Organization: County of Orange
Location: Orange County, CA
Date Job Posted: April 21, 2020
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Sr. Public Health Nurse - Emergency Medical Services
Salary $91,873.60 - $105,164.80 Annually
Location Orange County, CA
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Department Health Care Agency
Job Number 4186HP-1019-042(O)
SR. PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE - EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:
Effective July 3, 2020 – 2.5% increase
Effective July 2, 2021 – 2.5% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 – 3.5% increase
Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following dates:
Effective July 3, 2020 – 1.2% decrease
Effective July 2, 2021 – 1.2% decrease
Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.
This recruitment is open to the public and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 PM (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
This recruitment will establish an open eligible list to fill current and future vacancies. This recruitment may also be used to fill similar and/or lower level positions throughout the County of Orange.
HEALTH CARE AGENCY
The County of Orange, Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five service areas - Administrative and Financial, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Regulatory and Medical Services and Public Health - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.
REGULATORY & MEDICAL HEALTH SERVICES
The Regulatory & Medical Health Services (R/MHS) Division is comprised of:
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) plans, coordinates and oversees pre-hospital and emergency medical care systems in response to individual needs and community crisis. EMS program's major strengths are mutual cooperation, patient advocacy, advanced medical technology, electronic documentation and evidence-based data.
HEALTH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
The Health Emergency Management (HEM) section is part of EMS and is responsible for planning the agency's overall preparedness and response to a potential disaster affecting the medical and health systems in Orange County. HEM is funded through a variety of federal grants. HEM's emergency preparedness functions consist of all-hazards planning including bioterrorism, pandemic influenza, natural disasters and other County health-related disasters.
The Sr. Public Health Nurse position will work in the HEM section and is funded through the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) grant. The position will serve as the Healthcare Systems Clinical Advisor and provide primary oversight of the HPP and coordination of the Healthcare Coalition of Orange County (HCCOC). The position will report directly to the Assistant EMS Administrator and may supervise division personnel.
Duties and responsibilities include:
The ideal candidate will have five (5) or more years of experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) with emergency nursing or public health nursing experience and a valid California Driver License.
The ideal candidate will also demonstrate knowledge and experience in the following competencies:
Technical Knowledge | Experience
Relationship Building | Interpersonal Skills
Communication | Oral and Written
Please click here for the minimum qualifications for Sr. Public Health Nurse.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Body mobility to walk, climb stairs, reach, bend, and stoop; stamina to sit for a prolonged period of time (up to one hour); strength to lift and carry objects such as boxes of nursing supplies or audiovisual equipment, which may weigh up to 25 lb.; manual dexterity to grasp, manipulate/ operate small objects and precision instruments such as, but not limited to, giving injections and taking pulse and blood pressure readings; vision sufficient to read thermometers and calibrated measuring instruments, labels on medications etc. Will be required to operate a motor vehicle.
Will be required to work in an office; may work in settings where patients who have a communicable diseases may have been; may be assigned to evenings, weekends and/or holidays during activation of the EMS Department Operations Center/OC Operational Area Emergency Operations Center. Will be required to travel to work sites throughout the County.
Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all applications to identify the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, those who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the next step of the recruitment.
Application Screening (Refer/Non-refer)
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those candidates that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.
Application Appraisal Panel | Application Rating (Weighted 100%)
An Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate all application materials for job knowledge, competencies and related experience described above. Only the most qualified applicants will be placed on the eligible list.
Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.
Once the assessments have been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.
Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.
NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.
Applicants will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions.
For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Raymond Mendoza at (714) 834-6755 or RaMendoza@ochca.com.
Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.