|Employer||Sonoma County, CA|
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Salary||$87,638.17 - $106,505.73 Annually|
The County of Sonoma's Department of Health Services seeks candidates for
Multiple Full-Time and Extra-Help Public Health Nurse I Positions!
Starting salary up to $106,505 /Year
Plus, a cash allowance of approximately $600/Month*
Plus, an additional $1.15/hour bilingual premium for bilingual assignments
This is a continuous recruitment. It may close without notice, at any time, once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.
Please Note : These positions will be filled at either the I or II level. If you are interested in applying at the II level, you will need to apply to the separate, concurrent recruitment being conducted for that level.
The Public Health Nurse I is the entry-level classification in the Public Health Nurse series, where incumbents apply the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities in learning to perform the full scope of public health nursing duties . This level requires possession of a California State Public Health Nursing Certificate .
What Sonoma County Employment Offers Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:
Public Health Nurses (PHN) working in the MCAH Field Nursing program use a trauma-informed approach to serve low income, Medi-Cal eligible pregnant and parenting women and their children up to five years of age. The focus is on populations facing multiple risk factors inclusive of physical and/or mental health issues, substance use, domestic violence, and homelessness alongside a myriad of issues related to poverty. The intent is to assist families in overcoming barriers to care and linking them to services. The PHNs provide case management including nursing assessment, planning and guidance to pregnant and/or parenting women in their homes, and screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to help improve their overall physical and mental health. Furthermore, the ACEs conversation assists the primary caregiver in understanding the negative impact of their own trauma history and fosters a desire to limit potential trauma to their child, thus reducing the risk of intergenerational trauma. The PHNs maintain an active caseload of 25-30 clients.
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Under the direction of the Supervising Public Health Nurse and in collaboration with the County of Sonoma Adult and Aging Division, the IHSS PHN I plays a crucial role in the assessment of elders and people with disabilities. This includes complex health issues that require the specialized skills of a PHN. Additionally, IHSS PHNs assist the IHSS Social Worker to accurately assess the type and level of services that a client is eligible to receive. This may include:
The Ideal Candidates
The ideal candidates for these positions will be detail-oriented, organized, self-starters with strong communication, customer service, and computer skills. In addition, they will possess:
This recruitment is being conducted to fill three full-time positions in the Department of Health Services. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.
* Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Engineers and Scientists of California Union Local 20 Memorandum of Understanding (ESC MOU).
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.
Possession of a California State Public Health Nursing Certificate.
Driver's License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position.
Working Conditions: Duties may require exposure to hostile, emotionally disturbed or mentally ill persons and/or confrontational interpersonal situations; intermittently sit at a desk for long periods of time while reviewing patient charts and histories and preparing patient charts and reports; intermittently walk, stand, bend, climb and reach while making field visits, conducting clinics or making educational presentations or demonstrations; twist to reach equipment surrounding desk or treatment areas; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; see and hear with sufficient acuity to examine and assess patient conditions; lift moderate weight; may work in dangerous, high crime areas of the community; and/or standby, callback and work during non-routine hours.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working Knowledge of: Modern principles, methods, and practices of public health nursing, including preventive medicine, epidemiology, public health education, gerontology, and sociological problems involved in public health nursing. Community aspects of public health nursing programs. Prevention, detection and treatment of communicable and chronic disease, handicapping conditions, mental illness and other disabling conditions; environmental, sociological, and psychological problems related to public health nursing programs. Principles and procedures involved in family planning, sexually transmitted disease control, and pre and post-natal care; and current literature and trends in community health.
Ability to: Organize and carry out public health nursing activities in assigned district or program; differentiate medical problems requiring immediate consultation with a physician rather than a deferred consultation; to follow prescribed protocols set up by physicians and to consult with physicians and other medical personnel; work effectively with families and individuals to assist them in solution to health problems; develop and maintain effective public relations with clients, staff, community groups and organizations; exercise independent judgment, analyze and evaluate situations independently and take appropriate actions; instruct in the prevention of disease and promotion of public health; and write and speak effectively and prepare and maintain clear and concise records and reports.
Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.
Responses to supplemental questions will be used in assessing minimum qualifications. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient.
The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (Weight 100%). Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position. Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be placed on an employment list and referred to the department for selection interviews.
A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.
Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are accepted on-line at www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.
The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.
HR Analyst: DP
HR Technician: AC