Website Alameda County
Filing Deadline: 5/3/2019 5:00PM
Salary: $104,832.00 – $129,064.00/year
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Alameda County Public Health Department has worked for over 80 years to improve the health and safety of its residents and the neighborhoods they live in. Traditional public health concerns such as disease outbreaks, environmental hazards and access to health care have been joined by contemporary concerns: bioterrorism, crime, violence, and substance abuse. Each of these poses a threat to public health and wellness and calls for short and long-term solutions that lie well outside traditional public health boundaries. For more information about our Alameda County Public Health Department, please visit the Alameda County Public Health Department Website and latest Annual Budget document found on www.acgov.org
Registered Nurse IIIs act as lead nurses, assist in providing direction, consultation, coordination and review of the work of professional nursing, and para-professional staff on an assigned team; precept nursing students; plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the delivery of nursing care services to individuals and communities; assist in the management of a program/project; and perform related duties as required.
The ideal candidate is an experienced public health nurse, with solid clinical skills, who is a proven problem solver, and effective team leader with the ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative, collaborate with community partners, and is dedicated to providing timely, courteous and knowledgeable consultation and education to clients, external community, health care partners, internal staff and team members.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and able to review documentation of case management activities for accuracy and completeness, as well as provide oversight to public health nurses who conduct case assessment/investigation, case management and care coordination services to high risk, low income Alameda County residents in their own homes, clinics, schools, or other community settings. The ideal candidate thrives in a rapidly-changing work environment, is able to shift direction and priorities as needed, is proficient with entering, managing and analyzing information from web-based information systems, and must have a commitment to providing the highest quality of services. The ideal candidate must be able to maintain focus and composure while responding to urgent situations requiring rapid response, and possess the ability to work with and embrace individuals from diverse backgrounds.
The ideal candidate will also be an exceptional listener and analytical thinker/investigator who possesses strong written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrates competence in the following areas; analysis and assessment, interpreting and implementing policies, procedures and regulations as they relate to nursing, cultural competence, public health sciences, training, mentoring, leadership and systems thinking.
The equivalent of three years of full-time, recent nursing experience within the past 5 years, at a level of, or higher than, the Alameda County class of Registered Nurse II in a clinical and/or public health setting.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications below, these positions require possession of a current and valid California Public Health Nursing (PHN) certificate issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Lindsay Christopher, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.