About the Position
The County of San Luis Obispo is actively recruiting forPublic
Health Nurse I, II and Senior positions!
This recruitment may be usedto fillfuture permanent, temporary,
substitute orlimited termvacancies 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
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
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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
How to Apply
An initial application review will be conducted. Candidates who
meet the minimum qualifications and are best qualified will be
invited to participate in selection activities which may include
online assessments, performance exams, written exams, and
Final candidates will be required to have an in-depth background
review performed before proceeding in the process. Please note that
references will not be contacted until the end of the process.
If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity
further, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confidential inquiries are welcomed.
For further information regarding the County of San Luis Obispo,
visit our website at www.slocounty.ca.gov.
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