Public Health Nurse I - IV (Bilingual, Non-Bilingual, LTP and .60 PT FTE)

  • SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA
  • 481 4th St., Hollister, California
  • Nov 30, 2023
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $69,264.00 - $114,545.60 Annually USD

Job Description

Description

THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

THERE ARE MULTIPLE VACANCIES INCLUDING BILINGUAL, LIMITED-TERM AND NON-BILINGUAL POSITIONS. THERE IS ALSO A PART-TIME, .60 FTE POSITION AVAILABLE.

The posted salary reflects the 7% increase effective October 1, 2023. An additional 6% salary increase will occur in October 2024. Increased County contributions to medical will be in effect starting January 1, 2024.


DEFINITION
I
Under close supervision, to provide public health nursing services including the prevention and control of diseases, health education, and the promotion of health awareness; and to do related work as required.

II
Under supervision, to plan and conduct a variety of public health nursing clinics and services; to provide nursing services, health education, and health consulting services, including the prevention and control of diseases and the promotion of health awareness; and to do related work as required.


III
Under direction, to provide lead direction and work coordination for other professional nursing and support staff; to plan and conduct a variety of public health nursing clinics and services; to provide complex, specialized, and general nursing, health education, and health consulting services, including the prevention and control of diseases and the promotion of health awareness; and to do related work as required.

IV
Under general direction, to provide the most complex, specialized, and general nursing, health education, and health consulting services, including the prevention and control of diseases and the promotion of health awareness; to provide lead direction and work coordination for other professional nursing and support staff; to plan and conduct a variety of public health nursing clinics and services; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

I
This is the entry and first working level in the Public Health Nurse class series. Incumbents must have requisite public health nursing certification, but have limited public health nursing work experience. As experience is gained, incumbents learn to perform the full scope of public health nursing duties. This class is distinguished from Public Health Nurse II in that the II's have responsibility for more independently performing a larger scope of public health nursing duties and activities. When a Public Health Nurse I incumbent becomes familiar with the Department and demonstrates good sustained work performance, they may be promoted to the Public Health Nurse II.

II
This is the first journey level in the Public Health Nurse class series. Incumbents perform a wide scope of public health nursing duties. This class is distinguished from the Public Health Nurse I in that incumbents are expected to perform on a more independent basis. It is distinguished from Public Health Nurse III and IV in that Public Health Nurse III and IV incumbents perform more complex, specialized assignments, as well as provide lead direction, work coordination, and training for other professional nursing and support staff.

III
This is an advanced journey level and a lead class in the Public Health Nurse class series. Incumbents provide the more complex public health nursing services in a specialized public health program, as well as provide lead direction and coordination for other professional nursing staff. This class is distinguished from Public Health Nurse II by assignment of a higher level of public health program responsibilities and the performance of lead responsibilities for other professional nursing staff. It is distinguished from Public Health Nurse IV in that Public Health Nurse IV incumbents perform more complex, specialized assignments. Both levels III and IV may provide lead direction, some work coordination, and training for other professional nursing and support staff.

IV
This is the advanced and highest level and a lead class in the Public Health Nurse class series. Incumbents provide the most complex public health nursing services in a specialized public health program, as well as provide lead direction and coordination for other professional nursing staff. This class is distinguished from Public Health Nurse III by assignment of a higher level of public health program responsibilities. Both levels III and IV may provide lead direction, some work coordination, and training for other professional nursing and support staff.

REPORTS TO

Director of Health, Director of Nursing Services, Supervising Public Health Nurse, or designee

CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED

I/II
This is not a supervisory class.

III
Provides lead direction and may provide work coordination for Public Health Nurse I, II.

IV
Provides lead direction and may provide work coordination for Public Health Nurse I, II, III.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Sit and stand for extended periods; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of medical and office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is performed in clinical, office, and home environments; exposure to communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens; continuous contact with other staff and the public. Incumbents are expected to follow universal precautions. Incumbents may be required to drive to remote areas of the County in all weather conditions

Example of Duties

(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)

I
Learns to plan, organize, and provide public health nursing services, health instruction and counseling, and guidance for individuals, families, and groups regarding disease control, health awareness, health maintenance, and rehabilitation in a clinic setting
May learn the procedures and policies and work within a special program such as California Children Services
Provides referrals
Teaches and demonstrates health practices to individuals and groups
Learns to instruct clients in family planning, sexually transmitted disease prevention and follow-up, and immunization procedures
Learns to identify individual and family problems which are detrimental to good health
Works with families to alleviate health problems and promote good health habits
Learns to refer and coordinate care of individuals and families with other public and private agencies
Learns to identify special health needs for assigned cases, recommending and implementing services to meet needs
Assists individuals and families with implementing
Physician recommendations
Learns to plan, direct, and perform epidemiological investigations in homes, schools, community, and public health clinics
Prepares appropriate health records and arranges follow-up services, based on findings
Confers with physicians, nursing staff, and other personnel regarding public health programs, patient reports, evaluations, medical tests, and related items
May work with community groups in identifying and developing public health services and improving existing public health services
Prepares reports and documents health findings;
Compiles statistical information for appraisal and planning purposes.
Other duties as assigned

II
Plans, organizes and provides public health nursing services, health instruction, counseling, and guidance for individuals, families, and groups regarding disease control, health awareness, health maintenance, and rehabilitation in a clinic setting
May work within a special program such as Maternal and Child Care, Community Health, or California Children Services identifying and interacting with local care providers
Develops plans and direct resources consistent to programs goals and objectives
Provides referrals
Teaches and demonstrates health practices to individuals and groups
Instructs clients in family planning, sexually transmitted disease prevention and follow-up, and immunization procedures
Identifies individual and family problems which are detrimental to good health
May make home visits to assess individual's progress
Works with the families to alleviate health problems and promote good health habits
Refers and coordinates the care of individuals and families with other public and private agencies
Identifies special health needs for assigned cases, recommending and implementing services to meet those needs
Assists individuals and families with implementing physician recommendations
May plan, direct, and perform epidemiological investigations in homes, schools, the community, and public health clinics
Prepares appropriate records and case documentation, arranging follow-up services based on findings
Confers with physicians, nursing staff, and other staff regarding public health programs, patient reports, evaluations, medical tests, and related items; may consult in multidisciplinary teams for the purpose of creating a plan of service for "at risk" families
Works with community groups in identifying public health needs, developing needed public health services, and improving existing public health services
Prepares reports and maintains records
Compiles statistical information for appraisal and planning purposes.
Other duties as assigned

III
Investigates outbreaks of communicable diseases; plans and implements programs for the prevention and control of communicable disease, including tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and AIDS
Develops procedures to control the spread of communicable diseases and identify people needing public health services
Provides interpretations of public health laws and regulations for others
Assesses individuals and families, using health histories, observations of physical condition, and a variety of evaluative methods to identify health problems, health deficiencies, and health service needs
Identifies psycho/social, cultural background, and environmental factors which may hinder health care services
Assists with determining funding needs for the program
Monitors budget expenditures
Plans and coordinates services for special programs such as perinatal, maternal, child and adolescent (MCAH), or family planning
Performs public health nursing activities to promote perinatal, child, and adolescent health
Provides local case management and coordination for State mandated programs
Participates in programs to enhance school children health
Works with community groups to identify needs, develop and facilitate a variety of health services, and improve existing programs
Refers individuals and families to appropriate agencies and clinics for health services
Participates in programs to enhance community health services and education
Attends conferences and workshops related to community health issues
Assists with the preparation of program and service policies and procedures
May supervise paraprofessional staff and volunteers
Prepares reports and maintains records
Complies statistical information for appraisal and planning purposes
Performs a wide scope of complex professional public health nursing services
Provides lead direction, training and work coordination for other professional nurses.
Other duties as assigned.

IV
Investigates outbreaks of communicable diseases; plans and implements programs for the prevention and control of communicable disease, including tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and AIDS
Develops procedures to control the spread of communicable diseases and identify people needing public health services
Provides interpretations of public health laws and regulations for others
Assesses individuals and families, using health histories, observations of physical condition, and a variety of evaluative methods to identify health problems, health deficiencies, and health service needs
Identifies psycho/social, cultural background, and environmental factors which may hinder health care services
Assists with determining funding needs for the program
Monitors budget expenditures
Plans and coordinates services for special programs such as perinatal, maternal, child and adolescent (MCAH), or family planning
Performs public health nursing activities to promote perinatal, child, and adolescent health
Provides local case management and coordination for State mandated programs
Participates in programs to enhance school children health
Works with community groups to identify needs, develop and facilitate a variety of health services, and improve existing programs
Refers individuals and families to appropriate agencies and clinics for health services
Participates in programs to enhance community health services and education; attends conferences and workshops related to community health issues;
Assists with the preparation of program and service policies and procedures;
May supervise paraprofessional staff and volunteers; prepares reports and maintains records;
Complies statistical information for appraisal and planning purposes;
Performs a wide scope of complex professional public health nursing services;
Provides lead direction, training and work coordination for other professional nurses.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Completion of sufficient education and experience to meet State of California certification requirements.

I
Some nursing experience in a public health setting is highly desirable.

II
One year of public health nursing experience comparable to a Public Health Nurse I with San Benito County.

III
One year of public health nursing experience comparable to a Public Health Nurse II with San Benito County

IV
One year of public health nursing experience comparable to a Public Health Nurse III with San Benito County.

Special Requirements
I-IV

Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse in California

Possession of a Certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the California State Board of Registered Nursing.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.

Knowledge Of/Ability To

Knowledge of:
I
Principles, methods, practices, and current trends of general/public health nursing.
Community aspects of public health nursing including community resources and demography.
Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing communicable disease, public health, and disabling conditions.
Environmental, sociological, and psychological problems related to public health nursing programs.
Child growth and development.
Causes, means of transmission, and methods of control of communicable diseases, including sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and tuberculosis.
Methods of promoting child and maternal health and public health.
Principles of public health education.

II
Principles, methods, practices, and current trends of general and public health nursing and preventive medicine.
Community aspects of public nursing including community resources and demography.
Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing communicable disease, public health, and disabling conditions.
Environmental, sociological, and psychological problems related to public health nursing programs.
Child growth and development.
Unique psycho/social and cultural issues encountered in a rural health program.
Causes, means of transmission, and methods of control of communicable disease.
Methods of promoting child and maternal health and public health programs.

III
Principles, methods, practices, and current trends of general and public health nursing and preventative medicine.
Community resources and demography influencing public health nursing services.
Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing communicable disease, disabling conditions, and public health nursing services.
Environmental, sociological, and psychological problems related to public health nursing programs and services.
Causes, means of transmission, and control of communicable diseases.
Child growth and development.
Unique psycho/social and cultural issues encountered in a rural health program.
Principles of public health education.
Program planning, evaluations and development principles.
Principles of lead direction, program and work coordination, and training.

IV
Principles, methods, practices, and current trends of general and public health nursing and preventative medicine.
Community resources and demography influencing public health nursing services.
Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing communicable disease, disabling conditions, and public health nursing services.
Environmental, sociological, and psychological problems related to public health nursing programs and services.
Causes, means of transmission, and control of communicable diseases.
Child growth and development.
Unique psycho/social and cultural issues encountered in a rural health program.
Principles of public health education.
Program planning, evaluations and development principles.
Principles of lead direction, program and work coordination, and training.

Ability to:
I
Learn to organize and carry out public health nursing activities in an assigned program.
Develop and maintain public relations with clients, staff, community groups, and other government organizations.
Collect, analyze, and interpret technical, statistical and health data.
Analyze and evaluate health problems and take appropriate action.
Provide instruction in the prevention of diseases.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Develop and maintain health records and prepare clear and concise reports.
Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, community organizations and other government agencies when explaining public health issues and providing public health services.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
Effectively represent the Nursing Division in contacts with public, other county staff and other government agencies.

II
Plan, organize, and carry out public health nursing activities in an assigned program.
Develop and maintain public relations with clients, staff, community groups, and other government organizations.
Analyze and evaluate health problems and take appropriate action.
Provide instruction in the prevention of diseases.
Develop and maintain health records and prepare clear and concise reports.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, community organizations, and other staff when explaining public health issues and providing public health services.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

III
Plan, organize, and carry out public health nursing activities and services for an assigned service area or program.
Develop and maintain public relations with clients, staff, community groups and other government organizations.
Collect, analyze and interpret technical, statistical and health data.
Analyze and evaluate health problems and take appropriate action.
Provide work direction and coordination for other staff.
Provide instruction in the prevention and control of diseases.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Develop and maintain health records and prepare clear and concise reports.
Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, community organizations, and other staff when explaining public health issues and providing public health services.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

IV
Plan, organize, and carry out public health nursing activities and services for an assigned service area or program.
Develop and maintain public relations with clients, staff, community groups and other government organizations.
Collect, analyze and interpret technical, statistical and health data.
Analyze and evaluate health problems and take appropriate action.
Provide work direction and coordination for other staff.
Provide instruction in the prevention and control of diseases.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Develop and maintain health records and prepare clear and concise reports.
Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, community organizations, and other staff when explaining public health issues and providing public health services.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.


SAN BENITO COUNTY BENEFITS

Employees in regular, full-time positions will be eligible to participate in the following employee benefits:

Pay Day: Employees are paid bi-weekly.
Insurance Deductions: The insurance and benefits deductions will take place bi-monthly, normally the first two pay periods of the month. Bank/Credit union and 457 Retirement Deferrals deductions will take place bi-weekly.

Vacation: Based on continued years of service. Maximum accruals may apply depending on the bargaining unit.
  • 5 to 9 years of service = 15 days per year
  • 10 to 14 years of service = 18 days per year
  • 15 + years of service = 20 days per year

Holidays: 13.5 holidays (including 3 floating) for most employees.

Sick Leave: 15 days per year. Maximum accruals apply.

Health Plan: Comprehensive medical and dental plans available for full-time employees. Employees appointed to a regular position at a time base of 50% or higher are also eligible to participate.

Vision Plan: MES Vision Plan offered which offers exams, frames and lenses on a 12-24-24 basis. The County pays for employee coverage and the employee can pay for dependent coverage. This benefit is available to FULL-TIME employees only.

Employee Assistance Program: The County provides confidential short-term counseling services to employees and dependents. Any regular employee is eligible for up to a total of three (3) hours of counseling sessions within any six (6) month period per County employee. Up to a maximum of six (6) sessions per calendar year are allowed per family

Life Insurance/AD&D: County pays for a $20,000 BASIC life insurance policy for each employee. Two other VOLUNTARY life insurance plans available, including AD&D.

Disability Insurance: General, Confidential and Management groups participate in the State Disability Insurance.

Credit Union: Membership to the Santa Clara Federal Credit Union is available to San Benito County employees.

Deferred Compensation: Employees may participate in tax-deferred retirement savings. Three 457 plans are available. Employees may rollover funds from prior 401k or 457 accounts. IRS limits apply.

Retirement: Regular employees will be enrolled into the CalPERS retirement system in accordance with the Public Employees' Retirement Law. Employee contributions vary according to bargaining unit.

All New Miscellaneous (non-Safety) employees enrolled into the CalPERS retirement system participate in the full formula of 2% at 62. Miscellaneous employees participate in Social Security in addition to CalPERS.

New Safety employees are covered by the safety full formula 2.7% at 57. Safety employees contribute 9% of the employee contribution. Safety employees do not participate in Social Security.

Supplemental Insurance: Employees may participate in various AFLAC plans such as accident, disability, and cancer insurances.

Additionaly, employees can enroll into a pre-tax cafeteria plan and flexible spending accounts including Unreimbursed Medical ($2500) and Dependent Care ($5000).

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

Retirement Formula Local MISC 2% @ 62 for New PERS Members

Social Security (non-safety)

Vacation Based on Continued Years of Service

Sick Leave 15 Days Annually

Floating Holiday

457 Deferred Compensation

Credit Union

Flexible Spending Account

Employee Assistance Program

Group Life Insurance

Additional Optional Life Insurances & AD&D

Tuition Reimbursement

01

I understand all County employees will be required to take an Oath of Office and will be called upon to act as Disaster Service Workers, when needed.
  • Yes


02

Please be sure to answer the supplemental questions thoroughly and accurately. Applicants are responsible for clearly, completely, and accurately identifying their qualifications. Your responses to the questions must be supported by both the work experience listed on your application as well as your resume. The rating of the supplemental questions may determine your application status and/or rank on the eligible list. Answers such as "see resume" or "see above" will remove you from consideration. I have read and understand the statement above concerning submission of supplemental questionnaire responses.
  • Yes
  • No


03

Do you possess a valid license as a Registered Nurse in California?
  • Yes
  • No


04

Please provide your RN license number here. If you do not have one, write "N/A".

05

Do you possess a certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the California State Board of Registered Nursing?
  • Yes
  • No


06

Are you proficient in the Spanish language?
  • Yes
  • No


07

Please indicate which positions you are interested in.
  • Bilingual
  • Non-Bilingual
  • Limited-Term
  • Part-Time


Required Question

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

481 4th St., Hollister, California 95023 United States View Map