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invites applications for the position of:

Public Health Nurse-Spanish-18456510S

SALARY:              $70,470.40 - $86,632.00 Annually 

OPENING DATE:  10/25/18

CLOSING DATE:   Continuous

JOB SUMMARY: See Attachment

County of San Diego PHN Spanish.pdf


Human Resources
1195 Third Street, Suite 110
Napa, CA 94559



An Equal Opportunity Employer


$51.80 - $62.17 Hourly    $4,144.00 - $4,973.60 Biweekly    $8,978.67 - $10,776.13 Monthly    $107,744.00 - $129,313.60 Annually

OPENING DATE: 09/14/18

CLOSING DATE: 10/22/18

JOB TYPE:  Full Time

Job Category:  Public Health

DEPARTMENT:  Public Health

LOCATION:  Health and Human Services Agency - 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Dr, Napa, CA 94558




The Napa Valley, internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.


The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,000 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.


The Public Health Division of Napa County's Health & Human Services Agency is seeking a Health Services Nursing Supervisor. This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and extra help vacancies for up to one year.

The Public Health Division within Napa County's Health and Human Services agency works to prevent conditions that challenge health, while protecting and promoting the wellbeing of the entire community through the delivery of services coordinated among 17 programs.

Of the 17 programs that Public Health delivers, this position will focus on Communicable Disease Control and Immunization Clinic. The Health Services Nursing Supervisor position is responsible to plan, organize, evaluate, and oversee nursing service program operations, supervise and develop staff, assist in program development, assist with administrative responsibilities, and provide direct service as needed. Valid certification as a Public Health Nurse is required.

NOTE: For positions within the County's Health and Human Services Agency, the County of Napa is precluded from hiring applicants that are determined to be "Ineligible Persons," defined as an applicant who is: a) currently excluded, suspended, debarred or otherwise ineligible to participate in Federal health care programs, or b) has been convicted of a criminal offense related to the provision of health care items or services and has not been reinstated in the Federal health care programs after a period of exclusion, suspension, debarment or ineligibility. Applicants will be asked prior to an offer of employment to verify that they are not an "Ineligible Person."

The Recruitment Process

1.  Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, October 8, 2018.

2.  Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications the week of October 8, 2018.
3.  Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts the week of October 15, 2018. The most qualified applicants from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview.

4. Oral Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of October 29, 2018. Only the most qualified candidates from the interview process will be placed on the eligibility list and may be considered to fill positions for up to one year.

The Human Resources Department reserves the right to change the recruitment process at any time.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Plan, organize, evaluate, and supervise the delivery of nursing services within an assigned health services unit in the Health and Human Services Agency; provides mandated MCH Coordination funded through state allocation and supervises MCH Public Health Nurses, Community Health Assistants and clerical staff; oversee TCM Public Health Nursing services, MCH program and Perinatal Outreach; provide remedial training as needed; monitor Public Health Nurses referrals, caseloads, closures, etc.; oversee home visiting programs; reviews systems, operations and individual Public Health Nurses performance to assure efficiency and compliance with state, federal, and agency policies and procedures; conduct monthly chart audit meetings, review quality, content and accuracy of TCM billable and other services; develop and monitor quality management indicators; analyze operational problems, evaluate alternatives and develop recommended courses of action; assume responsibility for a variety of personnel actions including assisting with selections and promotions, conducting performance evaluations, and recommending disciplinary actions and dismissals; plan, schedule, and assign work of staff; provide for staff training and development; assist staff with special problem cases; advise staff on the interpretation and application of agency policies and practices, public health laws and regulations, program regulations and guidelines, and current community standards of care; consult with physicians and other health care providers in all realms of patient care and services regarding problems and needs of clients to promote continuity of care; coordinate quality assurance activities; develop nursing protocols, procedures and standards to ensure effective patient care and compliance with applicable policies and regulations; implement programs within the unit; assist in the development of new program services, and other resources; plan, review, and participate in the implementation of public health services in each program area for the county; coordinate program operations with other County programs, community-based organizations, and outside agencies; interpret program goals and policies; negotiate, draft, monitor, and evaluate memorandum of understanding and contracts in each program area as assigned by administration; gather, maintain and analyze statistics relevant to each program; coordinate or participate in staff meetings, meetings with clients and meetings with community representatives regarding existing and proposed programs; analyze information received from state, federal and other sources relating to each of the supervised programs in consultation with management; design and implement responsive programmatic modifications and initiatives; develop interagency agreements; coordinate activities with other community resources, providers, and other health programs; assist in preparing annual program budgets; make recommendations as to funding needs and priorities; provide justification by projecting budgetary needs for staff and services; and monitor budget compliance throughout the year; coordinate requests for education from individuals and agencies in the community on infectious diseases and other program related topics; monitor public health nursing case documentation for compliance to standards imposed by licensing, certification, and reimbursement agencies; prepare and maintain a variety of records, reports, and studies related to program activities and perform related duties as assigned.



Principles and methods of effective supervision and training.

Principles, methods, and procedures of nursing as applied in public health practice.

Fundamentals of clinical health care.

Prevention and anticipatory guidance in health and wellness.

Community aspects of nursing programs including provisions for continuity of patient care, nursing services in school health programs, and nursing care in the home.

Community resources available for assistance to clients and public health programs.

Current literature, trends and concepts, ethical and legal matters relative to professional nursing practices and in public health nursing.

Human growth and development, and procedures involved in promoting and providing for the health needs of children and adults.

Causes, treatment, prevention, early detection and testing of common adult health concerns including sexually transmitted diseases and other communicable diseases.

Chronic diseases, disabling conditions, mental illness, and addiction.

Community and regulatory standards for the documentation of patient care.

Environmental, sociological, psychological, and physical conditions relevant to public health nursing and the area of specialty.

Sociological and emotional problems involved in care of handicapped and crippled children.

Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing public health.

Safety and infection control practices and procedures.

Child and elder abuse and neglect and domestic violence reporting laws.


Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.


Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of staff; develop and provide effective training.

Perform physical examinations and health assessments.

Safely and appropriately dispense medication.

Interpret findings resulting from histories taken, health appraisals done, and tests ordered and/or conducted.

Recognize deviations from normal findings and determine action needed.

Formulate appropriate nursing case management health care plans.

Work effectively with individuals and families to assist them in satisfactory resolution and/or management of health problems.

Teach health care to patients and families; refer early and as necessary to appropriate resources.

Prepare and monitor a budget.

Analyze operations, recommend and implement improvements.

Develop and revise data collection and charting forms.

Develop and review policies and procedures.

Evaluate and implement federal and state programs.

Prepare and maintain clear, concise, and comprehensive records, reports, and correspondence.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departments, agencies and the general public.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Three years of nursing experience in the field of public health nursing which includes nursing experience in one of the following areas: maternal/child health; child health, or adult/older adult. (Possession of a Master's degree in nursing, public health, or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.)

Experience working in a supervisory or lead capacity is desirable.

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in nursing, public health, or a closely related field.

License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California.

Possession of a valid certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the State of California.

Possession of a valid CPR card.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

*Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County. For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

ADA Accommodation
Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

1195 Third Street, Suite 110,
Napa, CA 94559

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