LA county Relief nurse 2013

  1. 0 Hello all I applied to a relief nurse 1 position with LA county. I then got a letter in the mail sayng my application had been accepted and i was scheduled for the "examination." I took the test, passed the test, and got another letter in the mail about two months after my test saying I had passed and that my name will be placed in an "eligibility list." What now? Does any one know what happens after this process? Thank you all so much! any info is appreciated. I did get a call from Harbor UCLA and filled out some paper work and got scheduled for an interview. But is this test for all LA county nurse jobs? What has your experience been like? I also heard something about a verbal exam/ interview? what is that?
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  3. Visit  Sophia, RN profile page

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    Joined May '13; Posts: 14.

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  4. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community!

    moved to CA nursing for best response
  5. Visit  zzbxdo profile page
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    All California county positions put you on an eligible list and are ranked based off experience etc. The lower the number the better I think... I forget it's been a while
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    But do i have to contact them for a job, or will i get called when something opens? Thhanks so much.

    Quote from zzbxdo
    All California county positions put you on an eligible list and are ranked based off experience etc. The lower the number the better I think... I forget it's been a while
  7. Visit  zzbxdo profile page
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    They'll contact you but the process usually takes several months. I'm sure there are more threads regarding county positions here
  8. Visit  RN/Mom profile page
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    Quote from Sophia, RN
    But do i have to contact them for a job, or will i get called when something opens? Thhanks so much.
    Being on the eligibility list means that you are now "eligible" for the next step in the LA County hiring process, which is the selection interview. Being on the eligibility list for Relief Nurse also means you can apply and interview at any County facility hiring for that position. Selection interviews are unit specific and usually done by the nurse manager. You might have selection interviews at a few different hospitals and/or for a few different units at one hospital before you get a job offer, or you may get a job offer after your first selection interview.

    Definitely do NOT wait for the hospitals to contact you -- contact the nurse recruitment department for any of the hospitals/facilities you are interested in working at and let them know you are interested in interviewing for any open Relief Nurse positions they have. I have worked in the County system for awhile now and have seen that people who show interest and stay in contact with the nurse recruiters are the people who get called for selection interviews.

    Save the letter stating that you are on the eligibility list for Relief Nurse, the recruiters will probably want you to fax it to them along with your resume, cover letter, licenses, and certifications. Here is a link to a page that has contact info for all of the LA County DHS nurse recruiters: County of Los Angeles - Department of Health Services

    Good luck!
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  9. Visit  carlo_flash profile page
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    How long is the gap between the time you turned in your app to getting a letter that they have received your app & taking the test? Thnk u
  10. Visit  Sophia, RN profile page
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!! This info was very very helpful. I called Olive View today and got an interview for next week...

    Quote from RN/Mom
    Being on the eligibility list means that you are now "eligible" for the next step in the LA County hiring process, which is the selection interview. Being on the eligibility list for Relief Nurse also means you can apply and interview at any County facility hiring for that position. Selection interviews are unit specific and usually done by the nurse manager. You might have selection interviews at a few different hospitals and/or for a few different units at one hospital before you get a job offer, or you may get a job offer after your first selection interview.

    Definitely do NOT wait for the hospitals to contact you -- contact the nurse recruitment department for any of the hospitals/facilities you are interested in working at and let them know you are interested in interviewing for any open Relief Nurse positions they have. I have worked in the County system for awhile now and have seen that people who show interest and stay in contact with the nurse recruiters are the people who get called for selection interviews.

    Save the letter stating that you are on the eligibility list for Relief Nurse, the recruiters will probably want you to fax it to them along with your resume, cover letter, licenses, and certifications. Here is a link to a page that has contact info for all of the LA County DHS nurse recruiters: County of Los Angeles - Department of Health Services

    Good luck!
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    @Carlo_flash : hmmm i think it was about 6 months. To be honest, I forgot I had applied and out of the blue I got the letter stating I was scheduled for the "examination" i was able to take it from home, but the test was kinda challenging... especially cuz it was timed.
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    @RN/Mom I got a job offer yesterday for Harbor. I am so exited! What hospital do you work in? Again thanks so much for all the useful info
  13. Visit  ner214 profile page
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    Quote from Sophia, RN
    @Carlo_flash : hmmm i think it was about 6 months. To be honest, I forgot I had applied and out of the blue I got the letter stating I was scheduled for the "examination" i was able to take it from home, but the test was kinda challenging... especially cuz it was timed.
    Hi, do you know how long it took for you to receive your results for the computer test? Was there a way to check it online or did you have to wait for an email from HR? Thanks!
  14. Visit  Sophia, RN profile page
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    May 15, I applied
    May 31, took written exam
    June 18, Got the letter saying i passed and was on the eligibility list
    July 11, went to harbor to fill out a "hard copy" application
    July 19, Med surg interview at harbor
    July 24, ER interview Harbor and Job offer from med surg and did my live scan.

    Now... just waiting to clear to get my physical. I am so exited... its a long process, but worth it.

    Quote from ner214
    Hi, do you know how long it took for you to receive your results for the computer test? Was there a way to check it online or did you have to wait for an email from HR? Thanks!
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    Quote from Sophia, RN
    May 15, I applied
    May 31, took written exam
    June 18, Got the letter saying i passed and was on the eligibility list
    July 11, went to harbor to fill out a "hard copy" application
    July 19, Med surg interview at harbor
    July 24, ER interview Harbor and Job offer from med surg and did my live scan.

    Now... just waiting to clear to get my physical. I am so exited... its a long process, but worth it.
    Thank you for the info!


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