Public Health Nurse / Outreach Manager - Located in Lakeport, CA

Lake County Tribal Health - California (30+ days ago)2.6

Are you looking to make an impact in a community that is in need of access to quality healthcare? Your meaningful work will give you the opportunity to help a population that is suffering from amongst the worst health outcomes in the state of California. Here at Lake County Tribal Health, we change lives every day. We are currently hiring for a Public Health Nurse/Outreach Manager.

Please visit our career page on the web at to submit an employment application. This job is in Lakeport, CA, where cost of living is cheap and air quality is amazing.

Up to a $10k sign-on bonus

Medical Coverage for your family

Individual Dental, Vision, Term-Life, and Disability Income insurances included

25% contribution rate to 403 (b) retirement plan

15 Paid Holidays including your Birthday

4.4 weeks a year Paid Time Off

Annual CME/CEU allowance

Government Loan Repayment Programs

Great organizational culture

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE/ OUTREACH MANAGER POSITION SUMMARY: The Public Health Nurse/ Outreach Manager will emphasize detection, prevention and management of disease, advancing the health of the Native American population of Lake County.The Outreach/Public Health Manager will serve as a Health Educator for the Native population, supporting the provision and coordination of community health nursing and outreach services. This includes home-visiting appointments, care plan management-assessment, planning, intervention, and follow-up, and group health education at all Rancherias, educating on topics such as HIV Prevention, Flu Preparedness, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Maternal-Child Health, etc. The Outreach/Public Health Manager will assess and identify individual, family and community health needs. Services will be coordinated with the Medical andDental Clinics with interdepartmental referrals. All Individual and Group Programs will be documented on PCC forms and kept in the patient charts.

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE/ OUTREACH MANAGERQUALIFICATIONS: * Registered Nurse, currently licensed in California with a BA degree and ability to obtain the PublicHealth Nurse Certificate OR Registered Nurse, currently licensed in California and hold a valid Public Health Nurse Certificate. * Current community health/disease management experience, and 1-2 years of supervisory experience. * Must be able to work effectively with Native Americans, and be knowledgeable of the Native-American culture of Lake County. * Display harmonious working relationships with other employees and the public, with good communication skills. * Possess a valid California Driver’s license and good driving record.

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE/ OUTREACH MANAGERESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: * Provide Community Health Nursing services, which include patient care plan management-assessment, planning, intervention,and follow-up. * Provide monthly health screening activities, individual and group health education, ensure follow-up with medical clinic with each patient encounter. * Provide community education at all Rancherias, Tribal Offices and Community Centers. * Coordinate, supervise, and work closely with CHR team, evaluating progress, collecting and analyzing all monthly CHR activities and work plans, evaluate staff performance, ensure professional development needs are met. * Responsible for supervision and management of outreach/public health staff. * Provide community program development and Public Health educational venue/event expertise for Lake County NativeAmericans. Responsible for annual Tribal Olympic event. * Coordinate outreach nursing program and collaborate these efforts with the Diabetes/Education Program Director. * Communicate effectively with excellent oral and written skills. * Ensure Outreach Team (Community Health Nurse and CHRs) document individual and group health education in RPMS, Electronic Health Record, and on PCC form, follow up in a time appropriate manner with the Operations Director or ExecutiveDirector, if necessary, and all within 24 hour timeframe. * Coordinate public health activities. * Develops, oversees, and participates in staff development. Ensures adequate professional development and in-service training for all staff. * Organizes, motivates, and utilizes communication skills to assist with community Public Health programs, events, and personnel relations and challenges. * Communicates effectively orally with diverse groups. * Communicates effectively in writing, including the preparation of administrative, technical and statistical reports. Reports monthly to the Board of Directors. * Ensure Policy and Procedure manuals are reviewed and followed per agency policy. * Develop and administer a budget and control expenditures. * Ensure referrals from Medical or Dental Departments are followed up in a timely manner. * Ensure protocols for screening, referrals and treatments are reviewed at least annually and signed by a licensed physician. * Assist Public Health/Diabetes Team, screen clients for Diabetes as needed, assess family history, signs/symptoms diabetes, etc. * Ensure that Community Health Nursing Charts comply with IHS regulations, and state guidelines. * Participate in organization-wide quality assessment and improvement activities. * Achieve 30 credit hours of Diabetes and/or Public Health training annually, to stay current in the field.

All LCTHC employees are expected to:

-Provide the highest possible level of service to clients;

-Promote teamwork and cooperative effort among employees;

-Maintain safe practices; and

-Abide by the LCTHC policies and procedures as they may from time to time be updated.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to drive substantial distances; conduct home visits in a variety of settings including homes, places of business, outdoor locations, etc.; provide client transportation; interact with the public including clients, their children, family members and outside agency staff. The employee is required to sit, stand, walk, lift up to 40 pounds and reach with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Work is also performed in an office/clinic environment; continuous contact with other staff and the public.

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference may be given to qualified Native American Indians according to the Indian Preference Hiring Act, CFR 25 USC 472. Other than Indian Preference, Lake County Tribal Health Consortium, Inc. adheres to all provisions of the Equal Employment Opportunities Act.

NOTICE OF DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE ACT REQUIREMENT: LCTHC is committed to maintaining a drug free and alcohol free workplace. LCTHC believes that a healthy, productive workforce free from the effects of drugs is very important to all employees and patients. Substance abuse is incompatible with the health, safety, efficiency and success of LCTHC.

Employees who are under the influence compromise LCTHC’S interests, endanger their own and the health and safety of others and can cause a number of other work-related problems. As a condition of employment, each applicant receiving a job offer from LCTHC must take and pass a required drug screen test.

HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability:

This act was enacted to deal with three main areas with regard to patient information.

  • Security of health information
  • Standards of electronic transactions
  • Privacy of individually identifiable health information IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER NOTICE
  • Lake County Tribal Health is an At-Will Employer. Either the employee or LCTHC can terminate the employment at will, without advance notice, at any time, with or without cause.
  • The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. The employer reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations, or work environment change.


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,816.00 to $101,878.00 /year


  • supervisory: 3 years


  • Bachelor's


  • RN