Job ID:
Santa Cruz, CA
8,231 per month
Zip Code:
Employment Type:
Full time
Medical-Health: General-Other: Medical-Health, Nursing

Job Description:

~~LAST DATE TO APPLY: Friday, June 8, 2018

~~THE JOB: Under the direction of the Public Health Manager, the Public Health Nurse III (PHN III) provides direct supervision to Public Health Programs and staff.  The responsibilities for this position include overseeing the Public Health Programs functions and providing supervision; staff consultation; program coordination; and outreach and collaboration with Community providers and partners. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one year of supervisory experience. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill future full-time, part-time, substitute and extra-help temporary positions for various County departments during the life of the eligible list.

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training or experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

One year of experience performing duties equivalent to a Public Health Nurse II in Santa Cruz County.


Job Requirements:

~~SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License AND possession of a valid California Registered Nurse License and a Public Health Nurse Certificate issued by the State of California. If licensed in another state, candidates may participate in the recruitment and examination process, however, must obtain the appropriate licenses issued by the State of California at the time of appointment.

Knowledge: Working knowledge of the principles of public health nursing and public health practices; community aspects of public health nursing; Federal and State laws and regulations governing public health programs; epidemiologic investigation, control and care of chronic and communicable diseases and illnesses, handicapping conditions and mental illness; cultural, environmental, sociological and psychological differences and problems encountered in public health nursing; technical nursing procedures and medical terminology; interviewing, counseling and teaching techniques; normal and abnormal physiological development and behavior; prevention, detection, reporting and treatment of child abuse and neglect; literature and trends in public health; the forensic examination and legal requirements of sexual assault cases may be required for certain positions. Some knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and training.

Ability to: Plan, assign and schedule day-to-day work in a division of public health nursing; teach and supervise other health care professionals and volunteers; understand, interpret, explain and apply laws, regulations, policies and written and oral direction; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; assume a leadership role in community health programs; speak effectively before groups; assess health care, physical and psycho-social needs and develop and implement care plans; provide public health nursing services and case management to high risk groups or special populations; coach, counsel, teach and inform clients and the general public on health care issues; assess community health needs; administer treatments and medicines; deal with sensitivity to the needs of people with different cultural, environmental and social backgrounds; analyze data, problem solve and make logical decisions; write and prepare a variety of statistical and other reports, records and charts; learn to testify in court and serve as an expert witness; conduct sexual assault examinations which meet State protocols may be required for certain positions; and input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal.

THE EXAMINATION: Your application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at or mail/bring an application to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) Submitted online before midnight of the final filing date


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County of Santa Cruz
701 Ocean St. Room 310
Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Phone: 831 454-2600
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