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