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Public Health Nurse 3-4

Oklahoma City County Health Department
Oklahoma City, OK
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021

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Nursing, General Nursing
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Public Health Nurse 3-4 (conditional) Location Name: 2400 NW 36th Street Wage Max: 57,912.00 Annual Wage Min: 53,640.00 Annual Position Type: Full-Time/Exempt Shift: M-F 8 to 4:30 SUMMARY: This position is in the Children First Program of the Performance Management Division, within the Oklahoma City-County Health Department. The employee works under the functional direction of an Administrator and under the supervision of a Nurse Supervisor. The Public Health Nurse in the Children First Program is responsible for providing professional nursing services by conducting a series of home visitation consultations with first-time mothers to ensure quality nursing care is provided to clients; both the mother and the baby; from prenatal care, until the baby reaches two years of age. The Children First Program follows the guidelines of Dr. David Old's "Nurse Family Partnership Model" for nurse home visitors. PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a summary of the duties and responsibilities commonly found within this classification. It is not meant to be all-inclusive, thus other related activities or tasks may be assigned. This position functions at the intermediate (Tier 2) as defined by the Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. An emphasis on the following domains is important in this role: * Analytic Assessment Skills * Communication Skills * Cultural Competency Skills * Community Dimensions of Practice Skills * Public Health Sciences Skills ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Performing physical and developmental examinations and assessments. 2. Generating reports. 3. Evaluating health history and status of client. 4. Determining appropriate treatments. 5. Recommends referrals to community resources. 6. Counseling caregivers and clients. 7. Collaborates with other professionals involved with providing services to clients. 8. Completes Children First Nurse Family Partnership training within program guidelines. 9. Maintains records. 10. Providing instructions and training. 11. Driving to off-site locations to perform job duties as needed. 12. Completes required training in support of duties and responsibilities of this position. 13. At the direction of OCCHD Executive Director or designee, the employee will be assigned a variety of specific job duties and responsibilities as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team (i.e. Bioterrorism Response Program). Also, as a member of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team, the employee is required to complete all necessary emergency responder training and may be designated as a member of the first-responder team. QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: -Valid Oklahoma Registered Nurse License required -BSN, ADN or Diploma in Nursing -Valid driver's license required -Level 3 - pay grade 14 - one years of experience required, semi-monthly pay $2,235 -Level 4 - pay grade 15 - two years of experience required, semi-monthly pay $2,413 SKILLS AND ABILITIES: -Skill in performing physical examinations -Skill in using appropriate medical tools and equipment -Skill in obtaining and recording information accurately -Knowledge of nursing practice legal issues -Knowledge of laboratory methods and investigative techniques -Ability to use a personal computer -Ability to maintain confidentiality -Ability to communicate with persons of diverse backgrounds both orally and in writing using tact and diplomacy -Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships -Ability to follow safe working practices and procedures -Ability to follow established policies, procedures, guidelines and orders -Willingness to assume responsibility for work product WORKING CONDITIONS: -No smoking or use of non-smoking tobacco products is allowed at anytime while conducting agency business or in agency vehicles -No use of cell phones or the use of electronic wireless communications devices used to write, send or read a text-based communication while driving a motor vehicle on agency business -Subject to driving to off-site locations in varying weather and conditions to perform job duties -Subject to exposure to infectious diseases -Subject to prolonged periods of standing and/or walking -May be required to wear protective equipment -May be required to wear a HEPA Filter Mask if working in the TB Control Clinic; in which case, limited facial hair is allowed -OSHA category: performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: -Arm/hand steadiness and digital dexterity enough to perform procedures such as venipuncture and injections, to draft documents and fill out forms such as reports, make entries in charts, etc.; by hand or by operating a keyboard -Vision enough to read written communications such as computer printouts, instructions, hand- or machine-generated documents, etc., as well as print on computer monitor and gradation markings on syringes -Flexibility and coordination enough to operate a motor vehicle as needed -Speech and hearing enough to communicate face-to-face, via telephone or in a public place -Flexibility and strength enough to lift objects weighing up to 35 pounds, and move and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds -Flexibility enough to bend over exam table; stoop to pick up objects from floor, etc. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: This position requires frequent contact with various OCCHD personnel to give and receive information, as well as with clients/caregivers to provide services. The employee also may have contact with state and community agency employees, hospital and clinic personnel, and with physicians. The employee interacts with a broad spectrum of socio-economic groups; tact and diplomacy are required in the performance of duties. The employee may be required to deal with hostile persons on occasion. SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED/ACCOUNTABILITY: The employee performs job duties under the supervision of a Nurse Supervisor and the general direction of an Administrator. Work product is subject to both specific and general review. The employee has no supervisory responsibilities and has no direct accountability for budget, money or materials. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -The employee must have an operating vehicle available for use when field duties are required -This position may require working some evenings and weekends -The employee may be required to take the smallpox vaccination, and other vaccinations or inoculations, as a member of the first-responder team -Out of state travel may be required Appointment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check and drug screening Employees who fall into the following categories are in conditional employment positions: a) Executive Management; b) Deputy/Assistant Directors; c) certain other OCCHD employees individually designated by position number whose salaries, benefits, and/or overhead are based on revenue generating contracts, grants, or fee-for-service revenue. In other words, this means that if the funding or the program is terminated, cancelled, or non-renewed, your employment terminates automatically. This position is conditional. Interested candidates should apply online at Select Careers at the top of the web page, select Current Jobs, select the position you are applying for, and select "apply". You will be directed to our Career Center. Get started by uploading your resume with your profile. Otherwise, click "skip" to continue. The first step is to register with the Career Center, again you will click on apply for an active position. You may search for open positions by name or select "show all positions." You may select "view" to read the details regarding the position. Again, you will click on "apply now". You will be directed to the second step of the application process. Please complete the entire application. Do not substitute a resume for your employment history. You may attach a cover letter, resume, an official transcript, if applicable. You will save an complete your application. You will be directed to the final step of answering job specific questions, if applicable. Once you have finished the process, you should receive a message stating, "Successfully applied". You will also receive an email stating your application has been received for the position you selected. If you do not receive this message, then there has been a step not completed. You will need to review your record. The position will be open for 14 days or until filled. Please be advised that applications will periodically be considered, as such this position could be filled any time before the closing date. AA/EOE
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