Jobs Public Health Nurse - ITS
$29.22 - $38.34/hour
Public Health: 600 S 4th Street, Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie County Public Health is announcing the hiring of a Public Health Registered Nurse - ITS.
An individual in this position performs intermediate skilled human support work conducting HIV and STI tests, contacting patients, entering and filing medical records, administering vaccinations, distributing condoms, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Public Health Administrator.Pottawattamie County offers its employees a strong benefit plan at a reasonable cost. Our benefit offerings include health, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, and other voluntary benefits.
To highlight some of our amazing benefits:
- We offer a family plan at $225.70 per month cost to the employee, with an additional $30 savings if the employee participates in the wellness program
- $500 family deductible
- 100% employer paid long-term disability coverage
- IPERS retirement; Unlike benefits from other retirement plans, IPERS benefits aren’t tied to the performance of the stock market. With IPERS, you don’t need to make complicated investment decisions for your retirement dreams to become a reality
Performs comprehensive individual and family assessments, administers immunizations and direct client care.
Performs HIV and STI testing, treatment and counseling; provides referrals and recommendations to patients.
Collects lab specimens and/or performs testing, reviews and interprets lab results; performs phlebotomy work. Contacts patients with test results; enters medical records into state data system.
Coordinates with local businesses to distribute condoms.
Develops, implements and coordinates specific disease prevention, health promotion and health education programs as assigned. Prepares information for public dissemination.
Attends health fairs and collaborates with outside organization on health promotion and disease prevention.
Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability
General knowledge of the principles, standards, practices and techniques of practical and vocational nursing
General knowledge of the dangers inherent in and the precautions to be taken in the use of drugs and other medication
General knowledge of treatment, assessment, immunization and related medical services
General knowledge of local and State rules, regulations, procedures and policies pertaining to nursing services
General knowledge of the principles of public health services; general knowledge of the methods of organizing, coordinating and carrying out health and wellness programs
Skill in administering examinations, tests and treatment
Skill in the use of personal computers, associated software packages, hardware, and peripheral equipment
Skill in excellent customer service; skill in administering shots and vaccinations
Ability to exercise judgment in appraising situations and making decisions
Ability to accurately maintain patient medical records and prepare reports
Ability to handle confidential information according to established procedures
Ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form
Ability to diagnose and administer treatment of a variety of common illnesses and injuries
Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports
Ability to repair and maintain assigned tools, equipment, and vehicles
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Administrators, coworkers, nurses, program leads, patients, and the general public.
Essential Education, Certification, and/or Licenses
Associates/Technical degree with coursework in nursing, or related field preferred. Moderate experience in public health nursing operations, conducting disease and infection testing, or equivalent combination of education and experience.SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Possession of State of Iowa Board of Nursing Registered Nurse certification or hold a multistate license in a state that recognizes reciprocity in the Nurse Licensure Compact upon hire.
Possession of Red Cross CPR certification, BLS, and State of Iowa Department of Human Services Child and Adult Abuse certification upon hire.
Obtain Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, and 700 training, basic epidemiology training, St. Louis Prevention Training Center certification, blood borne pathogen, Respirator Fit Test, and CBSS Manual training within 6 months of hire.
Valid driver's license.
I enjoy the opportunity to be involved with a variety of projects, interacting with the community, and working with a great team.
25 Years with Pottawattamie County