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Job Title: Director of Public Health Nursing
Job Number: 1229
Organization: County of Calaveras
Posted: 4/22/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health Nursing
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: SAN ANDREAS,  CA    USA
Compensation: $83,033-$100,880 annually
Position Description: Are you looking for a change in lifestyle? Tired of heavy commute traffic? Welcome to Calaveras County! Enjoy life, work, and play in the Gold Country and High Sierra. We have four seasons of recreation, award-winning wineries, historic Gold Rush towns, and a friendly, welcoming culture.

Calaveras County Public Health Division is looking for a Director of Public Health Nursing who will support and enhance our move in to the future toward accreditation and a focus on population health. For the nurse who wants to advance their professional career, the DPHN position offers an exciting opportunity to build management and leadership skills while working with a small but impressive public health program.

The mission for our division is to improve the health and well-being of everyone in Calaveras County. Our experienced Public Health Nurses, under the supervision of the DPHN, work toward this goal through programs that address health protection and promotion, disease and injury prevention, and access to health care. The DPHN provides support and oversight to those programs as well as supporting communicable disease investigations, emergency and disaster response, and working with other county departments such as Environmental Health and Animal Services.

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.

We welcome all interested and eligible nurses to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Will consider a part-time schedule for the right candidate!

EXAMPLES 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.

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.

Training and Experience: 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.

Organization Description: The County of Calaveras was created in 1850 as one of California’s original counties. The historic gold-rush towns in Calaveras County offer a glimpse into California’s diverse past and provide modern day residents and visitors with recreational activities year round. Our four seasons offer fishing, hunting, biking, camping, water sports at nine public access lakes from large reservoirs to small mountaintop lakes, snow sports including world class skiing, caves, golfing at six beautiful championship courses, quaint towns, a wide variety of restaurants, museums, art, wineries, historical landmarks and much more.

With a population of over 48,000 residents Calaveras County encompasses 1,000 square miles stretching from the north central valley to the Sierra Nevada mountains. There are no freeways or interstates in Calaveras County. Historic Highway 49 runs through the county connecting its towns and people. Sacramento is just 75 miles to the northwest, San Francisco is 135 miles to the west and Yosemite is a beautiful 2 hour drive southeast. Angels Camp is the only incorporated city and is famous for being the setting of Mark Twain’s short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.”

Calaveras County is a general law county, with 18 departments (appointed and elected) and employs approximately 550 full-time people, 130 extra-hires and over 400 volunteers to serve its diverse population. The annual budget is $155 million and is governed by a five member Board of Supervisors, whose members are elected to serve four-year terms. The Board serves as the legislative body for Calaveras County and provides policy direction for all branches of County Government.

Closing Date: 7/22/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Deborah Schoeman,  Director of Public Health Nursing
Contact Location: 891 Mountain Ranch Road

San Andreas   CA  95249
United States
Contact Location: 891 Mountain Ranch Road
  San Andreas   CA  95249
  United States
Contact Phone: 209-754-6303 
Contact Fax: 209-754-6333
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Interested individuals must submit the following:

• Calaveras County application • Cover letter • Resume

Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process. Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process. Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.

First review of application materials will take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

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