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Are you passionate about providing nursing and program consultation to individuals, and public / private health agencies in the planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of lead-safe environment where all children can achieve their full potential?

Are you familiar with the principles, techniques, methods, and procedures of current nursing practices?

If so, come join our Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention team offering multi-layered solutions to this complex childhood lead poisoning problem and serve your community.

Under the general direction of the Public Health Medical Officer (PHMO) III, Chief, Care Management  Section (CMS) – Oversight of Contracted Local Health Jurisdictions the Nurse Consultant (NC) I/ II provides complex nursing and program consultation. The  incumbent will assist and provide case management review related to children with lead poisoning. The NC I/ II will manage outreach partnerships with other State agencies; oversee quality assurance assessment of local programs; develop and coordinate the training of healthcare staff and program coordinators in the appropriate management of children with lead toxicity. This position requires up to 35% statewide moderate travel with overnight stays included as necessary

The Final Filing date to apply for this position is March 25th, 2022.

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About California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to protect the public's health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The Department's programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal and private partners, touch the lives of every Californian and visitor to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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CDPH public health professionals, researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, and other staff­ members have a shared vision to protect and improve the health of all Californians. We are dedicated to public service and passionate about our work and the people and communities we serve and protect.

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The essential functions of the Department are critical to the health and wellbeing of people and communities. CDPH's fundamental responsibilities are comprehensive in scope and include infectious disease control and prevention, food safety, environmental health, laboratory services, patient safety, emergency preparedness, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, family health, health equity and vital records and statistics.

CDPH's key activities and services include protecting people in California from the threat of preventable infectious diseases like Zika virus, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis, and providing reliable and accurate public health laboratory services and information about health threats.Other critical services include providing nutritional support to low-income women, infants and children, and screening newborns and pregnant women for genetic diseases. CDPH also works to ensure the safety of food and bottled water, helps reduce smoking and its impacts and works to prevent chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, asthma and obesity. The Department also protects patient safety in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, maintains birth and death certificates and prepares for, and responds to public health emergencies.

CDPH works continuously to reduce health and mental health disparities among vulnerable and underserved communities to achieve health equity throughout California.