Health Dept Community Health Nurse

Department:Health Department
Division:Based on assignment
Open Date:May 30, 2020
Close Date:November 19, 2020
Salary Range:$22.65 to $36.99 / hour Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Number of Openings:Up to 20
Employment Type:(COVID grant) Full Time Merit Exempt and Part-time positions available

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Positions are merit-exempt limited-funding/limited time, subject to federal CARES appropriations through December 2020.  Continued employment is not guaranteed after the current funding time period. These positions require extended hours and may require working weekends/holidays.

Full Time positions are Benefits Eligible!

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Basic Life, Voluntary Life & AD&D Insurance

401(k) with 4% matching contribution

Vacation and sick leave

Preference for fluency in Spanish and English (fluency defined as proficiency level in both languages as evidenced by the ability to verbally interpret from English-to-Spanish and from Spanish-to-English, as well as the ability to translate written documents from English-to-Spanish and from Spanish-to-English).

Job Description

General Purpose

Provides professional Registered Nurse services and case management to assigned clients in a variety of sites, including clinical, community, home, and/or infectious disease/epidemiological setting.

 

Senior Services Nurses to provide RN level in-home assessments and care planning. Reach out to all high-risk people living at home who may need, but do not have help meeting basic needs during the COVID-19 crisis, particularly those older adults living within identified areas of deprivation. Assist with case management.

Example of Duties
(Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class). Provides comprehensive nursing and case management services. Services include assessment, diagnosis, teaching, counseling, and prevention services to individuals, families, and groups to promote the health of Davis County residents. Promotes and supports Health Department infrastructure, programs, and activities. Applies established standards of practice, nursing knowledge, and Department policies and procedures. Assesses health needs and priorities utilizing appropriate assessment tools. Investigates and monitors reports of communicable diseases. Coordinates efforts with physicians, school personnel, and others regarding spread and treatment of illness. Provides nursing services, education, and instruction to clients. Performs phlebotomy, injections and other medical procedures. Provides health assessments, education, and guidance to pregnant women, infants, children, and other clients. Provides timely interventions, prioritization of assignments, and accurate, professional, medical-legal documentation. Ensures health information is secure, confidential, and maintained consistent with legal requirements. Prepares, analyzes, and submits reports, plans, and guidelines. Identifies high-risk populations and develops outreach activities and materials to meet needs of target groups and the general public. Consults with State and local government/school officials and other community organizations regarding programs. Collaborates with agencies to identify barriers to receiving health care and promote agency goals. Performs related duties as assigned. A complete job description is available (upon request) in the Personnel Office.
Education and Experience

Community Health Nurse I: Graduation from an accredited nursing college or university.

Community Health Nurse II: Graduation from an accredited nursing college or university, plus one (1) year of full-time experience as a registered nurse. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

Community Health Nurse III: Graduation from an accredited nursing college or university, plus two (2) years of full-time experience as a registered nurse. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

Preference for Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Preference for work experience in public health.

Special Qualifications

Must possess and maintain a valid and current Registered Nurse License issued by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. Must pass a criminal history background investigation.

Must furnish personal transportation for on-the-job travel, if required for respective assignment. Must possess a valid Driver License; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date. Employees driving a personal vehicle while on County business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of: nursing theory and practice; epidemiology; communicable disease control; sanitation; nutrition; safety; ethnic health and nutrition practices; public health based nursing practice and health education; and current health issues. This position may require the driving of a motor vehicle; skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner; ability to insure motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner; knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations. Skill in: using all applicable computer hardware (including laptops and projectors) and software programs and applications, including Microsoft Office products; using common office equipment including a multi-function copier, fax machine, multi-line telephone and 10-key calculator. Ability to: apply knowledge of proper nursing theory and practices to specific conditions; provide skilled nursing care; create and maintain accurate medical records; set priorities and make sound judgments regarding case load; recognize community health needs and concerns of patients; develop and maintain constructive health care relationships in providing community health services; follow written and oral instructions; communicate effectively (orally and in writing); establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, patients, community agencies, and the general public.
Important Information

Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment.

Copy of official college transcripts and Registered Nurse license are required. Proof of automobile insurance and a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) required.

These positions are merit-exempt limited-funding/limited time, subject to federal CARES appropriations through December 2020.  Continued employment is not guaranteed after the current funding time period.

These positions require extended hours and may require working weekends/holidays.


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