Recruiting Expert Practice Consultants

The Board of Registered Nursing Enforcement Division is currently recruiting qualified registered nurses with the professional and educational background to review investigative case materials, prepare written opinions, evaluating whether an RN deviated from the standards of nursing practice, or is responsible for unprofessional conduct.

The Board appreciates your cooperation in lending your expertise and experience to accomplish this important work. As an Expert Practice Consultant, the Board recognizes that you play a vital role with meeting the Board’s mission of public protection and that your objective performance will reflect well on the nursing community you represent.

Experts Wanted

The BRN needs expert consultants in the following areas of expertise:

  • CCU/Telemetry
  • Corrections
  • Cosmetic/Botox/Laser
  • Critical Care-Adult
  • Dialysis
  • Emergency Room
  • Hospice
  • Labor & Delivery
  • LTC/SNF/Geriatrics
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • OB/GYN
  • Oncology
  • Operating Room
  • Pediatrics
  • Psych/Mental Health
  • Risk Mgmt./Quality Assurance
  • School Nurse
  • Wound Care

This exciting opportunity may be yours if you meet the following qualifications:

  • A current and active California RN license
  • Ten or more years of experience as an RN
  • Five years of clinical practice experience in the area of expertise listed above AND current employment in that setting
  • No prior or current charges or discipline against any healthcare-related license in California or in any other place of licensure
  • No criminal convictions, including any that were expunged or dismissed
  • Must be able to write complete and concise reports

RN Expert Practice Consultant Compensation

RN expert practice consultants are paid $75 per hour for case review and preparation of the expert opinion report and $75 per hour plus expenses if called to testify at an administrative hearing. A very small number of cases may require you to appear as an expert witness.

Other Expert Practice Consultants Needed

The Board is also seeking qualified licensed Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Physicians to assist the Board by conducting physical exams and psychiatric evaluations. The BRN is authorized to compensate Psychologists at a rate of $125 per hour, Psychiatrists and Physicians are compensated $175 per hour. The hourly rate applies to examination of a licensee by the psychologists, psychiatrists, or physician and report preparation. The same hourly rate, plus expenses, applies when called to provide an expert testimony at an administrative hearing.

If you are interested in providing expert practice consultant services to the Board, and meet the requirements specified above, please complete and submit an Expert Practice Consultant Application along with your Curriculum Vitae (resume).

Expert.BRN@dca.ca.gov
or
Enforcement Expert Coordinator
Board of Registered Nursing
PO Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100