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Deputy Director of Nursing, Bakersfield, CA

Clinica Sierra Vista


Bakersfield, CA

September 19, 2017

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Deputy Director of Nursing

Clinica Sierra Vista currently operates comprehensive primary care community health centers in the rural and urban areas of Kern, Fresno, and Inyo Counties, located in California, encompassing several thousand square miles of farm land, desert, and mountain areas. Community health centers provide comprehensive primary and preventative health care, including medical, dental and behavioral health services, in areas where access to health care has historically been inadequate. Additionally, we operate multiple health education, prevention and case management programs providing a comprehensive array of health and human services. We serve primarily the low-income and uninsured population, including migrant farm workers, the homeless, and other special populations.

Position Summary:

The health care delivery system at the Clinic is organized on the team method. The practice is devoted to the delivery of excellent primary care in an ambulatory setting with an emphasis on the prevention of disease. The Deputy Director of Nurse is an essential member of the health care team and is responsible for the supervision of all clinics, including satellite clinic nursing functions. The Deputy Director of Nursing is responsible for insuring that patients are seen in an effective and efficient manner.

The Deputy Director of Nursing will be a member of the Infection Control Committee to assist in the coordination of infection surveillance, prevention and control program in accordance with current requirements of regulatory, government and accrediting/licensing agencies and the organizations policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  1. Assist in the management and supervision of the following staff: R.N.’s, L.V.N.’s, Medical Assistants and Lab Technician
  2. Works closely with all provider staff and the Chief Medical Officer.
  3. Assist in the overall technical supervision of nursing procedures and staff.
  4. Assist with the clinical training of all nursing staff, development of in-service programs, and quality assessment of nursing activities
  5. Assist in the training of all staff in infection prevention and control.
  6. Assists with the ordering of medical equipment, medications, and medical supplies at all sites.
  7. May be responsible for follow-up on some clinic patients.
  8. May be required to provide direct patient care. Special procedures (I.V., newborn evaluation, and communicable disease differentiation).
  9. Plays a very integral part in all Quality Improvement Committee activities, Environment of Care Committee, and other committees as assigned.
  10. Assists with the development of emergency procedures, policies and emergency equipment.
  11. As a member of the Infection Control Committee:
    1. Assist with the surveillance for health care associated infections (HAI’s), collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of surveillance data.
    2. Assist with outbreak investigation and control measures as needed.
    3. Assist with the annual facility infection risk assessment and whenever risks significantly change.
    4. Assist with the development of evidence based infection prevention and control policies and protocols.
    5. Update policies and procedures as needed to maintain compliance with regulations, standards, and evidence based guidelines.
    6. Collaborates with other departments throughout the facility to design and implement strategies to prevent HAI’s and transmission of epidemiologically important organism.
    7. Investigates exposures to communicable disease and initiates appropriate measures to prevent the transmission of disease.
    8. Evaluates products, devices and equipment relating to infection prevention
  12. Performs other work related duties as assigned.

Other Responsibilities:

  1. On a scheduled temporary basis may be required to work at any satellite facility.


  1. Graduation from approved School of Nursing with BSN, MPH, or equivalent experience.
  2. Current registration with California State Board of Nursing Examiners.
  3. Minimum of two years nursing experience (ambulatory nursing preferred).
  4. Minimum of two years of nursing supervisory experience.
  5. Ability to interface with all levels of patients and staff.
  6. Interests in working to further develop comprehensive programs for the medically underserved population.
  7. Spanish speaking desirable.
  8. Yearly training in Infection Prevention
  9. To become an active member of a relevant Infection Control and Prevention professional organization(s).
  10. Has knowledge and experience in areas of patient care practices, cleaning and disinfection and sterilization, infectious disease and immunizations.
  11. Participates in ongoing personal education and professional development.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.




  • Language - Spanish Intermediate



  • Associates or better in Nursing.


  • Bachelors or better in Nursing.



  • 2 years: Supervisory and/or management
  • 2 years: Outpatient clinical setting

Licenses & Certifications


  • Registered Nurse

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