Public Health Nurse

Recruitment #18-333110-01

Introduction

Health is all about people – where they live, learn, work and play.  

Our focus is on providing the highest quality public health services and medical care – working together with the community and our many partners. The services we provide are incredibly diverse and include such activities as conducting public health nurse home visits for moms and babies, providing medical care in our clinics, investigating disease outbreaks, advancing local ordinances to protect residents’ health, and planning and preparing for public health emergencies.

 

You will not find a more committed group of people than public health workers. It takes a special kind of dedication to enter the public health field. The public health staff has deep roots in the community and understands the needs of the people we serve. Our passion is promoting healthy, livable communities and healthy lifestyles. As a result, we care for individuals and the community with compassion and respect.  

 

With employment opportunities in Public Health, Medical Services, and Behavioral Health, Solano County offers career opportunities for a variety of specializations.

 

To learn more about Public Health Services, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/ph/about.asp 

 

 

The Position

Promotes community health maintenance through health assessment, education, case mangement and counseling in the detection, prevention and control of disease.

This class is the fully qualified professional level in the Public Health Nursing series.  This class is characterized by the responsibility to work with individuals and/or families in an assigned geographic area within the County and/or in clinics operated by the Health and Social Services Department or in Foster Care services. Clients typically have limited knowledge of health principles, nutrition, disease process, appropriate care or available resources.  Incumbents work in the community making home visits, as well as conducting specialty clinics and health education activities.  This class is distinguished from Public Health Nurse (Senior) in that the latter has responsibility to lead a work group in the delivery of services in an assigned health program, and typically perform special assignments requiring more sophisticated health assessment and evaluation techniques.

 

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.

 Required Education and Experience:

One year of public health and clinical nursing experience.

AND

 

A Bachelor’s degree is required in Nursing from a nursing school accredited by the National League for Nursing or equivalent.

 

Special Requirements:

-Possession of a valid Registered Nurse license issued by the California State Board of Registered Nursing and certification in Public Health Nursing.

-Possession of a current CPR certificate.

-Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license maybe required.

BENEFITS

n Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2018 calendar year is $1,520.73 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

n Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.   

n Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.

n The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year                                                   

n Vacation is accrued at approximately X days per year for the first X years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year. 

n Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.

To view the benefits for a regular position, please visit:

http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16512

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.

To view the benefits for extra-help positions, please visit:

http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516

How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: http://www.jobaps.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office,  and are due by the application review date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA

Document Submittal Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree and Public Health Nurse Certificate is required for this position. All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the date and degree conferred) and Public Health Nurse Certificate by the application review date. Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts application review date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment.  Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA  94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com.  When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Public Health Nurse) and the recruitment number (18-333110-01) If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

Supplemental Information

Positions allocated to this class may require specialization in target populations, programs and/or bilingual skills.
 
Independent travel is required.
 
Incumbents must be able to work in an environment that may include exposure to communicable disease.
 
Candidates for employment must as a condition of employment sign a statement agreeing to comply with Section 11166 of the California Penal Code relating to child abuse reporting.

Selection Plan

02/23/2018 First application review

Veterans Preference Points

To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.  A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE.  Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons. 

Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score.  Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score.  Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County

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The County of Solano offers a blend of agriculture, corporate business, cultural venues, festivals and events, and provides residents with many recreation and entertainment choices. The County is also home to Travis Air Force Base.

Solano County is centrally located and serves as a gateway to all that Northern California has to offer. The Napa Valley is less than 20 miles away, two world-class public universities (UC Berkeley and UC Davis) are 20 miles away, and both San Francisco and Sacramento are less than 40 minutes away. Day trips can also be made to South Lake Tahoe and Monterey.

With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, responsible land use planning, and attractive quality of life, Solano County is a great place to live, learn, work and play.

County Population (2016): 431,498

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.  

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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