RN Reassignment Program


The Reassignment Program at the Department of Public Health was created to gauge the response of current PCS 2320 RN Registered Nurses with regards to reassigning to a different unit. The following are the Minimum Qualifications for each specialty.

If you are interested in applying and you meet the MQ’s in the specialty area, please fill out the RN Reassignment Form here:

Registered Nurse Reassignment Form

You will need to have your resume and qualification statements ready to include as part of the application.


Ambulatory Care:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    One (1) year of verifiable experience (equivalent to 2,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in an acute or urgent care, ambulatory care, or primary care clinical setting; OR

    One (1) year of verifiable experience (equivalent to 2,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in any setting AND documentation of successful completion of a preceptorship program in the Ambulatory Care


Correctional Facility/Jail Health Nursing:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    Six (6) months of verifiable experience (equivalent to 1,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in a correctional, acute care, or skilled nursing setting


Critical Care:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    One (1) year of verifiable experience (equivalent to 2,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in an Adult Medical/Surgical ICU with at least six (6) beds.


Critical Care Training Program:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    One (1) year of verifiable experience (equivalent to 2,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in an acute care hospital OR

    Successful completion of a senior preceptorship in critical care nursing (minimum of 120 hours)


Emergency Care:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    Two (2) years of verifiable experience (equivalent to 4,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in an Emergency Department

    Possession of a valid Certification in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support


Emergency Care Training Program:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    One (1) year of verifiable experience (equivalent to 2,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in acute care OR

    One (1) year of verifiable experience (equivalent to 2,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as an EMT-1 or Paramedic OR

    Completion of a senior preceptorship in emergency or critical care nursing

    Possession of a valid Certification in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support


General – Med Surg/Periop/Psych Training:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License.


Home Health Care:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    One (1) year of verifiable experience (equivalent to 2,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in a licensed home health agency; OR

    Two (2) years of verifiable experience (equivalent to 4,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in an acute care setting


Informatics:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    One (1) year of verifiable experience (equivalent to 2000 hours) as a Registered Nurse in Nurse Informatics, which includes the use of information structures, information processes, nursing science, and information technology to support nurses, consumers, patients, the inter-professional health care team, and other stakeholders in their decision making; OR

    A master’s degree in Nurse Informatics from a Nurse Informatics training program.


Long Term Care/Geriatric Nursing:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    Six (6) months verifiable nursing experience (equivalent to 1,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as an RN, and/or LVN, and/or CNA in a skilled nursing facility, acute care setting, or inpatient rehabilitation or in-patient behavioral health setting


Medical-Surgical:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    One (1) year of verifiable experience (equivalent to 2,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in acute care


Neonatal Intensive Care:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    One (1) year of verifiable experience (equivalent to 2,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in a Level 1 or Level 2 Nursery OR

    Completion of a senior preceptorship in Infant Care; AND

    Possession of a valid Certification in Neonatal Resuscitation Program; AND

    Possession of a valid Certification in Basic Life Support


Neonatal Care Training Program:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    One (1) year of verifiable experience (equivalent to 2,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in a Level 1 or Level 2 Nursery OR

    Completion of a senior preceptorship in Infant Care; AND Possession of a valid Certification in Neonatal Resuscitation Program; AND

    Possession of a valid Certification in Basic Life Support


Occupational Health:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    One (1) year of verifiable experience (equivalent to 2,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in an Occupational Health Clinic OR

    Two (2) years of verifiable experience (equivalent to 4,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse and/or LVN providing occupational nursing care in an ambulatory care setting


Perinatal:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    One (1) year of verifiable experience (equivalent to 2,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in Labor and Delivery and/or Postpartum; AND

    Possession of a valid certification in Neonatal Resuscitation Program; AND

    Possession of a valid Basic Life Support – Healthcare provider certification


Perinatal Training Program:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including an interim permit) California Registered Nurse license; AND

    Completion of an Introduction to Fetal Heart Monitoring course within the last two (2) years; AND

    Possession of a valid Basic Life Support – Healthcare provider certification.


Perioperative Operating Room:

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    Two (2) years of verifiable experience (equivalent to 4,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in an operating room in an acute care hospital; OR

    Six (6) months of verifiable experience (equivalent to 1,000 hours) as a Registered Nurse in an operating room in an acute care hospital within the last two (2) years AND a Certificate of completion of AORN Periop 101; AND

    Must be able to scrub and circulate


Psychiatric Care

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    One (1) year of verifiable experience (equivalent to 2,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in a Psychiatric Unit/Clinic and/or Mental Health Center OR

    Completion of a senior preceptorship in psychiatric nursing


Quality Management

    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND

    Two (2) years of verifiable experience (equivalent to 4,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in an acute care hospital, clinic, home health agency or other health setting; AND

    Six (6) months of verifiable experience (equivalent to 1,000 hours) within the last three (3) years in Quality Improvement and/or Risk Management in a medical/healthcare setting or home health agency utilizing the OASIS and/or coordinating or participating in home health QI activities


Risk Management


Utilization Management


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