Full-Time Public Health Nurse II
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 Prenatal and Home Visitation program.
Responds to public health emergencies as required by the department or division administration; carries provided pager, cellular phone, or other emergency communication devices during all work hours and at all other times when unavailable by phone at home.
Visits clients in their private home to provide education on growth of infant, nutrition, breast and bottle feeding, and newborn care and development etc.; identifies infants who need services; makes referrals and provides case management; makes a record of all home visits, service plans, assessments, and contacts.
Assesses vision, hearing, nutrition, and infant development progress by observing feeding behavior and other developmental indicators; obtains and evaluates health and nutrition history; conducts reflex assessments; identifies high-risk or developmentally delayed infants in order to provide appropriate referrals and early intervention.
Assesses risk factors of families and helps families deal with severe psychological issues by providing professional articles and other applicable materials such as referral information..
Ensures pregnant clients are receiving appropriate prenatal care from an OB-GYN and assesses their nutritional status.
Calls clients monthly to maintain coordination contact; coordinates care activities with other agencies who serve the same population; assists in completing the Medicaid process including referrals and Medicaid case management.
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.
Preference may be given to those applicants with bilingual Spanish speaking/reading skills.
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.