The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of Registered Nurse (RN) in the Health and Human Services Department’s Public Health division. The RN is an entry level position in the nursing series under supervision of the Supervising Public Health Nurse. Incumbents promote general health in the community through education and outreach; performs a range of nursing tasks such as specimen collection and processing; administering medications/injections, diagnostic skin tests and immunizations; completes appropriate paperwork such as logs, report, and forms; coordinate the patient’s medical care with private physicians, public facilities and other health centers; reviews laboratory results; assists in monitoring quality assurance, infection control and safety activities; participates in COVID-19 response activities including testing and other activities; administration of general nursing care, including general health screenings; and provision of quality nursing care to both adult and pediatric patients in a variety of settings in conjunction with or under the direction of the Public Health Officer. The RN may be assigned to various Public Health programs. Current needs are specifically in the Communicable Disease program where the RN provides monitoring and follow-up to reportable communicable diseases such as sexually transmitted diseases, food-borne diseases, hepatitis A, B and C, meningitis, and tuberculosis. The RN works strategically with other CD team members and the Public Health Officer to respond to disease trends and outbreaks. The RN works closely with clients and health care providers to coordinate appropriate diagnostic services, treatment, and case management and provides expert consultation on diagnosis, treatment, and contact tracing.
About Public Health:
Health Department aspires to ensure a strong and healthy community by assessing needs and promoting healthy lifestyles through health education, prevention and intervention services. The Division supports the mission of Health and Human Services by promoting health and wellness in order to be a catalyst for building a healthy and thriving community. We achieve this through ongoing efforts to increase access to needed medical services, promote healthy lifestyle choices, and enhance the quality of life of individuals, families, and the community through education, prevention, and intervention services.
The ideal candidate has the ability to assess and prioritize assigned caseloads, multiple tasks, projects and demands; work effectively under pressure; combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions; be self-motivated and skilled communicator, ability to build positive work relationships with internal and external personnel; organized, advanced computer skills as well as skill in providing excellent nursing services in a variety of settings. Additionally, assesses patient status and needs and takes appropriate action to provide for the modification of treatment plans to maximize care effectiveness.
Minimum: Graduation from an accredited nursing school as required to obtain California registration.
Preferred: In addition to the minimum, five (5) years Registered Nursing experience.
Licenses and Certifications: The ability to obtain California Class C driver’s license within ten (10) days of employment; maintain valid California Class C driver’s license. Possess licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Nursing Education and Registration. Possess a current valid CPR Certification or obtain within the first six months of employment; maintain valid certification.
Working Conditions: Typical office, clinic, community outreach, and/or home care setting. Work may require exposure to sources of potentially contagious pathogens in the course of field duties, while wearing personal protective equipment. May be required to work extended hours. May be required to attend meetings outside of normal business hours. Will be required to be available to call back in emergency situations.
Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years
Miscellaneous Classic: 2% @ 55
Miscellaneous New: 2% @ 62
(Misc. See Pension Reform Link on Human Resources webpage for additional information. Yuba County does not participate in Social Security.)
12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 yrs
An average of 14 paid holidays per year, including 2 floating holidays
Accrued every payroll period, up to 12 days per yr
The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s).
County pays 100% of the Basic Plan Premiums for EE only and 80% for dependent(s).
County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage.
Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan(s) are available
EMPLOYEE ASST. PLAN:
County paid confidential family wellness plan
Yuba County Employee Association
Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled (Next Applicant Review: Friday, January 29, 2021)
An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted in person or through CalOpps by the final filing deadline. Applications must include copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.
ON-LINE APPLICATION: Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application.
HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application by visiting our website at http://www.yuba.org. Our applications are available in a fillable Microsoft Word format or PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.
All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County.
Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers.
Applicants must provide the following documents by the filing deadline:
-Yuba County Employment Application—complete online or in person
-Copy of CPR certification
-Copy of Licensure as Registered Nurse in California
All applicants must clearly demonstrate he/she meets the minimum qualifications, by the final filing deadline, to be considered in the selection and testing phases of the process.
WAIVER OF SELECTION PROCEDURES:
When selection procedures have been publicly announced and the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position is five or less, the Human Resources Director may, at her/his discretion; a) Waive the competition entirely and submit the names of the applicants meeting the minimum qualifications to the appointing department, b) Revise the conditions of competition to a more practical basis under the circumstances.
EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY LIST:
An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.
The Department of Health and Human Services will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.
Yuba County participates in the E-Verify system. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each NEW employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.