Public Health Nurse I - Continuous

  • Madera, California
  • Apr 17, 2021
Public Health
  • Salary: $62,753.38 - $76,277.14 Annually USD

Job Description


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 general supervision, to assist with the planning, organizing, coordination, and administration of an assigned public health nursing program; to provide nursing, educational, and health counseling services in connection with the control and prevention of disease and adverse health conditions; and to do related work as required.

Exercises no supervision.

Examples of Duties

Plans and conducts a variety of public health clinics; interviews and takes case histories of patients; gives prescribed treatments, records data and makes necessary referrals; provides nursing services in community health programs through home visits, schools, clinics, conferences, and family health counseling; demonstrates and teaches hygiene and nursing care; works with other staff in planning and coordinating health service programs which may involve developing and implementing policies and procedures and participating in budget development and expenditure control; gathers information and maintains records, ensuring proper confidentiality of medical information; works with community organizations and groups in the development of health services and educationprograms; serves as a resource on health problems and issues; provides guidance to assigned nursing students; provides training in nursing practices and procedures for other staff; develops information and prepares a variety of reports; prepares proposals and information for securing grant funds and justifying expenditures; attends meetings and conferences to maintain current information on public health problems and issues; provides case management services including developing individualized service plans, coordinating services necessary to implement the plans, monitoring and evaluating the efficiency of the plans, and performing advocacy activities for clients; provides case findings including identifying, informing, and referring medically at-risk individuals; participates in outreach activities to inform the community of health related services.

Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Employment Standards / Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, methods, and procedures of nursing as applied to public health needs and practices.
  • Current trends and practices in professional nursing.
  • Preventive medicine.
  • Causes, treatment, prevention, and early detection of communicable diseases, chronic diseases, and handicapping conditions.
  • Child growth and development and procedures involved in promoting maternal and child health.
  • Sociological, psychological, and physical problems involved in public health nursing.
Skill to:
  • Operate a motor vehicle safely.
Ability to:
  • Learn community aspects of nursing programs, including community resources and teaching of preventive medicine techniques.
  • Learn community resources available for public health programs.
  • Provide instruction in disease prevention and promote proper nursing care services.
  • Gather information and prepare a variety of reports.
  • Effectively represent the Health Department and nursing services to the public, community organizations, boards, commissions, and other government agencies.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and 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 required.

Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in nursing or a related field.

License or Certificate:
  • Possession of a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.
  • Possession of a California State Public Health Nursing Certificate.

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, skills 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 an evaluation of education and experience, 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. 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 Please attach to your application a copy of your unofficial transcripts (indicating when degree was awarded), licenses, certificates or your application may be considered incomplete. 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.

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. The duration of the eligible list is determined by the Civil Service Commission

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.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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