RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Levels I and II:
Coordinate and schedule clinic activities; order appropriate supplies, medications, vaccines, and health education materials.
Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of nursing.
Participate in the activities and services of county clinics; identify health care needs through physical assessments of patients; assess development level, and nutritional requirements of children and infants; refer to other programs or agencies when appropriate.
Teach and counsel individuals, families, and groups on specific diseases or health conditions, health maintenance, promotion and prevention, or rehabilitation; provide information on health services available to County residents; refer to other health care providers as appropriate.
Perform routine immunizations and vaccines; administer medications; dispense oral contraceptives and prescriptions as required.
Prepare health care plans for children; provide instruction to parents on child health care methods and techniques.
Investigate reported cases of child abuse or neglect; notify law enforcement and protective services; provide counseling to parents and refer to appropriate resources.
Investigate and monitor cases of communicable disease or exposure to toxic substances; obtain specimens and interpret laboratory reports; determine sources to prevent spread of infection or contamination.
Maintain records of activities and operations.
In addition to the responsibilities and duties listed above for Public Health Nurse I and II:
Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in health clinic activities; coordinate and provide staff training.
Prepare and review a variety of reports related to the program including State and local agency reports, billing, and screening reports.
Lead, coordinate, and schedule clinic activities; order appropriate supplies, medications, vaccines, and health education materials.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings.
All Levels: Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
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