San Mateo County Health's Public Health, Policy and Planning Division is seeking a well-qualified individual for the position of Clinical Services Manager II - Nursing - Communicable Disease Control to provide oversight and management of the Communicable Disease Control Program, under the direction and authority of the Health Officer. This position reports to and receives direction from the Director of Public Health Policy & Planning. The mission of the Communicable Disease Control Program is to control and prevent the spread of communicable diseases, working closely with the general public, multiple federal, state and academic partners, medical professionals, healthcare networks, epidemiology, immunizations, environmental health, Peninsula Humane Society and San Mateo Mosquito and Vector Control District.
The Clinical Services Manager II - Nursing - Communicable Disease Control (CSM II) will assist the Health Officer, Deputy Health Officer and Director of Public Health, Policy & Planning in leading a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated, highly skilled staff (a manager, nurses, community health workers, communicable disease investigators, etc.) in protecting and promoting the health of residents through routine surveillance, investigation, contact tracing and prevention.
The CSM II - Communicable Disease Control provides administrative, public health and clinical expertise, consultation and leadership to the Communicable Disease Control Program. Primary responsibilities include:
Provide oversight and management of acute communicable disease investigation, surveillance and control of mandated reportable communicable disease conditions in San Mateo County
Ensure timely and accurate reporting of notifiable communicable disease conditions by providers to CA Department of Public Health via CalREDIE and other legally mandated reporting obligations
Provide timely communicable disease consultation to clinical providers, first responders, other jurisdictions, organizations and agencies regarding public health recommendations
Provide oversight and supervision of communicable disease case/contact and outbreak investigations per the San Mateo County Communicable Disease established public health protocols. Provide clinical guidance and field support to disease investigation staff as warranted.
Oversee delivery of preventive clinical services to communicable disease cases and contacts
Provide close integration and management of surveillance with the office of epidemiology and evaluation
Implement appropriate and timely decision-making and prioritization in response to divergent and emergency situations regarding communicable disease control
Provide leadership and ongoing guidance to public health teams mobilized for urgent communicable disease response activities
Maintain ongoing communication with the Health Officer, Director of Public Health Policy & Planning, and others, to keep them involved and informed
Oversee coordination of communicable disease response activities with medical providers, other public health agencies, jurisdictions, organizations and community groups
Participate in committees, meetings, advisory panels and working groups pertaining to communicable disease control and public health measures
Develop and disseminate critical public health messages including health alerts, exposure notices, advisories and press statements
Provide the Communicable Disease Control Program staff with a standardized orientation to the mission and goals of the program
Provide and oversee communicable disease education and counseling to the general public with appropriate screening and referrals when indicated
Oversee development and maintenance of bilingual communicable disease patient education materials for use by program staff
Maintain and update the San Mateo County Communicable Disease Manual on a regular basis as needed
Oversee Communicable Disease Control Program "Officer of the Day" information, referral and consultation duties. Provide perspective and guidance to staff when warranted.
Facilitate technical and informational presentations regarding communicable disease and public health to professional and community groups
Provide and facilitate continuing staff education and professional development regarding emerging communicable disease public health issues
Promote and coordinate public health internships, rotations and preceptorships among staff and students/medical residents from academic institutions
Perform related duties as assigned
Licensure/Certification: Current California license as a Registered Nurse (R.N.) and current California certificate in Public Health Nursing, as applicable to public health nursing specialization.
Education and Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible nursing experience in an accredited hospital or clinic, including at least two years of significant administrative responsibility for one or more of the following: program and budget development, funding, utilization, coordination of community resources or program evaluation.
Nurse Practice Act
Principles and practices of nursing and clinical systems, including safety, infection control practices and current trends in research, treatment, prevention, education and related services
Principles and practices of public administration and program management, including planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting
Laws, codes and regulations governing nursing care and knowledge of County, state and federal legislative developments applicable to contemporary nursing and patient care issues
Organizational, personnel and fiscal management within a multi-faceted, community-based nursing program setting
Community resources and public/private services and funding sources, as applicable
Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled. Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.
County of San Mateo is a diverse, inclusive workplace, where employees are valued and respected for their different perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and contributions. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Internal Number: SR51931
About San Mateo County Health
San Mateo County was formed in April 1856 out of the southern portion of then-San Francisco County with a population of fewer than 5,000 people and little in the way of commerce. Today, more than 758,000 people call San Mateo County home and it stretches the boundary of Silicon Valley northward. Innovation thrives here in industries including bioscience, computer software, green technology, hospitality, financial management, health care, education and transportation. The County prides itself on how that prosperity fosters its commitment to protecting and enhancing the health, safety, welfare and natural resources of the community.
Within its 455 square miles bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Francisco Bay to the east, the County is known for its mild climate and scenic vistas. Nearly three quarters of the county is open space and agriculture remains a vital contributor to our economy and culture.
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