PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE SPECIALIST #10254Position Title: PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE SPECIALIST #10254
Posted: November 22, 2019
Company: Wayne County Government
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ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE A WAYNE COUNTY GOVERNMENT APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT:
www.co.wayne.in.us IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
Incumbent serves as Public Health Nurse Specialist for the Public Health Department, responsible for providing health care and education to Wayne County residents.
Conducts patient assessments, charting physical and psychological conditions, obtaining specimens and drawing blood for diagnostic procedures, performing tests and analyzing results as ordered by examiner.
Conducts community immunization clinics, administering immunizations as appropriate for age of patient and immunization history, updating records and entering into computer accordingly.
Performs various administrative and clerical tasks, including maintaining and updating policies, forms, records and patient charts, preparing and charting patient-care plans, scheduling appointments, contacting patients with follow-up questions and/or test results, phoning in prescriptions to pharmacists, and assembling educational materials for community programs.
Prepares grant requests, including compiling and analyzing data, writing and typing grant applications.
Serves as liaison to Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) for Epidemiology Case Management and Control, and Tuberculosis Control, coordinating testing and treatment, providing education, originating and enforcing policies throughout the County, and providing media with information and interviews.
Serves as CPR instructor for general public and Wayne County Health Department.
Attends staff meetings and training seminars as required.
Responds to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Type: Full Time
I. JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Current Indiana Registered Nurse license. Minimum of one (1) year prior job-related experience preferred.
Possession of or ability to obtain CPR instructor certification and TB skin test certification, and ability to maintain certifications according to state requirements.
Working knowledge of and ability to make practical application of public health laws, accepted principles and practices of Public Health nursing, and immunizations.
Working knowledge of health and social services available to County residents and ability to coordinate services and facilitate referrals as appropriate.
Working knowledge of standard office practices, basic computer skills, and medical terminology, and the ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of interrelated processes, tasks, and operations.
Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to prepare written reports as required.
Ability to properly operate a variety of standard office and medical equipment, including computer, copier, calculator, telephone.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other County departments, Indiana State Department of Health, Center for Disease Control, hospitals, schools, labs, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.
Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements.
Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.
Ability to compare or observe similarities and differences between data, people, or things.
Ability to compute/perform arithmetic operations, such as measuring and dispensing medications.
Ability to compile, analyze and evaluate data, make determinations, and present findings in oral or written form.
Ability to understand, memorize, retain and follow oral or written instructions.
Ability to file, post, copy data from one document to anther, and interview to obtain information.
Ability to write and edit news releases, assist with public health education programs, and conduct public presentations.
Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment.
Ability to work rapidly for long periods, under time pressure, and on several tasks at the same time.
Ability to apply knowledge of people and locations.
Ability to plan and layout assigned work projects.
Ability to competently serve the public with diplomacy and respect, including occasional encounters with irate/hostile persons.
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Career Level: EXPERIENCED
How To Apply: http://www.co.wayne.in.us
REVISED 2020 SALARY: $25.79/hr.
Medical, Drug, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Voluntary Term Life, Basic Life, Flexible Spending, HRA, Short Term Disability, Hoosier Start.
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