Supervising Staff Nurse - COVID-19 Testing - Extra-Help

  • Sonoma County, CA
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Variable Shift Clerical and Administrative Support Public Health
  • Salary: $47.53 - $57.78 Hourly USD

Job Description

Position Information

Join our team to improve the health of our community!

Starting salary up to $57.78/hour!

Plus, an additional $1.15/hourly bilingual premium for bilingual assignments.
Please Note: This is a continuous recruitment. It may close without notice, at any time, once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) is seeking qualified candidates to fill one temporary, extra-help Supervising Staff Nurse vacancy in the COVID-19 Section.

Under the Director of Nursing, COVID Section, the Supervising Staff Nurse will provide clinical supervision and quality assurance oversight to the COVID Field Services Team, including Nurses, Department Analyst, Administrative Aides, and Community Health Workers participating in COVID testing, infection control assessment, and outreach and education activities. The Supervising Staff Nurse will be expected to perform the following duties in this role:
  • Oversight of N95 fit-testing for staff
  • Staff training, education, and auditing of proper use of PPE and test site cleaning/disinfection
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on COVID testing and control guidance and procedures
  • Staff training on COVID basics, testing modalities, vaccination messaging, handling health emergencies, other clinical topics as appropriate
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for field testing and outreach as appropriate
  • Oversight and management of field-based BinaxNow testing at County sites
  • Review team presentations and written materials to ensure the accuracy of information provided to the public
  • Field-based supervision and professional development of nursing staff on the Field Services Team
  • Supervision and professional development of the Department Analyst
  • Liaison with clinical partners as needed
  • Support for prioritization of team activities in accordance with epidemiological need


If performing COVID-19 testing services, the Supervising Staff Nurse will need to be Fit-tested for an N95 respirator mask (DHS provides on-site), and wear full PPE when swabbing. They may be required to drive a van to a testing location, carry 10-20 pound items to/from the van, and stand for long periods, up to 4 hours at a stretch.

The Supervising Staff Nurse position will be required to wear a face covering while within the Public Health offices.

  • Hours may include evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Assignment may work up to 40 hours per week and may include weekends
  • The position is anticipated to last for up to a year

Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage.

This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of the list.

The Civil Service title for this classification is Supervising Staff Nurse.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Any combination of education or training that would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in nursing would provide such opportunity.

Experience: Any combination of training and experience that will provide the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, two years of related experience as a Registered Nurse would provide this opportunity. One year supervisory experience is desirable.

License: Possession of a valid California license as a Registered Nurse, as required by Title 22, current CPR certification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of: modern methods, theories, techniques and procedures used in professional nursing.

Considerable knowledge of: skills in leadership, management, supervisory theories and techniques; current developments in the nursing profession and methods of informing all levels of nursing staff of these developments; methods to assess and evaluate care and services; skill in performing and demonstrating advanced nursing techniques; safety, emergency and infection control policies and procedures.

Knowledge of: basic research methodology, report writing and statistics; communication and conflict resolution techniques; all aspects of the nursing process: assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation; legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements relating to the management of the hospital departments; patient rights and confidentiality requirements.

Ability to: analyze problems, reach practical conclusions, institute effective changes; develop and update policies and procedures; lead and motivate staff; establish and maintain effective professional working relationships; prepare and present clear written or oral presentations; direct the development and maintenance of; write, understand and analyze a variety of comprehensive records and reports; exercise responsibility, initiative, ingenuity, independent analysis and judgment in solving supervisory problems; identify continuing education needs of personnel.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process.
The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

An Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications for the position will be placed on an extra-help employment list and referred to the department. The department may contact candidates from the employment list who possess the most appropriate job-related qualifications for further consideration.


A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing.


Applications are accepted on-line at . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.

HR Analyst: DP
HR Technician: KC

Closing Date:Continuous

Job Address

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