Human Resources

Specialty Careers

NURSING IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Nursing Careers

The Public Health Department offers nursing professionals a variety of assignments, career choices, and a rewarding environment to further develop or enhance their skills. We hope you will consider a career with the Public Health Department and join us in providing high quality patient care to our diverse community.

The Public Health Department (PHD) has approximately 600 employees and provides combined public health and primary care services. We employ nearly 100 nurses in many different programs and in different job classifications. The County does not operate a hospital. Instead, we operate outpatient services within six community health clinics and promote health and disease prevention for the community.

CAREER OPTIONS:

Your career can soar from direct client/patient care to administration and management. Take a look at what we have to offer.

 
 

Anne Hoffman

Anne Hofmann, PHN, RN

"I really enjoy working at the Public Health Dept. and being part of something that not only improves the lives of individuals, but also the public as a whole"

SPECIALTY AREAS AND PROGRAMS:

You can work in a variety of specialty areas and programs at clinics and offices located throughout the county: Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Lompoc, and Carpinteria.

 

Primary Care Clinics
  • Family Practice
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Care Clinics

  • Ophthalmology
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics/Hand Clinic
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neurology
  • Urology
  • Diabetes and Endocrine
  • Women’s Health Clinic

Public Health Clinics

  • Immunization
  • Well Baby
  • Chest Clinic
  • Communicable Disease

Public Health Nursing Programs

  • California Children’s Services
  • Child Health and Disability Program
  • Maternal Child and Adolescent Health
  • Disease Control and Prevention
  • Health Care for the Homeless Program
  • Emergency Preparedness
 

Yvette Calhoun

Yvette Calhoun, RN

 "As a new nurse to the County, I am impressed with the nursing staff and their patients and clients"


HOW TO APPLY:

  • Call Vivian Pizano Smith, Nurse Recruiter, at our main HR Department at 805-568-2800.
  • Come in and visit our main HR Department at 1226 Anacapa Street in downtown Santa Barbara.
 
  Within the Public Health Department contact:

PHD HR Manager:  805-681-5377

  • Director of Nursing:
Public Health Nursing: 805-681-5476  or
Clinics: 805-346-8412  

RESOURCES:

www.rn.ca.gov
www.choosenursing.com
www.discovernursing.com
www.phncalifornia.org
www.nurse.com
http://nursingdegreeguide.com
RN to BSN
RN to MSN

 

Linda Cheng

Linda Cheng, PHN, RN

"I like working at the Health Department because I make a difference in the lives of others"

 

 

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