Pay Grade: 16 Wage: $26.50 - $29.86 Hour Title: Public Health Nurse
This is a multifaceted job with daily fluctuations based on the needs of the community. It requires a licensed practical nurse or above active nursing license. This position will facilitate programs that include home visiting, maternal-child wellness, immunization clinics, communicable disease surveillance, school nurse support, community collaboration and outreach, community educational offerings and innovative approaches to reach at-risk populations to improve public health in Park County. The position may involve occasional on-call status.
All duties below are overall functions of the nursing position. Based on the Public Health Nurse’s skill set, areas of potential duty concentration include the following programs:
B. COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
C. MATERNAL AND INFANT HOME VISITING:
D. COMMUNITY EDUCATION
E. PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS (PHEP)
F. OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
Performs other duties as assigned by Health Department Director. Duties of the position are subject to change. This job may include special projects and a variety of other functions as needed, including administering grants for programs such as the state funded Asthma program, emergency preparedness programs, antipoverty programs and mental health programs.
This work requires utilization of strong nursing skills and knowledge. Nursing knowledge including infant and maternal assessment, immunization purpose and schedules and communicable disease physiological processes and treatment as well as emergency preparedness protocols. Strong communication skills, innovation, and efficiency is required. Comfortable public speaking skills. Ability to work independently while understanding the importance and value of collaboration is a must. A motivated and well-organized individual is a must in this multi-faceted job. Must be able to operate a computer, have skills in word processing, data entry and specialized programs as necessary.
Education and Experience
Must have a degree (minimum Associates) in Nursing. Experience working as a nurse with 3-5 years is preferred. Experience working in the public health field would be terrific!
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Montana State Board of Nursing License - Active
Current Montana Driver’s License