Public Health Nurse I/II

  • Multiple locations throughout Tulare County, California
  • May 07, 2024
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $83,327.00 - $106,719.00 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 106719 USD Annually

Job Description

This is a Continuous recruitment and can close at any time without notice.

The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency is currently recruiting for a Public Health Nurse (PHN). The desired candidate will have the ability to develop, implement, and interpret policies and procedures, analyze information, assess health statuses, and recommend appropriate courses of action. The PHNs are primarily oriented to the provision of community nursing services. These services focus on concepts of prevention, early intervention, communicable disease investigation, case management, and health education. Services may be delivered within the department, in homes, clinics, schools, and by liaison agreements with other agencies or organizations. These services include assessment of individual, family, or community health status; referral to appropriate organizations for treatment; demonstration and teaching of health concepts to individuals and groups; and mobilizing of community resources to provide for continuity of client care between acute and extended care facilities and the home. This recruitment will establish an employment list to fill immediate and future vacancies throughout the Agency’s Public Health and Child Welfare Services Division.

The Public Health Branch offers a progressive and innovative working environment for employees while providing comprehensive health care in the community. The chosen candidate will work with public health programs with comprehensive case management for vulnerable populations. The successful candidate will coordinate with other professionals to assist in assessing family needs and make referrals to community resources. Incumbents will provide services to persons from a variety of social and economic backgrounds (a variety of ages, cultures, etc.). Public Health programs include California Children’s Services, the Child Health and Disability Program, General Public Health Nursing Field Services, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health programs, Communicable Diseases, Immunizations, and Tuberculosis programs. Candidates should have the ability to work with diverse populations in focusing on health promotion and education. The successful candidate must have the ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public, patients, staff, and other branches and agencies.

The Tulare County Child Welfare Services (CWS) Division has a Public Health Nurse team that works under the direction of the Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC). The HCPCFC, PHN, collaborates with business partners to identify and address health obstacles and barriers faced by foster youth. The goals and objectives of the HCPCFC PHN are to promote and improve access to comprehensive preventative health and specialty services for children in foster care. CWS public health nurses consult and collaborate with social workers to ensure the medical, dental, mental, and developmental needs of children and youth in foster care.

Typical Duties

Key Responsibilities for Public Health Nurse I
  • Educate and counsel individuals, families, and groups regarding specific diseases or health conditions as well as health maintenance, promotion, and rehabilitation.
  • Assist individuals and families with recognizing health problems and obtaining appropriate care.
  • Provide nursing services to individuals in homes and demonstrate nursing care techniques to persons who will give care.

Key Responsibilities for Public Health Nurse II
  • Teach and counsel individuals, families, and groups regarding specific diseases or health conditions as well as health maintenance, promotion, and rehabilitation techniques.
  • Assist in the development and planning of public health programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications

Candidates must meet the qualifications listed below by the application deadline :

Level I:
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in nursing
  • California State Public Health Nursing certificate and a valid Registered Nurse license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing

Additional Requirements for Level II:

  • Level II candidates must have two years of community nursing experience.

Additional Requirements for CWS:

  • Title 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 432.50(d) will required positions with Child Welfare Services submission of a resume at the time of application.

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment
  • Candidates selected will be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Additionally, a background investigation may also be conducted, which may include a re-investigation every 10 years for some positions. An Employment Eligibility Verification using E-Verify may be required on the first day of employment for some positions. Some job classes may also require a physical exam.
  • If in a driving position, candidates must be able to obtain and retain a valid California driver's license.

Student Loan Forgiveness

  • This may be a qualifying position for student loan forgiveness through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA). Only student loan payments made after October 1, 2007, and in a qualified repayment plan are eligible. For more information, you are encouraged to speak with your student loan servicer or visit


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Bargaining Unit 6

The information listed is a general summary of benefits. These provisions do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and are subject to change.

Benefit Amount: An annualbenefit amountis provided and may be applied towards health insurance premiums (medical, dental, vision andlife).This benefit is pro-rated and paid on a pay period basis (24 pay periods).

Health Insurance: A choice of PPO and HMOmedical plans which include PPOand HMO dental plans andinclude dentalandvision coverage. Dependent coverage is available. Providers include Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente, Delta Dental, andVision Services Plan (VSP).

The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the 1937 Act County Employees Retirement Act and integrated with Social Security. In addition to ordinary retirement benefits, the plan provides disability and death benefits. Retirement contributions are made by both the County and the employee. The County has reciprocity with the State of California, contracting PERS agencies, and all County 1937 Act Retirement Systems.

Paid Holiday Leave: 12 set days and 1 personal holiday.

Vacation Accrual:

2 weeks per year (0-3 years of service)
3 weeks per year (3-7 years of service)
4 weeks per year (7-11 years of service)
5 weeks per year (11+ years of service)
Limit of 300 hours.

Sick Leave Accrual: 12 days per year with unlimited accumulation, 50 hours of which may be used toward family sick leave.

Group Term Life Insurance and AD&D: $10,000; Provided by Standard Insurance Company.

Disability Insurance:
Employees are covered by State Disability Insurance. The premium is paid by the employee.

Deferred Compensation: A voluntary deferred compensation plan is available.

To view more detailed descriptions of Tulare County's benefits, please view the Benefits section of our Web site at

The Provisions Of This Bulletin Do Not Constitute An Expressed Or Implied Contract And Are Subject To Change.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

Multiple locations throughout Tulare County, California United States View Map