County of San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo 93401

California Children’s Services (CCS) provides care coordination to children with special health care needs and their families.

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Community Health Nurse I/ii

County of San Luis Obispo
Permanent 2191 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, United States


The County of San Luis Obispo is actively recruiting for Community Health Nurses. This recruitment may be used to fill future permanent, temporary, substitute or limited term vacancies within the County. 

Applications are now being accepted to establish a single employment list for vacancies in California Children’s Services and Field Nursing located in San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, and Paso Robles. Temporary Community Health Nurses may be scheduled to work on the evenings and weekends, or scheduled to cover vacations and leaves. Candidates may also be considered for full-time opportunities. 

About the Division:

Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) promotes and protects the health and well-being of women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families who are at increased risk of adverse health outcomes. MCAH is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating services that address population health priorities across San Luis Obispo County. The division partners and works collaboratively with the community to achieve population health goals through assessment, advocacy, education, training, outreach, quality assurance, and policy development.

About the positions:

For nurses looking for ways to positively shape or improve systems of care, while still providing valuable education and advocacy for individuals, you will find this role challenging and rewarding.

  • California Children’s Services (CCS) provides care coordination to children with special health care needs and their families.

  • This position interacts with the public, community-based organizations, complex insurance systems and hospital systems, state government, and specialty medical providers.

  • The successful candidate will have pediatric nursing experience, be able to navigate multiple computer databases, have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and thrive within a team culture.

  • This position works autonomously in an office setting with most the days’ work taking place over the phone and within computer software applications.

  • The CCS position is based out of San Luis Obispo, but will serve community Countywide as needed.

For nurses who have ever thought “I wish I had more time with my patients.”

  • Field Nursing positively impacts the health and well-being of hundreds of San Luis Obispo families through direct home-based interventions.

  • Field nursing in San Luis Obispo County includes Nurse Family Partnership, Healthy Families America, and an Early Support Program designed to build relationships, provide guidance and education, link to resources, and supports individuals and family groups from pre-pregnancy through the childhood years to meet their individualized goals. Each of these strength-based programs are voluntary for participants and aimed to reduce health disparities by delivering trauma-informed, family-centered, and culturally competent care.

  • Field nursing is looking for innovative and passionate nurses who can practice autonomously out in the community and work as a partner within a larger system of community-based care providers. This position provides leadership opportunities, welcomes ideas and outside-the-box approaches and thinking.

  • Nurses working within Field Nursing spend approximately 80% of their working time in the community and 20% in an office setting.

  • The Field Nursing positions are based in Morro Bay and Paso Robles, but will serve the  community countywide as needed.

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This recruitment may be used to fill future permanent, substitute, limited term, and temporary positions, both full-time and part-time throughout the County. 
The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be passionate about nursing and have knowledge of the principles and practices of professional nursing.  Experience working with California Children's Services, Maternal Child and Adolescent Health, Communicable Disease programs or as a Field Nurse a plus.  Candidates bilingual in Spanish are highly desirable.

The Minimum Qualifications are:
Possession of a valid California license as a Registered Nurse.  A valid driver's license is required at the time of application.  A valid CALIFORNIA driver's license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

Community Health Nurse I:  Two years of professional nursing experience (A Bachelor of Science in Nursing or related public health/care field may substitute for one year of experience)
Community Health Nurse II:  Either A:  One year of experience as a Community Health Nurse I, OR B: Three years of professional nursing experience.  (A Bachelor of Science in Nursing or related public health/care field may substitute for one year of experience.  A higher level degree may substitute for an additional year of experience.)

Reasonable Accommodation Notice
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Veteran's Preference Points 
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process. Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points.   for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit.  Please note that Veteran’s credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
The County is an equal opportunity employer. Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments. Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors. In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees. For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959.