Public Health Nursing Director

County of Calaveras
Full Time $93,454 - $113,526 Per year CA Calaveras County Health & Human Services, 509 E St Charles St, San Andreas, CA 95249, United States
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Overview

Position Description


Calaveras County Public Health is seeking a full time, in person Public Health Nursing Director. This position under administrative direction, plans, organizes and directs the patient care and nursing services of the Public Health Department; acts as chief advisor to the Health Officer on nursing matters; assists the Public Health Director in planning, organizing and directing public health programs and budgets, and performs related work as required.

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Under administrative direction, plans, organizes and directs the patient care and nursing services of the Public Health Department; acts as chief advisor to the Health Officer on nursing matters; assists the Public Health Director in planning, organizing and directing public health programs and budgets, and performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

This is a management level classification with accountability for patient care services and responsibility for directing and managing public health nursing programs and supervising and directing the work of professional public health and community nursing staff as well as paraprofessional staff. This position often exercises independent judgment in the performance of duties. This classification works under the direction of the Director of Public Health and the emphasis is on administration and supervision.

Example of Duties

  • Plans, organizes and directs patient care programs, clinical services and nursing service programs.
  • Develops, implements and monitors policies and procedures related to patient care, nursing practice and patient safety.
  • Assists with the development of the annual Department budget for clinical care and public health nursing service programs.
  • Supervises, directs and evaluates nursing and other personnel to include assigning work, counseling, discipline and employee performance appraisals.
  • Assists with the development and monitoring of program budgets for MCAH and child health programs.
  • Reviews and inspects the quality of clinical services and nursing performance; monitors quality assurance and compliance with requirements of state and federal agencies.
  • Reviews funding opportunities and assists with the preparation of grant proposals.
  • Confers with and provides expert advice and assistance to the Health Officer, Director of Public Health and staff on nursing issues.
  • Represents Department in meetings with other County departments, community agencies and state agencies.
  • Develops information concerning community health needs; serves as a consultant for community agencies.
  • Directs or develops and maintains required reports and records for clinical and program services.
  • Assists in the development and organization of emergency-related delivery of nursing assessment, first aid and mass prophylaxis services; directs nursing services in response to local public health emergency.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles, methods, practices and current trends of general and public health nursing; principles and methods of public health including communicable disease control, maternal, child and geriatric health, reproductive health, preventive medicine and community health promotion; principles and techniques of effective employee supervision, training, evaluation and development; principles of medical record keeping; program analysis, planning, development, implementation and evaluation; safety requirements including principles and practices pertaining to clinical service worker safety; emergency preparedness and response to a medical health incident; budget development and monitoring.

Ability to:

Plan, organize and direct nursing services within professional standards, legal requirements and financial circumstances; plan, train and direct the work of nursing and other personnel; apply routine nursing techniques in the care and treatment of patients; identify and analyze patient care and administrative problems and implement operational changes; determine the appropriate course of action in emergency situations; develop and administer a program budget; develop and prepare statistics, records and concise logical oral and written reports; interpret and apply complex regulations concerning clinical services; determine and devaluate levels of achievement and performance; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective interpersonal relations with individuals at all organizational levels; secure cooperation and teamwork among professional and/or support staff; plan, organize and manage public health nursing programs and services.



Education, Training, and Experience

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Possession of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nursing school accredited by the National League for Nursing and five years of public health nursing experience including two years of experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

Possession of a Masters of Public Health degree from a school of public health accredited by the American Public Health Association may substitute for one year of the supervisory or administrative experience.

Special Requirements

Possession of an active license to practice as a registered nurse in California, possession of a California Public Health Nurse Certificate, and possession of a valid California driver's license.

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