County of CalaverasSan Andreas 95249
Full Time
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Clinical Nurse I/ii

County of Calaveras
Full Time Calaveras County Health & Human Services, 509 E St Charles St, San Andreas, CA 95249, United States
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Overview

Position Description

Clinical Nurse I: $32.37 - $39.34

Clinical Nurse II: $33.97 - $41.31


DEFINITION:

Under direct or general supervision, the Clinical Nurse I/II provides skilled clinical nursing services to clients in outpatient settings in Public Health and Mental Health Services. .  Nursing services encompass health promotion, care and prevention of illness and disability in programs addressing mental health, communicable diseases, chronic diseases, maternal and child health and other programs as required.



DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

Clinic Nurse I

This is an entry level position. Under direct supervision of the Director of Nursing, provides clinical nursing services in the Public Health and Mental Health settings.  This is an entry level position for a nurse with limited experience. The Clinical Nurse I is distinguished from the Clinical Nurse II in that the latter is expected to have more professional experience in a healthcare setting including Public Health and Mental Health.



Clinic Nurse II

Clinic Nurse II is fully competent as a Registered Nurse and is able to independently perform the full range of clinical nursing services.


Example of Duties
  • Provides medication management services to clients with mental or emotional disorders
  • Provides case management services to selected clientele
  • Orders and stocks clinic supplies and medications
  • Administers psychotropic medications and monitors side effects
  • Coordinates client care with health care providers
  • Prepares required program reports
  • Provides public health information to the general public
  • Coordinates clinic programs with other health department programs
  • Administers immunizations to adults and children
  • Administers clinical diagnostic procedures for detection of selected conditions
  • Obtains blood and other specimens; performs laboratory tests as required
  • Monitors and reports disease as required by health department
  • Provides patient counseling and education related to clinical care needs
  • Maintains appropriate documentation on services provided
  • May provide home visit assessments in coordination with the PHN II or the Director of Nursing
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of: 
 
The principles, practices and skilled techniques of nursing and related nursing theory; application of the nursing process; adherence to common safety practices; knowledge of the legal aspects of nursing; knowledge of current models of mental health recovery.
 
Skill and Ability to: 
 
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, general public and other departments and community agencies; communicate professionally and effectively with clients and staff; maintain accurate and complete records and reports; perform procedures according to an established protocol; speak and write effectively; use computer software for electronic health records and information searches.

Education, Training, and Experience:

Clinical Nurse I
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited program in registered nursing and one (1) year professional nursing experience in a clinical setting such as a medical office, mental health program hospital or home health agency.
 
Clinical Nurse II
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited program in registered nursing and two (2) years professional clinical experience, preferably in a public health or mental health outpatient setting.

Special Requirements
  • Must possess a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California;    
  • Possession of a California driver's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles is required at time of appointment.
Physical Demands:

Mobility to work in a standard office environment, periodically standing, stooping, bending and kneeling; able to use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings; physical ability to sit or otherwise remain stationary at work post for long periods of time; manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (binders, manuals, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate person and by telephone.
 
 OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
 
This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent.  Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in the documents and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.
               
               
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