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Supervising Public Health Nurse

Company: County of San Bernardino
Location: san bernardino
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Do you enjoy having weekends and holidays off?

Supervising Public Health Nurses work Monday through Friday!

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is recruiting for a Supervising Public Health Nurse (SPHN) who will supervise nursing and other personnel in special County-wide programs. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for ensuring excellent nursing and evidence-based practice, while optimizing resources for achieving individual and community health outcomes.

The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies within DPH as they occur.

Family Health Services

Family Health Services (FHS) section of DPH specializes in many dynamic public health nursing programs and includes Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care, Rx 4 Kids, Children Screening, Assessment, Referral and Treatment, Black Infant Health, and Maternal Child and Adolescent Health. FHSworks in partnership with public and private agencies to provide nursing case management, care coordination and consultation.

California Children's Services

The California Children's Services (CCS) section of DPH is a statewide program that arranges, directs, and pays for medical care, equipment, and rehabilitation, when these services are authorized for children and young adults under 21 years of age, who have CCS-eligible medical conditions and whose families are unable to pay for all or part of their care. CCS defines eligibility and selects the most qualified professionals to treat the child's CCS eligible condition.

For more detailed information, refer to the Supervising Public Health Nursejob description.

Vested in Retirement after only 5 years!!

Reciprocity with CalPERS, CalSTRS, JRS, JRS II, & 1937 Act counties!

As an alternative to the traditional benefits package, you may also be eligible to elect the Modified Benefit Option (MBO) that provides an increased base rate of pay ($2.00 per hour above the base rate of pay) with modified benefits. For more detailed information on the MBO for the Nurse Supervisory & Management Unit, refer to theMBO - Nurse Supervisory & Management BbOU - Benefits Summary Guide.


Travel/Driver License:Travel throughout the County is required. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation. A valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced and maintained for the individual providing the transportation.

Background Check:Applicants selected for these positions must pass a background investigation and verification of employment history and education.

Continued Education:Additional training/coursework may berequired.

Out-of-State Licensed RN*:SPHN incumbents who possess an RN license issued by a state other than California must obtain and maintain the required CA RN license -and- the required PHN certificate issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) prior to hire/employment start date, or contingent job offer will be rescinded. Contingent job offers may be made to candidates who have provided verification that they have applied for their CA RN license -and- PHN certificate with the CA BRN, but SPHNincumbents may notbegin work until both the CA RN license -and- PHN certificate are obtained and produced.RNmustpossess a Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Nursing to apply for CA PHN certification.Applicants who do not possess a Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Nursing at the time of application submission will be disqualified.

BLS Certification:Valid Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate (Course Completion Card) issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) must be provided within 30 days of employment start/hire date, and must be maintained through the duration of the LVN I/II employment.Contingent job offers may be made to candidates who have indicated that they have successfully completed the required Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support (BLS) course, and are currently pending receipt of their AHA BLS Course Completion Card. Per AHA FAQ, AHA Training Centers must issue Course Completion Cards within 20 days of successful course completion. Please contact your AHA Instructor or Training Center Coordinator if you have any questions about your card. If you can't remember your Training Center or Instructor's information, visit theLost Your AHA Completion Card pagefor more information.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants mustmeet all of the following licensure/certification -and- experience requirements:

Licensure/Certification: Applicants must possess and maintain all of the following items:

* Valid Registered Nurse (RN) license* issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), * Valid Public Health Nurse (PHN) certificate* issued by the CA BRN, -and- * Valid Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate (Course Completion Card) issued by the American Heart Association. * AND-

Experience: Applicants must possess eighteen (18) months of full-time equivalent experience as a certified PHN, -and-

In addition to the certified PHN experience described above, applicantsmust meet one of the following options:

* Option 1: One (1) year of full-time equivalent nursing experience working in a lead or supervisory capacity as a certified PHN.(NOTE: The lead or supervisory certified PHN experience may run concurrently with the eighteen (18) months of certified PHN experience described above.)-or- * Option 2: One (1) year of full-time equivalent nursing experience working in a home health or home visiting setting as a licensed RN.(NOTE: The licensed RN experience in a home health/home visiting setting may not run concurrently with the eighteen (18) months of certified PHN experience as described above.) * Out-of-State Licensed RN:Applications will be accepted from RN licensed in other states, but SPHN incumbents may not begin working until the requiredCalifornia RN license -and-PHN certificate are obtained. RN must possess a Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Nursing to apply for CA PHN certification. See Conditions of Employment for additional information. Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

* Supervisory and administrative experience

* Experience with community health and home visitation

* Excellent knowledge and competency with the scope and standards of public health nursing practice, including both individual and population-based assessment, diagnosis, outcomes, planning, assurance and evaluation

* Expertise with quality assurance and process improvement

* Strong skills in leading and supervising multidisciplinary staff

* Competency in serving diverse cultural communities

* Exemplary written and oral communication skills

* A Master's degree (or higher) in Nursing, Public Administration, or Business Administration

Applicants fluent in American Sign Language, Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and/or Vietnamese are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional compensation is associated with positions requiring the use of bilingual skills. Testing of bilingual skills may be required to receive additional compensation.

Keywords: County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino , Supervising Public Health Nurse, Other , san bernardino, California

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