Public Health Nurse II

  • SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA
  • San Jose, California
  • Apr 06, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $123,566.56 - $149,789.12 Annually USD

Job Description



Under general supervision, to perform professional public health nursing services in the home or public health clinics in an assigned planning area.

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Typical Tasks
  • Visits and observes assigned patients and their families to discover, define, act on and/or report causes of health problems;
  • Participates in various clinics by interviewing and counseling patients;
  • Recognizes attitudes and cultural patterns that are detrimental to health and guides families towards desirable changes;
  • Teaches basic health procedures in the home in relation to individual family needs;
  • Provides professional health counseling to individuals and their families;
  • Refers families to appropriate community agencies and clinics for specialized services;
  • Coordinates care of patients with other public and private agencies;
  • Determines caseload priorities and performs on-going and follow-up evaluation to determine effectiveness of treatment;
  • Consults with lay and professional members of the community to identify community needs and provide appropriate programs;
  • Recommends long term program planning for complex health problems;
  • Interprets physician's orders and assists families in carrying out these orders; performs medical tests and reports on test results;
  • May supervise assigned personnel;
  • Attends staff meetings and in-service training sessions;
  • May pursue appropriate job related educational courses;
  • Performs other related work as required.

Employment Standards
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and one year of experience as a Public Health Nurse.

Possession of a valid Certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the State of California.

Possession of a valid California driver's license.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices, and methods of public health nursing;
  • Causes, control and care of communicable diseases;
  • Community resources and health agencies related to public health nursing;
  • Use and effects of medicine.
Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, and carry out public health nursing activities in a district;
  • Work effectively with patients and families to assist them in satisfactory solution of health problems;
  • Develop and maintain effective public relations with community organizations;
  • Analyze situations accurately and take appropriate action;
  • Speak and write effectively.


Closing Date/Time: 5/14/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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Job Address

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