Jobs Public Health Registered Nurse - ITS

Public Health

$28.51 - $/hour


Public Health: 600 S 4th Street, Council Bluffs

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Pottawattamie County Public Health is announcing the hiring of a full-time Public Health Registered Nurse - ITS. 

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.

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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.


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.

For me, it is the satisfaction of helping the community, and providing service both here and in Eastern Pottawattamie County at the Avoca Courthouse.

Lea, Treasurer
44 Years with Pottawattamie County
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