Public Health Nurse is the journey level class in the Public Health Nurse series. Under general supervision, a Public Health Nurse performs the full range of public health nursing duties in homes, public health centers, and other community settings.
Public Health Nurses can be assigned to various programs including, but not limited to: Tuberculosis (TB) Control, Immunizations, Foster Care, Maternal Child Health, Border Health, Bioterrorism, Epidemiology, Adult Protective Services, and In-Home Support Services (IHSS). The current vacancy is at the South Region Live Well Center in Chula Vista; however, the list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in other departments.
Duties include: providing public health nursing services to individuals and/or families; conducting home visits in urban and rural communities; examining patients to identify health problems; assessing and identifying individual and community health needs; providing case management to high-risk populations; instructing families in health promotion and management of health and health-related problems.
Required Licenses and Education
In order to qualify, you must possess the following:
Valid California Registered Nurse License is required at time of application; AND,
Valid Public Health Nurse Certificate from a State Public Health Nursing or other regulatory agency is required at time of employment; AND,
A Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in nursing from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency.
Applicants who do not possess a Public Health Nurse Certificate at the time of application should begin the process of obtaining their certification to avoid delays in the hiring process.
A copy of your final transcripts or diploma or foreign studies equivalency report MUST be submitted immediately.
A valid CPR card is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
A valid National Provider Identification Number (NPI) is required at the time of employment.
Some positions require that incumbents acknowledge that they are aware of child abuse reporting requirements and agree to comply with them in accordance with California Penal Code Section 1166.5.
Public Health Nurse Certification
Please be advised that candidates must possess a current California Public Health Nurse (PHN) Certificate in order to be hired for this position.Candidates who do not possess a PHN Certificate at time of application should begin the process of obtaining a PHN Certificate immediately in order to avoid any delays in the hiring process.
Please visit www.rn.ca.gov/pdfs/applicants/phn-app.pdf to obtain the application and information on the application process. You may also contact the California Board of Registered Nursing at (916) 322-3350.
Internal Number: 18456510S
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