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Public Health Nurse II - Clinical Services

Company: Alamance County Government
Location: Burlington
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

This is an intermediate level professional nursing position with the primary purpose in providing primary, preventive, and rehabilitative care to individuals and families in Public Health programs. These positions are full time, 40 hours/week, intermediate level professional nursing positions providing preventative services in the Alamance County Clinical Programs which include all facets of the health department which includes duties in the following programs: Immunizations/Other Vaccines, Communicable Disease, Tuberculosis, Family Planning, Pregnancy Testing, STD and HIV/AIDS, Well Child Health, Maternity and Bioterrorism.Recruitment is ongoing until best candidate is chosen.

Serves as charge nurse in assigned clinic directing work, clinic flow, and assigning tasks to lower-level staff and advising other clinic staff about management of unfamiliar patient situations Provides nursing history, assessment, interventions, treatment and follow-up of psychosocial and physical well-being according to ACHD established program policies, procedures and standing orders.Requires independent nursing judgment to perform appropriate nursing assessments, screenings and develop appropriate nursing plan of care.Provides education, counseling and recommendations to patients.Counsels and obtains appropriate patient consent for treatment. Orders appropriate lab tests per standing orders and provider order.Provides counseling, referral and follow-up of abnormal clinical findings. Dispenses and/or administer medications as ordered per provider order, standing orders and Board of Pharmacy rules. This includes STD treatments, dispensing/administering/counseling regarding all FDA approved birth control measures. Provides immunizations per NC State Laws.Evaluates patient outcomes and response to treatments. Provides appropriate referrals as indicated. Documents accurately and concisely all patient care, counseling, services provided, provider consultation/recommendations and patient response in the client EMR. Documents accurately in appropriate State Electronic Systems. (i.e. NCIR, NC EDSS)Provides follow-up for missed appointment per agency policy/procedures. Completes appropriate reports as indicated. Visits patient home as indicated/needed. Assists clients in making appointments; Collaborates with other providers, staff, and agencies; Attends meetings and continuing education sessions; Participates and provides off-site assistance in community health fairs, agency Communicable Disease outbreak responses including mass vaccination clinics, testing, staffing emergency shelters and perform any other assigned duties.

Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.Compassion - Ability to show kindness, empathy and genuine care.Honesty - Ability to be truthful, maintain high level of confidentiality and be seen as credible in the workplace.Integrity - Trustworthiness to a degree that one is incapable of being false to a trust, responsibility or pledgeJudgment - Ability to use good judgment and discretion as it relates to following policies and procedures.Safety-Minded - Creating a safe work environment; managing risks; reducing exposure liabilities.Teamwork - Ability to work with others successfully and productively for the common cause and desired end goal.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Nursing: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a B. S. Degree in Nursing which includes having had a Public Health Nursing rotation and one year of Public Health Nursing experience; or graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing and two years of professional nursing experience including one year in public health; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Valid N.C. driver's license and have access to a personal vehicle. Possesses a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the N.C. Board of Nursing. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Fluent in both Spanish and English both oral and written. **This position, like all other positions within the Department will be required to participate in any emergency response activities as deemed necessary by the Health Director or his/her designee. Availability during emergencies and exercises is required." This includes staffing emergency shelters. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position.O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs./day)F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs./day)C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs./day) Physical DemandsStand FWalk FSit FManually Manipulate CReach Outward FReach Above Shoulder OClimb OCrawl OSquat or Kneel OBend OHear FSpeech FTaste NLift/Carry10 lbs. or less O11-20 lbs. O21-50 lbs. O51-100 lbs. OOver 100 lbs. NPush/Pull12 lbs. or less F13-25 lbs. O26-40 lbs. O41-100 lbs. O Other Physical Requirements---Vision (Near, Distance, Peripheral)

Keywords: Alamance County Government, Burlington , Public Health Nurse II - Clinical Services, Healthcare , Burlington, North Carolina

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