San Mateo, California
$135,907.20 - $160,638.40 Annually
Apr 23, 2021
May 23, 2021
Infection Control
Contract Type
Full Time


Public Health Policy & Planning

(Limited Term Position)

San Mateo County Health

$135,907.20 - $160,638.40 Annually

San Mateo County Health’s Public Policy and Planning Division has a vacancy for the position of Clinical Nurse - Infection Preventionist - Limited Term.

Why come and be an Infection Preventionist in San Mateo County’s Communicable Disease Control division of Public Health? If you are an experienced Infection Preventionist who is looking to join a diverse team of people who work well together and looking to do the most meaningful and purposeful work of your career, then please apply to this position. The Communicable Disease team is a team in every sense of the word. Everyone works together to ensure the health and wellbeing of our County’s residents. Everyone is mission driven here and passionate about the work we do. The team has the support and leadership of a Communicable Disease controller physician, a Program Manager with a degree in Public Health from U.C. Berkley and a seasoned Clinical Services Manager - Nursing. There is always someone available to consult with on issues you may encounter in the field. We want everyone here to love what they do and stay for a long time. The benefits are great too, but at the end of the day it is about making a positive impact for those we serve.

There is currently one limited term vacancy. Spanish, Tagalog or Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) speaking preferred.

The position is in the Public Health, Policy and Planning Division, reporting to the Clinical Services Manager II - Nursing - Communicable Disease Control, and is located in San Mateo, CA, but will travel/drive throughout the County to perform duties of the job.

The Clinical Nurse - Infection Preventionist will routinely review guidance and recommendations for congregate settings issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDPH Licensing & Certification, California Department of Social Service Community Care Licensing Division, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The position will also review and maintain checklists and line lists, conduct facility assessments (ICAR), prioritize facility screening and surveillance testing, update mass testing strategies and other templates and resources to support congregate settings. The successful candidate will create, maintain and update a COVID-19 web page for providers facilities; disseminate resources in response to calls, results, distribution lists or via health alerts; participate in and coordinate facility level update calls and meetings; establish partnerships with local IPC practitioners at healthcare facilities and congregate settings; and participate in local and regional meetings and collaborations in order to enhance infection prevention and control efforts.

Clinical Nurses in Public Health are responsible for the planning and implementation of field-based testing; the education of individuals about infection, prevention and control; and the transportation of field-based testing specimens to the Public Health Lab.

The ideal candidate will have clinical experience in infection prevention, providing field-based education and testing as well as engagement with health care facilities and IPC staff. CIC certification is preferred.

This is a limited term, at-will position. Limited Term Employees are assigned to assignments not to exceed three years. They receive medical and dental benefits, similar to regular employees, and a defined contribution retirement plan.

Minimum qualifications include:


· A California license as a Registered Nurse

· A valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification as specified below

Education and Experience

· Associate Degree in Nursing with two years of clinical experience, including one year in a clinical specialty area, or

· Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or a health-related field with one year of clinical experience, including six months in a clinical specialty area, or

· Master's degree in nursing

Application Process:

If you are interested in being considered for this limited term position, the following items must be submitted via email:

· Response to Supplemental Questions (maximum of 2 pages)

· Resume

Please include the words Clinical Nurse-Infection Preventionist - Limited Term - Public Health Policy and Planning Position in the subject line of email submission. All submitted materials must be in a Word or PDF format.

Please submit the above listed materials via email to Bonnie Holland, RN, Clinical Services Manager II - Nursing - Public Health, at [email protected].

To learn more about the position and view the supplemental questions, please visit our website at

Apply immediately. Application materials will be accepted until position is filled. This posting is open on a continuous basis and selection may be made at any time within the process.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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