Public Health Nurse IISUTTER COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES
$6,217 - $6,850/Monthly; $74,602- $82,197/Annually
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There is currently one vacancy that will be filled at either the I, II or Staff Nurse level depending upon qualifications. Under supervision, provides nursing, teaching, and health counseling services in an assigned area of the community in connection with the prevention and control of diseases or adverse health conditions. The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill any future opening(s) in this class up to nine months.
Principles and practices of public health nursing, including community aspects of nursing programs and provisions for continuity of patient care; federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing public health; causes, means of transmission, and methods of control of communicable diseases, including tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases; child growth and development; procedures involved in promoting maternal and child health; environmental, sociological and psychological problems encountered in carrying on a health program; current literature, trends and advances in the profession; work of other social and health agencies and functions of other professions in relation to public health nursing; sociological and emotional problems involved in care of patients with tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases and chronic diseases, substance abuse and addictions, handicapped and crippled children, and other afflicted persons; principles of mental health; use and effects of medications; principles of medical record keeping; advanced mathematics; basic computer applications and techniques; and standard office equipment.
Exercise independent judgment and plan, organize and carry out public health nursing activities in a local area; assist clients and family members in the satisfactory solution of health problems; establish and maintain effective interpersonal relations with patients, families and agencies; analyze situations accurately and take effective actions; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; prepare reports; maintain medical charts and records; maintain confidentiality of patient/client information; exercise a moderate amount of physical exertion and manual dexterity in the handling of patients or equipment; distinguish colors; operate/utilize specialized nursing equipment, tools and supplies relevant to the position; operate standard office equipment; utilize various software programs relevant to the position; and operate a motor vehicle.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, with one year of experience of medical/surgical nursing experience as a Registered Nurse.
Essential duties require the following physical and work requirements: Requires the ability to maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of exercising sound judgment and rational thinking under varied circumstances; ability to think and act quickly in emergencies; must be able to support the weight of patients for brief periods of time in positioning/ transporting; ability to operate and use a variety of health care equipment and tools; and must be able to work in a health care environment; ability to see; ability to hear and communicate orally; requires sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements, such as typing, data entry or use of other office equipment or supplies; ability to operate a motor vehicle.
License or Certificate:
Possession of a current valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California. Possession of a California State Public Health Nursing Certificate. Meets state requirement for Training in Child Abuse Detection as indicated in California Administrative Code Title 17, Section 4501(4). Possession of valid CPR Certification. Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License.