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Community Health Nurse I/II/III

Department:Health
Division:Disease Control & Family Health
Open Date:July 20, 2021
Close Date:July 29, 2021
Salary Range:Level I: $22.65 - $34.99/hour Level II: $23.95 - $36.99/hour Level III: $25.36 - $39.17/hour Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Number of Openings:2
Employment Type:Full-Time

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.


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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 to assigned clients and programs in clinic settings, community locations, schools, and in private homes.  Services include assessment, diagnosis, teaching, counseling, and prevention services to individuals, families, and groups to promote the health and wellbeing of Davis County residents.  

 

Promotes and supports Health Department infrastructure, programs, and activities.  Applies established standards of practice, nursing knowledge, and Department policies, procedures, and processes.  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, complying with applicable public health laws.  Performs phlebotomy, injections and other medical procedures when indicated. 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 Department and legal requirements.

 

Prepares, analyzes, and submits professional reports, plans, and guidelines.  Monitors assigned work area’s medical inventory, equipment, or goods, as assigned.  Assures provision of culturally competent services. 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 Division programs as assigned, and other matters related to health care service delivery. Collaborates with agencies to identify barriers to receiving health care and promote agency goals.  Performs related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

(Applicants will be considered for the highest level posted for which they qualify)

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.  

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 for levels II & III.  

Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid and current Registered Nurse License issued by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.


Special Qualifications

Preference for all levels:  Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.  Work experience in a public health agency. Fluency in both Spanish and English.  Note: Fluency defined as proficiency in both languages as evidenced by the ability to verbally interpret and translate written documents from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English.

Work experience in Communicable Disease.

 

This position is part of a career ladder job series (I/II/III).  Incumbent in this classification may be eligible for career ladder advancement on his or her eligibility date after meeting the minimum requirements for the position, if recommended by his or her supervisor and approved by the department administrative officer.

 

Special Qualifications: Must pass a criminal history background investigation. Furnish personal transportation for on-the-job travel; employees must possess a valid driver license and must operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents). 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 and ability to apply 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.   Skill in: using all applicable computer hardware 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: 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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Complete college transcripts, copy of Registered Nurse license, proof of automobile insurance and a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) are required.  All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment.