Community Health Nurse

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $4,929.60 - $5,997.33 Monthly USD

Job Description

Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Provides nursing advice to patients; administers medications and performs assessments.
  • May provide case management services and utilization review for programs including CSS, CHDP, MCA, Outreach, Medi-Cal Targeted case management, Indigent Health Care and other programs.
  • Will assist clients to gain access to needed medical, social, educational and other services.
  • Promotes the control of communicable disease by early detection and preventive treatment.
  • Records communicable diseases as prescribed by State and County laws and regulations.
  • Makes home visits to follow up on identified at-risk mother and infants; teaches parenting skills.
  • Functions as an "On-Call" nurse to give information and make appropriate referrals by telephone.
  • Explains physician's instructions and recommendations to patient and patient's families.
  • Promotes preventative medicine by providing health education and conducting presentations.
  • May provide grief counseling to parents in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
  • Engage in outreach and other activities to enhance services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience:
One (1) year of professional nursing experience. (Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Nursing, or a closely related field may be substituted for the one (1) year of required experience.)

License:
Possession of a valid California Registered Nurse license.

Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.

SOME POSITIONS IN THIS CLASSIFICATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS PURSUANT TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECTION 2, B
Essential Functions
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone
  • Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.
  • Perform job duties under stressful conditions and respond appropriately to situations.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination; Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Frequent public contact, concentration in noisy conditions, exposure to emergency situations.
  • Occasional exposure to hazardous materials, cold and heat.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function.
Knowledge of:
  • Principles, methods, and procedures of general nursing and of public health nursing.
  • Causes, means of transmission, and method of control of communicable disease, including venereal disease, AIDS, and tuberculosis.
  • Means of promotion child and maternal health and life, including the care of handicapped children.
  • Sociological and cultural problems involved in public health nursing.
  • Community resources and demography.
  • State laws relating to reporting child/adult abuse cases.
Ability to:
  • Educate and work with patients and their families in the various Public Health Program.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Effectively communicate in writing to develop reports and complete patient charts.
  • Effectively communicate orally to make presentations to patient, families, and community groups.
  • Listen and counsel patients and families on sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Detect health problems and assist in intervention to promote optimal health care.
  • Administer and review results of skin test for tuberculosis.
  • Administer hearing, vision, EKG and blood pressure testing and record results.
  • Draw blood for laboratory testing.
  • Maintain confidential material.


HOLIDAYS & LEAVES

VACATION

10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours).

SICK LEAVE

.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.

HOLIDAYS

Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.

INSURANCE

HEALTH INSURANCE


County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.

County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.

DISABILITY INSURANCE

State Disability Insurance - Benefit based on highest quarter during previous calendar year. Employee pays premium.

LIFE INSURANCE

$10,000 County-paid coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.

RETIREMENT

DEFERRED COMPENSATION


The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.

MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION


The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.

EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)


MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.

For more information log on to members.mhn.com.


EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS

The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.

For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary


Job Address

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