Public Health Nurse I

County Of Santa Clara Santa Clara , CA 95051

Posted 3 weeks ago


Under supervision, to provide public health nursing services in the home or public health clinics in an assigned planning area.

The list established from this recruitment will be used for Public Health Nurse vacancies as they occur.

Bilingual (Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and Cantonese) candidates are encouraged to apply.If you speak a second language fluently, specify the language located under Agency-Wide Questions of the application.

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Typical Tasks

  • Provides nursing service to individuals in homes by planning for, teaching, and demonstrating nursing care;

  • Assists individuals and families in carrying out recommendations made by the physician;

  • Teaches and counsels individuals, families, and groups regarding specific diseases, health conditions, and health maintenance;

  • Participates in various clinics by interviewing and counseling patients;

  • Assists individuals and families to recognize their problems and refers them to appropriate community agencies and clinics for specialized services;

  • Coordinates care of patients with other public and private agencies;

  • Collects specimens from patients: performs medical tests and reports on test results, and administers injections and oral medications;

  • Performs on-going and follow-up evaluation to determine effectiveness of treatment;

  • Interprets physicians' orders and assists families in carrying out these orders;

  • Encourages families to recognize the need for appropriate medical, psychiatric, hospital or other care as necessary;

  • Prepares reports and maintains necessary records;

  • May supervise subordinate personnel;

  • Attends appropriate staff meetings and in-service training sessions;

  • May pursue appropriate job related educational courses;

  • Performs other related work as required.

Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing.

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

Possession of a valid California driver's license.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, and methods of public health nursing;

  • Causes, control and care of communicable disease;

  • Community resources and health agencies related to public health nursing;

  • Uses and effects of medicines.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, and carry out public health nursing activities in a district;

  • Work effectively with patients and families to assist them in satisfactory solution of health problems;

  • Develop and maintain effective public relations with community organizations;

  • Analyze situations accurately and take appropriate action;

  • Speak and write effectively.

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