The City of Berkeley Public Health Division's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families in the City of Berkeley through innovative policies, effective services and strong community partnerships. The department has been dedicated to improving the quality of life in Berkeley for over 100 years. We are doctors, nurses, clinicians, practitioners, health educators, program administrators, analysts, inspectors, support staff, volunteers, and other dedicated individuals with a common goal -- to deliver effective and innovative programs and services that ensure the health and well-being of our community.
Public Health Nurses provide a full range of Public Health Nursing services including teaching, health assessment, and counseling services in homes, clinics, schools and community centers in connection with the prevention and control of diseases and adverse health conditions. Incumbents utilize nursing intervention skills to prevent disease, promote healthful behavior, alleviate conditions adversely affecting the health and safety of individuals, families and the community.
Typical duties include:
Participating on a health team with other professionals and paraprofessionals in the delivery of public health nursing services;
Making home visits in assigned areas to provide health education, assessment and counseling to clients;
Identifying and assessing physical, mental and emotional problems of client and family unit utilizing observation, history taking and data collection skills;
Analyzing information obtained to determine areas of follow up and referral; developing nursing care plans;
Acting as client liaison and advocate to medical and other community resources;
Following up on treatment recommendations with client and other involved agencies to ensure effective care and guidance to individuals and families;
Providing group and individual teaching relating to disease prevention, health promotion, treatment maintenance and rehabilitation;
Acting as telephone advice nurse and may be assigned as primary staff in part time health clinics involved in the diagnosis and treatment of communicable diseases;
Performing selected diagnostic tests, under standardized procedures and gives prescribed treatment;
Utilizing nursing intervention skills to prevent disease, promote healthy behavior and alleviate conditions adversely affecting the health and safety of individuals, families and the community;
Providing prenatal and postpartum nursing care and conducts well child clinics;
Evaluating the needs of special population groups including the elderly, recent immigrants, those choosing alternate lifestyles and other cultural and economic groups;
Acting as health consultant to community groups and participates on a variety of health planning and educational committees;
Performing related duties as assigned.
Education Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university accredited by the National League for Nursing, with major course work in public health nursing
Experience One (1) year of nursing experience
Other Requirements Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must possess a valid license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of California, and a valid California State Public Health Nursing Certificate. Some positions require bilingual or bicultural skills. Must be willing to work evenings or weekends.
Additional Salary Information: $8,256-$9,632 plus generous benefits package.
Our mission is to provide quality service to our diverse community; promote an accessible, safe, healthy, environmentally sound and culturally rich city; initiate innovative solutions; embrace respectful democratic participation; respond quickly and effectively to neighborhood and commercial concerns, and do so in a fiscally sound manner.