Public Health Nursing and Family Health Program Manager (Administrative Manager II) (Elk Grove)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Nursing

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This recruitment is open to the public. This recruitmentwillbe open for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

This position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:
Effective July 3, 2020 - 2.5% increase
Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.0% increase

Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following dates:
Effective July 3, 2020 - 1.2% decrease
Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease
Effective July 1, 2022 - 0.5% decrease

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This recruitment will establish an Open eligible list. This list will be used to fill current vacancies, and can be used to fill future Administrative Manager II positions with this specialty. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in a similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange.

The County of Orange is a regional service provider and planning agency whose core businesses include public safety, public health, environmental protection, regional planning, public assistance, social services and aviation.

The Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA)is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, an executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five service areas - Administrative and Financial, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Regulatory and Medical Services, and Public Health is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.

The Public Health Nursing Division works with individuals, families and community groups to promote health and to identify at-risk populations in need of public health nursing services. Public Health Nurses perform comprehensive nursing assessments, link clients to appropriate medical and social services based on identified needs, and provide health education.

The purpose of the Division of Family Health is to promote the health and well-being of all infants, children, parents and families in Orange County. To achieve our mission, Family Health collaborates with a range of community organizations and health professionals; provides leadership in the development of community resources, linkages and partnerships; and offers integrated quality health care services.

Reporting to the Public Health Nursing or Family Health Division Manager, the Program Manager position, is responsible for the management of assigned Public Health Nursing or Family Health services and staff. The target populations may include pregnant and parenting high-risk women, medically high-risk infants, homeless individuals, those with chronic diseases, older adults and medical providers. The position's direct report may include Supervising Public Health Nurses, Program Supervisors, Office Supervisors, Research Analysts, and shared support staff. The position helps manage a budget of approximately $10 million.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide guidance to direct reports through project consultation, work plan implementation and manage performance of staff
  • Serve as part of the Division Management Team in building a strong, cohesive, inclusive and responsive team
  • Assist with programs' budgets
  • Strengthen community partnerships
  • Make program and policy recommendations
  • Develop and implement of program guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Lead and promote a culture of continuous quality improvement

Public Health Nursing Program Managers (2 positions) are responsible for the following programs:
  • Early Childhood System of Care (ECSOC): All children 0-5 years of age newly entering the Child Welfare System will be automatically enrolled in the program for case management to address their medical, behavioral, and developmental needs by screening and referring to community resources and other specialties as appropriate.
  • Emergency Response Public Health Nursing: Public Health Nurses (PHNs) in this program work collaboratively with Senior Social Workers to investigate suspected child abuse cases with medical/developmental components by providing nursing consultations, making joint home or field visits, assessing the health and developmental conditions of the children, and determining the level of response when child abuse reports came through the registry.
  • Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care: PHNs work with Social Services Agency (SSA) staff to promote, enhance and ensure the mental and health care needs of out of home placement foster children and youth are met. PHNs provide coordination of care, case management, consultation services, and home visitation to meet the challenging mental and medical needs of these vulnerable and at risk population.
  • Health Access Promotion: PHNs support healthy child development and school readiness utilizing an integrated network of service delivery to reach families with young children. The services may include: assisting with access to health and family support services, linking families to health care homes, providing families with community resources, conducting health and developmental screenings, assuring that childhood immunizations are up to date, and assisting families in applying for and maintaining health insurance. Families with children 0-5 who are living in motels, who would otherwise be homeless, are especially targeted.
  • High Risk Pregnancy Services: PHNs assist pregnant and postpartum women with obtaining medical care and provide pregnancy and newborn health care information, referrals, and resources.
  • Medically High-Risk Newborns (MHRN): PHNs provide support for health access, family support, and intensive case management services to families of infants who are at high-risk for developmental disabilities or complications due to medical or environmental risk factors. The goal is to reduce the incidence of infant mortality and morbidity and the potential impact of handicapping conditions by early identification and intervention during the first three years of life.
  • Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) : PHNs make home visits to first-time low-income pregnant and parenting women less than 24 years of age to improve pregnancy outcomes by helping young mothers improve their prenatal health; to assist parents to care for their infants competently to improve their growth and development; and to assist parents in becoming more economically self-sufficient by helping them complete their education, find rewarding work, and plan subsequent pregnancies in ways that support their aspirations. PHNs provide services early in pregnancy and continue until the child's second birthday.
  • Perinatal Substance Abuse Services /Assessment and Coordination Team (PSAS/ACT): PHNs provide home visitation, health education, care coordination and case management services to pregnant or parenting women and their children. Women are eligible for services if they are pregnant or parenting infants, have a history of substance use, have HIV infection, have a diagnosis of mental illness or are at risk for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. PSAS/ACT nurses strive for optimal health outcomes for both mothers and infants.
  • Adults and Families: PHNs provide home visitation to low income, uninsured, or under-served adults and children with unmet healthcare needs or chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes. Services may include nursing assessment, case management, counseling, education, client advocacy, and providing clients with linkages to health insurance/medical care. Outcomes include improved access to health care, and maximizing client's strengths in daily living skills and health issues.
  • Comprehensive Health Assessment Team for the Homeless (CHAT-H): PHNs assist homeless families and individuals who have unmet healthcare needs by providing resources and case management to clients in parks, shelters, soup kitchens, and motels. The goal is to assist clients in overcoming barriers, and link them to health insurance, medical care, and supportive services to meet their health, safety, and psychosocial needs.
  • Referral, Outreach & Training: PHNs provide and process all program referrals to assure client is connected with the appropriate services. Staff engage with the community to educate on services delivery and Public Health Services resources.
  • Senior Health Outreach and Prevention Program (SHOPP): PHNs provide home visits to older adults living in Orange County that arelow income, uninsured, or under-servedwith unmet healthcare needs. The goal is to improve the health, function & quality of life for older adultsthrough health screening, counseling, education, case management, consultation, and client advocacy. PHNscollaborate with Behavioral Health and community service providers to provide referral linkagesto health care and to community resources.

The Family Health Community Programs Manager position is responsible for the following programs:
  • Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP): AFLP is a program for pregnant and parenting teens. This program addresses the social, health, education, and economic consequences to adolescent pregnancy by establishing local networks to provide necessary services to pregnant and parenting teens and their children.
  • CalLearn: CalLearn is a program for pregnant and parenting teens receiving California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs). This mandated program addresses the social, health, education, and economic consequences to adolescent pregnancy by establishing local networks to provide necessary services to pregnant and parenting teens and their children.
  • Prenatal Care Guidance (PCG) Program: The purpose of PCG is to provide outreach to low-income pregnant women to inform, motivate, and assist them in obtaining early, consistent, and appropriate prenatal care to decrease the incidence of low birth weight infants and improve pregnancy outcomes.
  • Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPCP): CPSP provides a wide range of culturally competent services including standard obstetric services, and enhanced services in the areas of nutrition, psychosocial and health education to Medi-Cal pregnant women, from conception through 60 days postpartum.
  • Child Health Disability Prevention Program (CHDP): CHDP provides care coordination to children that have medical, dental and/or mental health problems that are identified during the health assessment.
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP): CLPPP provides education to parents, childcare workers, medical providers, nursing and medical students and community members regarding the various lead sources and strategies to prevent lead poisoning and coordinates environmental investigation of lead hazards.
  • Local Oral Health Program (LOHP): LOHP coordinates community efforts to improve access to and utilization of services, provide oral health education and public awareness, improve integration of medical and dental care, enhance the dental workforce, and oversee data and evaluation and coordination of countywide efforts.

The ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree or higher in Nursing, Public Health, or a closely related field. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess management level experience that demonstrates strong knowledge and expertise in the following core competencies:
  • Public Health Knowledge | Experience
    • Understanding a broad range of public health nursing management, including data analysis, supervision, and program planning and evaluation
    • Developing strategies for advancing efficient and effective programs and completing projects in a timely, fiscally responsible, and innovative manner
    • Measuring the effectiveness of nursing interventions and communicating this to staff, colleagues, superiors, and funders; and modifying plans as needed to ensure successful outcomes
Leadership | Managerial Skills
  • Guiding and directing others toward meeting organizational objectives while encouraging openness, creativity, and innovation
  • Generating consensus when addressing diverse viewpoints; and championing planned change strategies
  • Implementing policies and procedures consistently; delegating appropriately, and using accountability measures fairly
  • Administering disciplinary actions in a fair and consistent manner as required in consultation with Human Resources
Judgment | Decision Making Skills
  • Identifying issues and the full range of impacts and solutions, and communicating these clearly and persuasively to supervisors, colleagues, and subordinates
  • Prioritizing a broad range of duties and supervisory responsibilities while meeting established deadlines
Fiscal Analysis | Problem Solving Skills
  • Conducting fiscal and budget analysis in a government setting
Relationship Building | Effective Communication Skills
  • Communicating verbally and in writing to accurately and appropriately convey information to different target audiences
  • Creating rapport and communicating expectations to staff clearly
  • Promoting information sharing across the division, and encouraging integration of service delivery
  • Building consensus among diverse groups for the purpose of meeting business objectives

Please click here for the minimum qualifications information for Administrative Manager II and details of this classification.

Applicant should possess a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or a closely related field. This position requires an active Registered Nurse License and Public Health Nursing Certification issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing by date of appointment and during the term of employment.

Click here for a description of the physical and mental abilities, which are customarily required to perform the essential job functions of this position.

Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Application Screening | Application Rating (Refer/Non-Refer)
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Structured Oral Interview |SOI (Weighted 100%)
Applicants will be interviewed and rated by an oral interview panel of job knowledge experts. Each applicant's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the applicant's qualifications for the job.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with '' and '' If your email address should change, please update your profile at .

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contactEvelyn Zhaoat (714) ### ####

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Associated topics: admin, care manager, critical care, deputy, director, lead, nmh, nurse manager, nursing manager, officer

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