Jobs Public Health Nurse I
$26.91 - $34.45/hour
Various Locations, Southwest
The Pottawattamie County Public Health Department is announcing the hiring of a full-time Public Health Nurse I to serve citizens throughout 6 Counties in Southwest Iowa.
This position will perform intermediate advanced human support work administering shots, conducting disease investigations; working with outside agencies, collecting lab specimens, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Public Health Nurse II.
Assists with the general functions of the clinic
Assists with comprehensive individual and family assessments
Administers immunization shots
Administers direct client care
Orders supplies; enters medical records in computer system; reviews data for correctness
Conducts disease investigations and responds accordingly
Attends health fairs and collaborates with outside organizations on health promotion and disease prevention
Assists with the emergency preparedness programs
Collects lab specimens and/or performs testing; reviews and interpret lab results; performs phlebotomy work
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 practical nursing, vocational nursing, or related field
Registered Nurse preferred; and moderate experience assisting with general nursing operations, administering vaccinations, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Possession of State of Iowa Licensed Practical Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse upon hire, Registered Nurse preferred.
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, basic epidemiology training, blood borne pathogen training and Respirator Fit Test within 6 months of hire.
Valid driver's license in the State of Iowa.
It’s great environment to work in. I have enjoyed working for Pottawattamie County helping people.
4 Years with Pottawattamie County