The Public Health Division of Napa County's Health & Human Services Agency is seeking a Public Health Nurse to work in the Communicable Disease Control unit. This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and extra help vacancies for up to one year.
The Public Health Division within Napa County's Health and Human Services agency works to prevent conditions that challenge health, while protecting and promoting the wellbeing of the entire community through the delivery of services coordinated among 17 programs.
Of the 17 programs that Public Health delivers, this position will focus on Communicable Disease Control activities. This position is responsible to investigate reports of suspected disease and provide case management to clients as applicable. Valid certification as a Public Health Nurse is required.
NOTE: For positions within the County's Health and Human Services Agency, the County of Napa is precluded from hiring applicants that are determined to be "Ineligible Persons," defined as an applicant who is: a) currently excluded, suspended, debarred or otherwise ineligible to participate in Federal health care programs, or b) has been convicted of a criminal offense related to the provision of health care items or services and has not been reinstated in the Federal health care programs after a period of exclusion, suspension, debarment or ineligibility. Applicants will be asked prior to an offer of employment to verify that they are not an "Ineligible Person."
Being bilingual in Spanish is preferred for this vacancy, but is not required.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIESThe following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Provide a wide variety of nursing case management services to individuals and families; promote health and the prevention of disease and disability; provide services in the areas of maternal, infant and child health, adult health, senior health, and medical and surgical nursing; perform epidemiological investigations and control communicable and chronic diseases through instructions in nutrition, preventive medicine, immunization programs and case follow-up; refer individuals and families to appropriate agencies and clinics for necessary service; coordinate services with private, public, and voluntary health and social services within the community; care coordinate a variety of high-risk clients and their families to provide public health nursing services; demonstrate nursing care to members of the family or other persons giving care; develop nursing intervention plans; monitor health plans and ensure that follow-up services are provided and documented; cooperate with other health team members and agency personnel to plan and implement patient care; perform clinical skills such as giving injections, dispensing medication, and assisting with examinations; evaluate health needs of individuals and special population groups such as the elderly, the culturally, economically, or geographically disadvantaged, and those choosing alternate life styles; provide physical assessment of children and adults to assure early detection and referral of deviations from normal; provide case finding, education, referral, and follow-up of persons at high risk of complications throughout pregnancy, child rearing, infancy, and childhood; conduct parent counseling and case management of children with handicapping conditions; conduct health appraisals and developmental evaluation tests, prepare appropriate records and arrange follow-up based on findings; teach and counsel individuals, families, and groups regarding specific diseases or health conditions, health maintenance, health promotion, and rehabilitation; assist individuals and families to recognize their health problems and refer them to appropriate resources for care; detect new and early cases of physical and emotional illness, including substance use/abuse interventions; interpret physicians' recommendations and perform treatment as prescribed; participate in defining community health needs; participate in preparation of procedure manuals, forms, instructional materials, surveys, and questionnaires as assigned; attend staff meetings, in-service training, team meetings, and case conferences; make presentations to community groups; and, prepare statistical and other reports, charts, records, and other required documentation.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge and abilities. A desirable combination is:
Experience: Experience in Public Health Nursing, communicable disease control, infectious disease prevention and education, case management in the home and community is preferred.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing.
Required License and Certificate:
Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California is required. Possession of a valid California State Public Health Nurse Certificate is required.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
*Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County. For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.
Internal Number: PHN
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