Examples of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- May provide case management services and utilization reviews for programs including California Children Services, Child Health and Disability Prevention Program, MCAH Outreach, Medi-Cal Targeted Case Management, Nurse Family Partnership, and Indigent Health Care Program.
- Investigate and interview parents; assess and screen at-risk individuals; Act as patient advocate.
- Instruct parents on child safety, growth, development; signs of abuse, poor nutrition and failure to thrive.
- May provide crisis assistance and participate in patient meetings for "special needs" children.
- May work directly in Immunization, STD, TB, and HIV Testing clinics.
- Administer tuberculosis medications, perform and read skin test for tuberculosis diagnosis.
- Search for unreported or missed cases of communicable diseases.
- Conduct home visits to collect and/or complete health forms related to communicable disease.
- Provides outreach and education by giving presentations and teaching classes to the public.
- Provide orientation and training to community providers to assure adherence to quality standards.
- Acts as "on-call" nurse to receive referrals and provide information.
- May develop in-service programs for care providers, provide Targeted Case Management services, and engage in outreach and other activities to enhance services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
Minimum Qualifications PHN IEducation:
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university nursing program.PHN IIExperience:
One year's full-time nursing experience in Public or Community Health.
(Additional experience may be required for certain positions.)Education:
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university nursing program.Level I/IILicense:
Possession of a valid California Registered Nurse License.
Possession of a valid California Public Health Nurse Certificate issued by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing is required.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.
- Perform job duties under stressful conditions and respond appropriately to situations.
- Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and County regulations.
- Walking, running, lifting, stooping, reaching, and climbing stairs.
- Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
- Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects up to 40 pounds.
- Frequent use of hand-eye coordination; frequent holding and grasping; repetitive hand and arm motion.
- 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.
- Principles of public health nursing and health education; Public health issues and problems.
- Federal, State and local laws governing the provision of public health services.
- Causes, means of transmission, and method of control of communicable diseases.
- Means of conserving child and maternal health including the care of special needs children.
- Sociological and cultural differences; Community resources and demographics.
- Quality improvement policies and procedures.
- Third party payor requirements and relationships.
- Regulations and licensing requirements.
HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
- Educate and work with patients and their families.
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing; follow oral and written instructions.
- Assess the physical conditions of patients; draw blood samples.
- Detect health problems and assist in intervention to promote optimal health care.
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).
.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.
Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.
Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.
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.
State Disability Insurance - Benefit based on highest quarter during previous calendar year. Employee pays premium.
$10,000 County-paid coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.
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 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
Do you possess a valid California Registered Nurse license issued by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing?
Do you possess a valid California Public Health Nurse Certificate issued by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing?