Monterey County Health Department
Salinas, CA 93906
Temporary Public Health Nurse III
Salary: $8,039.20 - $10,980.49 Monthly
Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled
Job Number: 21/52E23/07LPC
Summary of Position
The Health Department’s Public Health Bureau is seeking to fill a full time Temporary Public Health Nurse III position to coordinate program activities and provide specialized services in our Communicable Diseases Unit (CD). The Temporary position is funded through June 30, 2023.
The Temporary Public Health Nurse III (PHN III) in the CD Unit is responsible for the prevention, investigation, and control of outbreaks of infectious diseases in congregate living facilities, schools, correctional facilities, and large work sites by conducting on-site inspections. The Temporary PHN III will provide training and educational outreach on methods and procedures for preventing and controlling infectious diseases, as well as gather and compile data for required reports. The Temporary PHN III will attend meetings and conferences and provide information to other County departments and agencies to prevent and control infectious diseases.
A list of eligible candidates resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future full-time or temporary vacancies as they arise.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of public health nursing.
Working knowledge of:
- Community aspects of nursing programs including provisions for continuity of patient care, nursing services in health programs and nursing care in the home.
- Epidemiologic investigations; causes, control and care of chronic and communicable diseases and illness, handicapping conditions, mental illness and other disabling conditions.
- Environmental, sociological and psychological problems associated with public health nursing clients and families.
- Principles and procedures involved with family planning, sexually transmitted diseases, maternal and child health, child growth and development, and communicable diseases.
- Normal and abnormal human physiological development and behavior patterns.
- Prevention, detection, reporting and treatment to specific public health programs.
- The laws, codes and standards applicable to specific public health programs.
- The use of community resources for assistance in public health programs.
Some Knowledge of:
- The principles and practices used in public health program coordination and implementation.
- Principles and practices of staff supervision and development.
- Federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing public health.
- Principles of mental health.
- Basic statistical concepts.
- Knowledge of principles, techniques, methods and terminology used in communicable diseases.
- Assess potential infectious disease problems and take appropriate action.
- Maintain accurate records and prepare clear and concise written reports.
- Communicate effectively on infection control matters to groups, staff, and other health professionals.
- Work effectively with minimum supervision.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Use common medical instruments.
- Analyze, evaluate and draw logical conclusions from data; evaluate problems, policies, procedures and formulate an effective course of action.
- Think creatively; develop new methods, procedures or approaches to achieve program goals; exercise initiative, ingenuity and sound judgment in identifying and solving administrative and technical problems.
- Work independently with little or no direct supervision.
- Plan, prioritize, direct and review the work of others.
- Communicate effectively in writing to prepare a variety of reports and records.
- Work effectively with public and others contacted during work.
- Understand, interpret and apply rules, laws, policies and regulations relative to specific public health programs.
- Read, understand and apply oral and written policies and procedures.
- Independently manage an assigned caseload.
- Communicate verbally to address groups and individuals.
Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Strong project management skills.
- Effective leadership
- Proficient in the use of technology.
- Employee excellent and courteous customer service.
- Team facilitator.
- Sensitivity, both culturally and linguistically.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Conditions of Employment:
- Pursuant to Title 17 of the California Administrative Code, possession of a license in active status, to practice as a registered nurse in California and possession of a Public Health Nursing Certificate.
- Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
- Health Department will conduct a thorough background and reference check process which includes a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
- May be required to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays and during times of disaster or emergency.
- May be exposed to infections respiratory secretions and bodily fluids.
- Possession of a valid Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC).
- Bilingual language skills (English-Spanish)
Examples of Experience/Education/Training
The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of experience, education or training, typically:
Experience: Two years of extensive experience in public health nursing.
For complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at:
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES
TO APPLY: Submit the following to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906 by the priority screening date of July 23, 2021 for a guaranteed review.
- Monterey County Employment Application
- Responses to the Supplemental Questions
Or apply on-line at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/montereycounty/jobs/3137436/temporary-public-health-nurse-iii?page=4&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
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 priority screening 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.
- 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.
- Sick Leave Accrual: This position accrues sick leave in accordance with the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.
- California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS): This temporary assignment is scheduled to last for more than 6 months and therefore the incumbent will automatically be enrolled into CalPERS. As a participant in CalPERS, the incumbents mandatory share of cost will be automatically be deducted from the incumbent’s paycheck.
- 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 "S" MOU prevails over this listing.
An Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace