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Ste Genevieve County Health Department

Job Description

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

Primary Purpose: This is a professional public health nursing position that will work with individuals, families, and service providers, including other medical professionals for a variety of public health nursing issues within Ste Genevieve County.

Supervision: Under the general supervision of the Director

Description of work:

*This description may not include all of the duties, knowledge, skills, or abilities associated with this classification*

                Essential Functions:

  • Provide a wide range of public health nursing services for clients in Ste Genevieve County
  • Plans and coordinates operations for an assigned clinic or grant program and participate in the operation of other community health programs as needed
  • Administers adult and child immunizations in accordance with established protocol
  • Provides nursing skills for health screenings including but not limited to blood and urine lab testing, TB skin testing, school health screenings
  • Participates in the development of public health programs and in planning methods of providing nursing services
  • Provide community education programs in a variety of community settings
  • Contribute to media outlet information distribution including, but not limited to radio, newspaper, and social media outlets
  • Reads and interprets a variety of medical information
  • Utilizes a variety of medical equipment
  • Demonstrates and teaches nursing care as needed
  • Travels to homes, schools, and clinics to perform nursing services or present health care information
  • Works with citizen groups and the Department of Health to promote and develop community participation in public health education and activities
  • Participates in community assessment activities
  • Prepares charts, maintains records, and compiles reports and statistical data as required

Important Functions:

                Attends conferences, workshops, and seminars for professional development purposes.

Qualifications Required:

  • An Associate degree or a Bachelor’s degree, or a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing
  • Reliable transportation

Licensing/Certification:

                Must possess and maintain a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Missouri and be in good standing with the Missouri Board of Nursing.

Abilities:

                Provide effective public health nursing services; conduct educational programs, public health studies, and community assessments; administer treatment, medications, and immunizations; effectively apply negotiating and problem solving techniques; interpret and comply with federal and state public health laws and regulations; effectively operate necessary equipment; prepare and maintain reports; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; deal effectively and courteously with associates and the general public; perform effectively as a member of a team carrying out the department’s quality management philosophy; perform the essential functions of the job without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

Experience:

                Two years of professional nursing experience preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Perform bending, kneeling and reaching to both ground level and overhead
  • Carry items up to 15 pounds, periodically
  • Hold and grip objects

Working Environment:

                Primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated; may be subjected to extreme weather conditions when conducting outdoor clinics; subject to chemical hazards associated with cleaning supplies and antiseptics as well as safety hazards involved with working with needles and body fluids; possible exposure to diseases due to contact with symptomatic or asymptomatic patients.

Miscellaneous Requirements:

  • If operating a motor vehicle, must possess a valid MO driver’s license
  • Must be available to work irregular hours, as needed
  • Must complete annual continuing education as specified and required by various programs

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