Staff Nurse, Supervising

Santa Barbara County, CA Santa Barbara , CA 93101

Posted 1 week ago



$48.40 - $58.36 Hourly

$101,020.78 - $121,806.41 Annually

Bilingual allowance, when applicable

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you applied to this position between July 11, 2022 and 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2022, your application is still under consideration for the position and you do not need to re-apply.

The Public Health Department is currently accepting applications to fill two (2) full-time vacancies, located at Carpinteria Health Care Center and the Santa Barbara Franklin Health Care Center.

We are also accepting applications to establish an employment list for future Full-Time, Part-Time, and Extra Help (temporary) and *1414 vacancies for Staff Nurse, Supervising in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Santa Maria and Lompoc.

  • 1414 vacancies may occur as a result of a leave of absence (Civil Service Rule 1414) and the duration of the appointment shall be subject to the return of the individual who is on leave. A person who is appointed to a position under Civil Service Rule 1414 may be able to transition into a regular position in the classification without re-application or re-testing, depending on the performance of the appointee and the needs of the department.

Please be sure to indicate on your application all the locations you are willing to accept employment for current and future vacancies. If you qualify for this position and pass the required selection steps, your name will be sent to the hiring manager(s) of the vacancy location(s) you have expressed you are willing to work.

NOTE: The County may provide reimbursement for reasonable relocation expenses, and, at the discretion of the CEO, can provide flexible relocation assistance, housing and student loan offsets, cash incentives, and/or vacation and sick leave pre-accruals in the interest of attracting the best talent to the organization.


  • Vacation: 12 to 25 days per year depending on length of public employment.

  • Holidays: 13 days per year.

  • Sick Leave: 12 days sick leave per year. Unlimited accumulation, one year of which can be converted to service credit upon retirement.

  • Health Plan: Choice of medical and dental plans (with vision care). County contributes toward the employee's premium.

  • On-Site Employee Health Clinics in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria: Provides ongoing episodic services to eligible employees and their eligible dependents over age 5.

The County of Santa Barbara offers generous benefits. Click on the Benefits Tab above or CLICK HERE to view more information.

In addition, applicants from other public sector employers may qualify for:

  • Retirement reciprocity

  • Time and service credit towards for an advanced vacation accrual rate

The Position:

Under general direction, directs and supervises professional and unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) in the provision of direct patient care in the regional community health clinics; and performs related duties as required.

The position's primary responsibility is supervision of the Women's Health and Primary Care (adult and pediatric) Clinics. The Supervising Staff Nurse monitors and reviews the quality of health care provided to patients, ensures all policies, procedures, and protocols are adhered to by staff, and ensures that nursing care is performed to acceptable professional standards and in accordance with physicians' orders. The Supervising Staff Nurse ensures Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practices are implemented in the Health Care Center and that PCMH standards are met and maintained. Other responsibilities include collaborating with the Health Center Administrator in the logistical/operational flow of the clinics.

The IDEAL CANDIDATE will possess:

  • Supervisory experience in an ambulatory care setting

  • Nursing experience in Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Specialty Services, and Women's Health, including OB/GYN, family planning, and birth control

  • Knowledge of funding sources such as Medi-Cal, PACT, and Every-Woman- Counts

  • Experience utilizing electronic health records, specifically Epic

  • The ability to converse fluently in both English & Spanish (desired but not required)

Click on the link below to find out why our nurses love their jobs and why they feel they're making a big impact as part of the Public Health Department Team.

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CLICK HERE to learn more about the County of Santa Barbara Public Health Department.

County of Santa Barbara Health Care Centers:

  • Santa Maria Health Care Center, 2115 S. Centerpointe Parkway, Santa Maria, CA 93455
  • Lompoc Health Care Center, 301 North R Street, Lompoc, CA 93436
  • Franklin Health Care Center, 1136 E. Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Carpinteria Health Care Center, 931 Walnut Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • Santa Barbara Health Care Center, 345 Camino del Remedio, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

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Examples of Duties

  • Directs professional nurses and UAP in providing direct patient care in the Public Health Department's regional clinics; supervises and reviews the quality of health care provided to patients and ensures that all policies, procedures, and protocols are adhered to by staff; ensures that nursing care is performed to acceptable professional standards and in accordance with physician's orders.

  • Evaluates the work of subordinate staff in order to ensure that quality assurance standards are met; documents performance and takes appropriate action, including implementing discipline when necessary; establishes expectations and performance goals and supports staff in the attainment of those goals.

  • Develops and maintains staffing schedules for the clinic; ensures that provider, clinic, and hospital call schedules are accurate and communicated to staff, the hospital, and the answering service; maintains and distributes schedules for various specialty clinics.

  • Ensures that appropriate records and patient traffic flow are maintained, referrals and follow-up appointments are made, accurate information is communicated to patients, and clinics are conducted in an orderly fashion; an adequate inventory of medical supplies, medications, and vaccines is maintained; examination and/or consultation rooms are properly equipped and supplied; and notifies the Regional Clinic Manager of equipment failure and recommends repair and/or replacement of broken equipment.

  • Conducts regular nursing staff meetings; communicates procedural or other changes to staff; obtains feedback from staff regarding clinic services and needs and informs the Regional Clinic Manager; communicates safety tips and updates to staff and maintains sign- in sheets that verify staff's receipt of safety information.

Employment Standards

Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California; AND,

  • Three (3) years of professional nursing experience that included some lead experience, such as assigning and reviewing the work of staff; OR,
  • Three (3) years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Staff Nurse with Santa Barbara County including some lead experience such as assigning and reviewing the work of staff; OR,
  • A combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: the principles, practices and skilled techniques of nursing; symptomology and disease processes; general nutrition; medical equipment operation; use and effects of medications and immunizations; legal environment of nursing; health education techniques and practices; interviewing and counseling techniques; community health and medical services; medical recordkeeping and privacy practices; clinic organization and operations; supervisory practices.

Ability to: evaluate and assess the need for nursing and/or medical services; exercise independent judgment; work with individuals and families in a clinical setting to resolve health problems; perform skilled nursing tasks; anticipate patient's needs; plan, organize, coordinate and supervise clinical nursing and support services; lead the work of others engaged in nursing and clinical support activities; identify and analyze administrative problems and implement operational changes; demonstrate tact, diplomacy, patience and compassion; establish and maintain cooperative working relations; comply with nursing policies, protocols and program regulations; prepare and maintain medical records of appropriate documentation; recognize and respect limits of authority and responsibility; maintain confidentiality of information; make referrals to local and regional providers of social, medical and/or other special services; communicate effectively with people of diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.

Desirable Qualification: The ability to speak, read, and write Spanish and English is desirable, but not required. NOTE: Hiring departments may test you on your fluency. If you do not demonstrate sufficient fluency, your name may be withheld from future certifications or removed from the employment list, in accordance with Civil Service Rule VII. Supplemental Information

The Public Health Department (PHD) requires all employees working in direct contact with patients or clients in a high-risk environment to comply with the PHD Employee Immunizations policy. This can be accomplished by providing documentation of immunizations, submitting laboratory immune titers demonstrating adequate immunity, or obtaining required vaccinations. A list of requirements, based on the specific program, will be sent at the time an offer letter is presented to the selected candidate(s) and initial documentation will be required at this time.


  • Review applications and supplemental questionnaire to determine those applicants who meet the employment standards.

  • Supplemental Questionnaire Ranking. Responses to the required examination supplemental questions will be evaluated and scored. Candidates' final score and rank on the eligibility list will be determined by the responses to these questions.

Candidates must receive a percentage score of at least 70 on the Supplemental Questionnaire Ranking to be placed on an employment list. An adjustment may be made to raw scores based on factors listed in Civil Service Rule VI. Those candidates who are successful in the selection process will have their names placed on the employment list for a minimum of three months. At the time the employment list is established, all candidates will receive an email notice of their score on the exam(s), rank on the employment list, and exact duration of the employment list.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: The County of Santa Barbara is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter listed on the job posting. We require verification of needed accommodation from a professional source, such as a Medical Provider or a learning institution.

Recruiters will communicate with applicants by e-mail during each step in the recruitment process. Applicants are reminded to check spam filters continuously during the Recruitment & Selection Process steps listed above to ensure they do not miss required deadlines.

Conditional Job Offer: Once a conditional offer of employment has been made, candidate will be required to successfully complete a background check, which includes a conviction history check, and satisfactory reference checks. The appointee will be subject to a post-offer medical evaluation or examination. The appointee must satisfactorily complete a one-year probationary period.

COVID-19 Vaccination Verification and Testing: This position may be subject to State Health Officer Orders (SHOOs) or County policy regarding Covid-19 vaccine verification and/or testing. Please contact the hiring department for more information.

Disaster Service Workers: Pursuant to Governmental code section 3100, all employees with the County of Santa Barbara are declared to be disaster service workers subject to such disaster service. Activities may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law.


The County of Santa Barbara is dedicated to cultivating and sustaining an environment that exhibits equity and inclusion everywhere, and at all levels of our organization. The County believes equity is a fundamental principle that must be imbedded in policies, institutional practices, and systems. The County recognizes the negative impacts of systemic racism and is committed to eliminating the barriers affecting our Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian community members, as well as people of other diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. We envision a world where society and its systems (e.g. education, criminal justice, health care, housing, the economy) are just, fair, and inclusive, enabling all people to participate and reach their full potential.

We celebrate community and employee diversity, strive for inclusion and belonging, and promote empowered participation. We aspire to build a workforce that is reflective of these values and the communities we serve. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will resolutely uphold federal and California state laws and/or Santa Barbara County ordinances.

We believe equity and inclusion are vital to fulfill the County's mission and to embody a culture of "One County, One Future." Expanding the full range of employee talent allows the County to deliver our best to all our community members.

We believe in the dignity and humanity of all people. We strive for a healthy and prosperous society that promotes all people having equitable access and opportunity.

APPLICATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE DEADLINE: open until filled. Applications and job bulletins can be obtained 24 hours a day at

Savanah Smith, Talent Acquisition Lead, Public Health Department,

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