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Director of Public Health Nursing needed to plan, organize, and direct the patient care and nursing services of the Public Health Department. Final Filling Date: 02/20/2019
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Job Category:
Executive Mgmt.
Job Type:
Public Health


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.


Salary:  $83,033.60 - $100,880.00

Range: 409

Job Type:  Full-Time

Job Status: Permanent

Unit: Mid Mgmt/ Prof

FLSA: Exempt

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Are you looking for a change in lifestyle? Tired of heavy commute traffic? Welcome to Calaveras County! Enjoy life, work, and play in the Gold Country and High Sierra. We have four seasons of recreation, award-winning wineries, historic Gold Rush towns, and a friendly, welcoming culture.

Calaveras County Public Health Division is looking for a Director of Public Health Nursing who will support and enhance our move in to the future toward accreditation and a focus on population health.  For the nurse who wants to advance their professional career, the DPHN position offers an exciting opportunity to build management and leadership skills while working with a small but impressive public health program.

The mission for our division is to improve the health and well-being of everyone in Calaveras County. Our experienced Public Health Nurses, under the supervision of the DPHN, work toward this goal through programs that address health protection and promotion, disease and injury prevention, and access to health care. The DPHN provides support and oversight to those programs as well as supporting communicable disease investigations, emergency and disaster response, and working with other county departments such as Environmental Health and Animal Services.

We welcome all interested and eligible nurses to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Under administrative direction, plans, organizes and directs the patient care and nursing services of the Public Health Department; acts as chief advisor to the Health Officer on nursing matters; assists the Public Health Director in planning, organizing and directing public health programs and budgets, and performs related work as required.


This is a management level classification with accountability for patient care services and responsibility for directing and managing public health nursing programs and supervising and directing the work of professional public health and community nursing staff as well as paraprofessional staff.  This position often exercises independent judgment in the performance of duties.  This classification works under the direction of the Director of Public Health and the emphasis is on administration and supervision.


  • Plans, organizes and directs patient care programs, clinical services and nursing service programs.
  • Develops, implements and monitors policies and procedures related to patient care, nursing practice and patient safety.
  • Assists with the development of the annual Department budget for clinical care and public health nursing service programs.
  • Supervises, directs and evaluates nursing and other personnel to include assigning work, counseling, discipline and employee performance appraisals.
  • Assists with the development and monitoring of program budgets for MCAH and child health programs.
  • Reviews and inspects the quality of clinical services and nursing performance; monitors quality assurance and compliance with requirements of state and federal agencies.
  • Reviews funding opportunities and assists with the preparation of grant proposals.
  • Confers with and provides expert advice and assistance to the Health Officer, Director of Public Health and staff on nursing issues.
  • Represents Department in meetings with other County departments, community agencies and state agencies.
  • Develops information concerning community health needs; serves as a consultant for community agencies.
  • Directs or develops and maintains required reports and records for clinical and program services.
  • Assists in the development and organization of emergency-related delivery of nursing assessment, first aid and mass prophylaxis services; directs nursing services in response to local public health emergency.


Knowledge of:

Principles, methods, practices and current trends of general and public health nursing; principles and methods of public health including communicable disease control, maternal, child and geriatric health, reproductive health, preventive medicine and community health promotion; principles and techniques of effective employee supervision, training, evaluation and development; principles of medical record keeping; program analysis, planning, development, implementation and evaluation; safety requirements including principles and practices pertaining to clinical service worker safety; emergency preparedness and response to a medical health incident; budget development and monitoring.

Ability to:

Plan, organize and direct nursing services within professional standards, legal requirements and financial circumstances; plan, train and direct the work of nursing and other personnel; apply routine nursing techniques in the care and treatment of patients; identify and analyze patient care and administrative problems and implement operational changes; determine the appropriate course of action in emergency situations; develop and administer a program budget; develop and prepare statistics, records and concise logical oral and written reports; interpret and apply complex regulations concerning clinical services; determine and devaluate levels of achievement and performance; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective interpersonal relations with individuals at all organizational levels; secure cooperation and teamwork among professional and/or support staff; plan, organize and manage public health nursing programs and services.

Training and Experience:

Possession of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nursing school accredited by the National League for Nursing and five years of public health nursing experience including two years of experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

Possession of a Masters of Public Health degree from a school of public health accredited by the American Public Health Association may substitute for one year of the supervisory or administrative experience.


Possession of an active license to practice as a registered nurse in California, possession of a California Public Health Nurse Certificate, and possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Interested individuals must submit the following:

  • Calaveras County application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process.  Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process.  Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.





Mobility to work in a standard office environment; use standard office equipment; physical ability to sit or otherwise remain stationary at work post for long periods of time; manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large documents holders (binders, manuals, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone.


This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent.  Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in the documents and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

Human Resources Division

891 Mountain Ranch Road, Building C, San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone (209) 754-6303 ~ Fax (209) 754-6333 ~


Calaveras County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming), national origin, age (40 and above), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation ( heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, gender identity, gender expression, transgender), medical conditions (cancer and genetic information including family medical history), disability (medical, mental or physical, including HIV or AIDS), request or denial of family medical care leave and pregnancy leave, AB60 driver's license or military or veteran status.

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