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Nurse

Department: 
Public Health
Starting Salary: 
$22.23 - $24.08 DOQ
Grade: 
36/37
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 2:00pm
Summary: 

Position is responsible for providing patient nursing services such as immunizations, well child and well adult check-ups, tuberculosis testing, lead testing and flu clinics. Evaluates the level of care and ensures customer satisfaction; carries out Public Health prevention and intervention initiatives, as assigned, related to the following Public Health concerns: unintended pregnancy, infectious disease, obesity, tobacco, oral health, mental health and substance abuse. Provides community outreach Public Health nursing services and health education activities aimed at the promotion of healthy families and communities and the prevention of disease.

Duties: 

Provides nursing services including shared nursing responsibility for immunization and flu clinics, well-child clinics, lead testing, tuberculosis testing, pregnancy testing, and various other services in support of community wellness. Interprets and implements all organizational policies, procedures, rules and protocols necessary for effective clinic function. Maintains and orders nursing supplies inventory including all vaccines; anticipates supply needs; identifies trends; approves requisitions and cost allocations. Maintains a cooperative relationship among clinic staff and external heath care partners. Attends coalition meetings and represents the department in the community. Participates in the development of information materials to promote the availability of services of the department to public groups, other agencies and the general public; and to make the public aware of public health needs, problems, general health maintenance practices and prevention strategies. Works on population based health issues through epidemiological investigations to identify diseases and/or other adverse health events by developing, implementing and evaluating public health intervention programs and policies that promote and protect the public’s health and by fostering collaboration, establishing and maintaining partn22.23rships with key community partners. Responsible for oversight of public health programs, as assigned, including but not limited to: general Health Education Services, Smoke Free Homes Outreach/Prevention Project, CPR/First Aid Training, Injury Prevention, and chronic disease prevention programs.

Qualifications: 

Grade 37: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited four-year college or university; or two (2) to four (4) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Grade 36: Licensed Practical Nurse from an accredited college; or two (2) to four (4) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Requirements: 

Valid and current Colorado Driver’s License. Current Colorado Registered Nursing License required. CPR Certification required. Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor Certification preferred, but not required.