Public Health Nurse I/II/III

County of Calaveras   San Andreas, CA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on June 4, 2022
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Public Health Nurse I/II/III

$70,616.00 - $97,302.40 Annually
San Andreas, CA
Job Type
Full Time Regular - Benefited
Health & Human Services Agency
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Position Description


Public Health Nurse I/II/III description image
Public Health Nurse I: $33.95 - $41.28
Public Health Nurse II: $35.64 - $43.35
Public Health Nurse III: $38.49 - $46.78

Calaveras Public Health is seeking caring and compassionate Public Health Nurses to join our team. Make a difference in the health and wellbeing of our communities. Enjoy weekends off, alternative work schedules, and be part of a team that values a work-life balance. Best known for its celebrated jumping frogs, Calaveras County, offers an abundance of opportunities for outdoor adventure all year round.
Under direct or general supervision,  provides public health nursing services, instruction, health counseling and guidance to individuals, families and groups regarding disease, health conditions, public health and rehabilitation in a clinic setting or within an assigned area including homes, public and private schools and community; participates in Public Health and county-wide disaster response; may have responsibility for a specialized public health program independently or in conjunction with the PHN III or Director of Public Health Nursing, on a limited basis the PHN III may exercise technical and functional direction to lower-level staff.
Public Health Nurse I
This is the entry level position in public health nursing classification series. Under direct supervision of the Director of Nursing, provides public health nursing services. This position is responsible for performing the more routine tasks and duties assigned. Assignments are generally limited in scope and are performed within a procedural framework.  This is the first working level classification for persons with the requisite public health nursing certification but limited public health experience. This position is distinguished from the Public Health Nurse II in that the latter has responsibility for independently performing the full range of assigned duties.
Public Health Nurse II
This is the fully competent level classification in this series. Incumbents perform the full range of public health nursing services for complex client cases, may review and direct the work of nursing and para-professional staff on an assigned team; may have independent responsibility for major specialized public health programs including but not limited to communicable disease, emergency preparedness, Maternal Child Adolescent Health, California Children's Services, Child Health and Disability Prevention Program.  This position is distinguished from the Public Health Nurse III in that the latter is an advanced lead position and is expected to provide substantial assistance in planning, development and continuing evaluation of services in major public health programs.
Public Health Nurse III
This is the advanced-level lead position in the classification series.  Incumbents in this classification series are distinguished from the Public Health Nurse I/II in that it provides overall program coordination and/or lead direction to subordinate staff.  Incumbents at this level provide substantial assistance with planning, development and evaluation of services in major public health programs.  Incumbents will participate in the guidance, training, evaluation, orientation and hiring of nursing staff.


Example of Duties


 Public Health Nurse I 
  • Identifies at-risk populations; develops programs to meet identified needs and to provide primary prevention and health promotion services to the community.
  • Evaluates the health care needs of individuals and special population groups; identifies the symptoms of physical, mental or emotional problems and refers individuals and families to appropriate medical, financial or other support services; performs follow-up on such referrals.
  • May conduct a specialized health care or training program or project, such as general health clinics, immunization clinics, TB clinics, public health education / promotion programs in response to community need
  • Conducts home visits to assess client needs and to communicate, through educational means, information meaningful to clients in an effort to effect change.
  • Works in public health general clinics, including immunization clinics
  • Maintains patient charts and other records.
  • Coordinates services with private, public and community voluntary health and social service agencies; serves as liaison to community groups, and provides public health education through presentations and the preparation and distribution of educational materials. .
  • Prepares a variety of periodic and special reports for management review.
  • Receives and responds appropriately to patient / client complaints.
  • Maintains professional certifications and attends training, workshops, seminars, etc., as appropriate or directed.
  • Performs various staff / administrative functions as required, including preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, attending meetings, answering the telephone, ordering supplies and equipment, etc.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation of client services.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Public Health Nurse II: (In addition to the above duties)
  • May act as the team leader, in the absence of Public Health Nurse III, on a health team with other professional and para-professionals in the delivery of public health nursing services; may assigns client cases; provide guidance and consultation to team members on difficult client cases; assist the Public Health Nurse III or Director of Public Health Nursing in the training and orientation of staff.
  • Assists in developing program policies and procedures, and in evaluating program effectiveness.
  • Has independent responsibility for a specialized public health programs
Public Health Nurse III(In addition to the above duties)
  • Acts as team leader, on a health team with other professional and para-professionals in the delivery of public health nursing services; assigns client cases and assist in the evaluation of team staff; provides guidance and consultation to team members on difficult client cases; participates in the training and orientation of staff.
  • Performs as subject matter expert on all aspects of public health nursing services for staff and public.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, coordination and supervision of public health nursing services.
  • Participates in the training, evaluation and hiring of nursing personnel.  May supervise staff in the absence of the Director of Public Health Nursing.


Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge of: 
Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive health system; Principles, methods, practices and procedures of general nursing and public health nursing; public health issues and problems; Federal, State and local laws governing the provision of public health services; Knowledge of basic communicable disease transmission, prevention and control; and means of promoting maternal, child, adolescent health and public health programs State laws for reporting child/adult abuse
Ability to:
Adhere to common safety practices; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with staff, other departments, public and private community agencies;
Skill to:
Communicate effectively with clients and staff; maintain accurate and complete records and reports; perform procedures according to an established protocol, speak and write effectively.

Education, Training, and Experience:

Public Health Nurse I
Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited university or college.
Public Health Nurse II (in addition to the PHN I)
Two years of Public Health Nursing experience.
Public Health Nurse III (in addition to the PHN II)
Five years of Public Health nursing experience.  Supervisory experience preferred.


Special Requirements


  • Possession of a current California license as a Registered Nurse;
  • Possession of a current  Public Health Nursing Certificate; and
  • Possession of a current California driver's license.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid CPR certificate.
  • Must have the ability to complete the child abuse and neglect recognition and reporting training requirement in accordance with Section 4501, Title 17, Health and Safety Codes; must sign a statement agreeing to comply with Section 11166 of the California Penal Code related to child abuse reporting.
  • May be required to work after hours or long hours during emergencies.

County of Calaveras

891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas , CA