Definition Benefits Supplemental QuestionsThis is a grant funded position. Grant funded positions are subject to continuation based on funding and the employee will be terminated without right of appeal if funds are discontinued or are no longer available.The current opening is in the Family Planning program.Prior experience with Women's Health or Family Planning preferred.Bilingual in Spanish preferredTo lead, plan, and coordinate the activities and operations of an assigned health care program; to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the assigned program; and provide a variety of skilled nursing duties.Examples of Essential Responsibilities and Duties: This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.* Plan, prioritize, assign, lead, and review the work of staff responsible for providing services to an assigned program; assign work and monitor workflow* Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives for assigned programs; establish schedules and methods for providing services; implement policies and procedures* Maintain the operational activities and client services for assigned programs; and participate in program activities* Participate in the selection of staff for assigned programs; provide or coordinate staff training and orientation; work with employees to correct deficiencies; monitor disciplinary actions as developed by higher level management; and provide and prepare documentation needed in order to correct deficiencies* Participate in the preparation and administration of the assigned program budget; forecast expenses for program needs; submit budget recommendations; and monitor expenditures* Act as a resource and provide leadership to community groups, coworkers and staff; act as client advocate; advise clients on available, appropriate medical and social services* Prepare and conduct community awareness classes and seminars on various program topics* Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in appropriate program fields* Inspect program area for safety hazards and cleanliness; ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations; review safety and universal precaution standards; implement and ensure compliance by staff* Recognize growth and changes in the community; assist with planning and provision of services in accordance with community needs and demands* Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints* Perform related duties and responsibilities as requiredQualifications: Knowledge of:* Operations, services and activities of the assigned program* Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation* Principles, procedures, methods and treatments related to assigned program* Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations related to assigned program* Principles and practices of nursing diagnosis* A variety of contagious and transmittable diseases, how they are contracted and spread, and their proper treatments and immunizations* A variety of possible reactions or side effects to vaccines and immunizations* Procedures and methods of laboratory testing and interpretation* A variety of community agencies and other outside resources available to clients* Principles and procedures of medical documentation* Universal precautions and infection control practices* Signs, symptoms and approved medical treatment of a variety of illnesses* For field Senior PHN's, principles, practices and regulations of home visitation and home healthAbility to:* Supervise, train and evaluate staff* Assist in selecting staff* Organize, and review the work of professional and clerical staff; provide administrative and clinical orientation* Prepare and conduct community awareness classes and seminars* Respond to emergency situations and maintain professional practices in high stress situations* Maintain confidentiality* Understand and follow complex oral and written instructions* Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work* Work independently in the absence of supervision* Use computer proficiently* Interpret laboratory results in order to plan appropriate treatment* Assess client's health status and recommend proper treatment and medication* Prepare and implement home health care plans* Provide counseling and encouragement for terminally ill clients and their familiesTraining and Experience GuidelinesTraining:* Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in nursing or equivalent registered nursing experienceExperience:* Four years of registered nursing experience including one year of experience in public health nursing* Prior experience in Women's Health or Family Planning preferred* Bilingual in Spanish preferred???Distinguishing Characteristics: This is an advanced class at the top of the Public Health Nurse series. In order to be included in this class a nurse must either lead, plan and coordinate the activities and operations of an assigned program or serve as the designated assistant to a Supervisor in all phases of the supervisory role. Positions in this class are staffed by competitive examination and are not flexibly staffed.