Full-Time REGISTERED NURSE II
Under general supervision of the division director, performs professional community health nursing services as a public health nurse to provide preventative medical services.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Will perform the following duties specifically:
1. Work in the immunization clinic administering immunizations to adults and children.
2. Perform physical assessments on adults and children
3. Answer communicable disease questions asked by the public and other health professionals.
4. Work in the laboratory: tasks – phlebotomy, fingersticks, urinalysis, cultures.
5. Answer preventative medicine/health lifestyle questions asked by the public.
Provides skilled community health nursing care by assessing individuals or families, formulating nursing care plan, carrying out medical orders (treatments, injections, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures), making appropriate referrals as necessary, providing instructions in procedures and community health education; sets priorities for public health services; evaluates services; organizes public health programs to meet specified objectives; presents specified programs to the community; provides health education in the community as appropriate; works with other agencies as appropriate to meet objectives of health care program.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A. Education: Graduation from an accredited four year school of nursing.
B. Experience: No experience required.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience, providing that the experience is in the public health field.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
A. Knowledge: Considerable knowledge of community health nursing theory and practice; working knowledge of medication administration technique; working knowledge of ACIP guidelines; working knowledge base of common communicable diseases; working knowledge of fingerstick and venous puncture procedures; knowledge of Universal Precautions; Knowledge of how to perform dip sick urinalysis, urine cultures. working knowledge of nutrition, general smoking cessation guidelines, exercise guidelines and general communicable disease control; working knowledge of the organization, functions, policies, and procedures of the various agencies in which the work will be performed; some knowledge of literature and new developments in community health nursing.
B. Abilities: Ability to assess each individual receiving immunizations for possible contraindications; ability to perform a general head to toe physical assessment on adults and children 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.
Must be currently registered with Utah State Board of Nursing Examiners.
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 or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or 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 which is the clinic is usually noisy. The work environment may require travel to clients’ homes for home visits.