The County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency is currently accepting applications for
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE MANAGER
As a Public Health Nurse Manager for the County of San Diego you will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the overall activities of one or more public health centers or a large countywide public health program at multiple sites. Duties include: developing and directing the delivery of health center activities and community health programs within a geographical area; evaluating the operation of field and clinic services within an assigned area; performing community health assessments and analysis of epidemiological data to develop public health programs and services; assisting in the preparation of the public health center budget; and some positions may perform contract administration duties.
Public Health Preparedness & Response (PHPR) Option
The PHPR branch effectively responds to public health threats, including infectious diseases, natural and manmade disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. The branch collaborates with public and private health agencies, healthcare providers, and community partners to monitor and plan responses. PHPR also administers a variety of hospital, skilled nursing facility, clinics, and other healthcare provider emergency preparedness activities funded through the Hospital Preparedness Program. PHPR establishes, sustains, and further builds healthcare coalition capabilities based on the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response national capabilities through Homeland Security and Centers for Disease Control programs.
· Responsible for the leadership and management of the PHPR Branch. The PHN Manager is responsible for the branch’s $4 million dollar budget, its 17 team members, and the overall operation of the PHPR Branch. This position directly reports to the Public Health Officer and works closely with Public Health Services’ (PHS) Epidemiology and Immunization Services Branch, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Office of Emergency Services, hospital groups, law enforcement/fire agencies, and other internal and external stakeholders.
Public Health Services (PHS) Administration Option
The PHS Administration office offers program direction and administrative support to all PHS program areas. In addition to internal support, the administration office is also responsible for coordinating a unified response from the department when information is requested Agency-wide.
· Responsible for the quality management of nursing services throughout the department.
· Responsible for leading the department’s Clinical Quality Management committee and work plan.
· Responsible for nurse and clinical quality assurance throughout the department to include the STD and TB Clinics.
Valid California Registered Nurse License; AND,
Valid Public Health Nurse Certificate; AND,
A bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency; AND,
Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in the public health nursing field. At least two (2) years of experience must have included supervising or leading and assisting the supervision of lower-level staff at the level of a Senior Public Health Nurse in the County of San Diego or equivalent, in an official public health agency, or similar agency or organization providing a generalized public health nursing program; OR, experience in managing the overall activities of a public health program or clinic services.
Note: A master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in nursing or health related field can substitute for one (1) year of registered nursing experience and cannot be applied to the required two (2) years of supervision/management.
The County of San Diego is one of the most progressive County's in the United States and has been voted an employer of choice. The mission of the County of San Diego is to provide the residents of San Diego County with superior County services in terms of quality, timeliness, and value, in order to improve the regional population’s Quality of Life.