Public Health Nurse

Deadline: January 16, 2014

The Douglas County Health Department is seeking a Public Health Nurse to  perform a variety of nursing functions including delivery of care, assessment, referral, and education. The Incumbent performs duties in strict adherence to established policies, procedures, and regulations as well as assists in the orientation and training of assigned staff.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

Provide public health nursing services for patients in designated area child care centers, health clinics, adult oriented health centers, community settings, or other locations as assigned by supervisor.

Direct nursing services toward maintaining and improving health status and preventing illnesses, injuries, or deformities.
Conduct educational sessions with child care center staff, parents, community groups, students, etc., promoting hygiene, life-style changes, optimum health maintenance, disease prevention, improve birth outcomes, and other health care practices through presentations, lectures, workshops, classroom training, videos, and one-on-one sessions.
Assess the actual or potential health conditions of individual patients, families, groups, or health care service delivery systems; and identify physical, psychological, and allied health needs.
Execute a nursing plan of action and nursing treatment regimens, independently or in collaboration with supervisor or other health care personnel; make appropriate referrals and follow-ups.
Implement diagnostic and therapeutic regimens prescribed by duly licensed practitioners (i.e. doctors, dentists, etc.), and notify supervisor of unusual or critical situations.
Attend staff meetings, assist in program evaluation, and provide recommendations as requested in order to maximize program efficiency; and complete required documentation, charting, and reports.
Prepare and maintain various records, reports, correspondence and other departmental documents, including mileage reports, time sheets, inspection reports, and documentation.
Prepare drafts of notices, hearing and court letters, and forward to secretary for typing and mailing.
Utilize standard office equipment t complete a variety of tasks such as entering data, creating documents and reports, and tracking and retrieving relevant information.
Plan and organize a personal work schedule, set priorities and meet deadlines.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, community healthcare providers, private enterprises, governmental officials, co-workers and supervisors including individuals from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds and lifestyles, including those who may be irate.
Attend various training courses, seminars and conferences to maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in job-related skills and techniques as requested or assigned by supervisor.
Assist in the training and orientation of new employees and nursing students.
QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required.

Applicants with work experience as a Public Health Nurse preferred.
Must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Nebraska, and maintain it throughout the course of employment.
Experience/training in operating computers using word processing, database, statistical and graphics software desirable.
View the full job description and apply online here.