COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA CAREER OPPORTUNITY
DIRECTOR OF NURSING – Annual Salary $105,872 – $135,137 DOE/DOQ AND Multiple Other PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING Career Opportunities: Public Health Nurse I/II/Senior– Annual Salary $82,929 – $100,796 DOE/DOQ Community Health Nurse I/II – Annual Salary $78,291 – $95,180 DOE/DOQ
The County of San Luis Obispo seeks a Director of Nursing (DON) to oversee the Family Health Services Division within the County's Health Agency. In addition to hiring a Director of Public Health Nursing, the County is looking to fill several other nursing positions and you can apply for one, or all these opportunities through this job announcement! Successful candidates for all positions will be registered nurses in California, and the Public Health Nurse and Director of Nursing positions will be a Certified Public Health Nurse (PHN), from the California Board of Registered Nursing, within 6 – 12 months of appointment. The Community Health Nurse does not require a PHN. These positions all require candidates who are driven, committed, responsive and passionate about serving the community and supporting public health programs.
The DON will be involved in strategic planning and be a critical part of the leadership team to manage the public health nursing serivces of the Health Agency. The DON will coordinate resources and communications to meet identified County and public health nursing service needs and assures effective and efficient programs are successful. The DON will also be involved in providing consultation to administrators, staff, outside agencies, and the public concerning division operations and services. The DON will oversee an approximate budget of $11 million, and a staff of 75 (50 professionals and 25 support staff).
THE JOB – DIRECTOR OF NURSING (DON): WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT THIS JOB? In addition to leading public health community and nursing programs, the DON will be involved in strategic planning and be a critical part of the leadership team to manage the public health nursing serivces of the Health Agency. The DON will coordinate resources and communications to meet identified County and public health nursing service needs and assure effective and efficient programs are successful. This position also has unique leadership opportunities, and seeks a candidate eager to devote ownership over the programs within the department. Additionally, the team and leadership will look to the DON for expertise in the development and preparation of the annual budget for the department as well as providing consultation to internal and external stakeholders concerning the department's programs. The DON will respond to inquiries, resolve issues and conflicts, and provide detailed and technical information concerning standards, laws, regulations, codes, and state and federal requirements. The DON serves on several local and regional committees and may attend meetings outside of normal working hours, and/or work on-call infrequently to respond to emergency situations during weekends, holidays, and other off-hour shifts.
The DON reports directly to the County's Health Officer/Public Health Director and is responsible for evaluating the department's services and programs to enhance the operational efficiency and capacity to meet the public's needs. The DON will oversee an approximate budget of $11 million, a direct staff of seven and 68 other public health nurses and support staff. The DON will oversee the successful development and execution of the County's Public Health Nursing Programs inclduing public relations, program planning and evaluation, and special health programs (such as COVID-19 vaccination centers).
The DON has program oversight of: • Immunization • Lead Poisoning Prevention • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) • Tuberculosis (TB) • Communicable Disease • Suspected Abuse Response Team (SART) • Family Planning (Title X) • Women's Cancer Detection • Maternal and Child Health (Title V) • Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program • Perinatal Substance Abuse Prevention (4Ps) • Martha's Place Clinical Assessment • Field Nursing/Home Visiting • California Children's Services • Medical Therapy Program • Children's Health and Disability Prevention • Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care
DON Required Qualifications - Training and Experience: • A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Nursing, and increasingly responsible four years of experience performing public health nursing work after receipt of a California public health nurse certificate; two years of required experience must be as a supervisor in a public health agency, • Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse in California, • Possession of a Certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the California State Board of Registered Nursing, within 6 – 12 months from appointment. • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License, • Eligibility for State Skilled Professional Medical Personnel (SPMP classification)
Desirable: • Master's degree in Nursing or Public Health may substitute for one year of the required non-supervisor experience. • Public sector experience (county, schools, etc.)
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is $105,872 – $135,137 DOE/DOQ • Retirement: The County participates in an independent pension system that is reciprocal to CalPERS. • Management Leave: Five days paid administrative leave per year. • Health Insurance: The County currently pays a $975 monthly contribution for a single employee or $1,250 monthly contribution for two or more dependents toward the employee's choice of medical, dental and vision; life insurance is provided. • Holidays/Leave: 12 paid holidays per year; 1 personal leave day per year • Vacation: Two weeks of paid vacation per year for the first through fourth year of employment; three weeks per years for the fifth through ninth year of employment; and four weeks per year for 10 or more years of employment. • Sick Leave: 12 days of paid sick leave per year which are accrued and not capped. • Technology Stipend: Department paid cell phone or cell phone stipend are available. • Additional benefits also include: Deferred compensation plans with employer match up to $500, voluntary long- and short-term disability, supplemental life insurance, relocation allowance, tuition reimbursement, lateral experience credit toward vacation accrual, sick leave exchange for vacation; various pretax options such as dependent care, and flexible spending accounts.
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Other PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING Career Opportunities ANNUAL SALARIES: • Public Health Nurse II– Annual Salary $82,929 – $100,796 DOE/DOQ • Community Health Nurse II – Annual Salary $78,291 -- $95,180 DOE/DOQ
REQUIREMENTS / JOB DESCRIPTIONS / BENEFITS: • Public Health Nurse I/II/Senior CLICK HERE • Community Health Nurse I/II – CLICK HERE