Under general supervision and within established program areas, to provide specialized services and liaison within or between the Public Health Nursing and Health Protection Divisions of the Public Health Department.
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Coordinates or assists in coordinating a specialized nursing service or program;
Collects statistical and other data and reviews reports to identify health condition trends and problems;
Assists in evaluating program needs and modifying program goals, objectives, policies and procedures;
Assists in developing educational and informational material for staff and for the community;
Provides in-depth health counseling to individuals and groups in a specialized area;
Meets with community organizations, health agencies and concerned individuals to interpret Health Department services, share information, and secure cooperation in achieving program goals;
Assists in training and orienting nursing staff, including presentation of in-service programs;
Assists in identifying available resources needed by patients;
Prepares reports and records;
May serve as liaison to a variety of community groups on public health related issues;
May participate in research by planning and organizing surveys in a specialized area;
May functionally supervise nursing staff and activities in the specialty area on a temporary or situational basis as appropriate;
May provide lead supervision over professional, paraprofessional, or clerical employees; and
Performs other related duties as required.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate in nursing and sufficient experience as a Public Health Nurse to enable a candidate to demonstrate possession of the qualifications listed below.
Normally a candidate would acquire the qualifications for this class through at least three years of Public Health Nursing experience, in addition to the baccalaureate.
Possession of a valid certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the State of California.
Possession of a valid California driver's license.
Principles, practices, and methods of Public Health Nursing, including community aspects of nursing programs and provisions for continuity of patient care;
Concepts of epidemiology;
Methods of disease control;
Symptoms of and methods for dealing with drug abuse;
Principles and practices of teaching and training;
Environmental, sociological, physical, and psychological problems encountered in carrying out a public health program among a multi-cultural client population;
Available human services community resources;
Current trends and concepts in Public Health Nursing;
Coordinate and perform specialized services or a specialized public health program under minimal supervision;
Assess the effectiveness of an assigned public health program or services and design and implement improvements;
Monitor and identify trends in community health conditions or problems;
Communicate effectively with a wide range of community groups;
Develop and maintain effective public relations.
Closing Date/Time: 8/22/2018 11:59 PM Pacific