Public Health Nurse I/ii

The County of El Dorado
Full Time, Part Time 64 per week $77,417 - $104,603 Per year CA 3057 Briw Ridge Ct # A, Placerville, CA 95667, United States
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Overview

Public Health Nurses in the community have broad autonomy of practice in promoting the strengths or addressing the needs of families. Offering a teaching setting new Public Health Nurses mentor with a seasoned colleague and in turn may mentor student Public Health Nurses, have opportunity to conduct group education and develop special intervention projects. The Public Health Division offers a practice environment reflecting the principles of ACES and core practice foundations as promoted by the Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations.
     The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:
  • Participate as an interdisciplinary team member in the design and evaluation of public health programs to individuals, families, communities, and at-risk populations.
  • Conduct assessments of individual, family, community and at-risk population assets, needs, values, beliefs, resources, and environmental factors.
  • Conduct physical assessments; dispense medicinal products and therapeutic agents; perform diagnostic testing/screenings, immunization techniques, and withdrawal of human blood; review and interpret laboratory findings and provide intervention in accordance with standardized procedures and protocol at the facility level and in the community as appropriate.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of public health intervention through ongoing assessment of the individual's physical condition and behavior, signs and symptoms of illness and reactions to treatment, interpretation and analysis of community level epidemiology, effective communication with community systems of care, and qualitative research data.
  • Assess the health literacy of individuals, families , and populations served.
  • Function as a specialty medical/health care case manager to ensure improved wellness and a continuum of appropriate services for individuals, families, and population groups subject to adverse health and social outcomes.
For a full description of duties and responsibilities, please review the job description.
Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following recommendations. Any combination of the required experience, education, and training that would provide the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. Public Health Nurse I:Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited four-year college or university. Public Health Nurse II:Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited four-year college or university; -AND-One (1) year of experience at a level equivalent to the County's class of Public Health Nurse I. Licenses and Certifications: 
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record.
  • Must possess a California Registered Nurse license issued by the California State Board of Registered Nursing or eligibility for Registered Nurse licensure reciprocity in the State of California.
  • Must possess a California State Public Health Nursing certificate.
  • Must possess valid CPR certification.
  • Must have completed child abuse and neglect recognition and reporting training requirements pursuant to the State of California Health and Safety Code.
Click  to view the minimum qualifications for Public Health Nurse I/II, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.  
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