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Public Health Nurse Program Manager

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Concord, CA

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The Position
*OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
Bargaining Unit
: Local 21 - Supervisory Management
The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting for two qualified individuals interested in the Public Health Nurse Program Manager position to be assigned to the Public Health's Health Care for the Homeless Program. This position is primarily based in Concord, CAand incumbents travel throughout the County to their assignment locations. Public Health Nurse Program Managers coordinate and supervise the activities of nursing and health education or health care personnel within one or more public health programs. They assist in program and budget development and budget monitoring, develop programs for public health information and education services to the public, and supervise clinical services related to the programs. Additional duties include planning and implementing special health clinics; providing consultation to the medical community on specific treatment and management of communicable diseases; developing and coordinating clinical services for populations at risk for public health problems.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:
Ability to supervise staff and conduct training and health education programs
Knowledge of administrative principles applicable to the organization and functions of health education and health care programs
Knowledge of scope and practice of standards of nursing; clinical skills related to public health programs; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration
Read the complete job description at ****. The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.
TENTATIVE EXAM DATES
Tentative Exam Date: Periodically Until Vacancies Filled
Typical Tasks
Develops program policies and procedures and interprets these to the medical community including physicians, health care personnel and Public Health Nurse field staff
Sets goals and objectives and establishes program priorities
Implements State and Federal program guidelines
Collects and analyzes disease and/or other program statistics
Develops or expands appropriate programs
Plans and implements special health clinics
Provides consultation to medical community on specific treatment and management of communicable diseases
Provides information and technical assistance to public and private schools relative to public health related issues
Develops and coordinates clinical services for populations at risk for public health problems
Coordinates and supervises the investigation of communicable disease and determines scope of investigation
Provides clinical assistance in special needs/emergency response clinics
Prepares reports as required
Assists with development and writing of program plans and funding proposals for grant applications
Meets with interested community organizations to promote program goals
Conducts or coordinates educational outreach activities and develops program information material for distribution to schools
Coordinates activities of Public Health with community based organizations, community groups and the general public
Conducts in-service education and orientation for program staff
Evaluates and supervises clinical, clerical and technical staff
Represents the department at various County, State and community meetings and participates on committees for theses various groups
Provides and promotes excellent customer service for all internal and external customers
Minimum Qualifications
License Required:
Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a 1) a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process; 2) a current, valid and unrestricted Registered Nurse license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing; and 3) a certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Education:
Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university.
Experience:
Three (3) years of full-time, or its equivalent, of professional nursing experience in a health care facility.
Substitution:
One (1) year of additional experience, working in a public health agency as an administrator, manager or health care services provider may be substituted for the academic major.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment.
A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED. THE REGISTERED NURSE LICENSE AND PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE LICENSE NUMBERS MUST BE LISTED IN THE CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES SECTION OF THE APPLICATION.
Selection Process
Application Filing:
All applicants must apply on-line at ****and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying.
Application Evaluation:
Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
Training and Experience Evaluation:
Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%)
Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list.
The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.
THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND
VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF THE ORGANIZATION
It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
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About Contra Costa County Human Resources Department
The County of Contra Costa, California (the County) was incorporated in 1850 as one of the original 27 counties of the State of California (the State), with the City of Martinez as the County Seat. It is one of the nine counties in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area. The County is the ninth most populous county in California, with its population reaching approximately 1,066,096 as of January 1, 2011.
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