Full-Time REGISTERED NURSE II
Under general supervision of a Nursing Supervisor, performs professional community health nursing services as a public health nurse to provide preventative medical services. Positions in this class can be distinguished by the specialized duties they perform in the Clinical Nursing Division.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.)
- Work in the Immunization Clinic administering immunizations to adults and children.
- Work in Cancer Control/Wise Women programs administering pap smears, clinical breast exams and health coaching.
- Work in the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) program, including education, collection and preparation of specimens for delivery to appropriate lab.
- Answer Communicable Disease (CD) questions asked by the public and other health professionals.
- Conduct epidemiology CD investigations (i.e. interviews, contact tracing, treatment, and follow-up).
Provides skilled community health nursing care by assessing individuals or families, formulating nursing case management activities, carrying out medical orders (treatments, injections, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, as appropriate), making appropriate referrals as necessary, providing instructions in community health education, evaluates and sets priorities for public health services, participates in specified programs to the community, provides health education in the community as appropriate, works with other agencies as needed to meet objectives. Carries out appropriate public health activities according to the specific program contractual requirements. May conduct home visitation per program guidelines to families and individuals deemed eligible.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with an Associate Degree. AND Experience: Two years of experience. OR Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a Bachelor Degree. OR any equivalent combination of education and experience, providing that the experience is in the public health field.
Considerable knowledge of community health nursing theory and practice, working knowledge of medication administration technique, working knowledge of ACIP, guidelines, working knowledge base of all communicable diseases, working knowledge of, finger stick and venous puncture procedures, knowledge of Universal Precautions, working knowledge of how to perform laboratory activities, working knowledge of nutrition, general smoking cessation guidelines, exercise guidelines and general communicable disease control, considerable knowledge of the organization, functions, policies and procedures of the agency where the work will be performed, working knowledge of literature and new developments in community health nursing, working knowledge of home visitation activity requirements.
Ability to assess each individual receiving immunizations for possible contra-indications, ability to assess children and adults and recognize deviations from normal, ability to handle medical instruments and equipment, ability to use tact and good judgment in dealing with varying situations, ability to discharge evaluative and clinical functions with initiative and capability, ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees, patients, and the public, ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
The work environment may require travel to clients’ homes.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy.