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Public Health LVN, Salinas, CA


Organization: Monterey County Health Department
Category: LPN/LVN
Location: Salinas, CA
Date Job Posted: June 30, 2021
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Monterey County Health Department
Salinas, CA 93906

Public Health LVN - Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Salary: $4,138.85 - $5,654.31 Monthly
Final Filing Date: Friday, July 23, 2021
Job Number: 21/52E01/06LPC

All application materials must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Monterey County Health Department’s Public Health Bureau is seeking to fill a vacant Public Health Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) position supporting the Tuberculosis (TB) Control Unit. The TB Public Health LVN functions under the supervision of the Supervising Public Health Nurse (SPHN) and the general direction of the Public Health Nurse (PHN)/Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager. The TB Unit has the primary responsibility to provide early intervention, prevent TB transmission, coordinate patient care to ensure an adequate course of treatment is followed, and identify and address other urgent medical and psychosocial needs are met through appropriate utilization of resources. The Public Health LVN develops and maintains communication with medical providers, community organizations and related services agencies; providers Directly Observed Therapy; pour and administers medications; collects biological specimens; measures and records vital signs; and documents activities and information.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill current and future vacancies, both regular and temporary, as they arise.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Working Knowledge of:

  • Principles, methods, and techniques used in clinical vocational nursing
  • Medical terminology
  • Basic math and statistical concepts
  • Basic computer knowledge

Some Knowledge of:

  • The principles, methods and techniques used in public health education
  • The principles, methods and techniques used in counseling designed to bring about lifestyle, nutritional, or other health behavior adjustments
  • The available sources and methods of obtaining public health, counseling, and medical treatment services
  • The principles of treatment, prevention, and infection control used in a specified medical specialty depending on the position being filled

Skill and Ability to:

  • Collect, tabulate and analyze data
  • Keep accurate written records
  • Communicate effectively with persons from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds for the purpose of gaining confidential medical and personal histories, and educating and counseling them concerning health practices or nutrition
  • Perform venipuncture and apply other vocational nursing skills
  • Develop and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Work under limited daily supervision and function as part of a “team” approach to client management
  • Exhibit professionalism and deal tactfully with clients who have or who may be carrying a variety of diseases including the HIV Virus.
  • Speak before groups
  • Operate standard office equipment, including a computer and specialized software for case management.

Characteristics of Ideal Candidate:

  • Be culturally sensitive
  • A team player
  • Have great customer service skills
  • Develop and maintain positive partnerships within the agency and in the community
  • Commitment to integrity, Respect, Innovation, Health Equity and Excellence

Examples of Experience/Education/Training

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of experience, education or training, typically:

Possession of a valid California license as a Vocational or Registered Nurse, and one year of experience as a community worker or related position, which included outreach education within a public health or voluntary non-profit health, related agency preferably dealing with ‘at risk’ populations.

Special Qualification:

Ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish required for these positions. Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates must complete and receive a passing score on the bilingual oral and written examination prior to employment.

Conditions of Employment:

As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to:

  • Pursuant to Section 4211 of the California Business and Professions Code, incumbents in these positions must be licensed to perform venipuncture in California without a licensed physician in attendance and perform immunizations and/or medical tests under client specific orders from a physician or practitioner. This would require, at a minimum, licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
  • Health Department will conduct a thorough background and reference check process which includes a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
  • Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license.
  • May be required to work occasional evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • May be exposed to infectious respiratory secretions and bodily fluids.

For a complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at:

https://www2.co.monterey.ca.us/pages/hr/class-specs/52E01.pdf (Download PDF reader)

Additional Information

APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURESTO APPLY: Submit the following to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906 by the final filing date of July 23, 2021 for a guaranteed review.

  • Monterey County Employment Application
  • Responses to the Supplemental Questions
  • Copy of the required CA LVN license

Or apply on-line at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/montereycounty/jobs/3120327/public-health-lvn-bilingual-english-spanish

Resumes may be submitted in addition to, but will not be accepted in lieu of, required application materials.

All application materials must be received by the final filing date of July 23, 2021 for a guaranteed review. Please be aware if the application form and responses to supplemental questions are not submitted timely with other required application materials, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered further. The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. Resumes may be submitted but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials.

Application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process. To further assess applicant’s possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination.

For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at 831-755-4519.

SPECIAL NOTES:

If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodations, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at 831-755-4946.
Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed below.

BENEFITS:

The County offers an excellent benefits package (H Unit)
The County of Monterey offers a premium benefit package. A summary of benefits for this position can be viewed on the County website. This information is intended to provide you with a general summary of benefits available and is not legally binding. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies & Practices Resolution or "H" MOU prevails over this listing.

See H bargaining unit Benefit Summary Sheet for more information: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/home/showpublisheddocument/99628/637490872740300000

Equal Opportunity
Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment and cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you believe you possess a disability that would require accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at 831-755-4946.


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