Clinic Nurse II
County of Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA

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The County of Santa Cruz announces an employment opportunity for:

Salary: $5,907 – 6,914 / Month
Bilingual (English/Spanish) Only


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LAST DATE TO APPLY: Continuous - Applications accepted continuously. All applications on file in the Personnel Department as of any given Friday may be reviewed and scheduled for testing to accommodate future hiring.

THE JOB: The current vacancy is in the Adult Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Division in the Health Services Agency. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill all current Clinic Nurse II openings and future full time, part time, extra help, and substitute vacancies during the life of the list. Under the general supervision, incumbent will provide nursing services in public health clinics and other settings, and do other work as required.

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Two years of clinic or community nursing experience which would provide the knowledge and abilities.

Special Requirements: License Requirements: Possession of a valid California Registered Nurse License. Some positions require possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver License. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required.

Knowledge: Working knowledge of nursing principles, practices and procedures; administration of medications, treatments and therapies; uses, effects and adverse reactions to medications and drugs; and care and use of medical supplies and equipment. Some knowledge of clinic routines; legal environment of nursing; epidemiological investigations, disabling conditions and the care of chronic and communicable diseases; community resources as related to public health nursing; cultural, environmental, sociological and physiological differences and problems encountered in nursing; prevention, detection, reporting and treatment of child abuse and neglect; and interviewing, counseling and teaching techniques.

Ability to: Evaluate and access health care/medical service needs; provide nursing services in a clinic setting and administer treatments and medications; anticipate physicians and patients needs; establish and maintain effective working relationships; learn clinic routines; deal with sensitivity to the needs of people with different cultural, environmental and social backgrounds; maintain charts and records; learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal; learn to assess health care, physical and psycho-social needs and develop and implement care plans may be required for certain positions; learn to provide public health nursing services and case management may be required for certain positions; conduct audiometry and spirometry tests may be required for certain positions; assign and schedule work of staff may be required for certain positions; refer patients to appropriate resources; and prepare written reports and procedures.

Apply online at or call (831) 454-2600 for an application packet. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of completed applications.

Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EOE.