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COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER I (#NW3 )

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$23.69-$29.37 hourly / $4,106.00-$5,091.00 monthly / $49,275.20-$61,089.60 yearly
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER II (#NW5 )

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$25.35-$31.92 hourly / $4,394.00-$5,533.00 monthly / $52,728.00-$66,393.60 yearly


Definition

Under supervision, to provide nonprofessional nursing services in community clinics and schools; and to do other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Community Health Worker I: This is the trainee level. Incumbents work under close supervision, performing a wide variety of routine tasks. Incumbents are expected to learn departmental organizational structure and services and basic nursing care and techniques.

Community Health Worker II: This is the journey level. Incumbents work under supervision performing a variety of nursing care services. Incumbents may handle a small caseload of patients and/or assist with special projects.: This is the journey level. Incumbents work under supervision performing a variety of nursing care services. Incumbents may handle a small caseload of patients and/or assist with special projects.

Typical Tasks

Assists in clinics, such as: general medicine, family planning, immunization, child health in preparation of patients for examination; sets up clinic rooms, vision room and hearing test rooms; prepares patient history; takes height and weight information; assists in administering a variety of tests; enters information on charts; orders and maintains supplies; assist the physicians and patients; under supervision, may participate in school health education projects; record and maintains charts, records and statistics; screens individuals and interviews patients.

Special Requirements

Possession of an appropriate California operator's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles, or employee must be able to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.

Employment Standards

Knowledge:

Community Health Worker II

  • Working knowledge of nonprofessional nursing care and techniques.
Community Health Worker I & II 

  • Some knowledge of clinic organization.
  • Some knowledge of basic clerical practices or procedures.
Ability to:

Community Health Worker I

  • Read and write.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Learn basic principles of department services.
  • Keep simple records.
Community Health Worker II

  • Provide basic, nonprofessional nursing services in clinics and patient's home.
  • Assist medical staff in performance of patient care duties. Maintain patient records and other medical and administrative records.

Training and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

Community Health Worker I

No experience required.

Community Health Worker II

One year of experience equivalent to a Community Health Worker I in Santa Cruz County or in a related health agency or institution.  

Miscellaneous

Analyst: MM

CLASS: NW3; EST: 9/1/1981;
CLASS: NW5; EST: 9/1/1984;