Nurse Intern - Continuous

  • Madera, California
  • May 11, 2021
Internship Public Health
  • Salary: $27.72 - $33.69 Hourly USD

Job Description


**Extra Help opportunities are immediately available.**

The County of Madera is establishing a list of qualified applicants for this position. Applications will be accepted continuously until otherwise noted and the list will be used to fill current vacancies in this classification. Applications will remain on file for one year from the date the list is established.
Under direct supervision in a learning capacity, to provide nursing care for clients in clinic or field nursing settings; to assist clinicians in the examination and treatment of clients; and to perform other duties as required.

Examples of Duties

Assesses client needs accurately and plans appropriate interventions to implement care according to the developed plan; involves client in the planning process; incorporates changes to the plan of care following review by the supervisor; evaluates the effectiveness of nursing care and reassesses client needs as necessary; assists clients with preparation of examinations and treatments as ordered; assists physicians, nurse practitioners and other nurses with examinations, treatments, dressings, tests, immunizations, etc.; prepares and maintains equipment for treatments and tests; assists in preparing the clinic for client visits and assists in clinic clean-up during and after clinic hours; takes and records vital signs; observes and reports both physical and emotional symptoms and conditions of clients; obtains health histories; administers all medications and immunizations using the prescribed and recommended routes and methods; accurately provides technical nursing care, including phlebotomy, administration of medications, and immunizations according to established protocols; assists in epidemiological investigations by obtaining names of communicable disease contacts and making referrals/appointments for tests and treatment; teaches preventive health measures, such as nutrition, immunization, accident prevention and family planning; prepares records, reports and statistical information; protects the rights of clients and maintains confidentiality of all client contacts and information; learns to identify and report child or dependent adult abuse and incidents of domestic violence; complies with universal precautions, safety and other procedures per Federal and State CLIA and OSHA regulations; attends conferences, training and meetings as assigned.

Employment Standards / Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and skills for the promotion of health and the prevention of disease and disability.
  • General nursing skills and practices in the areas of maternal and child health, adult health, medical and surgical nursing, and communicable disease control.
  • Nutrition and preventive health practices.
  • Cultural differences in health care.
  • Child growth and development.
  • Principles of the nursing process as applied to a client.
  • Use and effects of medicines.
  • Basic CPR and First Aid methods and techniques.
  • Medical terminology.
  • Clinic practices and equipment.

Skill to:
  • Operate a motor vehicle safely.
  • Learn to operate clinical test devices and equipment.

Ability to:
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Learn to plan, organize and carry out nursing activities in an assigned area.
  • Learn to perform clinical tasks such as venipunctures, giving injections, administering medications and assisting with examinations.
  • Learn to keep accurate, concise and legally appropriate records and reports.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other health professionals, co-workers, and the general public.
  • Learn to use public health nursing practices.
  • Maintain all standards of nursing practice according to the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Maintain confidentiality of client records and information.
  • Learn and utilize computerized software programs incorporated in clinical practices and other assignments.
  • Learn and utilize basic client eligibility criteria for referral/resource agencies such as emergency assistance programs, women's shelters, WIC, alcohol and other drug programs.
  • Learn and utilize ordinances, rules, laws, and regulations governing public health services and nursing practices.
  • Learn and utilize information about the causes and modes of transmission and methods of control for communicable diseases.

Education & Experience:
Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

No experience is necessary.

Possession of a valid Interim Permit to practice professional nursing issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing,


Proof of completion of the majority of academic nursing requirements of the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Special Requirements:
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, and lift 25 lbs.; exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, chemicals, explosive materials, and infectious diseases.

Application Process

The application review process will include screening to ensure applications are complete and meet all minimum qualifications. In addition to the application, the applicant is required to complete the Supplemental Questions to further evaluate their education, training and experience relative to the required knowledge and abilities for the position. Applicants must submit answers that are as complete as possible.

Only qualified applicants, who pass the minimum qualifications review, will be invited to the examination process which may be administered either by a written examination, oral interview, or any combination of qualifications appraisal determined by the Department of Human Resources to be appropriate. The Department of Human Resources will make reasonable accommodation in the examination process for disabled applicants. If you have an accommodation request, please indicate such on your application. The examination process will include a appraisal panel (100% weight). Passing score is 70% out of 100% on each assessment section.
To move forward in the application process, you must complete an online application through our website Resumes may be uploaded but cannot be used in place of a completed application.

Those applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit a copy of their DD-214 form along with the application. Candidates who attain ranking on an eligible list and are involuntarily called to active duty may be considered for eligibility reinstatement upon their return.

Placement on Eligible List:
The Civil Service Commission may limit the number of qualified applicants eligible to participate in the examination process. If two or more candidates have the same total final grade on an examination, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in that portion of the examination which has the greatest weight. In case this fails to break the tie, they shall be ranked in the order of filing applications.

Candidates who are successful in all phases of the examination process will be placed on an eligible list, in rank order based on a calculation of their total score from the examination process. Eligible lists resulting from continuous testing shall remain on such lists for one year. The duration of the eligible list is determined by Civil Service Commission Rules.

As a condition of employment with the County of Madera, a candidate must submit to a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, and related follow up testing as necessary. Designated classifications* are also subject to a medical examination, which includes a review of medical history. TB screenings and medical exams are administered by the Madera County Public Health Department and/or health care professional designated by the County.

Designated classifications required to submit to an employment medical examination generally include those that are physical in nature or as may be required by law. If you have any questions about the pre-employment requirements, please contact the Department of Human Resources at (559) 675-7705 or

You will be required to submit verification of your identity and citizenship or legal right to work in the United States at the time of and as a condition of an offer of employment.
Department of Human Resources
200 W. 4th Street, 4th Floor, Madera California 93637
Phone: 559.675.7705
TDD Phone: 559.675.8970
24-Hour Job Line: 559.675.7697

Madera County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by Federal or State law.
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