Public Health Nurse I - Yucca Valley

  • Yucca Valley, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $72,654.40 - $97,281.60 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job


Are you a nurse looking for a change of pace from bedside care? Do you enjoy having weekends and holidays off? Public Health Nurses work Monday through Friday! No hospital experience required. Experience what the Department of Public Health has to offer in public health nursing!

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is recruiting for Public Health Nurses I (PHN I) who provide assessments of individuals, families and communities. Duties include intensive case management, coordinating and assisting with access to care; developing treatment plans; providing consultation on medical, dental and behavioral health assessments; acting as a nurse liaison with public and private agencies, providing assessments and referrals for school district students; and conducting disease control measures. Vacancies exists throughout Family Health Services (FHS) and California Children's Services (CCS) sections in DPH.

For more detailed information, refer to the Public Health Nurse I job description.

Incumbents in this classification are eligible for auto promotion to Public Health Nurse II upon successful completion of a trainee period and satisfactory work progress report.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill vacancies in Y ucca Valley and Joshua Tree only. Candidates who do not indicate a willingness to work in Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree will be disqualified.

Human Resources is also accepting applications for Public Health Nurse II . A separate application is required . It is to your advantage to apply for both levels as appropriate.

Family Health Services

Family Health Services (FHS) section of DPH specializes in many dynamic public health nursing programs and includes Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care, Rx 4 Kids, Children Screening, Assessment, Referral and Treatment, Black Infant Health, and Maternal Child and Adolescent Health. FHS works in partnership with public and private agencies to provide nursing case management, care coordination and consultation.

California Children's Services

The California Children's Services (CCS) section of DPH is a statewide program that arranges, directs, and pays for medical care, equipment, and rehabilitation, when these services are authorized for children and young adults under 21 years of age, who have CCS-eligible medical conditions and whose families are unable to pay for all or part of their care. CCS determines eligibility and authorizes qualified professionals to treat the child's CCS eligible condition.

Refer to the Nurse BbOU to learn more

  • Recruitment Bonus : Eligible employees hired into a regular classified position from this recruitment may be eligible to receive $3,000 in total compensation. Please see CNA MOU for details.

  • Recruitment Relocation Assistance: Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be reimbursed up to $2,500 for relocation-related expenses upon meeting eligibility criteria. Please see CNA MOU for details.
  • Telework Program: The County allows for the use of telework to qualifying County employees where business needs permit to efficiently serve the community and maintain employee productivity during public health emergencies. Candidates, upon successful completion of a probationary period, may potentially have the option to telework based on their assignment.


Travel/Driver License: Travel throughout the County is required. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation. At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced for the individual providing the transportation.
Pre-Employment Process: Prior to appointment, applicants must pass a background investigation which includes verification of employment history and education, fingerprinting, physical exam, and drug screening.

Visa Sponsorship: Please note San Bernardino County is not able to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship at the time of application or in the future.
Continued Education: Additional training/coursework may be required.
Trainee Period: Public Health Nurse I must be promoted to journey-level classification upon successful completion of the trainee period (e.g., preceptorship, orientation, and/or certification, as applicable), or be terminated. Refer to the MOU for additional information.

Public Health Nurse Certification: RNs must possess a bachelor's degree (or higher) in Nursing to apply for California Public Health Nurse certification. Applicants who do not possess a Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Nursing at the time of application submission will be disqualified. For more information on how to obtain a Public Health Nurse Certification, please visit the California Board of Registered Nursing website.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following licensure -and- certification requirements:

Licensure/Certification: Applicants must possess and maintain all of the following items:
  • A valid Registered Nurse license* issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN),
  • A valid California Public Health Nurse certification* issued by the CA BRN,
  • A valid Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate.

Desired Qualifications

CCS Section: Experience working with pediatric populations which includes enhanced care management experience, certificate or training and the ability to use social determinants of health in developing care plans and interventions is highly desirable.

Applicants fluent in American Sign Language, Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and/or Vietnamese are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional compensation is associated with positions requiring the use of bilingual skills. Testing of bilingual skills may be required to receive additional compensation.

Candidates possessing computer skills in Microsoft applications are preferred.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the application and supplemental questionnaire. It is to your advantage to be explicit in your responses on the application and supplemental questionnaire.

Application Procedure : Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed periodically. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans’ Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans’ Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process .

Nurses Unit

The County of San Bernardino offers a range of benefit programs for employees and their eligible dependents. These include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a variety of voluntary benefits. Programs and benefit amounts vary and are based on bargaining unit, family size, hire date, plan selection, and number of hours worked.

For a summary of benefits,* please click here .

Refer to the appropriate MOU, contact the County's Employee Benefits and Services Division at (909) 387-5787 or visit the Benefits website for more detailed information at .

*Retirement benefits subject to change.

Job Address

Yucca Valley, California United States View Map