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Public Health Nurse

Company: Reno County, KS
Location: Hutchinson
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

SunIRef:GP Public Health Nurse Reno County, KS - Hutchinson, KS 67501 Recruitment Profile/Application Instructions Performs general public health nursing services or provides skilled nursing services in a home environment. Job Responsibilities Complies with all countywide and departmental policies and procedures. Counsels with clients, parents or caregivers and refers to physicians, dentists or other community agencies for needed health services. Asks questions to determine client"s medical history and needs, including physical, mental, social and environmental; assesses client"s physical systems and implements nursing care plan. Documents assessments and care given; evaluates progress and records findings according to established policies and procedures. Communicates with client"s physician as needed. Performs general public health nursing services in a variety of areas to include: immunizations, tuberculosis testing, tuberculosis treatment and monitoring, family planning, sexually transmitted infection screening and treatment, multiphasic preschool screening, prenatal and postpartum counseling and care, cancer screening, diet counseling, foot clinic and other services. May make regular home visits and carries out nursing services as directed. Assess client"s physical condition and prepares care plan, including the need for personal care services; reviews at least quarterly and makes changes as needed. May conduct reportable disease investigations for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Maintains accurate records, including all documentation requirements, and prepares required epidemiological and STI reports. Promotes, conducts or participates in educational services and workshops which promote public/home health awareness, methods and procedures. Encourage, support and educate prenatal and postpartum women in breastfeeding. May clinically assist physician/nurse practitioner. May monitor school immunization records and assist with school located vaccine clinics. May assist with off-site influenza/vaccination clinics in the community. Participates in maintain current standards of public health nursing practices by attending workshops. Attends all staff and in-service meetings as well as weekly care planning conferences. Assesses immunization records and determines necessary and appropriate vaccinations needed and administers those per policy. May do Kan-Be-Healthy exams and makes appropriate referrals as needed. May assist Environment Health in the investigation of animal bites, conducts client interviews and offers referral information when needed. Cross train as needed between programs in the Health Department. Other duties as assigned. Operate all job-related machinery, equipment, tools and other aids as required, necessary, or needed in the performance of these job functions. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Education - B.S.N. preferred. 2-year Associate Degree Nursing graduate. License(s) - Must have a current license to practice nursing in the State of Kansas. Must possess a valid Kansas driver"s license. Employee is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all certification requirements, including license renewal. Experience/Knowledge/Skills - Requires a minimum of one (1) year experience in public health, medical/surgical, mother/baby or pediatric nursing. Ability to speak Spanish desired. Must be capable of conducting educational seminars. Public speaking skills helpful. Physical Requirements & Working Conditions Must be able to meet, with or without reasonable accommodation, the physical requirements associated with the essential functions of this position. Most work is performed indoors. May be required to drive in inclement weather. Surroundings at times may be noisy. Possible exposure to communicable diseases. On occasion may be exposed to spills of blood or body fluids. Home environments may lack proper heating and cooling equipment. In home assignments may require exposure to smoking environment. Must pay close mental and visual attention during all aspects of medical services. Full Job Description and Benefits Brochure PHN I or II Full-Time 11-2019.pdf Benefits Brochure 2019.pdf Disclaimer This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Reno County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reno County is an at-will, equal opportunity employer. Reno County provides Family Medical Leave (FMLA) benefits to eligible, covered employees. Reno County considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age (40+), disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state or federal law. Reno County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Renee Harris, Reno County Human Resources by phone at (************) or by email at ************************. Applications must be submitted on ***************. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Reno County prohibits employment of family members when such employment will create a situation where one person is in the direct chain of command and supervises, manages, or will be supervised or managed by another family member. Family members are defined as spouses, biological parents, children and siblings, in-laws, grandparent, grandchildren, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, adoptive parents, children and siblings who share (or have shared) the same household, step-parents, step-children, and step-siblings who share (or have shared) the same household, or individuals with whom an employee has a close personal relationship such as domestic partners, cohabitants, and significant others. Employees are expected to disclose relationships covered by this policy whenever they come into existence. Reno County, KS - Just posted report job - original job

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