experience working in a licensed nursing facility or other comparable work experience in a health care related field. Full-Time is considered 40 hours. Any hours worked less than 40 must be prorated. Please include the following in your response:

  • Name of employer(s)
  • Dates of employment reflected as MM/YYYY to MM/YYYY or Present
  • Number of hours worked per week
  • Position title
  • Specific duties you performed

NOTE: Do not copy and paste a response to another question. Do not refer to an attached document.

NOTE: This experience must be included in the Work History section on your application.

If you do not have this experience state, "No experience."


Do you have or can you obtain prior to the first day of employment a valid Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certificate?

NOTE: This is a requirement and must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

  • Yes
  • No


Have you successfully completed an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program, approved by the State of California? If yes, you MUST include your date of certification and a current valid certificate number in the Certificates and Licenses section of your application. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified.

  • Yes
  • No


Do you possess a current valid Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA Certificate) issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs? If yes, you MUST include your date of licensure and a current valid license number in the Certificates and Licenses section of your application.

  • Yes
  • No


Give an example which demonstrates your skill providing direct patient care and highlights your ability to exercise tact, courtesy, sensitivity, and/or respect. In your response be sure to include the name of the employer(s) where you acquired the experience, your specific actions, and the outcome. If you have no such experience, write "no experience."

Required Question


Ventura County


800 S. Victoria Avenue LOC. #1970 Ventura, California, 93009


(805) 654-5129




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