Public Health Nurse- Limited Term

  • County Of Colusa
  • 547 Market Street, Suite 104, Colusa, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $5,081 USD
  • Salary Top: $10,935
  • Phone: 15304580420
  • Apply By: Feb 16, 2022

Job Description

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY? See what being a Public Health Nurse has to offer: Colusa County Public Health is seeking Limited-Term Public Health Nurses to assist in the Department’s COVID-19 efforts and to provide professional nursing emergency support services in response to threats to the public's health. These positions will focus on COVID-19 activities. There are two limited-term positions with an end date of June 30, 2025 that can be filled at any level depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant. With an end date of June 30, 2025. This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies and establish an eligibility list to fill other Public Health Nurse openings, including positions that are not limited term, without reposting.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Level I:  Possession of a Bachelors degree in nursing from an accredited college or university, a valid California Registered Nurse License, a valid California Public Health Nurse Certificate, and a valid California driver's license *Applicants who have recently graduated from a Baccalaureate Nursing program, and have not taken the NCLEX-RN may apply using a California Board of Registered Nurses (BRN) interim permit (IP). The IP will also serve until they receive their Public Health Certificate. The interim permit is not renewable and is in effect to the expiration date (6 months after issuance) or until the results of the examination are mailed, at which time it becomes null and void. Continued employment is dependent on receiving a passing score on the NCLEX-RN.

Level II: In addition to the qualifications listed for Public Health Nurse I:

Two years of responsible nursing experience

Level III: In addition to the qualifications listed for Public Health Nurse I:  Four years of responsible public health nursing experience in addition to general nursing experience The successful applicant will be required to provide an official Driver Record printout and college transcripts verifying degree or equivalency upon acceptance of job offer.

Special Instructions

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Levels I and II: Coordinate and schedule clinic activities; order appropriate supplies, medications, vaccines, and health education materials. Participate in the activities and services of county clinics; identify health care needs through physical assessments of patients; assess development level, and nutritional requirements of children and infants; refer to other programs or agencies when appropriate. Teach and counsel individuals, families, and groups on specific diseases or health conditions, health maintenance, promotion and prevention, or rehabilitation; provide information on health services available to County residents; refer to other health care providers as appropriate. Perform routine immunizations and vaccines; administer medications; dispense oral contraceptives and prescriptions as required. Prepare health care plans for children; provide instruction to parents on child health care methods and techniques. Investigate reported cases of child abuse or neglect; notify law enforcement and protective services; provide counseling to parents and refer to appropriate resources. Investigate and monitor cases of communicable disease or exposure to toxic substances; obtain specimens and interpret laboratory reports; determine sources to prevent spread of infection or contamination. Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of nursing. Maintain records of activities and operations. Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned. Level III: In addition to the responsibilities and duties listed above for Public Health Nurse I and II: Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in health clinic activities; coordinate and provide staff training. Prepare and review a variety of reports related to the program including State and local agency reports, billing, and screening reports; maintain records of activities and operations. Lead, coordinate, and schedule clinic activities; order appropriate supplies, medications, vaccines, and health education materials. Participate in the activities and services of County clinics; identify health care needs through physical assessments of patients; assess development level, and nutritional requirements of children and infants; refer to other programs or agencies when appropriate. Teach and counsel individuals, families, and groups on specific diseases or health conditions, health maintenance, promotion and prevention, or rehabilitation; provide information on health services available to County residents; refer to other health care providers as appropriate. Perform routine immunizations and vaccines; administer medications; dispense oral contraceptives and prescriptions as required. Prepare health care plans for children; provide instruction to parents on child health care methods and techniques. Investigate reported cases of child abuse or neglect; notify law enforcement and protective services; provide counseling to parents and refer to appropriate resources

Additional Information

BENEFITS CalPERS retirement plan, 3 @ 60 for Classic, 2 @ 62; deferred compensation plans available with monthly matching employer contributions; paid holiday, vacation and sick leave; Health Reimbursement Arrangement account; paid health insurance, dental, vision and life Insurance for employee. If employee elects not to enroll in County insurance and can provide proof of other group health insurance coverage, they may be eligible for a $300 monthly cash in-lieu benefit. This position is part of the Colusa County Employees Association (CCEA), Professional Unit. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS: NOVEMBER 30, 2021 AT 5:00 P.M. It is to your advantage to file your application as soon as possible as the recruitment may close at any time. Resumes may not be substituted for any part of the official application. Application forms must be filled out completely and show clearly that all minimum requirements are met. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection in the examination process. Note: The information contained in this flyer is general in nature and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Colusa County does not reimburse applicants for any travel or related expenses incurred in connection with applying for employment. Colusa County participates in E-Verify. To view the Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Right to Work posters, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of the Colusa County website. Retirees: Colusa County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however, pursuant to Government Code Section 21221 (h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees. COUNTY OF COLUSA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Job Address

547 Market Street, Suite 104, Colusa, California 95932 United States View Map