Job Description

Overall Job Objective

$138,860.80 - $173,596.80 Annually
San Mateo County, CA
Job Type
Family Health Services
Job Number

Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on September 11, 2018 to extend the Final Filing Date.  This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous."

San Mateo County Health is seeking an experienced nurse manager for the Family Health Services (FHS) Division. Under the general supervision of the Director of FHS, the Nurse Manager (Clinical Services Manager II-Nursing) has operational responsibility of the FHS programs focused on early intervention with parents and children who are low-income and have experienced health disparities - providing services such as case management, developmental screenings, coaching support, and health education in clients' homes or in community settings.  These programs include: Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health (MCAH), Black Infant Health, Nurse-Family Partnership, Prenatal to Three, and the Dads Program.  The Nurse Manager directly supervises program supervisors and the MCAH Coordinator, and will be responsible for approximately 42 multidisciplinary professional and paraprofessional staff and supervisors.  This position will be part of the FHS Executive Team and will contribute to the division's overall mission, program development, strategic planning, and overall improvement initiatives. 

The ideal candidate is:

  • an experienced nurse manager in public health nursing and/or home visiting programs;
  • a knowledgeable leader in maternal/paternal/child health issues and evidence-based community interventions;
  • an experienced public health nurse with a passion for public health prevention, early childhood physical and social-emotional development, maternal/child health, and health equity;
  • an experienced leader in strategic planning and implementation of best practices;
  • a fair, consistent and strengths-based leader with extensive supervisory experience, who leads with humility, extends respect for every individual, and has a track record of enlisting staff in continually improving services toward a unified purpose;
  • a strategic thinker skilled in leading change, trying new approaches and remaining open to learning for the purposes of ongoing systems improvement;
  • a supportive coach, interested in learning from and guiding experienced program supervisors in furthering a culture of reflective practice and trauma-informed approaches;
  • Candidates must currently possess a California license as a Registered Nurse and a California certificate in Public Health Nursing, and will ideally also possess a master's degree in nursing, public health, health administration, or another relevant health field.
NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.

Examples Of Duties

Responsibilities of the Nurse Manager include but are not limited to: 
  • Organize, oversee, and monitor the operations of MCAH Program, Black Infant Health, Nurse-Family Partnership, Prenatal to Three, and the Dads Program.
  • Set and communicate goals and priorities for programs, including allocation of resources and strategic direction.
  • Prepare cost estimates and justification for program plans and budget recommendations.
  • Monitor programs with fiscal staff and control expenditures to ensure accomplishment of objectives within an approved budget.
  • Hire, supervise and mentor direct reports.
  • Provide ongoing coaching and timely feedback to supervisors and staff.
  • Monitor services to ensure strategies are adequately addressing client need while striving to consistently evolve services and programs to achieve maximum impact for clients.
  • Work with the Manager of Quality Improvement to advance program improvement efforts in alignment with overall FHS division-wide strategic initiatives.
  • Engage in ongoing continuous learning and improvement with a data-driven approach and a culture of problem solving.  
  • Review charts and reports within Family Health Avatar Electronic Health Record.
  • Assist management on public health nursing or maternal/child health related issues.
  • Participate in monthly staff and supervisor team meetings. 
  • Establish, facilitate and strengthen effective communication with supervisors, staff and other County departments, community partners, and union leaders.  
  • Monitor MOUs between programs and key collaborators.
  • Represent County Health's early intervention programs while working with Local, State and Federal government leaders.
  • Work with National Service Offices of evidence-based home visiting programs to ensure fidelity to program models.   
  • Other relevant duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • 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.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Identify and analyze complex nursing and patient care issues and problems.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate programs and services on a comprehensive, county-wide level that meet community needs for quality patient care and that conform with all prescribed standards.
  • Integrate a variety of activities and services to achieve program goals, objectives, and priorities.
  • Apply principles and techniques of community organization, as appropriate.
  • Speak effectively to diverse audiences, including clinical, professional, civic and citizen groups.
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with medical care providers, program managers and staff, other agencies and the community; enlist and mobilize community support for programs.
  • Prepare complex and detailed written reports, program policies, procedures and contracts.
  • Train staff and coordinate activities of contractors, volunteer groups and staff.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:

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.

  • Current California license as a Registered Nurse (R.N.).
  • Current California certificate in Public Health Nursing, as applicable to public health nursing specialization.


Open and Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County and San Mateo County Superior Court employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination. 

The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%).  Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination.  All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense. 

IMPORTANTApplications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted five days in advance on this job announcement.

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

Application Screening: September 12, 2018
Panel Interview: September 24, 2018

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. 

The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Analyst: Wendy Young  (082818) (Clinical Services Manager II - Nursing - D154)

Keywords: nurse, RN, clinical, medical, health services, PHN, public health, maternal

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