County of San Mateo, CA Redwood City, CA, United States
Oct 01, 2020Full Time
Description Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on July 21, 2020to extend the Final Filing Date. This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous." Note: The title of this recruitment was amended on July 21, 2020. San Mateo County Health's Public Health, Policy and Planning Division is seeking a well-qualified individual for the position of Clinical Services Manager II - Nursing - Communicable Disease Control to provide oversight and management of the Communicable Disease Control Program, under the direction and authority of the Health Officer. This position reports to and receives direction from the Director of Public Health Policy & Planning. The mission of the Communicable Disease Control Program is to control and prevent the spread of communicable diseases, working closely with the general public, multiple federal, state and academic partners, medical professionals, healthcare networks, epidemiology, immunizations, environmental health, Peninsula Humane Society and San Mateo Mosquito and Vector Control District. The Clinical Services Manager II - Nursing - Communicable Disease Control (CSM II) will assist the Health Officer, Deputy Health Officer and Director of Public Health, Policy & Planning in leading a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated, highly skilled staff (a manager, nurses, community health workers, communicable disease investigators, etc.) in protecting and promoting the health of residents through routine surveillance, investigation, contact tracing and prevention. The CSM II - Communicable Disease Control provides administrative, public health and clinical expertise, consultation and leadership to the Communicable Disease Control Program. Primary responsibilities include: Provide oversight and management of acute communicable disease investigation, surveillance and control of mandated reportable communicable disease conditions in San Mateo County. Ensure timely and accurate reporting of notifiable communicable disease conditions by providers to CA Department of Public Health via CalREDIE and other legally mandated reporting obligations. Provide timely communicable disease consultation to clinical providers, first responders, other jurisdictions, organizations and agencies regarding public health recommendations. Provide oversight and supervision of communicable disease case/contact and outbreak investigations per the San Mateo County Communicable Disease established public health protocols. Provide clinical guidance and field support to disease investigation staff as warranted. Oversee delivery of preventive clinical services to communicable disease cases and contacts. Provide close integration with/management of surveillance and the office of epidemiology and evaluation. Implement appropriate and timely decision-making and prioritization in response to divergent and emergency situations regarding communicable disease control. Provide leadership and ongoing guidance to public health teams mobilized for urgent communicable disease response activities. Maintain ongoing communication with the Health Officer, Director of Public Health Policy & Planning, and others, to keep them involved and informed. Oversee coordination of communicable disease response activities with medical providers, other public health agencies, jurisdictions, organizations and community groups. Participate in committees, meetings, advisory panels and working groups pertaining to communicable disease control and public health measures. Develop and disseminate critical public health messages including health alerts, exposure notices, advisories and press statements. Provide the Communicable Disease Control Program staff with a standardized orientation to the mission and goals of the program. Provide and oversee communicable disease education and counseling to the general public with appropriate screening and referrals when indicated. Oversee development and maintenance of bilingual communicable disease patient education materials for use by program staff. Maintain and update the San Mateo County Communicable Disease Manual on a regular basis as needed. Oversee Communicable Disease Control Program "Officer of the Day" information, referral and consultation duties. Provide perspective and guidance to staff when warranted. Facilitate technical and informational presentations regarding communicable disease and public health to professional and community groups. Provide and facilitate continuing staff education and professional development regarding emerging communicable disease public health issues. Promote and coordinate public health internships, rotations and preceptorships among staff and students/medical residents from academic institutions. Perform related duties as assigned. NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies. Qualifications Licensure/Certification: Current California license as a Registered Nurse (R.N.). Current California certificate in Public Health Nursing, as applicable to public health nursing specialization. Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is: Three years of increasingly responsible nursing experience in an accredited hospital or clinic, including at least two years of significant administrative responsibility for one or more of the following: program and budget development, funding, utilization, coordination of community resources or program evaluation. Knowledge of: Nurse Practice Act. Principles and practices of nursing and clinical systems, including safety, infection control practices, and current trends in research, treatment, prevention, education and related services. Principles and practices of public administration and program management, including planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting. Laws, codes and regulations governing nursing care and knowledge of County, state and federal legislative developments applicable to contemporary nursing and patient care issues. Organizational, personnel and fiscal management within a multi-faceted, community-based nursing program setting. Community resources and public/private services and funding sources, as applicable. Skill/Ability to: Identify and analyze complex nursing and patient care issues and problems. Plan, organize, and coordinate programs and services on a comprehensive, County-wide level that meet community needs for quality patient care and that conform with all prescribed standards. Integrate a variety of activities and services to achieve program goals, objectives, and priorities. Apply principles and techniques of community organization, as appropriate. Speak effectively to diverse audiences, including clinical, professional, civic and citizen groups. Maintain cooperative working relationships with medical care providers, program managers and staff, other agencies and the community; enlist and mobilize community support for programs. Prepare complex and detailed written reports, program policies, procedures and contracts. Train staff and coordinate activities of contractors, volunteer groups and staff. Application/Examination Open and Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current County of San Mateo and San Mateo County Superior Court of California employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required information and supplemental questions in the online application. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted to be considered for this position. The examination will consist of an interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or a screening committee may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position based solely on the information provided in the application materials.Because of this screening process, all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California, and applicants must participate at their own expense. IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button. If you are not on the County's website, please go to "https://jobs.smcgov.org/" to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date. This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted 5 days in advance in the San Mateo County Human Resources Department. Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process. ~TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE~ Deadline to Apply: Continuous At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.