Public Health Nurse

$71,406 - $102,627 yearly
  • County of San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
  • Jan 28, 2019
Full time Health Care

Job Description

About the Position

The County of San Luis Obispo is actively recruiting for Public Health Nurse I, II and Senior positions! 

This recruitment may be used to fill future permanent, temporary, substitute or limited term vacancies within the County.

Current vacancies are in the following areas of specialty:

Field Nursing PHN:  The Field Nursing Program provide nurse visits in the home to eligible, low income families, pregnant women, infants and children. Two programs are included: Nurse Family Partnership helps first time mothers during their pregnancy and until their child turns 2 years old and Early Support Program which helps high risk pregnant and parenting families, such as teen parents, homelessness, mother/baby exposure to alcohol or drugs, domestic violence, foster care, child protective services, or medical needs.  Both programs provide guidance, resources, and community referrals to assist clients and families to have healthy pregnancy, childbirth and developmental outcomes.

MCAH PHN: This position is in the Maternal Child and Adolescent Health program and provides outreach related to maternal child health to community based organization and the community as a whole. The incumbent will work closely with the MCAH program manager to complete state guided goals and objectives. This position includes: active participation in substance use in pregnancy prevention campaigns, liaison between other county departments and community based organizations regarding public health activities that affect the maternal child health population, and SIDS coordination.

CD PHN: The Communicable Disease program provides mandated oversight and follow up of specific mandated communicable diseases. The position also performs clinical services including childhood vaccines, flu, and travel immunizations and provides education and follow-up with the community and medical community.

CCS PHN: The California Children's Services (CCS) program provides care coordination for children with special health care needs. This position frequently interacts with families, providers, and community-based organizations and involves considerable phone and computer work on a multitude of county and state systems. CCS PHN's determine client medical eligibility and case manage approximately 350-400 medically fragile children, evaluating providers' service requests, reviewing medical reports, and processing authorizations for providers, hospitals, and special care centers.

HCS PHN: The Health Care Services Division supports the expansion of coverage for low-income residents and the ability of the healthcare safety net to provide access to quality care for all County residents. The Division's Medically Indigent Services Program (MISP) assists low-income residents obtain healthcare coverage through Medi-Cal, Covered California insurance plans, or in MISP, a County program that provides limited, short-term coverage for medically indigent adult residents. This RN position works within MISP performing case management, utilization review, community collaboration, grant administration, quality improvement,  and serves as a health access navigator.

HCPCFC (Foster Care) PHN:  The Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC) provides expertise in meeting the medical, dental, mental and developmental needs of children and youth in foster care. Working closely with social workers and probation officers, the Foster Care PHN promotes access to comprehensive preventive health and specialty services, including medical and health care case planning, assisting foster caregivers to obtain timely health assessments and dental examinations, expediting referrals for healthcare services, providing medical education for the foster team members on the child's special health care needs, and participating in creation and updating of the Health and Education Passport.

To view the complete job description click here for Public Health Nurse I, 
To view the complete job description click here for Public Health Nurse II.
To view the complete job description click here for Senior Public Health Nurse. 


The Ideal Candidate


The ideal candidate will be passionate about nursing and have knowledge of the principles and practices of a public health nurse.  Experience working with California Children's Services, Health Care Services, Maternal Child and Adolescent Health, Communicable Disease programs or as a Field Nurse a plus.  Candidates bilingual in Spanish are highly desirable.

The Minimum Qualifications are:
Public Health Nurse I:  Possession of a valid California license to practice as a Registered Nurse AND a California Public Health Nurse Certificate.  No experience required.
Public Health Nurse II:  Either A: Two years of experience as a Public Health Nurse I; OR B: Two years of public health related experience in a public or private health care setting.
Senior Public Health Nurse: Either A: One year of experience as a Public Health Nurse II; OR B: Three years of public health related experience in a public or private health care setting.  (Possession of a California credential to practice as a school nurse or an advanced degree in public health nursing or a public health related field may be substituted for one year of experience.)


Alexander Rosario


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