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Job Number: 17-PH3-01
Organization: County of Santa Cruz, Health Services Agency
Posted: 2/10/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health Nursing
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Santa Cruz,  CA   
Compensation: $6,803 – 7,963 / Month
Position Description: THE JOB: Under general supervision provide a wide variety of nursing services in homes, clinics and other community sites; serve as a case manager for high risk clients; coordinate specialized clinic activities; provide preventative nursing services including health assessment, teaching, counseling and referral and do other work as required. Public Health Nurse I is the working entry level class in the Public Health Nursing series. Incumbents initially work under close supervision in a variety of Public Health Nursing programs and clinics which are highly structured and supervised. 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.

Qualifications: THE 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. State and Federally funded programs may require additional specialized requirements.

Knowledge: Working knowledge of public health nursing principles, methods and practices; community agencies and resources as related to public health nursing; epidemiologic investigation, control and care of chronic and communicable diseases and illnesses, and handicapping conditions; technical nursing procedures, medical terminology; and normal and abnormal physiological development and behavior. Some knowledge of cultural, environmental, sociological and psychological differences and problems encountered in public health nursing; prevention, detection, reporting and treatment of child abuse and neglect; Federal and State laws and regulations governing public health programs; interviewing, counseling and teaching techniques; and the literature and trends in public health.

Organization Description: The Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency exists to protect the public health of Santa Cruz County and to help assure residents access to medical care and treatment.

The ultimate goal of the Health Services Agency is healthy people living in healthy communities. HSA is responsible for promoting community health in the public and private sectors.

HSA uses its resources to complement the services available in the community. Programs and services provided or supported by HSA are designed to promote healthy people and communities and incorporate these basic values:

All people are treated with dignity and respect irrespective of race, gender, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation, marital status, economic status, immigration status, physical appearance, medical or mental condition, and religious or philosophical beliefs. Client confidentiality is protected and respected. Clients are entitled to receive services in a prompt and professional manner or clear reasons are provided for exceptions. Clients are entitled to a clear and responsive complaint process that is without barriers. Clients are entitled to be apprised of their health status and participate in development of a treatment plan to improve their health. Clients are entitled to information on the costs of care and their options for getting health insurance coverage through a variety of programs.

Closing Date: 5/10/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Mary Olivares,  PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE I
Contact Location: 701 Ocean Street, Room 310

Santa Cruz   CA  95060
United States
Contact Location: 701 Ocean Street, Room 310
  Santa Cruz   CA  95060
  United States
Contact Phone: 831-454-2600 
Contact Fax: 831-454-2240
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at or mail/bring an application to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 310, 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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Web Site Delete Date: 5/10/2017