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Public Health Nurse III

San Jose, CA

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Job Description
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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Typical Tasks
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.
Employment Standards
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.
Knowledge of:
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;
Ability to:
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

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