Supervising Public Health Nurse

  • SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA
  • Hollister, California
  • May 09, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $35.79 - $47.97 Hourly

Job Description

THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME.
Under direction, to supervise public health staff and services; to plan, coordinate, organize and supervise a multiple number of public health and related programs; may assist with administrative responsibilities as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the supervisory level in the Public Health Nurse class series. Incumbents are responsible for coordinating and supervising a multiple number of public health and related programs and may perform more complex public health nursing services in a specialized public health program, as well as provide direction and coordination for other professional nursing staff.

Positions at this level are distinguished from the higher level position, Director of Nursing Services, in that the latter has first line management authority over all public health programs within the Public Health Division. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Supervising Community Health Nurse in that this classification possesses a Certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the California State Board of Registered Nursing.

REPORTS TO
Health Officer or designee.

CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED
Provides supervision of Public Health Nurse I/II/III and Community Health Nurse I/II/III and other assigned public health staff.

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 medical and office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and fax.

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

Examples Of Essential Duties:
(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
  • Supervises and monitors public health and related services/programs
  • Supervises public health and community health nurses and other subordinate staff
  • Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of staff, assists in hiring staff and recommends disciplinary action when appropriate, approves staff leave requests
  • Advises staff on nursing policies, procedures and special problem areas
  • Drafts and standardizes procedures
  • Reviews records and reports for quality improvement purposes
  • Assists in planning and participates in in-service educational programs
  • Evaluates staff training needs and develops strategies for addressing training needs
  • Evaluates work performance of subordinate staff;
  • Maintains liaison with other social and health agencies
  • Attends public health-related meetings and conferences
  • Prepares reports
  • Collaborates with nursing administration, other county departments, and community organizations to develop needs assessments and long-term plans; may serve in a leadership role in a special area or coordinate a designated program or project
  • May participate in grant writing, collection and analysis of statistics, program audits and evaluations and preparation of specific program budgets
  • Other duties as assigned.


Typical 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.

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

Two years of public health nursing experience comparable to a Public Health Nurse II with San Benito County.

Special Requirements:

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.

Supplemental Information:
Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of staff supervision and development.
  • 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 program and work coordination, and training.

Ability to:
  • Provide direction, supervision and evaluation of the work of subordinate staff.
  • Plan, organize, and supervise public health nursing activities and services for an assigned service area or program.
  • Understand, interpret and apply rules, laws, policies and regulations relative specific public health programs.
  • Develop and maintain public relations, staff, community groups and other government organizations.
  • Collect, analyze and interpret technical, statistical and health data.
  • 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.

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.


Closing Date/Time: Continuous