Public Health Nurse I - Yucca Valley

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $72,654.40 - $97,281.60 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job


Do you enjoy having weekends and holidays off? Public Health Nurses work Monday through Friday!! No hospital experience required.

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 defines eligibility and selects the most qualified professionals to treat the child's CCS eligible condition.

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  • Recruitment Bonus : Eligible employees hired into a regular classified position from this recruitment may be eligible to received $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.
  • As an alternative to the traditional benefits package, you may also be eligible to elect the Modified Benefit Option (MBO) that provides an increased base rate of pay ($2.00 per hour above the base rate of pay) with modified benefits. For more detailed information on the MBO for Nurses Unit, refer to the MBO - Nurses BbOU - Benefits Summary Guide .
  • 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.
Background Investigation: Applicants selected for these positions must pass a background investigation and verification of employment history and education.
Continued Education: Additional training/coursework may be required.
Trainee: Public Health Nurse I must be promoted to journey-level classification ( Public Health Nurse II $6,770 - $9,217 monthly) 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.
Out-of-State Registered Nurses: Public Health Nurse I incumbents who possess a Registered Nurse license issued by a state other than California must obtain and maintain the required CA Registered Nurse license -and- the required Public Health Nurse certificate issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) prior to hire.
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.
Vaccination Requirement: Per the December 24, 2021 updated CA State Public Health Officer Order, all workers who provide services or work in facilities described in subdivision (a) of the order, including clinics and doctor offices, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. In addition, CDPH Public Health Officer Orders updated on February 22, 2022 requires all workers in health care settings currently eligible for boosters, who provide services or work in the impacted facilities must be "fully vaccinated and boosted" for COVID-19 by March 1, 2022. Workers may be exempt from the vaccination requirements under section (1). View the full order here:
COVID-19 Testing Requirements:
Workers in impacted health care facilities who are not "fully vaccinated and boosted" are required to submit to COVID-19 testing at least twice per week to meet testing requirements.

The entire All Facilities Letter notifying of updates to the Public Health Order is available at the following link:
AFL 21-34.3 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Requirement for Healthcare Personnel (HCP) .

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, -and-
  • A Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate.

Desired Qualifications

CCS Section: Experience working with pediatric populations (e.g., Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), which includes inpatient/outpatient intensive care management.

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 .
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