Public Health Nurse I

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $67,828.80 - $90,812.80 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Do you enjoy having weekends and holidays off? Public Health Nurses work Monday through Friday!! No hospital experience required.

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is recruiting for Public Health Nurses I (PHN I) who provide assessments of individuals, families and communities. Duties include intensive case management, coordinating and assisting with access to care; developing treatment plans; providing consultation on medical, dental and behavioral health assessments; acting as a nurse liaison with public and private agencies, providing assessments and referrals for school district students; and conducting disease control measures. There are vacancies in Family Health Services (FHS) and California Children's Services (CCS) sections in DPH.

The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies within DPH as they occur.

Family Health Services
Family Health Services (FHS) section of DPH specializes in many dynamic public health nursing programs and includes Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care, Rx 4 Kids, Children Screening, Assessment, Referral and Treatment, Black Infant Health, and Maternal Child and Adolescent Health. FHS works in partnership with public and private agencies to provide nursing case management, care coordination and consultation.

California Children's Services
The California Children's Services (CCS) section of DPH is a statewide program that arranges, directs, and pays for medical care, equipment, and rehabilitation, when these services are authorized for children and young adults under 21 years of age, who have CCS-eligible medical conditions and whose families are unable to pay for all or part of their care. CCS defines eligibility and selects the most qualified professionals to treat the child's CCS eligible condition.

For more detailed information, refer to the Public Health Nurse I job description.
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  • Recruitment Bonus - Bonus payments up to $2,000 may be available for newly hired employees from this recruitment upon meeting eligibility criteria

  • Recruitment Relocation Assistance - Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be reimbursed up to $2,500 for relocation-related expenses upon meeting eligibility criteria
  • As an alternative to the traditional benefits package, you may also be eligible to elect the Modified Benefit Option (MBO) that provides an increased base rate of pay ($2.00 per hour above the base rate of pay) with modified benefits. For more detailed information on the MBO for Nurses Unit, refer to the MBO - Nurses BbOU - Benefits Summary Guide .

Human Resources is also accepting applications for Public Health Nurse II . A separate application is required. It is to your advantage to apply for both levels as appropriate.


Travel/Driver License: Travel throughout the County is required. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation. At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced for the individual providing the transportation.
Background Investigation: Applicants selected for these positions must pass a background investigation and verification of employment history and education.
Continued Education: Additional training/coursework may be required.
Trainee: Public Health Nurse I must be promoted to journey-level classification ( Public Health Nurse II $6,045.87 - $8.916.27 monthly) upon successful completion of the trainee period (e.g., preceptorship, orientation, and/or certification, as applicable), or be terminated. Refer to the MOU for additional information.
Out-of-State Registered Nurses: Public Health Nurse I incumbents who possess a Registered Nurse license issued by a state other than California must obtain and maintain the required CA Registered Nurse license -and- the required Public Health Nurse certificate issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) prior to hire/employment start date, or contingent job offer will be rescinded . Contingent job offers may be made to applicants who have provided verification that they have applied for their CA Registered Nurse license -and- Public Health Nurse certificate with the CA BRN, but Public Health Nurse II incumbents may no t begin work until both the CA Registered Nurse license -and- Public Health Certificate are obtained. RN must possess a bachelor's degree (or higher) in Nursing to apply for California Public Health Nurse certification. Applicants who do not possess a Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Nursing at the time of application submission will be disqualified.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following licensure -and- certification requirements:

Licensure/Certification: Applicants must possess and maintain all of the following items:
  • A valid Registered Nurse license* issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN),
  • A valid California Public Health Nurse certification* issued by the CA BRN, -and-
  • A Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate.
*Out-of-State Licensed Registered Nurses: Applications will be accepted from Registered Nurses licensed in other states, but Public Health Nurse I incumbents may not begin working until the required California RN licensed -and- PHN certificate are obtained. RN must possess a bachelor's degree (or higher) in Nursing to apply for California Public Health Nurse certification. See Conditions of Employment for additional information.

Desired Qualifications

CCS Section: Experience working with pediatric populations (e.g., Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), which includes inpatient/outpatient intensive care management.

Applicants fluent in American Sign Language, Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and/or Vietnamese are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional compensation is associated with positions requiring the use of bilingual skills. Testing of bilingual skills may be required to receive additional compensation.
Candidates possessing computer skills in Microsoft applications are preferred.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the application and supplemental questionnaire. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire. The most highly qualified candidates, based on the results of the competitive evaluation, may be referred for a selection interview.

Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed on a regular basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

San Bernardino, California United States View Map