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SALARY AND BENEFITS
$31.27-$41.49 Hourly, plus benefits
FILING DEADLINE
Open until filled.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Registered Nurse for the Public Health Department assists in the implementation and oversight of the public health quality
improvement/management program. The major duties of the job include:
• Assist in the planning, organization, development, monitoring, and evaluation of programs.
• Conducts physical exams; diagnoses and treat (utilizing established medical protocol) specified diseases;
investigates and interviews patients and acts to obtain treatment for ill patients.
• Conducts inquiries into cases of communicable diseases and provides instructions in their prevention and care; and oversees and participates in the operation of immunization services.
• Serves as patient advocate to assist patients with attaining health care; coordinates health care between
patients and care providers; and assesses, screens, and provides intervention strategies to high risk
individuals and families.
• Instructs patients on child safety, growth and development; screen for signs of abuse, poor nutrition and
failure to thrive.
• Provides case management to patients with pulmonary tuberculosis which includes coordination with their physician, monitoring compliance in treatment; screens for contacts to tuberculosis by giving and reading TB skins tests, providing medications, and education.
• Schedules and participates in patient meetings for special needs children; functions in an outreach and
education capacity by giving presentations to the public on special health concerns such as AIDS or child
health issues.
• Documents treatment provided and medications in patients chart; maintains statistics on a variety of
communicable diseases.
• Teaches prenatal care to expectant mothers.
• Works with community groups on local health issues; provides education counseling and screening for
various communicable diseases.
• Draws blood samples.
• Gathers and assesses statistical data and reports information to appropriate agencies.
• Establish and maintain liaison with representatives of State, Federal, and local agencies and commissions.
• Assists in the dissemination of information about Departmental operations to promote general knowledge of community social services to the community; interpret local concerns, needs, and objectives to state officials, and community/political concerns to staff.
• Make public presentations before the Board of Supervisors, professional organizations, or public groups
to provide information on Departmental programs and goals.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education
that would likely produce the required knowledge and abilities. A desirable combination is:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Experience as a Registered Nurse in a Public Health setting is desirable.
Licenses: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered
Nursing. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California driver’s license.
SELECTION PROCESS
Application materials will be reviewed, and the best-qualified applicants will be invited to Susanville to
participate in interviews.
HOW TO APPLY
An application may be obtained from the Personnel Office at the address listed below or by visiting Lassen County Personnel at our website at: http://lassencounty.org. It is your responsibility to provide specific, accurate, and complete information describing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Qualified applicants are invited to submit an official Lassen County application to:
Lassen County Personnel (530) 251-8320
221 South Roop Street Ste. 3
Susanville, California 96130

EOE

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: Bachelor's
Minimum Hourly Wage: 31.27