Public Health Nurse II

Monterey County Human Resources Salinas , CA 93901

Posted 2 months ago

Position Description Priority Screening Date:
November 9, 2018 Final Filing Date:
Continuous Exam #18/52E22/10KR Summary of Position The Health Department's Public Health Bureau is seeking to fill vacant Public Health Nurse II positions in the Community Based Nursing, Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, and Children's Medical Services divisions.
The Public Health Nurse II (PHN) will perform the full scope of Public Health Nursing duties by initiating and carrying out special programs under limited supervision.
The PHN will be part of a team of professional, para-professional and support staff that collaborate to ensure comprehensive health services are provided throughout Monterey County.
These programs include: Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) provides specially trained nurses to partner with low-income first-time mothers, beginning at approximately the 28th week of pregnancy, to promote and teach positive health and development behaviors and improve economic self-sufficiency.
The program continues to work with the mother and child until the child's second birthday.
Maternal Child Adolescent Health (MCAH) works to improve the health and well-being of women, infants, children and adolescents through the provision of community leadership through our stated Scope of Work and nurse case management by assuring access to health promotion and health care services.
This program includes the provision of Perinatal Services Coordination and SIDS Coordination.
Whole Person Care (WPC) is tasked with providing nurse case management to our most vulnerable Medi-Cal homeless individuals who are high users of hospital, mental health unit and emergency department facilities.
The program is a partnership with community organizations and primary care providers to help these individuals find a medical home, housing, social and mental health services.
Tuberculosis Control Unit (TBU) has the primary responsibility to provide early intervention, prevent TB transmission, coordinate patient care to ensure an adequate course of treatment is followed, and identify and address other urgent medical and psychosocial needs are met through appropriate utilization of resources.
The TB program administers the Directly Observed Therapy program in Monterey County.
Communicable Disease Unit (CDU) provides communicable disease prevention and control services for all Monterey County residents.
Program activities include conducting detailed interviews, collecting biological specimens, delivering health education, linking clients to treatment and/or preventative services, and providing guidance to medical providers, schools and congregate living facilities on screening, treatment and infection control practices.
California Children's Services (CCS) determines financial and medical eligibility for children under age 21 for CCS-eligible diagnostic and treatment services, medical case management and physical and occupational therapy services.
Child Health Disability Prevention (CHDP) provides care coordination to assure periodic health assessments and services to low income children and youth in California, and the Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC) program that is co-located in the Department of Social Services and Probation to provide public health nurse expertise in meeting the medical, dental, mental and development needs of children and youth in foster care, including psychotropic medication monitoring and oversight (PMM&O). Child Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) seeks to prevent, screen, diagnose and treat childhood lead poisoning through nurse case management, and to eliminate sources of poisoning education and environmental interventions.
A list of eligible candidates resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future full-time or temporary vacancies as they arise.
Examples of Duties THE IDEAL CANDIDATE Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities : Knowledge of principles, methods and practices of public health nursing.
Knowledge of community aspects of nursing programs including provisions for continuity of patient care, nursing services in health programs, care of the homeless, and nursing care in the home.
Ability to use community resources for assistance in public health programs.
Knowledge of epidemiologic investigation, control and care of chronic and communicable diseases and illness, handicapping conditions, mental illness and other disabling conditions.
Knowledge of environmental, sociological and psychological problems associated with public health nursing clients and families.
Knowledge of normal and abnormal human physiological development and behavior patterns.
Prevention, detection, reporting and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
Knowledge of principles and procedures involved with complex chronic disease management, mental illness and substance abuse, family planning, venereal disease control, maternal, child and adolescent health and communicable diseases.
Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate: Strong analytical and problem solving skills Excellent Organizational Skills Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of audiences Proficient in the use of technology Provide excellent and courteous customer service Work well in a team-oriented environment Conditions of Employment : Pursuant to Title 17 of the California Administrative Code, possession of a license in active status, to practice as a registered nurse in California and possession of a Public Health Nursing Certificate.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License Due to the sensitive nature of these positions, the Health Department reserves the right to fingerprint and conduct police background checks of appointees for some positions.
Examples of Experience/Education/Training EXAMPLES OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/TRAINING The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of experience, education or training, typically: One year of responsible professional experience in public health nursing.
Or An equivalent combination of education and experience to satisfactorily perform these duties.
For complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at: Additional Information APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES Submit the following application materials to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906 Priority Screening Date:
November 9, 2018 Final filing date: Continuous Monterey County Employment Application Response to the Supplemental Questions A copy of your license/certificate must be submitted with your application Please be aware if the application form, responses to supplemental questions, and copies of Certificates is not submitted timely with other required application materials, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered further.
Or apply on-line at Application materials will be competitively evaluated.
Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process.
To further assess applicant's possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination.
For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at . SPECIAL NOTE:
If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodations, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at . Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed below.
BENEFITS: The County of Monterey offers an excellent benefits package (S Unit) The County of Monterey offers a premium benefit package.
A summary of benefits for this position can be viewed on the County website.
This information is intended to provide you with a general summary of benefits available and is not legally binding.
The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies & Practices Resolution or "S" MOU prevails over this listing.
See for more information (S bargaining Unit Benefit Summary Sheet.) Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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