The City of Berkeley is now accepting applications for Supervising Public Health Nurse. This is the supervisory and highest level in the professional public health nursing class series with responsibility for nursing program planning, development, implementation, direction, supervision and evaluation. This class is distinguished from the Senior Public Health Nurse by its full supervisory responsibility over all nursing activities and staff.
Currently, there is one (1) vacancy in the Public Health Division.
The Supervising Public Health Nurse will manage both the Family Support Services Unit and the Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Unit. The position coordinates and supervises the operation of health-related services which may include Targeted Case Management (TCM), communicable disease control, and other programs involving comprehensive case management, education, prevention, and collaboration with and coordination of community and medical resources. These services are delivered by a team of professional and paraprofessional staff that collaborate to ensure comprehensive health services are provided throughout the City of Berkeley. The supervisor uses principles of reflective practice and staff development to provide primary support and appropriate oversight to nurse case managers and other staff to build and model a strengths-based client-centered culture.
Typical duties include:
Plans, organizes, directs, assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of nursing and support staff
Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures for public health nursing activities
Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates public health nursing programs
Monitors and manages work load and productivity
Evaluates employee performance
Participates in the preparation and administration of the budget
Personally performs professional work in the areas of program responsibility
Participates in the selection of staff, and provides for their training and professional development
Confers with, and provides professional assistance to others on public health nursing and related matters, and facilitates decisions on difficult public health nursing problems
Conducts or directs the preparation of analytical studies
Prepares grant funding proposals to federal and State agencies, and other organizations
Maintains established standards of public health nursing and ensures services are rendered in conformance with State standards for local health jurisdictions, and department policy and procedure
Develops statistical information systems and analyzes data in support of program planning and development
Assists in protocol development and updates Procedure and Protocol Manual
Represents the City with community organizations, other agencies and the general public
Prepares a variety of periodic and/or special reports
Maintains current knowledge of public health nursing issues and topics, and monitors developments related to health promotion and public health matters in accordance with State required local health administration standards
Evaluates public health issue impacts on City programs and operations, and recommends policy and procedure improvements
EDUCATION: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university accredited by the National League for Nursing, with major course work in nursing;
EXPERIENCE: Four years of general public health nursing experience with involvement in project leadership, or program planning which included one (1) year of lead-level experience. A master's degree in public health or public health nursing is desirable.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS Possession of a valid California Registered Nurse License and a valid California State Public Health Nursing Certificate. Must be able to travel to various locations within and outside the City of Berkeley to meet the program needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities. When driving on City business, must maintain a valid California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Must be willing to work evenings or weekends.
Internal Number: 2019-09-24550
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