• City of Long Beach, CA
  • Long Beach, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $2,685.12 - $4,039.92 Biweekly USD

Job Description


Accepting online applications only. Apply online 24 hours a day, beginning April 17, 2020. Filing will remain open until vacancies are filled. Filing may close without further notice. UPDATED - City Council Approved Salary Increase, effective 4/25/2020.

Grade I - Entry level, under direct supervision, provides public health nursing services in home settings with populations ranging from infants to seniors. Works closely with the Public Health Nurse Supervisor and experienced Public Health Nurses.

Grade II - Under general supervision, operates more autonomously, and provides public health nursing services in home settings or other community settings. May represent the Department at community meetings, collaboratives, and other events. Provides input into the development of programs and budgets.

Grade III - Performs Grade II duties, plus oversees specific public health programs (i.e. Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health; Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, and Senior Services) - including directing program staff activities, ensuring accomplishment of program deliverables, developing budgets and scopes of work, and writing reports.


Under supervision, promotes health and wellness through education, referral, advocacy, case management, coordination of services, and case-findings; provides public health nursing services in a variety of settings (i.e., homes, clinics, programs and the community); recognizes multicultural practices and beliefs, and their impacts on health behaviors and tailors approaches accordingly; identifies/evaluates medical, psychosocial, and socio-economic barriers; may coordinate Nursing Division grant funded programs including development of budgets and scopes of work, and oversee the activities of other professional and para-professional staff; identifies, collects, and analyzes health data about communities and at-risk population groups; develops and participates on community advisory boards, task forces, and committees; develops and conducts educational and outreach programs for community and professional groups based on assessed need; functions as case manager/case coordinator utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure improved health status; establish and evaluate nursing plans of care based on identified client need, strengths and availability of resources; makes appropriate linkages to community resources to meet the identified needs of clients; provides individual, family, and community level crisis intervention/management and appropriate reporting as mandated by law; conducts epidemiological investigations of communicable diseases; obtains medical histories, conducts physical assessments, administers prescribed treatment and dispenses medication; performs diagnostic tests and specimen collection, reviews and interprets laboratory findings, and follows up in accordance with procedures and protocols; acquires and maintains updated knowledge of federal, state and local health laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and protocols as they relate to area of assignment and responsibility; performs required nursing documentation in accordance with the California Nursing Practice Act, and ensures documentation is clear, complete, and accurate; responds and researches inquiries from clients, social service and health care providers; may assume supervisory roles; performs other duties as required.


Applicants must meet ALL the requirements below:
• A valid California license to practice as a Registered Nurse (proof required) *
• A valid certificate as a Public Health Nurse in California (proof required)*
• A valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate (proof required) *

Additional Requirements to File:
• Proficient in the use of computer and software computer applications
• Willingness to work an irregular schedule, including weekends, evenings, and emergency call backs.

A valid motor vehicle operator's license and a current DMV driving record must be submitted to the hiring department at the time of the selection.

*Required documents, such as degree or transcripts, must be uploaded to the online application at the time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain either the applicant's name or other identifying characteristic on the form. Candidates who possess degrees from colleges or universities from outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalence at the time of filing.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in maternal/child health and/or older adult health is desirable.


Application Packet..........................................................................................................Qualifying

SELECTION PROCEDURE: This process will be conducted using the continuous, non-competitive procedure. Applicants will be placed on the eligible list, with those receiving Veteran's credit first, and then in the order in which applications were filed. Screening of candidates will be conducted on the basis of application packets submitted.

If you do not receive notification after two weeks of recruitment closing, please contact the Civil Service Department at (562) 570-6202.

This information is available in an alternative format by request at (562) 570-6202. If special accommodation is desired, please contact the Civil Service Department two (2) business days prior to the test at (562) 570-6202. For hearing impaired, call (562) 570-6638.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.

J.O.B. G19NN-20 SV/DD:PHN 04/15/2020Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Long Beach, California United States View Map