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Registered Nurse

Washington State Patrol

This is a Contract position in Greeley, CO posted September 24, 2020.

Description
Weld County Public Health and Environment, Greeley, CO is searching for a Public Health Nurse I – Generalist. Public Health nursing is primarily population focused and includes caring for individuals, families, and communities using nursing, social, and public health sciences. This public health nurse generalist will be assigned to a multi- disciplinary public health team and responsibilities will include working with the Family Planning, STI, Tuberculosis, and Immunization programs. Additionally, this registered nurse will participate in public health emergency response activities. Training will be provided. This position performs public health nursing services in accordance with public health standards and practices included in the essential public health services and within the scope of the Colorado Nurse Practice Act. Professional work experience related to community health, public health, maternal health, or pediatric health experience is preferred, but not required.
The ideal candidate should have experience in public health clinical programs and experience with electronic medical records. Candidate should have the ability to adapt to different types of clinical situations on a daily basis.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Responsible to, and receives guidance from the assigned supervisor.
PLEASE SUBMIT A RESUME AND COVER LETTER WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned. (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.)
Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with a nonjudgmental attitude while delivering individualized client services.

Provide education, resources, and referrals as appropriate.
Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained.
Provide treatments to patients following physician’s instructions.
Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.
Refer patients to specialized health resources or community agencies for
assistance.
Maintain understanding of Immunization schedules, Family Planning birth control methods, and treatment of Tuberculosis.
Be familiar with VFC requirements and guidelines, as well as the vaccine management plan, and respond to urgent situations regarding vaccine storage and handling.
Provide support for Provider clinic and assist with expanded procedures.
Work independently while maintaining strong professional boundaries.
Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement or evaluate patient care.
Maintain current nursing license. Update program information and protocol by attending continuing education courses related to program responsibilities. Keep up-to-date technically and apply new knowledge to the job. Acquire and retain knowledge of policies, procedures, and State and Federal regulations related to various Health Department programs.
Complete training for public health emergency response activities.
Maintain sensitive and confidential records information. Follow the Weld County Code of Conduct and adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines, including HIPAA, and the appropriate non-disclosure and/or release of information.
Work the scheduled hours each day/week established for this position and be available when needed outside of normal operating hours to assist with public health emergency responses or community outreach events.
Commute and work from all Health Department locations including the Greeley and Southwest Weld offices and/or other office/clinic locations as needed. Drive for extended distances and periods of time throughout Weld County in all weather conditions throughout the year.
Enter data into several different computer programs; learn and apply new computer skills on a regular basis; have a strong working knowledge of computer programs used daily such as electronic health records, program specific software applications, Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook, database user interface and query software (client databases), and web browser software.
Maintain professional conduct and adhere to the Public Health Code of Ethics.
Comply with federal, state, and local regulations and employer policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:

• Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Required work experience:
One-year related experience, preferably in Public Health, or any combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
• Current Colorado nursing license in good standing required.
• A valid State of Colorado driver’s license and use of a personal, insured vehicle will be required to perform job duties. Auto insurance, maintained at all times, as required by state law.
RESIDENCY:
Must reside in the State of Colorado on the date of hire.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION:
Candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check. A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process. Felony convictions or convictions of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the Administration Division at the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment with an official disposition of any charges, if you wish to be considered for this position.

Other Necessary Requirements
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions provided in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to read and comprehend information and ideas presented in written form, including all forms of correspondence, instructions, procedure manuals, departmental policies, safety rules, operating manuals, and maintenance instructions.
• Ability to competently respond to questions in one-on-one and small group situations to a variety of audiences, such as managers, colleagues, customers, and clients.
• Ability to appropriately tailor messages to meet the needs of the audience.
• Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences; give full attention to what other people are saying; take time to understand the points being made; ask questions as appropriate; and not interrupt at inappropriate times.
• Ability to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making situations.
• Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand with a thorough knowledge of spelling, punctuation, and grammar; and to write routine reports and correspondence.
• Ability to speak clearly and communicate information and ideas verbally so others will understand.
• Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It may not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
• Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions; apply common sense to problem solving in a work environment; apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense; deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations; solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; and combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
• Ability to work well in a team environment; work with a diverse group of people; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, professionals, other departments, agencies, and the public; and bring others together to reconcile differences.
• Ability to manage one’s own time and the time of others.
• Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, high-volume and ever-changing work environment and to handle high-stress situations.
• Ability to determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
• Ability to identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance relative to the goals of the system.
• Ability to develop creativity ideas to solve problems.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
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 regularly required to stand, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk or sit for long periods of time; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, controls, or equipment; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include visual acuity according to Colorado driver’s license requirements, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus such as that used when using a computer or reading. The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift or move 50 lbs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
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 office and community work environment is usually moderate.