Public Health Nurse-School Nurse
Starting Salary at $26.94 per hour plus excellent benefits
Salary Range: $56,044-$70,056
Join our team of dedicated health professionals and enjoy exceptional work/life balance and a versatile work environment. Duties include promoting school health and nursing services to students in Grand Forks County; health and prevention education and safety; serves as a technical and health education resource to students, personnel and the community. This is a contract position that will end September 30, 2021. Applicants should have strong communication and assessment skills, possess an RN license (Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred), two years of experience as a registered nurse and possess, or have the ability to obtain a ND RN license, CPR and AED certifications, and a valid driver’s license. Apply online at www.grandforksgov.com. Open till filled. EEO Employer.
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
To assess public health nursing needs and integrate community involvement; to evaluate health trends and risk factors and determine priorities for targeted interventions; develop and advocate public policy and targeted health promotion and disease prevention activities; and to provide health education, care management and to assure primary care to individuals and families.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from the Public Health Team Leader.
Receives general direction from the Nursing and Nutrition Supervisor.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS--Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Assess and evaluate public health nursing needs and integrate community involvement; assess and evaluate health care services to ensure clients are informed of programs and services available; assist with utilization of available services.
2. Evaluate health trends and risk factors and determine priorities for targeting interventions; monitor, anticipate and respond to public health issues.
3. Develop and advocate for public health policy; perform targeted health promotion and disease prevention activities; perform social marketing and direct media to increase public awareness of health issues.
4. Collaborate with other community groups, establish and build community coalitions; network, partner and cultivate relationships with allied health professionals, community organizations, professional associations and others.
5. Provide health education and care management to individuals, families, schools, agencies and care providers; assure primary care for individuals and families; serve as a liaison with physicians and other health care providers, as well as community organizations; serve as a resource and mentor on a wide variety of health issues.
6. Participate in emergency planning and response, including surveillance, disease and health event investigation; identify, monitor and provide communicable disease case management.
7. Manage budgetary resources; write grants to secure funding; create and compile appropriate records and reports.
1. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
2. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new tends and innovations in the field of public health nursing.
QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Knowledge: Public health nursing practices and procedures; health, educational and social agencies; community resources for a multi-county area; principles of education and effective methods of teaching; ethical and legal implications of maintaining client/customer confidentiality; modern office equipment, computers and communication technology; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations; emergency policies and procedures, planning and response; multiple strategies for intervention, programs and advocacy; interdisciplinary activities of core public health functions of assessment, assurance and policy development; grant application procedures and processing.
Skills: Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of making sound decisions and demonstrating intellectual capabilities; possess critical thinking skills, maintain positive, caring and compassionate attitude necessary to perform duties; maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned duties.
Abilities: Operate various screening tools and medical equipment; inform, educate and motivate others with regard to public health; interpret and explain city, county and state policies and procedures related to public health; prepare clear and concise reports; exercise independent judgment based on sound nursing practice; staff and lead coalitions and advisory boards; initiate and direct groups of people working toward a common goal; advocate for local, state and federal laws that impact public health policy; manage and coordinate the work of assigned staff; provide technical assistance to other agencies; provide leadership and serve as a role model and team player; adhere to safety practices; manage budgetary resources, write grants to secure funding.
Experience and Training Guidelines
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Two years of experience as a registered nurse.
Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in nursing.
License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a North Dakota Registered Nurse (RN) license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a CPR certification and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.
Environmental and Physical Conditions:
Office and field environment; travel throughout multiple county region; exposure to blood borne pathogens and contagious diseases; Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for light to moderate lifting and carrying, standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time and operating motorized vehicles.