THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME
This position is scheduled to receive a $1000 bonus on July 30,
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.
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
Health Officer or designee.
Provides supervision of Public Health Nurse I/II/III and
Community Health Nurse I/II/III and other assigned public health
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 Duties / Knowledge & Skills
(The following is used as a partial description and is not
restrictive as to duties required.)
Supervises and monitors public health and related
Supervises public health and community health nurses and other
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
Drafts and standardizes procedures
Reviews records and reports for quality improvement purposes
Assists in planning and participates in in-service educational
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
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.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
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
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.
Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse in
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.
Principles and practices of staff supervision and
Principles, methods, practices, and current trends of general
and public health nursing and preventative medicine.
Community resources and demography influencing public health
Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing
communicable disease, disabling conditions, and public health
Environmental, sociological, and psychological problems related
to public health nursing programs and services.
Causes, means of transmission, and control of communicable
Child growth and development.
Unique psycho/social and cultural issues encountered in a rural
Principles of public health education.
Program planning, evaluations and development principles.
Principles of program and work coordination, and training.
Provide direction, supervision and evaluation of the work of
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
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