Full-Time Public Health Nurse II – Epidemiology
POSITION: PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE II – Epidemiology Posting# 2022epi-0618sr
This is a grant funded position
REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS TO APPLICATION:
- College transcripts and/or diploma if related to position – internet printouts & photocopies are acceptable
- Required licensure
STARTING SALARY RANGE: Step 41 – $24.74 – Step 47 – $28.43 hour, $1,979.38 – $2,274.53 Bi-Weekly
Starting Salary is based upon education and experience
Plus benefits package – Step increase available after completing probation and annually thereafter.
OPENING DATE: June 18, 2018 CLOSING DATE: July 2, 2018
The eligibility list created by this posting may be used to fill current full or part time vacancies
and full or part time vacancies and grant funded vacancies that occur within the next two (2) months
For additional information see the job description at – – http://www.utahcounty.gov/jobs
Performs licensed registered nurse work under the general direction of a Bureau Director-Nursing or a Public Health Nurse Coordinator in providing community nursing services at public health clinics according to assigned area of responsibility. Position is in the Epidemiology program.
Assist in the investigation of communicable disease outbreaks and in cases of persons with reportable diseases; work with state epidemiologists and laboratory personnel, and others to gather information and report communicable diseases and outbreaks to appropriate persons, agencies, and the public according to guidelines.
Educate patients, families, and clinicians of symptoms, treatment, and prophylaxis of reportable diseases; attend regular local and state meetings regarding assignment; prepare and maintain accurate records and statistics regarding County communicable disease cases ensuring confidentiality and security of individual patient records.
Work with state epidemiologists to coordinate local and state communicable disease surveillance efforts; conduct passive surveillance on all reportable communicable diseases, seasonal surveillance on Influenza and West Nile Virus, and active surveillance as necessary.
Maintain working relationships with sentinel sites, school sites, clinic sites and others who participate in surveillance efforts as well as with hospital Infection Control Practitioners, labs, and physicians.
Plan and execute bioterror preparedness exercises for the Health Department and physicians, clinics, hospitals, labs, and other partners; maintain directory of partners and send necessary notifications to said partners when applicable; test and maintain notification system.
Coordinate the Department’s planning and response efforts for Ebola and similar infectious diseases, including coordinating with local hospitals and related healthcare facilities on their infectious disease control efforts for Ebola and related diseases.
Work closely as a part of the Department’s Emergency Response Team in planning, implementing, testing and training for possible public health emergency incidents, particularly related to the Medical Reserve Corp and the Hospital/Healthcare Preparedness programs.
EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS INCLUDE:
Knowledge of: psycho-social and current health issues; local medical services available to appropriately assist clients.
Skill in: written and verbal communication; emergency, first aid, and CPR procedures including injections and venipuncture; the use of health screening equipment.
Ability to: establish rapport and cooperative work relationships with those contacted during the course of work activities; maintain organized and accurate medical records; teach health issues and lead discussions for large and small groups.
REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT:
Selected applicants shall be strongly encouraged to receive immunizations according to the Center for Disease Control and/or County Health Department Policy.
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university or an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university plus two (2) years of work experience as a registered nurse.
Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and additional background checks as required.
Applicant must possess either a current State of Utah Registered Nurse license, a current State of Utah Temporary Registered Nurse license, or a current out-of-state registered nurse license recognized through interstate compact legislation. Incumbents possessing temporary or out-of-state licensure must obtain a State of Utah Registered Nurse license during the probationary period for new hires or during the trial period for promoted County employees. Incumbents must possess CPR and first aid certifications. Incumbents must successfully complete annual training required to maintain licensure and certifications. Applicant must possess a current driver’s license and obtain a valid State of Utah driver’s license within 60 days of employment.