Public Health Nurse I/II/III

County of Colusa

  • Colusa, CA
  • $4,730 per month
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 4 months ago
WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY? See what being a Public Health Nurse has to offer: The Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Division is currently recruiting for a Public Health Nurse to act as the Department’s Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Director. The Maternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) program focuses on improving the health and well-being of reproductive-age women, adolescents, children and their families through a variety of health promotion activities. Goals of the Colusa County MCAH program include: improving exclusive breastfeeding rates; decreasing obesity rates among children and adolescents; reducing the incidence of teen pregnancy; improving the oral health of pregnant women; initiating early prenatal care; reducing unintentional injury by increasing the use of appropriate child passenger restraints; and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The ideal candidate will possess enthusiasm about working with the target populations, demonstrate the ability to employ creative techniques in engaging community members, and express a commitment to being a productive member of the Public Health team.

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.

Level III:

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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