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Assistant Nursing Director, Administration

County of Los Angeles
Full Time Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, 313 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States





July 20, 2021 at 8:00 A.M. (PT)

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.


All Department of Health Services workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.



The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. Through its integrated system of 25 health centers and four (4) acute hospitals - and expanded network of community partner clinics – DHS annually provides direct care for 600,000 unique patients, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual budget of over $6.9 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit


Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

DEFINITION:Under general direction, administers an organizational area which has functional impact on the management and/or operations of departments across the nursing or health care operation, such as the development of policy, application of procedures and provision of services which broadly affect or control the management and operations of all departments and divisions within the nursing or health care operation.
Essential Job Functions

Plans, selects and devises nursing administrative methods, procedures, work flow and standards for quality and quantity of work, including staffing standards.

Determines personnel, material, equipment and facilities needed to accomplish program goals.

Interprets and directs the implementation of nursing philosophy and objectives, Department policies and procedures, and applies recognized standards of nursing care.

Prepares budget for assigned area, and is responsible for adherence to approved budget.

Assigns, direct and review the work of subordinate supervisors and/or other employees.

Advises nursing managers and other nursing executives on management, administrative or technical procedures and techniques.

Monitors operational compliance with licensure, accreditation and regulatory standards, and recommends changes as needed.

Serves as the senior nursing executive in a large operation on the night or evening shift.

Assigned to the Office of Nursing Affairs at various locations for the purpose of nurse recruitment.

Performs other duties as assigned.



A Bachelor's degree* in Nursing  from an accredited college or university 


Three (3) years of experience in clinical nursing.

A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board or Registered Nursing.*



ensure the License and Certification Section of the application is completed. Provide the title(s) of your required license(s), the number(s), date(s) of issue, date(s) of expiration and the name(s) of the issuing agency for the required license as specified in the Selection Requirements.


Applicants claiming experience in a state other than California must provide their Registered Nurse License Number from that state on the application at the time of filing. Out-of-State experience provided on the application without the required license number will not be considered.

 Required license(s) and/or certification(s) must be active and unrestricted, or your application will not be accepted. Additionally, in order to receive credit for license(s) and/or certification(s) in relation to any desirable qualifications, the license(s) and/ or certification(s) must be active and unrestricted.A current certification issued by the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program.*



attach a legible photocopy of the required BLS certification to their application

at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing your application online. 

Applications submitted without the required evidence of BLS certification will be rejected.

A valid California Class C Driver's License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

No Out-of-Class experience, Withhold, or Verification of Experience Letters (VOEL) will be accepted.

Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess the following:
  • Additional experience in clinical nursing. 
  • Supervisory** experience in Utilization Review*** and/or Case Management****.
*In order to receive credit for any college course work, you must include a legible photocopy of your official degree, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your application, at the time of filing, or email to the analyst within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate must be prepared to provide an official transcript from the college or university to verify degree(s). Applications submitted without a legible photocopy of the document will not be considered for credit.

If you are unable to attach required/supporting documents during application submission, you may email the documents to Martha Teran at  within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing your application online or you will not receive credit. Please include your full name (as it appears on your application), the examination title and the examination number in the email message.

**For this examination, supervising experience is defined as planning, assigning, and reviewing the work of staff, and evaluating employee performance.

***For this examination, Utilization Review is defined as provides technical and administrative direction performing reviews of patients' medical charts to ascertain the medical necessity for services and the appropriateness of the level of care.

****For this examination, Case Management is a collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the options and services required to meet the clients' health and human service needs.
Additional Information

This examination will consist of an evaluation of education, training and experience based upon application information and desirable qualifications weighted 100%.



achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added to the eligible register.


Applications will be processed on an "as received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

Appointees may be required to work

any shift

, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.


"The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history

unless you receive a contingent offer of employment

. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s).

 If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed."

The eligible register resulting from this examination will be primarily used to fill a vacancy in Department of Health Services, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Utilization Management Division. May also be used to fill other vacancies throughout the Department Health Services as they occur.


Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking the green "APPLY" button at the top right of this posting.  You can also track the status of your application using this website.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have


shown that you meet the


. Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely to receive full credit for related education and/or experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.

Please do not group your experience.

For each position held, give the name and address of your employer, your position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed.

If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
  • All information and documents provided by applicants is subject to verification.
  • We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made.
  • Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
  • Utilizing verbiage from Class Specification and/or Minimum/Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the Requirements. Comments such as "See Résumé" or referencing other unsolicited materials/documents will not be considered as a response; in doing so, your application will be rejected.
  • It is recommended that you provide your work experience using statements that provide the following three elements: ACTION you took, the CONTEXT in which you took that action, and the BENEFIT that was realized from your action. Include specific reference to the impact you made in the positions you have held.
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employees have a Social Security Number.
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password.  Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.




Martha Teran, Exam Analyst

HR ESC phone number is (213) 288-7000